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ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM ) SIGMM Chair: Klara Nahrstedt SIGMM Vice-chair: Wolfgang Effelsberg SIGMM Conference Chair: Nevenka Dimitrova.

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1 ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM ) SIGMM Chair: Klara Nahrstedt SIGMM Vice-chair: Wolfgang Effelsberg SIGMM Conference Chair: Nevenka Dimitrova SIGMM Mission: SIGMM provides an international interdisciplinary forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications.

2 Membership and Volunteer Development Building a very strong international volunteer base through SIGMM-sponsored conferences/workshops (ACM Multimedia, NOSSDAV, MM&Sec, MIR, MMSys); Publication Venues (TOMCCAP, SIGMM Records, Springer Multimedia Systems Journal) SIGMM Committees (Executive Committee, Awards Committee, Workshop/Conference TPCs,….) ProfessionalAffiliatesStudentsTotalRetention June % June % June % June % June %

3 Fund Balance DateAmountRequiredDiscretionaryD/Member June04$187,724$50,034$137,690$296 June05$203,121$68,615$134,506$286 June06$234,232$61,250$172,982$392 June07$303,376$90,929$212,447$511 June08$417,737$105,791$311,946$737

4 SIGMM Conferences ACM Multimedia - Premier Yearly Conference Approximately 300 papers submitted; approx. 16% accepted 100% SIGMM sponsorship since 2008 New Tracks Multimedia Human Interfaces Digital Arts Program and Exhibitions ACM NOSSDAV – 100% sponsorship since 1991 MM&Sec - 100% sponsorship since 2004 New Conferences ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) – 100% sponsorship beginning 2010 Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) – 100% sponsorship since 2008 CIVR – 50% co-sponsorship since 2007 ICDSC – 25% co-sponsorship since 2007 SIGMM in-cooperation with 4 events in FY04; FY05; and FY06; 8 events in FY07; 15 events in FY08; 19 events in FY09

5 Member Benefits and Publications ACM MM and workshop proceedings SIGMM Records (e-newsletter) SIGMM Mailing List Reduced registration fee for SIGMM students at fully sponsored SIGMM venues Access to Members Only areas of the SIGMM Web Site – extensive update of web site, becoming a big resource for members and community. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP) since 2004 Awards: Extension of Awards at ACM Multimedia Best open source software, best digital art piece New SIGMM award SIGMM Award for Technical Achievements since 2008 Best associate editor award for TOMCCAP editorial board

6 Past/Future Challenges, Progress and Plans Past Challenges - Membership; Publications; New Venues Future Challenges - Membership; Inclusion of new communities; Provision of useful services to members Progress and Plans - ACM SIGMM Retreats every 5 years Retreat – 2003, Berkeley, USA (Actions and Progress) Increased importance of Web site and other publications Establishment of TOMCCAP and new research directions – haptics, authoring systems, collaborative tools Retreat – 2008, Vancouver, Canada (Future Plans) SIGMM Reorganization due to larger and more diverse community Educational Efforts Industry/Academia Impact Efforts Special Projects to include new communities New Awards – best PhD thesis, distinguished service New Research directions - MM in social communities; MM in health and assistive living (and other CPS); 3D MM, pervasive MM


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