ACM Multimedia Systems 2017 & NOSSDAV, MMVE, and NetGames

Thank you everyone for making the Conference a huge success!

The 8th ACM International Conference on Multimedia System (MMSys 2017) was successfully held in Taipei, Taiwan from June 20 - 23, 2017 with co-located workshops NOSSDAV, MMVE, and NetGames. Thanks to all who came to the Conference from all over the world and made it a huge success. We would like to also thank all the distinguished speakers for their wonderful and fruitful speech. MMSys 2017 came to a successful end.

                   

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, real-time system, and database communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

   

In the morning of June 20, the conference officially started with five Overview Talks. The following overview talks have been given at MMSys: "Geometric representations of 3D scenes" by Géraldine Morin, University of Toulouse in France, "Humans, computers, delays and the joys of interaction" by Ragnhild Eg, Westerdals Oslo School of Arts in Norway, "Context-aware, perception-guided workload characterization and resource scheduling on mobile phones for interactive applications" by Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University & Chun-Han Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, "Towards Understanding Truly Immersive Multimedia Experiences" Niall Murray, Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, "Rate Control In The Age Of Vision" by Ketan Mayer-Patel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

   

Following these five inspirational overview talks, the official opening remarks started in the afternoon by Kuan-Ta Chen, General Chair of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2017, and continue with the first keynote "The AR/VR Renaissance: opportunities, pitfalls, and remaining problems" delivered by Prof. Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The first day of the conference ended with a welcome reception at LE BLE D'OR (Miramar)

   

The second keynote speech "Towards Large-scale Deployment of Intelligent Video Analytics Systems" was delivered by Dr. Julien Lai, Director of the Applied DL team of NVIDIA APAC Region , on June 22 Thursday (Main Conference - Day 3).

During Main Conference Day 2 & 3, we have total 6 Industrial talks. These informative industrial talks included: "Semantic Awareness in 360 Streaming" by Dr. Shannon Chen, Research Scientist of Facebook 360 Media Team, "On the frontiers of Video SaaS" by Dr. Sega Cheng, Co-founder & CEO of LIVEhouse.in, "What challenges are we facing after Netflix revolutionized TV watching?" by Dr. Shuen-Huei Guan, Technical Director of KKStream Limited, "The innovation and challenge of Interactive streaming technology" by Mr. Wesley Kuo, Founder of i@solution & Ubitus, "The overview of app streaming technology" by Dr. Sam Ding, CEO of VMFive, "Virtual Reality – The New Era of Future World" by Mr. WeiGing Ngang, Relationship Manager, HTC VIVE.

   

This year, ACM MMSys 2017 research track attracted 47 full paper submissions with 13 got finally accepted. It was carefully assigned to reviewers in the same field and each PC was assigned up to 4 papers (only 3 of them got 4). Each paper gets at least 3 reviews (majority of them get 4) and extra reviews are requested for papers with conflicting reviews. In addition to the full paper submissions, MMSys 2017 hosted 4 special sessions: Cloud-based multimediaMulti-sensory experiencesImmersive Experiences in AR and VRIoT connectivity and infrastructure. The demo sessions promote applied research, application prototypes and systems along with the scientific program. The sessions not only showcase the applicability of recent results to real-world problems but also trigger ideas exchanges between theory and practice and collaborations between MMSys attendees. In addition, The Open Dataset and Software Track was held at the 2nd Conference Room, software has been added to the (tranditional) Open Dataset Track this year.

   

ACM MMSys 2017 hosts three workshops during the last day of the conference: The 27th ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), The 9th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE), and the The 15th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (NetGames).

   

The 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference issued the following awards:

  1. The Best Paper Award - goes to "A Scalable and Privacy-Aware IoT Service for Live Video Analytics" by Junjue Wang (Carnegie Mellon University), Brandon Amos (Carnegie Mellon University), Anupam Das (Carnegie Mellon University), Padmanabhan Pillai (Intel Labs), Norman Sadeh (Carnegie Mellon University), and Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. The Best Student Paper Award - goes to "A Measurement Study of Oculus 360 Degree Video Streaming" by Chao Zhou (SUNY Binghamton), Zhenhua Li (Tsinghua University), and Yao Liu (SUNY Binghamton)
  3. NOSSDAV'17 Best Paper Award - goes to "A Comparative Case Study of HTTP Adaptive Streaming Algorithms in Mobile Networks" by Theodoros Karagkioules (Huawei Technologies France/Telecom ParisTech), Cyril Concolato (Telecom ParisTech), Dimitrios Tsilimantos (Huawei Technologies France), Stefan Valentin (Huawei Technologies France)                                                                                                                                             
  4. Excellence in DASH award sponsored by the DASH-IF 

1st place: "SAP: Stall-Aware Pacing for Improved DASH Video Experience in Cellular Networks" by Ahmed Zahran (University College Cork), Jason J. Quinlan (University College Cork), K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside), and Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork)

2nd place: "Improving Video Quality in Crowded Networks Using a DANE" by Jan Willem Kleinrouweler, Britta Meixner and Pablo Cesar (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)

3rd place: "Towards Bandwidth Efficient Adaptive Streaming of Omnidirectional Video over HTTP" by Mario Graf (Bitmovin Inc.), Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt / Bitmovin Inc.), and Christopher Mueller (Bitmovin Inc.)

    

5. Student Travel Grants Awards (thanks to SIGMM)

Congratulations to all the award winners of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2017!

Last but not least, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors:

Adobe - Gold Sponsor

Nvidia - provide NVIDIA Tesla M40 for the MMSys'17 Best Paper Award

HTC Vive - provide three vives for the MMSys'17 Best Student Paper Award​, NOSSDAV'17 Best Paper Award and Lucky Draw award at the Conference Banquet

          

We greatly appreciate the excellent​ support of our generous sponsors​, without whom the success of the conference would not be possible.​

Finally, we are pleased to announce next year's ACM Multimedia Systems Conference will be held in Netherlands with Pablo Cesar, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica. We loved hosting you and we are already looking forward to seeing you all again in Netherlands next year! See you all in 2018.

More photos of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2017 will be coming soon....