About The MMGC
What problems do Google, Yahoo, HP, Radvision, CeWe, Nokia and other companies see in the future of multimedia? The Multimedia Grand Challenge is a set of problems and issues from these (and other) industry leaders, geared to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 2-5 year horizon for multimedia. The Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009. and it will be presented again in slightly modified form at ACM Multimedia 2010. Researchers will be encouraged to submit working systems in response to the challenge to win the grand Challenge competition!
The submissions must:
- Significantly address one of the industry challenges posted on the Grand Challenge web site.
- Depict working, presentable systems or demos.
- Describe why the system presents a novel and interesting solution.
The top submissions will be presented in a special event during the MM 2010 conference in Florence. Based on the presentation, winners will be selected for Grand Challenge awards. Yes, there will also be prizes.
At the conference, you (if accepted) will introduce the idea shortly to the audience, give a quick demo, and take short questions from the judges. Based on your presentation, a team of judges and the attending crowd will select the top contributors.
- August 1, 2010: Submission deadline
- September 1, 2010: Acceptance notification
- October 25, 2010: Conference starts
This blog hosts the different challenges, updates about the Grand Challenge, and invites discussion via comments.
For details, questions, or to participate as a corporate partner, email:
Malcolm Slaney: malcolm –at– ieee.org
Cees Snoek: cgmsnoek –at– uva.nl
New industry challenges are welcome until the end of February.
Grand Challenge Co-chairs
Malcolm Slaney, Yahoo! Research, USA (malcolm –at– ieee.org)
Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cgmsnoek –at– uva.nl)
Academic Steering Committee
David Ayman Shamma, Yahoo! Research, USA
Susanne Boll, Oldenburg University, Germany
Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore
Noel E O’Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mor Naaman, Rutgers University
Industrial Partners and contact details
CeWe - Sabine Thieme - [first].[last] -at- cewecolor.de
3DLife - Noel E O’Connor - Noel.OConnor -at- dcu.ie
Nokia - Timo Pylvanainen - [first].[last] -at- nokia.com
Google - Jay Yagnik - jyagnik -at- [company].com
Yahoo! - Kaushal Kurapati - kaushalk -at- [company]-inc.com
Radvision - Sagee Ben Zeddef - [firstname] -at- radvision.com
HP - Qian Lin - [first].[last] -at- hp.com