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ACM Multimedia 2006
General Co-Chairs


October 23-27, 2006
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort Hotel
Santa Barbara, CA
News and Updates
- There were a couple problems with the conference DVD - their DVD duplicator was defective. If any registered conference or workshop participants would like a replacement DVD, please email Bob at with your name and address, and we will mail one to you. Here are the online fixes:
- The VSSN'06 Workshop proceedings may not be readable. They are now available online here.
- One of the video program files did not copy properly. It is available here.
- The report from the SIGMM 2003 Retreat can be found here. 
- A new session has been added on Thursday afternoon, 4:00-5:30pm - a discussion on the Foundations and Directions of Multimedia Research.
- Internet access: There will be wireless access in the conference hotel (meeting rooms and guest rooms).
- Santa Barbara weather in late October is typically quite nice: daily highs of around 66-70 degrees F (19-21 degrees C) and nighttime lows around 50 degrees F (10 degrees C). This is not "swimming in the ocean" weather (the water is freezing anyway!), but it's very nice "walking on the beach" weather. Some of the conference events will be outside (lunches, the reception, the banquet), so be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, as it does get cool in the evenings.
- Instructions for presenters at the conference are posted here.
- ACM MM attendees have been offered a 25% discount (use the code "ACMMM06") to attend tutorials and workshops at the ISMAR'06 conference on Sunday, October 22 (at the UC Santa Barbara campus). See
- There is a Google group for conference-related discussion (room sharing, transportation, things to do, informal special interest meetings, etc.)
- The full conference schedule is posted here
- If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, see the information near the bottom of the registration page.
- The Open Source Competition winner has been announced.
General Information
ACM Multimedia 2006 invites your participation in the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing: from underlying technologies to applications, theory to practice, and servers to networks to devices.
The technical program will consist of plenary sessions and talks with topics of interest in:

(a) Multimedia content analysis, processing, and retrieval;
(b) Multimedia networking and systems support;
(c) Multimedia tools, end-systems, and applications; and
(d) Foundational sciences of multimedia.
Keynote Speakers
- Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
- Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo!

The Conference Includes:
State-of-the-Art Tutorials by leading experts will precede the technical program. The full- and half-day offerings will span a wide variety of topics.
Awards will be given to to the best paper and the best student paper. In order to encourage sharing of implementations, this year will also initiate awards for best demo, best art program paper, and the best-contributed open-source software.
Short papers will be presented in poster format and are an opportunity for researchers to present new work and ideas in an interactive setting.
Panels will consist of discussions on timely and controversial topics.
Brave New Topics track is a special sessions track containing papers, which establish foundational sciences and extend the boundaries of multimedia research.
Technical Demos will include leading edge work in every area of multimedia technology and its application. An award will be given to the best demo.
Interactive Art Program will include long and short papers describing interactive multimedia art works, tools, applications, and technical approaches for creative uses of multimedia content and technology. It will also include an art exhibition.
Video Demonstrations allow researchers and artists to demonstrate their tool, system or application without having to bring the equipment for a "live" demo.
Workshops on topics of great current interest to members of the multimedia research community will precede the technical program.
The Doctoral Symposium is a venue for doctoral students to present their research and receive feedback from members of the multimedia research field.
The Open-source Software Competition is a recent addition to the ACM Multimedia program and 2006 will be our third year in running the competition.

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