The Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has received the best demo award at ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with the paper “Mediascape XR: A cultural heritage experience in Social VR” by Ignacio Reimat, Yanni Mei, Evangelos Alexiou, Jack Jansen, Jie Li, Shishir Subramanyam, Irene Viola, Johan Oomen, and Pablo Cesar. The MediaScape XR Virtual Museum enables visitors to interact with the heritage artefacts of Sound and Vision in a virtual space shared with other remote visitors, while allowing social interactions in real time between them. This video showcases the work.
ACM Multimedia is since its inception in 1993, the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field. It is the flagship of ACM SIGMM, the ACM’s Special Interest Groups on Multimedia. Research carried out by the group has resulted in several contributions to the conference: 1 full paper, 1 (awarded) demo, 1 workshop and 1 workshop paper.
The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications, and Pablo Cesar is part of the executive committee. Pablo is the Editor in Chief of the SIGMM Records, the SIGMM quarterly magazine, and Silvia Rossi the Information Director.
List of ACM Multimedia 2022 works by DIS:
- Paper: Shishir Subramanyam, Irene Viola, Jack Jansen, Evangelos Alexiou, Alan Hanjalic, and Pablo Cesar. Evaluating the Impact of Tiled User-Adaptive Real-Time Point Cloud Streaming on VR Remote Communication. Proceedings of ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-14, 2022.
- Demo: Ignacio Reimat, Yanni Mei, Evangelos Alexiou, Jack Jansen, Jie Li, Shishir Subramanyam, Irene Viola, Johan Oomen, and Pablo Cesar. Mediascape XR: A cultural heritage experience in Social VR. Proceedings of ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-14, 2022.
- Workshop paper: Silvia Rossi, Irene Viola, and Pablo Cesar. Behavioural Analysis in a 6-DoF VR system: influence of content, quality and user disposition. Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2022 Workshop on Interactive Extended Reality (IXR 2022), Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-14, 2022.
- Workshop: Irene Viola, Hadi Amirpour, Asim Hameed, and Maria Torres Vega. First International Workshop on Interactive Extended Reality. Proceedings of ACM Multimedia (ACM MM), Lisbon, Portugal, October 10-14, 2022.