Call for Papers
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)
Multiple Sensorial (MulSeMedia) Multi-modal Media: Advances and Applications
Multimedia applications have primarily engaged two of the human senses – sight and hearing. With recent advances in computational technology, however it is possible to develop applications that also consider, integrate and synchronize inputs across all senses, including tactile, olfaction, and gustatory. This integration of multiple senses leads to a paradigm shift towards a new mulsemedia (multiple sensorial media) experience, aligning rich data from multiple human senses. Mulsemedia brings with itself new and exciting challenges and opportunities in research, industry, commerce, and academia. This special issue solicits contributions dealing with mulsemedia in all of these areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Continue reading
Fifth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience
3-5 July 2013
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
The fifth international workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience
(QoMEX) will bring together leading professionals and scientists
interested in evaluating multimedia quality and user experience. QoMEX
is the flagship workshop of the European COST action Qualinet, which
serves as its technical and financial sponsor. After San Diego (2009),
Trondheim (2010), Mechelen (2011), and Yarra Valley (2012), QoMEX 2013
will be held in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria.
SELab is offering a number of Master Theses and an SW-Internship. In the following an overview of the different offers is given.
Interested students should contact us for additional information via selab [at] itec [dot] uni-klu [dot] ac [dot] at
We are happy to announce that we are going to attend this year’s ACM Multimedia 2012 (ACMMM’12), Nara, Japan (29. Oct.-2. Nov).
At the ACMMM 2012, we will present our open-source software at the Open-Source Software Competition (OSSC). The title and the abstract of the OSSC paper are:
Special thank to the organizers of QoMEX2012 which was a wonderful event. We attended with two papers as announced previously. With this post we’d like to provide our presentations given during the workshop.
The first presentation presents our joint work with RMIT and UoW on the impact of sensory effects on QoE and emotional response in Web videos.
The second presentation provides our dataset and test setups which we’ve used for our previous subjective quality assessments in this domain.
Finally, the 5th Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience 2013 will be hosted in Klagenfurt, Austria. More details to come soon, stay tuned…
We are happy to announce that the Sensory Effect Video Annotation (SEVino) tool has reached version 2.0. You can find the new version under Software and Services.
This is new in this version:
- The Sensory Effect Simulator (SESim) is now integrated in SEVino;
- start and end time of an effect can be set via mouse resizing;
- design of SEVino has changed and is now theme based using NimROD L&F;
- SEVino now supports foreign namespaces for effects;
- and many bugfixes.
Note that the simulator can still be used as stand-alone version out of SEVino. Furthermore, the separate development of SESim as its own application will be ceased.
Feel free to provide us feedback, report any bugs you can detect, and/or indicate some features you would like to have. You are also invited to extend SEVino on your own and provide us your extensions.
We are happy to announce that we are going to attend this year’s QoMEX 2012, Yarra, Melbourne (5.-7. July).
At the QoMEX we will present the following two papers:
We are proud to announce that the Ambient Library and the Web browser plug-in are now open source under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 or later.
The open source version comes with the Web browser plug-in and the AmbientLib inclusive a simulation device drivers. Please note that due to licensing reasons the source code of the device driver responsible for rendering sensory effects on the amBX hardware is not included. The amBx device driver can be separately downloaded. Nevertheless, a sample device driver is included which shows how device drivers can be developed.
Links and downloads can be found here.
We are happy to announce our MPEG-V Validator which is available here.
The validator offers the possibility to validate descriptions for MPEG-V Part 2 (CIM), 3 (SEM), 4 (VWOC), and 5 (IIM). This can either be done via file upload, URL or direct input of the description. Furthermore, the validator checks not only schema compliance but also semantic compliance of a description as specified in the corresponding parts of the standard.
Feel free to test the MPEG-V validator (examples are provided) and provide us with your feedback.
We are happy to announce that our Sensory Effect Media Player (SEMP) is now open source under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 or later.
The open soure variant of the multimedia player provides simple features of a multimedia player but it also offers the possibility to add additional sensory effects to multimedia content. Note that for licensing reasons the source code of SEMP only can be used as a simple multimedia player but with the libraries and headers from the supported devices (see INSTALL) everyone can have an enhanced viewing experience.
Beside the release of SEMP as open source we moved our open source software, i.e., SEMP, SEVino and SESim, to SourceForge. So feel free to download and extend our programs and do not hesitate to provide us feedback and suggestions.
Links and downloads can be found here.