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Mor Naaman <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 26 May 2009 16:58:19 -0400
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[In this email: MMGC Prizes, submission details, and pointers to the 10
corporate challenges. Please forward and/or twit: ]

*Announcing prizes and submission details for the Multimedia Grand Challenge
at ACM Multimedia, October 2009 in Beijing*

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 is initially presented as part of ACM
Multimedia 2009. Researchers will be encouraged to submit working systems in
response to the challenge to win the Grand Challenge competition!

The challenges, from Accenture, CeWe,, Google, HP, Nokia,
Radvision and Yahoo! are listed below; complete details available on the
MMGC website:


$3000 Prizes, Sponsored by Google, HP Labs, Nokia and Yahoo!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Grand Challenge will offer a total of
$3000 in prizes, including a first prize of $1500. For details, see:


Submission Open, Submissions Due June 15th!

Submission to the Grand Challenge is now open! The submissions should be
made in a 2-page ACM format, and must address one of the corporate
challenges listed below. Details available on the submission page:


10 Challenges from 8 Industry Leaders

The complete information about the corporate challenges is available on the
Grand Challenge website,
Below are the titles and direct links for each challenge.

* Yahoo! Challenge: Robust Clustering Guided by User Intent in Image Search

* Radvision Challenge: Real-time Data Collaboration Adaptation for
Multi-Device Video Conferencing

* CeWe Challenge: The Next Generation of Tangible Multimedia Products

* Google Challenge: Robust, As-Accurate-As-Human Genre Classification for

* HP Challenge: Robust Identification of Informative Multimedia Content in
Web Pages

* Nokia Challenge: Where was this Photo Taken, and How?

* Current TV Challenge: Media Production in the Age of Community

* Accenture Challenge: Analysis of Video Footage Captured in Uncontrolled

* Yahoo! Challenge: Robust Automatic Segmentation of Video According to
Narrative Themes

* Radvision Challenge: Video Conferencing To Surpass “In-Person” Meeting

See you in Beijing!

Mor Naaman
Tat-Seng Chua
MM'09 Multimedia Grand Challenge co-chairs

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