Tuesday, May 22, 2018

QoMEX, MMSys, PCS, ICME, ICIP (Re: What to care about in multimedia communication in 2018?)

In January 2018 I posted about "What to care about in multimedia communication in 2018?" and I think it's time to see what happened so far.

MPEG’ & VCEG’s new video coding project starts strong and is now called Versatile Video Coding (VVC) -- see here a presentation about VVC at Alpen-Adria-Universit├Ąt Klagenfurt. At the same time AOMedia "releases AV1" with many showcases at NAB2018.

In my previous blog post I stated that PCS and ICIP will be full of papers related to VVC and AV1. The program of PCS is available now, which even has session on "Performance Comparison of Video Standards" and many other interesting things. ICIP program is not yet available but I expect similar papers (although MPEG/VCEG meeting is scheduled in parallel to ICIP).

Also, our multi-codec DASH dataset paper at MMSys addresses AV1 and check out the program, including also 23rd Packet Video Workshop, which is about new media applications, content coding, and media streaming. QoMEX is actually very close and its program is available here (incl. a subjective comparison of HEVC/H.265, VP9, and AV1).

Once all these papers are available, it would be interesting to perform an in-depth analysis and comparison thereof.

ICME program is not yet available but has a tutorial on "Trends and Recent Developments in Video Coding Standardization" (btw. you may also come and see our tutorial on "Delivering Traditional and Omnidirectional Media").

If you want to get into this area, here are the most important dates:

  • QoMEX, Sardinia, Italy, May 29 - June 1, 2018
  • MMSys (incl. PV), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-15, 2018
  • PCS, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 24-27, 2018
  • MPEG-Meeting, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jule 16-20, 2018
  • ICME, San Diego, CA, USA, July 23-27, 2018
  • ICIP, Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
Finally, MPEG celebrated 30 years on May 10, 2018 and you may want to read Leonardo's blog post or the last paragraph of my MPEG report.

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