Here @ ACM Multimedia 2007

Currently listening to the last talk of this day for me I’ll try to put my impressions together to a full image of the first two days of the ACM Multimedia 2007. The location is quite charming: Augsburg is nice and the university here has a lot of nice ‘landscape’ (~green nothingness) around ­čÖé

The picture to the right shows W. Wahlster doing his keynote yesterday. While it was impressive how many parallel and interconnected┬á research activities can do with such an amount of┬á funding the content of the talk was more like selling an EU IP ­čśÇ

Todays first keynote was rather cool: R. Fageth from CeWe talked about their company and gave lots of impressive figures how people submit photos for printing. They for instance receive 4 TB of digital photos via upload for printing each day, while the mean image maximum age of an order is ~80 days.

The overall impression on the conference is: Many good contributions and lots of demos & posters to see. Many – but not all – present novelties or interesting ideas.┬á Also interestingis the mere number of posters/demos/papers dealing with social media. Seems to hit the research ­čÖé