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ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM) - Special Issue on Multiple Sensorial (MulSeMedia) Multimodal Media : Advances and Applications, Volume 11 Issue 1s, September 2014

Section: Special Issue on Multiple Sensorial (MulSeMedia) Multimodal Media : Advances and Applications

Gheorghita Ghinea, Christian Timmerer, Weisi Lin, Stephen Gulliver
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2661333

Multimodal Hand and Foot Gesture Interaction for Handheld Devices
Zhihan Lv, Alaa Halawani, Shengzhong Feng, Haibo Li, Shafiq Ur Réhman
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2645860

We present a hand-and-foot-based multimodal interaction approach for handheld devices. Our method combines input modalities (i.e., hand and foot) and provides a coordinated output to both modalities along with audio and video. Human foot gesture...

Designing Vibrotactile Codes to Communicate Verb Phrases
Manoj Prasad, Murat Russell, Tracy A. Hammond
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2637289

Soldiers, to guard themselves from enemy assault, have to maintain visual and auditory awareness of their environment. Their visual and auditory senses are thus saturated. This makes these channels less usable for communication. The tactile medium...

Multiple-Scent Enhanced Multimedia Synchronization
Niall Murray, Brian Lee, Yuansong Qiao, Gabriel-Miro Muntean
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2637293

This study looked at users' perception of interstream synchronization between audiovisual media and two olfactory streams. The ability to detect skews and the perception and impact of skews on user Quality of Experience (QoE) is analyzed. The...

EEG Correlates of Pleasant and Unpleasant Odor Perception
Eleni Kroupi, Ashkan Yazdani, Jean-Marc Vesin, Touradj Ebrahimi
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2637287

Olfaction-enhanced multimedia experience is becoming vital for strengthening the sensation of reality and the quality of user experience. One approach to investigate olfactory perception is to analyze the alterations in brain activity during...

A Generic Utility Model Representing the Quality of Sensory Experience
Benjamin Rainer, Christian Timmerer
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2648429

Current QoE research is mainly focusing on single modalities (audio, visual) or combinations thereof. In our research, we propose annotating traditional multimedia content with additional sensory effects, such as ambient light, vibration, wind,...

User Quality of Experience of Mulsemedia Applications
Zhenhui Yuan, Shengyang Chen, Gheorghita Ghinea, Gabriel-Miro Muntean
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2661329

User Quality of Experience (QoE) is of fundamental importance in multimedia applications and has been extensively studied for decades. However, user QoE in the context of the emerging multiple-sensorial media (mulsemedia) services, which involve...

Integration of Multisensorial Stimuli and Multimodal Interaction in a Hybrid 3DTV System
Francisco Pedro Luque, Iris Galloso, Claudio Feijoo, Carlos Alberto Martín, Guillermo Cisneros
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2617992

This article proposes the integration of multisensorial stimuli and multimodal interaction components into a sports multimedia asset under two dimensions: immersion and interaction. The first dimension comprises a binaural audio...

Mulsemedia: State of the Art, Perspectives, and Challenges
Gheorghita Ghinea, Christian Timmerer, Weisi Lin, Stephen R. Gulliver
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2617994

Mulsemedia—multiple sensorial media—captures a wide variety of research efforts and applications. This article presents a historic perspective on mulsemedia work and reviews current developments in the area. These take place across the...

Section: Special Issue Best Papers of ACM Multimedia 2013

Introduction to the Special Issue Best Papers of ACM Multimedia 2013
Zheng-Jun Zha, Lei Zhang, Max Mühlhäuser, Alan F. Smeaton
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/2661331

Discovering Geo-Informative Attributes for Location Recognition and Exploration
Quan Fang, Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/2648581

This article considers the problem of automatically discovering geo-informative attributes for location recognition and exploration. The attributes are expected to be both discriminative and representative, which correspond to certain distinctive...

“Wow! You Are So Beautiful Today!”
Luoqi Liu, Junliang Xing, Si Liu, Hui Xu, Xi Zhou, Shuicheng Yan
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/2659234

Beauty e-Experts, a fully automatic system for makeover recommendation and synthesis, is developed in this work. The makeover recommendation and synthesis system simultaneously considers many kinds of makeover items on hairstyle and makeup. Given...

Attribute-Augmented Semantic Hierarchy: Towards a Unified Framework for Content-Based Image Retrieval
Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao, Tat-Seng Chua
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/2637291

This article presents a novel attribute-augmented semantic hierarchy (A2SH) and demonstrates its effectiveness in bridging both the semantic and intention gaps in content-based image retrieval (CBIR). A2SH organizes semantic...

Structured Streaming Skeleton -- A New Feature for Online Human Gesture Recognition
Xin Zhao, Xue Li, Chaoyi Pang, Quan Z. Sheng, Sen Wang, Mao Ye
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2648583

Online human gesture recognition has a wide range of applications in computer vision, especially in human-computer interaction applications. The recent introduction of cost-effective depth cameras brings a new trend of research on body-movement...

Section: Regular Papers

Errata for: A Framework for Network Aware Caching for Video on Demand Systems
Bogdan Carbunar, Rahul Potharaju, Michael Pearce, Venugopal Vasudevan, Michael Needham
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2661298

Some errors were introduced while preparing the final source files for the original article published in August 2013 in the 9,4 issue of TOMM. The errata are summarized here below together with attached revised pages showing the corrected elements...