2005년 봄 작성
ACM의 SIGMM 멀티미디어 그룹에서 다양한분야의 멀티미디어 전문가 21인에게 의뢰해서 현재 멀티미디어 개발 현황과 문제점, 그리고 차후의 개발 방향에 대해 가감없이 솔직하게 리포트를 작성하였다. 첨부된 화일은 21명의 전문가들이 제출한 보고서 모음 화일과 이를 바탕으로 Lawrence A. Rowe와 ACM SIGMM 의장인 Ramesh Jain이 작성한 최종 보고서이다. 그 내용과 안에 담겨진 향후 미래에 대한 안목이 매우 높게 평가 되므로 소개한다.
The ACM Multimedia Special Interest Group was created ten years ago. Since that time, researchers have solved a number of important problems related to media processing, multimedia databases, and distributed multimedia applications. A strategic retreat was organized as part of ACM Multimedia 2003 to assess the current state of multimedia research and suggest directions for future research. This report presents the recommendations developed during the retreat. The major observation is that research in the past decade has significantly advanced hardware and software support for distributed multimedia applications and that future research should focus on identifying and delivering applications that impact users in the real-world.
The retreat suggested the community focus on solving three grand challenges: 1) make authoring complex multimedia titles as easy as using a word processor or drawing program, 2) make interactions with remote people and environments nearly the same as interactions with local people and environments, and 3) make capturing, storing, finding, and using digital media an everyday occurrence in our computing environment. The focus of multimedia researchers should be on applications that incorporate correlated media, fuse data from different sources, and use context to improve application performance.