Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Social Media Revolution

Is social media a fad?
Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?
Welcome to the World of Socialnomics.

Interesting and educational video about social media and what it means in todays society. I wasn't aware of some of the facts/numbers in this video, which makes it particularly impressive to find it all congested into an informative video.

MUM 2009 –The 8th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia

MUM 2009 –The 8th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
22 – 25 November, 2009, Cambridge, United Kingdom

MUM 2009 ( is organized by Microsoft Research, Nokia Research, and University of Cambridge.

DEADLINE for full and short papers and tutorials is AUGUST 31, 2009.
Paper submissions are accepted in electronic form through the online
conference management site:

Deadline for Posters and Demos, Doctoral Consortium, and Student volunteers is September 30, 2009. The poster and demo descriptions should also be submitted through the online conference site.

Registration will open SEPTMEBER 25, 2009. Early bird registration ends OCTOBER 8, 2009.

Previous MUM Conferences have been held in cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE, with papers published in the ACM Digital Library (pending approval for MUM 2009)


We welcome papers submission related to but not limited to the following topics:

- USER RESEARCH AND METHODS for user-centred design of new concepts, applications, and services in mobile and ubiquitous multimedia, ranging from ethnographic research and case studies to field trials and usability evaluations.

- ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES for novel mobile and ubiquitous multimedia applications, including protocols, algorithms, architectures, and middleware for mobile roaming, bandwidth and connectivity management, media streaming, storage, and integration, user authentication, identity and profile management, social interaction, distributed computing, and other aspects of ubiquitous media access that are essential for emerging applications.

- INNOVATIVE DESIGNS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS of user interfaces, applications, and systems that address challenging issues in mobile interaction and ubiquitous media access across devices with different form factors, seamless transition between computing platforms, context aware UI and content presentation, management of large user populations and complex service interactions.

- APPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES from social network analysis, machine learning, information retrieval, computer graphics, computer vision, speech processing, user interfaces and interaction design to mobile and ubiquitous multimedia.

The Conference Program will include tutorials, posters, research and industry demo session, doctoral consortium, keynote presentations from academia and industry, and a discussion panel. The technical programme will be complemented by several social events to facilitate informal discussions and networking among the conference attendees and invited guest.


Full and short papers: August 31, 2009
Tutorials: August 31, 2009
Posters and Demos: September 30, 2009
Doctoral Consortium: September 30, 2009
Student Volunteers: September 30, 2009


Conference Chairs

Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center Tampere, Finland

Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK

Program Chair

Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK

Eamonn O'Neill, University of Bath, UK

Demo & Poster Chairs

Sean Gustafson, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Antti Virolainen, Nokia Research Center, Finland

Doctoral Consortium Chair

Joerg Ott, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Student Volunteers Chair

Kharsim Yousef, University of Cambridge, UK


Jenine Beekhuyzen, Griffith University, Australia
Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
Mark Billinghurst, HIT Lab, New Zealand
Jan Blom, NRC Bangalore, India
Matteo Cesana, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Adrian Friday, University of Lancaster, UK
Paul Holleis, Docomo Euro Labs, Germany
Pertti Huuskonen, NRC Tampere, Finland
Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life Center, Sweden
Kari Kuutti, University of Oulu, Finland
Kristof Van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Martin Mauve, Heinrich Heine University, Germany
Julie McCann, Imperial Collage London, UK
Roderick Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
Mirco Musolesi, University of Cambridge, UK
Jani Mäntyjärvi, VTT, Finland
Giovanni Pau, University of California Los Angeles, US
Kari Pulli, NRC Palo Alto, US
Oriana Riva, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
George Roussos, Birkbeck College London, UK
Enrico Rukzio, University of Lancaster, UK
Antti Salovaara, HIIT, Finland
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Junehva Song, KAIST, Korea
Matt Jones, Swansea University, UK
Miakael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Kharsim Yousef, University of Cambridge, UK
Arkady Zaslavksy, Monash University, Australia
Radivojevic Zoran, NRC Cambridge, UK.

Further information can be found on the conference Web site:
For specific questions regarding the conference organization and paper submissions please contact the corresponding conference chair.