Looking Forward by Looking Back
The Next Fifty Years
Eric S. Roberts
Department of Computer Science
Stanford, CA USA
DOI: 10.1145/3284175 ©2018 ACM 2153-2184/18/12
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The field of multimedia is unique in offering a rich and dynamic forum
for researchers from “traditional” fields to collaborate and develop new
solutions and knowledge that transcend the boundaries of individual
disciplines. Despite the prolific research activities and outcomes,
however, few efforts have been made to develop books that serve as an
introduction to the rich spectrum of topics covered by this broad field.
A few books are available that either focus on specific subfields or basic
background in multimedia. Tutorial-style materials covering the active
topics being pursued by the leading researchers at frontiers of the field are
currently lacking...UNTIL NOW.