Multimedia social communication is filtering into everyday use. Videoconferencing is appearing in the living room and beyond, television is becoming smart and social, and media sharing applications are transforming the way we converse and recall events. The confluence of computer-mediated interaction, social networking, and multimedia content are radically reshaping social communications, bringing new challenges and opportunities. This workshop provides an opportunity to explore socially-aware multimedia, in which the social dimension of mediated interactions between people are considered as important as the characteristics of the media content. Even though this social dimension is implicitly addressed in some current solutions, further research is needed to better understand what makes multimedia socially-aware. In other words, social interactivity needs to become a first class citizen of multimedia research.
Video Communications for Networked Communities
ACM International Multimedia Conference
Distributed and Interactive Systems

César Garcia, P. S., Shamma, A., Williams, D., & Snoek, C. (2012). Socially-Aware Multimedia. In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2012 (pp. 1503–1504). ACM.