It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia (SAM13), which is held in conjunction with the International ACM Multimedia Conference 2013. The workshop provides, for second consecutive year, an opportunity to explore sociallyaware multimedia, in which the social dimension of mediated interactions between people is considered to be 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, we assert social interactivity is a principle component of multimedia research. The goal of the workshop is to pave the way for future innovation by acting as a community-building interdisciplinary event, where research challenges can be identified and classified. By doing so, the event will help enable innovative solutions for the challenges ahead. In total, the workshop received sixteen submissions from all over the world (Asia, Europe, and North and South America), from which the program committee selected eight. The workshop has been organized primarily as a forum for discussion and knowledge exchange, with special emphasis on innovative directions and on brave ideas. In addition, the program of the workshop includes two invited papers by Dr. Munmun De Choudhury (at Microsoft Research) and Dr. Lyndon Kennedy (at Yahoo! Research), and two keynote speeches by Dr. Dick C.A. Bulterman (at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and VU University and Vice Chair of ACM SIGWEB) and by Dr. Eric Gilbert (at the Georgia Tech GVU).
P.S. César Garcia (Pablo Santiago) , M. Copper , D.A. Shamma (Ayman) , D. Williams (Doug)
International Workshop on Socially-aware Multimedia
Distributed and Interactive Systems

César Garcia, P. S., Copper, M., Shamma, A., & Williams, D. (Eds.). (2013). Proceedings of the 2nd international workshop on Socially-aware multimedia. In P. S. César Garcia, M. Copper, A. Shamma, & D. Williams (Eds.), Proceedings of International Workshop on Socially-aware Multimedia 2013 (SAM 0). ACM.