It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia (SAM'14), which is held in conjunction with the International ACM Multimedia Conference 2014. The workshop provides, for the third consecutive year, an opportunity to explore socially-aware 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 principal 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 five submissions, from which the program committee selected three. 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 mworkshop includes four invited papers by Professor Tat-Seng Chua (National University of Singapore), Dr. Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Tech), Professor Ramesh Jain (University of California at Irvine), and Dr. Aisling Kelliher (Carnegie Mellon University). It includes as well two keynotes: "Visualizing Coordinated Communicative Behavior" by Dr. Karrie Karahalios and "Attention Rank: Using Social Media to Create Content in the New Information Landscape" by Dr. Mor Naaman.
P.S. César Garcia (Pablo Santiago) , D.A. Shamma (Ayman) , M. Cooper (Matthew) , A. Kelliher (Aisling)
Video Communications for Networked Communities
International Workshop on Socially-aware Multimedia
Distributed and Interactive Systems

César Garcia, P. S., Shamma, A., Cooper, M., & Kelliher, A. (Eds.). (2014). Proceedings of the 3rd international workshop on socially-aware multimedia. In P. S. César Garcia, A. Shamma, M. Cooper, & A. Kelliher (Eds.), Proceedings of International Workshop on Socially-aware Multimedia 2014 (SAM 0). ACM.