att_abstract={{In this issue, “Best of the Web” focuses on mobile media search, which has enjoyed rapid growth in consumer demand and hence receives a lot of attention from content providers and device manufacturers. The combination of a large increase in computational power and an always-on broadband connection available everywhere at all times makes for an ideal device for all our social, business, and entertainment needs. In addition, such devices provide a wide array of multimedia sensors such as a high quality camera, a touch screen, audio capturing abilities and a GPS. This makes the devices not only suited for multimedia consumption but also a powerful platform for multimedia content generation. The relatively small form factor of the mobile devices in comparison to desktop machines also brings challenges as it is much more difficult to provide textual input to the device. On the other hand, the wide availability of the multimedia sensors makes additional input modalities more natural and many applications make good use of the added opportunities this provides. As a result, the importance of multimedia search has risen considerably given the explosion of devices attempting to locate content and the explosion of content generation itself. In addition, the spectrum of the problem of multimedia search has widened given the additional input modalities now commonly available through the sensor rich clients.
This column first reviews the recent progress in the field of mobile media search, and then discusses the enabling media indexing and query technologies. Some useful on-line links and resources will be listed for the interested readers for further research. Unless otherwise noted, the resources are free.}},
	att_copyright_notice={{This version of the work is reprinted here with permission of IEEE for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine . {{, Volume 28}}{{, Issue 4}}{{, 2011-07-01}}
	att_tags={mobile media search,  media analysis},
	author={Zhu Liu and Michiel Bacchiani},
	institution={{IEEE Signal Processing Magazine}},
	title={{TechWare: Mobile Media Search Resources}},