IEEE MultiMedia magazine was founded in 1994, and is the first IEEE publication in the multimedia area. IEEE MultiMedia serves the community of scholars, developers, practitioners, and students who are interested in multiple media types and work in fields such as image and video processing, audio analysis, text retrieval, and data fusion. Some readers are generalists, others specialists; they work in industry, business, the arts, and academia. The magazine includes peer-reviewed articles, editorial comment, and conference and standards reports. Articles discuss research and advanced practice in multimedia hardware, software, systems, and their applications–spanning theory to working systems.