Social Program

Tuesday 27 October

Women in SIGMM Lunch

12.30 – 2.30pm

Location: P6, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Lunch by invitation. All female delegates are invited. Please contact Prof. Klara Nahrstedt for details.  

Conference Reception & Art Exhibit Opening

6 – 8pm

Location: P10 – P11, Foyer and North Terrace, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

We extend a warm welcome to delegates to join us for the 2015 ACM Multimedia art exhibit opening and welcome reception. While enjoying a selection of canapes and beverages, immerse yourself in astounding art installations from around the globe. You may also encounter native Australian animals, birds and reptiles as you explore this space. We promise a very memorably Australian kick off to the conference.


Wednesday 28 October

Doctoral Symposium & Lunch

12.30 – 3.00pm

Location: P8, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Invitation only function for Doctoral Symposium Students, Symposium Reviewers, ACM Multimedia 2015 Sponsors, and Travel Grantees.

This year’s doctoral symposium has a new format. Eight young talents from our community will highlight their doctoral work during an interactive poster session. Sponsors from industry, government and academia will provide feedback on the students’ work, enjoy the science and learn from the proposed solutions. We hope to provide a forum that whets the appetite for the youngsters in our community, who received a travel grant, and want to learn what it takes to be a future doctoral symposium presenter. Senior judges and mentors from our community will review the posters and will decide on the two best doctoral symposium contribution of ACM Multimedia 2015.


Conference Banquet

6 – 9pm

Location: Main Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

The banquet venue, Brisbane’s historic City Hall, is a picturesque 10 minute stroll over the Victoria Bridge from South Bank into downtown Brisbane. Walking maps will be available from the registration desk. As well as providing an exquisite three course meal and beverages, we are excited to entertain you with the Australian Ukelele Show throughout the evening.

18:00 – 18:30 Guests arrive, pre-dinner drinks and welcome

18:30 – 21:00 Dinner and entertainment

21:00 – 21:30 Guests depart


Thursday 29 October

SIGMM Business Lunch & MM’15 Awards

12.30 – 2.00pm

Location: Auditorium & Foyer, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Conference delegates are invited for the SIGMM sponsored business lunch followed by the MM’15 Awards presentations including Best Paper, Best Student Paper, Best Doctoral Symposium Paper, Best demo, as well as Open Source Challenge Competition and Grand Challenge winners. The business meeting will also include 2015 conference reports, 2016 conference update, and ACM Multimedia 2018 proposal presentations.


Closing Drink (Hosted by Alibaba Group)

3.30 – 5.00pm

Location: Auditorium & Foyer

All conference delegates are invited for the closing drink of the main conference. At 4pm, a short talk will be presented by Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua (Researcher and Senior Director of Alibaba Group) in Auditorium room to introduce Alibaba’s multimedia technologies, application areas, and the recently released image search dataset, as well as the image search challenge based on this dataset. It is a good opportunity to meet Alibaba’s Multimedia people for possible collaborations.