Submission Instructions

All papers should be prepared and submitted according to the following guidelines. This page serves as a general overview; for details on a specific category of papers, please look up the respective “Call for Contributions” pages.


Submission deadlines and links

  • Each paper should not be longer than the page limit specified by its program.
  • All deadlines due 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7 on the indicated dates – unless otherwise specified.
  • Please also refer to the important dates page.
Manuscript Deadline Camera-ready Deadline Double-blind Review Max Pages
Full papers [View Call | Submit Paper]
31 March 2015 3 April 2015 15 August 2015 Yes 10
Short papers [View Call | Submit Paper]
30 April 2015 15 August 2015 Yes 4
Brave New Idea Program [View Call | Submit Paper]
18 May 2015 15 August 2015 No 10
Interactive Artworks [View Call | Submit Paper]
n/a 26 May 2015 No 4
Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions [View Call]
6 July 2015 15 August 2015 Yes  4
Open Source Software Competition [View Call | Submit Paper]
23 May 2015 (11:59pm PDT UTC-7) 15 August 2015 No 4
Doctoral Symposium [View Call | Submit Paper]
18 May 2015 15 August 2015 No 4
Technical demos [View Call | Submit Paper]
1 June 2015 15 August 2015 No 2
Tutorials [View Call | Submit Paper]
11 May 2015 3 August 2015 No 4
Workshop Proposals [View Call | Submit Proposal]
10 February 2015 TBA No 5
Workshop papers [See Workshop Pages for individual Call deadlines]
See individual workshop calls 15 August 2015 No TBA
Panel Proposals [View Call | Submit Proposal]
30 March 2015 15 May 2015 n/a No 6

Submission formatting and templates

All papers must be formatted according to ACM proceedings style. Latex and word templates for this format can be downloaded from the following links:

Papers must be submitted as PDF files in Letter size through the online paper submission system.
Submissions must strictly adhere to page limits. Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.
The maximum allowed file size for the paper submission is 10 MB.

Complying with double-blind review

Some of the programs in ACM Multimedia use a double-blind review process for paper selection (All others are single-blind). Please follow the guidelines below for submissions to such programs:

In a “Double-blind Review” process, authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

  • Do not put your names under the title.
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
  • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
  • Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors identity.
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

Special notes for full and short papers

1. Paper submission link

The link for submitting full and short papers is:

2. Things to note

  • No abstracts pre-submission: There will be no pre-submission of abstracts in order to simplify the submission process.
  • Double-blind review process: Papers submitted to this track must conform with a double-blind review process, such that authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.
  • Different deadlines and tracks for full and short papers: Different deadlines have been defined for submitting full and short papers. Therefore, different submission tracks have been created for full and short papers per research theme. Under each research themes, you can select the proper primary and secondary subject areas when you submit a paper.
  • Updating the submissions: Before the submission tracks close, authors can login into CMT, go to the list of their submissions, click on the paper in the list to upload a new version of the paper. This option closes with the closing of the track.
  • Administrative rejects in case of rule violations: In case of paper length, formatting, or anonymity violation, the paper will be rejected administratively. The authors will be informed about this at the earliest convenience.
  • Reassigning papers to better-matching tracks: We aim at optimal assignment of the papers across tracks. This may also require overruling the initial track selection of the authors, for instance if Area Chairs believe that the core contribution of the paper belongs to a different track where it can be assessed much more reliably. The authors will be informed if this happens.
  • Supplemental material: Authors may optionally upload supplemental material. Only one supplemental file of max. 10 MBis allowed, and can be in one of the following formats: mp4, avi, mpg, and zip (the latter also as option for grouping multiple supplemental materials together).

Other guidelines

  • No dual submissions: By submitting a manuscript to ACM Multimedia 2015, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either should be submitted during the ACM Multimedia 2015 review period to either a journal or a conference. If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors’ responsibility to:
    • cite these papers (preserving anonymity),
    • argue in the body of your paper why your paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions, and
    • include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.
  • Supplemental materials: Some programs allow authors to optionally upload supplemental material. Typically, this material might include:
    1. videos of results that cannot be included in the main paper,
    2. screen recording of the running program anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals, and
    3. appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential for understanding of the paper.

    Only one supplemental file is allowed (maximum of 10 MB for most programs). If there is a need to upload more than one file, please concatenate them into a single .ZIP file.

  • Important note for the authors: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Technical Program Committee Chairs

For any questions contact the Technical Program Chairs by email at :

  • Dick Bulterman (FXPal, USA)
  • Ketan Mayer-Patel (The University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Heng Tao Shen (The University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Shuicheng Yan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)