Call for Panels


To promote a healthy conversation on the ever growing multimedia research, ACM MM 2016 panels are expected to focus on topics of current and increasing interest. It is preferred that the topic for panel discussion is a controversial topic, or a topic that has not yet received much attention, but is rapidly gaining importance. Recently, significant changes in multimedia research, development, and application landscape have taken place in order to deal with a blossom of contemporary technologies and applications, including emerging technologies, cloud computing, social networking, interactive and immersive experiences, personal multimedia, massive user generated media data, learning-based multimedia systems, and media rich mobile applications.

We are calling upon the leaders and thinkers (young and old) of multimedia research to propose panel discussions at ACM MM 2016! We look forward to receiving high quality proposals from the multimedia community. It is expected that expert panelists will express their views on the topic of panel and discuss/debate/share with other panelists and the audience their views and experiences. Notice that the panels at ACM MM 2016 are not intended as an avenue for panelists to present their own personal research or a narrow scope research project. We welcome panel organizers from both academia and industry. We especially welcome new and emerging perspectives from multimedia related industrial corporations and researchers.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are solicited for panels that can be scheduled for 60 or 90 minutes in duration. The panel should schedule at least 30 minutes for interaction with the audience. Submissions should be made to the Panel Chairs and should include a cover sheet and an extended summary. The complete proposal should be limited to 6 pages and should include:

  • Panel topic and justification for such panel.
  • Complete contact information for the panel organizers.
  • (Potential) panelists and their expertise; it’s best to have panelists mostly-confirmed when you submit the proposal.
  • A brief biography for each organizer and panelist.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 23 May 2016.
  • Notification of Acceptance: 8 July 2016.
  • Conference: 15–19 Oct 2016.


For any questions regarding submissions, please email the Panel Chairs at

  • Alberto Del Bimbo (University of Florence)
  • David A. Shamma (Yahoo Labs)