Call for Tutorial Proposals

Overview

We would like to solicit proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the ACM Multimedia 2016 (ACMMM 16). Tutorials will address the state-of-the art of research and development providing a comprehensive overview of specific topics in multimedia. The course should be educational rather than a cursory survey of techniques, and should be of interest to the entire multimedia community, from novices in the world of multimedia to the most seasoned researchers, from people working in academia to industry professionals. Although most courses are half-day offerings (3-4 hours comprehending breaks), we also invite proposals for full-day courses (5-7 hours comprehending breaks) provided that the topic merits the additional time and can be anticipated to generate sufficient interest from our community.

In 2016 , ACM Multimedia and ECCV are both taking place in Amsterdam, and intersect on the weekend of October 15 and 16. We expect to organize some Tutorials in common with ECCV audience, while others completely devoted to Multimedia community only.

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Chairs (tutorials@acmm.org), in a PDF format. The tutorial description must not exceed two A4 pages (all inclusive). Please include the following information:

  • Short course/tutorial title
  • Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations and primary contact email
  • Short bio (max 2 paragraphs) for each organizer, including pointers to relevant publications
  • Preference for half- or full-day event and indicative breakdown of day
  • Course description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline and work distribution in case of multiple presenters
  • Anticipated target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) as well as expected number of attendees
  • Description of how this proposal relates to previous tutorials/short courses appearing at ACMMM/ICMR/ICME conferences in the previous three years ( and in case of joined tutorial with ECCV , also the relationship with CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/ACCV in the previous three years);
  • Planned materials to be distributed to attendees
  • Indicate if your proposal would be of interest to the ECCV audience as well;

Reviewer Process

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit to the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.

We are happy to discuss your suggestions before the deadline.

Advertisement, budget, and registration

Tutorial organizers are responsible of the scientific organization and advertising of the event and the definition of the Tutorial program. ACMM local arrangements will provide and pay for rooms, two coffee breaks per day and A/V equipment. All other activities with budget implications are the responsibility of tutorial organizers (e.g., meals, extra breaks, social functions, travel grants, etc). As in previous years, tutorials registration will follow the passport system: ACMMM attendees will register for tutorials through the ACMMM conference registration form by paying a nominal fee. This means that tutorial organizers will normally not have to deal with registration or budget issues unless extra activities are planned.

Important dates

  • Tutorial submission deadline: Mon, 23 May 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: Fri, 10 June 2016
  • Tutorial outline (2 pages) and web material: Mon, 8 August, 2016
  • Tutorials take place: October 16, 2016

Contact

Please contact the tutorial chairs via tutorial.chairs@acmmm16.org

  • Susanne Boll (University of Modena)
  • Rita Cucchiara (University of Oldenburg)