About ACM Multimedia 2017

Since the founding of ACM SIGMM in 1993, ACM Multimedia has been the world wide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multi-media field. In 2017, we will celebrate the 25th ACM Multimedia in the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley (Mountain View) with an extensive program consisting of technical sessions covering allas-pects of the multimedia field in forms of oral and poster presentations, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demon-strations, and workshops, as well as bringing into focus the principal subjects of investigation and compe-titions of research teams on challenging problems. Moreover, its interactive art program stimulates artists and computer scientists to meet and discover together the frontiers of artistic communication.

Important Dates

Abstract submission 7 April 2017
Manuscript submission 10 April 2017
Author-to-Author’s Advocate contact period 8 — 15 June 2017
Notification of acceptance 2 July 2017
Camera-ready submission 27 July 2017

Call for Regular Papers

ACM Multimedia is the premier conference in multimedia, a research field that discusses emerging computing methods from a perspective in which each medium -- e.g. images, text, audio -- is a strong component of the complete, integrated exchange of information. The multimedia community has a tradition of being able to handle big data, it has been a pioneer in large scale evaluations and dataset creations, and is uniquely angled towards novel applications and cutting edge industrial challenges. As such the conference openly embraces new intellectual angles from both industry as well as academia and welcomes submissions from related fields, such as data science, HCI and signal processing.

ACM Multimedia 2017 calls for research papers presenting novel theoretical and algorithmic solutions addressing problems across the domain of multimedia and related applications. The conference also calls for papers presenting novel, thought-provoking ideas and promising (preliminary) results in realizing these ideas.

From 2017 on, the conference invites research papers of varying length from 6 to 8 pages, plus reference pages. Please note that there is no longer the distinction between long and short papers but the authors may themselves decide on the appropriate length of the paper. All papers will undergo the same review process and review period.

The conferences invites papers in five major themes of multimedia: Experience, Systems and Applications, Understanding, Engagement and Novel Topics. Each of the themes will be led by a program chair of the conference. Please find in the call a description of the themes and the topics of interest.

Call for Workshop Proposal

We invite proposals for Workshops to be held at the ACM Multimedia 2017 Conference. Accepted workshops will take place during the main conference, which is scheduled for 23-27 October, 2017 at Mountain View, California, USA.

We solicit proposals for two different kinds of workshops: regular workshops and data challenge workshops. The SIG Multimedia community expects that the proposed workshops nurture and grow new and emerging research areas.

Call for Panels

To promote a healthy conversation on the ever growing multimedia research, ACM MM 2017 panels are expected to focus on topics of current and increasing interest. It is required 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, big data and artificial intelligence, 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 Multimedia Grand Challenge Proposals

The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community.  The purpose of the Multimedia Grand Challenge is to engage with the multimedia research community by establishing well-defined and objectively judged challenge problems intended to exercise state-of-the-art techniques and methods and inspire future research directions.

Industry leaders and academic institutions are invited to submit proposals for specific Multimedia Grand Challenges to be included in this year's program.

Call for Papers for Doctoral Symposium

The ACM Multimedia 2017 Doctoral Symposium will provide PhD students working in all areas of multimedia with a unique opportunity to interact with renowned and experienced researchers in the field, and discuss with them about their ongoing research. The Doctoral Symposium also aims at establishing a supportive worldwide community of doctoral students working on multimedia, and promoting social and intellectual interactions among students and researchers from academia, industry and government.

Call for Brave New Ideas

The Brave New Idea Track of ACM Multimedia 2017 is calling for innovative papers that describe how multimedia technologies can be used to create new intelligent systems or enhance existing systems. Papers in this track should describe completely new and different applications which use multimedia input (combinations of video, audio, text, and sensor signals) as part of an intelligent agent or other advanced reasoning systems. It is not necessary that papers in this track have large scale experimental results or comparisons to related efforts, since it is expected that large, publicly available data sets and other comparable systems may not be available.  However, papers should be visionary and provide enough experimental evidence to be credible.

Call for Tutorial Proposals

We would like to solicit proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2017. ACM Multimedia 2017 Tutorials will address the state-of-the-art research and developments to provide a comprehensive overview of specific topics in multimedia. A good tutorial should be educational rather than just a cursory survey of techniques and of sufficient relevance and importance to attract significant interest from wide audience in the multimedia community.

Although most courses are half-day offerings (3-4 hours including breaks) we also invite proposals for full-day courses (5-7 hours including breaks) provided that the topic merits the additional time and can be anticipated to generate sufficient interest from our community.