Submission Deadlines

Unless otherwise stated, all deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC-12.

Call for Papers
Abstract submission April 7, 2017 April 17, 2017
Manuscript submission April 10, 2017 April 20, 2017
Initial reviews to authors June 8, 2017
Author-to-Author’s Advocate contact period June 8 — 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 2, 2017
Camera-ready submission July 27, 2017 August 2, 2017
Camera-ready submission (Thematic Workshops) August 11, 2017 August 9, 2017
Call for Open Source Software Competition
Submission deadline May 28, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 23, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 11, 2017
Call for Demos
Submission deadline May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 8, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 3, 2017
Call for Video Program
Submission deadline June 16, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 16, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 11, 2017
Call for Workshop Proposals
Proposal submission deadline March 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection March 24, 2017
Call for Workshop Papers
Deadline for submission of workshop papers July 19, 2017
Deadline for acceptance notification of workshop papers August 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission of accepted workshop papers August 24, 2017
Workshop summaries (to be included in MM proceedings) August 16, 2017
Workshop proceedings front matter & art September 6, 2017
Call for Brave New Ideas
Submission deadline May 31, 2017 June 9, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 16, 2017 July 23, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 4, 2017 August 2, 2017
Call for Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions
Submission deadline July 14, 2017
Notification of acceptance August 6, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 11, 2017
Call for Interactive Artworks
Submission deadline June 8, 2017 June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 23, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 11, 2017
Call for Doctoral Symposium
Submission deadline May 31, 2017 June 9, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 16, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 11, 2017
Call for Panel Proposals
Submission deadline May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 16, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline August 16, 2017
Call for Tutorial Proposals
Submission deadline May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance July 18, 2017
Tutorial outline (2 pages) and web material August 16, 2017
ArXiv policy

Similar to other prestigious conferences we adhere to the following policy regarding arXiv papers:

Our policy is based upon the following particular definition of “publication”. A publication is defined to be a written work that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, was accepted. In particular, this definition of publication does not depend upon whether such an accepted written work appears in a formal proceedings or whether the organizers declare that such work “counts as a publication”.

Note that such a definition does not consider an arXiv.org paper as a publication because it cannot be rejected. It also excludes university technical reports which are typically not peer reviewed. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in a proceedings. Given this definition, any submission to ACM Multimedia should not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other concurrent submissions.

So note: a Technical Report (departmental, arXiv.org, etc.) that is put up without any form of direct peer-review is NOT considered a publication and is therefore allowed, but should NOT be cited. Likewise, mention of the work under review in a presentation is NOT considered a violation.

SIGMM is ACM¹s Special Interest Group on Multimedia supporting the international community of researchers, practitioners, and students dedicated to research and development of next-generation technologies and applications of multimedia. We support the core principle of inclusion in and open access to international scientific interaction, and thus endorse the statements issued by ACM regarding Open Conference.

ACM Open Conference Statement
http://www.acm.org/conferences

ACM Expresses Concern About New Executive Order Suspending Visas
http://www.acm.org/about-acm/suspension-of-visas

Additionally, in view of the potential challenges for certain community members to attend SIGMM conferences, we are exploring appropriate multimedia solutions whenever feasible (such as video recording, remote presentation, or remote participation) to mitigate potential restrictions on in-person participation at the conferences.

We strongly encourage each and every multimedia community member to continue active engagement in our vibrant community. For any further questions, please review updates on this web site or feel free to contact the conference organizers.

ACM SIGMM Executive Committee
Tue, 02/07/2017

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM and its conferences. These aims and goals require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity.

ACM is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination at its conferences against individuals because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability. All individuals are entitled to participate in any ACM activity free of discrimination, including harassment based on any of the above factors.

ACM is concerned about discriminatory legislation in various locations and will work with conference organizers to best address location related issues.

The Association for Computing Machinery, a global scientific and educational organization representing the computing community, expresses concern over US President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order imposing a 90-day suspension of visas to nationals of seven countries.

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM. ACM supports the statute of International Council for Science in that the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being. Such practice, in all its aspects, requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists. All individuals are entitled to participate in any ACM activity.

ACM urges the lifting of the visa suspension at or before the 90-day deadline so as not to curtail the studies or contributions of scientists and researchers.

For people who cannot attend the conference because of the travel ban, you may submit a video for oral presentation.