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.
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.
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.