Student Travel Grants

The ACM Multimedia conference is the flagship conference of ACM SIGMM. It provides a great opportunity for researchers to present their work, get acquainted with the work of others, and discuss with colleagues both junior and senior. To promote participation of students in the conference events and in special student-oriented activities, ACM SIGMM and ACMMM 2017 will offer travel grants for a large number of students.

The grant is meant to support personal attendance of one student at the main conference. Students selected for the grant will receive a fixed fee of 500 USD for those from Canada, USA, and Mexico, and 1,000 USD for other areas. Grantees need to pay the conference registration fee and make their own travel arrangements.

Selection Criteria

Students being the primary authors of an accepted paper in the main conference or workshops will be given preference in the selection process. Students without papers accepted for publication at ACMMM 2017, but involved in research closely related to the topics of ACMMM will be considered. Female and minority students’ applications are especially encouraged.

Application Procedure

Students are encouraged to have the applications sent as soon as possible. Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered. Please include the following materials (in the PDF format) in an application:

  1. A certificate proving student status from a faculty member of the student’s host institution (preferably from academic/dissertation advisors, signature and stamp mandatory);
  2. An application letter from the student with the following information in tabular format:
    • The faculty’s full name and email address, student’s full name and email address;
    • The name and full address of the institution;
    • The student’s academic status and expected year of graduation;
    • Whether the student is a (co-)author of a paper that was accepted for the main conference or if the student contributes to any other part of the conference;
    • If the student is a (co-)author, the paper title, author list, the student’s contribution to the paper, and whether the student will present the paper;
    • The reason for applying for the grant, including the expected benefits that the students will have from attending the conference, research significance, the funding status of the student, and the budget of the student travel;
    • A brief statement by the student about his or her current research interests and research accomplishments to date, or a link to his/her CV.
  3. A one-page abstract written in English by the student, summarizing a broad view of his/her research work with motivation, problem description, approach, and progress.

Please combine the application documents into a single PDF file in the order outlined above. Email the document to the Travel Grant Chairs as an attachment, with an email subject line: MM17-STG- [Student’s Full Name].


Wen-Huang Cheng (Academia Sinica), Email:

Important Dates
Application submission deadline August 15, 2017
Notification September 15, 2017
Application Review Committee
Wen-Huang Cheng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Ting Yao (Microsoft Research, China)
Ichiro Ide (Nagoya University, Japan)
Kai-Lung Hua (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Jordi Sanchez-Riera (UPC, Spain)