Paper submission


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 2018 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 additional pages for the reference pages; i.e., the reference page(s) are not counted to the page limit of 6 to 8 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 conference invites papers in four major themes of multimedia: Understanding, Engagement, Experience, and Systems. 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.

Submission Policy

Regular papers submitted to this conference must conform with the “double-blind” review policy such that authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

Do not put the authors’ names under the title.

Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.

Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).

Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors’ identity.

Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

The author list registered for each submission is not allowed to change after the paper submission deadline in any form, e.g., the authors’ name and the order, except for name change or misspelling.

All papers must be formatted according to the acm-sigconf template which can be obtained from ACM proceedings style (

Click the following link to go to the submission site: Note that we only accept the regular submission in the PDF format less than 10MB.

Check supplementary material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors’ identity. The supplementary material should be in the format of PDF or ZIP less than 100MB.

Please check this site regularly for various updates.

ArXiv policy

In accordance with ACM guidelines, all SIGMM-sponsored conferences adhere to the following policy regarding arXiv papers:

We define a publication as a written piece documenting scientific work that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, has been accepted. Documentation of scientific work that is published in a not-for-profit archive without any form of peer-review (departmental Technical Report,, etc.)  is NOT considered a publication. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in formal proceedings. Any submission to ACM Multimedia must not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other work currently undergoing peer review.

Note that documents published on website archives are subject to change. Citing such documents is therefore discouraged. Furthermore, ACM Multimedia will review the documents formally submitted and any additional information in a web archive version will not affect the review.

Rebuttal Instructions

After receiving the reviews, authors may optionally submit a rebuttal to address the reviewers’ comments, which will be limited to a one-page PDF file using the “acm-sigconf template” which can be downloaded from this link:

Note that the author rebuttal is optional, it is meant to provide you with an opportunity to rebut factual errors or to supply additional information requested by the reviewers. It is NOT intended to add new contributions (theorems, algorithms, experiments) that were not included in the original submission and were not requested by the reviewers. You may optionally add a figure, graph or proof to your rebuttal to better illustrate your answer to the reviewers’ comments.

Author responses must be no longer than ONE page in length. Overlength responses will simply not be reviewed.

* Rebuttal due: Wednesday, June 6 (23:59, PDT time)


The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to the published work.

Camera-Ready Submission

Be sure to review the Preparation & Formatting Instructions and the “NEW” ACM SIG templates to be used for your final version:
(WORD & LaTeX templates are available.)


Important Dates

Regular paper submission April 8, 2018 [23:59 Pacific Standard Time] (no extension)
Regular paper review to author May 31, 2018
Regular paper rebuttal June 1 – June 6, 2018
Notification July 1, 2018
Camera-ready submission Aug 15, 2018 [23:59 Pacific Standard Time] (extended)

Technical Program Chairs

Hyeran Byun

Chang Wen Chen

Rainer Lienhart

Tao Mei

For any questions please contact the Technical Program Chairs by email at