ACM Multimedia 2017 Call for Papers

ACM Multimedia 2017 - Call for Regular Papers

Mountain View, CA USA
October 23 - 27 2017 

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 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 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.

Experience (Program Chair: Susanne Boll)

One of the core tenants of our research community is that multimedia
data contributes to the user experience in a rich and meaningful
manner. The topics organized under this theme are concerned with
innovative uses of multimedia to enhance the user experience, how this
experience is manifested in specific domains, and metrics for
qualitatively and quantitatively measuring that experience in useful
and meaningful ways. The topic areas included under this theme

* Perceptual Multimedia
* Ubiquitous Multimedia
* Novel Interactions with Multimedia
* Social, Emotional and Affective Multimedia
* Multimedia Storytelling and Curation
* Multimedia for Collaboration and Public Spaces

Systems and Applications (Program Chair: Kuan-Ta Chen)

Research in multimedia systems is generally concerned with
understanding fundamental tradeoffs between competing resource
requirements, developing practical techniques and heuristics for
complex optimization and allocation strategies, and demonstrating
innovative mechanisms and frameworks for realizing modern multimedia
applications. Developing such applications may concern the design and
implementation of computer systems, networks, end devices, and the
performance, resource, adaptability, and usability issues associated
with the target system as a whole.  Within this theme, we have
focussed on four topic areas:

* Multimedia Systems and Middleware
* Multimedia Transport and Delivery
* Multimedia Telepresence and Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality
* Mobile and Wearable Multimedia

Engagement (Program Chair: Jia Li)

The engagement of multimedia with society as whole requires research
that addresses how multimedia can be used to connect people with
multimedia artifacts that meet their needs in a variety of
contexts. The topic areas included under this theme include:

* Multimedia Art, Entertainment and Culture
* Multimedia Search and Recommendation
* Big Data
* Digital Society
* Multimedia Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Understanding (Program Chair: Shuicheng Yan)

Multimedia data types by their very nature are complex and often
involve intertwined instances of different kinds of information. We
can leverage this multi-modal perspective in order to extract meaning
and understanding of the world, often with surprising
results. Specific topics addressed this year include:

* Deep Learning for Multimedia
* Multimodal/Multisensor Analysis and Description
* Multimedia and Vision

Novel Topics  (Program Chair: Gerald Friedland)

ACM Multimedia s continuously striving to extend its reach by
including cutting edge research from neighboring fields and brand new
topics that do not have a large enough community yet to warrant its
own topic. The novel topic theme therefore invites submissions that
cover topics related to multimedia computing that do not fit anywhere
else, including but not limited to:

* Privacy Implications of Multimedia
* Multimedia for Public Safety
* Multimedia Data Collections
* Multimedia in Data Science
* New Fields in Multimedia

Conflict-Of-Interest (COI) (Program Chair: Phoebe Chen)
All organizers, area chairs and program chairs submit their work to
the COI track which will be handles by Phoebe Chen to avoid any
conflicts of interest. COI Please note that the COI track paper
submission site will be different from the regular paper submission

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.

All papers must be formatted according to ACM proceedings style.

The regular paper submission site is Please check this site
regularly for various updates.


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 published work.

Important Dates

Abstract submission:          7 April 2017
Manuscript submission:       10 April 2017
Notification of acceptance:       2 July 2017
Camera-ready submission:         27 July 2017

Technical Program Chairs

Susanne Boll (University of Oldenburg)
Kuan-Ta Chen (Academia Sinica)
Phoebe Chen (La Trobe University)
Shuicheng Yan (National University of Singapore)
Jia Li (Google)
Gerald Friedland (LLNL/UC Berkeley)

For any questions please contact the Technical Program Chairs by email