ACM Multimedia is the premier international conference in multimedia. It covers multiple emerging fields focusing on advancing the research and applications of many media, including but not limited to images, text, audio, speech, music, sensor and social data. It strongly encourages a complete and integrated approach to exchange, process and utilize information across modalities, as well as all cutting-edge research on each medium with potential of great positive impacts on everyday lives and technological breakthroughs. While the community has a tradition of developing and innovating AI and system approaches to handle big data and improve users experiences on engaging and interacting with multimedia, it is also uniquely angled towards novel applications and urgent industrial challenges. As such the conference openly embraces new intellectual perspectives from both industry and academia, and welcomes submissions from related fields, such as artificial intelligence, vision and languages, data sciences, HCI and multimedia signal processing, as well as healthcare, education and beyond. We invite the submissions in four major themes of multimedia.
Engaging Users with Multimedia
Emotional and social signals
Multimedia search and recommendations
Summarization, analysis and storytelling
Interactions and quality of experiences
Art and culture
Multimedia Content Understanding
Multimodal integration and alignment
Vision and language
Resource-efficient multimedia computing on edges
Systems and middleware
Transport and delivery
Data systems management and indexing
2. Highlights of ACM Multimedia 2020
Scientific Diversity: It is among our top priorities to ensure a top-quality conference that covers a full diversity of all fields of multimedia research including a variety of media modalities by addressing both technological and practical challenges.
Value: We strive to select the most innovative and the highest-quality research aiming at the most impactful novelty on individual media and/or from a systematic perspective of innovating and integrating multiple components across modalities.
Sharing: We value the sharing of not only knowledge (in the form of papers, presentations and demos) but also the code and open-source software. While we will continue the implementation of the ACM Artifact Review and Badging, best efforts will be made on sharing and preserving the open-source code and systems resulting from the published papers.
The conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, United States, located in the Greater Seattle area famous as an ever-green city and home to many hi-tech companies.
4. Important Dates
Reproducibility Companion Paper 2 Feb 2020
Workshop Proposals Submission 10 Feb 2020
Regular Papers Submission 28 Mar 2020
Open Source Competition Submission 11 May 2020
Technical Demos Submission 11 May 2020
Brave New Ideas Submission 11 May 2020
Interactive Artworks Submission 11 May 2020
Doctorial Symposium Submission 11 May 2020
Panel Proposals Submission 11 May 2020
Tutorial Proposals Submission 11 May 2020
Video Program Submission 25 May 2020
Regular Papers Notification 22 Jun 2020
Grand Challenge Solutions Submission 29 Jun 2020
Workshop Papers Submission 29 Jun 2020
5. Organizing Committee
Ramesh Jain, U. of California Irvine
ChangWen Chen, CUHK Shenzhen
Rita Cucchiara, UNIMORE
Xian-Sheng Hua, Alibaba Group