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Brave New Topics

The 13th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM 2005) will be held in Singapore, November 06-11, 2005. ACM Multimedia is the premier technical multimedia conference attended by an international community of researchers from both academia and industry. ACM Multimedia 2005 is seeking to extend the boundaries of multimedia research presented at the conference through the introduction of its Brave New Topics Sessions.

We solicit proposals for special sessions dealing either with topics not usually covered at ACM Multimedia or which introduce entirely new research areas. Example topics include but are not limited to: biomedical applications, multimodal biometrics, multimedia use experience, sensor-based systems, gaming, and pervasive computing.

Each Brave New Topics session is expected to consist of a coordinated set of papers managed by the session organizer. An initial proposal is expected that outlines the scope of the session and the expected participants. Session organizers, together with the Brave New Topics chairs, work together on organizing a final session.

The Brave New Topics session is being handled as a separate track at this year's conference. We expect to accommodate between 2 and 4 Brave New Topics sessions. Since acceptance is likely to be highly selective, we encourage you to submit a short session proposal well in advance of the final submission dates. We can provide feedback on your proposal or help bring groups together in expanded sessions.

Submission Instructions

What to submit:
Session proposals should include a title, a one-page abstract describing the scope of the session, names and bios of the organizers, names of the participants, and abstracts for each of the proposed papers.

Where to submit:
Please submit your proposal by sending email with the abstract and other supporting materials as attachments to the Brave new topic co-chair.

Important Dates

14 Mar 2005 Deadline for submission of Proposal
15 Apr 2005 Notice of acceptance (tentative)


For any questions regarding Brave new topics please email the co-chair:

  Dick Bulterman (CWI, Amsterdam):

  Jonathan Foote (FX Palo Alto Lab):