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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.

The panels at Multimedia 2005 will provide a forum venturous position statements and vivid debates of controversial, unresolved, or emerging issues related to all aspects of multimedia.

Special focus will be set on the "multi" part of the "multimedia" with its specific challenges. With the panels we would like to stimulate discussions on challenges and research trends. The conference will host two panels, one each on the first and the second day of the conference.

Potential Topics

We solicit proposals in, but not limited to, the following topics:

+ Are we really filling the semantic gap in multimedia?
+ Smart, early metadata acquisition versus late, tedious media analysis?
+ Personalization of multimedia content beyond name recognition
+ Are we drowning in a vast amount of life media streams or do we learn to swim?
+ Multimedia digital rights management - between protection and constriction
+ New multimodal user interface metaphors - making multimedia data explorable and experiencable

Submission Instructions

The panel proposal (2-3 pages) should include:

+ panel title
+ panelists (name, position, affiliation, country)
+ panel topic (motivation, issues to be discussed)
+ panel structure (time needed, schedule of presentations and discussions)
+ proposers of the panel (name, position, affiliation, country)

Please e-mail your panel proposal in PDF to the panel chairs. Best panel proposals will be selected by the panel chair supported by a Panel Selection Board comprised of members from the ACM MM 2005 Program Committee.

Important Dates

20 Jun 2005 Deadline for Submission
29 Jul 2005 Notice of acceptance


For any questions regarding panels please email the co-chair:

  Edward Chang (UCSB, USA) -

  Yong Rui (Microsoft, USA) -