Call for Full and Short Papers

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ACM Multimedia 2012 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of multimedia and its applications.  At the same time, the conference calls  for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration.

ACM Multimedia 2012 seeks contributions in the following 11 areas:

  1. Media Content Analysis and Processing
  2. Multimedia Activity and Event Understanding
  3. Multimedia Search and Retrieval
  4. Mobile and Location-Based Media
  5. Social Media
  6. Multimedia Systems and Middleware
  7. Media Transport and Sharing
  8. Multimedia Security and Forensics
  9. Multimedia Authoring, Production and Consumption
  10. Multimedia Interaction and Applications
  11. Multimedia Art, Entertainment and Culture

See detailed information of these areas.

When you submit your paper, you will designate both a primary area and a secondary area in the online system.  It is your responsibility to read the descriptions of all the areas and select the areas that best match the focus of your submission.

The submitted papers will be reviewed by anonymous reviewers with the help of anonymous area chairs as meta-reviewers.  ACM Multimedia review is double-blind.  Papers which violate this rule will be rejected without review.

ACM Multimedia 2012 employs a rebuttal: after revealing the initial reviews, the authors can optionally submit rebuttals if desired to do so.  Area chairs and reviewers will take rebuttals into account for the final decision.  Authors are allowed to submit maximum 4,000 characters for each rebuttal.

[New in 2012!] Accepted full papers will be allocated 10 pages each and will be presented either as oral or poster at the conference. Submitted full papers (but not accepted) will NOT be forwarded or accepted as short papers, unlike former years.

Accepted short papers will be allocated 4 pages each and will be presented as poster at the conference.

Accepted full and short papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions to ACM Multimedia 2012 must include new, unpublished, original research. Submissions containing substantially similar material may not be submitted to other venues concurrently with ACM Multimedia 2012.

If duplicate submissions are identified during the review process, authors will not be  permitted to submit papers to the ACM Multimedia conference in the following years.

All submissions must be written in English. They must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s).

Please follow the instructions below to select a primary area and a secondary area for the paper:

  1. Each paper (long or short) will have a primary area and a secondary area. Authors should submit their papers to the corresponding “tracks” in the CMT system according to the primary area of the papers. For example, if the paper’s primary area is “Media Content Analysis and Processing”, the author should submit the paper to track “L01:(Long Papers) Area 01 – Media Content Analysis and Processing” if it’s a long paper, or “S01:(Short Papers) Area 01 – Media Content Analysis and Processing” if it’s a short paper. And then follow the instructions in the system to fill the submission forms and submit your manuscript. Authors will be asked to select a primary area and a secondary area. Please unify the selected track and the primary area.
  2. If you submit a paper co-authored by an area chair, or if you are an area chair, please submit it to track “L00:(Long Papers) Special Track (COI)” or “S00:(Short Papers) Special Track (COI)”. In these two tracks, you will be asked to select one primary area and one secondary area for your paper. For other authors please don’t submit your papers to these two tracks.

For detailed information, see Paper Submission Instructions.

Link to the Online Submission System

Important Dates

  • Abstract (only for full papers):       April 2, 2012
  • Manuscript for full/short papers:  April 9, 2012 April 12, 2012
  • Supplementary materials:              April 13, 2012 April 15, 2012
  • Initial reviews to authors (only for Full papers): May 25, 2012 May 28, 2012
  • Rebuttal (only for full papers):       June 1, 2012 June 3, 2012
  • Notification:                                      June 22, 2012 June 25, 2012
  • Shepharding:                                     TBD
  • Camera-ready submission:             July 30, 2012

Contact Address
Program chairs:

  • Shin’ichi Satoh (National Inst. of Informatics, JP)
  • Thomas Plagemann (Univ. of Oslo, NO)
  • Xian-Sheng Hua (Microsoft, US)
  • Rong Yan (Facebook, US)