Call for Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions

(Submission closed)

The Multimedia Grand Challenge is a set of problems and issues from industry leaders, geared to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 3-5 year horizon for multimedia.

The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community. This year’s conference will continue the tradition with both ongoing as well as brand new challenges.


Submissions should:

  • Significantly address one of the challenges posted on the web site.
  • Depict working, presentable systems or demos.
  • Describe why the system presents a novel and interesting solution.

Preference is given to results that are reproducible by the research community, e.g. where the data and the source code are made available publicly.

Submission Guidelines

The submissions (max 4 pages) should be formatted according to ACM Multimedia formatting guidelines. Multimedia Grand Challenge reviewing is Double-blind so authors shouldn’t reveal their identity in the paper. The finalists will be selected by a committee consisting of academia and industry representatives. Finalists will not only present their work at the conference, they will also have their paper in the proceedings. The length of the final camera-ready version for finalists is set to 2 pages.

Finalist submissions will be published in the proceedings and presented in a special event during the ACM Multimedia 2012 conference in Nara, Japan. At the conference, finalists will be requested to introduce their solutions shortly to the audience, give a quick demo, and take difficult questions from the judges and audiences.

This year, every finalist team will receive a cash award equivalent to one student registration fee. Also, winners will be selected for Multimedia Grand Challenge awards based on their presentation.

Link to the Online Submission System

Important Dates

  • Deadline:             May 14, 2012 June 15, 2012
  • Notification:        June 22, 2012 July 15, 2012
  • Camera-ready:    July 30, 2012

Contact Address
Multimedia Grand Challenge Chairs:

  • Marcel Worring (University of Amsterdam, NL)
  • Yushi Jing (Google Research, US)
  • Go Irie (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., JP)