Paper Submission Instructions

All papers should be prepared and submitted according to the following guidelines. This page serves as a general overview; for details on a specific category of papers, please look up the respective “Call for Contributions” page.

Double-blind Review
Some of the programs in ACM Multimedia use a double-blind review process for paper selection (All others are single-blind). Please follow the guidelines below for submissions to such programs:
In a “Double-blind Review” process, authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

  • Do not put your names under the title.
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
  • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
  • Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors identity.
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

Maximum length of a paper
Each paper should not be longer than the page limit specified by its program.

Please refer to the following table for a quick summary of page limits and the nature of the review process.

Program and Type of Paper Maximum Number of Pages Double-blind?
Main conference – full papers 10 Yes
Main conference – short papers 4 Yes
Brave new ideas program – abstract 2 No
Brave new ideas program – paper 10 No
Multimedia grand challenge 4 Yes
Multimedia art exhibition 2 No
Technical demo 2 No
Open source software competition 4 No
Video program 4 No
Doctoral symposium 4 No
Workshops 6 Refer to workshop home pages

Paper formatting and templates
All papers must be formatted according to ACM proceedings style. Latex and word templates for this format can be downloaded from the following links:

Papers must be submitted as PDF files in Letter size through the online paper submission system. Submissions must strictly adhere to page limits. Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review. The maximum allowed file size is 10 MB.

Paper submission system
The paper submission system (CMT) for all programs other than the Workshops is here.
The paper submission system (CMT) for Workshops will be available soon.
However, the following programs do not use the system for submission. Please contact the corresponding chairs directly. See the corresponding calls for details.

  • Tutorials
  • Panel proposals

All deadlines due 23:59 (UTC-8) on the indicated dates.
See Important Dates, too.

Program and Type of Paper Abstract Submission Manuscript Submission Camera-ready Paper Submission
Main conference – full papers April 2, 2012 April 9, 2012
April 12, 2012
July 30, 2012
Main conference – short papers April 9, 2012
April 12, 2012
Brave new ideas program March 12, 2012
March 16, 2012
May 14, 2012
Multimedia grand challenge May 14, 2012
June 15, 2012
Multimedia art exhibition April 9, 2012
April 12, 2012
Technical demo May 14, 2012 May 31, 2012
Open source software competition May 14, 2012
May 31, 2012
Video program May 14, 2012 May 31, 2012
Doctoral symposium May 14, 2012
May 31, 2012
Workshops Refer to workshop home pages August 15, 2012

Other instructions

1. Dual submissions
By submitting a manuscript to ACM Multimedia 2012, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either should be submitted during the ACM Multimedia 2012 review period to either a journal or a conference.

If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors’ responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

2. Supplemental material
Authors may optionally upload supplemental material. Typically, this material might include:

  • videos of results that cannot be included in the main paper,
  • screen recording of the running program anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals,
  • and appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential for understanding of the paper.

Only one supplemental file (10 MB Max.) is allowed. If there is a need to upload more than one file, please concatenate them into a single .ZIP file.

Note: The provision to upload supplemental material may vary depending on the program. Please refer to the relevant program home page for details.

Contact Address
Publication Co-Chairs:

  • Hiroshi Mo (National Inst. of Informatics, JP)
  • Chamin Morikawa (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)