Special Session on Multi-Sensory Experiences at ACM MMSys 2017

June 20-23, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: April 14, 2017
  • Camera ready deadline: April 28, 2017

Scope & Goals:

In all these years, multimedia research and development have succeeded to offer users increasingly diverse services at higher quality levels by engaging two of the human senses only: sight and hearing. However, important findings from psychological and neuroscience research, as well as technological advances responsible for increased diversity of devices with higher computational power and communication capabilities, augmented by various sensor and display technologies have enabled targeting other human senses for further enhancing user experience. Multimedia is slowly but surely evolving by considering and integrating media components to affect all senses, including tactile, olfaction, and gustatory. This integration of multiple senses leads to a paradigm shift towards a new multiple sensorial media (MulSeMedia) multi-modal experience, opening also new and exciting challenges and opportunities in research and development in both industry and academia. This special session solicits contributions dealing with Multisensory experiences in many related areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Multi-Sensory Experiences QoE evaluation (subjective, objective, online vs offline)
  • Multi-Sensory sensor and display devices
  • Multi-Sensory Integration
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Virtual Reality
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Mixed Augmented Reality
  • Multi-Sensory Transmission and delivery (QoS)
  • Adaptive/Personalized Multi-Sensory Experiences
  • Multi-Sensory Signal Processing
  • Human Factors (including user modelling) in Multi-Sensory Experiences
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences synchronisation
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and application domains (Health, education (smart learning environments), tourism, gaming etc.)
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences Standardization
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Quality of Life
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and e-Commerce
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Collaboration
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and (Tele-)Presence
  • Multi-Sensory Experience Databases/Datasets
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Interaction
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Affect
  • Multi-Sensory Experiences and Robotics

Formatting and Paper Submission

Papers should follow the same formatting as used for the main conference (i.e., 6-12 pages long, prepared using the ACM style files, written in English, and submitted as PDF files with embedded fonts). The review is double blind and submissions are done here.


Niall Murray (Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland)
George Ghinea (Brunel University, UK)
Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria)
Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Weisi Lin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Wu-Yuin Hwang (National Central University, Taiwan)