ACM SIGMM Call for Funding for Special Initiatives 2021

Hi Folks

The ACM SIGMM (Special Interest Group in Multimedia) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications. We do this through our sponsorship and organisation of conferences and workshops, supporting student travel to such events, discounted registrations, two regional chapters, recognition of excellence and achievement through an awards scheme and we inform the community of our activities through the SIGMM Records and through mailing lists.
     
The SIGMM Executive invites applications for funding for new initiatives, which can only be submitted by members of SIGMM (Information on joining SIGMM can be found at https://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/sigs/sigmm).

These initiatives should focus on one, or more, of the following:
    - building on SIGMM’s excellence and strengths;
    - nurturing new talent in the SIGMM community;
    - addressing weakness(es) in the SIGMM community and in SIGMM activities.

The fund can support auditable expenses incurred and necessary for the completion of the initiative but will not support student travel to SIGMM-sponsored events as this is already covered by a centralised SIGMM funding scheme.
     
Proposals will be evaluated based on impact and contribution to the SIGMM community, and cost-effectiveness of the proposed budget. The selection of those to be funded will be made by a selection committee from the SIGMM Executive who make the final selection.
     
Submissions should be sent by email to the SIGMM Chair at alan.smeaton@dcu.ie and to SIGMM Vice-Chair at niculae.sebe@unitn.it and should be in PDF of up to 2 pages max.
     
An initial selection will be made from submissions made on or before a closing date of Sunday 21 February 2021.  For informal enquiries contact SIGMM Chair alan.smeaton@dcu.ie

 

Thanks.

- Alan

Prof. Alan F. Smeaton

Chair, ACM SIGMM