ACM Multimedia Systems Vancouver, Canada · June 7 - 10, 2023
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Call for Papers

The 14th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference and associated workshops MMVE 2023 and NOSSDAV 2023 seek to bring together experts from academia and industry to share their latest research findings in the field of multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems is regularly published in various venues covering networking, operating systems, real-time systems, databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, computer vision, and middleware communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections and the interplay of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains. Submissions are solicited on all aspects of multimedia systems, including but not limited to:

  • Content generation, adaptation, and summarization
  • Adaptive streaming of multimedia content
  • Machine learning for all aspects of multimedia systems
  • Network and system support for multimedia
  • Video games and cloud gaming
  • Virtual and augmented reality content and systems
  • Multiview, 360 degrees, 3D, and volumetric videos
  • Internet of Things (IoTs) and multimedia
  • Mobile multimedia and 5G/6G
  • Wearable multimedia
  • Cloud and edge computing for multimedia systems
  • Digital twins
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Multi-sensory experiences
  • Autonomous multimedia systems
  • Quality of Experience (QoE)

MMSys welcomes submissions to the following tracks:

As in previous years, MMSys 2023 will continue to support reproducibility of scientific results through granting various ACM Reproducibility Badges (details).

Accepted papers from all tracks will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

In addition, all accepted MMSys full research papers and workshop papers are eligible for submission to a Special Issue in ACM TOMM. The TOMM submission must have at least 25% new material compared to the MMSys accepted paper. For more guidelines, please see here. Submission deadline is typically 2 to 3 months after the conference ends. The exact deadline will be announced in June 2023.

Full Research Papers

Full research papers are expected to present significant research contributions with detailed system design, analysis, and evaluation. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three TPC members.

Submission Information:

  • Submission system: Website URL
  • Submission length: Up to 10 pages plus references
  • Submission format: Double blind using ACM style format
  • Deadline for submission round 1: November 18, 2022
    • Notification: January 6, 2023
  • Deadline for submission round 2: January 27, 2023
    • Notification: March 3, 2023

Please note that there are two independent deadlines for submission to the Full Research Papers track. Authors can submit papers to either or both deadlines. Authors of rejected papers in the first round may submit their revised papers to the second round ONLY if they address the majority of concerns raised by the reviewers in the first round. A summary of the revisions must be included in the paper; otherwise, the paper will be automatically rejected.

Open-source Software and Datasets

Sharing data and code to allow others to replicate research results is the ideal way to advance the field. To reach this goal, the Open-source Software and Datasets Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available and citable as well as to increase the public awareness of their considerable efforts.

Those who have created a new dataset or open-source software package that is relevant to the multimedia community should consider submitting it to this track. This includes, but is not limited to, software and datasets relevant to both traditional and emerging areas, network traces, user or application behavior and performance, both real or synthetic, as well as software from all aspects of production, coding, transmission, use or analysis of multimedia systems. Together with the dataset or source code, authors are asked to also provide a short paper describing the motivation and design, and discussing the way it can be useful to the community.

Criteria of acceptance include the soundness of the collection methodology and the value of the dataset as a resource for the multimedia research community, or the broad applicability and potential impact, novelty, technical depth of the software. The accepted papers will be given the appropriate ACM reproducibility badge (details), included in the conference proceedings and presented/demonstrated during the conference. The accepted contributions will be hosted in the MMSys GitHub repository, and/or ACM DL.

Note that it is the authors' responsibility to ensure that all datasets and source code are licensed in such a manner that it can be legally and freely used, at the minimum in academic and research settings (e.g., GPLv2, LGPLv2, BSD, BSD + patents, or equivalent license).

Submission Information:

  • Submission system: Website URL
  • Submission length: Up to 6 pages plus references
  • Submission format: Single blind (authors are known but reviewers are not) using the ACM style format, including the URL to the public repository for the dataset, source code or VM image/container file with the installation instructions (tips)
  • Deadline: January 27, 2023
    • Notification: March 3, 2023

Technical Demos

The goal of the Demo and Industry Track is to bridge the gap between research and industry by showcasing demonstrations of innovative multimedia concepts. Researchers and industry partners will have the opportunity to share their prototypes and proof-of-concepts with MMSys attendees.

We seek submissions demonstrating innovative ideas and systems in all areas related to multimedia. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selection will be based on the novelty of the research, impact from industry perspective and interestingness of the demonstration. Authors should consider the following questions in their submissions:

  • What is the scientific or engineering concept behind this work that is beyond the existing systems?
  • What is the novelty and significance of the work and how will it impact the audience?
  • What will be actually shown during the demo?

We also encourage demo submissions to include a short video showcasing the work. Including a video will help the committee better understand and evaluate the proposals.

A separate demo requirements checklist (link) should be submitted that details the technical requirements of the demo. If you have special requests such as a larger space, special lighting conditions, large displays and so on, indicate them in the checklist document, and we will do our best to arrange them. Once accepted, demonstrators will be provided with a table, poster board, power outlet and wireless (shared) Internet access. Any other equipment required for the demo should be brought by the presenters themselves. Note that the paper submission system can accept only one supplementary file. Therefore, you will need to compress multiple files into one zip file for submitting the supplementary materials.

Submission Information:

  • Submission system: Website URL
  • Submission length: Up to six pages plus an optional page for references (PDF format) plus a demo requirements checklist (link).
  • Submission format: Single blind (authors are known but reviewers are not) using ACM style format
  • Deadline: January 27, 2023
    • Notification: March 3, 2023

Doctoral Symposium

MMSys'23 Doctoral Symposium (DS) will be part of the conference in Vancouver for people studying towards a doctoral degree on a topic related to multimedia systems in general. Please check here for example topics/areas related to MMSys. If you are a doctoral candidate who has found yourself reading or referencing work presented at MMSys in the past, or if for you the scope of MMSys makes you feel that this is a community that you would benefit from being part of, then we would love for you to apply to join us in Vancouver.

The DS is a forum for you to share your work and ideas with fellow PhD students, and with more experienced researchers in your field. You will get the chance to present your plans, ideas, results and more excitingly, ask your questions and request advice from the MMsys community. The DS will take the form of a poster session, and you will briefly introduce your proposal to the participants in a plenary session. You will get feedback and suggestions from the community at large and a senior member of the MMSys community will give you in-depth feedback and address your questions. If you are successful in your application for a place in the DS, you will be invited to attend the rest of MMSys'23; the world's leading international research conference on multimedia systems.

A proposal submission is required to apply for the DS. Your submissions will be peer reviewed. If accepted, you will be invited to present and discuss at the DS. You can choose whether your proposal should be published as a paper in the ACM Digital Library if it is accepted or whether it is not ready for publication yet. The proposal should be well organized and structured in a way that demonstrates the links between the concepts presented. The proposal should clearly specify:

  • A real-world problem that relates to and motivates the PhD
  • The concrete research challenge that the (proposed) PhD is addressing and how this fits into the bigger picture of other research that addresses the real-world problem
  • Limitation in the state-of-the-art that you intend to address, and if applicable, first results including an evaluation with respect to the state-of-the-art
  • The main contribution(s) of the research to multimedia systems and a justification why the contribution will lead to a PhD

Submission Information:

  • Submission system: Website URL
  • Submission length: Up to 4 pages plus references
  • Submission format: Single blind (authors are known but reviewers are not) using ACM style format
  • Deadline: January 27, 2023
    • Notification: March 3, 2023


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