• Call for Papers

The 15th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference and associated workshops 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
  • AI (e.g., machine/deep 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)
  • Multimedia systems for robotics and unmanned vehicles
  • Multimedia systems for health
  • Audio, image and video coding for humans and machines
  • Analytics for multimedia systems
  • Sustainable (green) multimedia systems

MMSys welcomes submissions to the following tracks:

As in previous years, MMSys 2024 will continue to support reproducibility of scientific results through granting various ACM Reproducibility Badges (detailsexternal link). Accepted papers from all tracks will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Details regarding deadlines for all the MMSys tracks are available here.

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:

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 (detailsexternal link), included in the conference proceedings and presented/demonstrated during the conference. The accepted contributions will be hosted in the MMSys GitHub repositoryexternal link, 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:

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 (linkexternal 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.

Doctoral Symposium

ACM MMSys'24 will also include a Doctoral Symposium (DS) as part of the main conference. Information about its scope, format, submission instructions, deadlines, and grants, can be found here.