First-Ever Hybrid ACM MMSys
Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Awards at MMSys'21

    DASH-IF dash.js Contributor Awards
    • 1st: Bertrand Berthelot ($750)
    • 2nd: Zachary Cava ($500)
    • 3rd: Theo Karagkioules, Rufael Mekuria, Dirk Griffioen, Arjen Wagenaar ($125)
    • 3rd: May Lim, Mehmet N. Akcay, Abdelhak Bentaleb, Ali C. Begen, Roger Zimmermann ($125)
    DASH-IF Best PhD Dissertation Award
    • Kevin Spiteri (€750)
    DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Awards
    • 1st: Content-Aware Playback Speed Control for Low-Latency Live Streaming of Sports (€750)
    • 2nd: Playing Chunk-Transferred DASH Segments at Low Latency with QLive (€500)
    • 2nd: Common Media Client Data (CMCD): Initial Findings (€500)
    Best Paper Award
    • Livelyzer: Analyzing the First-Mile Ingest Performance of Live Video Streaming (€750)
    Best Workshop Paper Award
    • WiFi-VLC Dual Connectivity Streaming System for 6DOF Multi-User Virtual Reality (€750)
    Best Open Dataset and Software Paper Award
    • AliceVision Meshroom: an Open-Source 3D Reconstruction Pipeline (€250)
    Best Demo and Industry Paper Award
    • Content-Aware Playback Speed Control for Low-Latency Live Streaming of Sports (€250)
    Best Doctoral Symposium Paper Awards
    • Ekrem Çetinkaya (€250)
    • Pedro Gomes (€250)
    Grand Challenge on Detecting Cheapfakes
    • Winner: COSMOS on Steroids: a Cheap Detector for Cheapfakes ($3000)
    Grand Challenge on Bandwidth Estimation for Real-Time Communications
    • Winner: Gemini: an Ensemble Framework for Bandwidth Estimation in Web Real-Time Communications ($5000)
    • Runner-up: A Hybrid Receiver-Side Congestion Control Scheme for Web Real-Time Communication ($2500)
    Best Social Media Reporter Award
    • Neha Sharma (Free registration for a SIGMM conference)

Bridging Deep Media and Communications

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the 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 to deal with multimedia data types.

Such individual system components include

Operating systems

Distributed architectures and protocols

Domain languages, development tools and abstraction layers

Using new architectures or computing resources for multimedia

New I/O architectures/devices, innovative uses and algorithms

Representation of continuous or time-dependent media

Metrics and measurement tools to assess performance

This touches aspects of many hot topics including

Content preparation and (adaptive) delivery systems

HDR, games, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, 3D video

Immersive systems, plenoptics, 360-degree/volumetric video delivery

Multimedia Internet of Things (IoT)

Multi and many-core, GPGPUs

Mobile multimedia and 5G, wearable multimedia

Cloud-based multimedia, P2P

Cyber-physical systems

Multi-sensory experiences, smart cities, QoE

We encourage submissions in focus areas of

Machine learning and statistical modeling for streaming

Volumetric media and collaborative immersive environments

Fake media and tools for preventing illegal broadcasts

Important Dates

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NOSSDAV (1) Dec. 11th Dec. 14th Feb. 5th Apr. 9th
Research Track (1) Dec. 11th Dec. 14th Feb. 26th Apr. 9th
Artifact Review and Badging Not required Mar. 8th N/A Apr. 9th
Mar. 5th Mar. 8th Apr. 9th Apr. 23rd
Research Track (2) Mar. 5th Mar. 8th Apr. 23rd May 7th
Demo and Industry Track
Open Source and Dataset Track
June 4th June 7th July 9th Aug. 6th
Challenges June 25th July 19th July 26th Aug. 6th
Doctoral Symposium July 2nd July 5th July 30th Aug. 6th
High-School Students Challenge Not required Aug. 20th Aug. 27th N/A
DASH-IF Best Dissertation Award Not required Aug. 20th During the conference N/A

Research Track and NOSSDAV have two sets of deadlines. For details, click here.




We are grateful to our supporters who will help us make MMSys'21 a great event.

Platinum Supporters

Ozyegin University
Turkish Airlines

Gold Supporters

Comcast NBCUniversal
Prime Video

Silver Supporters

Bigdata Teknoloji
Streaming Video Alliance
Unified Streaming

Bronze Supporters