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AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to the published work. As a reminder, the review process is not a public disclosure and the reviewers are bound by the confidentiality agreement of ACM. See the ACM policies for details.

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Research Track

Submission Information

MMSys papers enable authors to present entire multimedia systems or research work that builds on considerable amounts of earlier work in a self-contained manner. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three TPC members, and will be evaluated for their scientific quality. Authors will have a chance to submit their rebuttals before online discussions among the TPC members. MMSys'21 will also continue to support scientific reproducibility (details). Accepted papers will be published in the ACM DL.

Demo and Industry Track

Submission Information

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 encourage innovative demo and proof-of-concept proposals. Submissions are encouraged in all areas related to multimedia, as advertised in the general call for MMSys'21. Researchers are also encouraged to submit demo proposals that concretize their accepted research papers and have a chance to showcase technical aspects of their work.

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 proposals 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 submission system can accept only one supplementary file. Therefore, you have to compress multiple files into one zip file for submitting the supplementary materials.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM DL.

Open Dataset and Software Track

Submission Information

  • Online submission: https://mmsys2021ods.hotcrp.com/
  • Submission format: Up to six pages (PDF format)
  • Submission style: Single blind using 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)

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 Dataset and Software 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, traces reflecting network, 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 collection methodology and value of the dataset as a resource for the multimedia research community (datasets) and the broad applicability and potential impact, novelty, technical depth and demo suitability (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, ACM DL and/or Zenodo.

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).

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM DL.

Artifact Review and Badging

Submission Information

  • Check the appropriate box in the submission page to indicate your wish to apply for a reproducibility badge upon acceptance of your paper
  • Send the required materials (see instructions below) to the Reproducibility Track chairs by TBD.

MMSys was the first ACM SIGMM conference to implement the ACM's artifact reviewing and badging policy. Authors are invited to formally submit their supporting materials following the process below.

The reviewers for the Reproducibility Track will attempt to reproduce the experiments/simulations and assess if the submitted artifacts support the claims made in the paper through the clearly defined artifacts and instructions submitted with the paper including traces, source code, tools, original datasets, etc.

The Reproducibility Track awards badge(s) according to ACM’s artifact reviewing and badging policy to the accepted papers that publicly release the artifacts used in the paper. The badge(s) appears as a highlight along with the paper in the ACM DL.

Note that applying for a reproducibility badge is optional and does not influence the final decision regarding paper acceptance.

Instructions and Required Materials

To make the reviewing task easier, we strongly recommend you to use a format for the artifacts that ensure easy reviewing and reproducibility. Note the following:

  • Either make a self-contained docker image or VirtualBox virtual machine (tips) or use one of the tools that allow direct integration of your artifacts into the ACM DL. These tools (Collective Knowledge, OCCAM, and Code Ocean) are each described with short videos here. They cover a wide range of cases and programming languages and are worth considering in most cases.
  • The code must be accessible and easily runnable, not presented as a black box.
  • The appendix (which has no effect on the page count of the camera-ready version) should be no longer than three pages, including all the guidelines for testing the artifacts. We recommend this template from ctuning.org, where you can also find a detailed description of what information to provide.

If you have an unusual experimental setup that requires specific hardware or proprietary software, contact the Reproducibility Track chairs before the submission.

Evaluation Process

The artifacts go through a revision process, during which e-mail exchanges can occur between the authors and the Reproducibility Track chairs on behalf of the reviewers. The evaluators are asked to evaluate the artifacts based on the following criteria defined by ACM.

Supporters

We are looking for supporters and there are different levels that you can support MMSys'21 at:

Platinum (Min. € 7,500)

  • Brief airtime during the opening of the conference
  • Designated social event and/or lunch/coffee break support
  • Exhibition table during the conference, may supply giveaways
  • Sponsor-provided promotion items in the conference bag
  • Five complimentary registrations for the conference and social events
  • Explicit acknowledgement when distributing the call for papers and participation prior to the conference
  • Logo on the Web site, all print materials (booklet, roll-up/banner, etc.)

Gold (Min. € 5,000)

  • Brief airtime during a social event
  • Designated lunch/coffee break support
  • Exhibition table during the conference, may supply giveaways
  • Sponsor-provided promotion items in the conference bag
  • Three complimentary registrations for the conference and social events
  • Explicit acknowledgement when distributing the call for papers and participation prior to the conference
  • Logo on the Web site, all print materials (booklet, roll-up/banner, etc.)

Silver (Min. € 2,500)

  • Designated coffee break support
  • Exhibition table during the conference, may supply giveaways
  • Two sponsor-provided promotion items in the conference bag
  • Two complimentary registrations for the conference and social events
  • Explicit acknowledgement when distributing the call for papers and participation prior to the conference
  • Logo on the Web site, all print materials (booklet, roll-up/banner, etc.)

Bronze (Min. € 1,000)

  • May supply giveaways
  • One sponsor-provided promotion item in the conference bag
  • One complimentary registration for the conference and social events
  • Logo on the Web site, all print materials (booklet, roll-up/banner, etc.)