Call for Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions

Overview

The Multimedia Grand Challenge presents a set of problems and issues from industry leaders, geared to engage the Multimedia research community in solving relevant, interesting and challenging questions about the industry’s 3-5 year vision for multimedia.

The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community. This year’s conference will continue the tradition by repeating previous challenges and by introducing brand new challenges.

Challenges

Submissions should:

  • Significantly address one of the challenges posted on the web site.
  • Depict working, presentable systems or demos, using the grand challenge dataset where provided.
  • Describe why the system presents a novel and interesting solution.

Submission Guidelines

The submissions (max 4 pages) should be formatted according to ACM Multimedia formatting guidelines. Multimedia Grand Challenge reviewing is double-blind so authors shouldn’t reveal their identity in the paper. The finalists will be selected by a committee consisting of academia and industry representatives, based on novelty, presentation, scientific interest of the approaches, and for the evaluation-based challenges, on the performance against the task.

Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings, and will be presented in a special event during the ACM Multimedia 2014 conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. At the conference, finalists will be requested to introduce their solutions, give a quick demo, and take questions from the judges and the audience.

Winners will be selected for Multimedia Grand Challenge awards based on their presentation.

Important note for the authors: 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 published work.

Submission System

The Multimedia Grand Challenge submission system (easyChair) is:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mm2014mgcs

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 6, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: July 25, 2014
Camera-Ready Submission Deadline: August 11, 2014

Contacts

For any questions regarding the Grand Challenges please email the Multimedia Grand Challenge Chairs:
Changsheng Xu (csxu@nlpr.ia.ac.cn)
Cha Zhang (chazhang@microsoft.com)

Important Dates
Call for Full and Short Papers
Notification of Acceptance
July 8, 2014
Camera-ready submission
August 11, 2014
Call for Papers for Doctoral Symposium
Camera-ready submission
August 11, 2014
Call for Workshop Proposals
Deadline for camera ready submission by authors
August 24, 2014
Call For High Risk/High Reward Papers
Paper acceptance notification
July 7, 2014
Interactive Art Exhibit
Call for the Open Source Software Competition
Camera-ready submission deadline
August 11, 2014
Call for Multimedia Grand Challenge Solutions
Submission deadline
July 6, 2014
Notification of acceptance
July 25, 2014
Camera-ready submission deadline
August 11, 2014
Call for Tutorials
Notification of acceptance
June 25, 2014
Call for Artworks
Notification of acceptance
July 7, 2014
Call for Technical Demos
Camera-ready submission deadline
August 11, 2014
Call for Panel Proposals
 
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