Panel Proposals

ACM Multimedia is the premier international conference in the area of multimedia within the field of computer science. Multimedia research focuses on technologies that enable the use and exchange of content integrating the multiple perspectives of different digital modalities, including images, text, video, audio, speech, music, and sensor data.

To promote a healthy discussion on the ever growing area of multimedia research, ACM MM 2019 panels are expected to focus on topics of current interest. It is preferred that the topic for panel discussion is a controversial topic, or a topic that has not yet received much attention, but is rapidly gaining importance. Recently, significant changes in multimedia research, development, and application landscape have taken place in order to deal with a blossom of contemporary technologies and applications, including emerging technologies, cloud computing, social networking, interactive and immersive experiences, personal multimedia, massive user generated media data, learning-based multimedia systems, and media rich mobile applications.

We are calling upon the leaders and thinkers (newcomers as well as seasoned researchers) of multimedia research to propose panel discussions at ACM MM 2019. We welcome panel organizers from both academia and industry. We especially welcome new and emerging perspectives from multimedia related industrial corporations and researchers.

We look forward to receiving high quality proposals from the multimedia community. It is expected that expert panelists will express their views on the topic of panel and discuss/debate/share with other panelists and the audience their views and experiences. The composition of panels should be diverse, representing a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives. Note that the panels at ACM MM 2019 are not intended as an avenue for panelists to present their own personal research or a narrow scope research project.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are solicited for panels that can be scheduled for 60 or 90 minutes in duration. The panel should schedule at least 30 minutes for interaction with the audience. Please submit cover sheet and an extended summary, here :

The complete proposal should be no more than 6 pages and should include:

  • Panel topic and justification for such panel.
  • Complete contact information for the panel organizers.
  • (Potential) panelists and their expertise; it’s best to have panelists mostly-confirmed when you submit the proposal.
  • A brief biography for each organizer and panelist.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 20 May, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 8 July, 2019
Panel outline (camera ready): August 05, 2018


For any questions regarding submissions, please email the Panel Chairs (

  • Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Florence
  • Ju-Gang Jiang, Fudan University, Shanghai