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*Call for Papers for Doctoral Symposium*


The ACM Multimedia 2017 Doctoral Symposium will provide PhD students
working in all areas of multimedia with a unique opportunity to interact
with renowned and experienced researchers in the field, and discuss with
them about their ongoing research. The Doctoral Symposium also aims at
establishing a supportive worldwide community of doctoral students working
on multimedia, and promoting social and intellectual interactions among
students and researchers from academia, industry and government.

The mechanism is simple:

PhD students are invited to send a short paper (up to 4 pages for technical
contents and 1 page for references) related to their ongoing research. A
program committee will review the submissions, deciding upon the acceptance
or rejection of the papers. Accepted papers will be discussed in an oral or
poster session.

The best submission will be recognized at the symposium/conference.

*Description of the Event*

The Doctoral Symposium will take place during the main conference.

For each accepted oral paper, its author will present a summary of his/her
dissertation research to a panel of experts (specifically chosen by the
Doctoral Symposium co-chairs to match at best the topics related to the
accepted submissions). After that, the panelists will interact with the
author and the audience, providing constructive advice and suggestions.

All accepted PhD students will have chance to present their work at the
conference Poster Session, to enable interaction with a broader audience
of the main conference.


Prospective student attendees should already have a clear
research direction, and possibly have published some results. Preference
will be given to students who are about at the middle of their PhD work.
Students who have just started their doctoral program are advised to
consult with their local advisor/supervisor before submitting a paper.
Students who are approaching the end of their PhD should rather strive for
submitting a paper at the main conference or at a workshop. The Doctoral
Symposium should not be used for placing just another publication.

*Submission Guidelines*

A doctoral student who wants to submit a paper for the Doctoral Symposium
should prepare:

1.     *Abstract*
A 3-4 page abstract summarizing her/his dissertation research, singly
authored by herself/himself. The use of figures, diagrams or
illustrations is encouraged.The abstract should include:

o   Motivation, problem description

o   State of the art

o   Novelty and significance relative to the state of the art

o   Approach and proposed experiments (where appropriate)

o   Results obtained and work in progress

o   Keywords and key references of the presented work

The submission must comply with the two-column ACM proceedings format.

2.     *Recommendation letter*
A letter of recommendation from the student’s PhD advisor, verifying:

o   The student status of the applicant

o   Date of advancement to PhD candidacy

o   The expected date of thesis/dissertation defense or graduation

3.     *Curriculum vitae*
A short CV, including the list of all publications.

All the three documents must be written in English.

*Review Process and Publication*

The review process is single-blinded. All the accepted abstracts will
be published in the ACM Multimedia Conference Proceedings. Doctoral
students  who submit to the Doctoral Symposium are encouraged to also
submit a paper on their research to the main conference. However,
acceptance for participation in the Symposium will be based solely on the
abstract written for the event. All abstracts will be reviewed with respect
to overall quality of presentation, potential for future impact of the
research on the field, and expected benefit to the other doctoral students
attending the Doctoral Symposium.

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.


Please note that the student registration is sufficient to cover a doctoral
symposium accepted article.

*Important dates*

Submission deadline

May 31, 2017

Notification of Acceptance

July 10, 2017

Camera-ready Submission Deadline

August 11, 2017


For any questions regarding tutorials please email the Doctoral Symposium
Carsten Griwodz ([log in to unmask])

Publicity Chairs:

Yong Rui (Lenovo Group)

Zheng-Jun Zha (University of Science and Technology of China)

Juan Carlos Niebles (Stanford University)