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Dear colleagues,

please see below a range of remaining opportunities the 2022 MMSys
organising committee is offering, which include Special Session, Demo &
Industry Track, Open Dataset & Software Track, Mentoring - Doctoral
Symposium & Postdoctoral Researchers and Grand Challenges. Please pay
particular attention to the fast approaching submission deadlines  (

Please distribute amoung your own networks and contribute.

Warm regards,
MMSys2022 Organising Committee

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS to: Special Session, Demo & Industry, Open Dataset &
Software, Doctoral Symposium & Grand Challenge Tracks -= MMSys 2022 =-
“Enabling New Horizons for the Media Ecosystem"

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MMSys2022 Conference website:
MMSys2022 Call for Support:

The 13th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (and associated workshops: MMVE
2022 (, NOSSDAV 2022 (, GameSys 2022) will be held from 14th to 17th
June 2022 in Athlone, Ireland. MMSys2022 will provide a warm welcome to
leading experts from academia and industry 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.

MMSys is a venue for researchers who explore:
* Complete multimedia systems that provide a new kind of multimedia
experience or system whose overall performance improves the
state-of-the-art through new research results in more than one component
* Enhancements to one or more system components and/or aspects that provide
improvements over the state-of-the-art traditional and next-generation
media services
* Evaluation studies, models and/or methodologies that provides added value
to the multimedia systems community

*MMSys2022 Special Session:* "New Horizons in Multimedia Systems"

Innovations in multimedia systems have revolutionised the way we connect
and communicate, reshaping the field in new, exciting ways by transforming
how audio, visual, and multisensory contents are created, transmitted, and
consumed. The MMSys community has always been at the forefront of such
innovation, creating new paths for how multimedia systems are defined,
designed, and implemented for the communication of the future. Recent
advances in network technology, sensor design, and acquisition and
rendering devices, reveal new possibilities for cutting-edge research in
multimedia systems that can provide benefits in many different aspects (in
terms of performance, perception, enabling new scenarios and services,
reducing costs, etc.).

This special session addresses recent technologies and latest advances,
their benefits and challenges in defining, designing, implementing, and
testing emerging multimedia systems. This includes multi-sensorial
affective systems that go beyond audiovisual communication through the
integration of human-centric, multi-modal inputs and outputs; and
machine-to-machine multimedia systems (drones, autonomous systems, etc.)
that deal with the challenges of computer-vision oriented optimization and
transmission.  This special session is focused on the following topics:

* Affective Interactive systems.
* Machine-to-machine multimedia systems

Accepted papers after double blind review will be published in the ACM DL.
Submission system:
Submission Deadline: March 4th, 2022
Acceptance notification: April 8th, 2022

*MMSys2022 Demo & Industry Track*:

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'22 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'22. 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.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM DL.
Submission system:
Submission Deadline: 25th February 2022
Acceptance notification:  4th April 2022

*MMSys2022 Open Dataset & Software Track*:

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 behaviour 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

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM DL.
Submission system:
Submission Deadline: 25th February 2022
Acceptance notification:  4th April 2022

*MMSys2022 Mentoring - Doctoral Symposium: *

MMSys'22 Doctoral Symposium (DS) will be part of the conference in Ireland
for people studying towards a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the
themes of MMSys (refer to the calls for papers on the various tracks and
workshops). If you are a doctoral candidate who has found yourself reading
or referencing work presented at MMSys in the past, or if for you the scope
of MMSys makes you feel that this is a community that you would benefit
from being part of, then we would love for you to apply to join us in

The DS is a forum for you to share your work and ideas with fellow PhD
students, and with more experienced researchers in your field. You will get
the chance to present your plans, ideas, results and more excitingly, ask
your questions and request advice from the MMsys community. The DS will
take the form of a hybrid poster session, and you will briefly introduce
your proposal to the participants in a plenary session. You will get
feedback and suggestions from the community at large and a senior member of
the MMSys community will give you in-depth feedback and address your
questions. If you are successful in your application for a place in the DS,
you will be invited to attend the rest of MMSys'22; the world’s leading
international research conference on multimedia systems.

MMSys is an inclusive, growing and interdisciplinary community, so if you
are not sure whether the specifics of your research are in scope then (a)
they probably are, and (b) please email the chairs and they will do their
best to advise you.

We invite ‘middle’ and ‘early’ stage PhD students, and for the first time,
MMsys welcomes also early stage researchers who are currently preparing
their PhD proposal to attend the DS. If you are still struggling with your
PhD research questions, or if you have established your questions and have
still got at least a year of work ahead of you before the submission of
your dissertation, you can benefit from the DS. A proposal submission is
required to apply for the DS. Your submissions will be peer reviewed. If
accepted, you will be invited to present and discuss at the DS; either by
attending physically or virtually. You can choose whether your proposal
should be published as a paper in the ACM DL.

Submission system:
Submission Deadline: 4th April 2022 2022
Acceptance notification:  21st April 2022

*MMSys2022 Mentoring - Postdoctoral Researchers: *

In addition to mentorship for PhD candidates (see Doctoral Symposium),
MMSys’22 will also provide mentorship to support the development of early
stage Postdoctoral researchers or those looking to develop their own
independence as researchers. We are currently in the process of
brainstorming ideas on things that might be useful to this section of the
MMSys community.

Submission system: details coming soon!
Submission Deadline: 4th April 2022 2022
Acceptance notification:  21st April 2022

*MMSys'22 Grand Challenge on AI-based Video Production for Soccer*:

Organised and sponsored by:
* SimulaMet, Department of Holistic Systems
* Forzasys

Across different sports disciplines, soccer has a market share of about 45%
of the 500 billion global sports industry. Soccer broadcasting and
streaming are becoming increasingly popular, as the interest for viewing
videos from soccer games grows day by day. In this respect, it is important
to provide game summaries and highlights, as a large percent of audiences
prefer to view only the main events in a game such as goals, cards, saves,
and penalties.

However, generating such summaries and event highlights requires expensive
equipment and a lot of tedious, expensive, manual labour. Automating and
making the entire end-to-end video analysis pipeline more intelligent is
seen as the holy grail in sports video production, since it would allow for
providing fast game highlights at a much lower cost. In this context,
recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology have shown
great potential, but state-of-the-art approaches are far from being good
enough for a practical scenario that has demanding real-time requirements,
as well as strict performance criteria (where at least the detection of
official events such as goals and cards must be 100% accurate). Even though
the event tagging operation has by far received the most attention, it is
the easiest initial operation in an end-to-end analysis pipeline, which
includes various other operations which also need to be addressed for the
overall purpose of generating game highlights.

The goal of this challenge is to assist the automatization of such a
production pipeline using AI, assuming that events are already detected and
covered by other challenges like SoccerNet. In particular, we aim for
algorithmic approaches for event clipping, thumbnail selection, and game
summarization to be developed for soccer video streams. The challenge is
open to any individual, academic or commercial institution.

Please see the conference website for further details and information on
prizes for different tasks within the challenge.

Submission system:
Submission Deadline: 5th April 2022
Acceptance notification:  20th April 2022


YouTube, Adobe, Zinkworks, Unified Streaming, DASH IF, Forzasys, Disney
Research, Failte Ireland.

General Chairs
* Niall Murray (Technological University of the Shannon, Ireland)
* Mylene Farias (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
* Gwendal Simon (Synamedia, France)

Technical Programme Chairs
* Mario Montagud (University of Valencia and i2CAT Foundation, Spain)
* Irene Viola (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands)
* Mohamed Hefeeda (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Cise Midoglu
Simula Research Laboratory



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