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*Open Source Software Competition*


The Open Source Software Competition is an important part of
the ACM Multimedia program. The competition, that has reached the
fourteenth edition, is intended to celebrate, encourage and promote the
contribution of researchers, software developers and educators to advance
the field by providing the community with implementations of codecs,
middleware, frameworks, toolkits, libraries, multimediaplayers,
applications, authoring tools, and other multimedia software. These
resources advance the field by providing a common set of tools for building
and improving multimedia research prototypes. The use of these tools also
allows others to replicate research results more easily.

To qualify, the software must be provided with source code and licensed in
such a manner that it can be used free of charge in academic and research
settings. As part of the review process, the software will be built from
the sources. All source code, license, installation instructions, and other
documentation must be available on a public web page or on publicly
available software repositories such as GitHub, Bitbucket, etc. License
compatibility with other open source software is encouraged. Dependencies
on non-open source third-party software are discouraged, with the exception
of operating systems and freely available commercial packages.

Authors are encouraged to prepare as much documentation as possible,
including examples of how the provided software might be used, existing
prototypes that use the software, video demos, download statistics or other
public usage information. Entries will be selected forinclusion in the
conference program based on peer-review. The criteria for judging
submissions include broad applicability and potential impact, novelty,
technical depth, demo suitability, and other miscellaneous factors (e.g.,
maturity, popularity, compatibility with commonly used programming
languages, no dependence on closed source, documentation quality, etc.)

Authors of selected entries will be invited to present and demonstrate
their software as part of the regular conference program. In addition,
accepted overview papers will be included in the conference proceedings. An
overall winning entry, as judged by reviewers and the program committee,
will be recognized formally at ACM Multimedia 2017.

*Important dates*

Open Source Software Submission Deadline

May 28, 2017

Notification of Acceptance

July 23, 2017

Camera-ready Submission Deadline

August 11, 2017

*Submission Guidelines*

Authors interested in submitting an entry to the ACM Multimedia Open Source
Software competition should make their software contribution available by
providing a public URL for download and prepare a package containing the
following information to be submitted via the online submission system
under the Open Source Software Competition track:

1.     A PDF file containing a 4-page max paper including an overview of
the open source software package, its description, applications, intended
audience, main features, etc. This overview paper should be prepared using
the same guidelines and formatting as for Short Papers, although due to the
nature of this submission, reviews will not be double-blind. Authors will
be required to sign copyright to theACM. The sentence “SUBMITTED
letters must appear in the first page, after the authors’ names.

2.     A text or PDF file, containing the following information:

o   Title of submission

o   Names and affiliations of authors (indicate students).

o   In case of a large distributed project, include full list of
contributors, if possible, and indicate main contact (e.g., project owner
or maintainer).

o   Submitters are also encouraged to tag their paper with up to two areas
from the main track (see Areas for a list of the areas).

o   link to a compressed archive file that contains the software.

o   The permanent link for the open source software (e.g., GitHub,
Bitbucket, Sourceforge, SVN).

Authors are strongly encouraged to ease the task of testing and building
their code using containers or VMs, e.g., using Docker or Vagrant, or using
packet manager systems, e.g., NuGet, CPM, Maven, Bower, etc.

The compressed archive file with all source code, documentation,
build/install instructions, and licenses must be placed in a web accessible
location. The public URL for project page where software, documentation,
and open source license can be found must be included in the overview
paper. Comprehensive and clear build/install instructions will be a crucial
component of any submission. The evaluation committee will make reasonable
effort to build the software for the top contributions, but if they are
unable to make the software run, it will be excluded from the competition.

These documents should be submitted through the conference submission system
<>. Please submit the paper
in the PDF format and the supplementary file as a ZIP archive.


For any questions regarding submissions, please email the Open Source
Chairs at [log in to unmask]

·  Lei Zhang (Microsoft AI & Research)

·  Zhu Li (University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Publicity Chairs:

Yong Rui (Lenovo Group)

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

Juan Carlos Niebles (Stanford University)