** Full registration only needs $30 and it is FREE for SIGMM/ACM members by Sept 30 ($30 afterwards) **

Dear Multimedia Researchers/Users,

We would like to welcome all of you to participate in ACM Multimedia 2020. The main conference will take place from 13 - 15 October, and workshops and tutorials will be held on October 12 and 16. This year's conference will be held 100% virtually due to COVID-19, which offers more flexible forms of participation. Online content (pre-recorded videos and paper information) will be available a few days before the conference and the conference week is for live interactions via Zoom meetings.

The highlights of the ACM MM 2020 program are summarized as below:

- High quality technical program: 474 regular papers selected from 1,698 full paper submissions (increased 81.4% compared with the number of last year) for the main conference tracks
- Two keynote speeches by distinguished scholars:  
- Prof. Klara Nahrstedt: 360-Video Navigation for 360-Multimedia Delivery Systems: Research Challenges and Opportunities
- Dr. Shuicheng Yan: Neural Network Architecture Design
- Two industrial invited talks by leading experts:
- Dr. Dong Yu: Building Digital Human
- Mr. Itamar Friedman: Cloud Drive App-Closing the Gap Between AI Research and Practice
- Two panels opening discussions about "Opportunities and Challenges for AI Multimedia in the 'New Normal'" and "What Multimedia has to offer for our common digital future"
- Eight Multimedia Grand Challenges ranging from activity recognition, vision & language understanding, medical applications, and metadata prediction
- Eight tutorials about new directions in multimedia research and eleven workshops which cover a wide range of cutting-edge topics

Please check out the schedule on the website for the detailed timetable for the different sessions:

https://2020.acmmm.org/program-at-a-glance.html

In case you haven't registered yet this is probably the moment as the early bird registration is ending in one week (Sep. 30, 2020 23:59 AoE) from now. Here is the registration link:

https://2020.acmmm.org/registration.html

Please note this year, we reduced registration fee a lot: full registration only needs $30 for non-authors, and it is free for SIGMM or ACM members by Sep 30 ($30 afterwards).

For further information please visit the ACM MM 2020 Online website:

https://2020.acmmm.org/index.html

We are looking forward to engaging with you in this new and exciting format for ACM MM.

Chang Wen Chen, Rita Cucchiara, Xian-Sheng Hua
ACM Multimedia 2020 General Chairs