ACM MMSys 2021 Research Track - Call for Papers

“Bridging Deep Media and Communications”

May 25-28, 2021, Istanbul, Turkey

Scope and Topics of Interest


The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers 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 to deal with multimedia data types.

Such individual system components include:

  • Operating systems

  • Distributed architectures and protocols

  • Domain languages, development tools and abstraction layers

  • Using new architectures or computing resources for multimedia

  • New I/O architectures/devices, innovative uses and algorithms

  • Representation of continuous or time-dependent media

  • Metrics and measurement tools to assess performance

This touches aspects of many hot topics including content preparation and (adaptive) delivery systems, HDR, games, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, 3D video, immersive systems, plenoptics, 360-degree/volumetric video delivery, multimedia Internet of Things (IoT), multi and many-core, GPGPUs, mobile multimedia and 5G, wearable multimedia, cloud-based multimedia, P2P, cyber-physical systems, multi-sensory experiences, smart cities and QoE.

We encourage submissions in the following Focus Areas:

  • Machine learning and statistical modeling for streaming

  • Volumetric media and collaborative immersive environments

  • Fake media and tools for preventing illegal broadcasts

Important Dates


Submission deadline: December 14, 2020 (firm deadline)

Acceptance notification: February 19, 2021

Camera-ready deadline: April 2, 2021

Submission Instructions


Online submission:

Papers must be up to 12 pages plus optional pages for references only in PDF format prepared in the ACM style and written in English. Papers must be anonymised and not reveal any information about the authors.

MMSys papers enable authors to present entire multimedia systems or research work that builds on considerable amounts of earlier work in a self-contained manner. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 TPC members and will be evaluated for their scientific quality. Authors will have a chance to submit their rebuttals before online discussions among the TPC members. MMSys'21 will also continue to support scientific reproducibility by implementing the ACM reproducibility badge system. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

General Chairs


Özgü Alay (Simula Metropolitan and University of Oslo, Norway)

Cheng-Hsin Hsu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan) 

Ali C. Begen (Ozyegin University and Networked Media, Turkey)

TPC Chairs


Lucile Sassatelli (Universite Cote d'Azur, France)

Feng Qian (University of Minnesota, USA)



** Several travel grants will be offered **

Adobe, Ozyegin University, Turkish Airlines, Twitch, YouTube, Comcast, Medianova, MulticoreWare, AMD, Argela, Bigdata Teknoloji, Bitmovin, DASH-IF, Mux, Nokia, Pixery, SSIMWAVE, Streaming Video Alliance, Tencent, Unified Streaming, Ericsson, Interdigital, Sky

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This call for papers in PDF:

Cise Midoglu
Simula Research Laboratory