ACM MMSys 2021 Research Track - Call for Papers

“Bridging Deep Media and Communications”

May 25-28, 2021, Istanbul, Turkey

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

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NOSSDAV’21 - Call for Papers


As in previous years, NOSSDAV focuses on both established and emerging research topics, high-risk high-return ideas and proposals, and future research directions in multimedia systems. The single-track format encourages academic and industry researchers and practitioners to engage in fruitful and constructive discussions. Out-of-the-box ideas are particularly welcome; NOSSDAV prefers exciting-even-if-incomplete papers over complete-but-boring papers.

The workshop seeks papers in all areas of multimedia systems with an emphasis on the systems aspects. Authors are especially encouraged to submit papers with real-world experimental results and datasets. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and immersive systems

  • Deep learning approaches to improve multimedia delivery and processing

  • Cloud architectures for multimedia coding and processing

  • Wireless, mobile, IoT and embedded systems for multimedia applications

  • Medical, surveillance and autonomous driving multimedia systems

  • Network-distributed media processing

  • Networked GPUs/TPUs, graphics and virtual environments

  • Security in multimedia systems

Important dates and submissions instructions under


** 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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