Important Message to Authors and Attendees


As the MMSys’21 organizing committee, we are working toward organizing a wonderful face-to-face event in Istanbul and making up for the opportunities missed in 2020. We hope with all the vaccination programs around the world, at least some of us will be able to travel again and attend MMSys in person later in the year. Thus, we decided to move MMSys'21 and the co-located events to late September.

MMSys’21 will take place between *September 28th and October 1st* in Istanbul.

Due to the date change, we adjusted the important dates for the authors, and added a *second submission deadline* for the Research Track.


We are dedicated to accommodate any specific need authors or attendees might have, including remote presentation/participation. As always, email us (or find us on Slack) if you have any questions.

ACM MMSys 2021 Research Track - Call for Papers


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 (Updated)


All deadlines:

Submission deadline: March 8, 2021 (firm deadline)

Acceptance notification: April 23, 2021

Camera-ready deadline: May 7, 2021

Online submission:


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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