ACM SIGMM Call for Funding for Special Initiatives 2019

The ACM SIGMM (Special Interest Group in Multimedia) provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications. We do this through our sponsorship and organisation of conferences and workshops, supporting student travel to such events, discounted registrations, two regional chapters, recognition of excellence and achievement through an awards scheme and we inform the community of our activities through the SIGMM Records and through mailing lists.

The SIGMM Executive invites applications for funding for new initiatives from SIGMM members. These initiatives should focus on one, or more, of the following:

  • building on SIGMM’s excellence and strengths;
  • nurturing new talent in the SIGMM community;
  • addressing weakness(es) in the SIGMM community and in SIGMM activities.

The fund can support auditable expenses incurred and necessary for the completion of the initiative.

Proposals will be evaluated based on impact and contribution to the SIGMM community, cost-effectiveness of the budget. Recommendations will be made by a selection committee, who will report to the SIGMM Executive who make the final selection.

Submissions should be sent by email to the SIGMM Chair at and to Vice-Chair at and should be in PDF of up to 2 pages max.

An initial selection will be made from submissions made on or before a closing date of 14th January 2019.  For informal enquiries contact SIGMM Chair

Information on joining SIGMM can be found at


Alan Smeaton