Third SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, 2018

*** Call for Nominations ***
In our continuing effort to develop an emerging generation of leadership in our community, SIGMM regularly tries to create opportunities to recognise the accomplishments of those emerging leaders and research stars. This year, 2018, we are once again running the SIGMM Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium, a prestigious event exclusively reserved to highlight invited talks from emerging leaders in our field who have received a PhD degree within the last 10 years and who have already demonstrated their great potential and leadership in multimedia research. 
The Emerging Stars/Leaders Symposium will be an integrated part of this year’s ACM Multimedia Conference in Seoul, Korea, and SIGMM will provide partial travel support (up to $1000 per person) for the invited emerging leader speakers.
The symposium will include presentations by a small number of emerging stars/leaders, each followed by response comments from a senior leader in relevant fields. We have previously found such dialogs among the emerging leaders, the senior members, and the community at large can stimulate and inspire new ideas and directions for multimedia research.
At this time we seek nominations of candidates for inclusion in the symposium as rising stars/leaders, who are SIGMM members and who have received a PhD degree within last 10 years (on or after 1 July, 2008). We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the SIGMM community.
Applicants are asked to send their name, email address, home page URL, and a brief text of no more than 1 page to justify the merits of a nomination, to SIGMM Chair Alan Smeaton <> on or before August 12th, 2018.  Self-nominations are allowed. A small committee will be constituted to review the candidates and recommend final selection.
We look forward to active participation in this activity in order to make this important initiative successful.
Alan Smeaton