SIGMM Announces funding support for carers to attend online events

SIGMM is pleased to announce support for SIGMM members who are carers to attend online SIGMM-sponsored conferences and workshops, initially during 2021 only, and to allow them to engage more fully with the online event.


Invitation to Host ACM Multimedia Asia 2023

MM Asia Steering Committee

The ACM Multimedia Asia (MM Asia) Steering Committee invites prospective parties to submit proposals to host and organize the 5th ACM Multimedia Asia conference in 2023.

MM Asia is a newly established international conference to showcase the scientific achievements and industrial innovations in the multimedia field. Its mission is to illuminate the state of the art in multimedia computing by bringing together researchers and practitioners in this field. It is essential to ensure that the conference includes sessions for presenting high-quality research papers and for sharing practitioner experience. The first and second MM Asia conferences were successfully organized in Beijing, China (December 2019...

SIGMM Funding for Special Initiatives Announced


Following our 2021 call for funding for special initiatives, applications were assessed by a sub-committee of the SIGMM Executive and we are now able to announce funding for 4 projects as follows:...

ACM SIGMM Call for Funding for Special Initiatives 2021

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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...

ACM Recognizes 2020 Distinguished Members for Contributions that Propel the Digital Age

SIGMM is delighted to recognise the elevation of 5 of our present or past SIGMM members to the grade of Distinguished Member, following the announcement by ACM of the addition of 64 Distinguished members at

Congratulations to ...

Sourav S. Bhowmick
Nanyang Technological University

Pablo Cesar
Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica

Minghua Chen
City University of Hong Kong

Peng Cui
Tsinghua University ...

Call for Organization of ICMR 2023

The ICMR Steering Committee invites interested parties to submit proposals to host and organize the 13th International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR2023 (sponsored by the ACM SIGMM).

ACM ICMR is the premier scientific conference for multimedia retrieval.  Its mission is to provide a forum to discuss,  promote and advance the state-of-the-arts in multimedia retrieval by bringing together researchers and practitioners in its related field. It is thus essential to ensure that the conference includes sessions for presenting high-quality research papers and for sharing practitioner experience.
The list of previous ICMRs is at We expect ICMR2023 to be held in Europe.

Parties interested in hosting ICMR2023 are invited to submit their...

ACM SIGMM Test of Time Paper award 2020

In 2020 SIGMM established the SIGMM Test-of-Time Paper award for a paper published 10, 11 or 12 years previously at a SIGMM-sponsored conference, including MM, MMSys, ICMR/CIVR, IH&MMSec, TVX, NOSSDAV, AVI or MIR.

The award recognizes the paper that has had the most impact and influence on the field of Multimedia in terms of research, development, product or ideas, during the intervening years, as selected by a 5-person selection committee.

To start the selection process, we gathered the 58 top-ranked papers from all SIGMM-sponsored conferences and workshops which were held in 2008, 2009 or 2010, and these were selected by citation count from the ACM Digital Library. The selection committee were allowed to add more papers if they chose.


ACM SIGMM Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

The 2020 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Dr. John R. Smith. The award is given in recognition of his outstanding, pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and retrieval and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community.
Dr. Smith is a pioneer in the field of multimedia content analysis and retrieval and is a prominent leader in the ACM Multimedia community. Dr. Smith conducted some of the earliest and most influential work in the multimedia field in the late-1990’s that...

ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2020

The winner of the SIGMM Rising Star for 2020 is Liqiang Nie from Shandong University.

Dr. Nie is currently a professor with Shandong University and the Dean with the Shandong AI institute. He received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2009 and National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013, respectively. After PhD, Dr. Nie continued his research in NUS as a research follow for three years. During his PhD and as a research fellow, he was mentored by Prof. Tat-Seng Chua.

His research interests lie primarily in multimedia content analysis and search, especially in data-driven multimodal learning and knowledge-guided multimodal reasoning. Dr. Nie has co-/authored more than 150 papers...

SIGMM Thanks Thomas Plagemann for services as Editor-in-Chief of Multimedia Systems Journal and welcomes the appointment of Changsheng Xu

After 13 years in the role, Thomas Plagemann of the University of Oslo, Norway, has just stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer). Thomas has provided clear and strong leadership and guidance for the journal over more than a dozen years and overseen what is now a rapid turnaround between submission and publication, the introduction of best reviewer and associate editor awards and of course a back catalogue of great papers published across the years.

SIGMM thanks Thomas for his service to the community over these many years and welcomes Changsheng Xu to the role as incoming Editor-in-Chief.  Changsheng is a Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and is also Executive Director of the China-Singapore Institute of Digital Media.  He has a long and distinguished track...

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