Call for Regular Papers


ACM Multimedia Asia 2021 invites submission of research papers presenting novel theoretical and algorithmic solutions addressing problems across the domain of multimedia and related applications. The conference also encourages visionary papers on new and emerging topics; papers presenting novel ideas with promising (preliminary) results in realizing these ideas; application-oriented papers that make innovative technical contributions to social good, healthcare, etc. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia and Vision
  • Multimodal Analysis and Description
  • Deep Learning for Multimedia
  • Emotional and Social Signals in Multimedia
  • Multimedia Search and Recommendation
  • Social Multimedia
  • Multimedia HCI and Quality of Experience
  • Multimedia Art, Entertainment and Culture
  • Music and Audio Processing in Multimedia
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Multimedia Database
  • Multimedia Transport and Delivery
  • Multimedia for Collaboration in Education
  • Multimedia Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Multimedia for Social Goods
  • Multimedia for HealthCare

All the best paper candidates of ACM Multimedia Asia 2021 will be recommended to the ACM TOMM Special Issue on Extended Best Paper Candidates of ACM MM Asia 2021. Moreover, the selected high-quality papers will also be recommended to the related special issues on IEEE TCSVT and ACM TOMM.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Site:

Paper format: Submitted papers (.pdf format) must use the ACM Article Template. Please remember to add Concepts and Keywords. Please use the template in traditional double-column format to prepare your submissions. For example, word users may use Word Interim Template, and latex users may use sample-sigconf template.

Length: Papers must be no longer than 6 pages, including all text and figures. There is no limit to the pages of references.

Blinding: Paper submissions must conform with the “double-blind” review policy. This means that the authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

  • Do not put the authors’ names under the title.
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
  • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
  • Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors’ identities.
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.
  • Papers without appropriate blinding will be desk rejected without review.

Originality: Papers submitted to ACM Multimedia Asia 2021 must be the original work of the authors. The may not be simultaneously under review elsewhere. Publications that have been peer-reviewed and have appeared at other conferences or workshops may not be submitted to ACM Multimedia Asia 2021(see also the arXiv/Archive policy below). Authors should be aware that ACM has a strict policy with regard to plagiarism and self-plagiarism. The authors’ prior work must be cited appropriately.

Author list: Please ensure that you submit your papers with the full and final list of authors in the correct order. The author list registered for each submission is not allowed to change in any way after the paper submission deadline. (Note that this rule regards the identity of authors, e.g., typos are correctable.)

Proofreading: Please proofread your submission carefully. It is essential that the language used in the paper is clear and correct so that it is easily understandable. (Either US English or UK English spelling conventions are acceptable.)

ArXiv/archive policy: In accordance with ACM guidelines, all SIGMM-sponsored conferences adhere to the following policy regarding arXiv papers:

We define a publication as a written piece documenting scientific work that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, has been accepted. Documentation of scientific work that is published in a not-for-profit archive without any form of peer-review (departmental Technical Report,, etc.) is not considered a publication. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in formal proceedings. Any submission to ACM Multimedia must not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other work currently undergoing peer review anywhere.

Note that documents published on website archives are subject to change. Citing such documents is discouraged. Furthermore, ACM Multimedia will review the documents formally submitted and any additional information in a web archive version will not affect the review.

Important Dates

Please note: The submission deadline is at 11:59 p.m. of the stated deadline date Anywhere on Earth.

  • Submission deadline: 12 August, 2021.
  • Decision notification: 27 September, 2021.

Review and Rebuttal Process

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers, adhering to the reviewer guidelines.

After receiving the reviews, authors may optionally submit a rebuttal to address the reviewers’ comments as plain text in the cmt3 interface. There is a 500 word limit for this.

Note that the author rebuttal is optional, it is meant to provide you with an opportunity to rebut factual errors or to supply additional information requested by the reviewers. It is NOT intended to add new contributions (theorems, algorithms, experiments) that were not included in the original submission and were not requested by the reviewers.

Authors may optionally contact the Author’s Advocate, whose role is to listen to the authors, and to help them if reviews are clearly below average quality. The Author’s Advocate operates independently from the Technical Program Committee.


The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to the published work.

Please download the PDF version of the ACM MM Asia 2021 flyer here.

Last updated on 23 July, 2021.