Call for Brave New Idea Papers


Brave New Ideas should address long term research challenges, point to new research directions, or provide new insights or brave perspectives that pave the way to innovation.

We thus seek contributions that explore innovative and paradigm shifts in conventional theory and practice of multimedia techniques and applications. We also seek to draw attention to methods that differ from the state of art in practice or theory and demonstrate the potential for new ways of thinking. Such papers may arise out of inter-disciplinary work, and may involve cross-disciplinary inputs. Although comprehensive experimental results are not required, at least preliminary results should be presented as proof of concept.

Submission Guidelines

The papers may come from two sources. We expect most papers to come from direct submissions in the “Brave New Idea Program”. These papers will be reviewed in two stages: Extended abstracts (2-pages) will be first filtered by the Brave New Ideas Program Chairs, and then selected papers (up to 10 pages) will undergo a full review plus discussions by the Chairs. Please submit 2-page abstracts in standard ACM MM 2013 format, with the exception that the papers need not be blind.

Meanwhile, at the discretion of the Program Chairs, submissions to regular full paper track may be recommended to the “Brave New Ideas Program” Committee for considerations to be included in the BNI program.

To submit your paper, click on the following link:

Important Dates

Proposal for papers:
(A 2-page abstract in ACM format)
March 15, 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts: March 24, 2013
Full paper deadline: April 26, 2013
Notifications of Acceptance of Full Papers: June 25, 2013
Camera-Ready Submission Deadline: August 1, 2013


For any questions regarding tutorials please email the Brave New Idea Chairs:

Jiebo Luo (University of Rochester, USA) jluo -at-
Shuicheng Yan (National University of Singapore, SG) eleyans -at-

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