Call for Technical Demos


As in previous years, ACM Multimedia will provide demonstration sessions. Demos are intended as real, practical, and interactive proof of the presenters’ research ideas and scientific or engineering contributions, with the goal of providing multimedia researchers and practitioners with the opportunity to discuss working multimedia systems, applications, prototypes, or proof-of-concepts. Such a setting allows conference attendants to view and interact first hand with live evidence of innovative solutions and ideas in the field of multimedia and to see leading edge research at work.

Expected Contents

Submissions are encouraged in all areas related to multimedia, as advertised in ACM MM 2013 general call for papers.


Once accepted, demonstrators will be provided with a table (1,800mm width), a poster board (1,200mm width), a power outlet (120V, 50Hz, Max 600W, CEE 7/4 European standard (Please check the description in Wikipedia)) and wireless (shared) Internet. Demo presenters are expected to bring with themselves everything else needed for their demo, such as hardware, laptops, sensors, PCs, etc. However if you have special requests such as a larger space, special lighting condition and so on, we will do our best to arrange them.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure quality. Please submit a 2 page demo proposals in standard ACM MM 2013 format, with the exception that the papers need not be blind. Also each demo submission must contain a supplementary file, either in PowerPoint format (no more than 10 slides) or in video (no longer than 3 minutes, playable in VLC 1.1.12 or higher) explaining to the judges:

What is the scientific or engineering concept behind the work?
What is the novelty of the work and how is the work different from existing systems/techniques?
What will be actually shown during the demo?
In addition, a PDF file of one page description about your demo booth configuration may be provided if you have special requests. Please note that the submission system can accept only one supplementary file (Max 10MB). Therefore you have to compress multiple files into one ZIP file for submitting the supplementary materials. If the size of your supplementary materials exceed 10MB, please contact the demo chairs and arrange a way to submit the file.

Link to the Online Submission System:


Important Dates

Technical Demos Submission: Apri 21, 2013
Technical Demos Notification: July 06, 2013
Camera-Ready Submission: August 1, 2013


For any questions regarding tutorials please email the Technical Demos Chairs:

Xavier Anguera (Telefonica Research, Spain) xanguera -at-
Yi Yang (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA) yiyang -at-

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