[visionlist] Call-for-grand-challenge: 30th ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2022

Bogdan Ionescu bogdanlapi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 05:45:06 -04 2022

[Apologies for multiple postings]

ACM Multimedia 2022
Lisbon, Portugal, 10-14 October, 2022

*** Call for Grand Challenge ***
* Grand Challenge submission: 12th February, 2022
* Acceptance notification: 1st March, 2022

ACM Multimedia is the premier international conference in the area of
multimedia within the field of computer science. Multimedia research
focuses on integration of the multiple perspectives offered by
different digital modalities including images, text, video, music,
sensor data, spoken audio.

ACM Multimedia is calling for proposals for Grand Challenges in 2022.
Proposers with an innovative idea of a Multimedia Grand Challenge,
should gather an organizational team with the capacity to carry out
the organization of a challenge, and submit a proposal according to
the instructions below. In 2022, we are emphasizing the continuity of
Grand Challenges, which is important in order to support sustained and
substantial progress in the state of the art. We ask that organizer
teams who would like to propose Grand Challenges to express a
commitment to organize their Grand Challenge multiple years in a row.

The Multimedia Grand Challenge was first presented as part of ACM
Multimedia 2009 and has established itself as a prestigious
competition in the multimedia community. The purpose of the Multimedia
Grand Challenge is to engage the multimedia research community by
establishing well-defined and objectively judged challenge problems
intended to exercise the state-of-the-art methods and inspire future
research directions. The key criteria for Grand Challenges are that
they should be useful, interesting, and their solution should involve
a series of research tasks over a long period of time, with pointers
towards longer-term research.

*** Proposal Format ***
A Multimedia Grand Challenge proposal should include:
- A brief description to explain why the challenge problem is
important and relevant to the multimedia research community, industry,
and society over the next 3-5 years or a longer horizon.
- A description of a specific set of research tasks or sub-tasks to be
carried out towards tackling the challenge problem in the long run.
- An outline of current state-of-the-art techniques and why this Grand
Challenge would help accelerate research in this important area.
- Link to sites containing relevant datasets to be used for objective
training and evaluation of the grand challenge tasks. Full appropriate
documentation on the datasets should be provided or made accessible.
- A description of rigorously defined objective criteria and/or
procedures on how the submissions will be evaluated or judged.
- A commitment to publish and maintain a website related to their
specific Grand Challenge containing the information, datasets, tasks
for the Grand Challenge at least the next 3 years.
- Work with ACM Multimedia Conference organizers to publicize the
Grand Challenge tasks to researchers for participation.
Contact information of at least two organizers who will be responsible
for organizing, publicizing, reviewing and judging the Grand Challenge
submissions as described in the proposal.
- Note that although we ask organizers to express a multi-year
commitment to their Grand Challenge, the Challenge will still undergo
a new review each year. Priority will be given to Grand Challenges
which have been successful in the past and are clearly contributing to

*** Submission ***
Please send your MM Grand Challenge proposals to
<mm22-grand-challenge at sigmm.org> by the deadline listed below.

*** Important Dates ***
Please note: The submission deadline is at 11:59 p.m. of the stated
deadline date Anywhere on Earth.
Submission of Grand Challenge Proposals: 12th February, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 1st March, 2022
Web Site and Call for Participation Ready: 15th March, 2022
MM Grand Challenge Camera Ready papers due: 17th July, 2022

*** Contacts ***
For questions regarding the Grand Challenges you can email the
Multimedia Grand Challenge Chairs <mm22-grand-challenge at sigmm.org>:
Miriam Redi, Wikimedia Foundation
Georges Quénot, LIG-CNRS, France

On behalf of the Publicity Chairs,

Bogdan Ionescu

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