In conjunction with ACM MMSys 2017, being held in Taipei Taiwan, the DASH Industry Forum is proud to announce the establishment of the

DASH Industry Forum Excellence in DASH Award

This award offers a financial prize for those papers (Research Track only) which best meet the following requirements:

  1. Paper must substantially address MPEG-DASH as the presentation format
  2. Paper must be selected for presentation at ACM MMSys 2017
  3. Preference given to practical enhancements and developments which can sustain future commercial usefulness of DASH
  4. DASH format used should conform to the DASH IF Interoperability Points as defined by

Three levels of prize are awarded

  1. First place – €1000
  2. Second place – €500
  3. Third place – €250


  1. Winners are chosen by a DASH Industry Forum appointed committee and results are final.
  2. If papers of sufficient quality are not received, then some or all of the awards may not be granted.
  3. The competition is open to any individual, commercial or academic institution.  No preference is given to DASH IF members and membership is not required in order to participate in the competition.

How to enter

In order for your paper to be considered for the competition, please check the checkbox labelled “Join the DASH-IF Award Competition” on the submission page and your paper will be forwarded to the DASH IF for review.

(Call for Papers in PDF)


The 27th ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video

Chairs: Chun-Ying Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Pan Hui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

The 27th ACM SIGMM Workshop on NOSSDAV, will be co-located with MMSys 2017 in Taiwan. As in previous years, the workshop will continue to focus on both established and emerging research topics, high-risk high-return ideas and proposals, and future research directions in multi-media networking and systems, in a single-track format the encourages active participation and discussions among academic and industry researchers and practitioners. Out-of-the-box ideas are particularly welcome.

MoVid 2017

The 9th ACM Workshop on Mobile Video

Chairs: Qi Han (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
Kate Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

ACM MoVid 2017 solicits original and unpublished research achievements in various aspects of mobile video services. The focus of this workshop is to present and discuss recent advances in the broad area of mobile video services. The workshop will provide an venue to discuss widely varying beliefs and understanding being formed among the academic and industrial communities in terms of how next generation mobile video services should be delivered to end users.

NetGames 2017

The 15th Annual Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games

Chairs: David Chu (Google, US)
Yutaka Ishibashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)

NetGames brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry across the globe to present their latest research on the challenges of today's networked games, and to further understand the requirements and explore the possibilities of future generations of networked games. The workshop welcomes submissions on all aspects of networked games. It will have a keynote
and panel discussions with participants (or invited talks) from both academia and industry.

MMVE 2017

The 9th International Workshop on Virtual Environments

Chairs: Alexandru Iosup (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Gregor Schiele (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Virtual Environment systems are spatial simulations that provide real-time human interactions with other users or a simulated virtual world. The workshop seeks to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field, and will encourage discussions based on the presented papers to identify current and future research topics. As an intended focal point of discussion, we particularly solicit contributions related to the various challenges that recent advances in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) pose to MMVE systems and architectures.

(Call for Papers in PDF)

Open Dataset and Software Track
Chair: Gwendal Simon (TELECOM Bretagne, France)

One aspect of MMSys that we encourage is the reproducibility of research work and the use of common artefacts (open dataset, source code, and so on). Sharing artefacts is a way to advance the field, which allows others to replicate research results more easily, to build and improve multimedia systems. This track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to make their work available and citable. Authors publishing artefacts, including datasets and code, will benefit by increasing the public awareness of their effort. The accepted papers that describe the artefacts will be included in the conference proceedings and on the ACM Digital Libraries with the appropriate ACM reproducibility badge. The authors of accepted artefacts will be invited to present their work at the MMSys 2017.

Demo Track
Chair: Vincent Charvillat (University of Toulouse, France)

As in previous years, the demo sessions will promote applied research, application prototypes and systems along with the scientific program. The sessions will not only showcase the applicability of recent results to real world problems but also trigger ideas exchanges between theory and practice and collaborations between MMSys attendees. Submissions from both industries and universities are encouraged. A submission must describe the demonstrated system and the underlying scientific problem, The novelty of the work and what is going to be demonstrated should also be clearly explained.

Special Sessions

Cloud-based Multimedia

Jiangchuan Liu (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Niklas Carlsson (Linköping University, Sweden)

Multi-sensory Experiences

Niall Murray (AIT, Ireland)
George Ghinea (Brunel University, UK)
Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Germany)
Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universitat, Austria)
Weisi Lin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Wu-Yuin Hwang (National Central University, Taiwan)

Immersive Experiences in AR and VR

Simon Gunkel (TNO, The Netherlands)
Christian Timmerer (Alpen-Adria-Universitat, Austria)
Jacob Chakareski (University of Alabama, US)
Daisuke Iwai (Osaka University, Japan)

IoT Connectivity and Infrastructure

Valerie Issarny (Inria, France)
Francoise Sailhan (CNAM, France)
Kishore Ramachandran (Georgia Tech, US)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian (UC Irvine, US)

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. While research about specific aspects of multimedia systems are regularly published in the various proceedings and transactions of the networking, operating system, realtime system, database, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware communities, MMSys aims to cut across these domains in the context of multimedia data types. This provides a unique opportunity to view the intersections and the inter-play of the various approaches and solutions developed across these domains to deal with multimedia data types.

MMSys is a venue for researchers who explore:
  • Complete multimedia systems that provide a new kind of multimedia experience or systems whose overall performance improves the state-of-the-art through new research results in one of more components, or
  • Enhancements to one or more system components that provide a documented improvement over the state-of-the-art for handling continuous media or time-dependent services.
Such individual system components include:
  • Operating systems
  • Distributed architectures and protocol enhancements
  • Domain languages, development tools, and abstraction layers
  • Using new architectures or computing resources for multimedia
  • New or improved I/O architectures or I/O devices, innovative uses and algorithms for their operation
  • Representation of continuous or time-dependent media
  • Metrics, measures and measurement tools to assess performance

This touches aspects of many hot topics including but not limited to: adaptive streaming, games, virtual environments, augmented reality, multi-sensory experiences, mixed reality, 3D video, Ultra-HD, HDR, immersive systems, plenoptics, 360° video, multimedia IoT, multi- and many-core, GPGPUs, mobile multimedia and 5G, wearable multimedia, P2P, cloud-based multimedia, cyber-physical systems, and multimedia experiences.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the technical program committee. All papers will be evaluated for their scientific quality. Authors will have a chance to submit their rebuttals before online discussions among TPC members.

ACM SIGMM has a tradition of publishing open datasets (MMsys) and open source projects (ACM Multimedia). MMsys2017 goes one step further towards scientific reproducibility, by becoming the first SIGMM conference implementing the new ACM reproducibility badge system. All accepted papers will be contacted by the scientific reproducibility committee, inviting the authors to make their dataset and code available, and thus obtaining an ACM badge (visible at the ACM DL). The additional material will be published as Appendixes, with no effect on the final page count for papers.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be between 6 and 12 pages long (in PDF format) prepared in the ACM style and written in English. The unusual length of MMSys papers is meant to enable authors to present entire multimedia systems or present research work that builds on considerable amounts of earlier work in a self-contained manner. MMSys papers are published in the ACM Digital Library; they are available for just as long as journal papers and authors should not feel compelled by space limitations to publish extended works on top of an MMSys paper. Authors who submit very specific, detailed research work that does not require such brevity are encouraged to use less than 12 pages.  The papers are double-blind reviewed.

Submission information can be found here.

Important dates (all the date/time are in AoE):
  • Submission Deadline: November 25, 2016
  • Reviews available to Authors: January 20, 2017
  • Rebuttal Deadline: January 27, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: February 3, 2017
  • Camera-ready Deadline: April 28, 2017

The Call for papers for MMSys is available here.