AUTHOR INFORMATION

Submission Guidelines

The conference accepts 5 types of contributions:

All paper submissions must conform to the formatting instructions of Springer Verlag, LNCS series, and must strictly adhere to the submission schedule.

Each contribution (regular, special session, VBS, demo paper, etc.) must be associated with one full conference registration; only one contribution can be associated with each registration. Registered participants are expected to attend the conference.

Full Paper Submissions

Full paper submissions (Regular & Special Session papers) must not exceed 12 pages (all manuscript content, including figures, tables and references, must fit into the page limit).
Regular research paper submissions (including special session papers – except if explicitly stated otherwise in the call text for a specific special session) will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind review process; thus, the submissions need to be properly anonymized.

VBS & Demo Paper Submissions

VBS & Demo Paper submissions must not exceed 6 pages (including figures, tables, and references) and must conform to the same formatting instructions. VBS and Demo paper submissions need not be anonymized.
An additional 1-2 pages should be appended to your paper illustrating what will be shown at the demo session at MMM. This additional content will not be published in the conference proceedings, should the submission be accepted. We also recommend including a URL linking to a short video (max. 3 min) to accompany the paper that shows the demo in action.

Presenters are expected to bring the necessary equipment (computers, etc.) themselves. The conference will provide a table, power outlet, wireless (shared) internet and a poster board. If you have special needs (e.g., more space), please include a related note into your demo submission.

Brave New Ideas Submissions

BNI papers should be no longer than 6 pages in length, with one additional page for references if needed.
BNI submissions will be reviewed by conference chairs in a single-blind review process.

To submit to MMM 2022, please go to the MMM 2022 conftool submission site.

Reviewer Guidelines

Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing for MMM’22. Your expertise directly contributes to maintaining the high quality of the MMM conference series and strengthening the multimedia research community.

As a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, we expect that you are already experienced with writing excellent reviews. However, in practice we find that guidelines can help the review process and the most important of our guidelines are:

  • You should write a review that you would like to receive yourself. Your reviews should be helpful to the authors, even if the review recommends the rejection of the paper.
  • The MMM conference deals with multimedia and as such, while single media papers are acceptable, papers dealing with multimedia data are especially welcome.
  • Papers do not need to be focused on applying AI techniques to multimedia data. Our research community is rich and diverse, and papers addressing many aspects of multimedia analytics and modeling are welcome.
  • Even though all reviews are anonymous, we hope that you prepare excellent reviews, reviews that you would be proud to associate with your name.

We now present our guideline for best practices when reviewing for MMM’22.

Best practices for reviewing:

1. Check the paper topic:

  • Confirm that the paper that you are reviewing falls into the topical scope of MMM, as defined by the Call for Papers. Eventually, we rely on your judgement and the collective wisdom with your peers to decide if the paper aligns with multimedia topics.
  • Remember that the problem addressed by an MMM paper ideally involves multi-modal data, or is expected to be related to the challenge of how people interpret and use multimedia.
  • Although many submissions to MMM make a technical contribution in the form of a new algorithm or AI application, not all do, nor is it a requirement of the MMM conference. Do not give less value to papers that carry out studies of new multimedia problems because they do not make a novel algorithmic contribution. Instead, judge these papers by the novelty of their insights and the value these insights could have for the community.

2. Support your statements:

  • Reviews should not just state, “It is well known that…”, but rather, they should include citations. Likewise, reviews should not just state, “Important references are missing…”, but rather, they should include examples.
  • Reviewers should list their own references only in very rare cases when these are indeed the most relevant references for the authors to refer to.
  • Reviews should not just state, “Authors should compare to the state of the art…”, but rather, they should cite specific work (i.e., peer-reviewed references) that they feel the authors should have considered and why.

3. Respect the authors:

  • Reviews should critique “the paper”, and not the authors.
  • Reviews should try not address the authors directly, esp. not as “you”. (A direct address can be interpreted as an affront by the reader).
  • During the review process, no attempt should be made to guess the identity of the authors.

4. Please include in your review:

  • Statement of novelty: What does the paper contribute? Is that contribution valuable for the multimedia research community? Does the paper cover all the relevant related work, and explain how its contribution builds on the related work?
  • Statement of scientific rigor: Are the experiments well designed? Are the experiments sufficient to support the claims made by the paper? Are they reproducible? Have the authors released a resource, such as a data set or code?
  • Fixes that the authors should make for the camera ready. We can trust the authors to correct minor errors. Authors generally also will state their commitment to correcting minor errors found during the review process during the rebuttal. However, major flaws must lead to rejection, since it is not possible to confirm that the authors have actually corrected major flaws successfully (i.e., the paper does not go back to the reviewers for checking).

5. Special regulations due to COVID-19:

  • Reviewers should take into account that certain types of experiments involving people, e.g., user studies, dance experiments, were more difficult to perform since 2020 because of the social distancing measures in many locations. Therefore, if authors propose covid as a limiting factor in their research, that should be taken into account by the reviewers.

Policy on arXiv papers: We consider a “publication” to be a manuscript that has undergone peer review and has been accepted for publication. This means that the following points apply to arXiv papers (and any other papers available online that have not been peer reviewed):

  • If the paper that you are reviewing is available on arXiv, and has not been published elsewhere, it is an acceptable submission to MMM, since arXiv papers are not peer reviewed and are not considered to be publications;
  • Please do not insist that the authors cite a paper that is only on arXiv and has not otherwise been published. Since arXiv papers are not all peer-reviewed publications, missing an arXiv paper does *not* count as missing related work;
  • Likewise, if the authors do not compare their work with an approach described in an arXiv paper, it does *not* count as a weakness in their experimental evaluation;
  • If you know of an interesting arXiv paper relevant to the paper you are reviewing, you are more than welcome to tell the authors about it, but make sure you mark the reference as FYI “for your information” so that the authors know that you do not regard it as missing related work.

If you have any questions about the guidelines, please contact the Technical Program Chairs at mmm2022-program-chairs@googlegroups.com 

Camera-Ready Instructions

All final camera ready papers must be uploaded on the MMM'22 conftool site by the 27th November 2021. These papers should adhere to the Springer Guidelines for Authors (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).

Please note that it will not be possible to change the papers once they are uploaded, so please do make any updates prior to upload. The papers should be uploaded as one zip file (containing the source files in a subdirectory called 'source' and a PDF of the final paper in the zip root).

Accompanying each uploaded paper should be a signed Copyright Permission form for Springer LNCS (also in the zip root). The template of the form is here (MMM22-Author-Consent). Our proceedings chair will check each form for completeness after upload and may revert if there are any issues. Please take care to ensure that all author details are correct and in the same order as the paper.

Please keep in mind the paper length requirements. Full papers (Regular & Special Session papers) must not exceed 12 pages (all manuscript content, including figures, tables and references, must fit into the page limit). VBS, BNI & Demo Papers must not exceed 6 pages (including figures, tables, and references).

Accompanying each paper must be one full-price (regular) conference registration. This is a requirement of the publication process. The Registration information is here (http://mmm2022.org/attending.html#registration).