30th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling

MMM 2024

Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition Databases & Information Systems Engineering & Computer Science (General) Multimedia


30th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 29 - February 2, 2024



MMM is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners for sharing new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all MMM related areas. The conference calls for research papers reporting original investigation results and demonstrations reporting novel and compelling applications. Special sessions, Brave New Ideas session, keynote lectures, and the Video Browser Showdown will also contribute to a high-quality program.


Call for Special Sessions at MMM 2024

Special sessions at MMM 2024 will focus on state-of-the-art research directions within the multimedia field. Special session papers, which can be invited or submitted, will supplement the regular research papers and be included in the proceedings of the conference, which will be published by Springer as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Special sessions should generally be organized in a panel format, where the authors have reduced time to present their work, followed by an extensive Q&A session with the audience. This has been shown to work well in recent editions of MMM.

The panel format is a general guideline rather than a strict requirement. If a proposal envisages a potential for a large number of submissions, or if particular value may be provided by the additional discussions that could come with the format of longer workshop activities, we are open to such a submission and would negotiate it further.

Special Session Submission Process

Normally, each special session will include four to five papers. In addition to invited papers, if any, the conference will also welcome open submissions to special sessions. In order to ensure the high quality of accepted papers, all papers submitted to special sessions, including invited papers, will be peer-reviewed through a strict review process. If a special session has many high-quality submissions, some of the submissions might be moved to regular sessions.

The review process will be coordinated with the main technical program review process of the MMM, as coordinated by the PC chairs. The organizers of each special session must provide 1-2 reviews per submitted / invited paper, while the regular program committee will provide another two reviews. Final decision on acceptance / rejection will be made jointly by the special session chairs and the MMM 2024 PC chairs.

Special session papers must follow the same guidelines as regular research papers with respect to restrictions on formatting, length, and double-blind reviews.

Special Session Proposal Guidelines

Please include the following information in your proposal:

Title of the proposed special session.

  • Name, affiliation, brief biography and contact information for each of the organizers.

  • A session abstract including significance justification and a brief overview of the state-of-the-art of the proposed special session topic.

    Note: The session abstract should be in a format that can be copied directly to the conference web-page to advertise the session.

  • List of invited papers, if applicable, including for each paper: tentative title, author list, and preferably a short abstract.

  • Proposal for arrangement of the reviews from session organizers (e.g. list of reviewers for the special session).

  • Description of the session format (e.g. panel, technical talks, poster session).

  • Plans for advertising the special session (e.g. targeted distribution lists, projects, communities)

  • If applicable, plans for exploitation of the results of the workshop (e.g. summary papers)

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and relevance to MMM, anticipated quality of papers in the proposed session and the other information from the list above provided by the organisers.

Submission Instructions

Please submit proposals containing the information from above by email to the Community Direction chairs (cd-chairs@mmm2024.org) using subject “MMM2024 Special Session Proposal” by 8 May 2023. Receipt of a proposal will be confirmed by the chairs. Proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance to MMM, qualification(s) of the organizer(s), and the quality and community interest of the topic and proposed invited papers.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline 8 May 2023

Notification of Acceptance 15 May 2023

Community Direction Chairs

Lucia Vadicamo, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Vasilis Mezaris, Information Technologies Institute, Greece

Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University, Japan

E-mail: cd-chairs@mmm2024.org