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Saturday, July 10, 2021 by Chris Wellekens

4-6 ACMMM 2021: Call for Grand Challenge Proposals

ACMMM 2021: Call for Grand Challenge Proposals

ACMMM 2021 is calling for Multimedia Grand Challenge (MGC) Proposals. The purpose of MGC 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. First presented in ACMMM 2009, MGC has established itself as a prestigious competition in the multimedia community. This year we emphasize the continuity of the grand challenges, which is important in order to support sustained and substantial progress in the state of the art. Therefore, We ask proposers to express a commitment to run their challenges multiple years in a row.

For MGC proposal guidelines, please see

Submission website: (under the track 'Multimedia Grand Challenge Proposal')

*** Important Dates ****

Submission of Grand Challenge Proposals: 24 January, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 14 February, 2021
Web Site and Call for Participation Ready: 1 March, 2021
Submission of Grand Challenge Solution Papers: 11 July, 2021

*** Contact ***

For questions regarding the Grand Challenges, please email the MGC Chairs:

Xirong Li (, Renmin University of China, China
Lixin Duan (, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Lu Fang (, Tsinghua University, China
David Brady (, University of Arizona, USA

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