Call for Brave New Ideas

Theme: Multimedia in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Brave New Idea Track of ACM Multimedia 2017 is calling for innovative papers that describe how multimedia technologies can be used to create new intelligent systems or enhance existing systems. Papers in this track should describe completely new and different applications which use multimedia input (combinations of video, audio, text, and sensor signals) as part of an intelligent agent or other advanced reasoning systems. It is not necessary that papers in this track have large scale experimental results or comparisons to related efforts, since it is expected that large, publicly available data sets and other comparable systems may not be available.  However, papers should be visionary and provide enough experimental evidence to be credible.

Authors are encouraged to submit an optional 500 word abstract of their papers. The abstract should include argumentation for the proposed idea to be Brave and New. Please submit the abstract to the BNI chairs by email with the subject line “ACMMM 2017 BNI Abstract” between April 1st and May 10th 2017.

Brave New Idea full paper submissions (10 pages) will be reviewed by a set of three independent reviewers, and the decisions will be made on the basis of their feedback. Review criteria are: scientific impact, intellectual rigor, and a compelling case for the paper to be innovative in the sense described above.

Please submit your paper to

We expect BNI papers to be submitted directly to the BNI track. However, at the discretion of the Program Chairs, submissions to regular full paper track may be recommended to the “Brave New Ideas” Program Committee for consideration.

Important note for the authors: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to the published work.

Important dates

Submission deadlineJune 9, 2017
Notification of AcceptanceJuly 23, 2017
Camera-ready SubmissionAugust 2, 2017


For any questions regarding submissions, please email the Brave New Ideas Chairs at .

Lynn Wilcox (FXPAL)
Jie Yang (NSF)