Call for Brave New Idea Papers

In this track we invite visionary papers exploring highly innovative ideas and/or paradigm shifts in conventional theory and practice of multimedia retrieval. Such papers may for example arise from solid mono-disciplinary completely new ways of thinking, interdisciplinary work bringing totally new perspectives on problems or solutions, involve unprecedented scales of data volume, or (strongly encouraged) involve combinations of information channels not pursued before. These papers may not be “complete” in the “traditional” manner in the sense that it may not be possible to have experimental results comparing other related efforts or that they may not have large, publicly available data sets to be used for performance comparison. Most important criterion for evaluation is that the paper is visionary and realistic.

Maximum Length of a Paper

A typical brave new idea paper is around 6 pages, but submissions may be up to 8 pages. (Excluding one page of references)

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: February 10, 2022
  • Paper Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: TBD

Single-Blind Review

As brave new ideas should be ambitious and feasible at the same time. ACM ICMR will use a single-blind review process for brave new idea paper selection. Authors should provide author names and affiliations in their manuscript.

Submission Instructions

Any paper submitted to this track should have a cover page indicating why this paper is submitted to this track, referring to the criteria indicated above, and not within the regular ACM ICMR paper track. The cover page should be uploaded as a separated file. See the Paper Submission section.


For any questions regarding demo submissions, please email the Brave New Ideas

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