Call for Papers and Proposals

The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. It aims at promoting exchange of the latest advances in multimedia technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development perspectives. ICME attracts well over 1000 submissions each year, serving as the prime forum for the dissemination of knowledge in the multimedia field.

ICME 2021 will take place July 5-9, 2021, Shenzhen, China. ICME 2021 will convene leading researchers and practitioners to share the latest developments and advances in the discipline. The conference will showcase high quality oral and poster presentations, as well as relevant Workshops sponsored by IEEE societies. An exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries will be also held in conjunction with the conference. Moreover, in ICME 2021 exceptional papers and contributors will be selected and recognized with prestigious awards.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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Conference and Journal Papers

All papers presented at ICME 2021 will be included in IEEE Xplore.

The IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems are partnering with IEEE ICME. Extended versions of the top-ranked ICME 2021 papers will be invited for submission and potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems. We invite authors to submit high-quality contributions aiming at taking part in this call and to have the opportunity to publish an extended ICME paper in this prestigious journal. After the due review process, if your paper is highly ranked, the Technical Program Committee Chairs will get in touch with you regarding the next steps.

A special section comprising the extended versions of high-quality papers presented at ICME 2021 is planned on the IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems ( ) with publication target in early 2022. The Open J. of Circuits and Systems is a new gold open access Journal, fully compliant with funder mandates, such as Plan S. All articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses (CC-BY). The focus of the special section will be on papers that contribute to the theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems for multimedia. The extended version must introduce original content over the conference version. Articles may be up to 12 pages long, including references and authors' biographies. Authors of selected ICME 2021 papers will be invited, based on the quality of the conference paper and its relevance to the aims and scope of the journal. The Publication Fees/Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the accepted papers will be completely subsidized by the CAS Society. Hence these publications will be completely free of charge to the authors.