Submission Instructions for regular papers

All papers should be prepared and submitted according to the following guidelines.

Double-blind Review

The ICMR uses a double-blind review process for regular paper selection. Authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the name(s) of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors.

  • Do not put your name(s) under the title.
  • Avoid using phrases such as “our previous work” when referring to earlier publications by the authors.
  • Remove information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
  • Check supplemental material (e.g., titles in the video clips, or supplementary documents) for information that may identify the authors identity.
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors.

Abstract and keywords

The abstract and the keywords form the primary source for assigning papers to reviewers. So make sure that they form a concise and complete summary of your paper with sufficient information to let someone who doesn’t read the full paper know what it is about .

Maximum length of a paper
Each regular paper should not be longer than 8 pages.

Other instructions

1. Dual submissions

By submitting a manuscript to ACM ICMR 2014, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either should be submitted during the ACM ICMR 2014 review period to either a journal or a conference.

If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors’ responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

2. Supplemental material
Authors may optionally upload supplemental material. Typically, this material might include:

  • videos of results that cannot be included in the main paper,
  • screen recording of the running program anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals,
  • and appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential for understanding of the paper.

Only one supplemental file (10 MB Max.) is allowed. If there is a need to upload more than one file, please concatenate them into a single .ZIP file.

3. Registration and publication 

At least one author of an accepted research paper will need to register for the conference according to normal conference registration policies, and attend the conference for technical presentation, for a paper to be included in the conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and ACM Digital Library. If there is no registration and presentation for a paper, it will be excluded from the conference proceedings as well as the ACM Digital Library. Conference registration information will be provided to the authors well in advance and will be posted on the conference web page at an appropriate time.

Important Dates
  • October 15, 2013 – Special Session Proposals
  • November 1, 2013 – Special session Selection
  • December 2, 2013 – Paper Submission
  • January 15, 2014 – Industrial Exhibits and multimedia Retrieval Challenges
Paper Format
All papers must be formatted according to ACM proceedings style. Latex and word templates for this format can be downloaded from the following links:
  • Latex files:
    • Sample file
    • Style file
    • PDF sample file
    • Bib Sample file
    • Graph sample file
  • Word files
  • Formatting instructions for other tools
Papers must be submitted as PDF files in Letter size through the online paper submission system. Submissions must strictly adhere to page limits. Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review. The maximum allowed file size is 10 MB. Each regular paper should not be longer than 8 pages.