ACM SIGCOMM 2023, New York City, US

ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Emerging Multimedia Systems (EMS)

Call for Papers

Multimedia has played a significant role in driving Internet usage and has led to a range of technological advancements such as content delivery networks, compression algorithms, and streaming protocols. With emerging applications, including (not limited to) augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), real-time conferencing, AI-generated content, and video analytics, multimedia is undergoing a fundamental shift in sharing experiences online and continues to drive the future of the Internet. Techniques developed for traditional video streaming should be revisited in light of these next-generation immersive technologies and require us to introduce new ways to optimize and innovate emerging multimedia systems. This Workshop will bring together multimedia experts to exchange ideas on challenges and opportunities in designing networked systems for emerging multimedia technologies.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Networked systems for immersive content capture, streaming, display
  • Networked systems for AI-driven video applications
  • Networked systems for multimedia generative AI
  • Machine learning for emerging multimedia distribution
  • Ultra-low-latency networking for AR/VR applications
  • High-throughput transport and distribution for emerging media
  • Adaptive streaming under network/user constraints for immersive media
  • Novel content distribution network for AR/VR applications
  • Management of AR/VR networked systems
  • Wireless and mobile immersive systems
  • AR/VR applications in 5G & 6G wireless networks
  • Compression and transmission design for 3D content
  • Edge cloud systems for immersive experiences
  • Quality of Experience for emerging multimedia
  • Security and privacy in AR/VR applications

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not in submission to other venues. Submitted papers must be at most six pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices in two-column 10pt ACM format ( We also encourage research demos for which a two-page extended abstract must be submitted in the same format as the workshop papers. All submissions are double-blind.

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If you have any questions, please contact Mallesham Dasari at

Important Dates

  • June 11, 2023

    Submission deadline

  • July 02, 2023

    Acceptance notification

  • July 16, 2023

    Camera-ready deadline

  • September 10, 2023



  • Workshop Chairs
  • Mallesham Dasari

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Junchen Jiang

    University of Chicago

  • Maria Gorlatova

    Duke University

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members
  • Klara Nahrstedt


  • Feng Qian


  • Robert LikamWa


  • Maria Gorlatova (co-chair)


  • Zili Meng


  • Wei Cai


  • Mallesham Dasari (co-chair)


  • Christian Timmerer


  • Wei Tsang Ooi


  • Amrita Mazumdar


  • Junchen Jiang (co-chair)


  • Sandip Chakraborty


  • Jiasi Chen


  • Yao Liu


  • Mario Montagud