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 of the circuits and systems, communications, computer, and signal processing communities. ICME attracts well over 1000 submissions and 500 participants each year, serving as the prime forum for the dissemination of knowledge in the multimedia field. In 2020 again, ICME convenes 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, feature Workshops sponsored by IEEE societies. Researchers, developers and practitioners are welcomed to organise such Workshops on any new or emerging topic of Multimedia technology. An exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries will be held in conjunction with the conference. Moreover, proposals for Panels, Tutorials, Special Sessions, Collaborative Project Papers and Grand Challenges are also invited. In ICME 2020, exceptional papers and contributors will be also selected and recognised with prestigious awards.


The IEEE Transactions on Multimedia is partnering with IEEE ICME. Extended versions of the top-ranked ICME 2020 papers will be invited for submission and potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 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.


All conference authors have been encouraged to upload their data to IEEE DataPort. All attendees are invited to access the research data in IEEE DataPort. IEEE DataPort is the globally accessible IEEE data platform that enables users to store datasets, access datasets, and manage data. Data can provide insights into research and it adds value to conference papers. Go to IEEE DataPort to view the conference data today! Please note that due to the double blind review policy for ICME 2020 papers, the authors are required not to upload any material to IEEE DataPort during the review process.


The Technical Program will include main track sessions on the newest research results, as well as numerous panels, tutorials, grand challenges, demos and workshops. To propose such activities that will complement the main program, check our Calls for Proposals:

For submission of papers, follow the instructions from our Calls for Papers page.



Submission Dates
PAPERS – Regular Track: 29 Nov 2019 – All Other Papers: 13 Mar 2020 PROPOSALS – Special Session Proposals: 1 Oct 2019 – Grand Challenge Proposals: 11 Oct 2019 – Workshop Proposals: 18 Oct 2019 1 Nov 2019 – Tutorial Proposals: 1 Nov 2019 – Hands-on Proposals: 1 May 2020 See other important dates


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