Refunding: Since the IEEE ICME 2020 event has turned fully virtual, as expected, the expenses have got significantly lower than planned. As a consequence, IEEE has agreed to refund 50% of all paid registration fees. Each registrant that paid a fee will be contacted by email through the Cvent registration system in the next weeks and the refund will be returned to the credit card used during the registration process. In case you have any question about this process, do not hesitate to contact the organizers at The previous and updated registration fees are shown in the table below:
Registration categoryChargedNew amountRefund
IEEE Sponsoring Society MemberUSD 757.00USD 378.50USD 378.50
IEEE MemberUSD 925.00USD 462.50USD 462.50
Non-MemberUSD 1,128.00USD 564.00USD 564.00
Program Guide: Find the detailed program of IEEE ICME 2020 here! Open Preview: IEEE ICME 2020 papers are now published in IEEE Xplore® Open Preview! The papers are available in two proceedings the main track and the workshop, grand challenge, industry, demo and collaborative research papers. Virtual IEEE ICME 2020: In response to COVID-19 measures and widespread travel constraints, IEEE ICME 2020 will now be re-envisioned as a fully virtual event! Although we were looking forward to seeing you all in London, we are excited to host the first IEEE ICME fully online experience, providing wider opportunities for multimedia researchers and industry all over the world to participate. All sessions will be available online. Highlights include live sessions and Q&As with over 350 paper presentations, a variety of workshops, tutorials, panels, keynote speakers, grand challenges, student program and more!


Virtual Platform: Access IEEE ICME 2020 virtual platform here. Please note that login details will be provided to registered participants before the conference starts. Official event app: Get it here. You can use the app to see the agenda, see where all sessions will be located, connect with other attendees and vote for the Multimedia Star Innovator Award.


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.


Virtual Platform

Please note that login details will be provided to registered participants before the conference starts

Student Program

Three Minute Thesis competition
PhD mentoring session

Women in Tech

Communication and networking


Prof. Alan Smeaton
Prof. Susanne Boll
Dr. Peyman Milanfar
Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar


Modelling, video summarisation, coding, multimedia forensics...

Tech Transfer Panel

How to bridge the gap between research outcomes and real product

Open Preview

IEEE ICME 2020 - Main track
IEEE ICMEW 2020 - Workshops, grand challenges, industry, collaborative research and demos

Grand Challenges

Robotics, quality assessment, object detection, compression, light-field reconstruction


Fake news, video surveillance, compression, smart health, and more...

AI Panel

Research challenges in the next decade and beyond

Multimedia Star Innovator Award

Finalists: Prof. Xiaodong He, Prof. Maja Pantic, Prof. Fatih Porikli and Prof. Aljosha Smolic

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Organisational Sponsors