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  • 2016

  • Call for Proposals of Special Issues

  • As a new policy of ACM TOMM we are planning to publish three Special Issues per year, starting from 2017. We therefore invite highly qualified scientists to submit proposals for 2017 ACM TOMM Special Issues. Each Special Issue is in the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Proposals are accepted until May, 15th 2016. They should be prepared according to the instructions outlined in the call.

  • 2015

  • Call for nominations

    All regular articles published in TOMM Volume 10 can be nominated for the TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award. Deadline for nominations is June 15th 2015. Call for Nominations | 2014 Winners

  • Call for proposals

    TOMM is waiting for proposals for the next special issue. If you are interested, please check the Call for Proposals.

    Call for papers

    Please consider submitting to ACM Multimedia 2015

  • 2014

  • ACM TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award

  • The 2014 winner of the ACM TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award is the article A framework for network aware caching for video on demand systems by Bogdan Carbunar, Rahul Potharaju, Michael Pearce, Venugopal Vasudevan and Michael Needham. Have a look at the press release

  • ACM TOMM Best Associate Editor 2014

  • Mohamed Hefeeda from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada is the winner of the ACM TOMM Best Associate Editor 2014 award.

  • Editorial Note in Open Access

  • The Editorial Note for Issue 11(1) is online. It contains several news and the acknowledgement to all the contributors of the journal.

  • Special Issue Call for Papers

  • The topic of 2015's special issue will be "Smartphone-based Interactive Technologies, Systems and Applications". Check the Call for Papers

  • New publication name

  • On 23rd May 2014, ACM TOMCCAP became ACM TOMM. This acronym change is the result of a discussion within the journal’s Editorial Board, within SIGMM and between the ACM SIGMM Executive Committee and the Editorial Board. It is a process which started already in the year 2011. Two reasons have led to the final decision:

  1. Many scientists, authors and readers have been telling us that the acronym “TOMCCAP” is somehow strange; it does not imply the journal’s focus on Multimedia research, it is too long and complicated; it sounds too specialized for a leading journal which highlights all aspects of Multimedia research.

  2. With this name change we want to emphasize the strong and long lasting collaboration with the ACM Multimedia conference (ACM MM) which we plan to further increase in the future.

  • New submission template

  • Up from now, authors are asked to submit articles formatted in a new template. Please find notes in the author's guide. Since we changed to a smaller layout, the page limit is now 23 pages. Starting from Volume 11, print publication will be in black and white while online publication will still be in colour. Please consider this, when preparing your papers and check if figures etc. are legible in black and white.

  • Call for nominations

  • We invite our readership to nominate papers for the TOMM Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award. Nominations of papers published in volume 9 are due at 15-06-2014.

  • ACM MM Anniversary issue

  • The Special Section on the 20th Anniversary of ACM MM is online! Please have a look at the announcement and the whole papers! Thank you very much to all our reviewers of the previous year.

  • Call for proposals

  • Proposals for the 2015 Special Issue can be submitted until 1st of May 2014. Please check the Call for Proposals for details

  • 2013

  • Associate Editor Award

  • Mohan Kankanhalli is our Associate Editor of the Year! Congratulations! He will receive the Award at ACM Multimedia Conference in Barcelona.

  • In its second year, the ACM TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award goes to the article "Exploring interest correlation for peer-to-peer socialized video sharing" (TOMCCAP vol. 8, Issue 1) by Xu Cheng and Jiangchuan Liu. More information can be found here.

  • Submission deadline extended

  • The submission deadline for our special issue 2014 on  MulseMedia has been extended to 18/11/2013. Please have a look at the Call for Papers.

  • Call for nominations

  • After last year's establishment of the TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award we invite you for the second time to nominate papers for this honorable award. Nominations of papers published in volume 8 are due at 15-06-2013.

  • Call for proposals

  • We are looking forward to receive your proposals for 2014 Special Issue. Deadline for proposals is the 1 May 2013.

  • 2012

  • Special issue deadline

  • The deadline for the Special Issue on the 20th anniversary of the ACM MM conference has been extended to 1 October 2012.

  • Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award winner announced

  • In its initial year the TOMCCAP Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award goes to the paper Video Quality for Face Detection, Recognition and Tracking by Pavel Korshunov and Wei Tsang Ooi. Congratulations! Please see the press release for details.

  • Call for papers

  • Up from now, we invite researchers to submit comprehensive survey papers to TOMCCAP giving an excellent overview on current and past research on specific aspects of multimedia.

  • ACM MM 20th anniversary issue in 2013

  • Next year (in 2013) we will have a Special Issue on the  20th anniversary of the ACM MM conference. Hence, we request submissions of manuscripts that take a historical view and survey what happened to various multimedia technologies over the last 20 years, or bridges historical and futuristic views on how the past inventions influence the current and future multimedia inventions. The full Call for Papers with all important information can be found here.

  • 2011

  • Call for nominations

  • We invite everybody to nominate  TOMCCAP papers being published in 2011 (Volume 7) for the new ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award.

  • 2011 Associate Editor of the year

  • Gerald Friedland has received the 2011 TOMCCAP Associate Editor of the Year Award. Congratulations to Gerald for his excellent work!

  • Growing impact of TOMCCAP

  • In the current ISI's Journal Citation Report, published in June 2011, TOMCCAP has scored an Impact Factor of 1.400 and a 5-Year Impact Factor of 2.465, which demonstrates its still growing importance. Congratulations to all participating authors, reviewers and Associated Edtitors for this great success!

  • ACM Author-Izer Service

  • ACM has released the Author-Izer Service. Authors of published TOMCCAP papers can use it to create links to their papers in TOMCCAP's Digital Library on their personal Web page.

  • Special issue in 2012

  • 2012's special issue will be on 3D Mobile Multimedia, with Shervin Shirmohammadi, Mohamed Hefeeda, Wei Tsang Ooi and Romulus Grigoras as Guest Editors. See the Call for Papers. We are looking forward for your submissions (Deadline: January 15 2012).

  • 2010

  • TOMCCAP Associate Editor of the Year Award

  • Shervin Shirmohammadi has received the 2010 TOMCCAP Associate Editor of the Year Award. Congratulations to Shervin!

  • Special issue on Social Media

  • This year's special issue will be on Social Media, with Prof. Susanne Boll, Dr. Jiebo Luo, Prof. Ramesh Jain and Prof. Dong Xu as Guest Editors.


  • Prof. Ralf Steinmetz has been elected as the new EiC for TOMCCAP, starting from Jan. 1, 2010. Congratulations!

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