Special Sessions Proposals

Special Sessions supplement the regular program of ICME 2024 and are intended to provide a state-of-the-art sample that highlights important research directions in a field of special interest to ICME participants. Each Special Session should be a focused effort rather than defined broadly.


The target for each Special Session is 5 accepted papers. Special Session Proposals should follow the requirements below:

  1. Title of the proposed special session
  2. Names and affiliations of the organisers (including brief bio and contact information)
  3. Session abstract (state the motivation and significance of the topic, as well as a rationale for the proposed session)
  4. List of invited papers (including a tentative title, author list and a 300-words abstract for each paper)

In addition to invited papers, other potential authors will be allowed to submit papers to Special Sessions. All papers will go through the same review process as the regular papers submitted to the main conference to ensure that the contributions are of high quality. If a special session has more than 5 papers being accepted, some of the papers will be moved to the regular paper sessions of the conference.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and relevance to ICME, as well as the track record of the organizers and anticipated quality of papers in the proposed session. When considering submitting a Special Session proposal, please bear in mind that Special Sessions are expected to be oral sessions, and ICME accepts only the top 15% of submitted papers for oral presentation. Therefore, only those proposals that have the potential to attract the highest quality papers are likely to be approved. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizer(s) and the Special Session co-chairs will arrange the review process.


Please submit special session proposals to the relevant chairs. Once your proposal has been approved, please submit your paper via the submission portal by selecting the name of the special session as the primary subject area and one secondary subject area.

ICME 24 has accepted 6 special sessions. If you want to submit to these special sessions, please select the corresponding special session in the “Subject Area” of CMT submission.

  • Computational Knowledge Multimedia in Metaverse Intelligence
  • Multi-modal Visual Information Learning and Representation
  • Privacy-Preserving Multi-modal Analysis and Its Applications
  • Trustworthy Federated Learning for Multimedia
  • Multimedia Computing for Health
  • Advances in Neuromorphic Vision

Important Dates

Special Session proposal submission deadline 20-Nov-23, All submissions are due 11:59PM Pacific time.

Special Sessions Chairs

Zheng-Jun Zha

USTC, China


Qi Zhao

U Minnesota, USA