Leuven, Belgium

Demos and videos

MUM 2021, the 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia will be held in Leuven, Belgium, December 5th - 8th.

MUM is an interdisciplinary forum for advances in research of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia systems, applications, and services. At MUM, academics and practitioners gather to discuss challenges and achievements in this field from diverse perspectives, such as interaction techniques, user research, system development, software solutions, and devices. This edition of MUM aims to continue the tradition of innovation and excellence in research established by previous MUM conferences.

The MUM demo track provides an opportunity to present a hands-on demonstration of your work, research, service, prototype, or product addressing one or more of the topics listed below. We want to see and play with your prototypes, services, devices, systems, and innovative examples of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. We encourage making your demonstration visually or otherwise appealing to attract attention from conference attendees.

This year, we have all been confronted with significant changes caused by the corona virus outbreak. Based on vaccination data coming from Europe, the USA, and other countries, we are confident that MUM 2021 will be able to be organized physically. However, we plan for it to be a hybrid in-person event with support for remote participation for those who might not be able to travel to Belgium. We are currently considering which solution to use to be as inclusive as possible to those who will prefer to present and participate remotely. We will monitor the unfolding of the events in the short term and update the conference modality accordingly.

To be prepared, we ask every demo submission to include a 3-minute video that shows a detailed hands-on of the demo and explains the different functionalities. To ensure videos can be viewed, authors should preferably use the H.264 encoding and the MP4 file format. To accommodate the upload limits of EasyChair (max. 50mb per file), the bit rate of videos can be lowered. More information about necessary minor changes (if any) will follow at a later point in time.

Demo topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architectures, systems, algorithms and other constructions tackling relevant technical challenges
  • Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality systems and applications
  • Case studies, field trials, or user experience evaluations of new applications and services
  • Conceptualizations and theorizations of the field
  • Context-aware and location-based mobile and ubiquitous services
  • Metrics and measures for evaluating and testing mobile and ubiquitous systems
  • Middleware and distributed computing support for mobile and ubiquitous multimedia
  • Novel applications for mobile and ubiquitous gaming, entertainment, networking, and advertising
  • Privacy and security related issues to multimedia systems
  • Social implications of mobile and ubiquitous multimedia systems
  • Tools and development environments for building mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous multimedia systems
  • User interfaces, interaction design, and interaction techniques for mobile and ubiquitous systems

Preparing the Submission

Demo submissions should be maximum 3 pages (excluding references). The correct template for submissions is the ACM Primary Article Template in single-column format (in PDF format). Submissions should contain an abstract that is less than 150 words long that clearly states the demo's contribution to the field. Please use Interim Template for Microsoft Word users and sigconf Template for Latex users. Submissions will undergo a review process managed by the demonstration chairs. Demos must be submitted via EasyChair.

This year, authors are required to submit a three minute video with their submission showing a detailed hands-on of their demo as well as an additional document (.pdf or .txt) with the list of hardware they would need to bring to the venue in case the conference will have a physical part.

Demo submissions should not have been previously published or be concurrently under submission elsewhere. Demo submissions should not be anonymized and will undergo a single-blind review process. Final camera-ready versions of accepted submissions must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. Accepted demos will appear in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.

Submission deadline October 8th, 2021 (AoE)
October 15th, 2021 (AoE)
Notification of review decisions October 22nd, 2021 (AoE)
October 29th, 2021 (AoE)
Camera ready deadline October 29th, 2021 (AoE)
November 5th, 2021 (AoE)
Conference dates December 5th - December 8th, 2021

Demo and Video Chairs


Tiare Feuchtner

University of Konstanz
Aarhus University

Important dates

Aug 6 Short and full paper title + abstract deadline
Aug 13 Short and full paper submission deadline
Sep 28 Notification (papers)
Sep 23
Sep 28
Pictorials submission deadline
Sep 15
Oct 4
Workshop and tutorial submission deadline
Oct 8 Poster and Doctoral Consortium submission deadline
Oct 8
Oct 15
Demo submission deadline
Oct 15 Camera ready (papers)
Oct 22 Notification (pictorials)
Oct 22
Oct 29
Notification (demos, posters)
Oct 29
Nov 4
Camera ready (posters)
Oct 29
Nov 5
Camera ready (demos, pictorials)
Nov 7
Nov 14
Early bird deadline
Dec 5 -Dec 8 MUM 2021 in Leuven, Belgium

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