Fifteenth Annual Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN'08)

January 30-31, 2008, San Jose, California (part of IS&T/SPIE International Symposium on Electronic Imaging)
Sponsored by SPIE and IS&T
In cooperation with ACM SIG Multimedia


Please carefully read the following paper submission policies for MMCN before you submit your work. Papers that do not comply with these policies or with the provided formatting/submission guidelines in this page are returned to authors without review.

  • Papers must be written in English.
  • Accepted papers must have at least one author registered (at non-student registration rate) by the advance authors' registration deadline, for the paper to be included in the final conference program and the proceedings.
  • Author(s) of an accepted paper should present their work at the conference. Once we notice no-shows, we will list the authors of the papers and share this information among multimedia research community
  • Submitted papers should not be previously published, nor be submitted simultaneously to any other workshop, conference or journal. The TPC reserves the right to reject any such papers. Authors should clearly indicate in their submissions whether it contains any material or results from the author's previous published work; without a significantly new contribution, the submission is automatically rejected.
  • All papers that are accepted by the technical program committee and presented at the conference, will also be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Authors of accepted papers will be expected to format their final manuscripts according the SPIE/IS&T manuscript guidelines, and transfer copyright of their papers to the SPIE/IS&T.


Authors are asked to closely follow these instructions for papers submitted for review:

  • Document format must be Adobe PDF without passwords or encryption. We cannot accept any other formats, including Word or Postscript. It is your responsibility to make sure that your PDF paper prints properly. We suggest you use only Type-1 fonts in your document. Avoid using any non-standard fonts that may create problems in printing. If we are unable to print your paper as is, we will be unable to include it in the review process.
  • The full and short papers should not be longer than 12 and 8 page long, respectively. This includes all figures, tables, and references. No extra page is allowed for the initial submission and no extra page can be purchased for the camera-ready version.
  • The layout of the submitted papers must adhere to the guidelines set out in the SPIE/IS&T Manuscript Specifications for the preparation of camera-ready contributions to SPIE/IS&T proceedings.
  • The following templates are available: Microsoft Word and LaTeX style files.


All papers should be submitted electronically through the paper submission page available at

>>>> Paper Submission Web Site for MMCN 2008 <<<<

To submit your paper, first you need to create an account by providing your information. You will receive a passwd through email which allows you to login to the system and submit your paper(s).

Paper submission has two simple steps:

  • STARTING YOUR SUBMISSION: you can start submission of a new paper by providing its title, abstract, list of authors and their affiliations, relevant topics for your paper and list of your collaborators. Then, you can upload your paper (in PDF format only). We suggest that you examine the paper you uploaded by viewing its content. you can update your information and upload a new version of your paper as often as you want until the submission deadline (July 20th, 23:59 PST).

    Once you provide the above information, you will receive an email notification that confirms the completion of this step.

    SPECIFY PAPER CATEGORY: Please specify one of the following key words at the end of paper title within [keyword] to specify the category of your paper, based on this convention:

    • [long]: this is a long paper (at most 12 pages). If the paper is not accepted as a long paper, authors do NOT want TPC to consider (a shorter version of) this submission as short a paper.
    • [long-short]: this submission is a long paper (at most 12 pages). If the paper is not accepted as a long paper, authors do want TPC to consider (a shorter version of) this submission as short a paper.
    • [short]: this is a short paper (at most 8 pages)
    For example, title of a paper can be "New loss recovery mechanism for P2P streaming [long-short]"

  • FINALIZING YOUR SUBMISSION: you need to explicitly finalize your submission in order to make it available for review. We will not consider those submissions that are not finalized by the submission deadline. Keep in mind that once a paper is finalized, the system does not allow authors to make any further changes. You will receive an email notification after you finalize your submission which is the only indication that your submission has been successfully received.

Please direct any remaining question about submissions to TPC co-chairs.