CLOSED: Call for Proposals: 2026 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)

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Submissions Due: 15 May 2024

About IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)

This Call for Proposals is distributed on behalf of the Steering Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship multimedia conference sponsored by four IEEE societies since 2000. It serves as a forum to promote the 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. An exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries will be held in conjunction with the conference. ICME 2026 will be the 34th meeting in this series.

The conference organizing team is advised to incorporate into their proposal the following items:

  • Proposed Dates (approximately mid-year of 2026, preferable July)
  • Organizing Committee Members
    • Names for all key positions
    • Biographical information for General Chair(s), Technical Program Chairs, Treasurer/Finance Chair, Workshop Chairs, Industry Chairs, Panel Chairs, Tutorial Chairs, and Special Session Chairs
    • Membership in the Signal Processing Society: Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, Circuits and Systems Society: Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee, Communications Society: Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, and/or Computer Society: Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing
  • Proposed budget (for advice on building an IEEE budget please contact
  • Support that can be anticipated from the local government, universities and or corporations
  • Reasons for the proposed conference’s location
    • Airport and transportation information
    • Customs and Visa regulations
    • Hotel and convention center information (i.e. space diagrams, maps, etc.)
    • Tourist destinations (i.e. museums, natural wonders, etc.)
    • Average weather conditions for the time of year
    • Are there any security concerns? If there is, what procedure will be taken by the OC team?
  • A back-up plan of hosting a virtual ICME conferences if a physical conference cannot be held due to force majeure or other urgent serious events, which is subject to the approval of the Steering Committee.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals for ICME 2026 are currently being accepted. Please notify the Steering Committee of your intent to propose via an email to Steering Committee Chair, Ce Zhu, by March 1, 2024. The potential bidders are encouraged to work with a member of ICME steering committee to prepare their bid. If you are interested to solicit Steering Committee feedback for your proposal, please submit a draft proposal no later than April 15, 2024. Final proposals should be sent no later than May 15, 2024. Please send inquiries and the proposal to Conference Services Staff, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and Ce Zhu, As there may be limit of email size, please put large file on a shared drive, e.g., Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, etc.

Proposal Presentation

Proposals of interest to the Steering Committee will be asked to present at the Steering Committee meeting held virtually in the first half of 2024 or at the Steering Committee meeting to be held in-person during ICME 2024. The accepted bid will be required to build an ICME 2026 website at official ICME website within 6 months of proposal acceptance.