2016 IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2016)

21-23 September 2016, Montreal, Canada

Instructions for Authors and Conference Policies

Please read the following instructions carefully. By submitting a manuscript to MMSP, the authors guarantee that the material is original and that it has not been published, and is not currently submitted for consideration, elsewhere.

Paper types

There are three papers types: regular and special sessions (full paper), sketch, and demo. Only accepted (full) regular and special sessions papers will appear on IEEExplore. Full and sketch papers will be included in the digital conference proceedings. Below is a description of the paper types:

1. Regular and Special Sessions (Full Paper): 4-6 page paper, including all text, figures and references, ready for archival publication in IEEEXplore if accepted.

2. Sketch: 2 page brief paper describing late breaking results. Paper should include Title, Author/s, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion

3. Demo: 1 page paper with Title, Author/s, Abstract, and Prototype Description.

 All paper types MUST be formatted according to Microsoft Word or Latex templates given below.

All papers MUST be submitted by their respective deadline dates, as listed here. There will be no exceptions.

Accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate, approved at least 2 weeks in advance of the conference dates by the TPC co-chairs. No-show papers will not appear on IEEExplore. Please read the MMSP no-show policy here.

 A full (non-student) registration MUST be made by one of the paper authors by the author registration deadline. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.


All submissions must be in letter-sized PDF. All fonts and subsets must be embedded. Detailed examples about paper formatting are available in the LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates below. We strongly recommend that you use these templates, as they follow IEEE guidelines. When using these files, please double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The LaTeX environment files specify suitable margins, page layout, text, and a bibliography style.

Papers should use the following IEEE templates, available for both Microsoft Word and LateX


Authors are to submit papers online before the submission deadlines. For submissions and detailed instructions, go to:

Copyright forms

Copyright forms will have to be submitted for each accepted papers. Instructions will be sent to authors of accepted papers.


A full (non-student) registration is needed in order to cover up to two papers. Authors submitting only a demo and/or a sketch paper are also required to register at the full (non-student) rate in order to have the paper appear in the program and in the conference proceedings (in case of the sketch paper).

No-Show Policy


Papers that are accepted must be presented at the workshop, either by the authors themselves, or via a qualified proxy that is pre-approved by the conference TPC chairs at least two weeks before the conference start date. In case a paper is not presented at the workshop, it shall be deemed a “no-show.” For the poster session, in case there is no speaker in front of a poster , this implies a “no-show” (one of the authors should be present at the beginning and for most of entire poster session, for the introduction of the paper and answering questions). No-shows will be removed from post-conference distribution and will not be available on IEEE Xplore. Exceptions to this policy will be made by the MMSP 2016 Technical Program Chairs only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and that every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted.

For more information, please refer to the Policy and Procedures of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.