** Submission date extended to 22nd March. Abstract registration is not required.


The D-MMEP'21 workshop is co-located with the Forty First IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2021) and is scheduled on July 7th, 2021 (Tentative) at Washington DC, USA. (Virtual)

Event processing is an effective way to disseminate information to the intended user as they are open, distributed, and decoupled. Traditionally, the event processing domain was focused on processing IoT scalar data. With the advancement in the Internet of Multimedia Things (IoMT), there is a significant shift in the data landscape. Visual sensors such as CCTV, smartphones are now ubiquitous and generating a huge amount of multimedia data such as images and videos. Deep learning has become one of the widely adopted techniques to process multimedia content and has achieved success in the development of novel applications such as video and image analytics. Deep learning models come with performance bottlenecks as they require enormous computing resources and training data to process multimedia data. Heterogeneity of computing resources, resource intensiveness and unstructured data model are some of the biggest challenges of processing multimedia content in event processing domains.

This workshop aims to bridge the gap to perform event processing by adopting the latest AI/ML techniques to process multimedia content and complements with the ongoing work in the distributed systems community. The workshop calls on novel ideas, tools, techniques, datasets, and experiments in the field of multimedia event processing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia based Stream Processing, Complex Event Processing, Publish-Subscribe
  • Realtime Multimedia Analytics
  • Optimizing AI/ML Pipelines for Multimedia Event Analytics
  • Distributed Multimedia Event Analytics at Edge and Cloud
  • Neuro Symbolic Approaches for Multimedia Event Processing.
  • Geospatial Multimedia Event processing
  • Complex Event Recognition techniques for Multimedia Event Analytics
  • Multimedia spatiotemporal event reasoning
  • Multimedia Event Query Languages
  • Sustainable Multimedia Event Analytics
  • Multimedia Event Applications such as – Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture etc.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us via e-mail at: dmmepchair@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers



Organizing Committee

Edward Curry

National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland)

Alexander Artikis

University of Piraeus, NCSR Demokritos (Greece)

Piyush Yadav

Lero Irish Software Research Centre, NUI Galway, Ireland

Important Dates
  • Workshop Call For Papers: December 28, 2020.

  • Abstract Submission: March 12, 2021. (23:59 EDT)

  • Full Paper Submission (Extended): March 22, 2021. (23:59 EDT)

  • Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2021.

  • Camera-ready copy due: April 16, 2021. (23:59 EDT)

  • D-MMEP 2021 Workshop: July 7, 2021.

  • December 18, 2020 - Workshop Accepted at ICDCS 2021
  • December 24, 2020 - D-MMEP Website online
  • January 31, 2021 - D-MMEP Technical PC List Updated
  • February 1, 2021 - D-MMEP Submission Site is Open!!
  • March 8, 2021 - D-MMEP Workshop is now Virtual!!
  • March 16, 2021 - Submission date extended by week (22nd March)