25th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
(9-13 October 2023)


Call for Bids 2025



Registration (closed)



Grand Challenges

Presentation Instruction


Camera-Ready Instructions

Call for Sponsors

Call for Papers

Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Reviewers

Call for Blue Sky Papers

Call for Late Breaking Results

Call for Demonstrations
and Exhibits

Call for Doctoral Consortium

Call for Tutorials

Important Dates


Conference venue

Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor


Institutional Sponsors


Submission Guidelines for Authors

Please note that the instructions are updated as of March 17th, 2023. Decisions were made to facilitate submissions by authors while remaining compliant with ACM Publishing System (TAPS) as it is mandatory for all SIGCHI conferences. Indeed, using TAPS, the camera-ready version must be submitted providing sources, either Latex source or Word document. After acceptance notification, specific instructions to submit paper camera-ready versions will be made available.

These instructions are specific to the main conference long/short paper submissions, grand challenges, and for Blue Sky papers. For other tracks (Doctoral Consortium, demos, workshops, late breaking results…), please see specific calls for contributions (workshops, late-breaking, doctoral consortium) for specific details about page length restrictions and paper formats.

ICMI welcomes high-quality submissions on theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development.

All submissions are expected for reviewing in PDF. The submission format is the double column ACM conference format. The length depends of the different submission categories:

  • Long paper: maximum length is 8 pages
  • Short paper: maximum length is 4 pages
  • Blue Sky paper: maximum length is 4 pages

Note: References do not count towards the page limit. Papers can have additional pages beyond their page limits that are used exclusively for references. Up to two supporting files also be submitted. Supporting file can be a PDF for the appendix. Videos or source code can also be submitted, in a ZIP file. Supplementary material is optional during the review process. In other words, review assessments will be primarily done based on the content of the main paper, not the supplementary material.

Prior Publications

Papers submitted at ICMI 2023 must not have been published previously. A paper is considered to have been published previously if it has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, magazine, book, or meeting proceedings that is reliably and permanently available afterward in print or electronic form to non-attendees, regardless of the language of that publication. A paper substantially similar in content to one submitted to ICMI 2023 should not be simultaneously under consideration in any other venue including for another conference or workshop or journal.

ICMI 2023 does not consider a paper on arXiv.org and other open repositories as a dual submission, however, the papers deposited to paid-access repositories (such as ResearchGate, Academia) will not be accepted.

Anonymization and mandatory contents

The reviewing for all tracks will be double blind, so submissions must be anonymous: do not include the authors’ names, affiliations, or any clearly identifiable information in the paper (including in the Acknowledgements and references). It is appropriate to cite past work of the authors if these citations are treated like any other (e.g., “Smith [5] approached this problem by….”). The authors can omit references only if it would be obviously identifying them. Program chairs will desk-reject non-anonymous papers after reviewing begins.

After the paper submission deadline, author list and author order will be considered as final. After that date, authors cannot be switched, added nor removed. Changes to the authorship will be permitted only in exceptional circumstances after validation by program and publication chairs. The final submission will require a valid ORCID id for all authors.

Authors are encouraged to fill at submission time ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors sections and Author Keywords at submission time. This information is mandatory on the first page of your final version to appear in the proceedings and ACM Digital Library. If your submission is accepted, you will be notified within the acceptance notification of the updated ICMI’23 ACM copyright-permission text to include in the camera ready version.

Preparing paper with Latex

Submitted papers should conform to the latest ACM LaTeX. For LaTeX templates and examples, download the acmart-primary.zip file. To prepare the 2-column submission, authors should use the sample-sigconf.tex template with \documentclass[sigconf,anonymous,review]{acmart} to add line numbers and anonymized the author information. Please note that a non-anonymous author block may require a larger space than the anonymized version.

If you are including any LaTeX packages in your article, they must be part of the list of accepted packages. The set of instructions also includes other important information, for example the use of \citestyle and the mandatory use of \Description{} commands for the figures.

Preparing paper with Word

Authors who decide to use the Word template should be aware that an extra validation step will be required during the camera-ready process for accepted papers (see Preparing Your Article with Microsoft Word). At camera-ready stage, use of free software like LibreOffice for instance will not be possible as finalizing the article will require usage of Word macros provided by ACM.

To prepare your submission using Word, you can use the 2-column ACM Word interim template.

Quick Links

  • LaTeX template (Use sample-sigconf.tex for submissions using \documentclass[sigconf,anonymous,review]{acmart} in LaTeX preamble)
  • Overleaf template (or search for ACM Conference Proceedings Primary Article Template). Use sample-sigconf.tex for submissions with \documentclass[sigconf,anonymous,review]{acmart} in LaTeX preamble.
  • Microsoft Word interim template

Rebuttal Period

Authors will be able to see the reviews and post a short rebuttal addressing any major misinterpretation or error. The rebuttal period will be followed by a discussion period between the reviewers and Senior Program Committee members (not visible to authors). Authors will be notified of the final decision soon after.

Online Submission

For online paper submissions, please click on the following link: https://new.precisionconference.com/submissions/icmi23a


Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)