ICMR 2016


VISA Information
Presentation Guidelines
Student Grants
Venue info


Reistration is now available from the following REGISTRATION PORTAL


ICMR'16 adopts an 'all-in-one' registration fee, which will cover your attendance to all events. The fee schedule is as follows:

Early registration (Deadline: May 20, 2016) ------------------ Regular registration (Deadline: June 3, 2016) --------------- Onsite registration --------- --------
ACM/SIG Members $625 ACM/SIG Members $725 ACM/SIG Members $775
Non-ACM/SIG Members $725 Non-ACM/SIG Members $825 Non-ACM/SIG Members $875
Student Members $225 Student Members $325 Student Members $375


Each paper will need to be covered by a UNIQUE full registration. Multiple papers (e.g., full, short, demo) will each need a corresponding full registration. Note that student registrations are NOT considered as full registrations. For ACM Member registration, you will need to provide your valid ACM membership number on the next page. For student registration, you MUST be a full-time student at the time of the conference in June 2016 (not the time of paper submission). To verify your student status, please present your student ID at the registration desk when picking up your badge at the conference.


There is a full refund minus a $100 fee if you cancel on or before May 25, 2016. Refunds will not be offered after May 25, 2016. To cancel a registration, please email [email protected] and include the registration ID and the email address.


For those who need a VISA to travel to the United States, we can issue an invitation letter for your visa application. Visa application process varies at the US embassies/consulates in different countries, and the requirements may even vary for your different personal situations. Please consult with the US embassy/consulate where you are going to apply for the visa, if possible.


This is issued by the conference organization committee, which is an ordinary conference invitation letter. This is a quick and easy method, and the experiences indicate that this is good enough for most situations and most locations for applying for the visa.

You may request this invitation letter by sending an email to [email protected] , including the following information:

- Your name

- If you are an author of a paper accepted for the conference or a workshop, please provide the workshop name (if relevant), paper ID and the title

- Your email address

- Your date of birth, gender, and passport number


Presenters are requested to prepare their presentations as follows. Please carefully refer to the program to check the presentation date, time, and type. For workshops, please follow the instructions from the workshop organizers.

Oral Presentations

Each paper in an oral session is allocated 25 minutes. This includes time required for the introduction of the speaker, as well as time for questions from the audience. Therefore authors are advised to prepare a 20-minute talk and leave time for questions at the end. Presenters are requested to be present at the podium at least 15 minutes before the start of their session and introduce themselves to the session chair as soon as they arrive. The room is equipped with PC projectors with a standard VGA connector. Presenters are requested to bring their own PC for the presentation. We strongly recommend presenters to check the compatibility of their PC and the projector before the session starts.

Poster Presentations

Each paper in a poster session will be provided with a board (36 inches height by 48 inches width). The poster board size is a hard limit, overflow space cannot be guaranteed. A presenting author is expected to be available in front of the poster for the entire duration of the poster session.

Demo Presentations

Each demonstrator will be provided with a table, a power outlet, and wireless internet access. If your demo has special requirements that exceed this, please contact the Demo Chairs as soon as possible. Each demo should be set-up before the session (e.g., during the coffee break) and removed after the session. Demonstrators must be in the demo space and present their demonstrations during the session-time.


We are pleased to announce that SIGMM has provided resources to support a selected number of students to attend ICMR 2016. The student conference grants will be a contribution toward travel conference expenses, with amount depending on the number of grants awarded.

We are pleased to release the list of students who have been awardeed the 2016 ICMR travel grants (awardees will be contacted via personal email about the details of the award):

- Shilun Lin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

- Amaia Salvador (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

- Eva Mohedano Robles (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)

- P Vidyadhar Rao (IIIT Hyderabad, India)

- Rajiv Ratn SHAH (National University of Singapore)

- Venkatesh N. Murthy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

- Qing Li (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei)

- Jiyang Gao (University of Southern California)

- Victor de Abreu Campos (State University of São Paulo UNESP)

- Hengliang Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

- Baohan Xu (Fudan University)

- Jianfei Xue (Kobe University, Japan)

- Xi Wang (Fudan University)



Columbia University in the City of New York is an Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Originally established in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in New York State, as well as one of the country's nine colonial colleges. After the revolutionary war, King's College briefly became a state entity, and was renamed Columbia College in 1784. A 1787 charter placed the institution under a private board of trustees before it was further renamed Columbia University in 1896 when the campus was moved from Madison Avenue to its current location in Morningside Heights. Columbia is one of the fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities, and was the first school in the United States to grant the M.D. degree. Columbia annually administers the Pulitzer Prize.


Main Conference

The International Affairs building is also often refered to as SIPA (because it houses the School of International and Public Affairs). The street-level entrance is located at 420 West 118th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive). The entrance here grants access to the fourth floor.

Altschul Auditorium (417 IAB). From the street-level entrance or nearby elevator bank on the fourth floor, walk up a short flight of steps toward the outdoor atrium. Turn right at the atrium, and follow it around to the left. Altschul Auditorium will be located at the end of this hallway.

118th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
10027 New York, NY


Workshop + Tutorials

The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (Schapiro CEPSR) is located at 530 West 120th Street.

Rooms 414 and 415 are on the 4th floor (campus level).

Room 750 (Costa Engineering) is on the 7th floor.

Directions : From the campus entrance, walk in along College Walk, head north up the steps, go around Low Library and to the back of Uris Hall (the Business School).

530 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
10027 New York, NY


Mudd Carleton Lounge

Poster & Demo Session, Lunch

International Affairs (SIPA) - Altshcul Auditorium

Keynote, Oral Sessions, Student Symposium, Industry Day, ACM Multimedia 2016 TPC Workshop

Schapiro CEPSR

MARMI Workshop (room 750, 7th floor)
Tutorials (rooms 414 and 415, 4th floor, campus level)

Avery Plaza

Welcome Reception


Calle Ocho is an Upper West Side mainstay serving up distinguished, exciting Latin fare and is known for its creative, bold use of flavors, unique cocktail list and bustling atmosphere. Executive Founding Chefs Rodney Mitchell and Alex Garcia formed a menu that recreates Little Havana with a New York City flair including flavor packed ceviches and tapas, savory steaks and a vast selection of seafood dishes to suit an array of palates. Calle Ocho’s menu is influenced by a spectrum of Latin cuisines, including Cuban, Peruvian, Dominican, Spanish, Venezuelan and Costa Rican. Calle Ocho offers five varieties of ceviche, including lobster with passion-chili mojo, a new addition to the menu.

45 W 81st St, New York, NY 10024



Take the red line number 1 [1]. Stop at 116th Street.


Take any of the following five bus lines: M4, M5, M11, M60, M104. Stop at 116th Street.


Both yellow cabs and Uber work well in New York City. Avoid black taxi cars. Stop at 118th Street & Amsterdam Avenue.


New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, boasting attractions that range from Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, from breathtaking views from the Top of Rockefeller Center to the Empire State Building to great museums such as the Metropolitan and MOMA. June is a wonderful period to visit the Big Apple. Good starting points to explore what the city has to offer are the following sites:

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Popular Landmarks

Central Park, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, High Line, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building, Columbus Circle, United Nations


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum Of Modern Art and MOMA PS1

Guggenheim Museum

American Museum of Natural History


Broadway (Musicals, Plays)

Lincoln Center (Jazz, Opera, Classical Concerts, Plays)

Madison Square Garden , Barclays Center (Sports, Concerts)


New York City offers an incredible range of restaurants, with cuisines from anywhere in the world. A few guides to NYC restaurant are provided below.

Zagat guide

Nyc.com guide

Timeout guide


Baseball (Yankees Stadium, CitiField)

Basketball (Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center)

Hockey (Madison Square Garden)

Running (Central Park)

Tennis (Central Park, Riverside Park)



Columbia University is offering semi-private dormitory housing for up to 80 adults on the main campus, in a single dorm close to the conference. Rates are $75 per night for a double room, $85 per night for a single room. Stays can be from as early as Sunday 3pm June 5 through check-out (and luggage storage) as late as Friday 11am June 10. There is a two night minimum, and guests must be 18 or older.

Dormitory rooms can be booked through the following portal. Full payment is necessary at the time of each person beginning a registration, and a room is not confirmed until payment has been received. As University security protocol, guests will need to upload a picture of themselves before they arrive. Guests will receive a check-in email approximately 2 weeks before arrival.


Additionally, there is an excellent selection of comfortable and affordable hotels within close proximity of the conference venue as follows:

Belnord Hotel, 209 West 87th Street, New York, NY, (212) 873-5222

Hotel Newton, 2528 Broadway, New York, NY, (212) 678-6500

Hotel Alexander, 306 West 94th Street, New York, NY, (212) 665-0003

Broadway Hotel & Hostel, 230 West 101st Street, New York, NY, (212) 865-7710

The Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, (212) 265-7400

International House, 500 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, (212) 316-8436


New York City is extremely easy to reach from anywhere in the world and can be reached by plane, train, car or boat.

By Air

New York is served by three major airports. Transportation between the airports and the city center is guaranteed via subway, bus, train or taxi

JFK (international)

Newark (international)

La Guardia (national)

By Train

Amtrak serves New York City at Penn Station.

By Road

New York is served by many highways, which makes it extremely easy to reach by car. Furthermore, many Bus companies travel from/to the city center, at the Pennsylvania Station and Port Authority terminals.


Columbia University is extremely easy to reach from anywhere in New York City, as it has a dedicated subway stop (Red line number 1) at 116th Street. The subway in New York City runs 24/7 and the price of one ride is $2.50. There exist a convenient option for a weekly ticket with unlimited rides for $31. Furthermore, the Metrocard used on subways can be employed for buses as well.


Besides being one of the iconic attractions of New York City, yellow cabs provide a fast and reliable method of transportation in the city. A taxi can be called by simply waving one's hand on any street, or by booking one online here or by calling 1-877-917-1111


Almost all of Manhattan is covered with bike lanes, and the Citi Bike service provides convenient bike rental, with stations disseminated across the city.