Call for Papers

Call For Papers

Streaming media have been seeing massive year of year growth in terms of consumption hours recently. For many people, streaming services like Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, etc. have become part of everyday life and accessing and consuming media content via streaming is now the norm for people of all ages. Powered by Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, streaming services are becoming one the most visible and impactful applications of ML that directly interact with people and influence their lives.

Despite the rapid growth of streaming services, the research discussions around ML for streaming media remain fragmented across different conferences and workshops. Also, the gap between academic research and constraints and requirements in industry limits the broader impact of many contributions from academia. Therefore, we believe that there is an urgent need to: (i) build connections and bridge the gap by bringing together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry working on these problems, (ii) attract ML researchers from other areas to streaming media problems, and (iii) bring up the pain points and battle scars in industry to which academia researchers can pay more attention.

With this motivation in mind, we are organizing a workshop on Machine Learning for Streaming Media in conjunction with the WebConf 2023. We invite quality research contributions, including original research, preliminary research results, and proposals for new work, to be submitted. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee and judged for their relevance to the workshop, especially to the topics identified below, and their potential to generate discussion. Accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop and will be published in the companion (workshop) proceedings of the WebConf 2023. We welcome research that has been previously published or is under review elsewhere. Such articles should be clearly identified at the time of submission and will not be published in the proceedings.

Workshop Topics

The main topics we would like to consider for this workshop are

Content Understanding

Search and recommendation for streaming media

Measurement, Metrics & Evaluation

Trust, Safety & Algorithmic Fairness

Machine learning to optimize streaming quality of experience

Important dates

All deadlines are 11:59 pm, Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Submission instructions

Submission link:

Formatting instructions:

Submissions should not exceed six pages in length (including appendices and references). Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to the ACM template published in the ACM guidelines, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop papers must be self-contained and in English.

Registration and Attendance:

Further, at least one author of each accepted workshop paper has to register for the main conference. Workshop attendance is only granted for registered participants.

Workshop Website

Workshop Organizers

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the workshop organizers via organizers-ml4sm at googlegroups dot com

Accepted Submissions