Videoposters and Demos

ACI2020 call for Videoposters and Demos

To help authors illustrate a theoretical, methodological or design issue that might otherwise be difficult to convey, or a research project that requires a multimedia presentation, we encourage the submission of videoposters and demos. Videoposters are a great way to excite viewers’ imaginations and to help them reflect on issues that they might not be familiar with. Likewise, physical demos can engage participants through multisensory and multimodal interaction and powerfully convey otherwise abstract concepts. Presentations in these formats have much potential to stimulate a lively discussion among conference attendees and the ACI community more broadly.

These formats are particularly suited to presenting novel and provocative ideas, or late-breaking work that is still exploratory and not fully developed yet.

COVID-19 update: Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually. Authors should submit their extended abstracts, video posters and video demos. Videos will be webcast followed by a live discussion. 

Submissions should include the following:

  • an extended abstract (up to 5 pages plus references) describing the project and underpinning research or work; the abstract must be a single PDF file in the ACM Interim Template (please note this is the old template, referred to as 'interim layout').
  • a 3-minute video illustrating the work discussed in the extended abstract or the demo to be presented at the conference; if the video file is smaller than 50MB, it may be submitted in MP4 format together with your extended abstract; if the video file is larger than 50MB, the submission must be uploaded to a repository such as YouTube or Vimeo; a link to the video should be included at the end of the video abstract

ACM Digital Library logoSubmissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted extended abstracts will be published in the ACM Digital Library within the ACI2020 Proceedings Volume, provided that at least one author registers for and attends the conference to present the work.

Upon notification of acceptance the authors will be expected to finalise both extended abstract and video, based on the reviewers’ comments. Ahead of the conference, the videos will be uploaded to the ACI2020 YouTube channel.

At the conference, videoposter displays may or may not be complemented by demos. Demos that would involve animals may be considered, but must be approved by the organising committee ahead of the conference. This is to ensure that they are logistically feasible and meet the conference's animal ethics and welfare standards.

The ACI2020 submission portal is now open. When you get there, under the 'Society' menu choose SIGCHI, then under the 'Conference/Journal' menu choose ACI2020, then under the 'Track' menu choose ACI2020 Videoposters and Demos

Important dates
Extended abstract and video submission: 31 August 2020, Midnight PST
Notification of acceptance: 25 September 2020, Midnight PST
Presentation title, authors, abstract, video due: 31 October 2020, Midnight PST
Finalised extended abstract + video due: 30 November 2020, Midnight PST
Submission of camera-ready: 10 January 2021, Midnight PST

Enquiries should be addressed to the Videoposters & Demos Chair: Anna Zamansky