ACI2021 call for (Video)posters, Late-Breaking 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 also particularly suited to presenting novel and provocative ideas, or late-breaking work that is still exploratory and not fully developed yet.

Submissions should include the following:

  • a paper up to 8 pages (plus references) describing the project and underpinning research or work; the paper must be submitted using the new ACM Template.

  • 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


Submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted extended abstracts will be published in the ACI2021 Conference Proceedings, 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, video poster 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 to ensure that they meet the conference's animal ethics and welfare standards.

Submission Instructions

Please use the following EasyChair link for submitting.

In the title please write POSTER/LBW/DEMO <my title> to refer to the type of submission. 

Important Dates

12 August, Thursday – Submission
9 September, Thursday – Decision notification
16 September, Thursday – Revised submission
30 September, Thursday – Camera-ready submission

(all deadlines are at Midnight PST)

Enquiries should be addressed to the Videoposters & Demos Chair: Clara Mancini