Videos: Call for Submissions
- Submission: Upload video at the PCS website by 14 Jan 2010
- see PCS Submission FAQ for new procedures.
- Conditional Acceptance Notification: 4 Feb 2010
- Revised Video Deadline: 18 Feb 2010
- Submission Format: H.264 encoded MP4, at least 720px x 480px, at most 2 minutes
- At the Conference: CHI fame! Your video will be shown in front of screaming fans at the special Video Showcase session.
- Awards: The Golden Mouse will be awarded to best videos in Oscar-ceremony style at the Video Showcase.
- Archives: DVD and ACM Digital Library
The videos track is a forum for human-computer interaction that leaps off the page: vision videos, reflective pieces, humor, novel interfaces, studies, and anything else that is a good match for the moving image and relevant to HCI. Your work will be screened for a large CHI audience during the conference, and in contention for the Golden Mouse award. Videos will be available in the ACM Digital Library after the conference.
Work will be judged on how much it intellectually engages an HCI audience and how effectively it communicates its message. Ultimately, we are looking to put together an enjoyable show for the attendees. Interesting but poorly-produced videos will be scrapped but if it's YouTube-ready, it's ready for the videos track!
Michael S. Bernstein, MIT CSAIL
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research
Contact us: email@example.com
- Content: Is the material interesting to human-computer interaction researchers and professionals?
The topic of the video is ultimately up to you, but some approaches that have worked well in the past include: presentations of research systems, visions of the future, humorous parodies or thoughtful critiques of SIGCHI and HCI, and reports on ethnographic work and user studies. A video's content evaluation depends on how directly it addresses issues of relevance to HCI, and whether its message is interesting and engaging.
- Presentation: Is the video edited well? Does it make appropriate use of pacing, music, and special effects? Does it drag on, or will it hold an audience's attention?
Since this is a live screening, the Videos track strongly encourages creative editing of your videos. The tight time limit is imposed largely to keep your videos short and punchy. In addition to pacing, your video should include appropriate music or soundtrack. Your idea may be brilliant, but if you can't convey it in an engaging way, it will not make a good live video piece.
- At most two minutes in length. Contact the Videos chairs by 12 hours before the submission deadline if you have good reason to request special exemption for the length limit.
- Titles and credits totaling no more than ten seconds.
- Encoded as an MP4 using the H.264 codec.
- Resolution of at least 720px x 480 px. Send as high a resolution copy of your video as possible. We strongly suggest standard 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. Encode your video using square pixels for the pixel aspect ratio to avoid your movie looking stretched when projected.
- At most 120MB in file size.
It is very important that you have the rights to use all the
material that is contained in your submission, including music, video,
images, etc. Attaining permissions to use video, audio, or pictures of
identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the author, not
the ACM or the CHI conference. You are encouraged to use Creative Commons content, for example music available at ccMixter.
You will be allowing us (ACM and SIGCHI) to upload your video into the ACM Digital Library and YouTube or equivalent video-sharing sites as part of the CHI 2011 Video collection. Authors retain copyright of the material but accepted submissions will not be published or shown at the conference without a signed form permitting ACM to publish the content. This is standard procedure for ACM publications.