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Video Showcase

Video Showcases accommodates remote presentations.

 

Important Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, January 23, 2025
  • Notification: Thursday, February 20, 2025
  • e-Rights: Thursday, February 27, 2025
  • Publication-ready deadline: Thursday, March 6, 2025
  • TAPS Closes: Thursday, March 13, 2025

 

Submission Details

 

Revitalization of the Video Showcase – A Message from the Videos Chairs

The video showcase 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 video and relevant to HCI.

The video showcase was resurrected in 2024 after taking a little break over COVID times. You can share all your exciting work through an entertaining and creative medium. In the video showcase format, your work will be shown to a large CHI audience, and will be considered for an award. Because of the large audience the video showcase attracts, it is one of the best means for getting your message out to the CHI community — and to continue to make it available. Videos will be available in the ACM Digital Library after the conference, and may be shared on other online video platforms (e.g., YouTube) for further distribution.

Work will be judged on how much it intellectually engages and emotionally resonates with 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 rejected – but if it’s YouTube-ready per se, it should be ready for this track! We will consider videos put together by, and intended for, PR departments; however, the emphasis in the video should still be on the *research contributions*. Please recall, too, that many videos have a long legacy, and are incorporated into education curricula.

Traditionally, many of the videos we have received have emphasized design innovations. You can play around with the storyline, backgrounds, objects in a scene, etc. – be creative! Regarding the research contribution, your video might feature:

  • Research results
  • Ethnographic reports and diary studies
  • Case studies and industry stories
  • Design studies
  • … and anything else that makes a good video, and speaks to the domains and experience of human-computer interaction.

 

Example Videos

We provide a set of “concept videos” with annotations by David Green. These four videos are successful Video Showcase submissions from prior years supplemented by split-screen commentary on effective filmmaking and storytelling techniques. These examples range from system-focused projects to design studies, and we hope they inspire and educate. Consider them from the point of view of production: their length, lighting, pacing, use of media assets (video, images, sound, and text), spatial and temporal compositing, and above all how these production and editing choices are used to tell a story to the CHI audience.

The following additional videos have won awards in previous years. We encourage you to use them as models for your own work. In addition to enjoying their contents, we encourage video producers to consider them from the point of view of production: their length, lighting, pacing, use of media assets (video, images, sound, and text), spatial and temporal compositing, and above all how these production and editing choices are used to tell a story to the CHI audience.

 

Preparing and Submitting your Video Showcase Submission

A Video Showcase submission must be submitted via the PCS Submission System by the submission deadline. The submission must follow the guidelines here. In summary, videos must be MP4, max. 5 minutes and 100 MB, and in 1920×1080 (1080p) resolution. If you are including speech output, you must provide the closed-captioning file in .srt or .sbv format. We encourage authors to review the Guide to an Accessible Video Submission.

 

Videos Must Stand Alone

The two-pages abstract is supplementary material only. Almost all viewers will encounter the video without the abstract. If the video is related to a paper, the video must also work without the paper. Therefore, the video should be self-explaining. It should not, for example, require the viewer to read the paper to understand the genre of the work. Nor should it refer to “the paper” or “in this work:” the video is the work.

 

Connections to Other Works

Many tracks at CHI can accept video submissions. It is perfectly acceptable to prepare a similar video for submission to both the Video Showcase track and another track at CHI 2025. In submitting to the Video Showcase, we ask you to let us know if this piece is in submission to another track.

 

Metadata Integrity

All submission metadata, including required fields in PCS like author names, affiliations, and order, must be complete and correct by the submission deadline. This information is crucial to the integrity of the review process and author representation. The submission deadline is a hard deadline for listing all author names; there are no exceptions. Changes to the order of authors are allowed only during the Publication-Ready submission phase. Minor changes to the title and abstract are permitted during the Publication-Ready submission phase.

 

Policy on Use of Large Language Models

Text generated from a large-scale language model (LLM), such as ChatGPT, must be clearly marked where such tools are used for purposes beyond editing the author’s own text. Please carefully review the April 2023 ACM Policy on Authorship before you use these tools. The SIGCHI blog post describes approaches to acknowledging the use of such tools and we refer to it for guidance. Note that the LaTeX template will default to hiding the Acknowledgements section while in review mode – please make sure that any LLM disclosure is available in your submitted version. While we do not anticipate using tools on a large scale to detect LLM-generated text, we will investigate submissions brought to our attention and desk reject papers where LLM use is not clearly marked.

 

Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects

Any research in submitted manuscripts that involves human subjects must go through the appropriate ethics review requirements that apply to the authors’ research environment. As research environments vary considerably with regards to their requirements, authors are asked to submit a short note to reviewers that provides this context. Please also see the 2021 ACM Publications policy on research involving humans before submitting.

 

Accessibility

Accessible submissions are essential for reviewers and are good practice. Authors are expected to follow Guide to an Accessible Submission. If you have any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2025.acm.org early in the writing process (the closer to the deadline, the less time the team will have to respond to individual requests).

 

Selection Process

Videos will be reviewed by a small group of judges, including the Video Showcase Chairs, according to two main criteria:

Content: Is the material interesting to human-computer interaction researchers and professionals? The topic of the video is ultimately up to the authors, but some approaches that have worked well in the past include the following: 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? Because the video showcase is a live screening, we strongly encourage creative editing of your videos. The tight time limit is imposed to keep videos short and punchy. In addition to effective 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.
Videos may show work that has been published or released previously. Please make clear in your submission any prior exposure your video has received. In addition, if your video is part of work submitted to another CHI track, please specify the submission. Videos will not be penalized for being connected to other work.

Submissions should not contain sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions should NOT be anonymous. However, confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the publication date, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference. For further guidance, also consider the guidelines and criteria for evaluation.

 

Video Acceptance

Videos will be accepted conditionally. The chairs may ask you to shorten your video further, to improve edits, or otherwise to prepare it for public consumption. You will be given a short period of time to revise your video and re-submit a final version for approval and screening at the conference.

 

Upon Acceptance of your Video

The corresponding author of a conditionally accepted paper has to follow the instructions on preparing and submitting a final version by the Publication-Ready Deadline. If the authors cannot meet these requirements by the Publication-Ready deadline, the venue chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program. The publication-ready version has to follow the LaTeX and Word templates from ACM. Should you need technical assistance, please direct your technical query to: publications@chi2025.acm.org.

The chairs may ask authors to shorten their videos further, to improve edits, or otherwise to prepare it for public consumption. The authors will be given a week to revise your video and re-submit a final version for approval and screening at the conference.

 

At the Conference

Authors are not required to travel to CHI to participate in the video showcase and may participate remotely. Your work will be shared with the audience at CHI 2025. The details of the presentation format and date will be informed to the accepted authors later. The Award winner will be announced at the end of the session.

However, accepted authors must attend the conference regardless of whether they come in-person or attend remotely. Accordingly, a presenting author must register to the conference.

 

After the Conference

Accepted videos will be available in the ACM Digital Library, and on the CHI Video Showcase YouTube channel. The extended abstracts of the videos will also be distributed in the CHI Extended Abstracts, available in the ACM Digital Library.

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