Important Dates:

8 December 2014: Submission of videos
23 December 2014: Notification of videos acceptance
3 January 2015: Final camera-ready videos due
2 – 5 March 2015: Main Conference

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. The videos must be self-explanatory for the audience. Besides the importance of the lessons learned, impact of content, the novelty of the situation, and the entertainment value will be judged. The videos will be peer-reviewed based on these criteria. Abstracts for video submissions will follow the same guidelines as the full papers, using the same MS Word and LaTeX2e templates, but will be limited to one page. Abstracts of accepted videos will be published in the “extended abstracts” of the conference (a companion publication to the “main proceedings” of the conference), archived in the ACM Digital Library, and be presented at a video session during HRI 2015. Please submit the required documents through the submission and review website by December 8, 2014. Questions regarding video submissions can be directed to Video Co-Chairs Hirotaka Osawa and Iolanda Leite.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • Video content should be self-contained and self-explanatory. There will be no live narration or in-person introduction when videos are presented in the session.
  • Video content should not contain advertisements or be heavily promotional in nature.
  • Submit files that are finalized, and ready to be played as-is, without revision, at the conference.
  • Do not anonymize the videos for review.
  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length. Titles and credits are recommended to last less than 3 seconds each.
  • The submitted video files cannot exceed 100MB in size.
  • Our recommended video format is the .MP4 container format using the H264 codec (main or high profile) for the video track and the AAC codec for audio tracks. Submissions in .AVI, .MOV, or .MKV containers (possibly using other codecs) will also be considered.
  • Authors should verify that their submission is viewable using a recent version of VLC media player (cross-platform). Ideally, the submitted file will play on computers with recent Linux, OSX, or Windows operating systems without requiring third party codecs to be installed.
  • Videos should have the aspect ratio correctly set (i.e. playing them should not require user interaction to avoid stretching).
  • Check that audio and video tracks play synchronously if relevant for the submission.
  • Do not use Digital Rights Management (DRM) on your video file submission.
  • Start the video filename with the lead author’s last name.
  • Videos will be presented on a projected screen. Please use a horizontal resolution of at least 640 pixels. We recommend that you use the maximum.