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The HRI 2019 conference invites videos related to all aspects of HRI. The videos must be self-explanatory for the audience. A peer review process will judge videos on content, lessons learned, novelty, and entertainment value.


Submission Deadline: 1 December 2018 (23:59), anywhere on earth. Submit a video file and a one-page abstract in IEEE format via PCS
Acceptance Notification : 22 December 2018
Camera-ready Deadline: 15 January 2019


Proposed videos must be accompanied by an abstract that will be used by the chairs to judge suitability to the conference and program. The abstract should follow the IEEE paper template and must include:

  • Title
  • Authors (names, affiliation, email, address, etc)
  • Abstract (max 100 words) and keywords
  • One or more figures representing the video content
  • Description of the video, including both a technical overview and an explanation of novelty, importance, and/or usefulness

Once accepted, the abstract and video will be included in the adjunct proceedings of the HRI conference in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. Moreover, selected videos will appear in the Special HRI Issue on IEEE Spectrum Video Friday.


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.

  • Do not anonymize videos for review.
  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length and 100MB in size.
  • Videos will be presented on a projected screen in the aspect ratio of 16 by 9.
  • Video content is expected to contain captions for increased accessibility. Human voice-overs by native speakers are preferred, but text-to-speech is better than no voice overs.
  • Video content should not contain advertisements or be heavily promotional in nature.
  • Submission files that are finalized need to be ready to be played as-is, without revision at the conference.
  • ACM requires video authors to sign a release granting permission to use the video content for the HRI conference. Copyright of the video remains with the author. Video authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any third party copyrighted material (music, video, images, etc.) in the video. Such content should not be included unless permission has been obtained prior to submission.


  • Our recommended video format is the .MP4 container format using the H.264 codec (main or high profile) for the video track and the AAC codec for audio tracks. Submissions in .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, 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.
  • 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 resolution permitted within the file size restrictions (please do not exceed 2048 × 1080).


Please submit your video and video content abstract through the submission review website (PCS). Authors are not allowed to anonymize the submission for reviews. The following resources would also be of your help to develop high-quality videos:

We hope the above resources will be helpful for producing high-quality video submissions this year. If you have questions or need additional information, please let us know. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you this year at HRI 2019 in Daegu, South Korea!


Chung Hyuk Park, George Washington University, USA
Elin A. Topp, Lund University, Sweden
Wendy Ju, Cornell Tech, USA