Late-Breaking Reports and Videos

The Late-Breaking Reports

The Late-Breaking Reports (LBR) venue at HRI provides authors with the opportunity to present early-stage results and new ideas over exciting cutting-edge and experimental research. LBRs are an excellent opportunity for researchers new to the field to participate in the conference.

All LBR​ ​submissions will undergo blind light-touch peer-review and will be published in the​ ​companion proceedings of the conference. These proceedings will appear in both the​ ​ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. LBRs will be presented during the main conference. The final format for the presentation will be communicated in January 2022.

LBRs should be 2-4 pages long (excluding references).

Videos and Demos

Videos

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. The videos must be self-explanatory for the audience, of scientific relevance, and fun to watch. Besides the importance of the lessons learned, the impact of content, and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment value will be judged. The videos will be peer-reviewed based on these criteria. Accepted videos will be published in the conference companion proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Demos

Considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have no demonstration track this year and we encourage demos to be submitted as videos, which we take in a demos-as-video format. In case HRI 2022 will be hybrid, accepted videos authors who travel to the onsite event will get an opportunity to show a live demo next to exhibitions.

Important Dates

December 3, 2021 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth): Submission Deadline for LBRs/Videos

January 07, 2022: Notification of acceptance

January 18, 2022: Final camera-ready deadline

Submission Instructions LBR

Authors must submit their Late-Breaking Reports as a 2 to 4-page article, excluding references (which do not count towards submission length). Templates for 2022 are under preparation, and will be shortly available from the conference website.

In connection with SIGCHI’s efforts to improve conference accessibility, HRI is moving towards generating accessible PDFs for all accepted papers. See below for details.

Publications should be fully anonymized at the time of submission. For additional information, authors may refer to the main conference anonymization guidelines.

Due to a tight publication deadline with the publisher, all submitted Late-Breaking Reports should be “camera-ready” at the time of submission (i.e., proofread, spell-checked, etc.). Non-conforming submissions are candidates for instant rejection.

Submission Instructions Videos and Demos

Both the video and the demo submission require an extended abstract as accompanying submission. For Videos, please submit a video and an extended abstract through the submission review website. Please note that Demos will also be video submissions in 2022, but should be submitted through the demo submission portal, also with an accompanying extended abstract.
In both cases, please consider the preparation instructions for abstracts and videos.
The video/demo and extended abstract will be used by the chairs to judge suitability to the conference and program. The maximum number of pages is two (2) for extended abstracts, excluding references. Templates for 2022 are under preparation, and will be shortly available from the conference website. Videos and abstracts must not be anonymized.

Preparing your extended abstract

The extended abstracts must include:
  • Title
  • Authors (names, affiliation, email, address, etc).
  • Short abstract/summary (max. 100 words) and keywords.
  • One or more figures representing the video or demo overview.
  • Description of the video or demo, including both a technical overview and an explanation of novelty, importance, and/or usefulness.
  • Extended Abstracts should follow accessibility guidelines (please see below)

Once accepted, the abstract and the related video will be included in the companion proceedings of the HRI conference in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore.

Accessibility @HRI2022 – Preparing your PDF submission

The PDF format can have major accessibility problems, especially for screen reader users.  In order to support those among us who need accessible PDFs, HRI is working to improve the accessibility of our PDF proceedings and review process. We are asking all authors to make an effort to make their submissions more accessible at every point in the submission process.

If you are submitting a paper on accessibility or assistive technology, please refer to the SIGACCESS guidelines on writing about disability.

As you prepare your document, please follow these steps from the SIGCHI Guide to an Accessible Submission, then refer to the guide for information on how to prepare the final accessible PDF:

  1. Mark up content such as headings and lists using the correct Word template style or LaTeX markup.
  2. In figures, legends, and the text that refers to the figures, use different shapes and patterns to provide a means other than color to visually distinguish elements.
  3. Provide a text description for all figures (see the SIGACCESS Guide to Describing Figures)
  4. Create every table as a real table, not an image, and indicate which cells are headers.
  5. Create every equation as a marked-up equation, not an image.
  6. Set the metadata of your document.

    If you are a LaTeX user, please be aware that you may run into challenges with generating an accessible PDF; we ask that you do your best but understand that it may not be possible to generate a fully accessible PDF from LaTeX. You can do a rudimentary check of your PDF’s accessibility using Adobe Reader’s Read Out Loud tool and Apple’s built-in reading tool, but be aware that these are not full-featured screen readers and will not check all key accessibility features.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the conference accessibility chairs at accessibility2022@humanrobotinteraction.org.

    Preparing your video and demo video submission

    When preparing your video or demo video submission, please follow the guidelines below and consider the video editing ressources at the bottom of this section.

    • Do not anonymize the videos for review.
    • Start the video filename with the lead author’s last name.
    • 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 70MB in size.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Video content is expected to be high quality and to have human voice overs for explanations of the content. Text-to-speech and captions only are highly discouraged for submission and may impact acceptance of the video.
    • 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.
    • Submission files that are finalized, need to be ready to be played as-is, without revision, at the conference.
    • 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.

    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.

    Resources to Develop High Quality Videos

    This resource is a useful book to begin to think about your video development that is also available in Japanese: http://www.tomschroeppel.com/

    This is a more extensive book covering this topic area: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240812417

    Authors can also easily post a job request at this web page to get a native English speaker to record their script: https://www.voices.com/

    Authors can use some visual tools to help with their videos: http://www.videoscribe.co/

    YouTube has some good tutorials on making videos: https://creatoracademy.withgoogle.com/page/education

    Here are some YouTube channels with excellent examples on how to communicate science:

    We hope the above resources will be helpful for producing high quality video submissions for HRI2022. If you have questions or need additional information, please let us know. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you next year at HRI 2022!

    Submission Page

    First, choose HRI at the Society list and then you’ll see the Late-Breaking Reports, or Video and Demo track.

    Late-Breaking Reports Chairs

    Séverin Lemaignan (Bristol Robotics Lab, United Kingdom)

    Maya Cakmak (University of Washington, USA)

    Contact: lbr2022@humanrobotinteraction.org

    Videos and Demos Chairs

    Tamara Lorenz (University of Cincinnati, USA)

    Suzanne Tolmeijer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

    Contact: video2022@humanrobotinteraction.org