Important dates, Videos and Demos
December 8th, 2023 (23:59 AoE): Submission Deadline
January 12th, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
January 17th, 2024: Camera-ready Version Due
Videos and Demos
We are now accepting submissions to the Videos and Demos tracks of HRI 2024!
We invite submissions of videos related to all aspects of HRI. Videos should be self-explanatory, of scientific relevance, and fun to watch. Submissions will be peer-reviewed for their quality and potential impact, the novelty of their setting, and the insightfulness of the lessons learned. Accepted videos will be published in the conference companion proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library. If a video submission is not appropriate for the Videos track but is appropriate for the alt.HRI videos track, we will submit the video to that track for review.
We offer the community the opportunity to demonstrate innovative ideas and advances in HRI. We invite demonstration proposals for cutting-edge systems that make interaction with robots more intuitive, seamless, and pleasant or otherwise illustrate some aspect of HRI in an exciting and engaging way. While we are welcoming submissions including all types of interaction (e.g., physical robots, hardware/software interfaces, virtual agents, etc), we will prioritize submissions including physical robots and possibility of offering live demonstrations at the conference venue. Demonstration proposals will be peer-reviewed based on these criteria. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference companion proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library. The authors of accepted demonstrations will also be given the opportunity to present their demos at the conference.
For both categories above (videos and demonstrations), please submit through the PCS website:
- a video.
- a summary document.
Submissions do not need to be anonymized. For reference and inspiration, accepted submissions from last year’s proceedings can be found here and here respectively. Please, see below on important guidelines for the preparation of the videos and the accompanying document. Note as a submitting author to the demos/videos track, you will be contacted to complete reviews of up to two other submissions.
Video and Demo chair:
Christoforos Mavrogiannis (University of Michigan, USA)
Minja Axelsson (University of Cambridge, UK)
We expect the content of the videos to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Videos should explain the content using voice-overs, and all audio must be captioned to be inclusive to viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
- 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.
- Make sure that all audio and video content is clearly audible and visible.
Note that ACM requires video authors to sign a release granting permission to use the video content for the HRI conference. The 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.
We require the following video formatting specifications:
- Videos should be up to 3 minutes long. Titles and credits are recommended to last less than 3 seconds each.
- Videos cannot exceed 70MB in size.
- The horizontal resolution should be at least 640 pixels. We recommend using the maximum resolution permitted within the file size restrictions (up to 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 the VLC media player (cross-platform). Ideally, the submitted file will play on computers with recent Linux, OSX, or Windows operating systems without requiring the installation of third-party codecs.
- Videos should have the aspect ratio correctly set (i.e., playing them should not require user interaction to avoid stretching).
- Submission files that are finalized need to be ready to be played as they are, without revision, at the conference.
- Start the video filename with the lead author’s last name.
- Do not use Digital Rights Management (DRM) on your video file submission.
- Please check that audio and video tracks play synchronously if relevant for the submission.
The document should be no longer than 3 pages, including references. It must be submitted in PDF format and conform to ACM Proceedings specifications. Please note that we are following the general ACM SIG format (“sigconf”, double column format), not the SIGCHI format. Templates are available at this link (US letter). In addition, ACM has partnered with Overleaf, where you can start writing using this link directly (note that this Overleaf document uses the new ACM workflow by default, which is not what HRI is using; to fix this, make sure the document uses the “sigconf” document class, rather than the “manuscript,screen,review” document class that is enabled in the Overleaf document by default).
The submitted document must include:
- A title.
- A list of authors (names, affiliation, email, address, etc.).
- An abstract (max. 100 words).
- One or more summary figures describing the video or demo.
- Description of the demo, including a technical overview and an explanation of its novelty, importance, and usefulness.
The accompanying documents of accepted submissions will be included (together with the videos) in the companion proceedings of the HRI conference in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore.