CALL FOR VIDEOS
DEADLINE EXTENSION: OCTOBER 25, 2020, Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).
We invite all researchers and enthusiasts to submit videos to our technical video track, showcasing your idea, proof-of-technology, or work in progress. Accepted video submissions will be featured on the IEEE ARGENCON 2020 Youtube Channel, and indexed in IEEE Xplore.
- Deadline for video submission: October 25, 2020 (extended)
- Communication of acceptance: October 30, 2020.
All dates are Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).
Technical Video Track
Submissions to the Technical Video Track should be videos with intent to demonstrate preliminary results, consolidated researched results, works-in-progress, and research/technical demonstrations. The topic of a video might, for example, be a general or specific area of a track, the work of a particular researcher or group (yourselves or others), or a concrete application of a given technique. A video may concern work with different levels of maturity: you can introduce something new and interesting, describing known but ongoing research, or summarize a mature area or application, showing its impact on society. The intended audience of a video can be students learning about a topic in a classroom, researchers interested in learning more about subfields outside their own, the general public, or the media, etc.
Technical video submissions should be limited to 2 to 5 minutes in length and comply with the specification outlined below. Your video should also include a title slide at its beginning detailing the title, authors, and affiliations (similar to a typical presentation title slide). Videos submitted in this category should be able to stand on their own, adequately present their topic, and may be narrated in Spanish or in English. Submitters should be aware that selected videos will be included in the electronic proceedings and will also be prominently displayed during the IEEE ARGENCON 2020.
Special announcement to authors with videos related to their paper/poster submissions: Please be advised that although you may have uploaded your video content along with your submission through the process outlined through CMT; for any video content to be considered as part of this Call for Videos, they must be submitted again separately through the process outlined within this call.
Video Submission Specifications for this Call for Videos.
When preparing the video, please make it as professional as possible. Producing a video already requires a significant amount of effort, and spending just a little more effort to raise the quality can make a big difference. Submitted videos should follow the following guidelines:
- Length: 2 to 5 minutes.
- Standard framed HD video format.
- Your video will need to be submitted via a Youtube URL link, with privacy settings : Hidden.
- Titles and credits should not be displayed more than ten seconds: the content is the most important!
- Please follow the YouTube recommended encoding settings (for frame rate and bitrate): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171
- Encode your video using square pixels for the pixel aspect ratio and disable interlacing.
- We strongly recommend 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of at least 1280×720. High frame rate and resolutions are possible if within the YouTube recommendations.
- The authors must hold the copyright for all materials used, such as music, video, sounds and images, or have explicit written permission from the copyright holders to use and distribute this material.
- The video must not be offensive or advertise/promote commercial products.
General Submission Guidelines
You must use the Video Submission page to submit your video. In this page you must provide:
- Author’s name and email (corresponding author)
- A Youtube link of their video. The video must be published with the privacy setting as Hidden.
- An one-page PDF abstract (outlined below).
Each 1 page PDF abstract should include:
- A title.
- A 200-word abstract providing a description, summary, or logline for the submission.
- Contact information with author names, affiliations, and an email address for the lead author.
- A high-resolution (300 dpi) representative still image in the PDF document.
- Follows the same formatting guidelines set by the IEEE ARGENCON 2020 for regular papers, as these descriptions will be included in the electronic proceedings. Namely, this abstract would be a one-page paper.
- References (if applicable).
- Acknowledgments (if applicable).
Video Submission Page
Use this Video Submission page to submit your video. This page must only be used for the IEEE ARGENCON 2020 Call for Videos for the Technical Video Track.
The videos that correspond to presentations of full papers (12 to 15 minutes), or to presentations of short papers (maximum 90 seconds), must be submitted using other pages, following to the guidelines for each case.
After the submission deadline, all submitted videos satisfying the requirements stated above will be reviewed by the video competition program committee (to be announced) according to the following criteria:
- Relevance: How interesting and relevant is the actual technology, research area, application, or other work being presented?
- Educational scope: To what extent can other researchers, students, or the general public learn about the exhibited topic in the video?
- Entertainment value: How entertaining and captivating is the video to watch?
- Presentation quality: How well is the video produced, what is the quality of the narration and soundtrack, etc.?
The Organizing Committee will rank the videos, and grant prizes for the first three positions. Ranking will be determined at the sole discretion of the Organizers, and the decision will be inapelable.
Inclusion in Conference Proceedings
The companion PDF document of each video, will be indexed and available in the Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, provided that the authors register with the same conditions as those that apply to a full paper. The video itself will remain available in Youtube Channel of the IEEE ARGENCON 2020.
Q: I have already submitted a short article and if it is accepted, I know I must submit a 90 second video for an express presentation. Does this video qualify for this Call for Videos?
A: No, the difference lies in what part of your submission is rated. In short articles, the focus is on the written article itself, and the accompanying 90-second video is just the presentation in Congress of that short article. While in this Video Call, the focus is on the video itself, with a length ranging from 2 to 5 minutes, and the accompanying single page PDF document is simply for inclusion in IEEE Xplore electronic proceedings.
Q: Can my presentation video for my accepted full-paper qualify for this Call for Videos?
A: No, since the length of a full paper presentation video is incompatible with the maximum allowed length for this CFV (2 to 5 minutes). In addition, CFV accepts preliminary results, consolidated researched results, works-in-progress, and research/technical demonstrations. whereas a full paper often restricts acceptance to consolidated, full research works.
Q: How it is possible to index a video in IEEE Xplore?
A: Since you must submit your video private URL, with a companion 1-page PDF file, the latter document will be included in the electronic proceedings of the Congress. After its presentation at the Congress, the video itself will be published in IEEE ARGENCON 2020 Youtube Channel, by including the proper copyright message in the video description.
Q: Is a CFV a novel feature for a Congress?
A: For the IEEE ARGENCON conference, it is the first time. However, a Call for Videos is becoming a common feature in some prestigious conferences. For example, the 2019 and 2020 editions of IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, featured a Call for Videos with indexing in IEEE Xplore electronic proceedings.
For more information or details on video submission, please contact the Organizers using the contact form.