Educational Video Competition



The aim of the competition is to promote the production of short videos covering SSCI related topics and explaining them to a young audience. Therefore, the videos may be related to Evolutionary Algorithms, Fuzzy Systems, and/or Neural Networks and specifically target a young audience in the age of 14-18 years. By this, we aim to provide a more interesting learning experience for students new to the respective fields.

The videos should be informative and well presented. Participants must submit a video which is not longer than 5 minutes, but there is no lower bound. The video should include a title page at the beginning, which shows the topic, the author, and mention that this video is an entry for the IEEE SSCI 2021 – Education Video Competition.

Technical requirements include:

  • minimum resolution of the video of at least 720p,
  • a maximum file size of 300MB, while utilizing commonly used video-codecs (e.g. H.264) and formats (.mov or .mp4).
  • for the encoded audio, high quality needs to be ensured, i.e. usage of a quality microphone, recording with a minimum bitrate of 128kbps

Submission details will be announced here soon.

To enter the competition at least one author of the video must be registered for the conference.

Accepted videos will later be published by the IEEE through or other related platforms. Therefore, copyright needs to be transferred as part of the submission process. A panel will select the set of finalist videos to be judged by the audience during the short video competition session at the conference. The organisers reserve the right to exclude any video they deem to be offensive or inappropriate. The session will be run in plenary mode to attract maximum audience participation and feature just the top 6 videos shortlisted by a panel of members of the IEEE CIS Education committee, its sub-committees and the high school outreach subcommittee. The final ranking will be determined by an audience vote at the end of this session. Best ranked entries will be eligible for a price of 500$/300$/200$ for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rank, respectively, which is sponsored by the IEEE CIS Education committee.