Quick Facts

Video submissions are short presentations that showcase examples best communicated in this format. We particularly encourage video submissions which cannot be otherwise demonstrated at the venue. The videos present research systems, visions of the future, and reports on ethnographic work, as well as test track or user studies. Submissions should contain a video file and an extended abstract that describes the submission.  

Submission page: Precision conference submission system

Selection process: Review by Chairs

Important Dates

COVID-19 Update: new deadlines will be announced soon!

Submission format: Up to a 3-minute video accompanied with an extended abstract. Extended abstract should use the new single-column ACM SIGCHI template. See below for further information.

After the Conference: Accepted abstracts and videos will be included in the adjunct proceedings of the AutoUI conference, available on the ACM Digital Library.

Chairs: Winnie Chen, Ian Reagan, and Jaka Sodnik

Message from the AutoUI Video Chairs

Following successful implementations in the past two conferences, video showcases have become an integral part of the AutoUI program and community. We would like to invite you to submit self-explanatory videos related to various aspects of AutoUI. The video submissions can focus on the presentation of research systems, visions of the future, and reports on ethnographic work or user studies, whereby we particularly encourage humorous, entertaining, and/or visually impressive contributions. Video submissions are independent of other tracks of AutoUI 2020. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and to meeting you in Washington, D.C. in 2020!

Winnie Chen, Ian Reagan, and Jaka Sodnik


Further details


Submissions consist of a (1) video and (2) an extended abstract. Failure to submit either file will result in an automatic rejection. The required documents are:


  • 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. The title and authors’ information should appear at both the beginning and the end of the video.
  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length and 50MB in size.
  • Videos will be presented on a projected screen in the aspect ratio of 16 by 9. Videos should have the aspect ratio correctly set (i.e. playing them should not require user interaction to avoid stretching). 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).
  • Video content is required to have captions to increase accessibility.
  • Where spoken text is needed, human voice-overs by native speakers are preferred, but text-to-speech is better than no voice-overs. Avoid monotonous 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 AutoUI 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.
  • Video format details:
    • Recommended: .MP4 (H.264 video codec, AAC audio codec)
    • Other formats (.AVI, .MOV, .WMV, .MKV) 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.
  • 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.

Extended Abstract

The extended abstract must be formatted in accordance with the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format.

  1. The length of the extended abstract must not exceed 2,000 words, including all main body text. Figures and tables each count as 250 words. For example, an extended abstract with 2 figures (2 x 250 = 500) should not exceed 1,500 words (i.e., 2,000 minus 500). The abstract does not count towards the overall word limit, but should be 150 words or less. References do not count towards the word limit.
  2. Please use the single-column ACM SIGCHI template.
    • Word: Write your extended abstract using the Submission Template (Review Submission Format). Follow the embedded instructions to apply the paragraph styles to your various text elements. The text is in single-column format at this stage and no additional formatting is required at this point. A video demonstration of the new template can be found here:
    • LaTeX: Please use the latest version of the Master Article Template - LaTeX (1.65; published October 21, 2019) to create your article submission. With the “sample-sigchi.tex” template, use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, i.e., setting \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart}. Please review the LaTeX documentation and ACM’s LaTeX best practices guide should you have any questions.

More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here:

Any submission exceeding the word limits and/or not adhering to the template will be automatically rejected.

The submissions should not be anonymized for reviews


Videos and extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Video Chairs. Authors should not expect to receive formal feedback on their submission other than the selection decision.

Videos will be assessed by the Videos Chairs, according to two main criteria:

  • Content: Is the material interesting to AutoUI researchers and professionals? The topic of the video is ultimately up to the authors, but some approaches that have worked well in other conferences and in AutoUI include the following: presentations of research systems, visions of the future, humorous parodies or thoughtful critiques of AutoUI, and reports on ethnographic work and user studies. A video’s content evaluation depends on how directly it addresses issues of relevance to AutoUI, and whether its message is interesting and engaging.
  • Presentation: Is the video well edited? Does it make appropriate use of pacing, music, and special effects? Does it drag on, or will it hold an audience’s attention? Because the video program is a live screening, we strongly encourage creative editing of your videos. The tight time limit is imposed to keep videos short and punchy. In addition to effective pacing, your video should include appropriate music or soundtrack. Your idea may be brilliant, but if you cannot convey it in an engaging way, it will not make a good live video piece.

Original video submissions will be prioritized, but videos that have been published or released previously will also be given consideration. If a video has been published or released previously, please make clear in your submission any prior exposure your video has received.

Submissions should not contain sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions should NOT be anonymous. However, confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information which may be published on the website prior to the conference.


Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the poster presentation and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a (digital) ACM eRights form, which you are required to complete. You cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the ACM eRights form.
  2. After the ACM eRights form is submitted, ACM we will provide you with the rights information you must insert into your paper via email.
  3. Follow the instructions to transform the submitted (and revised) manuscript into the final, formatted version. Detailed instructions along with a video tutorial will be sent to authors regarding this stage. The final formatted version will then be uploaded through the production system.
  4. We might also request modifications for the video, if it does not follow the instructions.

A member of the program committee and the publication chairs will check that the final versions meet the requirements for publication and if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their revisions earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the video and extended abstract do not meet the committee requirements. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the videos chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the extended abstract and video from the program.

Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the video and extended abstract to be published.

Authors from outside of the U.S. are urged to verify their visa requirements as early as possible ( The AutoUI Organization, ACM and SIGCHI do not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. ACM can however issue a visa support letter. Please see our visa support section for more information.


Authors are expected to attend the conference but are not required to present their work on stage. Rather, a time and location will be assigned to the video session and the video will be showcased in a previously communicated slot.

Video submissions whose authors are not at the conference may be withdrawn from the Adjunct Proceedings and the Digital Library.


Accepted videos and extended abstracts will be made available in the AutoUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and will secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.