Quick facts of Video submissions

Message from the Videos chair
Videos can contain presentations of research prototypes, future innovations or user studies. Video submissions should focus on topics of interest to HCI researchers in relation to the conference theme. For NordiCHI 2014, we would like to place a special call for works that highlight the use of video as a tool for creative communication. We are interested in showcasing the medium as a tool of creative expression that enables both creativity and precision in communication. In this manner we welcome video works that illustrate narratives pertaining to research, video as data source, as well as video used to depict ongoing experimental techniques such as simulations, or to document complex and lengthy research processes.

Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Video submission content
We are searching for video submissions that: 1) demonstrate the results of an experiment; 2) demonstrate or illustrate the state and unfolding of research processes through time such as in the case of visualization tools; and 3) tell the story of a research activity or an event related to a research project such as fieldwork, or user studies, or the creation and/or testing of a prototype, or a simulation.

The video submissions consist of two parts:

  1. An extended abstract of max. 4 pages that clearly summarize and document the use of video format as part of the research process. The extended abstracts will be archived in the ACM Digital Library, and must be formatted in ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format.
  2. Videos, 6 minutes length maximum. The videos should be sent as .mov container files, using H264 encoding, 25fps, 48000 Hz, Stereo (L R)

You can check how SIGGRAPH regularly makes use of video as an entry to demonstrate the use of computer graphics. See:

Video selection process
The videos selected through a single-blind review (=unanonymous submissions) will be included in a video compilation reel and screened during NordCHI 2014.

Evaluation criteria:

  1. Clarity of communication – the main subject matter, and the problem that it is dealt with in the piece should be easily identifiable.
  2. Coverage – the videos should be able to be viewed as independent entities.
  3. Quality of visuals and care in editing. The materials should have been gathered and edited with care and without glitches in the sound and visuals.