Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Or want to show off how your new eye tracking method works? At ETRA 2016, we are adding a demo/video session where researchers give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work. We encourage new and exciting ideas that may not yet be fully tested. To take part in this session, we request a 2-page extended abstract to be submitted.
If a full or short paper has been accepted to the conference, you will have the option of presenting a video/demo of your work without the need for submitting the extended abstract.
How to Submit
All submissions must be made electronically, at https://precisionconference.com/~etra
Submission to the Video & Demo Track
To submit to the Video & Demo Track, you need to prepare a 2-page extended abstract, along with: a) the video submission if no demonstration will be given at ETRA 2016 OR b) a description of the demonstration set-up. For demonstrations, a video submission is optional, but highly encouraged. Detailed instructions are available below. In case you have full or short paper accepted and you would like to present a video/demo or both related to the paper, please enter the accepted paper number into the submission form. The extended abstract will be part of the ETRA 2016 proceedings. Copyright of the work will be held by the authors, which means that the 2 page paper will not be regarded as a previous publication when submitting a longer version of the paper to a journal or conference.
A good extended abstract should:
- Fall under the topics mentioned for ETRA 2016 conference.
- Motivate the use cases of the work.
- Describe the novelty and how it relates to other work.
- Describe any inner workings of the tool/method as necessary.
- Describe experiences gained in developing the tool/method.
- Mention the website link where the video can be downloaded.
Video & Demo track: 18 Dec 2015 8 Jan 2016.
Abstract Preparation Instructions:
Abstracts should be 2 pages in length and they should follow preparation instructions found at: http://www.siggraph.org/learn/instructions-authors.
To prepare the content of the PDF file, SIGGRAPH encourages authors to use LaTeX, but we also provide a Word template below.
A LaTeX class is available here:
A template for Word users is available here:
When generating the PDF file, please make sure that the fonts are embedded in the PDF file. This will ensure that reviewers can view the paper without problems.
The submitted abstracts do not have to be be anonymized for peer review.
In addition to the extended abstract, you will be asked to submit either a video or a demo description as stated below. You may also submit both (a video and a demo) if you so choose.
Video Preparation Instructions:
The video should depict your technology in action and we encourage the researchers to explain in the video a) motivation for their work, b) specific problem being addressed, c) demonstrated solution to the problem. Note that the video should be self-explained, no in-person explanation of the videos should be necessary at the conference.
A submitted video cannot be longer than 5 minutes and more than 100 MB. We recommend using MP4 format with H.264 codec. Most video production systems can encode in this format and most video applications are able to play it. If you use a different codec, you risk that reviewers might not be able to view the video clip and you will need to re-encode the video clip for the conference proceeding disc.
For a longer guideline of how to make good videos for conference submission, please see the UIST video guidelines.
Demo Preparation Instructions:
The demo submission should include a diagram or a mock-up photo of the demonstration showing the envisioned setup such as demo hardware components, tables, chairs, lights and other equipment. It is encouraged to label and annotate all parts of the image(s) so that reviewers and organizers get a good understanding of your setup and how the public will be interacting with it. Please also provide a list of equipment you will bring and the equipment you will need (tables, power, etc) at the conference. Such description will allow to better assess if it would be possible to accommodate your presentation.
Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preethi Vaidyanathan, Rochester Institute of Technology, email@example.com