Video Previews are 30-second videos that give a quick glimpse of your work and help promote your publication within the CHI community and beyond. Video Previews are a great opportunity to make your work stand out and reach conference attendees, researchers and practitioners within and outside the community, journalists and the general public.
CHI 2023 will continue the use of video previews. All authors of accepted submissions in the following tracks are strongly encouraged to submit a video preview that describes their work: technical papers, case studies, alt.chi, interactivity, late-breaking work, and journals.
All Video Previews will be available on different platforms before, during and after the conference to help attendees plan their daily schedules and promote your research. We will publish your Video Preview on:
- ACM SIGCHI’s Youtube Channel (see CHI 2020 Video Previews)
- ACM Digital Library, next to the abstract of your publication
- The conference digital proceedings
Quick Technical Specification
- Video duration must be 30 seconds or less
- All videos are closed captioned (subtitled). Videos should be accessible to all — see Technical Requirements and Guidelines for Videos at CHI
- Permission must be obtained for all copyright and 3rd party material**
What Does a Video Preview Look Like?
Here are some examples of past Video Previews:
CHI2021 Wednesday 12th May 2021 Video Preview
CHI2021 Thursday 13th May 2021 Video Preview
CHI2021 Friday May 14th 2021 Video Preview
CHI2021 Late Breaking Work Video Preview
Important: Selected video previews will be featured in the conference Teaser Video! See the CHI 2021 Teaser.
We anticipate that Video Previews will be released approximately two weeks prior to the conference.
Check the Guide to a Successful Video Submission to create a Video Preview that conforms to the technical and accessibility guidelines for videos at CHI. For inspiration, you can watch the Video Previews of CHI 2015, CHI 2016, CHI 2017, CHI 2018, CHI 2019, CHI2020, CHI2021, and CHI 2022.
Video Previews are 30 seconds long. The first 3 seconds of the video may include a title slide, detailing: the title of your paper, author list, affiliations and contact information. This title slide should last 3-4 seconds at most, focus on your content! The rest of the video should communicate the topic and the message of your work (like an elevator pitch).
The video must be appropriate in terms of rights, use of language, viewpoints or imagery, and should not offend any individuals or groups at the conference or elsewhere (we reserve the right to reject videos whose content is inappropriate).
Subtitles must be included to improve the accessibility of your video. Closed captions must be submitted alongside your video to be uploaded to YouTube (please submit a separate file for subtitles even if you have incorporated them in your videos). A closed-captioning file must be submitted in .srt or .sbv format. There are several free, easy ways to caption your videos. Instructions for closed captioning and guidelines for accessibility are detailed in the technical requirements for video content.
Please note that a Video Preview is not an advertisement video for your conference talk. Video Previews will be archived on the ACM Digital Library next to your abstract to help others quickly review your work. Their diffusion goes beyond the conference and should not be seen as a teaser to the presentation. Instead, Video Previews should be thought of as a video abstract to attract more readers to the paper.
Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to submit a 30-second Video Preview.
Your Video Preview should be submitted to the Precision Conference System using the same submission form as used for the publication ready source files of your publication. The above Quick Technical Specification has been designed to help you make sure that your material conforms to the Video Previews requirements. Please make sure that you go through every item of this list.
If the subtitles for your video are in a separate text file, please submit them as part of the “Auxiliary Material” of your submission.
**Please note: Video Previews are subject to ACM’s copyright policies. Please review ACM’s Copyright and Permission Policy and ACM’s Requirements about 3rd party material.