Videos are a great way to present innovations in ubiquitous computing,
especially for those systems that would be particularly difficult to
deploy at the conference for a live demonstration. Authors who are
considering submissions in other participation categories are also
encouraged to consider submitting formal videos that illustrate their
work. As with other submission categories, Video submissions should not
have been previously presented in any other formal video program.
The video program will be playing continuously at the conference
and on the conference hotel television channel, and will be published
on a DVD+R and distributed to conference attendees (although copyright
will be retained by the authors). A panel of international reviewers
will review videos for their technical content, interest and relevance
to the ubiquitous computing community, communication effectiveness, and
Accepted electronic formats are: MPEG1 and MPEG2, AVI file with MPEG4, DivX codecs used, and Apple QuickTime with high resolution. MPEG2 format is strongly encouraged. For other electronic formats and for tape formats please contact the video chair.
Final electronic format will be: MPEG2; Video with PAL encoding, 4:3 Ratio, 25 fps with average bitrate of 3.2 MBit/s; Audio as MPEG1 Layer II with 224 kbit/s bitrate and 48 kHz. A video preference file for Adobe Premiere can be downloaded here
If the video is accepted, a high quality format, suitable for DVD
production, will be required for the final version. Video submissions
should be 4 to 8 minutes long. Longer videos will be subject to
stricter review criteria. Rough videos in progress will be considered,
but will (if tentatively accepted) be subject to a second review
process after final production.
In addition to submitting a videofile, authors must also submit a
short paper with a maximum of 2 pages in the ACM SIGCHI conference
publications format, including all figures and references, for each
video submission. This should include the title, authors, affiliations
and an abstract of no more than 150 words.
Abstracts of accepted Videos will be published in the Conference
Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the conference; they
will not be incorporated into the main UbiComp 2004 Conference
Video submissions may be uploaded onto an ftp server; contact the
Video Chair via email for more detailed instructions on how to
access the ftp server to upload video files and abstracts. Submissions
may also be submitted on physical media (tape or CD/DVD) to the address
listed below; abstracts for these submissions should be submitted
electronically. Please do NOT send video files as an email attachment
under any circumstances!
Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2004
||MPEG, AVI or QuickTime files. VHS, SVHS, Mini-DV tape (NTSC or PAL).
Final Version Due: