Videos

Call for Videos

Videos are increasingly becoming an integral part of the UbiComp conference series: they offer the chance to showcase emerging technologies, prototype systems, and new approaches to using ubiquitous computing. Videos are especially useful for illustrating complex systems and new interactions with systems in special environments that would not easily be presented as demonstrations at the conference.

We encourage submission of videos both as new material and as supplementals to paper submissions (e.g., in order to illustrate particular aspects of a system). As with other submission categories, video submissions should not have been previously presented in any other formal video program.

The video program will be shown at a special session at the conference, and will be published on a DVD 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. Other important review aspects will be the video's communication effectiveness and production quality.

Accepted electronic submission formats are: MPEG1 and MPEG2, AVI file with MPEG4 (DivX codecs) and Apple QuickTime with high resolution, and flash SWF and FLV formats. MPEG2 format is strongly encouraged.

Video submissions should be 4 to 8 minutes long and at least 320x240 in size. 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. If the video is accepted, a high quality format, suitable for DVD production, will be required for the final version.

In addition to submitting a video file, authors must also submit a short paper with a maximum of 4 pages. The papers should be formatted according to the standard Springer Verlag format [1] and submitted in PDF format using the FTP video server specified below. Papers of accepted videos will be published in the Adjunct Proceedings that will be circulated to attendees at the conference; they will not be incorporated into the main UbiComp 2007 Conference Proceedings.

Video submissions and corresponding papers should be uploaded to an FTP server; contact Nobuhiko Nishio via email (nishio@cs.ritsumei.ac.jp) for more detailed instructions on how to access the server.

Important Facts Summary

Timeline:

June 15, 2007 -- Submission Deadline for Videos and Abstracts
July 16, 2007 -- Acceptance Notification
July 24, 2007 -- Final Version Due

Formats accepted:

   * MPEG (MPEG1 and MPEG2),
   * AVI with MPEG4,
   * QuickTime files,
   * Flash SWF and FLV

Abstract Page limit: 4 pages (LNCS conference publication format)

UbiComp 2007 Video Co-Chairs

Nobuhiko Nishio, Ritsumeikan University
Flavia Sparacino, Sensing Places and MIT
Email to the video co-chairs: video-chairs@ubicomp2007.org

[1] www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html