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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 production quality.

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 Proceedings.

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!

Videos Chair Michael Beigl
(TecO, University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

Formats accepted:   MPEG, AVI or QuickTime files. VHS, SVHS, Mini-DV tape (NTSC or PAL).
Abstract Page limit:   2 pages (ACM SIGCHI conference publications format)
Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2004
Acceptance Notification:
Final Version Due: