KEY FACTS:

• Submission deadline: 20 March 2020
• Acceptance notification: pending confirmation
• Online submission: PCS submission system

DEMOS SUBMISSIONS

At ACM TVX you can showcase your work in live demos. A wide community of international researchers from many disciplines will be able to experience the technology you are developing.

The demos, as part of the conference, will be part of the adjunct proceedings, but will also have a dedicated area in the conference venue where you can present your work and interact with the participants of the conference to receive useful feedback and to network. Demos are, indeed, a great chance to start a discussion about the video systems technology latest developments.

ACM TVX demos are the perfect way to introduce, to the community, your work on media applications, prototypes and proof-of-concepts of technologies like emerging media, interactive TV experiences, VR/AR experiences.

Audience understanding: New video technologies are more audience driven than never. Media consider demographics, genres and engagement as key parameters to target contents but also other data intrinsic in the technology, as quality of experience, monitoring and other measurements, also related to feelings and interaction.

Immersive and interactive content and experiences: Immersion and interaction are the two big new challenges for the media technology. VR and AR content are becoming relentlessly more popular for entertainment, video conferencing, gaming, content personalization. Interaction, as well, is a crucial aspect of the experience in content like interactive movies, documentaries. Both aspects get mixed together in concepts as social presence, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, accessibility, education and human heritage.

Infrastructure technologies, systems and interfaces: All the technologies welcome in the TVX 2020 need also to be provided with the right systems, interfaces and infrastructures. Streaming, synchronization, multi-platform delivery are key elements of the current video experience.
Also supporting technologies as social media, crowdsourcing, location-based and context-aware applications and services have to be mentioned.

Production tools and workflows: The video production process is also evolving together with the rest of the media. Technologies as motion capture animation, authoring tools for VR/AR content creation, interaction are among the most exciting ways to be creative exploiting the new technologies.

Business models and marketing: Media evolution is then creating new business models and marketing strategies. Online video monetisation, VR/AR business models, AR advertisement are examples of how the media economics are being remodelled.

Cultural and social studies: Popular cultural sectors are also being involved in the big technological advances. Sectors are reality shows, fandoms, influencers will be part of the change. Also socially sensible areas, as politics, violence, cyberbullying, are affected by it

Disruptive concepts and video-centric art: The arts are one of the most exciting ways to release the creativity that the new media technologies are potentially developing. Immersive arts, interaction, VR/AR are only a few of the new platforms that artists can enjoy to create.

INSTRUCTIONS

Demo submissions take the form of 4-page papers (not including references) written in the Old SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. This must describe the research and what will be shown during the demonstration; all submissions will be peer-reviewed and selection will be based on the novelty of the research and interestingness of the demonstration. 

Demo submissions do not need to be anonymised. Please ensure that your submission answers the following questions:

  • What is the scientific or engineering concept behind the work?
  • What is the novelty of the work and how is the work different from existing systems or techniques?
  • What will be actually shown during the demo?

For the past couple of years we have encouraged authors to provide a video alongside their paper submission. This has proven invaluable – the video not only helps to support the submission, but will also be included in the digital version of the adjunct proceedings, and thus act as a lasting record of what was shown at the conference. The following video demonstrates what a submission video could look like, and gives some practical information on how to create one: instruction video on Vimeo.

After acceptance, the details the technical requirements of the demo should be provided. Please fill in these details in the Demo Rider document and send it to the demo chairs.

If you require any support in the preparation of your contribution due to accessibility reasons, please get in touch with our Accessibility Chairs.

DEADLINE

20th MARCH 2020 (12:00PM PT)

REVIEW PROCESS

Your submissions will be reviewed by chairs based on impact, and the quality of work. The review process will strive to recognize the potential of the submitted work for its future scientific, societal, economical or industrial impact.

AT THE CONFERENCE

Once accepted, demonstrators will be provided with a table, poster board, power outlet and wireless (shared) Internet. Demo presenters are expected to bring with themselves everything else needed for their demo, such as hardware, laptops, sensors, PCs, etc. However if you have special requests such as a larger space, special lighting conditions, large displays and so on, we will do our best to arrange them, or to provide you with suitable rental services for free.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Demos will be published in the adjunct conference proceedings (FigShare), not indexed in the ACM Digital Library.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further details please get in touch with the Demo Chairs at: demos@tvx2020.com