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Video Showcase

Quick Facts

CHI 2024 will be a hybrid conference from May 11-16, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA.

Important Dates

All times are in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. When the deadline is day D, the last time to submit is when D ends AoE. Check your local time in AoE.

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
  • Notification: Thursday, February 15th, 2024
  • e-Rights: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
  • Publication-ready deadline: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
  • TAPS Closes: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Submission Details

Submission Format

  • Video Showcase Extended Abstract should be 2 pages single column (excluding references).
  • Video (see technical requirements for video content), at most 5 minutes
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.

Revitalization of the Video Showcase – A Message from the Videos Chairs

The video showcase is a forum for human-computer interaction that leaps off the page: vision videos, reflective pieces, humor, novel interfaces, studies, and anything else that is a good match for video and relevant to HCI. The last video showcase was at CHI 2019 experiencing a little break over COVID times. This year, we want to bring it back to share all your exciting work through an entertaining and creative medium.

In the video showcase format, your work will be screened by a large CHI audience during a special session at CHI 2024, and will be considered for a special award. Because of the large audience the video showcase attracts, it is one of the best means for getting your message out to the CHI community — and to continue to make it available. Videos will be available in the ACM Digital Library after the conference, and will be posted to a CHI Video Showcase Channel on YouTube.

Work will be judged on how much it intellectually engages an HCI audience and how effectively it communicates its message. Ultimately, we are looking to put together an enjoyable show for the attendees. Interesting but poorly-produced videos will be rejected – but if it’s YouTube-ready per se, it should be ready for the videos track! We will consider videos put together by, and intended for, PR departments; however, the emphasis in the video should still be on the research contributions. Please recall, too, that many videos have a long legacy, and are incorporated into education curricula.

Traditionally, many of the videos we have received have emphasized design innovations. For CHI 2024, we are particularly interested in seeing videos that linked to the conference motto “Surfing the World” and have a clear research contribution. You can play around with the storyline, backgrounds, objects in a scene, etc. – be creative! Regarding the research contribution, your video might feature:

  • Research results
  • Ethnographic reports and diary studies
  • Case studies and industry stories
  • Design studies
  • … and anything else that makes a good video, and speaks to the domains and experience of human-computer interaction.

Example Videos

We provide a set of “concept videos” with annotations by David Green (https://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/person/david-green/). These four videos are successful Video Showcase submissions from prior years supplemented by split-screen commentary on effective filmmaking and storytelling techniques. These examples range from system-focused projects to design studies, and we hope they inspire and educate. Consider them from the point of view of production: their length, lighting, pacing, use of media assets (video, images, sound, and text), spatial and temporal compositing, and above all how these production and editing choices are used to tell a story to the CHI audience.

The following additional videos have won awards in previous years. We encourage you to use them as models for your own work. In addition to enjoying their contents, we encourage video producers to consider them from the point of view of production: their length, lighting, pacing, use of media assets (video, images, sound, and text), spatial and temporal compositing, and above all how these production and editing choices are used to tell a story to the CHI audience.

Preparing and Submitting your Video Showcase Submission

A Video Showcase submission must be submitted via the PCS Submission System by 17 January 2024, Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone. The submission must follow the guidelines in the Technical Guidelines page. In summary, videos must be MP4, max. 5 minutes and 100 MB, and in 1920×1080 (1080p) resolution. If you are including speech output, you must provide the closed-captioning file in .srt or .sbv format. We encourage authors to review the Guide to an Accessible Video Submission.

Videos Must Stand Alone

The two-pages abstract is supplementary material only. Almost all viewers will encounter the video without the abstract. If the video is related to a paper, the video must also work without the paper. Therefore, the video should be self-explaining. It should not, for example, require the viewer to read the paper to understand the genre of the work. Nor should it refer to “the paper” or “in this work:” the video is the work.

Connections to Other Works

Many tracks at CHI can accept video submissions. It is perfectly acceptable to prepare the same, or a similar, video for submission to both the video track and another venue. In submitting to the Video Showcase, we ask you to let us know if this piece is in submission to another track.

Metadata Integrity

All submission metadata, including required fields in PCS like author names, affiliations, and order, must be complete and correct by the submission deadline. This information is crucial to the integrity of the review process and author representation. No changes to metadata after this deadline will be allowed.


Authors are strongly encouraged to work on improving the accessibility of their submissions before peer review begins, using recommendations found in the Guide to an Accessible Submission for their paper and in the technical requirements for video content for their video. For any questions or concerns about creating accessible submissions, please contact the Accessibility Chairs at accessibility@chi2024.acm.org.

Selection Process

Videos will be reviewed by a small group of judges, including the Video Showcase Chairs, according to two main criteria:

Content: Is the material interesting to human-computer interaction researchers and professionals? The topic of the video is ultimately up to the authors, but some approaches that have worked well in the past include the following: presentations of research systems, visions of the future, humorous parodies or thoughtful critiques of SIGCHI and HCI, and reports on ethnographic work and user studies. A video’s content evaluation depends on how directly it addresses issues of relevance to HCI, and whether its message is interesting and engaging.

Presentation: Is the video edited well? Does it make appropriate use of pacing, music, and special effects? Does it drag on, or will it hold an audience’s attention? Because the video showcase is a live screening, we strongly encourage creative editing of your videos. The tight time limit is imposed to keep videos short and punchy. In addition to effective pacing, your video should include appropriate music or soundtrack. Your idea may be brilliant, but if you can’t convey it in an engaging way, it will not make a good live video piece.
Videos may show work that has been published or released previously. Please make clear in your submission any prior exposure your video has received. In addition, if your video is part of work submitted to another CHI track, please specify the submission. Videos will not be penalized for being connected to other work.

Submissions should not contain sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions should NOT be anonymous. However, confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the publication date, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference. For further guidance, also consider the the guidelines and criteria for evaluation.


  • Lucas Fabian Olivero, Universidade Aberta – Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
  • Rakesh Patibanda, Monash University, Australia
  • Florian Lehmann, Bayreuth University, Germany
  • Sampsa Rauti, Turku University, Finland
  • Raquel Robinson, UC Santa Cruz, USA
  • Lee Jones, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Minh Tran Thi, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Auk Kim, Kangwon National University, Korea
  • Hyeon Jeon, Seoul National University, Korea

Video Acceptance

Videos will be accepted conditionally. The chairs may ask you to shorten your video further, to improve edits, or otherwise to prepare it for public consumption. You will be given a short period of time to revise your video and re-submit a final version for approval and screening at the conference.

Upon Acceptance of your Video

The corresponding author of a conditionally accepted paper has to follow the instructions on preparing and submitting a final version by the Publication-Ready Deadline. If the authors cannot meet these requirements by the Publication-Ready deadline, the venue chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program. The publication-ready version has to follow the LaTeX and Word templates from ACM. Should you need technical assistance, please direct your technical query to: publications@chi2024.acm.org.

The chairs may ask authors to shorten their videos further, to improve edits, or otherwise to prepare it for public consumption. The authors will be given a week to revise your video and re-submit a final version for approval and screening at the conference.

At the Conference

Authors are not required to travel to CHI to participate in the video showcase and may participate remotely. Your work will be screened in a theater-style setting in front of a large CHI audience during a special session at CHI 2024. The Award winner will be announced at the end of the session.

After the Conference

Accepted videos will be available in the ACM Digital Library, and on the CHI Video Showcase YouTube channel. One-page descriptions of the videos will be also be distributed in the CHI Extended Abstracts, available in the ACM Digital Library.