September 4, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT
|Author Notifications:||September 21, 2020|
|Camera-Ready Deadline:||September 30, 2020|
The ISS demo session provides a great opportunity for authors to present their prototypes, products and applications to conference attendees. We will provide a virtual demonstration area in which you will be able to showcase your best interactive experiences and commercial products during the ISS 2020 conference. In spite of the COVID-19 situation, our goal is to provide a highly interactive forum for lively discussions and hands-on experiences around the most exciting interactive technologies and installations.
ISS 2020 is going fully virtual because of COVID-19, resulting in modifications to the Call for Demos in previous years. Unlike in previous years,
Creative and innovative technologies and applications in interactive surfaces and spaces, including displays, input and sensing technologies, interaction techniques, shape-changing devices, computer vision applications, audio – speech interfaces, wearable devices, visualization techniques, interfaces for public spaces and more. Also demos from industry (i.e. commercial applications and products) are highly encouraged.
You will get the opportunity to perform an online demonstration of your exciting projects and ideas to experts from both academia and industry during the conference. Your submission will be published and indexed as an extended abstract in the ACM digital library.
Demo submissions will be reviewed and selected by the demo chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is 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 start of the conference. Abstracts of invited demos from the papers track will not be reviewed. We will focus on interactive and exciting demos. We want to showcase interactive technologies from all over the world and create a highly exciting event. We thus encourage resubmission of existing exciting demos.
Accepted demos will be demonstrated remotely by the authors to a live audience. At least one author is expected to present the demo during the times of the conference demo session and to interact with conference attendees.
The virtual format of the demo session expands the capabilities of demo demonstrations in previous years, giving authors the opportunity to even demonstrate large-scale installations that could not have been brought to a conference venue.
Every submission should include:
The document submission should not be longer than 6 pages long, and must include all figures and references, and must be using the ACM Master Article Submission Templates. The submission should include a description of the relevance of the work to the immediate ISS conference community, as well as to the broader ISS community, emphasising its novelty, uniqueness, and rationale.
A video must be submitted along the written document, as it is the optimal medium to communicate your demonstration to the reviewers how authors envision their demonstration to the live audience at the conference. The video must be no longer than 5 minutes must be less than 100 MB in size. Please make sure that your video is playable on standard PC and Macintosh computers. We recommend that you encode your video as an MP4 using the H.264 codec. Submitted videos may be used on the ISS website during and after the virtual conference. Be sure to have permission for all content, and use rights-free music tracks.
Demo submissions will be reviewed by the ISS demos co-chairs for the suitability of ISS and this year’s virtual format. Due to the nature of this year’s conference format, submissions will be particularly evaluated on the quality of the accompanying video and the potential for remote demonstration. Review comments will be lightweight and justify the outcome. There will be no rebuttal phase.
Resubmitting a demonstration shown at a previous venue is allowed. Authors are requested to mention that the work has been demonstrated at other venues in the PCS submission.
For each accepted demo, at least one author must register for the ISS 2020 conference. Authors will also be required to upload a still image as well as a 30 second preview video that will both be used to advertise the demonstration before and during the conference.
More details will be provided in the following weeks regarding organisation during the conference and the adaptation that will be implemented due to the virtual format of this year’s ISS conference.
If you have questions about Demos for ISS 2020, contact the Demo Chairs:
Christian Holz, ETH Zurich
Sylvain Malacria, Inria