Instruction for video presentations
As you are aware, SMC 2021 will be in the hybrid format. To better prepare the virtual program, we have opted for a format where each contributed paper presentation (regular papers, special session papers, and workshop papers) will take the form of a pre-recorded video, which we will make available to conference attendees. The video presentations will be available online before the commencement of the conference.
We invite you to prepare and upload:
(1) a video recording of your presentation,
(2) PDF file with slides of your presentation (slide deck), and
(3) a presentation release form (downloadable from https://conf.papercept.net/images/smc/PRF.doc)
YOU WILL RECEIVE SEPARATE REQUESTS FOR UPLOADING EACH OF THESE FILES.
Please note that we will not provide individualized technical support to help you create your video.
One possible approach to record a compatible video from the content displayed on your computer screen and voice recorded via the computer microphone, is to record the presentation using Zoom, available to users on most platforms and in most countries:
THE DEADLINE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO PRESENTATION IS (will not be extended):
*** September 23, 2021, 23:59:59 PST *** .
If you’re unable to finish your video by this deadline, you can put a placeholder file instead. This placeholder file will need to be replaced later with the help of technical support from conference. We encourage you to complete and upload your video by the above deadline to avoid potential delays.
Please use the following guidelines for preparing your video.
Full Papers (Regular Papers, Special Session Papers, and Workshop Papers):
Duration: 12-15 minutes
File size limit: 100MB file
File format: mp4
Minimum height: 480 pixels
Aspect ratio: 16:9
For the presentation slides, you can use PowerPoint or any of the LaTeX packages. This must be converted to a PDF file and uploaded. The file size limit for your slides is 10MB.
The above specifications on video files will be checked at the time of submission and files not meeting specs will be prevented from being uploaded.
Except for the above duration and digital constraints, the form of the presentation is left free. We suggest that you include the title of the paper, the authors, and a mention to SMC2021 in the opening frames of
the video as well as presentation slides.
Note that ONLY THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR of each paper can upload the slides deck and the presentation video.
Please start early: given that the resulting video files can be very large, they might need a long time to
transfer and you might not be able to upload them in time if you start late