Call for Videos

We invite participants to submit videos showing VR-related research or applications, including efforts from 3D user interfaces and mixed or augmented reality. We welcome videos showing early results as well as well-researched results. Videos can and should be submitted independently of a paper submission, although videos describing work in a submitted paper are welcome, too. Selected videos will be included in the electronic proceedings and will also be prominently displayed during the conference. Authors of selected videos will also be given the option for their submission to be included in the IEEE VR 2013 YouTube channel. Videos should be able to stand on their own and adequately present their topic. They must be between 2 and 5 minutes long and be narrated in English. Each video must be accompanied by a one-page PDF description. These descriptions will be included in the electronic proceedings, and therefore must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format described at Each description should include:

  • A title
  • A 200-word abstract
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contact information with author names, affiliations, and an email address for the lead author
  • A high-resolution representative still image in the PDF document. Separate images will not be accepted.

When preparing the video, please make it as professional as possible. Producing a video already requires a significant amount of effort, and spending just a little more effort to raise the quality can make a big difference in how it is received. Videos will be accepted in MPEG (.mpg), QuickTime (.mov), AVI (.avi), MP4 (.mp4), or Matroska (.mkv) file formats. In the interests of producing a video that is as platform agnostic as possible, we suggest using one of the following codecs:

  • MPEG 1
  • H.264
  • DivX or Xvid

Please note that these videos will appear as a file in the HTML directory structure of the electronic proceedings. Any variance from the suggested formatting may result in difficulties playing the file on different platforms. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The deadline for video submissions is: January 3, 2013 Video descriptions must be submitted via email, with the URL of the video itself, to the Videos Chairs. (Please do not send us URLs of videos on Youtube, or any such video hosting site.) For more information, or details on video submission, please contact the Video Chairs:

  • Gabriel Zachmann University of Bremen, Germany
  • J. Adam Jones University of Southern California

videoschairs [at]