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14 September 2017
(Originally 12 September 2017)
Papers: Title, abstract, authors, subcommittee choice, and all other metadata
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19 September 2017
Papers: Submission files

11 October 2017
Doctoral Consortium
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13 October 2017
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27 October 2017
Art Exhibition

22 November 2017
Paper rebuttals are due at 20:00 EST (8pm in Montreal)

2 January 2018
Student Design Competition
Student Research Competition

15 January 2018
Early Career Development Symposium
Late-Breaking Work
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25 January 2018

8 March 2018
1 March 2018
Early Registration Deadline

Video Previews

Quick facts

  • File size must be under 20 MB
  • Video duration must be 30 seconds or less
  • Video resolution must be at 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • See guidelines for exporting and compressing your video in the Technical Requirements and Guidelines for Videos at CHI
  • Verify that your 30-second video preview complies with all technical requirements with the CHI Video Previews Checker
  • All spoken dialog should be closed captioned (subtitled) to improve accessibility.
  • Video must include an opening title
  • Permission must be obtained for all copyright and 3rd party material**


Video Previews are 30-second videos that give a quick glimpse of your work and help promote your publication within the CHI community and beyond. Video Previews are a great opportunity to stand out your work and reach conference attendees, researchers and practitioners within and outside the community, journalists and the general public. Since their introduction at CHI 2013, Video Previews have been adopted in world first class conferences such as ACM UIST and IEEE VIS.
CHI 2018 will continue the use of video previews. All authors of accepted Papers, as well as some extended abstract venues, are strongly encouraged to submit a 30 seconds video that describes their work.

All Video Previews will be available on different mediums before, during and after the conference to help attendees plan their daily schedules and promote your research. We will publish your Video Preview on:

  • ACM SIGCHI’s Youtube Channel (see CHI 2017 Video Previews)
    ACM Digital Library, next to the abstract of your publication
    The conference digital proceedings

Important: selected video previews will be featured in the conference Teaser Video! See the CHI 2017 Teaser.

We anticipate that Video Previews will be released approximately two weeks prior to the conference.


Your Video Preview material must conform to the format as described in the Technical Requirements and Guidelines for Videos at CHI. We also encourage you to check the Guide to a Successful Video Submission to help you create a compelling video preview of quality. For inspiration, you can watch the Video Previews of CHI 2014, CHI 2015, CHI 2016, and CHI 2017.

The first 3 seconds of the video must include a title slide, detailing: the title of your paper, author list, affiliations and contact information. This title slide should last 3-4 seconds at most, focus on your content! The rest of the video should communicate the topic and the message of your work (like an elevator pitch).

Video Previews are 30 seconds long. Longer videos describing your work should be submitted as a Video Figure for review before your venue submission deadline.

The video must be appropriate in terms of rights, use of language, viewpoints or imagery, and should not offend any individuals or groups at the conference or elsewhere (we reserve the right to reject videos whose content is inappropriate).

Subtitles must be included to improve the accessibility of your video. Closed captions must be submitted alongside your video to be uploaded to YouTube. A closed-captioning file must be submitted in .srt or .sbv format. There are several free, easy ways to caption your videos. We recommend uploading your video to YouTube and use the provided captioning tools. Further instructions can be found on the in this step-by-step captioning tutorial or in the Guide to a Successful Video Submission.

Please note that a Video Preview is not an advertisement video for your conference talk. Video Previews will be archived on the ACM Digital Library next to your abstract to help others quickly review your work. Their diffusion goes beyond the conference and should not be seen as a teaser to the presentation. Instead, Video Previews should be thought of as a video abstract to attract more readers to the paper.

Submission guide

Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to submit a 30-second Video Preview.

Your Video Preview should be submitted to Precision Conference using the same submission form as for the camera-ready version of your publication. The above Quick Facts have been designed to help you make sure that your material conforms to the Video Previews requirements. Please make sure that you go through every item of this list.

Before submitting, we also invite you to check the compliance of your file using the CHI Video Previews Checker. If the subtitles for your video are in a separate text file, please submit them as part of the “Auxiliary Material” of your submission.

**Please note: Video Previews are subject to ACM’s copyright policies. Please review ACM’s Copyright and Permission Policy and ACM’s Requirements about 3rd party material.


24th April 2018
Breaking news! CHI est dans la press: comment combattre les incessantes distractions au bureau?
(How to fight the incessant distractions at the office).

21st April 2018
Registration has closed.

19th April 2018
Long flight? Download the papers and extended abstracts video previews to watch offline on the plane.

11th April 2018
Planning your trip to Montréal? Check our Montréal and Things to do in Montréal pages along with the Montréal tourist board CHI Delegates page.

9th April 2018
The CHI Expo will feature Demonstrations on Monday night. Get a sneak peak of this exciting event!

14th March 2018
The CHI18 video teaser is available, a quick overview of what's coming at CHI.

27th February 2018
The CHI 2018 Technical Program is now live.

26th January 2018
Traveling to Canada? Check out the visa requirements page.

25th January 2018
New this year! Book your hotel through the CHI registration page.

24th January 2018
CHI 2018 is excited to announce three dynamic keynote speakers who will address our theme - Engage - from differing perspectives.

23rd January 2018
Registration for CHI 2018 is open! Register now on the CHI registration site.

21st January 2018
Have children? Need support? Check out support for attendees with families at CHI 2018.

8th January 2018
Getting ready for CHI? Have a look at the CHI 2018 "Health Blog" by m.c. schraefel

4th January 2018
Direct registration for exhibitors is now open. For additional information, read “For Exhibitors”.

20th December 2017
Check out the CHI 2018 accepted courses

18th December 2017
Check out the CHI 2018 accepted workshops and symposia

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