Demo & Video Track
Call for Submissions

Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Want to show off how your new eye tracking method works? Or want to discuss your study setup with other eye tracking researchers? At ETRA 2022, the Demo & Video (DV) track provides an opportunity for researchers to give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work.

Demos are a great opportunity to showcase your work in-person. At the conference, each demo will be assigned a table and the presenter can also set up a poster behind the table.

Video submissions provide an opportunity to showcase your work if it is not suitable for in-person demonstration or if you are unable to physically attend the conference. During the conference, a video containing all video submissions will be played on a loop, and authors of accepted videos will be given a virtual poster presentation slot.

Important Dates

(Time Zone AoE/Anywhere on Earth)

Paper submission Feb 18, 2022
First round reviews and notifications -
Revisions due -
Final notifications Mar 29, 2022
Camera ready deadline Apr 19, 2022

Submission to the Demo & Video Track

To submit to the Demo & Video Track, you need to prepare
  • An extended abstract (4 pages + 1 additional page for references), and
  • A video with audio submitted for review which will later be shown to virtual participants. Please see below on how to submit.
Detailed instructions are available below.

The extended abstract will be part of the ETRA 2022 proceedings. Copyright of the work will be held by the authors.

A good extended abstract should:
  1. Fall under the topics mentioned for the ETRA 2022 conference.
  2. Motivate the use cases of the work.
  3. Describe the novelty of the tool/method and how it relates to other work.
  4. Describe any inner workings of the tool/method as necessary.
  5. Describe experiences gained in developing the tool/method.

Abstract Preparation Instructions

Abstracts should be 4 pages + 1 additional page for references in length and should follow preparation instructions found at: To prepare the content of the PDF file, SIGGRAPH encourages authors to use LaTeX.

When generating the PDF file, please make sure that the fonts are embedded in the PDF file. This will ensure that reviewers can view the paper without problems. The title of the paper should be preceded by “Video” or “Demo” to highlight the type of paper. The submitted abstracts should not be anonymized for peer review. In addition to the extended abstract, you will be asked to submit a video.

Video Preparation Instructions

The video should depict your technology in action and we encourage researchers to explain in the video a) the motivation for their work, b) the specific problem being addressed, and c) the demonstrated solution to the problem. Note that the video should be self-explaining, no in-person explanation of the videos should be necessary at the conference. We highly encourage videos to either include an audio track and discourage the use of background audio or music. If you feel uncomfortable recording your own voice, check the web for a text-to-speech tool to generate your audio commentary. The video should include a title slide with the title of the work, authors, affiliations, etc. at the start of the video. A submitted video should have a maximum length of 5 minutes and should not be larger than 100 MB. We recommend using MP4 format with H.264 codec and a resolution of 1280 x 720 px, at 24 to 30 frames/s. Most video production systems can encode in this format and most video applications are able to play it. If you use a different codec, you risk that reviewers might not be able to view the video clip and you will need to re-encode the video clip for the conference proceeding USB. The video should play in the VLC media player version 3.0 (freely available at without additional software, codecs or settings.

For a longer guideline of how to make good videos for conference submission, please see the UIST video guidelines.

Demo and Video Chairs
Portrait of Vijay Rajanna

Vijay Rajanna

Senior Research Engineer at Sensel, USA

Portrait of Christopher Clarke

Christopher Clarke

University of Bath, Bath, England

Portrait of Rakshit Kothari

Rakshit Kothari

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA