Guidelines for Presenters

Since the Eurographics/Eurovis conference had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the MolVA workshop will also continue in a virtual form, using a combination of zoom for sessions and youtube streaming to the conference attendees.

In the sessions within which your paper is to be presented, you will participate through a zoom session within which you will meet with the sessions chair and other presenters and participate in a Q&A after the presentation of your paper has been carried out through either through live talk or a prerecorded video presentation. Playback of the prepared videos (if applicable) will be carried out by members of the conference organizing staff, using VLC, from a central server at the University of Linköping.

The official deadline for submitting the videos from the EuroVis organizing committee is 10th of May. Please note that the video is NOT mandatory and you are encouraged to present your work live as we believe that having the “feel” of the real conference preserver as much as possible is essential. If you decided to submit the video prepare it according to the submission guidelines listed below.

Important Dates

May 10, 2020 Video Submission Deadline

* All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC

Video Submission Guidelines

Format – The video you prepare should be optimally 1920×1080 non-interlaced video with stereo audio. The video should be compressed with the h264 codec and the audio should be uncompressed or losslessly compressed. We will reprocess audio with normalization and equalization so that all videos will be at the same level to avoid the need for the audience to change the audio level between talks. The container format should be AVI. Do not heavily compress the video since clarity is very important. Try to keep the video under 1GB to ensure smooth playback.
Length – The video should be 10 or 15 minutes long depending on type of your talk see program page for more details.
Filename – CL-MOLVA-<paper_number>.avi
Submission – The submission will be done via a dropbox link.
Deadline – Submission of the video must be completed by Sunday, May 10. This is to allow time for the organizers to preprocess the audio streams of all the videos and to distribute and configure the systems for playback.
Template – There is no specific template.
Content – First, include a title slide at the beginning of the video. You are welcome to talk over it but ensure it is visible for long enough for the viewer to read at least the title of the paper. The exact style of the video is up to the authors of the paper. It may contain text slides, images and/or a video clip as well as a voice-over (with or without the presenter being visible).
Audio – When recording audio please ensure that you use a good quality microphone, in a suitably quiet environment (computer fans are a notorious problem if recording directly to a computer) and record at a high sample rate (44/48kHz) and level to avoid poor quality or distortion problems in the audio. Do not be afraid to use multiple takes to ensure a clear, concise description. Be aware that when reading from a script many presenters can sound a little ‘flat’ and monotone, so try to sound natural and as if you are making the text up as you go along even though it may be prepared in advance and written down.