Recording Instructions for Full Papers & Work in Progress Papers

In order to be published in the proceedings, a recording of the presentation of a full paper or work in progress must be submitted. For full papers the video recording should be a maximum of 12 minutes. Recordings for Work in Progress papers also have a maximum of 12 minutes but presenters are encouraged to keep their recordings shorter (e.g., less than 8 minutes) to leave more time for discussion about their future work.”

The papers of all remote attendees will be presented using the video recordings.


Those attending in Lincoln may choose to present their paper live instead, but still must submit a recording.


Videos of all papers will be made available to conference attendees who cannot attend the session in which they are presented.  

Please upload a video according to the following instructions:

  • Please record your presentation and upload a video file (edited and complete) to the FIE VIDEO DROP BOX by September 30 at the latest.
  • Your file should be named with the Paper Number and Title (or a shortened form of the title)
  • A recorded Zoom presentation with your laptop camera and presentation through the share screen-function works well. For instructions on how to do this click here.
  • The video should be recorded in landscape-format (16:9) and rendered in .mp4 or .mov in 720p resolution with 4000 kbps.
  • If available, use an external microphone and make sure that there are no bright lights from windows or lights behind you.  

Please follow these guidelines when preparing your slides:

  • The presenter should prepare a reasonable number of PowerPoint slides, so as not to exceed the time limit (typically, 1 slide is presented in 1 minute)
  • Slides in Acrobat Portable Document Format (pdf) are also acceptable but not preferred
  • Slides should not be overcrowded by text and graphics.
  • Too much text should be avoided. Slides should support the presentation, they should not simply be read by the presenter
  • Use large fonts as they are easily readable: typically, 20-point font or greater should be used
  • Presentations should be clearly structured and should contain the essential elements of the accepted formal paper


For a paper to be considered presented, the paper must be presented live from Lincoln or the video must be shown. In addition to the paper presentations, there will be live Thematic Discussions where papers related to similar topics from multiple sessions will be grouped together for further discussion and exploration. Authors are encouraged to attend these live sessions to engage in additional dialog around the topic. Given the hybrid format of the conference, these live sessions will allow for additional engagement and connections. We hope you will join us for these dynamic sessions!


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Important dates


February 22, 2021
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

March 8, 2021
All Acceptance Communications

May 17, 2021
Preliminary Paper, Special Session and Panel Summary Papers, and Workshop Outlines, Submission Deadline​

June 7, 2021
Review deadline

June 14, 2021
Notification of Paper Revision Requirements and Final SSPCW Acceptance Communication

June 28, 2021
Revised Paper Submission (major revisions)

July 12, 2021
Review Revisions Completed

July 19, 2021
Peer Review Final Acceptance Communication

July 26, 2021
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission & Copyright Deadline

September 20, 2021
Early Conference Registration Deadline

October 13-16, 2021