The Organizing Committee has decided to host IEEE/SICE SII2021 online on the same dates as originally scheduled: January 11-14, 2021.

Short Papers for Video Demonstration Session

Call for short paper: Short papers for Video Demonstration Session (2 pages)

Demonstration video sessions provide a great opportunity for authors to present their early-stage research, prototypes, and products to symposium attendees. We will provide the sessions for playing a narrated video. Our goal is to provide a high demonstration forum for sharing the research and development results in terms of practical and academic. Papers for 1st submission should be 2 pages and final manuscripts also should be 2 camera-ready pages. All short papers are peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in IEEE proceedings volume to be included in IEEE Xplore.

Submission Instruction Guide

Submission deadline:
September 30, 2020 October 31, 2020 (Updated!)
Notification of acceptance:
October 10, 2020 November 5, 2020
Final paper submission deadline:
November 10, 2020

Templates and submission procedure

All papers submitted to SII2021 will undergo a peer-review process. A manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, who will provide detailed comments and – if the submission gets accepted – the authors submit a revised ("camera-ready") version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the program chair and the conference associate editors.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Authors should use the templates provided by the electronic submission system. The templates for the "A4" format paper should be used.

The manuscript submission website will require that you submit your abstract and make any final changes to the author list and title of the paper before uploading the paper.

All authors and co-authors must be registered in the electronic submission system. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the complete author list and the correct title are being entered. This information will be used for the conference program and the proceedings.

Authors should adhere to the following steps for submitting the paper
  1. Create an account: go to, then PIN and fill out the form. Ask all your co-authors to do the same if they do not have an account on the system yet, write down the authors' PINs (this information is needed for manuscript processing purposes).
  2. Go to Support Menu and depending on how you are preparing your paper, download a template: LaTeX or MS-Word, Use these templates/style files to create the paper and save in PDF format.
  3. Upload the paper: go to and click on "Submit a contribution to SII 2021".
  4. Submit (short paper).
  5. Fill in the form presented on the next page (make sure to enter all author PINs created in Step 1).
Paper length and size
  • Page limit: For the first submission, a manuscript should be 2pages.
  • Paper size: A4.
  • Paper File format: A single PDF. Please limit the size of the PDF to 3MB.
Demonstration Video File
  • Please submit a video of demonstration that will be presented at the session. No narration or subtitle is necessary for the initial submission.
  • Authors should check prior to submission that their video is viewable using a recent version of VLC media player (cross-platform). The video must be able to play on computers with recent OSX, or Windows operating systems without any need to install third party codecs. Do not use Digital Rights Management (DRM) on your video file submission.
  • Please use a horizontal resolution of at least 640 pixels. If possible, please you use the maximum resolution allowed within the restricted file size and do not exceed 2048 × 1080.
  • Your final video should be about 3 minutes. A few seconds more or less is no problem.

If the paper is accepted, advance registration is required in order to upload the final material of accepted contributions.

All papers must be submitted via the Papercept submission site.

▶ Submission of contributions

Template download:

▶ LaTeX

▶ MS-Word

Paper length and size
  • Page limit: For the first submission, a manuscript should be 2pages.
  • Paper size: A4.
  • Paper File format: A single PDF. Please limit the size of the PDF to 3MB.
Demonstration Video File
  • Videos should be self-explanatory. Human voice narrative and/or captions for explanation of the content is expected.

Authors of successfully peer-reviewed short papers with video will be given time to briefly present their contributions to the symposium attendees, and videos will be shown at specific times during the symposium.

In the demonstration video sessions, the authors can choose one of the following presentation styles:

  • Video demonstration and spotlight presentation
  • Live demonstration

The "video demonstration and spotlight presentation" includes introduction of the submitted video and additional short explanation of the research.

The "live demonstration" requires online demonstration from their lab. or office through live streaming. The authors who choose a live demonstration are allotted longer time than video demonstration and spotlight presentation.

Both presentation styles include Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Contact address

Program Chair:

Mihoko NIITSUMA (Chuo University, Japan)

Program Co-Chairs:

Yutaka HIROI (Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)
Wei Deng SOLVANG (The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

Video Demonstration Sessions Chairs:

Takeshi SASAKI (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
David VINCZE (University of Miskolc, Hungary)