Video Previews

Please read the following instructions carefully and submit your 25-second video for the online Video Previews by the following deadlines:

  • VIS Full/Short Papers: Aug. 15
  • All Other Events and TVCG/CG&A Presentations: Sept. 1

Video previews and fast forwards are a great opportunity to publicize your work or event to a wide audience. Video previews are accessible from the conference website on the VIS Vimeo channel prior to, during, and after the conference.

Like last year, due to IEEE VIS going fully virtual, video previews are linked from the conference’s webpage and will be compiled into ‘trailers’, one for each session. There will be no Fast-Forward session this year.

Video Previews:

  • A video preview should be self-explaining and self-contained.
  • It should clearly communicate your research and contribution and invite readers to read your paper.
  • Other than in recent years’ Fast-Forwards sessions, we discourage humor and trailer-like ‘ads’.
  • The video will exist for a long time and can be shared widely by the authors on social media and other channels.
  • The video should contain audio narration. We discourage salient music to focus viewers’ attention on the content.
  • Subtitles are mandatory to increase accessibility. See below for tips on how to create and include subtitles
  • Do not include any title slide at the beginning of the video, as we will add a consistent title to the video preview containing: the paper title, authors, and session information.

Do I need to submit a Video-Preview?

If your track is not listed, please check for updates later as all track chairs are finalizing their decisions.

Video Previews are required for the following tracks:

  • TVCG Paper Presentations
  • CG&A Paper Presentations
  • VizSec Full/Short Papers
  • VIS Supporters

Video Previews are optional for the following tracks:

  • VIS Full Papers
  • VIS Short Papers
  • VIS Posters
  • VIS Panels
  • VizSec Posters
  • LDAV (Papers and Posters)
  • SciVis Contest
  • VIS 2021 Overview
  • Meetups
  • Supporters
  • Workshops (one per workshop)

You have no Video-Preview to submit for the following tracks:

  • Doctor Colloquium
  • VAST Challenge
  • Tutorials

How to record your video?

Please see the Talk Recording Guide on how to format your Video Preview.

How to submit?

  • Video previews need to be submitted through the IEEE CPS system. Please watch for submission instructions from your respective chairs.
  • Please submit your video file and caption/subtitle file separately and do not bake the subtitles into the video. We will do the integration in a consistent way.

Please make sure that your video adheres to these specifications otherwise it will not be accepted and will have to be revised.

For questions or more information, please email

Video Previews Chairs

  • Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh
  • Subhashis Hazarika, Palo Alto Research Center
  • Bahador Saket, Lawyaw
  • Junpeng Wang, Visa Research