Instructions for Paper Presenters

Paper presentation

All papers accepted to Interspeech 2021 must be presented, either physically or virtually.

Compulsory max 3-minute video:

For ALL papers, we require a short (max. 3-minute) video:

  • Do not read the title of paper, authors, or affiliations in the video, this information will be available on the conference platform.
  • Clearly present the main idea, the results, and the conclusions. The public is mainly interested in why you did this work and what you learned.
  • Technical hints for creating and uploading video are below.
  • The deadline to upload this short video to the conference platform is August 10th.

Optional video:

You can create an optional longer (max 15 minute) video on your work with your choice of content (power-point presentation, white-board presentation, commented visualization simulation, etc).

  • Technical hints for creating and uploading video are below.
  • The deadline to upload an optional video to the conference platform is August 10th

Presenting papers in oral sessions:

Physical participants will speak in standard oral sessions, which has 20 minutes (15 minute presentation, 5-minute discussion) allocated per paper. The presenters will be asked to submit their presentation in the “speaker preparation room” in Brno at least 2 hours before the start of their session (to be precise: of the session, not of your presentation!), in PPT or PDF format. Presenters are kindly asked to be in their allocated room 10 minutes before the start of the session (to be precise: of the session, not of your presentation!). Oral presentations will be streamed on-line and recorded, and remote participants will be able to ask questions both in text chat and by audiovisual connection. In case you want to have an additional opportunity to present your paper outside the allocated session (for example because your usual public is in a different time zone), you may consider organizing a Virtual gathering - see below.

Presenting papers in Unified virtual sessions:

Remote participants will present their papers in poster-like two-hour “Unified virtual sessions” - the format of the support is up to the presenters: you can use a poster, slides, pointing camera at a white-board, or anything else. Other participants will be able to visit your presentation in the conference platform and ask questions both in text chat and by audiovisual connection. Unified virtual presentations are not recorded. Remote presenters are required to be present in the session at the start of the session. Remote presenters shall test their connectivity sufficiently in advance of the start of the presentation at their personal page in the conference platform. Each paper must have at least one presenter available for the whole duration of the session. In case you want to have an additional opportunity to present your paper outside the allocated session (for example because your usual public is in a different time zone), you may consider organizing a Virtual gathering - see below.

Special and challenge sessions

For each paper, we require a 3-min video, submitted by August 10, as in all other sessions. The format of special and challenge sessions will be determined by the session organizers. Therefore, the presentation style will follow the session style decided by the organizers; regardless of whether you registered as a physical or virtual presenter.

Show and Tell sessions

Show and Tell sessions will be organized in the format of Unified virtual sessions, i.e. only virtually. The S&T authors need to provide a short 3-minute video by August 10th. They should be ready in their respective S&T sessions to present their S&T demo - we prefer live presentations but if you feel the virtual format is too restrictive for a convincing live demo, please prepare an optional video with more details. In such a case, please also submit this video by August 10th.

Virtual gatherings - optional additional presentations of papers

We are aware that the time zones may not suit everyone, therefore, every presenter (physical or virtual) can organize from 0 to 3 additional virtual gatherings around his/her paper during the conference. Gatherings have a maximum duration of 1 hour and can take place at any time (round the 24h clock) avoiding overlapping with Keynote and Survey talks and sessions. The gatherings must be planned before-hand in the conference platform, and will be advertised in the respective paper’s page in the conference platform and in the program on the conference web-page. The deadline for planning Virtual gatherings is the same as for submitting the video(s): August 10th.

Scheduling of the sessions and of your papers

The full schedule will be available on July 15th on the conference web page under the tab “Program”.

Access to conference platform

The platform is available on https://interspeech2021.gcon.me/ and will open on July 20th with credentials for all registered participants (please use the same email you used for your Interspeech registration). After logging into the platform, you will see the list of papers for which you signed up as a presenter. You will be able to upload video(s) to your papers.

Video preparation and upload guidelines:

  • Duration: max 3 minutes for compulsory video, max 15 minutes for optional video
  • File size: 200MB max
  • Video file format: mp4
  • Dimensions: Minimum height 720 pixels, aspect ratio: 16:9

Please note that the specifications will be checked, and non-compliant videos may be rejected.

You can prepare your video using any recording and editing tool that will produce an output meeting the above specifications. You can use for example a video conferencing tool, or any software allowing for screen-capture, camera and microphone recording. We prefer you to show your face and display your slides as you talk. We recommend the use of Zoom, but the choice is yours. You may wish to edit the video after having recorded it. Here are some links to instructions on recording a meeting on common platforms: