ECCS 2010 Video Competition

photoNew: submission deadline extended to Sept 6!

The Complex Systems Society is pleased to announce the ECCS 2010 Video Competition. The screening of the videos nominated for awards, as well as the award presentations, will be held in conjunction with ECCS'10 in Lisbon, September 13-17, 2010.

The goal of the competition is to document exciting complex systems studies advances in research, education, and application. The rules of participation are simple: Compose a short video about an exciting project, and narrate it so that it is accessible to a broad online audience.

The developers of award-winning videos will be presented with magnificent trophies in the closing ceremony of the ECCS'10 conference, scheduled for September 17th, 2010.

We strongly encourage student participation.

Videos will be presented and commented by their authors at the ECCS'10 conference, during the posters and demos period. Videos will also be displayed at the ASSYST Digital Library.

Go ahead and make a cool video about your project, and get a ton of attention!

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 6, 2010 (extended)
Notifications: September 7, 2010 (extended)
Presentation: September 13-17, 2010
Award Ceremony: September 17, 2010

Video Formats

Either 1 minute (max) short video or a 5 minute (max) long video, with English narration (or English subtitles). Use some video format widely accepted in Internet.

Consider combining screen shots, interviews, and video of a system in action. Make the video self-contained, so that newcomers to Complex Systems studies can understand and learn from it.

Video Contents

We encourage a good sense of humor, but will only accept submissions with serious content. For example, we welcome submissions of videos that:

- Highlight your own (contemporary or previous) research
- Focus on the activities (research and/or application) of your (or another) group
- Introduce viewers to an exciting new topic
- Document some long-term activity of a senior researcher
- Include interviews with key researchers/practitioners
- Can be used in the classroom
- Would otherwise interest prospective students to some field in Complex Systems studies
- Includes a narration

photoHowever, please note that this list is incomplete and not mandatory. Novel ideas for videos are encouraged. No matter what your choice, creativity is encouraged! Your video is an opportunity to highlight your area of research to a wide community.

Videos concerning research already presented at ECCS'10 papers, posters or demos, are welcome.

'L’Arroseur arrosé', Auguste and Louis Lumiére, 1895.

Submission Instructions

Submit your video by placing it at a publicly-accessible www site & notifying the ECCS'10 Chairs, by email to eccs2010@eccs2010.eu . Authors should proceed to their registration at the ECCS'10 conference. All submissions are due no later than August 25, 2010. Notifications will be announced on August 27, 2010. All developers of nominated videos will be asked to sign a distribution license form. Videos must be original and must not contain any copyrighted video, audio, or characters.