ScAINet '20 Information for Presenters

Welcome to all ScAINet '20 speakers!


If you have questions, please contact or your Program Co-Chairs, Richard Harang and Carmela Troncoso,

To-Do List

  • Sign your Consent to Publish form.
    • USENIX requires a signed consent form from all presenters, which allows us to publish the slides and/or video of your talk. USENIX makes these freely available to the public as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the ScAINet '20 Consent Form for Talks and Panels. If your company requires that you sign its speaker release form instead, please send the completed version to
  • Read the USENIX Event Code of Conduct and USENIX Event Guidelines for Speakers.
  • Use of Images, Audio, and Video in your Materials: It is very important that you secure permission to use copyright-protected materials in your slide deck, paper, or other materials used at a conference or submitted for publication. Even when an item has a Creative Commons license, you must read and comply with the terms of the license.

    USENIX receives copyright infringement notices from time to time, resulting from authors or speakers using copyright-protected materials without proper licensing or attribution. When this happens, we have to depublish the work in question until/unless the issue is resolved. Licensing fees may be incurred, even when the work is depublished, and USENIX will bill the author or speaker for any costs incurred. When possible, USENIX will refer the complainant directly to the author or speaker, who will be solely responsible for resolving the complaint.
  • Presentations: Speakers must record videos of their presentations and prepare their slide decks prior to the summit. Videos and slide decks are due Wednesday, July 29, 2020 via the submissions system.

    Video Specifications:

    • Speakers must prepare a video of 18–20 minutes in length. This video will be posted on the USENIX web site before the event but will not be played live.
    • H.264 MP4 file format
    • 1080p preferred
    • 16:9 aspect ratio preferred
    • 500MB max file size
    • Clear audio (headphones and headsets are permitted)
    • The following file naming convention, wherein [lastname] is the last name of the speaker:
      • scainet20_video_[lastname].mp4 (i.e. scainet20_video_zadok.mp4)
    • Fullscreen slides with a speaker inset, as shown here:

    Please ensure that your speaker inset does not cover any pertinent information on your slides.

    Slides Specifications:

    • 16:9 aspect ratio preferred
    • Introduction slide at the beginning of your presentation that clearly lists the name of your talk and the speaker
    • Closing slide to thank your audience and/or collaborators and list your contact information should you wish to receive follow-up questions from attendees
    • PDF Format

Need help preparing your video? See the USENIX Virtual Conferencing Video Instructions for Presenters for step-by-step instructions.