Online Conference

Currently, COVID-19 is still having an enormous impact worldwide. We were expecting the epidemic to come to an end before January, but present situation remains unclear. In consideration of the health and safety of participants, CONF-CDS 2021 will be held online. All participants are welcomed to join the online conference at our YouTube channel, which can become an open platform for professors, researchers, scholars and students to share and discuss their research and findings. Distance won’t be a barrier of knowledge. We can go through this special time together.

Updated August 12th: The onsite conference at Stanford University had to be canceled. However, The CONF-CDS 3rd was not canceled. Welcome to CONF-CDS 3rd, the conference has officially been posted online. We therefore invite you to connect with other academics or industry practitioners, comment, subscribe but most importantly enjoy CONF-CDS 2021. Click here to partake in the online conference.

Overall Format

All invited authors at the virtual conference will be giving their presentations using pre-recorded videos. The recommended length of the videos is around 15 minutes. Videos shorter than 12 minutes or longer than 18 minutes will not be accepted. An official YouTube channel of the online conference will be created. All accepted videos will be uploaded to said channel. Discussion on the content of the papers will be conducted in the comment section of the videos. You can refer to the CONF-CDS 2020 YouTube Channel for more information about the format of the conference.

Information for Authors

Treated in the same way as an onsite conference, speakers in the online conference will also receive a printed certificate of oral presentation. The presentation videos will be listed on the official YouTube channel permanently.

Important Dates

Dates (UTC-8) Events
August 3 Video Submission Deadline
August 12 Online Conference Begins
August 17 Questions Collection Deadline
August 24 Questions must be replied before this date

Conference Fees

Viewers of the online conference do not need to pay the conference participation fee. However, invited authors need to pay the processing fee.

Record & Upload Videos

Invited presenters can follow the instruction to record and upload your presentations. Every presenter should make their own slides including one designated cover slide and record a video within the time limit. The recommended length of the videos is around 15 minutes. Videos shorter than 12 minutes or longer than 18 minutes will not be accepted. The video and slides should be in widescreen format (16:9). The slides can be created in any presentation software, e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, etc., which allows you to export slides to PDF. You should upload the final video as well as the exported slides in PDF format to and email the link to us. Download THIS FILE to look through more information.

Download Links

Instruction: Click Here

Cover Slide: Click Here

Discussion Format

Comments and discussions are welcomed in the comment section of the videos. All participants may send the questions to us via email as well. We will send those questions privately to authors and the deadline for them to reply is August 24th. All the discussions will be concluded and posted in the comment section at last.


  • It's too slow when I upload my video and presentation PDF file to / I can't access

  • You can choose other online storage platforms (, are our other recommendations) to upload your files. If your email service has the ability to send large files within their system, you could also send the files directly to us. PLEASE DO NOT upload the video directly to YouTube or any other video hosting websites by yourself and send us a link to it.