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Submitted Before?
Learn how to submit your work to the new SIGGRAPH 2008 submission system.

Submission Deadline:
30 January 2008


Materials Upload Deadline:
27 February 2008





Submission Areas

Submitted Before?

Then & Now
If you have submitted work to past SIGGRAPH conferences, here is your guide to how previous programs are related to SIGGRAPH 2008's submission areas, categories, and formats.

Previous Programs SIGGRAPH 2008
Art Gallery

I see that you are jurying work for an area called Slow Art. Would this be the right place to submit my work?
SIGGRAPH 2008 is "seeking art and investigations that address our overarching conference submission areas (Complexity and Accessibility, Future History, Global Responsibility, Impact on Society, and Professional Development and Education) through the filter of Slowness." If the work you created this year is appropriate, or you wish to create work specifically for this show, please submit your work to Slow Art.

What if I just want to show my latest and greatest artwork from the past year?
SIGGRAPH 2008 is not presenting a survey of digital art this year. As in past years, we are calling for work that addresses one or more themes.

SIGGRAPH 2008 will present a curated exhibit on the theme of design and computation (complete information). If you think your work is a strong candidate for inclusion in the exhibit, please contact Lira Nikolovska. Contacting the chair does not mean that your work will be accepted for the exhibit.

 

Birds of a Feather

I am trying to organize a Birds of a Feather session or user-group meeting. Is this the same as a late-breaking Informal Forum?
Birds of a Feather sessions work the same as they have in previous years. Use this form to request space for your Birds of a Feather session. An Informal Forum is something else. It's a presentation rather than a meeting room.

 
Computer Animation Festival

How do I submit my work for consideration for this animation festival?
Through the SIGGRAPH 2008 Online Submission Form. Select Computer Animation Festival as the area you are submitting to and Video/Animation as the presentation format. You must complete the form by 30 January, but you will have until 27 February to upload your work.

On the Online Submission Form, you may also select additional conference themes that your work is appropriate for (Complexity and Accessibility, Future History, Global Responsibility, Impact on Society, Professional Development and Education, SIGGRAPH Core). And you may select additional presentation format(s), such as "talk" if you are also interested in giving a talk about your work at SIGGRAPH 2008. The jury will evaluate each presentation format for acceptance separately.

What's the difference between the Competition and Showcase screenings?
The Competition screenings will consist of juried submissions. These pieces must have a completion date of no earlier than 1 January 2007. To be considered for these screenings, please complete your Online Submission Form by 30 January and your completed piece by 27 Febuary.

The Showcase screenings will consist of a mixture of curated work and selected non-competition juried submissions. Screenings may be organized by theme, and work may be presented as excerpts or full-length versions.

Will the Computer Animation Festival present awards as in past years?
Yes. In addition to jury-selected awards, this year's Computer Animation Festival is introducing the Audience Award. Votes will be collected after each screening, we will announce the daily favorite, and after the last festival screening, we will present the Audience Award to the piece that receives the most votes for the entire week.

Can I submit a talk, storyboards, a class, and/or a panel for consideration as part of the Computer Animation Festival?
Yes. When you complete your Online Submission Form, please indicate that you want to present in additional formats and upload the materials that each format requires.

 
Courses

There's no Courses program any more?! Will SIGGRAPH 2008 offer courses?
Yes, but this year they are called classes. They will be selected from proposals submitted and juried as part of our general review process, and classes curated by the conference committee.

I have submitted course proposals in the past. What should I do now?
We are asking people to submit proposals for short classes on topics related to one or more of the conference submission areas. If you would like to teach a class that is related to one of these topics, please submit your proposal (create a general submission and specify class as the presentation format) by 30 January. Then submit your class materials and class notes by 27 February.

A small number of classes will be organized by the conference committee. If you would like to teach a class on a fundamental topic in computer graphics or interactive techniques, please contact Dena DeBry.

In the past, I have submitted proposals for full-day courses, but now I don't see an option for a full-day class. What should I do?
SIGGRAPH 2008 will not present full-day classes. We hope that this will give attendees more flexibility as they schedule their time at the conference. And it gives us more flexibility as we organize the complete conference schedule.

Please propose a short class that fits into the quarter-day or half-day format. If you truly have more than a half-day's worth of material that would be beneficial to attendees, you can submit two separate class proposals (for example, "basic" and "advanced", or "theory" and "practice"). If both are accepted, they will probably be scheduled on sequential days.

I want to submit a "making of" course. The Courses program used to be the home this kind of session.
Such sessions are not included in our definition of classes, and they are not appropriate for general submission as juried work. If you would like to organize a "making of" session, please contact Dena DeBry.

 
Educators Program

In the past, I have submitted proposals to the Educators Program. What should I do now?
SIGGRAPH 2008 is not organized into programs in the same way as previous years. We are hoping that educators will submit their session ideas to whichever thematic submission area seems best suited to their content. For example, a session for educators on how education is happening in 3D virtual worlds might be submitted to Impact on Society, while a session geared toward students on "how to make a great demo reel" should be submitted to the Professional Development and Education area. You can specify the appropriate presentation format (for example, a talk about your work or a panel about a specific topic or a class. We are also curating classes for SIGGRAPH 2008. See Classes.

 
Emerging Technologies

There's no Emerging Technologies program any more?! Does SIGGRAPH still showcase new technology?
Yes, SIGGRAPH 2008 will showcase new technology. However, the new submission process is not organized into programs in the same way as previous years. Please submit new-technology work through the Online Submission Form. Check the box marked "installation" if your project operates alone. If your work requires staff to operate, manage, and/or inform the attendee experience during the conference, check the box marked "demo". Please also indicate if you would like to present your work in other formats - a talk, for example.

 
Guerilla Studio

Can I still submit work to the Guerilla Studio?
Content for The Studio will be curated in 2008, as it was in 2007. If you are interested in contributing to The Studio, please contact Phillip Carrizzi.

 
Panels

How do I submit a panel proposal for SIGGRAPH 2008?
Please submit proposals for panels on topics related to one or more of the conference thematic submission areas. If you have an idea for a panel, submit your proposal using the general submission form (specify "panel" as the presentation format) by 30 January.

 
Papers

In the past, I have submitted my work to the Papers program. What should I do now?
The Technical Papers program continues as it has in previous years. It is still a separate program with its own submission process. Please review the submission requirements for Technical Papers.

 
Posters

I don't see a way to submit a poster, as I have in the past. What should I do now?
Create a general submission, and select "poster" as a presentation format. You may also check other presentation formats, and the jury will evaluate your submission separately for each format. General submissions are due on 30 January. A "late-breaking" deadline, 7 May, gives researchers an opportunity to present work done in the winter or spring of 2008.

Will my poster still be eligible for the ACM Student Research Competition?
Yes. If you are a student, please request that your work be considered for the Student Research Competition. Check the appropiate box in the poster section of the general submission form.

For SIGGRAPH 2007, I could submit my work to be considered for either a Sketch or Poster. Can I still do that?
Yes, and more! In the SIGGRAPH 2008 Online Submission Form, you can specify any combination of presentation formats, including "talk" and "poster" (see Presentation Formats). The SIGGRAPH 2008 jury will evaluate your submission for acceptance separately for each presentation format you select.

 
Sketches

There's no Sketches program any more?! Does SIGGRAPH still have Sketches?
We have them, but we're calling them what they are: talks. SIGGRAPH 2008 is not organized into programs in the same way as previous years. The Online Submission Form accepts submissions to conference thematic submission areas in a variety of presentation formats, including "talk".

I have submitted to the Sketches program in the past. What should I do now?
Use the Online Submission Form and specify the presentation format "talk". You may also specify other presentation formats, and the jury will evaluate your submission separately for each format. General submissions are due on 30 January, and final materials must be uploaded by 27 February.

For SIGGRAPH 2007 I could submit my work to be considered for either a Sketch or Poster. Can I still do that?
Yes, and more! In the SIGGRAPH 2008 Online Submission Form, you can specify any combination of presentation formats, including "talk" and "poster" (see Presentation Formats). The SIGGRAPH 2008 jury will evaluate your submission for acceptance separately for each presentation format you select.

I have submitted my work to the Sketches program because Sketches were included in the Digital Library, so they were available for citation. Will "talks" be included in the ACM Digital Library?
As of 2007, Sketches were not included in the ACM Digital Library, in order to avoid confusion between Sketches and peer-reviewed papers. Abstracts of SIGGRAPH 2008 talks will not be included in the ACM Digital Library.

I have submitted my work to the Sketches program because the deadline was so late. What should I do now?
For the 30 January general submission deadline, you only need to include a summary statement, a description, and your choice of submission areas, categories, keywords, and presentation formats. In effect, you are simply notifying us that you intend to submit details later. You will have until 27 February to upload a one-page PDF abstract and representative image of your work. You will also be able to upload supplementary images and video.

The Late-Breaking Work deadline (7 May) is not available for talks.

 
Special Sessions

How do I submit a proposal for a Special Session?
We may not call them Special Sessions for SIGGRAPH 2008, but as in past years, they will be curated. If you have an idea for a large evening session, please send it to Special Sessions.

 
Student Research Competition

Is the Student Research Competition (SRC) still happening? How do I submit my work to it?
Yes. When you submit your student work, be sure to specify "poster" as (at least one) presentation type and check the SRC box on the submission form, then complete the related fields. SRC work can be submitted by the General Submission deadline or the Late-Breaking Work deadline.