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  • How To Submit,

    Log in to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System, select “Make a New Submission tab,” and then select the Technical Papers form. You will be asked for a series of basic information about your submission.

    Sunday, 19 May 2019, 22:00 UTC

    The creation of the submission form with the complete list of coauthors, as well as the specification of conflicts of interest (COI) for each coauthor are due on 22:00 UTC/GMT, Sunday, 19 May 2019. To see what you will need to submit, view the Sample Form (Stage 1).

    Monday, 20 May 2019, 22:00 UTC

    The complete submission information, along with either an MD5 checksum of the submission or the actual PDF of the submission are due 22:00 UTC/GMT, Monday, 20 May 2019. If you wish to submit supplemental material (movies, code, data, etc.) as well, these files (or their MD5 checksums) must also be uploaded by that date and time. To see what you will need to submit, view the Sample Form (Stage 2).

    Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 22:00 UTC

    If you decide to use the MD5 checksum option, the pdf of the submission and all the files serving as supplemental material must be uploaded by 22:00 UTC/GMT, Tuesday, 21 May 2019, and their MD5 checksums must match what was uploaded the day before to be valid.

    General Information
    1. Submissions may be rejected without review for a variety of reasons including plagiarism or dual review (papers simultaneously under review for another conference). For more information, please see Submission Policy.
    2. The submission form must contain a paper title and the name and contact details of the authors. Creating a submission form with this information will assign your submission a paper-ID. A paper-ID is required for each submission. You will need to include the paper-ID in the footer of your submitted paper. No paper-IDs will be issued after the submission form deadline (19 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT). See Timeline tab below.
    3. The final form of the files (or at least their MD5 checksums) must be uploaded by the paper deadline (20 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT). The paper cannot be changed after the paper deadline. See Timeline tab below.
    4. See Submission Policy and Submission Requirements for information on preparing documents and supplemental materials (including information on anonymity, paper length, resubmissions, etc.). See the Deadlines section of the Technical Papers FAQ.
    Information for Submission of Papers and Electronic Supplemental Materials

    By the submission form deadline (19 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT, see Timeline tab below), you must have created the submission form, entered the complete list of co-authors, and each co-author has specified and updated the complete and valid list of their conflicts of interest.

    By the paper deadline (Monday, 20 May, 22:00 UTC/GMT, see Timeline tab below), you must have uploaded a PDF file of your paper and all supplemental files OR an MD5 checksum of these files. If you upload MD5 checksums, you have until the final file upload deadline (Tuesday, 21 May, 22:00 UTC/GMT, see Timeline) to upload the files that match these checksums. Uploads of all files will be disabled at some point on 20 May 2019, depending on the server load, after which time it will only be possible to upload MD5 checksums. Please be prepared to upload checksums during this period. If you want to avoid uploading checksums, submit your complete submission by the submission form deadline (Sunday, 19 May, 22:00 UTC/GMT). Papers or materials emailed to the Papers Chair or Papers Advisory committee are not considered to have been submitted; you must use the online submission system.

    English Review Service

    Non-native English speakers may optionally use the English Review Service to help improve the text of submissions. Please note that this process takes time, so plan far ahead in order to meet the submission deadline.

    Physical Submission of Supplemental Materials

    We strongly encourage electronic submission of videos and other supplementary materials, since they are easier to distribute to reviewers than physical media. See Submission Requirements for details on electronic supplementary materials and their format. However, if you believe reviewers of your paper need to see physical supplementary materials, you may mail or ship six copies, to arrive by (not be postmarked or sent by the paper deadline 20 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT, see Timeline) at this address:

    Carrie de Souza
    SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Manager
    Koelnmesse Pte Ltd
    152 Beach Road
    #25-05 Gateway East
    Singapore 189721
    Tel: +65 6500 6726

    All complete submissions received by the deadline will be acknowledged by email. For this purpose, a submission is complete if paper-ID has been assigned and a PDF file of the paper and a representative image have been successfully uploaded. Such submissions will be reviewed unless they are withdrawn by the author. For more information about the papers submission and rebuttal process, please refer to the Technical Papers FAQs.

    For more information about uploading files for your submission, please refer to the Technical Papers FAQs.

  • Submission Policy,
    Double Submissions

    By submitting a manuscript to the SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Papers program, authors acknowledge that the technical contributions they claim have not been previously published or accepted for publication in another peer-reviewed venue, and that no manuscript substantially similar in content is currently under review, or will be submitted to any peer-reviewed venue during the SIGGRAPH Asia review period. Violations constitute grounds for rejection. If you wish to submit revised or extended versions of conference or workshop papers, please directly submit to TOG instead of SIGGRAPH Asia.

    Plagiarism

    A submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Papers program should describe an original work of the authors. Authors must not use ideas or content originating from others without properly crediting their original sources. Note that such sources are not limited to peer-reviewed publications, but also include patents, textbooks, technical reports, theses, unpublished work posted on arXiv, as well as other posts on the World Wide Web. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered plagiarism and result in rejection.

    Prior Art

    Authors are expected to cite, discuss differences and novelty, and compare results, if applicable, with respect to relevant existing publications, provided they have been published in a peer-reviewed venue. This also applies to patents, which also undergo a professional reviewing process.

    But what about technical reports, and other non peer-reviewed publications, such as technical reports or papers posted on arXiv, which we henceforth refer to as prepublications? With the rapid progress of search engines and the increased perusal of arXiv papers by the scientific community, asking authors to thoroughly compare their work to these prepublications imposes an unreasonable burden: a seemingly relevant report that is incomplete in its disclosure or validation might appear online shortly before the deadline. While peer-reviewed publications are certainly not immune to these shortcomings, they have, at least, been judged sufficiently complete and valid by a group of peers. Consequently, authors are not required to discuss and compare their work with recent prepublications (arXiv, technical reports, theses, etc.), although they must properly cite those that inspired them (see “Plagiarism” above). We nevertheless encourage authors to mention all related works they are aware of as good academic practice dictates. Note that with new works posted on arXiv on a daily basis, it is increasingly likely that reviewers might point out similarities between the submitted work and online reports that have been missed by the authors. In this case, authors of conditionally accepted papers should be prepared to cite these prepublications in their final revision as concurrent work, without the burden of having to detail how their work compares to or differs from these prepublications.

    Anonymity

    The SIGGRAPH Asia review process is fully double-blind: the committee members and external reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers. This anonymity is an integral part of an objective and fair review process, so authors are required to take all reasonable measures to preserve their anonymity. Specific instructions for preserving anonymity in your submission are discussed in the Submission Requirements section. Below, we discuss specific situations in which authors may have to mention their own publications and how to handle such disclosures in the context of a SIGGRAPH Asia submission.

    Before submission

    When citing already published work by the same (or an overlapping) group of authors, the citation should refer to that work in the third person, just as it would refer to any other previously published work by a completely different set of authors. For other relevant work from the same author(s) as the submission, we distinguish between two cases: (A) works that have been submitted for publication elsewhere, but have some relevance to, and/or overlap with the submission; and (B) largely overlapping prepublications that are available online at the time of submission (arXiv, technical report, thesis, etc.).

    • For case (A), the other work should be cited anonymously, as well as provided as anonymous supplementary material. The authors must convince the reviewers that the current submission is sufficiently different from the other work, which can be done using an anonymous cover letter that outlines the differences.
    • For case (B), namely earlier or largely similar versions of the submission that are publicly available (on arXiv, as a technical report, etc.), these are NOT to be cited in the submission, as this would identify the authors. Instead, these prepublications must be listed in the appropriate field of the submission form, titled “Prepublication”. This field is not visible to reviewers.
    After submission

    Public dissemination of submitted papers, whether by posting them online or delivering them as talks, is strongly discouraged, insofar as it may destroy your anonymity. However, we recognize that authors looking for jobs or applying for grants must give job talks and/or discuss their latest research. Authors must use restraint whenever possible: blatant or unjustified violations of anonymity are not acceptable. Specifically, before the final acceptance decision is made:

    • Authors must not discuss the research described in submitted SIGGRAPH Asia papers with the media. Media includes editors/journalists/writers/interviewers of newspapers, radio, television, magazines, as well as public relations and media arms of companies, universities and other research institutions.
    • Authors must not post the submissions on their homepages, personal blogs, Facebook/Twitter and other social media.
    • After submitting to SIGGRAPH Asia, authors may archive the submission as an institutional techreport, or on arXiv or a similar service, but this is highly discouraged as it violates submitter anonymity.
    • Authors may mention their submission(s) as part of the materials submitted for job and funding applications if absolutely necessary. Authors may mention the research involved in their submission in talks given for these purposes as well.
    Lobbying Committee Members

    It is strictly prohibited to make any attempt to intervene the review process. For example, an author contacting a committee member during the review process and mentioning the authors' own submission is considered as an inappropriate ntervention, even if the author does not explicitly ask for a favor. Committee members will be asked to report such incidents, and subsequently may be marked as conflicted and removed from the review process for that submission. For the most serious interventions, the submission may be rejected without completing the review process.

  • Submission Requirements,

    Authors of technical papers should prepare their documents according to the ACM SIGGRAPH publication guidelines. Please pay particular attention to the citation format for prior ACM SIGGRAPH conference papers, as specified in the ACM SIGGRAPH publication guidelines, because the proper format varies depending on the year of publication. Moreover, if you use LaTeX, make sure to change the \documentclass{} command to: \documentclass[acmtog,anonymous,timestamp,review]{acmart} and to add your paper-ID through: \acmSubmissionID{your_paper_ID_here}.

    Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers, with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for final publication, using the ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines. Be sure that all pages are numbered and contain your paper’s ID number in the page footer. You should obtain this paper ID by completing the Online Submission Form before finalizing your paper. If your paper is accepted, you will receive instructions for formatting the final version, which will be different because, among other things, the authors’ names and affiliations will be included, and the pages will not be numbered.

    Authors must submit their papers electronically. The only allowable format is Adobe PDF. We prefer that authors upload supplemental materials (anything except the paper) electronically, but physical submission is also possible. If there is some reason why electronic submission is impossible for you, please contact us via the Technical Papers Email Contact Form well before the deadline. See How to Submit for more information. For videos, we strongly encourage QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX Version 6, and for still images, we strongly encourage JPG or PNG. If you use another format, you are not guaranteed that reviewers will view them. In preparing videos, please choose a reasonable frame size and rate, but be prepared to submit higher-resolution video if a section of your video is selected for the Papers Preview section of the Electronic Theater. If your supplemental materials amount to more than 100 MB of data, you are not guaranteed that reviewers will download and view them.

    Anonymity

    Remove any information from your submission materials (paper, video, images, etc.) that identifies you or any of the other authors, or any of your institutions or places of work. In addition to not listing your names and affiliations from the paper, please omit acknowledgements (you will be able to add them back upon acceptance). If you are a well-known author, don’t narrate your video; get someone else to do it. You must reference all relevant work completely, however, including your own and that of the other authors. The detailed policy on how to cite these papers, were they already published, submitted to publication, or online prepublications (arXiv, technical reports, theses, etc.) is described in Submission Policy. Please read it carefully before submitting your work.

    Do not include URLs referring to websites that contain vital material for your submission. Such material won’t be considered, due to the fact that reviewers cannot access it without endangering the anonymity of the reviewing process.

    Please keep the PDF version anonymous; in particular, note that under some operating systems the “properties” of a PDF file may contain the creator’s name. Also, Version 7 PDF files allow inclusion of a script that will contact the author each time the file is opened. Do not include this script in your PDF file; if we find it, we will reject your paper without review. Make sure that no submitted files contain any information about the authors in the metadata.

    For more information, see the Anonymity section of the Submission Policy.

    Paper Length

    There is no arbitrary maximum (or minimum) length imposed on papers. Clearly, writing plays an important role in assessing the quality of the paper submission. Papers may be perceived as too long if they are repetitive or verbose, or too short if they omit important details or tamper with formatting rules just to save on page count. Have a look at previous proceedings to get a sense of the range of paper lengths, where typical lengths are between 8 and 10 pages, but the variation is large. The page length need not be an even number.

    Once the Technical Papers submission deadline has passed, it is expected that if your paper is accepted, its length will not change. If you wish to substantially modify the paper during the revision cycle, or if you wish to add any pages to the length of your paper, you must first obtain permission from your primary reviewer. Be aware that primary reviewers will typically deny such requests unless the terms of conditional acceptance of the paper can reasonably be understood to require it.

    Companion Videos

    Papers may be accompanied by a video that is five minutes or less in duration. In recent years, well over half of the accepted papers were accompanied by some kind of video material. To the extent possible, accepted papers should stand on their own, with the video providing supplementary information or visual confirmation of results. However, it is fine to refer to the video in the paper, in which case the video should be submitted in the public areas of the supplementary materials form, as described below. Such a public video should not be included in a submission unless substantively similar footage can appear in the ACM Digital Library. If your paper is accepted and you cannot comply with this requirement because of copyright or permission problems, your acceptance will be rescinded.

    Supplemental Materials

    Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as executables and data files so that reviewers can reproduce results in the paper, images, additional videos, related papers, more detailed explanations, derivations, or results. These materials will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers, who are only obligated to read your paper itself. These materials should be anonymized, so that they can be made available to all reviewers. There are two separate parts in the online submission form for uploading supplementary materials:

    A) Anonymous supplemental materials that are considered part of the submission, and that you are committing to provide for the ACM Digital Library if your paper is accepted.

    B) Anonymous materials that you are submitting to help in the review process but do not plan to submit to the Digital Library. For instance, in addition to videos, A) may include some code, and a .zip archive containing result images and some text files, such as detailed user-study results or other appendices associated to your submission. B) may include anonymized versions of related papers from the same authors currently under review or in press elsewhere, together with an anonymous cover letter that outlines the differences between the submission and these other papers. In case of resubmission with reviewer continuity, the cover letter explaining how you took into account previous reviews and listing the improvements in your method should be there, too.

    Resubmissions

    If your paper is a revision of a paper that has previously been submitted to a SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conference, we recommend (but do not require) that when you fill out the submission form you identify it as a resubmission, and select the option that allows the previous review materials (reviews, reviewer identities, BBS discussions, etc.) to be made available to the Technical Papers Committee. Please indicate the latest conference that your paper was submitted to, and its paper-ID at the time. If you choose to use this option, your paper may be assigned to some or all of the previous reviewers, and all reviewers will have access to suitably anonymized versions of the review materials of all prior submissions. We encourage you to choose this option if you consider the paper to be derived from the previous version, even if the paper has been substantially rewritten and authors have been added, because it will result in more consistent reviews, and decrease the chance that a new set of reviewers will want completely different changes than those you made in response to the reviews of your earlier submissions. This option also has the added side benefit of reducing the overall burden on the volunteer reviewing community. Note that simply responding to all earlier criticisms will not guarantee acceptance. If you resubmit with reviewer continuity, you should include a cover letter within the anonymous supplementary materials, part B, in order to explain the changes you made to the paper and how you improved your work and its exposition since the last review cycle.

    Permissions and Copyrights

    You must have permission from the owner or copyright holder to use any images or video (or provide rationale for using it w/out permission) that you do not own in your submitted paper or supplementary material [http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/third-party-material]. ACM has a clear policy and procedures for handling third-party material. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to provide a signed rights form, which is required by ACM before your paper can be published. The contact author of each paper will receive an email message from ACM Rights Review containing instructions and a link to the rights form, which is completed online.

    Authors of accepted Technical Papers are required to complete the ACM Rights Form prior to publication. They are also required to upload final versions of all public supplementary materials (Part A) that were originally part of their submission.

  • Evaluation,

    The Technical Papers Committee and a set of external reviewers, both consisting of recognized experts, will review submitted papers. Then, at their meeting, the committee will select those papers to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia and published in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics.

    The Technical Papers review process will be conducted by (1) the Technical Papers Chair, who was chosen by the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Chair and approved by the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee and its Conference Advisory Group; (2) the Technical Papers Advisory Board, consisting of past Technical Papers Chairs and other trusted and experienced advisors, chosen by the SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Papers Chair; and 3) the Technical Papers Committee, chosen by the Technical Papers Chair with the assistance of the members of the Technical Papers Advisory Board, and consisting of about 40 people whose expertise spans the entire field. (4) the Conflict of Interest (COI) Coordinators, also chosen by the Technical Papers chair. The composition of the COI Coordinators group is similar to the Technical Papers committee, but the members are disjoint from that committee.

    The Review Process
    1. After the submission deadline, the Technical Papers chair and several others selected by the Technical Papers chair will conduct the papers sort. During this meeting, they assign each paper to two senior reviewers, called the primary and secondary reviewers, who are members of the Technical Papers Committee. Additionally, each submission is assigned a COI Coordinator. All parties participating in the review process enter their conflict of interest data into the submission system ahead of time. The Technical Papers chair does not make assignments or review papers. Rather it is the job of the chair to facilitate the process. The paper sorters make assignments but they do not review papers. Papers that are inappropriate may be rejected during this assignment process, without being sent to any senior reviewers. Papers will normally be rejected at this stage only if they are clearly off-topic for SIGGRAPH Asia, or if they are discovered to have been published previously or to have been submitted simultaneously to another conference or journal. For more details, see Submission Policy.
    2. The two assigned senior reviewers may, upon conferring with each other and the Technical Papers chair, recommend a paper to be rejected without additional review. A paper will normally be rejected at this stage only if it falls into one of the categories listed in phase one, but this fact was not detected during the papers sort. It is possible that a paper may also be rejected at this stage if it solves a problem that is known to be already solved; or if it does not cite (and the authors seem unaware of) important prior work on the same problem and doesn’t address how it is different; or if it has no evaluation via proof, experiment, or analysis; or if it is solving a problem sufficiently minor that the senior reviewers do not believe that it belongs in the program; or if it addresses a topic that is clearly outside the purview of SIGGRAPH Asia.
    3. Each paper is distributed to three or more additional experts, called tertiary reviewers. Two of them are selected by the primary senior reviewer of that paper, and the third is selected by the secondary senior reviewer. The identity of the authors is not revealed to any of the reviewers. The primary and the secondary reviewer are warned by the submission system Linklings if their selection of tertiary reviewers would result in a conflict of interest. In addition, the assigned COI Coordinator does see the identity of the authors, and approves the tertiary reviewers selected by the primary and the secondary reviewer after verifying that there is no COI in the assignment. The primary, secondary, and tertiary reviewers all write full reviews. See the Review Form and Reviewer Instructions. Thus, at least five reviews are written for each paper that has not been rejected during phases one and two. In unusual cases, such as when a tertiary reviewer fails to deliver a review on time, papers may receive only four reviews. However, if a paper receives fewer than four reviews, additional reviewers will be found, possibly from the committee. For more details, see the Review Process section in the Technical Papers FAQs.
    4. After all reviews are complete, the review system allows the authors access to the reviews and scores for their papers on 09 July. Then, authors have until 12 July, 22:00 UTC/GMT, to enter rebuttals if they feel the reviewers have made substantive errors, or to answer specific questions posed by the reviewers. The rebuttal is confined to 1000 words in length, and must be self-contained. For instance, URLs to additional material are not allowed. The rebuttal period is for addressing factual errors in the reviews, not for providing revised text or new results. Any such novel material will be ignored by the reviewers. For more details, see the Rebuttal Process section of the Technical Papers FAQs.
    5. Between the end of the rebuttal period and the committee meeting, the senior reviewers will read the author rebuttals, confer intensively about the paper, and prepare a recommendation for the committee meeting. The three tertiary reviewers will see the author rebuttals and will participate in discussions about the paper. Due to the double-blind review process, the authors must maintain anonymity in their rebuttals. In addition, the tertiary reviewers don’t know each other’s identities, so they too must maintain anonymity during the discussion. The preliminary recommendation agreed on at this stage will be either conditionally accept or reject. If an agreement on the recommendation cannot be reached, a third option is to table the paper for further review and discussion during the final Technical Papers Committee meeting.
    6. If a paper is tabled, the senior reviewers will select one or more other members of the Technical Papers Committee to write extra reviews of the paper and be prepared to discuss it in detail at the meeting. The extra reviews will be written during the week before the committee meeting. If consensus still cannot be reached, it is even possible that extra reviews will be assigned during the meeting itself. Any extra review will be provided to the authors after the meeting.
    7. The full Technical Papers Committee meets to finalize conditional acceptance or rejection of each paper. In cases where a consensus on a paper was not reached during the pre-meeting discussion phase, additional committee members may read the paper, and their evaluations will be taken into account in the decision.

    Members of the Technical Papers Committee, including the chair, leave the room when papers for which they have conflicts of interest are discussed. Papers are judged solely on their merit, as determined by the reviews. Although the acceptance rate of SIGGRAPH Asia papers has remained nearly constant in the range of 15% to 28%, there is no quota for the number of papers that should be accepted by the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Technical Papers Committee; this number will arise organically from the actions of the committee.

    Possible Outcomes for a Paper

    Email notifications of the Technical Papers Committee's decisions will be sent following the committee meeting (see Timeline tab below). The notifications will place each paper in one of the following categories:

    1. Conditionally accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH Asia. Conditionally accepted papers undergo a second reviewing process, in which a referee (a member of the Technical Papers Committee) verifies that the final version of the paper is acceptable (i.e. that any required changes have been made, and that other changes made by the authors, perhaps in response to reviewer comments, have not compromised the paper in any way). This second and final stage determines the final acceptance status of all papers. The referees' decisions are final. Papers that do not satisfy the referees in the second stage of reviewing and/or that are not uploaded in final form by the final deadline, together with the original or revised versions of the submitted supplementary material, will be rejected. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will continue to be published as a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. One author of the paper must commit to presenting the paper in person at the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 conference.
    2. Rejected from SIGGRAPH Asia. Submissions that were deemed not suitable for the conference, or too flawed or incomplete to be accepted, will be rejected. In some cases, the reviewers have found enough merit in the submission that they encourage the authors to consider resubmitting to either ACM Transactions on Graphics with reviewer continuity. The review summary includes a set of suggested changes.
  • Notice To Contributors,

    All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM's rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than through the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

    You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

    More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

    As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

    • You have the permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material and material providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More information on the proper use of third-party material in your presentation)
    • If you are using copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
    • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

    Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

  • Upon Acceptance,

    Authors of papers conditionally accepted by the committee must prepare an electronic, camera-ready version of their papers in ACM-standard format for the second reviewing process, and then for eventual publication in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. For detailed instructions for preparation of papers, see ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines.

    Notification of conditional acceptances and rejections will be sent to authors, along with any extra reviews and possibly a list of required changes (see Timeline tab below). Members of the Technical Papers Committee, typically your primary and secondary reviewers, will be assigned to each paper as referees for the revision cycle.

    A few days after notification, any changes to the paper title, list of authors, or 30-word paper summary will be due back to your referee. Changes to the paper title must be approved by your referee. Also, if you wish to add any pages to the length of your paper, you must first obtain permission from your referee. Extensions of more than one page are unlikely to be granted.

    The deadlines for the revised version and final version of your paper are listed in the Timeline tab below. During the week between these two dates, the referees and authors will communicate via the bulletin board process about the adequacy of the changes in the revisions. Sometimes, changes are not initially considered adequate, or introduce new problems, so further revision may be required. It is recommended to submit the initial revised version sooner than the deadline, in order to provide more time for iterated revisions. It is hoped that all conditionally accepted papers will be accepted by the end of this process, but this is not guaranteed. When writing successive revisions, the reviewers' jobs are easier if you use a different color for the added or revised text in each new version. (But please remember to remove these colors in the final version.) It also helps to describe the changes in the bulletin-board post to which the revision is attached.

    One author must attend to present your work at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. This includes participation in the Technical Papers Fast Forward session on the first day of the conference, in addition to the regular presentation of the paper in a Technical Papers session.

    Session Room Equipment

    Here is a complete summary of the resources available for presentation of your paper. Arrangements for equipment outside the standard set-up are the sole responsibility of the paper presenter.

    Presenter Recognition

    Here is how SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 will support your participation if your work is accepted.

    Authorization for Use

    Any material that supports a paper's acceptance for publication must be available as part of the final publication (see Submission Requirements). Thus, all material uploaded for review in the “public materials that are considered part of the submission“ section of the submission form, including supplementary text, images, and videos, are subject to the ACM copyright policy, and the required permission forms must be completed upon acceptance. If it subsequently becomes apparent that the necessary permissions cannot be given for publication of material that is substantially similar to that submitted for review, acceptance of the paper may be withdrawn. Upon acceptance, authors must deliver final versions of their papers and their submitted supplementary material, which will be made available to subscribers through the ACM Digital Library via the web page associated with their TOG paper.

    Please be aware that ACM has recently updated its copyright policy to give authors the options of retaining copyrights on some materials or to pay fees that enable free access. You can read about the policy here or a more concise summary here. Authors of accepted Technical Papers are required to complete the ACM Copyright Form prior to publication. For every supplemental file originally uploaded as part of your submission, you must upload either copies of the originally submitted material (now in non-anonymized form) or updated versions of this material to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System's final-versions page (see Timeline tab for the deadline).

    Technical Papers Preview Trailer

    A Technical Papers Preview Trailer will be prepared from selected parts of the videos accompanying accepted papers. The preview will appear in the Computer Animation Festival at the conference and may also be used to publicize the Technical Papers program inside and outside the conference, for example on the web. If a section of your video is selected, you may be asked to provide a high-quality rendering of that clip. Therefore, if you submit a video accompanying your paper, please keep your raw data available for that purpose.

    Technical Papers Fast Forward

    In addition to the material that is part of your publication, you will be asked to provide a short presentation for the Technical Papers Fast Forward. This session is held on the first day of the conference. The authors will be allowed 30 seconds to summarize the paper and entice attendees to attend their complete paper presentation later in the week. See the Timeline tab below for the deadline for Fast Forward material.

  • FAQs,

    Should I Submit?
    Deadlines
    Double Submissions
    Prior Publications
    Supplemental Material
    Resubmission

    Formatting
    Uploading Files
    Representative Image Guidelines
    Anonymity
    Review Process
    Rebuttal Process
    Presentations

    Referrals to TOG

    Patents and Confidentiality
    Technical Papers Committee
    Contacts
    Copyrights

    SHOULD I SUBMIT?
    What types of papers should be submitted to SIGGRAPH Asia?

    Submissions should be novel, high-quality research papers on topics related to computer graphics and interactive techniques. We encourage submissions in many research areas: rendering, animation, modeling, imaging, human-computer interaction, scientific visualization, information visualization, computer-aided design, computer vision, audio, robotics, computer games, fabrication, and any other related topic. This list is not exhaustive. As always, excellence of the ideas is the predominant acceptance criterion.

    How do I decide whether to submit my work as a Technical Paper, a Technical Brief, or a Poster?

    The Technical Papers program is the most competitive of these three categories. Technical Papers give you a chance to work out your ideas at greater length and describe them in a citable archive. The Technical Briefs program provides a dynamic forum for new and thought-provoking ideas, techniques, and applications in graphics and especially at the intersections of graphics with audio, image, video and human-computer interaction (HCI). It is ideal for presenting innovative ideas that are well polished, high-impact practical contributions that build on existing research, and cool "tricks" that help users solve challenging problems. Posters provide an opportunity to disseminate ideas and get feedback from colleagues, but do not represent a citable research paper.

    If I have previously presented a Brief or Poster on my topic, or I have an online report about it already available on arXiv, can I then submit a full Technical Paper?

    Yes. Authors of a prepublication (Brief, Poster, Technical Report, Thesis, etc) can later submit a full Technical Paper on the topic. However, other authors of submitted Technical Papers must consider such prepublications as prior art and cite them as such. See Submission Policy for more information on plagiarism and prior art.

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    DEADLINES
    Please explain the three Technical Papers deadlines.

    There are three deadlines for the submission of a paper to the Technical Papers program. Of course, contributors are strongly advised to complete everything prior to the first deadline, but if you wish to wait until the final hours (and bear the risk of having to deal with hard-to-reach web servers), please read on.

    Submission Form & Conflicts Deadline (Stage 1), Sunday, 19 May 2019, 22:00 GMT/UTC

    By the submission form and COI deadline, you must have created the submission form, entered the complete list of co-authors and their affiliations, and each co-author has specified and updated the complete and valid list of their conflicts of interest.

    Paper Deadline (Stage 2), Monday, 20 May 2019, 22:00 GMT/UTC

    By the Paper Deadline submitters must have completed the following requirements:

    • They must have provided all basic information about their submission (title, authors list, authors affiliations, etc)
    • They must have /either/ uploaded all the submission materials (the paper, optional video, and optional supplemental materials), /or/uploaded the MD5 checksums of all the submission materials they wish to provide. The MD5 option will be forced upon the submitters in the final hours before the deadline to lighten the webserver load in the final throes of the deadline.

    Upload Deadline, Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 22:00 GMT/UTC

    Finally, the Upload Deadline allows submitters to upload their submission materials after the Paper Deadline, provided they match previously uploaded MD5 checksums. For more information about this MD5 option, please see the following question regarding MD5 checksums.

    What is the deal with MD5 checksums?

    If you upload all your files by the deadline, you can ignore the MD5 checksum. The system will, however, compute and report the MD5 checksum for any file you upload, once the uploaded file has been completely received by the submissions server. You may find this useful if you want to check that your file has been uploaded without corruption. Just compare the MD5 checksum you compute for your file with the checksum computed by the submission system.

    We have tested the following MD5 calculators:

    • Linux: md5sum command
    • Windows: FastSum v1.3
    • Mac OS/X: "md5" command in Terminal

    If you are uploading in the last few hours before the submission deadline, server response may be slow. To make the deadline, you can then upload just the MD5 checksum for your files. For each MD5 checksum received by the deadline, you will have 24 hours to complete the upload of the files that matches this checksum, i.e., you will have another day to upload files matching the MD5 checksums previously uploaded.

    Can I submit after the deadline?

    No. The deadline is absolute.

    But my equipment has failed just before the deadline and I clearly have no control over such events!!

    The deadline is absolute. Equipment failures are common, and SIGGRAPH Asia cannot adapt its schedule to accommodate them, so please submit early to avoid equipment failure issues.

    But I was unable to upload my submission on time. The system was overloaded, and halfway through uploading my submission the deadline passed.

    The deadline is absolute. Submissions that are in progress when the deadline passes, even if it is because our server has slowed down due to high load, will not be accepted. You should allow enough lead time to avoid this kind of problem. Please see How to Submit for explanations of the MD5 checksum process.

    Unfortunately, in our rush to meet the deadline, we incorrectly set the parameters for our video, resulting in a significantly lower quality result. May I substitute new videos for the ones I submitted? The video is identical, except for the gamma correction.

    No. The submission deadline is absolute. All materials must be submitted by the deadline. If your paper is accepted, you will have an opportunity to replace the video.

    But I am using the SIGGRAPH Asia English Review Service, and they did not get back to me soon enough. So, it is SIGGRAPH's fault that my paper is not ready.

    The deadline is absolute. The English Review Service makes no guarantees about turnaround, and it is up to you to make contingency plans. English Review Service Deadlines.

    I am not in Singapore, and Customs often holds up submissions, so I have to send my supplemental materials off two weeks earlier than other researchers would. Can I send it by the deadline instead, and you will receive it about two weeks late, after Customs has had a chance to process it?

    The deadline is absolute. If your supplemental materials must pass through various hurdles to get here, you must plan in advance how to submit it early enough to ensure arrival on time. If the PDF file is uploaded by the deadline, we will review your paper without any shipped material that arrived late.

    I gave my physical submission materials to FedEx/UPS, and I have a receipt to prove that they promised delivery before the deadline, but there was a snowstorm in XYZ, and FedEx/UPS couldn't meet their promise.

    If you can provide the receipt (and we will ask for it), then we will accept the materials whenever FedEx/UPS delivers them but, we cannot guarantee that reviewers will receive them in time to influence their reviews. You still must have completed the submission form and uploaded the PDF file before the deadline, though.

    Can I email my submission to the Technical Papers Chair if the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System is overloaded?

    No. Papers and submission materials emailed to the Technical Papers Chair or other conference representative are not considered to have been submitted; you must use the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Please leave yourself enough time before the deadline to avoid problems.

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    DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS
    I would like to submit my paper to conference X or journal Y as well as to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. Is this acceptable?

    You must submit to just SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 and await our response before submitting elsewhere (should your work not be accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2019). If you submit your paper to another conference or journal simultaneously, we will reject your paper without review. We will be in contact with the editors of several graphics journals, and chairs of other graphics-related conferences, exchanging information. Several double submissions to SIGGRAPH Asia have been found in recent years.

    But I want my paper to be in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. I promise that if it is accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, I will withdraw it from the other conference or journal.

    Dual submissions are not allowed. Your submission cannot be under review by any other conference or journal during the SIGGRAPH review process, or else it will be rejected.

    I would like to submit my paper to conference X. Their submission deadline is after SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Technical Papers committee meeting, but they require abstracts to be submitted before SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's committee meeting. May I submit the abstract?

    Yes. The prohibition against dual submission kicks in when a full paper substantially equivalent to your SIGGRAPH Asia paper is submitted elsewhere. For conferences that require extended abstracts or other formats, you should ask the Technical Papers Chair before submitting, to avoid risking your paper being rejected from SIGGRAPH Asia.

    We have submitted a paper about a pilot study to conference X, and now we would like to submit a paper about the full-blown user study to SIGGRAPH Asia. How should we go about that to avoid the perception that it is a dual submission?

    Cite the submitted paper in your SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 submission with a note to the reviewers that either it will be accepted by conference X, or you will publish it as a tech report and make it freely available on the web. Include an anonymous version in your SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 submission. Then when you write the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 paper, treat the pilot study as already published and cite it as Anonymous. Do not repeat text or figures from that paper in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 version.

    I sent in a paper to workshop X with the understanding that it was for review purposes only, and the workshop would have no published proceedings. Now, four months later, they tell me that they are going to publish the proceedings and include it in the digital library. Unfortunately there is significant overlap between that paper and my submitted SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 paper. How should I handle this?

    We realize that you did not intend to do anything against the SIGGRAPH Asia rules, but now that the workshop rules have changed, you should either withdraw the workshop paper from the proceedings or withdraw your SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 submission.

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    PRIOR PUBLICATIONS
    I have a paper that was previously published in a little-known conference or in another language. Can I submit it to SIGGRAPH Asia?

    Previously published papers in any language or submitted to any other conference or journal may not be submitted. A paper is considered previously published if it has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal or meeting proceedings that are visibly, reliably, and permanently available afterward in print or electronically to non-attendees, regardless of the language of that publication.

    Can I submit a paper on my work that has previously appeared in my thesis, a tech report, a patent, and/or an abstract of a talk at another conference?

    Publications such as thesis, tech reports, patents, or abstracts in other conferences do not preclude subsequent publication of a complete paper on the same topic by the same authors. However, such prepublications should be cited in your submission. See Submission Policy for more precise instructions.

    How do I reference an ACM SIGGRAPH Sketch or Talk (or SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Brief) on the same topic as the paper that I am writing?

    Depending on the year of presentation, the Sketch or Talk might appear in the ACM Digital Library. If it does, you should use the ACM Digital Library as a reference. If it is not archived, you may refer to the oral presentation at the conference or the abstract, if it appeared in one of the conference publications. If you were the author of the Sketch or Talk, then citation is not strictly necessary because publication of a Sketch or Talk does not preclude publication of a full paper. If you were not the author of the Sketch or Talk, then you should cite the Sketch or Talk to respect the author's ideas. If the authors have published a subsequent paper, thesis, or tech report about their work, you should cite that instead of the Sketch or Talk because it will be a more useful pointer for your readers.

    A month after submitting our paper, we obtained much better results. Can we withdraw our paper from review and submit it elsewhere (or wait until next year)?

    SIGGRAPH Asia submissions can be withdrawn at any time. However, authors should remember that the program chair and the senior reviewers on their paper know who they are, and may have already spent considerable effort reviewing their paper. Withdrawing a paper will not help your reputation with these reviewers. If your paper is conditionally accepted, you will be able to add your new results, subject to approval by the senior reviewers.

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    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL
    What supplemental material can be uploaded with my submission?

    Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as related papers, additional images and videos, results of a user study, executables, and data for reproducibility of results, along with a cover letter explaining the list of changes in case of a resubmission, related papers, etc. Some of the supplemental materials can be uploaded as part of your submission, while the other ones are there to support the reviewing process. For instance, if you have a related paper that is under review or in press elsewhere, you should upload a version of this paper as an anonymous supplementary document for the attention of the reviewers, together with a note explaining differences with the current submission. For more information, see Submission Requirements.

    If your paper is a revision of a paper that was previously submitted to SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia, please see the Resubmission section of the FAQs. If your paper is an interactive system and/or presents quantitative results, we recommend that you upload a zip or tar file with an executable, data, and scripts that can be used to reproduce the results presented in the paper. A README.txt file should be included to describe how to run the executable on the data, and how to interpret the results (please make these descriptions as simple as possible). The instructions can be followed by the reviewers to run your code on the data you provide, and (even better) on other data of the same type to validate the results presented in the paper. Clearly, reviewers will appreciate your claims of generality if they can validate those claims directly.

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    RESUBMISSION
    My submission is a revision of a paper that I submitted to an earlier SIGGRAPH conference. Will the reviewers get to see the earlier reviews?

    Only if you authorize them to see them. When you submit your paper, you can optionally identify it as a resubmission, in which case all reviews (suitably anonymized) and BBS discussions from all previous submissions will be made available to the current reviewers. The identity of the previous reviewers will also be made available to the sorters and the senior reviewers. If you do not choose this option, none of the materials from any previous submission will be known to this year's reviewers. For more details on these options, see Submission Requirements.

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    FORMATTING
    Do I have to prepare the paper in the final format?

    Yes, please format your paper according to the SIGGRAPH Technical Papers formatting guidelines. Seeing a paper in final format makes it easier for us to compare it to other submissions. If you use LaTeX, remember to change the \documentclass{} command to:
    \documentclass[acmtog,anonymous,timestamp,review]{acmart}, and add you paperID with the command: \acmSubmissionID{1527}.

    What is the page limit for papers?

    There is no arbitrary maximum (or minimum) length imposed on papers. Clearly, writing plays an important role in assessing the quality of the paper submission. Papers may be perceived as too long if they are repetitive or verbose, or too short if they omit important details or tamper with formatting rules just to save on page count. Have a look at previous proceedings to get a sense of the range of paper lengths, where typical lengths are between 8 and 10 pages, but the variation is large.

    Can I provide a video with my paper?

    Papers may be accompanied by a video that is five minutes or less in length. In recent years, well over half of the accepted papers were accompanied by some kind of video material.

    What file formats are allowed?

    The paper must be submitted in Adobe PDF format, and the representative image should be JPEG. Optional images should be in TIFF, JPG, or PNG formats. Optional videos should be in QuickTime, MPEG, or DivX Version 6 formats. Other supplemental materials can be provided in any format (for example, txt, zip, html). However, there is no guarantee that the referees will view supplemental materials, especially if they are available only in an obscure format.

    What types of keywords should I include with my paper?

    Select one primary topic area and optionally one more secondary topic area from the list in the online submission form, as well as 1-7 keywords from the suggested list. The final draft of the paper will also need to include a list of Computing Reviews categories.

    Where can I find a list of the Computing Reviews categories?

    See ACM's Computing Classification System to determine the selection of keywords to include with the final version of your paper.

    As a non-native English speaker, I would appreciate help to improve the text in my paper submission.

    Non-native English speakers may optionally use the English Review Service to help improve the text of submissions. Please note that this process takes time, so plan far ahead.

    The details in my imagery are very subtle. I am concerned that the reviewers will not print my paper on a suitable printer or view my video with an appropriate codec.

    You still need to submit your paper as a PDF file, but you are welcome to use the physical submission process and send hard copy of the paper (in addition to submitting it electronically), or selected images, or of your video.

    The details in my imagery are very subtle. I am concerned that the reviewers will not print my paper on a suitable printer or view my video with an appropriate codec.

    You still need to submit your paper as a PDF file, but you are welcome to use the physical submission process and send a hard copy of the paper (in addition to submitting it electronically), or selected images, or your video.

    Does the submitted video have to be final quality? Or will people whose papers are accepted have the opportunity to prepare a more polished video?

    You will have the opportunity to prepare a more polished video. Of course, the better the submitted video looks, the more likely reviewers will be able to see the strength of your work, so early polishing is a good investment of time and energy.

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    UPLOADING FILES
    How do I upload my submission files?

    Uploading is not always perfectly smooth. To make sure that all submissions will get to us with minimal frustration, please follow these guidelines:

    Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
    The online submission system uses a robust server with high-bandwidth access to the internet, but everything has a limit. In previous years, last-minute submitters tried to upload 5GB of data in the final half-hour before the deadline. This didn’t work well. Don’t get yourself in that situation.

    Upload Early and Often
    Once your submission is complete, you are still allowed to edit it and add to or modify the supplementary materials right up to the deadline. This means you can upload some materials early as soon as they are ready and upload the remainder later, avoiding the need to upload everything at once. This also means you can upload a rough draft of your materials early and replace it with more polished versions later. Upload drafts that are roughly the same size as your final material. This will allow you to get a feel for the upload process and the time it takes to upload files of those sizes, and give you time to diagnose problems. Then, as your draft gets refined, upload revisions. This way, if the last polish or final render encounters problems, you only lose the polish, not the entire submission.

    We Do Not Control the Internet
    In our tests, we have found upload speeds of anywhere from 20 megabit/sec to five kilobit/sec. We have tested uploads from two gigabytes to 10 kilobytes. We have seen upload times from one second to 24 hours. If you are traversing a path to our server that is through congested nodes, your upload may fail, and you will have to retry. You may even have to do the upload from work, school, home, or a local business-services firm. Don’t wait until the last minute to find out.

    Don’t Try to Upload Too Much
    Some programs have upload limitations. Upload limits for required materials are described in the online submission system.

    Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
    Yes, we said this already, but it’s worth repeating! The deadlines are absolute. We’re on a tight schedule, and we won’t be able to extend the deadline to accommodate straggling uploads.
    Despite all these dire warnings, we are happy to report that the online submission process works very well. We don’t anticipate major problems. Just don’t wait until the last minute!

    MD5 Checksum of Uploaded Materials

    In an effort to conserve server resources and bandwidth, file uploading and downloading will be disabled as needed temporarily as each of our deadlines nears. If uploading and downloading are disabled, all submitters will be required to use the MD5 Checksum mechanism. We don’t know the exact time when this might take effect. It will be determined by server loads to ensure that all submitters are able to access their submissions. May not apply to all Programs; Check instructions on the Online Submission Form for Details.

    What Do I have to Do?

    To be accepted as uploaded, all files must: EITHER be completely uploaded by the appropriate deadline OR have an MD5 Checksum computed AND be submitted before the deadline. Files that do not match the MD5 Checksum submitted before the deadline will not be accepted. If you choose to submit an MD5 Checksum, you will then have 24 hours after the deadline to upload your files with the matching MD5 Checksum previously uploaded by the appropriate deadline.

    What Does MD5 Checksum Look Like?

    If you use the MD5 option, the MD5 Checksum should be submitted without additional characters surrounding it and without any breaking characters. An example of a correct MD5 Checksum is:
    871A51785E2A6414DEB097C2CEE89743
    Examples of incorrect MD5 Checksums:
    871A51785E2A6414DEB097C2CEE89743 filename.avi
    871A 5178 5E2A 6414 DEB0 97C2 CEE8 9743
    Note that letter case is ignored.

    How Do I Calculate an MD5 Checksum?

    You must use an MD5 calculator. We have tested the following MD5 calculators:
    Linux: md5sum command
    Mac: md5 command in Terminal
    Windows: FastSum

    How Can I Test This Process?

    We recommend that you try uploading a small test file well in advance of the 22:00 UTC/GMT deadline to insure that you are familiar with the procedure, that the MD5 calculator that you are using is working properly, and that it is compliant with the MD5 standard that we are using.

    What If I Don’t Want to Use MD5 Checksum?

    If you complete uploading of all the necessary files by your deadline and before we revert to the checksum only mechanism, you can ignore the MD5 Checksum. However, the system will compute and report MD5 Checksum for all the files you upload. You may find this useful if you want to check that your file has been uploaded without corruption: just compare the MD5 Checksum you compute for your file with the checksum computed by the submission system.

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    REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE GUIDELINES
    What Are the Image Guidelines?
    • Every submission must include at least one representative image.
    • The image must be digital, of the highest quality possible, with a pixel resolution of at least 1500 x 1000, at least 300 dpi at 5 inches (12.7 cm) wide, with proportional height, or the highest-possible-resolution screen grab.
    • Images must be 24-bit (RGB, 8-bits per channel) uncompressed, in the highest possible JPEG resolution.
    • A standard ICC color profile of sRGB is also recommended and will be assumed if not specified.
    • Horizontal (landscape) images are required. Vertical (portrait) images are not acceptable.
    • Your image will appear in 3 X 2 ratio on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 web site. Images that do not conform to this proportion will be cropped from center.
    • Avoid embedded rules, layers, tags, masks, color models (for example, CMYK), etc. If in doubt, use an image editor to paste into a new file.
    • Please also specify copyright and image credits for each image. The file-upload manager offers an input field for this optional information.
    • If your work is accepted, your representative image will be used both as an identifying image during the jurying and selection process, and in publications or for media purposes.
    • Higher resolution images are often favored by media for publication use, so the minimum-resolution requirement is only a guideline.
    • It is important that you have permissions to use this image.
    • If your submission is for a technical session, such as a panel or course, and you are not sure how to best represent your proposal, you may consider an image that conveys the appropriate area of computer graphics or interactive techniques.

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    ANONYMITY
    What should I do to make my submission anonymous?

    Remove any information from the paper, video, and supplemental materials that identifies you or any of the other authors, or any of your institutions or places of work. In particular, replace the authors' names with the paper ID (for example, papers_0000) in your submitted paper. Do not include any acknowledgement. See Submission Requirements

    How do I include a reference to myself without identifying myself?

    The general rule is to use the third person. For example, if Fred Brooks were to write a paper, he might say in his "related work" section: "Brooks et al. [12] discuss a system in which molecular visualizations are ... Our work builds on some of the ideas presented there, and on the ideas of Smith et al. [14] and the interaction techniques described by Wolford [18]." He would NOT say: "The authors, in prior work [12], discussed a system in which molecular visualization ... " The only case in which anonymous references are appropriate are unpublished manuscripts, in which case he might write: "The authors have also developed closely related techniques for molecular manipulation [15], but that work is outside the scope of this paper." Reference 15 would then read: “[15] Anonymous Authors. Molecular manipulations through computer graphics, submitted to CACM.”

    You should submit the anonymous manuscript as supplemental material with your SIGGRAPH submission, along with an anonymous cover letter (also submitted as supplemental material) that briefly explains the differences with your SIGGRAPH Asia submission.

    My SIGGRAPH Asia submission needs to cite one of our own web pages, which cannot easily be anonymized. Now what should I do?

    The rules governing prepublication have been clarified (see Submission Policy). For other types of web content, if you can reasonably cite the web page in the third person, go ahead.

    My SIGGRAPH Asia submission needs to cite another, concurrent SIGGRAPH Asia submission by our group. Now what should I do?

    Cite it as [Anonymous 2019] Anonymous Authors, A grand unified theory of computer graphics, submitted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, and include the other submission as anonymous supplemental material.

    I know I am supposed to remove my name, company name, etc. from the document, but should I also remove names from the acknowledgements? If the paper is accepted, should I send another copy to you with this additional material?

    You cannot include an "acknowledgements" section in the submission. If your paper is accepted, you will submit a revised version that identifies you and your co-authors, your affiliations, and any acknowledgements that are appropriate. Keep in mind the additional space that will be required when stating how many pages the paper will require.

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    REVIEW PROCESS
    Can you give me some example reasons that my paper would get rejected without review?

    Submissions will be rejected without review if it is found that:

    • The submission violates the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.
    • The submission is a dual submission; that is, if the submission is simultaneously under review for any other conference or publication. For more details see the Prior Publication and Double Submissions section of the FAQs.
    • The paper is so incomplete or poorly written that review is impossible.
    • The paper focuses on advertising of a company's product(s).
    • The paper is on a topic clearly outside the scope of SIGGRAPH Asia.
    • Electronic files have been submitted that have been designed to have side effects other than presenting the submitted work to reviewers and committee members (for example, a "phone home" script).
    • It appears that the paper contains material for which the submitters have not secured the necessary copyrights.
    Why are good papers rejected?

    Check out this article by Jim Kajiya, the Technical Papers Chair for SIGGRAPH 1993, for many excellent reasons. Although some of the details are dated, the wisdom is timeless.

    Am I allowed to ask for my paper to not be reviewed by someone from whom I do not expect a fair review?

    No. The reviewer selection process includes no such provisions.

    I am submitting a paper on topic X, which I know is an area of expertise for committee member Y. Can I ask that Y be a senior reviewer of my paper?

    No.

    I am submitting a paper on topic X, which I know is an area of expertise for committee member Y. Can I ask that Y not be a senior reviewer of my paper, because Y works for a competing company?

    No. Indeed, Y may well be the best qualified reviewer for your work, and if so, we may ask Y to be the senior reviewer.

    Who knows the identities of the authors and how is that information used during the review process?

    Only the papers chair, sorters and COI coordinators know the identity of the submission’s authors. The sorters use this information to avoid conflicts of interest when assigning the senior reviewers, and the COI coordinators use this information to approve the tertiary reviewers suggested by the senior reviewers. No reviewers of any paper know the authors’ identities. Papers are judged solely on their merit, as determined by the reviews.

    Isn't the committee more likely to accept papers by committee members and other insiders? How do you prevent a conflict of interest?

    Any paper on which a committee member has a conflict of interest will not be discussed while that committee member is in the room, and in fact the committee member will not receive any information about such papers throughout the entire review process and committee meeting.

    Is there a quota for the number or percentage of papers accepted?

    There is no quota for the number of papers that should be accepted; this number arises organically each year from the actions of the committee.

    I am a SIGGRAPH Asia reviewer, and I would like to show this paper to one of my students, who frankly knows more about the topic of this paper than I do. May I?

    Yes. You may show a paper under review to a small number of people, normally one or two, provided that you:

    • List their name(s), title(s) (for example, "my PhD student"), and affiliation(s) in the private section of the review form, (question 9, which goes only to the papers committee).
    • Clearly instruct them on the rules of confidentiality of the SIGGRAPH Asia review process. THIS IS IMPORTANT: submissions are confidential, and therefore all information related to rejected submissions must be "forgotten" by all who saw them after the review process is complete. For more information, see Ethics of Review.

    However, it is not appropriate for others to write the review for you. If this is your intention, then you must discuss it with the senior reviewer who assigned you the paper. At that person's discretion, the paper may be officially reassigned to your student.

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    REBUTTAL PROCESS
    What is a rebuttal?

    There will be an opportunity to upload a rebuttal to address factual errors and specific questions in the reviews via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System from 09 July 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT through 12 July 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Reviews will be available via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System at 09 July 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Then authors may upload up to 1,000 words of text (no images, video, or URLs to external pages) in the system before 12 July 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. The rebuttals will be read by the referees and factored into the discussion leading up to the decisions made at the Technical Papers Committee meeting.

    Should I write a rebuttal?

    Any author may upload a rebuttal. The choice of whether to submit one and how much time to spend on it is up to each author. As a general guideline, submitting a rebuttal is a good idea if the paper seems to have a chance of being accepted, and if the reviews contain errors that can be corrected or specific questions than can be answered with short textual descriptions.

    What should be included in the rebuttal?

    The rebuttal is for addressing factual errors in the reviews and for answering specific questions posed by reviewers. It is limited to 1,000 words of text, and must be self-contained. It cannot, for instance, contain URLs to external pages. There will be no uploads of images or videos during the rebuttal process. The rebuttal can also help clarify the merits and novelty of the paper with respect to prior work, if it is felt that the reviewers misunderstood the paper's contributions and scope.

    Now that I have read the reviews of my paper, I see much better how to organize it so it will be clear to the reader. Can I do this reorganization and upload the new version during the rebuttal period?

    No. The rebuttal period is for addressing factual errors in the reviews, not for getting revised text into the review process. The committee members will have only a short time in which to read and act on your rebuttal, and it must be short and to the point. Hence, it will be limited to 1,000 words of text (no images or video).

    Between June and August, we have gotten some really cool new results for our paper. Can I upload those results during the rebuttal period? I'm sure that they will make the reviewers realize the importance of our approach.

    No. The rebuttal period is for addressing factual errors in the reviews, not for getting new results into the review process.

    Reviewer #2 says that our collision-detection algorithm will not work on concave objects. But it will, as we just demonstrated with the lid of the teapot. Can we upload an image or movie showing this new result?

    No. Images and video may not be uploaded with rebuttals. In recent years, you could ask the primary referee for permission to upload additional material. However, that feature was eliminated in 2009 to provide greater fairness and less stress in the rebuttal process.

    Reviewer #4 clearly did not read my paper carefully enough. Either that or this reviewer does not know anything about the field! How should I respond during the rebuttal period?

    We have all received reviews that made us mad, particularly on first reading. The rebuttal period is short and does not allow for the cooling-off period that authors have before they write a response to a journal review. As a result, authors need to be particularly careful to address only factual errors or reviewer questions in the rebuttals rather than letting their emotions show through.

    Please do not say: "If reviewer #4 had just taken the time to read my paper carefully, he would have realized that our algorithm was rotation invariant." Instead say: "Unfortunately, Section 4 must not have been as clear as we had hoped because Reviewer #4 did not understand that our algorithm was rotation invariant and he was therefore skeptical about the general applicability of our approach. Here is a revised version of the second paragraph in Section 4, which should clear up this confusion."

    I uploaded a rebuttal, but got no feedback. How can I be sure the reviewers received and actually read my rebuttal?

    If you can view your rebuttal comments in the online review system, so can your reviewers. Rest assured that rebuttal information is considered and can be very helpful in the selection process.

    Why can't we upload images and videos as was possible prior to 2009?

    In previous years, authors could ask the committee for permission to post images, audio, and/or videos on a public BBS. While this feature was sometimes helpful for providing examples that answer specific questions posed by referees, it was used very differently by different authors and regulated differently by different referees. In some cases, an author would be allowed to upload entirely new examples, while nothing was allowed in others. The instructions clearly stated that rebuttals are only for "addressing factual errors in reviews". Yet, some authors would push the limits (for example, "the review said my method does not work, and so here are several new results to show that it does work ..."), and some referees were more lenient than others in allowing such uploads. To improve the uniformity of the review process, rebuttals will be limited to only 1,000 words of text. No images and no video can be uploaded with the rebuttal for any paper. This change should improve the fairness of the rebuttal process, and also decrease the pressure on submitters to create new results during the short rebuttal process.

    Will we use the bulletin board system (BBS) for discussion during the rebuttal period?

    There will be no discussion back-and-forth between authors and referees on any BBS during the review process. Prior to 2009, referees could ask questions of authors on a public BBS at any time prior to the committee meeting, and authors could provide extended answers, sometimes with new visual results in response to specific questions. Thus, the review process was different for different papers, and unnecessarily stressful for all. Presently, there is no longer a public BBS. Instead, the authors have the opportunity to upload a single, text-only rebuttal. This change was made to increase the fairness and reduce the stress of the rebuttal process. If your paper is accepted, the bulletin boards will be opened for discussions during the revision process.

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    PRESENTATIONS
    Are papers merely published in print, or is there a presentation as well?

    There is a presentation, of 18 minutes in length, followed by a few minutes of discussion and questions.

    Where can I get information on how ACM handles copyright transfers and publishing licenses? I need to show it to my employers before I submit.

    The various levels of the rights management form that ACM offers to authors can be found here.

    My paper was just accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, and I am thrilled. But now my boss points out that I cannot use Bart Simpson as the example in my paper because I do not have the rights to use him. What do I do now?

    The Call for Technical Papers explicitly stated that you MUST have permissions for all the images in your paper and the footage on your video at the time of submission. You should immediately tell the Technical Papers chair what you propose to use as a replacement. If the new images or footage are not substantively similar to that submitted for review in the judgment of the Chair and the Papers Advisory Board, then acceptance of your paper will be rescinded. The archival record (Conference Proceedings) must contain material that is equivalent to what the reviewers saw at the time of review.

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    REFERRAL TO TOG
    Is “referral to TOG” a possible outcome of the Technical Papers review process?

    No. In the past it was possible that papers got rejected from SIGGRAPH/ASIA and accepted with major revisions to TOG, but this option has been eliminated starting with SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018.

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    PATENTS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
    When will my accepted paper become publicly available?

    Public disclosure of a paper's title, abstract, and contents can have important commercial and legal ramifications. Acceptances are finalized in August, at which time the paper's title, abstract, and 30-word summary (written by the authors) may be disclosed publicly in SIGGRAPH Asia communications. Excerpts of the paper's companion video may also be disclosed. The SIGGRAPH Asia Proceedings will be published as Volume 36, Issue #10 of ACM Transactions on Graphics. The publication date of this issue is one week prior to the conference. Please be advised that in order to receive maximum international patent protection on your paper's idea, you will need to file your application prior to that date.

    What information about my rejected paper will become publicly available?

    No information about rejected papers will be made public.

    What about patents and confidentiality? Are the two senior reviewers and the three tertiary reviewers under a confidentiality agreement not to disclose the contents of the paper to others? Some organizations like IEEE have all reviewers sign a confidentiality agreement. It is very important that I know for sure, since my employer may want to apply for a patent, and it affects when I may submit the paper to the SIGGRAPH Asia conference. Can I, for example, get a written guarantee of confidentiality?

    Reviewers are asked to keep confidential all materials sent to them for review, but they do not sign a confidentiality agreement. In general, there is wide respect for the confidentiality of submissions, but we cannot promise anything, or provide a written guarantee.

    It would not be wise for SIGGRAPH Asia to give you legal counsel on the matter of patents and publication; we urge you to seek independent legal advice. The main issue is that in different jurisdictions (such as Europe) prior public disclosure could invalidate a patent application. The situation is different in North America, where you have one year after public disclosure (for example, publication) to file a patent. It is a common practice for authors to prepare a patent filing coincidentally with their SIGGRAPH Asia publication.

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    TECHNICAL PAPERS COMMITTEE
    Can I contact members of the Technical Papers Committee with questions?

    Although search engines make it a simple matter to find email addresses for these people, we ask that you do not contact them directly about the review process. Instead, please use the SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Papers Email Contact Form, which sends messages to the Chair, the Advisory Board, and selected administrators of the papers review process.

    I have been doing graphics for years. May I be on the Technical Papers Committee?

    The Technical Papers Chair selects the committee with several goals in mind, including: coverage of areas in which we anticipate submissions, getting some "old hands" who have been on the committee before, bringing some new folks into the process, recruiting people who will work well together and treat papers with respect and enthusiasm, and getting representation from diverse communities. If you would like to participate, send email to the Technical Papers Chair and tell us about yourself and your areas of expertise.

    I have volunteered to be on the committee for three years now, and I have never been chosen. Is there a reason for this?

    It may be that we already have committee members with expertise in your area, that others are better qualified, that the chairs do not feel that you have been in the field long enough to be an effective committee member, or any number of other reasons. The committee composition does change from year to year, though. Please keep offering your services, and gain experience, if necessary, by accepting service for other conferences.

    Just what sort of workload is involved in being on the Technical Papers Committee?

    You must review about 20 papers. For about 10 papers, you must find two additional reviewers, and for the other 10 you must find one additional reviewer. You must attend a Technical Papers Committee meeting, during which time you will discuss papers, possibly be called on to provide additional reviews of a couple of papers and be expected to listen carefully to a lot of discussion that has little to do with you. You may also be asked to act as a referee for a paper that has been conditionally accepted or conditionally accepted with minor changes, to verify that the final version meets the requirements set for it. Finally, you may be asked to chair a Technical Papers session at the SIGGRAPH Asia conference.

    What do I get for all the work that I will be doing as a committee member?

    In material terms, you get a discount when registering for SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. You also receive the recognition of your colleagues, the gratitude of authors, and the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you have given something back to the organization that helps disseminate research in graphics.

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    CONTACTS
    To whom should I send questions about the papers submission and review process?

    Use the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Technical Papers Email Contact Form. Do not send email directly to the Technical Papers Chair.

    Why?

    First, the Technical Papers Chair might be unavailable for several days. Second, during parts of the submission and review process, the chair will be buried in emails. If you use the contact form, your email will go to the Technical Papers Chair and selected administrators of the papers review process. One of them may be able to answer your question, and they will often do so surprisingly promptly.

    If you have a question of extreme delicacy, or a question on which the Technical Papers Chair or a member of the Advisory Board might be conflicted, and only in this case, then you may use a real email address.

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    COPYRIGHTS
    I believe that images in a scientific publication fall under the umbrella of the fair use rule. Why do I have to clarify the copyright issues?

    Fair use rules do not directly apply to all papers. A publication needs to satisfy certain conditions. See this Wikipedia summary for more information. It is the author's responsibility to make sure that the submitted paper satisfies the conditions when claiming fair use. And this claim must be clearly stated in the submission form. Authors should contact Deborah Cotton at ACM with questions and concerns about fair use and whether a particular image and its use in a paper falls under fair use.

    Can I use images in my submission with unclear copyright status and then secure the copyright or replace the images later if the paper is accepted?

    No. The paper must be submitted in final form. The reviewers can only judge the paper that is submitted, not a paper that includes material that might be changed after acceptance. Remember: you are declaring that you hold the rights for all materials when you submit your paper. This is the reason why material with unclear copyrights may be rejected.

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  • ACM Rights Management Form,

    If your work is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, you must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.

    Note also that your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 programs will prepare preview videos for pre-conference promotion of accepted content, which may include a portion of the video you submitted for review.

  • Timeline,

    All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT, unless stated otherwise below.

    19 May 2019 22:00 UTC/GMT
    Submission form deadline
    One of the authors must start a submission in the online submission system Linklings and provide basic information about the paper, including the complete list of authors. All authors must enter their complete and valid conflict of interest data in Linklings by this deadline.

    20 May 2019 22:00 UTC/GMT
    Paper Deadline
    Basic information about your submission such as contact details of the corresponding authors, paper title, paper length, are required. Additionally, the submitted paper in PDF format and a representative image must be uploaded, along with any video, code and data, and other supplemental material if applicable. Alternatively, MD5 checksums may be uploaded in lieu of any of the files involved in the submission.

    21 May 2019 22:00 UTC/GMT
    Upload Deadline
    If MD5 checksums were submitted by the Paper deadline (as described above), files that match the checksums can be submitted until this deadline.

    09 July 2019
    Reviews Available

    12 July 2019
    Rebuttals Due

    25 - 28 July 2019
    Technical Papers Committee meeting

    30 July 2019
    Results Notifications

    27 August 2019
    Revisions Due
    Revisions submitted by authors for final review

    03 September 2019
    Final version deadline

    08 October 2019
    Fast Forward material deadline

    05 November 2019
    Official Publication Date

    17 November 2019
    Fast Forward Presentation

    18 – 20 November 2019
    Presentations at conference

    17 – 20 November 2019
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

    *Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

Committee: C. Karen Liu
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Check out the short recap video of the Technical Papers Fast Forward session at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. There is still time to submit your best works to the Technical Papers program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 – Submit by 19 May 2019.

Additional Links

View the Technical Papers Tentative Program Schedule: Technical Papers Program

The following paper IDs have been conditionally accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conditionally Accepted Technical Papers

Submissions Form Deadline: 19 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT
Paper Deadline: 20 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT
Upload Deadline: 21 May 2019, 22:00 UTC/GMT

The SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating and discussing new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The Technical Papers at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 adhere to the highest scientific standards and are chosen through a rigorous and highly refined peer-review process. A prestigious international committee of scientists and researchers from academia and industry with broad expertise and diversity selects the most visionary, innovative and impactful submissions for presentation. At the conference, the authors of technical papers provide brief overviews of their work in the Technical Papers Fast Forward, and then present their complete papers during one of the Technical Papers Sessions and engage in a Q&A with the audience.

Technical Papers are published as a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. In addition to papers selected by the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Technical Papers Jury, the conference presents papers that have been published in ACM Transactions on Graphics during the past year.

We are looking for high-quality research papers that introduce new ideas to the field and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of modeling, animation, rendering, imaging, and human-computer interaction, we encourage submissions from areas related to computer graphics, including: computer games, scientific visualization, information visualization, computer-aided design, computer vision, audio, fabrication, robotics, and machine learning. This list is in no way exhaustive. As always, excellence of the ideas is the predominant acceptance criterion.

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    Due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we cannot accept any late applications.
    Please comply with the submission deadlines and ensure that you submit your application by the appropriate day and time. We cannot make any exceptions for students due to miscalculation of the application deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

    01 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT: Team Leader Applications Deadline

    Only open to students who have previously served as Student Volunteers. Applicants must complete TL-specific essays in addition to the regular elements of the Student Volunteer application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder. Applicants who are not accepted as Team Leaders will still be considered for Student Volunteer positions.

    01 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT: Deadline for SV Productions Team Applications

    Interested students are required to complete SVPro-specific essays and provide a portfolio in addition to the regular elements of the Student Volunteer application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder. Applicants who are not accepted as Production Team members will still be considered for Student Volunteer positions.

    24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT: Deadline for Student Volunteer Applications

    Interested students are required to complete the application and upload proof of their full-time student status (valid student ID, transcript, or proof of enrolment, etc. - please see the eligibility criteria below).

  • Eligibility,
    SV (Student Volunteer) Eligibility Criteria
    • Enrolled as a full-time high school, undergraduate or graduate student during the 2018 academic year, or graduated after 1 January 2017.
    • At least 18 years of age as of 15 November 2019.
    • Able to arrive in Brisbane, Australia before 12:00 UTC/GMT+10 (local time in Brisbane) on Saturday, 16 November 2019 and stay until 18:00 on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Other arrangements for arrival and departure should be made by contacting the SV Chair directly.
    • Able to present a current government-issued photo ID, such as a passport (overseas students from outside of Australia) or national ID (domestic students in Australia), at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.
    • Willing and able to fulfil the required amount of on-site volunteer service allocated by the Student Volunteer Program.
    • Proficient in the English language.
    • Complete their volunteer application prior to the Application Deadline (24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT).
    TL (Team Leaders) Eligibility Criteria
    • Demonstrate outstanding abilities as a SV in at least one of the three most recent SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conferences.
    • Show themselves to be organized, motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated towards helping the conference run smoothly.
    • Capable of performing well under pressure and effectively managing large groups of people.
    • Able to arrive in Brisbane, Australia before 09:00 UTC/GMT+10 (local time) on Friday, 15 November 2019 for TL training.
    • Complete their volunteer application prior to the TL Application Deadline (01 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT).
  • Responsibilities,
    Attend Mandatory Orientation, Saturday, 16 November 2019

    Volunteers must plan their travel to arrive at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia NO LATER THAN 12:00 on Saturday, 16 November 2019, in order to check in before the start of the Student Volunteer Orientation. The location of the Orientation will be announced in November.

    Serve the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference, 17 - 20 November 2019

    Commit 16 hours (approximately) of volunteer service to the Conference.

    Examples of Student Volunteer assignments include:

    • Monitoring doors
    • Checking badges
    • Facilitating spoken-language translations
    • Assisting conference contributors at various venues
    • Providing general assistance for attendees in all areas of the Convention Centre

    Volunteers must not depart from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre earlier than 18:00 on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. We recommend that you consider staying until Thursday, 21 November 2019 to celebrate a successful conference together with your new SIGGRAPH Asia colleagues on the Wednesday evening.

    Be Punctual

    Arrive at the Student Volunteer Office at least 30 minutes before each of your scheduled shift times with a smile on your face and a passion to serve!

  • Benefits,
    Complementary SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Full Conference Registration

    Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of the amazing conference that is SIGGRAPH Asia when you are off-shift!

    Student Volunteer Special Sessions

    Hear top professionals in the industry (and former student volunteers) speak about tips, tricks, and job opportunities at exclusive "Student Volunteer-only" sessions at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!

    S3 Résumé and Reel Review Sessions

    Polish that reel and résumé, and get some professional feedback to land that dream job (but get in touch quickly, as space is limited)! This program is made possible by the SIGGRAPH Student Services Committee (S3).

    Networking

    Meet students from all over the globe who share your passion for computer graphics!

    Other Surprises

    You never know what's in store! From special guests to prizes, we are always up to something fun for our hardworking student volunteers!

  • Expenses,

    Be prepared to handle expenses including, but not limited to:

    • Travel (and associated costs) to and from Brisbane, Australia
    • Hotel and other lodging expenses
    • Public transport or parking fees in Brisbane, Australia
    • Meals

    Housing Assistance

    Student volunteers who live further than 50 kilometers from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre are eligible to apply for Housing Assistance to help defray the cost of attendance. Please be advised that funds are limited and support cannot be guaranteed.

  • Applications,

    Access to the SV application system opens on 20th April 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT

    Ready to apply? Access our application system here. Good luck, and we hope to see you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!

    • Log in to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Submission site (create a new account if you do not have one)
    • Select the 'Make New Submission' tab and click on the 'Student Volunteer' link
  • FAQs,


    Submission Deadlines and Outcomes

    Acceptance and Deployment
    General Matters

    Submission Deadlines and Outcomes
    When is the deadline to submit applications to the Student Volunteer Program?

    The deadline for all student volunteer applications is fixed at 24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT; applicants are responsible for their application status and only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and all submissions must be made online. You are encouraged to submit early to allow time for unforeseen circumstances that may delay your submission, including problems with your internet connection.

    How will SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 address network failures?

    SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If the Student Volunteer Program Chair is notified of a hardware or service failure in the submission system, they will authorize an appropriate adjustment and inform applicants via the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 website. All other network failures between an applicant's location and the SIGGRAPH server will not exempt them from deadline-related obligations. Note that the local clock on the submission server determines the final submission deadline time.

    When and how will I be notified if I have been accepted?

    All applicants who submit a completed application will be notified of their application's status via email by 1 August 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Team leaders will be notified by 8 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

    In my application, I indicated that I need housing; will accommodation automatically be awarded to me?

    No, unfortunately not all applicants who request for housing can be provided with accommodation due to tight capacities. However, the Committee will try to house as many international volunteers as possible.

    My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?

    You can change your contact information using the online system at any time.

    I have submitted the online form, but it still allows editing. Am I done?

    Yes and you may continue editing it until the submission deadline.

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    Acceptance and Deployment
    I am a Student Volunteer working 16 hours and I am receiving complimentary hotel accommodation. However, I will arrive Brisbane a day early. Can I get an extra night of accommodation?

    No. Decisions on complimentary housing are final and cannot be negotiated.

    I have been accepted as a Student Volunteer, but I am no longer able to attend the Conference. Who should I notify?

    If you need to decline your position for any reason, please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair as soon as possible so that we can make alternative arrangements.

    What should I wear during the conference?

    Comfortable clothes and shoes (appropriate t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, jeans, trousers, and sneakers). Many attendees dress casually during the Conference, and formal business attire is generally not required. Please note that SIGGRAPH Asia is a professional conference and thus, if you are not sure if something is appropriate or not, please ask.

    *Additionally, please take note that November in Australia brings mostly hot Spring/Summer days. While it will feel noticeably cooler in the Convention Centre, daytime temperatures in Brisbane average 23°C/73°F and overnight lows of 19°C/66°F. Don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen, as the weather definitely heats up at this time of year.

    What are my working hours like?

    Depending on the duties assigned, student volunteers may have shifts that start as early as 8am and end at 7pm; however, there are shifts that do run later. Some student volunteers may have schedules that run as late as 10pm. We will do our best to avoid assigning students back-to-back shifts and spread their duties over the course of the Conference, but we cannot guarantee this.

    What is a Student Volunteer expected to do during the Conference?

    There are numerous tasks to be done by student volunteers, including checking passes at venue entrances and assisting at registration counters. All these tasks play a very important role towards the success of the Conference.

    What is a Team Leader expected to do during the conference?

    Team leader's tasks, beyond usual student volunteer tasks, include leading and coordinating student volunteers in their respective areas and coordinating volunteer duties with the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Committee members who oversee venues over the course of the Conference. Team leaders also aid in training and supervising student volunteers, as well as assisting the organisers, other committee volunteers and attendees.

    Can I bring personal items and bags to the event venue?

    Yes. The Student Volunteer Program Office will reserve an area for student volunteers to keep their personal items. However, do note that SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 organisers will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

    What should I do if I am dismissed early from my shift?

    You should inform your team leader and then report to the Student Volunteer Program Office. If you cannot find your team leader, please report directly to the Office.

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    General Matters
    Are cameras allowed in the conference?

    You can take your camera to the receptions, but use of camera is not permitted at certain conference sections unless you have an approved media pass or are part of the organizing committee.

    Will I be able to experience some of the exhibits and other conference events?

    Yes. As one of the perks of being a Student Volunteer, you will have the equivalent of a Full Conference registration, so you will be able to go almost anywhere in the conference. The exhibition hall and most of the conference will be open to you during your free time.

    My question is not in these FAQs. Who should I ask?

    Please send an email to the Student Volunteer Program Chair and they will reply to you as soon as possible. Should your question apply to other student volunteers as well, we will post your question, the answer to it, and other additional information on the web site.

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  • Timeline,

    All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT. The local timezone for Brisbane is UTC/GMT+10.

    20 April 2019
    Application System Open

    01 June 2019
    Team Leader/Production Team Application Deadline

    24 June 2019
    Student Volunteer Application Deadline

    15 November 2019 (14:00 Local Time)
    Accommodation Check-in (For SVs who receive housing assistance)

    16 November 2019 (12:00 Local Time)
    SVs Check-in (At the SV Office in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre)

    16 November 2019 (15:00 Local Time)
    SV Orientation

    17 - 20 November 2019
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

    20 November 2019 (18:00 Local Time)
    SV Check-out

    21 November 2019 (10:00 Local Time)
    Accommodation Check-out (for SVs receiving housing assistance)

Committee: Norbert Drage, Daniel Filonik
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Interested in being a Student Volunteer (SV) at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane, Australia, but uncertain of what it means and takes to be an SV? Watch this video produced by our very own SV Productions. SVs are the fundamental supporting structure of our event and we absolutely love the positive energy, unity and strength that they have as a team!

Join us and be a part of the Student Volunteer Program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Brisbane, Australia!

Team Leader Submission Deadline: 01 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT
Student Volunteer Submission Deadline: 24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT

Student Volunteer Handbook
Click to download the first handbook release.

Hello Students!

On behalf of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Student Volunteer Program, I warmly invite you to participate at SIGGRAPH Asia this year as a Student Volunteer. The opportunity is open for all who wish to put on the Student Volunteer uniform for Asia's most innovative and prestigious conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

Whether it's the way we are thinking, working, playing or creating, these are all impacted by the amazing advancements seen in the computer graphics industry. SIGGRAPH Asia has been able to introduce these cutting-edge developments to the world for the past eleven years, and this twelfth year will be just the same!

As a Student Volunteer, you are invited to volunteer 16 hours of service in support of a variety of conference venues such as Computer Animation Festival, Emerging Technologies and Technical Papers among others. Beyond supporting the Conference as a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals, creators, educators and visionaries who help to turn dreams into reality. Additionally, the benefits you receive as Student Volunteers include a Full Conference pass to use during your free time, exclusive access to Student Volunteer special sessions and eligibility for complimentary accommodation in Brisbane for the duration of the Conference.

Please note that applications has opened and we ask that you check the eligibility criteria before you apply. Application deadlines are 24 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Student Volunteers applications, and 1 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT for Team Leader and SV Production Team applications. Applications are submitted using the 'Student Volunteer' option of the 'Make a New Submission' tab on SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Submission Site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/siggraphasia/.

You are always welcome to contact me for any queries regarding the Student Volunteer Program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you to Brisbane and working together with you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!

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    VERY IMPORTANT: Before you prepare a proposal to the Emerging Technologies, review the requirements that you must meet if your proposal is accepted.

    Use these instructions to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable program requirements: Emerging Technologies proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No other method of submission will be accepted. Only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.

    Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. When you begin the form, your submission will be assigned with submission identification (ID) number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. You can modify the form up until the deadline. If required information is missing, your form will be marked Incomplete. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

    We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Submit your work before the submission deadline 17 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by that time. The submission deadline will be strictly enforced. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files.

    For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files

    Submission Form

    This is where you give a detailed text description of your demonstration. The form will ask you about:

    • Category/technology: How would you best categorize your piece or the technology it uses? Choose one existing keyword from the supplied list, or submit your own.
    • Track: Choose either “industrial” or “academic” according to the contribution of your work. (You can choose both in case you think your work satisfies both features).
    • Executive summary (50 words or less): A brief one- or two-sentence summary that you could use to concisely explain your project's innovation to the hundreds of people you will meet each day at SIGGRAPH Asia.
    • Place your work in context: How does this work expand on prior work? How is this approach different from what has been previously attempted? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your approach? Make sure to include references to previous work, including your own. Especially careful investigation and citation of previous Emerging Technologies works are indispensable.
    • References: Provide a full list of relevant previously published works by yourself and others.
    • Has this work appeared or been submitted elsewhere? Indicate whether this work has been presented, published, or submitted elsewhere. This includes work that is closely derivative of other work or techniques. If so, please give details to strengthen your proposal.
    • How many people can participate at one time?
    • How long is the experience?
    • How long will you need for setup?
    • How many people will it take in the booth to explain your demonstration?
    • Project URL: If your project has a public web page which you would like to make available to the reviewers, include the URL here.
    Technical Requirements

    On this page, you give detailed information about your needs for networking, electricity, set-up time, and other resources for a successful Emerging Technologies exhibit and describe your work including size, weight, as well as light and sound emission.

    Managing Files

    Here, you can upload files that complement your submission, including diagrams, images, and video. This includes:

    Mandatory Files

    • Extended abstract with 1 - 2 pages: Describe the background, related work, method, social impact, and future vision of your work. Since the Emerging Technologies attendees will try your work at the venue, the description of evaluation part is optional.
    • Please note: You should prepare your submissions according to the Instructions for Authors.
    • Floor plan: Submit detailed layout of space needed for installation, including power requirements, exact dimensions of floor space and height, lighting, audio, power sources. Typical tables and chairs will be provided according to your request without additional fees. If you require special equipment or furniture, write the specifications.
    • A logistics plan: This plan further describes requirements for your proposed demo. Important details must include unique staging and handling concerns, time required to set up, diagrams for space utilization (including any overhead requirements such as clearances or hanging suspensions), number of people required to set up and/or present, dependency on radio/wireless control elements, or any other aspects of your demo. If in doubt, no detail is too small to include here for conference planners. Remember: If your proposal is accepted, your demo must be presented for several days, so please make sure you include chairs for each presenter in your group in the space layout.
    • One image for web: In JPG or PNG format, max. 200 KB for website publication.
    • One image for print publication (300 dpi, 1,500 x 1,200): Images should typically be a minimum of 1,500 pixels wide and 1,200 pixels tall to be suitable for publication. If your native format is smaller than that (for example, video) submit the highest resolution image possible. At least 300 dpi at 4 inches tall x 5 inches wide. Pixel resolution of at least 1,500 x 1,200. No compression, Mac or PC platforms. Images MUST be submitted in digital format.
    • A representative video, maximum five minutes: Maximum 200 MB. The best way to communicate an interactive installation is through video. Each submission should include a polished video that explains the significance or importance of your submission in a concise manner. Videos must be uploaded at 720p (1280x720), using either MPEG-4, AAC, or H.264 encoding and should not exceed 200 MB. Maximum duration is five minutes. Please take time to light and shoot your video as carefully as possible, because we will use it in the official Emerging Technologies Preview Video Trailer, which will encourage attendees to come see all of Emerging Technologies. We strongly encourage all Emerging Technologies submitters to provide a video with English narration and/or text that explains the main points of their submissions. Make sure to test your video on a variety of different operating systems and media players before submitting it! The video of accepted work will appear on the ACM digital library.
    • For further questions regarding staging and logistics needs, please connect with us at etech_asia@siggraph.org.
    Managing Contributors

    On this page, you can manage the list of contributors to your submission and their affiliations.

    Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

    English Review Service

    If English is not your first language; you may use the English Review Service to help with the text of submissions. Please note that this takes time, so your submission should be sent to the English Review Service well before the final deadline.

    Educator's Resources Submission option

    Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

    For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

    For additional submission information, please see the FAQs.

    Deadlines

    Online submission forms must be completed no later than 17 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT | 17 June 2019, 16:59 Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) | 18 June 2019, 01:59 Paris (France) | 18 June 2019, 09:59 Brisbane (Australia)

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  • Evaluation,
    Review Process

    SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies is a peer-reviewed demonstration. All submissions to the program will be reviewed by the program committee and external reviewers, which consists of industry, research, and academic professionals in the fields of graphics, computer-human interactions, display systems, computing, entertainment, design, systems engineering, interface devices, art, and related fields. Reviewing is single-blind, i.e., the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. If your work is not accepted, that is not a reflection on its quality. Because of space limitations, we are able to accept only a limited number of pieces.

    Notification

    Submissions will be reviewed soon after the submission deadline. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email in 15 August 2019.

  • Notice To Contributors,

    All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM's rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than through the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

    You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

    More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

    As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

    • You have the permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material, and providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More information on the proper use of third-party material in your presentation)
    • If you are using copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
    • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

    Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

  • Upon Acceptance,

    Detailed information and instructions as well as deadlines will be sent to submitters along with the acceptance letter.

    At the Conference

    The main form of presentation in Emerging Technologies is a live demonstration, which will be available throughout the conference. You are responsible for ensuring that your demonstration is manned during all opening hours of the Emerging Technologies area. This is hard work, and over several days there will be thousands of people passing through your demonstration. Therefore, before submitting, make sure that you will have the resources to send sufficient staff to SIGGRAPH Asia. We recommend at minimum two people, but four or even more could be needed depending on the nature of your work. To facilitate this, SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 provides passes that allows access the Emerging Technologies demonstration area.

    You will have the opportunity to give a short presentation, where you can explain your work in greater detail than it is possible in a demo situation. Details on this presentation will be included in the acceptance notification.

    Publication

    All accepted work will be documented in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 website and distributed through the ACM Digital Library.

    Logistics

    We will work closely with you to insure proper and effective installation of your work. In general, accepted researchers are responsible for bringing or shipping their work to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. Contributors are also responsible for return shipping after the conference.

    You are expected to bring sufficient personnel to staff the demo throughout the conference. SIGGRAPH Asia may be able to provide some student volunteer support.

    If your work arrives at the conference center, and it is not as depicted in your submission or is not ready for demonstration, we reserve the right to exclude it from the Emerging Technologies exhibition.

    Presenter and Contributor Recognition

    Presenters / Contributors of each accepted submission have to register for at least one conference pass. Please visit our registration page to view the various registration categories for each program.

    Please see the Recognition Benefits for a summary of what you will receive if your work and/or proposal are accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia.

    Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia. You can apply for a 100% discount via the submission system, one presenter per accepted submission. If additional contributors need to access the emerging technologies venue for presentation and set up purposes, they can request for experience passes that allows you to enter the Emerging Technologies area. Please email us via the following email; etech_asia@siggraph.org.

    Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution. You will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

    Other Details

    You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance.

    If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

    Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is very tight. Please plan your personal schedule accordingly.

    For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

    You will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after receipt of acceptance notifications. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.

  • FAQs,
    Will SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 pay for shipping my work?

    No. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for crating, shipping, and insurance.

    Audio Visual

    You will be responsible for your own Audio Visual equipment. An AV rental list will be provided to you upon acceptance.

    Should I send video documentation of my piece?

    Yes, if at all possible. Video documentation is highly recommended. Time-based documentation is the best way to illustrate how conference attendees will experience your project. We may also use the video in publicity for Emerging Technologies.

    May I submit my unfinished work as a "work in progress" if it is not complete by the submission deadline?

    A work in progress may be submitted if it represents a large portion of the final version. However just a video prototype is not enough but a functional prototype should be needed before the deadline. Please explain in detail what additions will be made prior to the installation on the extended abstract. You will need to convince the reviewers that your work will be ready for demonstration in time for the conference.

    I am having trouble uploading the high-resolution digital image required for online submission. What should I do?

    If, due to bandwidth restrictions, you cannot upload a high-resolution image or supplemental movies, please instead upload a lower-resolution version. If we need to include a higher-resolution version for reviewers' review or publication stills, we will contact you to make arrangements.

    My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?

    You will be able to change your email address in the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System.

    I have completed the online submission forms, but the system still allows me to edit my account. Am I done?

    Yes. But you are allowed to edit your online submission account until the deadline: 17 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

    Can I submit a paper, brief, poster, or other work in addition to my Emerging Technologies proposal? Can I submit an Emerging Technologies proposal if the work has already been presented at a previous SIGGRAPH conference?

    Yes. For instance, you could submit a demonstration based on a paper published at a previous SIGGRAPH conference. Be sure to list these related submissions in your proposal and make clear how your Emerging Technologies proposal expands on and is different from these.

    Some work might be relevant to multiple Programs (e.g. both Emerging Technologies and XR Showcase). For SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, we encourage you to submit the work to any Program that it could be accepted into. It will be reviewed separately by each Program. If it does get accepted to multiple Programs, that’s wonderful! We’ll be in touch with you shortly after the acceptance notifications go out in order to discuss which conference venue(s) will be most suitable for your presentation(s).

    If I do not need to ship my equipment, and I can carry it in with me, do I need to provide shipping documents?

    If you want to carry your equipment into the convention center, please contact the Emerging Technologies Chair for detailed information on how to make appropriate arrangements.

  • Timeline,

    All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

    03 June 2019
    English Review Deadline
    Authors should aim to submit their work 2 weeks (or more) before the program deadline via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System.

    17 June 2019
    Submission Deadline

    June – July 2019
    Jury Review

    15 August 2019
    Acceptance Notification

    14 September 2019
    Final Materials Due

    September - October 2019
    Shipping, insurance, and installation arrangements made with accepted submissions

    17 November 2019
    Move-In / Set Up of Booth

    18 – 20 November 2019
    Exhibition Days

    17 – 20 November 2019
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

    *Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

Committee: Matt Adcock, Yuta Sugiura
After Content:


Check out the short recap video of the Emerging Technologies exhibits at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. There is still time to submit your best works to the Emerging Technologies program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 – Submit by 17 June 2019.

The following paper IDs have been conditionally accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conditionally Accepted Emerging Technologies Entries

Submission Deadline: 17 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT

Experience the Future!

Interactive technology has been one of the most important inseparable wheels of SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, and the Emerging Technologies program has played a vital role in driving the development of research communities to pursue technological innovations and to make a great impact on the public.

The Emerging Technologies program presents demonstrations of research from several fields, including displays, virtual and augmented reality, input devices, and robotics. Some of the accepted Emerging Technologies works will be recognized and awarded the "Emerging Technologies Prize" by the Emerging Technologies program committee members & attendees at the event venue.

At SIGGRAPH Asia we are looking for submissions that use novel interactive technologies which have possibilities to bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort, into our future lives.

These technologies may include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D interaction
  • Augmented human
  • Brain-machine interface / brain-computer interface
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Device technologies
  • Display technologies
  • Embodiment interaction
  • Haptics
  • Illusion / actuality
  • Interaction technologies
  • Interactive visualization and other graphics technologies
  • Microscopic technologies, Multi-cross-modality
  • Perception / cognition
  • Physical computing
  • Prosthetics Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Shape-changing interfaces
  • Social interaction
  • Super-human Sports
  • Synthetic biology
  • Tangible UI
  • Technologies for everyday life, food and kitchen
  • Telepresence / Tele-existence
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Feel free to submit your work even if it does not fall under the list of categories above. If it is new, cool, and exciting, we want to see it at SIGGRAPH Asia!

To encourage submissions from the industry, you can choose either "industrial" or "academic" with your submission. If your work mainly contributes to the progress of academic discipline in the field of interactive technologies, you should choose the “academic track”. On the other hand, if your work is a prototype of a new product which is (almost) on the market and expected to provide an impact to consumers, you should choose the “industrial track”. You can choose both categories if your work satisfies both features. Submissions in each category are reviewed individually according to their own evaluation criteria.

The main form of presentation at Emerging Technologies is a live, working, hands-on demonstration. It is essential that your work can be effectively demonstrated by the time the conference opens in November. To ensure this, the submission process requires all submitters to provide extensive technical, logistical, and practical documentation. Running an Emerging Technologies demo is hard work, but it is also very rewarding. Your work will be experienced by thousands of people and widely reported in media. We invite submissions from academic institutions as well as corporations and individuals. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in relevant fields, and the final selections will be made by the Emerging Technologies program committee members.

Accepted Emerging Technologies works will be presented as on-going demonstrations throughout SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. If your work is accepted, you will have the opportunity to give a technical presentation, advertised in the conference program. Media outreach efforts will be organized to further increase awareness and publicity. A promotional video will be widely distributed, and an extended abstract and video of each exhibit will be distributed through the ACM Digital Library for SIGGRAPH Asia. In addition, if you want to give an oral presentation about your work, you may do so during the Emerging Technologies Talks session at SIGGRAPH Asia.

Some of the accepted Emerging Technologies works will be chosen as "Emerging Technologies Prize" by the Emerging Technologies program committee members and reviewers at the event venue. The quality of work, how they are demonstrated onsite, and how attractive attendees view the works are criteria upon which each work will be judged.

The goal of Emerging Technologies is to gather and show the novel interactive technologies that could bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort, into our future lives.

Take note: You will be responsible for your own shipping as well as any Audio Visual Equipment. An AV rental list will be provided to you upon acceptance.

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  • How To Submit,

    Submissions are due on 25 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

    Use these instructions to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable program requirements: Courses proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No other method of submission will be accepted. Fax submissions are not accepted. Only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.

    Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. When you begin the form, your submission will be assigned with submission identification (ID) number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. You can modify the form up until the deadline. If required information is missing, your form will be marked Incomplete. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

    We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Submit your work before the submission deadline 25 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by that time. The submission deadline will be strictly enforced. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files.

    For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files

    Submission Form

    Basic information about your submission (page 1)

    • Permissions (page 2) and presentation format (page 3).
    • Additional submission information, including lecturer names, affiliations, and contact information, as well as title of the course, and a single-sentence summary (50 words or fewer).
    • One "representative image" suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials. See Representative Image Guidelines.
    • Statement of permissions to use the submitted materials.
    • Course Description, Syllabus/Schedule including duration of topic sections and lecturers.
    • Length of the course: short (1 hour and 45 minutes) and half-day (3 hours and 45 minutes including one 15-minute break).
    • Intended audience, prerequisites, and level of difficulty.
    • Bio Form. Please provide short bios for each of your lecturers or panellists. We recommend one lecturer for a short course and two lecturers for a half-day course.
    • Sample of Course Notes. This is an outline of materials and a representative sample of the type of Course Notes that you plan to provide if your course is accepted. The review sample need not be long or complete, but it should be clear and concise, and it should demonstrate the expected quality of the learning materials that will be available during and after the conference.
      Formatting guidelines and examples of well-formatted course notes can be found at http://www.siggraph.org/learn/instructions-authors
    • Special presentation requirements, if any.
    • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.
    • Optional: You may also provide examples of other materials, demonstrations, or exercises that support the course topics.

    Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

    Educator's Resources Submission option

    Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

    For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

    For additional submission information, please see the FAQs.

    Deadlines

    Online submission forms must be completed no later than 25 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT | 25 June 2019, 16:59 Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) | 26 June 2019, 01:59 Paris (France) | 26 June 2019, 09:59 Brisbane (Australia)

    Click here to convert time zones.

  • Evaluation,

    Courses can fulfil many training/educational roles:

    • Introducing a core graphics area, suitable for someone with little background in that area. These can cover various topics, ranging from introductory to advance. The jury evaluates these based on if they believe the course will guide an attendee through the material in a sensible way.
    • Introducing a topic related to graphics but not considered "core" graphics. The jury evaluates these courses based on the expected benefit of the knowledge to a typical SIGGRAPH Asia attendee.
    • Consolidating a new and emerging research trend. The jury evaluates these courses based on their potential to facilitate knowledge transfer for practical applications and guide new researchers in the area.

    Well-attended, strong courses may be re-submitted in subsequent years. Recently taught courses must provide justification for why the course should be repeated. Courses taught longer ago should explain why the material should be revisited, and what new advancements will be covered. Introductory courses have the potential to be repeated more frequently than advanced ones, as the potential audience is larger.

    Jurors are asked to evaluate your submission using four criteria: Concept, Novelty, Interest, and Quality. The final submission score is based on a combination of these factors. For example, a submission that is high quality, has broad appeal, and contains something new is likely to be accepted, while a submission that is incremental, of interest to only a small number of people, and poorly written will probably be rejected.

    Concept

    How exceptional are the ideas, problems, solutions, aesthetics, etc. presented in this submission? How coherently does the submission convey its overall concept? Is the concept like existing ones, or does it stand out?

    Novelty

    How new and fresh is this work? Is it a new, ground-breaking approach to an old problem, or is it an existing approach with a slightly new twist? You must demonstrate to the jury that your course is sufficiently different from other approaches to the topic.

    Interest

    Will conference attendees want to attend this course? Will it inspire them? Does it appeal to a broad audience? This is partly a measure of how broad the potential audience is and partly a measure of the overall clarity and novelty of the proposal.

    Quality, Craft, and Completeness

    This is a measure of the course proposal's quality of expression, clarity of thinking, and how clearly and completely it explains the course and its intentions. It also measures the quality and completeness of the supporting materials.

    Some reasons courses are rejected:

    • Example notes or slides fail to communicate key ideas clearly and informatively.
    • Materials narrowly cover an area, without sufficient justification. A course should provide a comprehensive overview, and not just focus (for instance) on the presenter's own techniques or methods used in a particular company.
    • Previous courses have sufficiently covered the area, or the jury feels the topic is too narrow to attract sufficient attendance at SIGGRAPH Asia.
  • Notice To Contributors,

    All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM's rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than through the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

    You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

    More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

    As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

    • You have the permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material, and providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More information on the proper use of third-party material in your presentation)
    • If you are using copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
    • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

    Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

  • Upon Acceptance,

    Detailed information and instructions as well as deadlines will be sent to submitters along with the acceptance letter.

    You will be notified of acceptance or rejection in August 2019.

    After acceptance, the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System will allow you to update basic information about your work and upload any final materials for inclusion on the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized four weeks after acceptance.

    Be prepared to deliver your final versions of your work before these dates, or your acceptance may be rescinded.

    If your course is accepted, you will need to submit:

    • Copyright permissions or clearances on any restricted materials
    • Submission and Authorization Agreements from all speakers
    • A final set of electronic Course Notes
    • Digital supplementary materials (for example, sample code, datasets, documentation, demos, animations, etc.)
    • A final course timeline listing the topics and speakers in chronological order

    The time and location of your course will be posted on the SIGGRAPH Asia website well in advance of the conference.

    Some registration and travel costs to attend SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 may be at your own expense; each accepted course receives recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Recognition Policy.

    Publication

    All accepted work will be documented in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 website and distributed through the ACM Digital Library.

    Presenter and Contributor Recognition

    Presenters / Contributors of each accepted submission have to register for at least one conference pass. Please visit our registration page to view the various registration categories for each program.

    Please see the Recognition Benefits for a summary of what you will receive if your work and/or proposal are accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia.

    Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia.

    You can apply for a 100% discount for up to one presenter per half-day course or per short course via the submission system. One presenter per half-day course, and one presenter per short course can apply for travel reimbursement of up to USD $1,000. Only presenters whose permanent residence is outside of Brisbane, Australia can apply for travel reimbursement.

    Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution. You will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

    Other Details

    You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance.

    If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

    Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is very tight. Please plan your personal schedule accordingly. For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

    You will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after receipt of acceptance notifications. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.

  • FAQs,

    Deadlines
    Nature of Content
    Completeness, Work in Progress
    Work Submitted Elsewhere
    Review and Upon Acceptance

    Deadlines
    Can I submit after the deadline?

    No. The deadlines are absolute. All submissions receive equal consideration up to the published deadline. Please respect other contributors and allow time for unforeseen circumstances in your submission, including (but not limited to) network connectivity, equipment failures, job impacts, life or family events, etc. These are outside of SIGGRAPH Asia direct control and cannot be accommodated fairly.

    Why is this so absolute?

    Firstly, the answer is fairness and equal opportunity for consideration. This respects the contribution process for all submissions. Secondly, the deadline was set as late as possible while still allowing sufficient time for quality review, production, and delivery at SIGGRAPH Asia. Immediately after the submission deadline, we start processing and reviewing the submissions on a very tight time schedule, and we cannot accommodate exceptions.

    How will SIGGRAPH Asia address server-side network failures?

    SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If necessary, the conference chair will authorize an appropriate adjustment (and will prominently post notices at several locations online). All other network failures between your location and the SIGGRAPH Asia server will not affect the submission deadlines. Please submit early to avoid connectivity-support problems or last-minute submission-server performance issues.

    The SIGGRAPH Asia English Review Service failed our schedule, so it is SIGGRAPH Asia's fault that our proposal is late. Can I have an extension?

    No. The English Review Service makes no guarantee for service turn-around. It is also administered separately from the conference program. Please schedule your work appropriately. For the best chance of having your submission reviewed by the English Review Service, please make sure it is submitted and marked "complete" in the submission system at least 14 days before your program's submission deadline.

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    Nature of Content
    My company sells educational software. Can we make a sales presentation?

    No. The exhibition is the best place for that.

    I have a great idea for a presentation, but I am not sure if it is appropriate (too basic, advanced, fuzzy, etc.) for SIGGRAPH Asia.

    Please send it in and let the SIGGRAPH Asia jury make the decision.

    Can my company have a dedicated session in which we present a collection of talks about various aspects of a large project?

    Possibly. You are welcome to submit a collection of related submissions. However, the scheduling and grouping of accepted material will ultimately be decided by the SIGGRAPH Asia committee.

    My company has a great new product that is of general interest to the SIGGRAPH Asia community. Can I submit an abstract about it?

    A simple product announcement or sales pitch would not be appropriate for the conference program. However, a methods or systems description that presents the engineering design and algorithms behind the product could be appropriate. If you are an exhibitor, and you are interested in a presentation on all aspects of your new product, please contact Exhibition Management about organizing an Exhibitor Talk.

    English is not my first language. Can I submit and present in another language?

    No, but ACM SIGGRAPH's International Committee can provide some help with English. Please see the English Review Service.

    I am a sixth-grade teacher, not an expert in computer graphics or interactive techniques, but I have designed something using computer graphics software, interactive techniques, games, etc. that really helps my math, English, dance, etc. students. Should I submit it?

    Yes. SIGGRAPH Asia educators are very interested in how new techniques can be used for pedagogical purposes. Submissions in this area that have the best chance for acceptance demonstrate clearly how learning is improved with computer graphics or interactive techniques.

    Why is it necessary to specify an intended audience for a course? The intended audience should be the average SIGGRAPH Asia conference attendee, no?

    No. The attendee population is very diverse. Your detailed audience identification helps both proposal evaluation by the review committee (program balancing) and proper marketing to interested conference attendees.

    We have a great idea for an educational session on an unusual topic. Should we submit it?

    SIGGRAPH Asia seeks innovation both in topic and presentation! New ideas that relate to some aspect of computer graphics and interactive techniques are most welcome. Your proposal should clearly explain this relevance.

    Should all submissions be prepared anonymously, like Technical Papers?

    No. The review process is single blind, which means the reviewers will know who the authors are, but the authors will not know who the reviewers are. Your submission should be as close to its final form as possible (see Completeness, Work in Progress), including the names of all collaborators on the work and their institutions. Potential conflicts of interest are taken into account when submissions are assigned to reviewers.

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    Completeness, Work in Progress
    Are partial or incomplete submissions considered?

    Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Contributors are required to minimally meet all submission requirements by the published deadline. The jury will evaluate the merit of each completed proposal as it was submitted at the deadline, even if it does not meet the author's personal quality objectives. Please allow enough time to meet your own quality goals.

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    Work Submitted Elsewhere
    Can I submit work that I have published or presented, or has been accepted for publication or presentation, elsewhere?

    Yes, though with some caveats. First, you must indicate the prior appearance via the checkbox on the submission form and provide a description of how and where the work appeared. Second, be aware that SIGGRAPH Asia attendees expect to see things they have never seen before. The jury will decide if the novelty and impact of the submission warrant acceptance despite its appearance elsewhere.

    Can I submit work to SIGGRAPH Asia and also submit a more complete description to other conferences (for example EGSR, SGP, or SCA) while the submission is still in review?

    The other conference or journal is likely to consider this an unacceptable "dual submission", so you must check with them. If they are OK with it, SIGGRAPH Asia is OK with it. But if you intend to submit this work elsewhere before the conference, you must indicate this intent via the checkbox on the submission form and provide a description of where you intend to submit and when it would appear.

    Can I submit work that was presented at a previous SIGGRAPH conference?

    The submission form has a checkbox that requires you to indicate this fact. The jury will decide if the novelty of the submission warrants acceptance regardless of prior presentation or publication. Courses may remain valuable from year to year and will be considered by the jury, but proposals should clearly offer compelling reasons for repetition.

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    Review and Upon Acceptance
    How does the jury select pieces?

    All submissions are juried together, and there are no strict rules for acceptance. The jury primarily looks for a combination of innovation and excellence. A longer list of traits the jury typically looks for includes originality, artistic achievement, technical accomplishment, technical innovation, production value, creativity, design, educational value, aesthetic appeal, community building, and social responsibility.

    What makes a proposal great?

    Topics and proposals come in all shapes and sizes. Well-written proposals effectively communicate their ideas so that reviewers can assess the submission's benefits to SIGGRAPH Asia attendees. Strong proposals clearly answer questions regarding relevance, content, and background.

    The reviews we received from the jury were highly positive and outstanding, and we still did not get accepted. Why is this?

    Ideally, everyone would have a chance to present their best work at the conference. It would certainly make the selection process easier! Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many great proposals do not make the cut because we lack rooms, resources, and schedule time. Here are some possible reasons for rejection:

    • The work is not sufficiently outstanding to justify its presentation length.
    • The submission did not show enough improvement over previous presentations.
    • The submission overlapped with better proposals in a similar area.
    • The submission overlapped with topics that have bigger anticipated attendance in a similar area.
    • The work was not strong or relevant.

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  • Timeline,

    All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

    25 June 2019
    Submission Deadline

    July - August 2019
    Jury Reviews

    15 August 2019
    Acceptance Notification

    12 September 2019
    Final Materials Due

    17 - 20 November 2019
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

    *Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

Committee: Sai-Kit Yeung

The following paper IDs have been conditionally accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conditionally Accepted Courses

Submission Deadline: 25 June 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT

For more than 30 years SIGGRAPH Courses have been the premier source for practitioners, developers, researchers, scientists, engineers, artists, and students who want to learn about the state-of-the-art in computer graphics and related topics. At SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 hundreds of visitors will attend its courses to broaden and deepen their knowledge and to learn the secrets of new directions.

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Courses program aims to push the boundaries of Computer Graphics and Interactive techniques, by providing master classes by leading international experts from academia and industry, and also by broadening the scope to include thought-provoking overviews and demonstrations of new research that crosses traditional boundaries.

We particularly welcome courses that embrace the Dream Zone theme of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.

For example, topics could include graphics and interactive techniques with:

  • innovative ideas, novel creations, and imaginations;
  • different areas of computer science, e.g., big data, mobile computing, vision, and others;
  • other disciplines that span across art + design + science + technology + engineering (STEAM);
  • other art forms, e.g., Anime, Manga, Stop motion and others;
  • different application areas, e.g., manufacturing, finance, medicine, social awareness and others.

We welcome presenters from different backgrounds (e.g., computer science, art, animation, medicine, science and others), with each giving their unique perspective on the topic.

We particularly encourage proposals for hands-on courses (see below). If you are considering such proposals, please contact us prior to the submission deadline to discuss suitability and any special arrangements needed.

We are not accepting proposals for full-day courses.

Courses usually fall into one of the following categories:

Introductory: An introduction to a topic, suitable for attendees with little or no background in that area. These courses can range from basic topics through more advanced concepts. The important criterion for this type of course is that it should guide attendees through the material in a sensible way and not assume much prior knowledge in that specific topic. In the case, when material is submitted as related to computer graphics, but not considered “core” graphics, the authors must clearly demonstrate how participants would benefit from the information in the course.

State-of-the-art: Best practices and state-of-the-art methodologies for computer graphics professionals. These are advanced courses presenting the best the field can offer to professionals in a specific subfield.

New trends: Consolidation of a new and emerging research trend. This type of course can guide new researchers in the area and help facilitate transfers to practical applications.

Hands-on: A course that provides opportunities for attendees to learn by doing, through the industry's most-popular technologies. They are intended for a limited audience on a first-come, first-served basis.

While we provide the basic guidelines for the different educational roles above, we believe that the presentation should be tailored to the specific topic and its relevance to the attendees. Therefore, if you feel that your course does not fit the above options, please contact us and we will be happy to provide suggestions and feedback.

Proposals for courses that have been presented at previous SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conferences are welcome. However, the submission in such case needs to provide justification why the course should be repeated at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.

SIGGRAPH Asia attendees are local and international, established industry professionals, students, professors, researchers, engineers, producers. Their expectations are diverse, and we are looking for outstanding courses, at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, on ACM SIGGRAPH's most popular and fundamental topics below and in particular those that embrace this year’s Dream Zone theme (see above). Core topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • Computer animation
  • Visual effects techniques
  • Graphics hardware and GPU computing
  • Digital geometry processing
  • Physically based rendering
  • Simulating living creatures and natural phenomena
  • Computational photography and image manipulation
  • Computer vision and machine learning for graphics
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality
  • Big Data Visualisation and Analytics
  • Graphics and Robotics
  • Digital Design and Manufacturing
  • Computational Design
  • And any other hot emerging topic that you want to get people excited about!

Format

Courses are presented in Two Basic Formats:

  • Short (1 hour and 45 minutes) - we recommend one lecturer for a Short Course
  • Half-Day (3 hours and 45 minutes including one 15-minute break) - we recommend two or three lecturers for a Half-Day Course.

Language

The official language of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 is English. Verbal presentations, slide presentations, and course notes are expected to be in English. So please contact us if you consider presenting in a different language.

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