Educators Programme

Submission Deadline
All submissions to the Educators Programme must be complete by 6 June 2008, 22:00 UTC/GMT.

Who Should Submit

  • Educators at all levels and disciplines, including faculty, department chairs, administrators, instructional designers, technology integration specialists, and media professionals.

  • K-12 educators, including those from specialised schools that are utilising computer graphics for learning topics such as science, mathematics, and physics.

  • Educational researchers and developers who are focused on utilising computer graphics within learning technologies.

  • Training consultants, media specialists, and anyone intrigued by the ways computer graphics and interactive techniques are changing the way we conceptualise information.

  • Instructional designers working outside traditional educational environments, such as museums, galleries, historical centres, and performing arts programmemes.

Sample Topics

  • Teaching the English language learner using classroom graphics and technology tools.

  • Teaching techniques that encourage the special-needs population.

  • Encouraging professional learning communities by streamlining work efficiently using visual and technology techniques and tools.

  • Use of computer graphics in development of learning materials for all disciplines.

  • Virtual classrooms, trends, policy, and infrastructure development.

  • Using computer graphics or emerging interactive technologies to collaborate with colleagues separated by time, space, distance, or training.

  • Visual expression of identity in internet design collaborations.

  • Furnishing virtual classrooms and communicating a sense of place in the virtual world.

  • Crossing invisible boundaries: multi-disciplinary use of interactive technologies to integrate learning.

  • Building a stronger cultural framework for global teams.

  • Legal issues in computer graphics education.

  • Curricula for game development.

  • Collaborative teams, roles of art directors, animators, writers, modelers, etc.

  • Enhancing teaching and learning with computer graphics and interactive techniques.

  • Medical imaging (for example, teaching surgery via the internet).

  • Teaching Gems: Participatory demonstration exercises in an interactive learning space (for example, texture mapping techniques or nonlinear writing techniques for the web).

  • New input and output technologies for learning.

  • Scientific visualisation, data analysis, and fusion from expanded data resources.

  • Internet tools.

  • Isolation vs. collaboration.

Presentation Formats
The programmeme provides several opportunities for you to present your work:

  • Papers on all aspects, both theoretical and proven, of educating with computer graphics and/or interactive techniques. Presentations range from 30 minutes to an hour long, with questions.

  • Panels of up to four people, who present ideas and individual perspectives. Length: one hour with time for questions from the audience.

  • Short Papers: Sometimes a great idea (fully formed or in a formative stage) needs only a short period for presentation. Short Papers are 15-minute sessions with an opportunity for questions and a possibly limited, but interested audience.

  • Forums: One or two people with contrasting views present topics that lend themselves to open and lively group discussions. Typically, Forums are one hour in length, but may vary because of presenters, topic, and scheduling limitations.

  • Educators Lounge: Informal discussions, sharing of materials, demonstrations of materials presented in other sessions.

  • Incubator: Demonstrations of interactive educational products.

Please indicate on the submission form which category is most appropriate for your presentation.

Use the checklist below to ensure that your submission is complete and meets all applicable programme requirements.

Complete the Online Submission Form. There you will find instructions on how to complete the online form. When you begin the form, your submission will be assigned an online ID number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process.

Send your supplemental submission materials to:

Mark Chavez
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Educators Programme Chair
Koelnmesse Pte Ltd
152 Beach Road
#25-05 Gateway East
Singapore 189721

Your proposal must be submitted in MS Word or PDF and must include the following:

  • Your submission category (Papers, Panels, Short Papers, Forums, Educators Lounge, Incubator), anticipated experience level (novice, intermediate, advanced, expert), and a brief explanation stating why that category is most appropriate. Please include sufficient detail for evaluation. For a paper submission, an abstract and other supporting documentation and examples is fine for the jury process. A full paper must be submitted if the abstract is accepted. Please put the title and authors on the first page of the proposal, along with your online ID number. If your submission is accepted, this information will appear in conference publications.

  • Include name(s) of the speaker(s) and a list of all collaborators, their affiliations, and contact information. Indicate the primary contact if there are multiple presenters.

  • Complete contact information for all presenters: name, affiliation, address, work phone, home phone (optional), and email address (required).

  • All proposals should include a short (150 words or less) biography of each participant, including relevant experience. Panel participants should include a brief statement of their unique viewpoints on the panel topic.

  • OPTIONAL: Use the English Review Service to help with the text of your submission.

The submission and jurying process for SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 is the same as for the annual SIGGRAPH conference. Authors should prepare their papers according to the guidelines (PDF) and use the acmsiggraphac LaTeX class files.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a PDF document for publication. Examples of published Educators Programme documents:

  • Forum: A Knowledge Base for the Computer Graphics Discipline (PDF) (Word)

  • Paper: Problems with Using Components in Educational Software (PDF) (Word)

  • Workshop: Teaching Human Facial Modeling Through Plaster Face Casting (PDF) (Word)

  • Panel: K-12 and Industry Partnering (PDF) (Word)

Submitters located outside of Singapore should note that customs delays of up to two weeks could occur. Customs labels should bear the words: "Educational material with no commercial value." SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 will not pay any customs fees, duties, or tariffs incurred by your submission.