Are you an expert in your discipline within our rich field of computer graphics and interactive techniques? Do you have innovative new ideas that will inspire our attendees and propel our industry forward? Are you willing to share that knowledge with an eager and inspired audience? Then you should teach a course!

For over 30 years, the SIGGRAPH Courses program has been sharing the very best of computer graphics and interactive techniques with the graphics community. Courses has always been a cornerstone of the conference, and this year is no exception. At SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, hundreds of practitioners, developers, researchers, artists, and students will attend the Courses program, to broaden and deepen their knowledge of their field, and to learn the secrets of new fields. The insights they gain shape hardware and software products, computer-animated films, and future research directions. Share your knowledge with them and influence the future of our field by presenting a course at SIGGRAPH Asia 2009!

We always need great courses, at both beginning and advanced levels, on our most popular and fundamental topics, such as:

  • Computer Animation and Visual Effects Techniques
  • Programming Graphics Hardware
  • Mathematics of Three-Dimensional Shapes
  • Simulating Living Creatures, Natural Phenomena
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Computational Photography and Image Processing
  • Optical and Materials Physics

But courses on topics that are new to the SIGGRAPH audience are especially welcome. In fact, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Courses Program is specifically seeking innovative courses exploring the theme of Creating the Future, including topics such as:

  • Real-Time Computer Graphics and Simulation in Games
  • Creating Feature-Quality Game FMVs
  • Computer Graphics in Anime
  • Interactive Digital Signage
  • Wearable Computing
  • Practical, Deployable Augmented Reality
  • Ubiquitous Mobile Computing
  • Robots Outside the Laboratory
  • Or any other hot emerging topic that you want to get people excited about!

The sky is the limit. The 21st century is almost a decade old, and amazing things are happening in Japan and throughout Asia. Dazzle us with your cool new ideas.

This brief overview will help familiarize new contributors with basic features of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Courses program. Repeat contributors will want to check the exciting new special features of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Courses program and review the changes in the submission review process that are summarized in Proposal Review Process. For detailed instructions on how to submit a course, see the Submission Rules & Requirements. You might also want to browse the list of Frequently Asked Questions. Finally, feel free to contact us via the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Courses program email contact form with your questions and concerns.

The submission deadline was 13 May 2009. The complete list of accepted courses will be available at Courses in August.

Tony Apodaca
Courses Chair
Pixar Animation Studios