Technical Briefs

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20 August 2012 (23:59 UTC/GMT)

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Technical Briefs program is a new initiative and will be a premier international forum for presenting new research results in graphics, especially at the intersections of graphics with audio, image, video, and HCI. Leading international experts from all over the world present the best results in peer-reviewed research spanning a wide range of research areas, including:

  • Sensor-based human-computer interaction
  • Graphics and human-computer interface
  • High dynamic range imaging
  • High-definition imaging
  • 3D imaging
  • Image processing for graphics
  • High dynamic range and high definition video
  • 3D video
  • 3D audio
  • Mixed reality
  • Augment reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Graphics and multimedia

A Technical Brief is a paper maximum 4-page long, and will be included in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 DVD-ROM, published in the ACM Digital Library and indexed by EI. The deadline for submission to SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Technical Briefs is 20 August 2012, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Please return to this page often for further submission details and use the contact form if you have any questions.

Authors who feel that their work is not yet ready for full papers or is a better fit in this format may consider submitting to the Technical Briefs program.

Note to authors whose Technical Papers submissions are of high quality but unsuitable, if they fit within the vision of the program, you are encouraged to re-submit to the Technical Briefs program after revising your papers according to the Technical Briefs guideline.

Zhengyou Zhang
Technical Briefs Chair
Microsoft Research

Zhengguo Li
Technical Briefs Co-Chair
Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR


Use the Technical Briefs Online Submission Form to submit your work before the submission deadline 20 August  2012, 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.

We strongly encourage starting the online submission form well before the deadline. Also, please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files. See Uploading Files for complete information.

To begin, log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select ‘Begin a New Submission’, and then select "Create" for the Technical Briefs Submission Form.

Sorting Topic

The Technical Briefs Chairs will use the Sorting Topic to assign your submission to reviewers who are best able to assess your work. Please be as accurate as possible when specifying which topic your work is most relevant to.

Dual submissions

Technical Briefs is dedicated to presenting new, unpublished work. Work that is under review elsewhere (for example, to a journal or another conference) cannot be submitted to the Technical Briefs program. Such dual submissions are widely considered unethical.

Submissions with new, incremental results based on previous publications are a common occurrence. As usual, one would need to reference the original paper(s) and clearly explain what in the submission is new. To be accepted, the jury expects about 50% new material that goes beyond the previous publication.


Your submission must include the following materials and information. The total size of all uploaded files should not exceed 100 MB:

  • A maximal four-page document describing your work (PDF): This self-contained document, formatted according to the SIGGRAPH template for Technical Papers. It should explain your contribution, emphasize what is novel about it, and explain the concept or the technique, using appropriate figures, tables, results, and references.
  • Prepare the document with the Submission ID number alongside the printed title. For example: "High dynamic range video (briefs_0026)". You will be assigned a Submission ID number, of the form "briefs_0026" when you create an Online Submission Form. This number will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. In all other ways, the document must be in the final required format. For instance, it should not include the names of all collaborators on the work and their institutions, since the reviewing process is double-blind. Submissions that are more than four-pages long or that are improperly formatted will not be considered.
  • One representative image (JPG), suitable for use on the conference website and promotional materials: All submissions must include a representative digital image that shall be of the highest print quality possible, pixel resolution of at least 1500 x 1200 (at least 300 dpi at 5 inches wide, with depth proportional) or the highest possible screen grab. Images must be submitted in JPG format.
  • One web image: In JPG or PNG format max. 200 KB for website publication.
  • Up to three supplementary materials (OPTIONAL): The maximal four-page document must stand alone as an overview of the submission. But in many cases, providing extra material could help the jury to evaluate the work. Accordingly, authors may provide supporting material in the form of video, images, and/or further documentation:
    • Images: Authors may provide high-resolution images to demonstrate their work. They must be in one of these formats: TIFF, JPEG. PNG, BMP, GIF.
    • Video: All submitters are encouraged to provide video demonstrations of their projects when available. The video may be uploaded in one or more separate files. We can only accommodate videos in QuickTime, MPEG-4, or DivX Version 5 (or later) formats. The total length of all videos should not exceed five minutes. Remember that the total size of all uploaded files should not exceed 100 MB.
    • Documentation: In some cases, results can best be conveyed as a document with images, graphs, charts, and so forth. Supporting documentation should be in PDF format, up to two pages long, and should contain mostly captioned figures or tables. Please refrain from submitting an expanded paper, as the jury will not have time to read it.

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 two weeks before the submission deadline.

Submission and Authorization Agreement

All submitters must complete the Submission and Authorization Agreement before the submission deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or 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.

All submissions will be reviewed by a jury of academic and industry professionals in computer graphics, audio, image, video, HCI, and related fields. The Technical Briefs Chairs and Area Coordinators are responsible for conducting the jury process in order to set up a high-quality program, with exciting oral presentation sessions.

If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready file according to 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 website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after receipt of acceptance notifications. Please be prepared to deliver the final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.


Technical Briefs are scheduled oral presentations of about 20 minutes followed by a question-and-answer session.

Presenter Recognition

Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia 2012. One contributor per accepted Technical Brief has to register with a Full Conference registration. You can apply for a 25% discount per accepted submission via the online submission system.  For more information, please view the SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Recognition Policy.


All work selected for the Technical Briefs program will be documented on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Full Conference DVD-ROM, a publication that provides an ISBN and ACM order number. The work will also be published in the ACM Digital Library.

20 August 2012 (23:59 UTC/GMT)
Submission deadline

September 2012
Jury review

2 October 2012
Acceptance notification

9 October 2012
Final materials due

28 November - 1 December 2012
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012