Courses are intended for audiences ranging from beginners to experts in
computer graphics and interactive techniques.
How to Strengthen Your Proposal
- Organize your proposal according to the submission requirements.
- Consult Anatomy of a Course Proposal. It provides helpful
details and discussion about what the Courses Committee and jury looks for
in a proposal.
- See Early Abstracts and Proposals. Remember: An early abstract or
proposal is no guarantee of a proposal's acceptance. If you send an early
abstract or proposal to the program chair, you must still
complete the online submission process by the submission deadline (see Requirements,
Course Proposal Format
- Course proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH 2003
online submission system. No other method of submission will be accepted. The only exception is that early abstracts
and proposals must be sent directly to the program chair via email,
by 31 October. See Submission Procedure Checklist.
- An online SIGGRAPH 2003 Courses Submission
Form must be completed before the submission deadline.
If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to complete and sign a SIGGRAPH 2003 Acceptance Agreement. The agreement must be completed, signed, and faxed or sent via postal or courier service before SIGGRAPH 2003. If we do not receive your completed, signed acceptance agreement, your work cannot be presented at SIGGRAPH 2003.
The acceptance agreement is a legal
document. It explains the uses SIGGRAPH makes of presented
material and requires you to acknowledge that you
have permission to use this material. This may involve
seeking clearance from your employer or from others
who have loaned you material, such as videotapes and
slides. The agreement helps prevent situations whereby
SIGGRAPH 2003 presentations include material without
permission that might lead to complaints or even legal
action. In addition, this agreement asks if ACM SIGGRAPH
may use your materials for conference and organization
promotional material in exchange for full author/artist
All speakers in your course must sign and submit their SIGGRAPH
2003 Acceptance Agreements. If we do not receive all of
the acceptance agreements before SIGGRAPH 2003, your course
cannot be presented.
Your course proposal should include:
- Course title
- Course organizer
- Proposed length (full-day, half-day, tutorial)
- Proposed presentation venue (regular session room or a hands-on facility; there will be no Creative Applications Lab for SIGGRAPH 2003.)
- A two- or three-sentence description of the course suitable for
pre-conference publicity. Publication deadlines preclude revision of this
- Names of speakers.
- An expanded statement. This statement should be a more detailed description of
the course (100 words or less). It will be used in SIGGRAPH 2003 promotional materials and on the Web site.
- A list of prerequisites. This should explicitly convey to prospective
attendees the type of background material that they need to know in order to
follow the course presentation (50 words or less). Prerequisites might
include specific mathematics, experience with graphics, and/or particular
application areas, etc. They will be used in SIGGRAPH 2003 promotional materials and on the Web site.
- A list of topics. This should explicitly convey what the course will
cover beyond the prerequisites (50 words or less). Make a clear distinction
between prerequisites and topics.
Important: The expanded statement, list of prerequisites, and the list of
topics help attendees determine the complexity and depth of the course
materials. To ensure that these items serve their purpose, prepare this
information carefully. It will be used in SIGGRAPH 2003 promotional materials and on the Web site.
- A course syllabus. List the topics to be discussed, identify who will
be teaching each portion of the course, and provide an estimated timeline
for the course. Proposals that demonstrate a coherent approach in the
syllabus and conform to the modularity request will be considered more
favorably during the review and jury process.
- Suggestions for shorter presentations. Proposers of full-day and
half-day courses should include suggestions for shorter presentations based
on the modules of the original proposal.
- Course history. Specify whether this course is similar to courses
presented at previous SIGGRAPH conferences or is a completely new course. If
the course is similar to courses from previous years, when was it last
offered and by whom? If the course is completely new, briefly describe why
it is of interest.
- A description of the course notes. A short description or example of
the type and style of course notes that the organizer plans to provide.
- Special notes requirements. Explain requests, if any, to include
auxiliary materials, such as textbooks, videos, slides, or software with the
SIGGRAPH 2003 published course notes. Important: SIGGRAPH 2003 does not pay
for the cost of including auxiliary materials with course notes.
Special presentation requirements. Explain requirements for hands-on
demonstrations, special equipment, or unusual presentation techniques.
Course organizers are required to provide any equipment beyond the standard
SIGGRAPH 2003 configuration.
- Course presenter information. Name, title, affiliation, and a short
biography (100 words or less).
- Organizer contact information. Occasionally there is a need to contact
the course organizer shortly before, during, or immediately after the jury
meeting, so SIGGRAPH 2003 needs to have accurate contact information
(including phone numbers) through April 2003.