Deadlines and Extensions
Courses are in-depth presentations and workshops for learning and exchange at the conference.
They cover a variety of timely topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
They are taught by experts for advancement of the SIGGRAPH community at large. (More information about
Courses can be found in the Overview and
FAQs of this Call for Participation.)
Requirements for SIGGRAPH 2005 Courses include:
Proposal ideas are organized and electronically submitted for review and selection.
Proposals include abstracts, a syllabus, a course notes sample, and slate of qualified presenters.
(Full details are listed below.)
Upon selection, course organizers ensure that course presentation details are completed,
including course materials for publication, presentation logistics, and speaker coordination.
The course is presented at SIGGRAPH 2005. If follow-ups are planned (in the form of BOFs, articles, etc.),
then they are carried out as proposed in the original submission. The Courses Committee works with presenter
teams at the conference to ensure successful presentations. Course feedback is gathered and returned where available.
The following checklist will ensure that your submission is complete and complies with all program requirements.
1. SIGGRAPH 2005 Courses Submission Form
Complete all required fields in the online submission form.
Instructions there will guide you to successful completion. When
you begin the form, your submission will be assigned a
submission ID number that will identify your submission
throughout the entire review and production process.
2. Online Submission
All course proposals must
be electronically submitted via
the SIGGRAPH 2005 online
submission system. No other method of submission will be
accepted or allowed. Fax or paper submissions are not
accepted. Detailed submission procedures are specified in the
online submission process.
3. Acceptance Agreement
course proposal is selected, every
speaker in your course must complete and send an Acceptance Agreement.
If we do not receive all contributor acceptance
your course cannot be presented at the conference.
4. 2005 Course Proposal Requirements
5. Optional: English Review Service
- Course Title
- Category: (see categories)
- Course Organizer
- Proposed Length:(full-day, half-day, tutorial)
- Proposed Presentation Venue:(regular session room or wireless facility)
- Summary Statement:
A two- or three-sentence description (limit:
50 words or less)
of the course suitable for pre-conference publicity.
The description should reflect key topics, goals, and formats
that distinguish this presentation, and it should concisely
highlight your course abstract. Publication
deadlines preclude revision of this statement
after the submission deadline.
- Names of Lecturers:
(follow prescribed format)
Note: every name listed here requires a signed
- Course Abstract:
300 words (or less)
description your course suitable for publication.
Should reflect key topics, course objectives,
presentation formats, and other important details
of the course.
- Course Prerequisites: A concise statement (limit:
50 words or less) that explicitly conveys to prospective
attendees the type of background knowledge needed
to follow the course presentation. Prerequisites
might include specific mathematics, experience with
graphics, particular application areas, etc. General
assumptions should also be explicitly stated when known.
Statements must be suitable for publication.
- Level of Difficulty: (beginning, intermediate,
advanced). If your course level of difficulty is
beyond beginning, what pre-knowledge is required and
assumed? This should appear in Course Prerequisites.
- Intended Audience: Who will most likely benefit
from this course? What will they learn? What tools
will you provide to help them achieve the learning
goals of your course?
- Course Syllabus: This is the heart of the submission.
It is a detailed course syllabus that outlines a logical
flow of the materials. It should give the precise
time schedule (in minutes) for all sections within the
course. Each section should specify the presenter,
their topic, and any sub-section titles and content.
Additionally, breaks should be scheduled. Here are
the SIGGRAPH 2005 course formats:
Full day: seven hours, typically four presenters,
8:30 am - 5:30 pm with three breaks at
10:15 - 10:30 am,
12:15 - 1:45 pm, and 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm.
Half day: 3.5 hours, typically two presenters
Morning sessions run 8:30 am -
12:15 pm with one break at 10:15 - 10:30 am.
Afternoon sessions run 1:45 - 5:30 pm
with one break at 3:30 3:45 pm.
Note: these schedules are provided for
planning purposes only. The proposal syllabus
does not guarantee morning or afternoon
Tutorial: 1.75 hours, typically one presenter,
no scheduled breaks.
- Course Length Reduction: Can your course be flexibly
redesigned into a shorter time frame (Tutorial or
Half-Day Course)? If yes, please tell us specifically
how you might achieve this (specify which sections and/or
lecturers would be cut or reduced in presentation
time). If no, this should also be clarified as to
how the presentation will suffer in the space provided.
Note: Format flexibility can sometimes improve
chances for acceptance. See FAQ for details.
- Extant Materials: Will your presentation make use
of any extant materials (bibliographies, annotated
bibliographies, relevant web links, source code,
demos, etc.)? If yes, what are those materials and
how are they relevant to the syllabus? How will
these materials be delivered to the audience?
- Course History: Has your course appeared at previous
SIGGRAPH conferences? If no, explain the importance
of this course to SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees. If yes,
when was it presented? How does this proposal differ
from what was taught before? Why should it be repeated?
How has it improved? Is it required or foundational content
for the field? Has your course appeared elsewhere? If yes,
please specify dates and events. How has it improved
since that presentation? Does this material relate
significantly to other previous SIGGRAPH courses?
- Course Notes Example: An outline of materials and
representative sample of the type of course notes that
the organizer plans to provide upon acceptance. They
should be clear and concise in what they are demonstrating.
Reviewers use this sample to properly evaluate
the expected quality of the course's learning materials
for use at and after the conference.
Note: see Frequently Asked Questions
for more detailed guidance on
Course Notes examples (slides, papers, source
code, animations, etc.) and their contribution to the
- Supplementary Materials: Explain requests, if any,
to include supplementary materials such as textbooks,
videos, slides, or commercial software with SIGGRAPH 2005
published course notes. Materials that cannot be
published digitally or require additional cost must
be justified. Important: SIGGRAPH 2005 does
not pay for the cost of including supplementary
materials with course notes.
- Special Presentation Requirements: Explain
requirements for hands-on demonstrations, special
equipment, or unusual presentation techniques.
Unusual or ambitious requests will be considered based
on their benefit to the conference and their effect on support costs.
- Course Presenter Information: Name, title,
affiliation, and a short biography (100 words or less)
for the organizer and each lecturer.
- Organizer Contact Information: Occasionally
there is need to contact a course organizer
shortly before, during, or following the jury
meeting, so SIGGRAPH 2005 needs accurate contact
information (including phone numbers) for January
and February of 2005.
- Advance Publicity Image (optional): This optional image
supports advance marketing of your course at
SIGGRAPH 2005. If provided with your submission,
it will be considered for use in all advance
SIGGRAPH 2005 Courses promotion. Image requirements
The image must represent significant concepts, themes, or
details of the course material.
The image must avoid use of embedded logos, copyright, trademark,
and commercial information where possible.
The course organizer understands that download of the image
grants permission for the image to be altered (cropped,
scaled, rotated, or otherwise modified) for editorial
purposes without prior notice.
The image must be an uncompressed TIFF file at least
1500 x 1200 pixel resolution (300dpi).
Image caption and credits must be provided in the online submission form.
Contributors may voluntarily use the English Review Service
for help with the text of their proposals. Please schedule
sufficient review time and backup options if the service
cannot provide timely feedback. The English Review Service
is not part of the Courses Program. Any delays in your
submission due to this service will not be accepted
after the submission deadline.