Submission Rules and Requirements

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 specialized magnet schools who are utilizing computer graphics for learning topics such as science, mathematics, and physics.

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

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

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

Sample Topics

  • Reaching the English language development 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 the 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: multidisciplinary use of interactive technologies to integrate learning.

  • Building a stronger cultural framework for global teams.

  • Legal issues in computer graphics education.

  • Curriculum for game development.

  • Collaborative teams, roles of art director, animator, writer, modeler, 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 visualization, data analysis, and fusion from expanded data resources.

  • Internet tools.

  • Isolation vs. collaboration.

Presentation Formats

The program provides several opportunities for you to present your work:
  • Papers: Papers on all aspects, both theoretical and proven, of educating with computer graphics and/or the use of interactive techniques. Presentations range from 30 minutes to an hour long, with questions.

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

  • Quicktakes: Sometimes a great idea (fully formed or in a formative stage) needs only a short period of time for presentation. Quicktakes are 15-minute sessions with 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 as a result 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 program requirements.

Complete the online SIGGRAPH 2007 Educators Program 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:

Janese Swanson
SIGGRAPH 2007 Educators Program Chair
Talley Management Group, Inc.
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, New Jersey 08061 USA

Your proposal must be submitted in MS Word or PDF, and must include:
  • Your submission category (Papers, Panels, QuickTakes, 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. It is assumed, if your submission is accepted, that this information will appear in conference publications.

  • 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 speaker 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.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a PDF document for publication. The document must conform to these specifications:
Paper Size: 8.5 inches by 11.0 inches (21.59 cm by 27.94 cm)
Top Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
Bottom Margin: 1.0 inch (2.54 cm)
Left Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
Right Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
Columns: Two (2) columns, each 3.33 inches (8.46 cm) wide
Column Gutter: 0.34 inches (0.84 cm) column gutter
Title Text: 14pt Arial or Helvetica, bold, centered
Affiliation Text: 10pt Times or Times Roman, centered
Body Text: 9pt Times or Times Roman, justified on 10pt leading
Caption Text: 9pt Times or Times Roman, centered under figure
Section Headings: 10pt Arial or Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered
Subsection Headings: 10pt Arial or Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered
Sub-subsection Headings: 10pt Arial or Helvetica, italic, flush left, numbered

Examples of published Educators Program 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 the United States 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 2007 will not pay any customs fees, duties, or tariffs incurred by your submission.