Review and Upon Acceptance


Review Process

Each submission will be reviewed and juried. Evaluation is based on content, clarity, appropriateness, and innovation in the use of computer graphics or interactive techniques in teaching and learning. A large part of the review process is deciding if the work fits into our vision for the Educators Program. If your work is not accepted, that is not necessarily a reflection on its quality.

Abstracts and proposals should contain sufficient detail to assure reviewers that your work is high-quality, innovative, inspiring, and of interest to attendees.

Accepted submitters will be notified by email in the second week of March.

Upon Acceptance

Every year, submissions to the various areas of our program vary in content, number, and topics of interest. In order to create the most worthwhile experience for our presenters and attendees, the jury may ask a presenter to move a submission to a different area. For example, multiple submissions on the same or similar topics, or submissions with opposing points of view may be put together into a Forum or a Panel. Shorter but no less worthwhile Papers may be scheduled as Quicktakes.

This type of change is not a reflection on the quality of the submission. It is motivated only by our desire to present the best possible program.

If your submission is accepted by SIGGRAPH 2007, an Acceptance Agreement will be produced from the Permissions section of your online submission form. You must print that agreement, sign it, and fax it or send it via postal or courier service before SIGGRAPH 2007. If we do not receive your completed, signed Acceptance Agreement, your work cannot be presented at SIGGRAPH 2007.

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 2007 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 credit information (which you may decline).

In addition, ALL presenters must provide signed SIGGRAPH 2007 Acceptance Agreements (signature of parent or legal guardian is also required if contributor is under age 18). Presenters who have not submitted signed forms will not be allowed to present.

Publication

Brief summaries of accepted Educators Program work will be published first on the SIGGRAPH 2007 web site, in late March. Original papers and extended abstracts from Educators Program presentations will appear in the SIGGRAPH 2007 Conference Select CD-ROM and Full Conference DVD-ROM. Due to publication limitations, the maximum length for papers is eight pages (8,000 words); for panels, two pages (1,500 words); and for workshops or forums, two pages (1,500 words).

If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to prepare a PDF file formatted according to SIGGRAPH 2007 publication guidelines, so that it can be used directly in the digital publications.

Accepted presentations that exceed these limits and supplemental materials (including images, web pages, applets, curriculum, and other instructional resources) can be made available by presenters and may be published in the Conference Select CD-ROM and Full Conference DVD.