New for SIGGRAPH 2007

Sketches & Posters Merger

Sketches and Posters have always shared the goal of presenting new, innovative ideas that can be described in a single page. Thus, these two forums have been merged into a single, cohesive program, with one submission process, one deadline, and one jury. Only the presentation style differs.

By default, each submission will be considered for either presentation forum, to be decided by the jury. However, submitters may choose to specify that their work be considered for only one or the other. Due in part to the limited number of presentation slots, Sketches have historically been more competitive than Posters. We anticipate that this trend will persist, and that the very strongest submissions will be selected for presentation in an auditorium.

Presentation Venues

Posters will be presented in a high-traffic area within the convention center. Additional promotion measures will further enhance the visibility of this forum.

Curated Content

In addition to submitted work, the Sketches forum may include presentations by invited speakers from several sources: artists whose work is displayed in the Art Gallery, presenters of Emerging Technologies projects, and authors of exciting papers from conferences and journals that may not generally have been seen by the broader SIGGRAPH audience.

Posters Interpreted Broadly

Traditionally, the Sketches program has been varied in its content, while the Posters program has focused only on technical research. This year, with the merger of these programs, both forums will accept a broader range of work from several related fields (art, interactive technology, production techniques) in addition to technical research. Participants in the Posters program will also be encouraged to bring laptops and/or physical artifacts to supplement their presentations if appropriate.

Presenter Recognition

The ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group has approved significant changes in how the conference recognizes those who present their work at the annual conference. For complete information, see the Presenter Recognition Policy.

Using Checksums During Submission

Just as for submissions to the Papers program for 2006 and 2007, submitters to Sketches & Posters for 2007 will have the option to use checksums to alleviate concerns about sending large files over slow connections. Detailed information will be available here closer to the submission deadline.