Discussions: Submission Info

SIGGRAPH 2009 is especially interested in presenting panel and roundtable discussions related to conference themes (Music, Multisensory, "Sandbox" Gaming, Innovative Collaboration, Information Aesthetics, Art & Design), long-standing controversies, and current events.

Panels are forums for disagreement, controversy, and audience interaction from the leading experts in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Roundtable discussions are more intimate, bringing together a slice of the SIGGRAPH community around a topic of common interest. Roundtables that have a perceived value for professional development, networking, and community-building will be given preference.

Use the General Submission online submission form. Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 18 February 2009. For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

Log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select "Begin a New Submission," and then select "create" for the General Submission form. You will be asked for:

  • Basic submission information, including lecturer names, affiliations, and contact information, as well as title of the session, a single-sentence summary (50 words or fewer) and a one-paragraph overview that highlights the proposal's contributions to the SIGGRAPH community (150 words or fewer).
  • One "representative image" suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials.
  • Statement of permissions to use the submitted materials.
  • A 300-word description of your submission to be used on the web site.
  • A one-page abstract of your panel or roundtable topic, including references to the relevance and currency of the topic.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately. If you are proposing this session as part of the Computer Animation Festival, be sure to select the Animation category.
  • Bio Forms. Please provide short bios for each of your lecturers or panelists. At most a panel should consist of a moderator and 3-4 panelists.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.

Optional: You can also include PDFs of news articles related to your proposed speakers or topic for the jury to consider.

A good submission should tell us why your topic is interesting, and why your proposed moderator and speakers are exactly the right people from the SIGGRAPH community to address this issue.

For Panels, the jury will be looking for a very few high-profile discussions to bring current issues before the SIGGRAPH audience. Your submission will be judged not only on the likely interest in your topic, but also on the strength of your proposed panel of experts.

A good roundtable submission should clearly describe which segment of the SIGGRAPH community will be getting together to talk and what the discussion points will be. Roundtables that have a perceived value for professional development, networking, and community-building will be given preference.

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your proposal on xx xxxx 2009.

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance.

You must sign and return an Acceptance Agreement one week after acceptance.

If you wish to attend SIGGRAPH 2009, registration and travel costs are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who will receive recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH 2009 Recognition Policy.

You will receive information on when and where your panel or roundtable will be presented.

For panels on animation, we will decide whether to include a talk as part of the Computer Animation Festival or the main conference, based on appropriateness of content and on scheduling and logistical constraints. This does not affect anything you need to do as part of the acceptance or presentation process; it only affects which attendees will have access to the panel.

You will be responsible for managing your moderator (if it's not you) and panelists. This includes coordinating with conference organizers to prepare the panel description and speaker information for publication in the web site and conference materials. It will also require that you distribute registration discount codes to your panelists, and that you check in with them at the conference.