Emerging Technologies:
Submission Info

The Emerging Technologies submission deadline was 18 February 2009.

Emerging Technologies demos allow attendees to experience novel systems in person. They provide a forum for presenters to showcase technology innovations and new interaction paradigms. A good demo has an interactive component that is best experienced in person and involves either new technology or a novel use of existing technology. Demos are not suitable for sales pitches for commercial products, which are displayed in the SIGGRAPH 2009 Exhibition.

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 information about your submission (page 1)
  • Permissions (page 2)
  • A presentation format (page 3). To propose an Emerging Technologies project, please select Emerging Technologies as your presentation format. You will then be taken to the forms specific to this presentation format. Please see below for more information about required information and materials for this presentation format.

Your submission must include the following materials and information:

  • Basic submission information, including submitter names, affiliations, and contact information, as well as title of the project, a single-sentence summary (50 words or fewer) and a one-paragraph overview that highlights the project's contributions to the SIGGRAPH community (150 words or fewer).
  • One "representative image" suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials. See Representative Image Guidelines.
  • 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 describing your work (PDF). The abstract should include what the users will see and experience and what is novel about your work.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.
  • Date of completion of your work.
  • Size and space requirements.
  • Detailed information on electrical, networking, lighting, and sound requirements.
  • A logistics plan. This plan further describes requirements for your proposed demo. Important details can include unique staging and handling concerns, time required to set up, diagrams for space utilization (including any overhead requirements such as clearances or hanging suspensions), number of people required to set up and/or present, dependency on radio/wireless control elements, or any other aspects of your demo. If in doubt, no detail is too small to include here for conference planners.

Optional: You may also provide the following materials and information:

  • Maximum six supplementary images and/or a maximum five-minute supplementary video file. We only accept uploaded videos in QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX Version 6 formats, and the file size should not exceed 100 MB. The file must be uploaded using the online submission system.
  • Supplementary text document (three pages maximum, PDF). This material can include text and images to help the jury further understand any unique aspects of your proposal beyond the merits of your one-page required abstract. This material is only for optional jury use and might not be reviewed. Critical information for your submission should be included in your one-page abstract.

You are encouraged to simultaneously submit a Talk about your work, on the same general submission form. The Talk proposal may share the abstract and other uploaded materials.

Emerging Technologies proposals will be evaluated based on how novel, interactive, and compelling they are. You are highly encouraged to submit a video demonstrating your work in action.

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your proposal on 21 April 2009.

You will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance, around 3 May 2008. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before that date.

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 are expected to bring sufficient personnel to staff the demo throughout the conference. SIGGRAPH 2009 may be able to provide some student volunteer support.

You are responsible for bringing or shipping any necessary equipment to New Orleans by xx xxxx 2009 and for return shipment of the equipment. Some financial assistance for shipping may be available for large works. Some equipment may be rented at the conference.

You must also complete these forms:

  • Shipping Information Form
  • Equipment Rental Form
  • Networking Form
  • Insurance Form

18 February
Deadline for all General Submission forms and upload of materials.

19 February - 25 March
Assignment and online review of all General Submissions.

26-29 March
Jury meeting for all General Submissions.

30 March - 19 April
Final selection and scheduling for General Submissions.

20-21 April
Acceptance and scheduling information or rejection notices are sent to all General Submissions submitters.

3 May
Deadline to make any changes to materials for publication, including speakers, short and long descriptions, abstracts, papers, and images.

3-7 August
SIGGRAPH 2009, New Orleans