SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20 August 2012, 23:59 UTC/GMT time

The Posters program provides a dynamic forum for new and thought-provoking ideas, techniques, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Its content ranges from academic research to industrial development and from practical tools to behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic work. It is ideal for presenting innovative ideas that are not yet fully polished, high-impact practical contributions that build on existing research, and cool "tricks" that help users solve challenging problems. Posters are displayed throughout the conference week in a high-traffic area within the convention centre.   

Whether you are coming up with what-if ideas, developing new techniques, or using existing ones in novel ways, your submission is welcome. The Posters program will also organize special tracks with specific thematic focus. The regular area and topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Technical and research work: Researchers and developers are invited to submit descriptions of their work in progress.
  • Art and design: Artists and designers are invited to submit artistic work built on unique ideas. Contemporary topics, such as entertainment design and smart gadgets are included in this category.
  • Games: Game companies and independent developers are invited to share descriptions of their philosophy, challenges, and experiences in making innovative commercial products, technologies, or content in this category.
  • Animation and visual effects: Computer animation creators are invited to present their latest techniques and ideas, ranging from industrial development and practical tools to behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic work.
  • Education: Computer graphics educators are invited to share their research and observations about the theory and best practices of teaching computer graphics as well as using graphics tools for teaching other disciplines.
  • Applications: Presentations of computer graphics technologies applied to other problems are also welcome. The related areas include web and mobile graphics, virtual reality, digital signage, etc.

The deadline for submission to SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Posters is 20 August 2012, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Please return to this page often for further submission details and review the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us. If your question is not already answered there, please use this form to ask it.

Qunsheng Peng
Posters Chair
Zhejiang University

Haizhou Li
Posters Co-Chair
Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR


Use the Posters Online Submission Form to submit your proposal before the submission deadline. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by that time. The submission deadline will be strictly enforced.

We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Also, please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files. See Uploading Files for complete information.


Your submission must include the following materials and information. The total size of all uploaded files should not exceed 100 MB:

  • A final one-page document describing your work in PDF is required. The submitted PDF must be self-contained and formatted according to the SIGGRAPH template for technical papers. It should briefly explain your work, emphasize what is novel about it, and explain the concept or the technique, using appropriate figures, tables, results, and references. Authors also have the option to submit multimedia posters that include video. See this artificial example for formatting guidelines.
  • Prepare the document with the Submission ID number alongside the printed title. This number will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. The document must be in the final format. For instance it should include the names of all collaborators on the work and their institutions, since the reviewing process is not double-blind. Submissions that are more than one-page long or are improperly formatted will not be considered.
  • One representative image (JPG) suitable for usage in promotional materials: All submissions should include a representative digital image that should be of the highest print quality possible, pixel resolution of at least 1500 x 1200 (at least 300 dpi at 5 inches wide, with depth proportional) or the highest possible screen grab. Images must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Web Image: In JPG or PNG format, max. 200 KB for website publication.
  • Up to three supplementary materials (OPTIONAL): One document must stand alone as an overview of the proposed poster. But in many cases, providing extra material could help the jury to evaluate the work. Accordingly, authors may provide supporting material in the form of video, images, and/or further documentation:
    • Images: Authors may provide high-resolution images to demonstrate their work. They must be in one of these formats: TIFF, JPEG. PNG, BMP, GIF.
    • Video: All submitters are encouraged to provide video demonstrations of their projects when available. A video must be provided for posters to be considered for the multimedia poster program. The video may be uploaded in one or more separate files. We can only accommodate videos in QuickTime, MPEG-4, or DivX Version 5 (or later) formats. The total length of all videos should not exceed five minutes. Remember that the total size of all uploaded files should not exceed 100 MB.
    • Documentation: In some cases, results can best be conveyed as a document with images, graphs, charts, and so forth. Supporting documentation should be in PDF format, up to three pages long, and should contain mostly captioned figures or tables. Please refrain from submitting an expanded paper, as the jury will not have time to read it.

Sorting Topic

The Posters Chair will use the Sorting Topic to assign your submission to reviewers who are best able to assess your work. Please be as accurate as possible when specifying it.

English Review Service

If English is not your first language, you may use the English Review Service to help with the text of submissions. Please note that this takes time, so your submission should be sent to the English Review Service well before the final deadline.

Submission and Authorization Agreement

All submitters must complete the Submission and Authorization Agreement  before the submission deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

Educator’s Resources Submission Option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.

For additional submission information, please see the FAQs.

All submissions will be reviewed by a jury of academic and industry professionals in computer graphics, animation, games, interactive techniques, art, and related fields. The Posters Committee is responsible for conducting the jury process in order to set up a high-quality program, with attractive posters sessions.


If your work is accepted as a Poster, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready poster file following the specifications in the acceptance notification. If your work is accepted as a multimedia poster, you will also be asked to provide a slide with embedded video, to be part of a poster loop played on a large screen in the convention center.

Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is very tight. Please plan your personal schedule accordingly.

During the poster presentation session, the poster must be staffed at all times by at least one person, and you are encouraged to bring a portable computer to demo your work. The computer should be well charged, because electrical power may not be available. Do not leave your computer or other equipment unattended with the poster. Posters are displayed in unsecured areas.

For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, see the poster format examples. Please follow the instructions in the acceptance letter carefully.

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 receipt of acceptance notifications. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.

Presenter Recognition

Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia 2012. One contributor per accepted poster has to register with a Full Conference registration. You can apply for a 25% discount per accepted submission via the submission system.  For more information, please go to SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Recognition Policy.


All work selected for the Posters program will be documented on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Full Conference DVD-ROM, a publication that provides an ISBN and ACM order number. The work will also be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Should I submit a digital version of the actual poster for jury review?

No, this is not necessary. Poster submissions are evaluated based on their abstracts, supporting material, and research value. If you would like to provide a digital version of your poster, you may do so as a supplementary image.

Should my poster abstract submission be author blind? Should I include line numbers?

No. Poster abstract submissions should include author name and affiliation, as well as title of the work. You can prepare your poster submission according to the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting instructions. In that document, please read carefully the instructions in Section 3: Preparing your Content and keep in mind that:

The acmsiggraph class is flexible enough to accommodate content as diverse as a one-page abstract and a full-length technical paper.

You should omit the '\copyrightspace' command in the body of your source document, and the '\documentstyle' line, at the top of the source document, should look like this:

Doing this will produce a document that is suitable for both review and publication: no line numbers, no copyright space.

Can I include a supplementary video with my poster submission?

Yes! If your submission has an interactive, animation, or simulation component, we strongly encourage you to submit a video demonstrating your work in action, as it is very difficult to evaluate your work without this. Videos can be included as part of the poster presentation session.

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 English Review Service failed our schedule, so it is SIGGRAPH Asia's fault that our proposal is late. Can I have an extension?

No. The English Review Service makes no guarantee for service turn-around. It is also administered separately from the conference program. Please schedule your work appropriately. For the best chance of having your submission reviewed by the English Review Service, please make sure it is submitted and marked "complete" in the submission system at least 14 days before your program's submission deadline.

What are the maximum dimensions of poster prints?

Individual posters will be printed in A0 size (horizontal or vertical). You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare your final print-ready file together with your acceptance notification.

If a poster has multiple authors, do we all need to stand by the poster during our session?

During the session, the poster must be staffed at all times by at least one person. You do not all need to stand by the poster throughout the session. In fact, you may wish to "tag team", taking turns at your own poster and seeing the other posters in the session.

Will you print my submission or should I create the poster myself?

SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 will print your final camera-ready poster file and mount it onsite. Please follow the instructions on how to prepare your file in your acceptance notification.

Where in the convention center will my poster be located?

You will receive detailed information regarding the exact location of your poster at the convention center.

Will tables be provided for each poster?

The available space for tables varies from convention center to convention center and from year to year. We try to provide tables for presenter use, but we cannot promise there will be tables available. If we do have tables, we cannot promise every poster will get one.

My poster submission has been accepted, and I would like to give a demo of my work. Is this possible?

Submitters are encouraged to demo their work during the Poster Sessions using their own laptop equipment, in front of their Posters. We will aim to provide tables.

Will I have an internet connection for my laptop?

Wireless internet access will be available throughout the convention center.

Will AC power be available for my laptop or other devices?

We can't promise that AC power outlets will be available for everyone. Charge your batteries before the session.

Can I leave my laptop or other equipment there before or after the session?

No! The poster sessions are in unsecured open areas. Take your laptop and all your gear with you.

I have travel conflicts, and I cannot attend the conference. Can I still submit work to the conference?

Yes, as long as one contributor per accepted poster is registered with a Full Conference registration and the poster can be presented by a representative of the author. If it is a collaborative submission, it is important that at least one of the authors attends the conference and presents the work. We expect poster authors to be present at the poster sessions.

What does a one-page abstract submission look like? What does a poster look like?

Here are two examples of good posters and abstracts.

Example 1: Abstract and Corresponding Poster

Example 2: Abstract and Corresponding Poster

Poster authors should prepare their documents according to the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting instructions. Remember: the jury will review the abstract, but the poster is what you will display at the conference.

20 August 2012 (23:59 UTC/GMT)
Submission deadline

August - September 2012
Jury review

2 October 2012
Acceptance notification

9 October 2012
Final materials submission

28 November – 1 December 2012
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012