Some of our members, attendees, and exhibitors have expressed concern about ACM’s signing of this letter to the U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as a response to a new directive that OSTP is preparing to issue. That directive would eliminate the current 12-month embargo period for providing open access to U.S. federally funded research publications.

ACM has expanded on their position here.

ACM SIGGRAPH participates in the ACM Open TOC program which means that all content from our sponsored conferences (SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, and a dozen specialized conferences) is freely available starting two weeks before the conference and continuing in perpetuity from this site.

By participating in this program, ACM SIGGRAPH is already following the proposed guidelines from OSTP and has been since 2015.  We have no plans to change this open access for future conferences.