Submission Deadline:
18 February 2009
22:00 UTC/GMT
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Late Breaking
Submission Deadline:
6 May 2009
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Posters: Submission Info

A good poster expresses a novel idea in a simple, concise way. Posters are particularly well-suited for ideas that are still "under construction," and for student work. Work submitted as a poster does not need to be complete, but it should have enough substance to be evaluated.

The posters program also hosts the ACM Student Research Competition.

Use the General Submission online submission form before the General Submission deadline (22:00 UTC/GMT, 18 February 2009). After this date, please use the Late-Breaking online submission form. The Late-Breaking deadline is Wednesday, 6 May 2009. Only a limited amount of space may be available for late-breaking work, depending on the quantity of accepted General Submissions. 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 a Poster, please select Poster 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 name, affiliation, and contact information, as well as title of the work, a single-sentence summary that introduces the achievements of your work (50 words or fewer), and a one-paragraph overview that highlights the innovations or significant accomplishments and 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 area you are working in, what is novel about your work, and how this work fits into existing work.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.


  • Up to six supplementary images and/or a maximum five-minute supplementary video. 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.
  • If you are a student, and your work is your own and not part of a group project, you may check a box to request entry in the ACM Student Research Competition.

If you are submitting a talk as part of the same form, the talk and the poster will share the same abstract.

Submissions will be evaluated based on novelty and clarity.

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. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional details on submission materials and important evaluation guidelines.

For Late-Breaking submissions, preference will be given to work completed after the General Submission deadline.

If you submit your work for the General Submissions deadline, you will be notified of acceptance or rejection around 21 April 2009. If you submit your work for the Late-Breaking deadline, you will be notified of acceptance or rejection around 20 May 2009.

If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare a poster (four feet x four feet) that describes your work.

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. These dates are: 3 May 2009 for General Submission work and 1 June 2009 for Late-Breaking Submission work. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.

You must sign and return Acceptance Agreements for all participants 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 poster will be presented, and when your poster session is scheduled.

You are responsible for shipping the poster ahead of time. Poster authors are responsible for paying for postage and will be given detailed instructions on where and when to ship their posters before the conference.

You are encouraged to bring a portable computer to demo your work to interested attendees. 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.

If you requested entry into the Student Research Competition, and your poster is accepted, it will be passed to the Student Research Competiton jury for consideration. You will be contacted separately by the Student Research Competiton chair.

General Submissions
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.

Late-Breaking Submissions
6 May
Deadline for all Late-Breaking Submission forms and upload of materials.

7-21 May
Assignment and online review for all Late-Breaking Submissions

22-23 May
Jury meeting and final selection of Late-Breaking content.

27-28 May
Acceptance and scheduling, information, or rejection notices are sent to all Late-Breaking submitters.

10 June
Deadline to make any changes to materials for publication, including speakers, short and long descriptions, abstracts, and images.

3-7 August
SIGGRAPH 2009, New Orleans