Courses

Submission Deadline: 10 July 2024, 23:59 AoE (Closed)

For over 30 years, SIGGRAPH Courses have been the premier source for practitioners, developers, researchers, scientists, engineers, artists, and students who want to learn about state-of-the-art computer graphics and related topics. At SIGGRAPH Asia 2024, hundreds of attendees will attend the courses to broaden and deepen their knowledge, and to learn the secrets behind the newest techniques.
The SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 Courses program aims to help push the boundaries of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques by providing master classes by leading international experts from academia and industry. Courses may target any level of expertise (from beginner to expert) as presenters distill key concepts and ideas into self-contained presentations.

We particularly welcome courses that embrace the “Curious Minds” theme of SIGGRAPH Asia 2024. Courses can fulfill many educational roles and cover a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Innovative ideas and novel paradigms,
  • Different areas of computer science, e.g., big data, machine learning, vision, and others,
  • Other disciplines, from art to design, from science to technology and engineering,
  • Initiation to related skills, e.g., storytelling, visual psychology, and
  • Focus on different applications, e.g., gaming, manufacturing, medicine, cultural heritage, etc.
Courses can be short (1 hour 45 minutes) or half-day long (3 hours 45 minutes). We are not accepting proposals for full-day courses. Courses usually fall into one of the following categories:
Introductory: An introduction to a topic suitable for attendees with little or no background in that area. These courses can range from essential topics to more advanced concepts. The important criteria for this type, of course, are that it should guide attendees through the material in a sensible way and not assume substantial prior knowledge of that specific topic. For cases where the material is not considered “core” computer graphics, the proposers must clearly demonstrate how SIGGRAPH Asia participants would benefit from the course.
State-of-the-art: Best practices and state-of-the-art methodologies for computer graphics professionals. These advanced courses present the best the field can offer professionals in a specific subfield. Proposers should demonstrate that there are likely enough participants in the subfield to make the course attractive.
New trends: Consolidation of a new and emerging research trend. This type of course can guide new researchers in the area and help facilitate transfers to practical applications.
Hands-on: A course that provides opportunities for attendees to learn by doing through the industry’s most popular technologies. They are intended for a limited audience on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are considering such a course proposal, please get in touch with us the submission deadline to discuss suitability and any special arrangements needed.
Your proposal should be tailored to the specific topic and its relevance to the attendees. Therefore, if you feel that your course does not fit the above options, please contact us, and we will be happy to provide suggestions and feedback.
Proposals for courses presented at previous SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conferences are welcome. In such cases, the proposal needs to justify why the course should be repeated at SIGGRAPH Asia 2024.
SIGGRAPH Asia attendees are both local and international. They include established industry professionals, students, professors, researchers, engineers, producers, and artists. Their expectations are diverse, and no one course can attract all delegates. We are looking for outstanding courses on SIGGRAPH Asia’s most popular and fundamental topics, from beginners to intermediate to advanced levels.

Format

Courses are presented in two basic formats:

  • Short (1 hour and 45 minutes) – we recommend a single lecturer for a Short Course.
  • Half-Day (3 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute break) – we recommend two to three lecturers for a Half-Day Course.

Language

The official language of SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 is English. Verbal presentations, slide presentations, and course notes are expected to be in English.

Courses Chair

Shenzhen University
China
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Submissions are due on 10 July 2024, 23:59 AoE. Course proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System:

Use these instructions to ensure your submission is complete and meets all applicable program requirements: Course proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No other submission method will be accepted, and only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.
Use these instructions to ensure your submission is complete and meets all applicable program requirements: Course proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No other submission method will be accepted, and only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.

We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Submit your work before the submission deadline of 10 July 2024, 23:59 AoE. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by then. The submission deadline will be strictly enforced. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files.

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

Submission Form

Basic information about your submission (page 1)

  • Permissions (page 2) and presentation format (page 3).
  • Additional submission information, including lecturer names, affiliations, contact information, course title, and a single-sentence summary (50 words or fewer).
  • One “representative image” suitable for the conference website and promotional materials. See Representative Image Guidelines.
  • Statement of permissions to use the submitted materials.
  • Course Description, Syllabus/Schedule including duration of topic sections and lecturers.
  • Length of the course: short (1 hour and 45 minutes) and half-day (3 hours and 45 minutes including one 15-minute break).
  • Intended audience, prerequisites, and level of difficulty.
  • Bio Form. Please provide your lecturers or panelists with short bios (100 words max). We recommend one lecturer for a short course and two to three lecturers for a half-day course.
  • Sample of Course Notes. This is an outline of materials and a representative sample of the type of Course Notes that you plan to provide if your course is accepted. The review sample does not need to be extended or completed. Still, it should be clear and concise and demonstrate the expected quality of the learning materials that will be available during and after the conference.
  • Formatting guidelines and examples of well-formatted course notes can be found at http://www.siggraph.org/learn/instructions-authorss
  • Special presentation requirements, if any.
  • Submission categories and keywords to help ensure your submission is reviewed and juried appropriately.
  • Optional: You may also provide examples of other materials, demonstrations, or exercises that support the course topics.

Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

Educator’s Resources Submission option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference can donate materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources to benefit 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.

Deadlines

Online submission forms must be completed no later than 10 July 2024, 23:59 AoE.

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General Submission Policies

For more details on SIGGRAPH Asia’s General Submission Policies, please go to SIGGRAPH Asia’s Submission Information page.

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All contributors to SIGGRAPH Asia Annual Conferences are now required to use ACM’s rights management system to grant rights to publish accepted content rather than use the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. Essentially, submission tracking, jury review, and acceptance remain the same, but now the rights management is through ACM, the parent organization of SIGGRAPH Asia.

You will be asked to complete an ACM rights management form, which includes permission to record and distribute the audio and video of your recorded presentation through the official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

As a contributor to an ACM-sponsored event, the following expectations apply to you, should your content be accepted for presentation:

  • You have the permission to use everything that is in your presentation. This includes securing permission to use third-party material and providing documentation of that permission to ACM. (More Information on The Proper Use of Third-Party Material in Your Presentation)
  • If you use copyrighted musical compositions in your presentation, you must secure performing rights licenses.
  • You must have the authority to grant ACM the right to distribute your presentation.

Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution.

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Detailed information, instructions, and deadlines will be sent to submitters along with the acceptance letter.

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection on 14 August 2024.

After acceptance, the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System will allow you to update basic information about your course and upload any final materials for inclusion on the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized four weeks after acceptance. Be prepared to deliver your final versions of your work before these dates, or your acceptance may be rescinded.

If your course is accepted, you will need to submit:

  • Copyright permissions or clearances on any restricted materials
  • Submission and Authorization Agreements from all speakers
  • A final set of electronic Course Notes
  • Digital supplementary materials (for example, sample code, datasets, documentation, demos, animations)
  • A final course timeline listing the topics and speakers in chronological order

The time and location of your course will be posted on the SIGGRAPH Asia website well before the conference.

Publication

All accepted work will be documented on the SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 website and distributed through the ACM Digital Library.

Presenter and Contributor Recognition

Presenters/contributors of each accepted submission must register for at least one conference pass. Please visit our registration page to view the various registration categories for each program.

Please see the Recognition Benefits for a summary of what you will receive if SIGGRAPH Asia accepts your work and/or proposal.

You can apply for a 100% discount for up to one presenter per half-day course or short course via the submission system.

Once your contribution is accepted, you will receive a link via email to the appropriate form for your contribution. You will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

Other Details

You will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and website. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance.
If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification.

Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is tight. Please plan your schedule accordingly. For instructions about preparing and delivering your final content for publication, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

You will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials to include them in the conference program and website. 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.

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Deadlines

Q1. Can I submit it after the deadline?

No. The deadlines are absolute. All submissions receive equal consideration up to the published deadline. Please respect other contributors and allow time for unforeseen circumstances in your submission, including (but not limited to) network connectivity, equipment failures, job impacts, life or family events, etc. These are outside SIGGRAPH Asia’s direct control and cannot be accommodated reasonably.

Q2. Why is this so absolute?

Firstly, the answer is fairness and equal opportunity for consideration. This respects the contribution process for all submissions. Secondly, the deadline was set as late as possible while allowing sufficient time for quality review, production, and delivery at SIGGRAPH Asia. Immediately after the submission deadline, we start processing and reviewing the submissions on a very tight schedule, and we cannot accommodate exceptions.

Q3. How will SIGGRAPH Asia address server-side network failures?

SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If necessary, the conference chair will authorize an appropriate adjustment (prominently post notices at several online locations). All other network failures between your location and the SIGGRAPH Asia server will not affect the submission deadlines. Please submit early to avoid connectivity-support problems or last-minute submission-server performance issues.

Q4. The SIGGRAPH Asia 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 ensure it is submitted and marked “complete” in the submission system at least 14 days before your program’s submission deadline.

Nature of Content

Q1. My company sells educational software. Can we make a sales presentation?

No. The exhibition is the best place for that.

I have an excellent idea for a presentation, but I am unsure if it is appropriate (e.g., too basic, advanced, fuzzy, etc.) for SIGGRAPH Asia.

Please send it in and let the SIGGRAPH Asia jury make the decision.

Q2. Can my company have a dedicated session in which we present a collection of talks about various aspects of a large project?

Possibly. You are welcome to submit a collection of related submissions. However, the SIGGRAPH Asia committee will ultimately decide the scheduling and grouping of accepted material.

Q3. My company has a great new product that is of general interest to the SIGGRAPH Asia community. Can I submit an abstract about it?

A simple product announcement or sales pitch is inappropriate for the course program. However, a methods or systems description that presents the engineering design and algorithms behind the product could be appropriate. If you are an exhibitor and you are interested in a presentation on all aspects of your new product, please get in touch with Exhibition Management about organizing an Exhibitor Talk.

Q4. English is not my first language. Can I submit and present in another language?

No, but ACM SIGGRAPH’s International Committee can provide some help with English. Please see the English Review Service.

Q5. I am a sixth-grade teacher, not an expert in computer graphics or interactive techniques. Still, I have designed something using computer graphics software, interactive techniques, games, etc., that really helps my math, English, dance, and other students. Should I submit it?

Probably! SIGGRAPH Asia educators are very interested in how new techniques can be used for pedagogical purposes. Submissions in this area with the best chance for acceptance should clearly demonstrate how learning is improved with computer graphics or interactive techniques.

Q6. Why is it necessary to specify an intended audience for a course? The intended audience should be the average SIGGRAPH Asia conference attendee, no?

No. The attendee population is very diverse. Your detailed audience identification helps both proposal evaluation by the review committee (program balancing) and proper marketing to interested conference attendees.

Q7. We have a great idea for an educational session on an unusual topic. Should we submit it?

SIGGRAPH Asia seeks innovation both in topic and presentation, so yes! New ideas that relate to some aspect of computer graphics and interactive techniques are most welcome. Your proposal should clearly explain this relevance.

Q8. Should all submissions be prepared anonymously, like Technical Papers?

No. The review process is single-blind, which means the reviewers will know who the authors are, but the authors will not know who the reviewers are. Your submission should be as close to its final form as possible (see Completeness, Work in Progress below), including the names of all collaborators on the work and their institutions. Potential conflicts of interest are considered when submissions are assigned to reviewers.

Completeness, Work in Progress

Q1. Are partial or incomplete submissions considered?

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Contributors are required to meet all submission requirements minimally by the published deadline. The jury will evaluate the merit of each completed proposal as it was submitted at the deadline, even if it does not meet the author’s personal quality objectives. Please allow enough time to meet your own quality goals.

Work Submitted Elsewhere

Q1. Can I submit work that I have published or presented or has been accepted for publication or presentation elsewhere?

Yes, though, with some caveats. First, you must indicate the prior appearance via the checkbox on the submission form and describe how and where the work appeared. Second, be aware that SIGGRAPH Asia attendees expect to see things they have never seen before. The jury will decide if the novelty and impact of the submission warrant acceptance despite its appearance elsewhere.

Q2. Can I submit work to SIGGRAPH Asia and also submit a more complete description to other conferences (for example, EGSR, SGP, or SCA) while the submission is still being reviewed?

The other conference or journal will likely consider this an unacceptable “dual submission”, so you must check with them. If they are okay with it, SIGGRAPH Asia is okay with it. But suppose you intend to submit this work elsewhere before the conference. In that case, you must indicate this intent via the checkbox on the submission form and describe where you intend to submit it and when it will appear.

Q3. Can I submit work that was presented at a previous SIGGRAPH conference?

The submission form has a checkbox that requires you to indicate this fact. The jury will decide if the novelty of the submission warrants acceptance regardless of prior presentation or publication. Courses may remain valuable from year to year and will be considered by the jury, but proposals should clearly offer compelling reasons for repetition.

Review and Upon Acceptance

Q1. How does the jury select pieces?

All submissions are juried together, and there are no strict rules for acceptance. The jury primarily looks for a combination of innovation and excellence. A longer list of traits the jury typically looks for includes originality, artistic achievement, technical accomplishment, technical innovation, production value, creativity, design, educational value, aesthetic appeal, community building, and social responsibility.

Q2. What makes a proposal great?

Topics and proposals come in all shapes and sizes. Well-written proposals effectively communicate their ideas so reviewers can assess the submission’s benefits to SIGGRAPH Asia attendees. Strong proposals clearly answer questions regarding relevance, content, and background.

Q3. The reviews we received from the jury were highly positive and outstanding, but we were still not accepted. Why is this?

  • The work is not sufficiently outstanding to justify its presentation length.
  • The submission did not show enough improvement over previous presentations.
  • The submission overlapped with better proposals in a similar area.
  • The submission overlapped with topics with more significant anticipated attendance in a similar area.
  • The work was not strong or relevant.
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All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

10 July 2024

Submission Deadline

12 July – 11 August 2024

Jury Reviews

14 August 2024

Acceptance Notification

15 September 2024

Final Materials Due

3 – 6 December 2024

SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 Event Days

4 – 6 December 2024

SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 Exhibition Days

*Publications content will be available in the ACM Digital Library one week prior to the conference.

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ACM SIGGRAPH strives to create a welcoming and nurturing community for everyone working in computer graphics and interactive techniques independent of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, religion, country of origin, or abilities. Work submitted to this program should be in alignment with these values.

For any submission to an ACM SIGGRAPH conference or Standing Committee activity, the person in charge (PIC) of the program should be aware of and sensitive to potential issues pertaining to the ACM SIGGRAPH values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If an issue is identified, then the authors of the submission shall be asked to modify their submission to resolve the issue before acceptance. If the PIC is unsure of an issue, they should contact the Chair of the DEI Committee for advice.