The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Art Papers

Submission Deadline

Friday, 14 January
22:00 UTC/GMT

SIGGRAPH 2011, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, features not only artists and artwork, but also the processes and theoretical frameworks for making art and contextualizing its place in society. Art Papers explore the changing roles of artists and the methods of art-making in our increasingly networked and computationally mediated world. Art Papers present excellent ideas in accessible ways. They inform artistic disciplines, set standards, and stimulate future trends.

In addition to core topics related to digital arts and interactive techniques, Art Papers can also explore the theme of SIGGRAPH 2011's juried Art Gallery: Tracing Home.

Authors present Art Papers in 20-minute sessions with five minutes of Q&A. The papers will be organized in six categories: Project Description, Thematic Survey, Application, Monograph (only if the author is no longer active), Design Methods, or Position Paper. They will be published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. The issue also includes visual documentation of the works exhibited in the Art Gallery. Publication of this third special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH 2011.

The full schedule of accepted Art Papers will be available in early June.

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 14 January 2011.

Art Papers must be submitted with all personal information removed, to accommodate a blind review process. It is necessary to fill out a separate online submission form for each art paper you intend to submit because each submission must be identified with the unique submission ID. The submission ID should appear instead of the author's name in your uploaded art paper PDF file, instead of a name or affiliation in your uploaded video, and at the top of any optional, supplementary materials. Your paper figures in TIFF format, however, should NOT contain either your submission ID or any other identifying marks. These particular files must be camera-ready at the time of submission.

Log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select "Begin a New Submission," and then select "create" for the Art Papers submission form. You will be asked for:

  • Basic submission information, including author names, affiliation, professions and contact information, as well as title of the work, a short summary that introduces the achievements of your work (50 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.
  • Submission categories and keywords that help appropriate reviewing and jurying of your submission.
  • No more than seven 24-bit (RGB 8 bits per channel) uncompressed TIFF files of all images or figures can be included in the paper. Images should be flattened prior to submission (files should not contain layers and/or transparent objects). Files should be saved at a resolution of 266 pixels per inch at the final reproduction size of 42 picas wide (approximately seven inches). Height may vary to accommodate aspect ratio, but should be no greater than approximately nine inches.
  • A single PDF document, which must include a 150-word (maximum) abstract and a 3,000-word (maximum) proofed paper.

The paper must include:

  • The text of the paper
  • Embedded (low-res) figures (maximum of seven)
  • A list of the figure captions, with figure number, title, date, etc. including credits for all images and figures (for example, name of photographer and/or owner of an artwork).
  • References

The PDF is for jury and review purposes only and need not be camera-ready. You may also optionally provide the following materials and information:

  • A glossary should be included in the PDF, if specialized or original terms are used in the manuscript.
  • A 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 and should keep the author identities anonymous.

If you find that uploading your materials is slow, and you are concerned about meeting the deadline, you may first upload MD5 Checksums for your files by 14 January 2011, 22:00 UTC/GMT and then upload the files that match these checksums by 15 January 2011, 22:00 UTC/GMT. This will help you avoid server congestion in the last two hours before the submission deadline. Uploads of all files will be disabled from 20:00 until 22:00 UTC/GMT (during the two hours before the deadline), during which time it will only be possible to upload MD5 Checksums. The files with matching MD5 Checksums must then be uploaded by 15 January 2011, 22:00 UTC/GMT. For further information about MD5 Checksums, please see Uploading Files.

Please note: If a third party created and has granted you the right to include their image/art and/or other media in your submission, they will need to complete the Leonardo Image Permission and Release (Form A)  and return it to you to Submit to SIGGRAPH 2011 Conference Administration when you complete your submission.

If you have commissioned someone to take, provide, or otherwise create an image or piece of work specifically for inclusion in your submission, they will need to complete the Leonardo Work for Hire Permission and Release (Form B) and return it to you to Submit to SIGGRAPH 2011 Conference Administration when you complete your submission.

Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the same work be submitted to any other conference or journal during the SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Papers review period.

Non-native English speakers may use the English Review Service to help improve the text of submissions. Please note that this process takes time, so plan far ahead.

All submitters must complete the Submission and Nonexclusive Publication Agreement (formerly the Acceptance Agreement) before the submission deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

Plain English Explanation of the Submission and Nonexclusive Publication Agreement

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

Art Papers will be evaluated by members of the Art Papers Committee and external reviewers. Each paper will be distributed to three or more experts for review. However, if the Advisory Board or Committee determine that a submission has either been previously published, or is off topic for SIGGRAPH 2011, the submission will be rejected without external review.

Once reviews are complete, the Committee will meet to deliberate the final outcome of each paper. If there is not a clear consensus among the original reviewers, additional reviews will be solicited. After the deliberation period, email notification of reject or conditional-accept status will be sent to the author, who will then be granted access to the written reviews and scores. Conditionally accepted paper authors will need to make changes required by the committee within the specified timeline. Changes made by authors that comply with the requirements and do not change the paper in additional ways will be finally accepted and published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Papers that do not satisfy the committee at this stage will be rejected. All decisions of the Advisory Board and Committee are final; there is neither a rebuttal period nor an appeals process.

You will be notified of conditional acceptance or rejection of your Art Paper by late March 2011.

To convert a conditionally accepted paper to an accepted paper, authors will be required to make edits requested in the committee's reviews. The timeline for completing edits is extremely tight, and you should expect to be available during the first two weeks of April to achieve this goal.

Accepted Art Papers are presented by their authors at SIGGRAPH 2011 and published in a special SIGGRAPH issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

If your Art Paper is accepted, you will be able to update your basic submission information so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized two weeks after acceptance. You must provide a final, edited, camera-ready paper (due in April 2011).

If you wish to attend SIGGRAPH 2011, registration and travel costs are at your own expense, except for the contributor of record, who is expected to present the paper at SIGGRAPH 2011 and will receive recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH 2011 Recognition Policy.

You will receive information on when and where your paper will be presented.

14 January
Deadline for all Art Papers forms and upload of materials.
Acceptance and image-release forms due.

21 January - 14 March
Review and deliberation period.

Late March
Authors notified by email of submission status (conditional acceptance or rejection).

Late March - Early April
Conditionally accepted authors' editing period based on review feedback.

Conditionally accepted authors' deadline to submit edits based on review feedback.

Authors notified by email of final submission status (acceptance or rejection).

7-11 August 2011
SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver