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Appy Hour

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Submit your app to SIGGRAPH 2023 to showcase your work in front of the industry. Get feedback, cultivate new ideas, and make valuable contacts to help move your efforts forward. Whether your app uses augmented reality, high-end mobile gaming, computational photography, image manipulation, location-based gaming, content creation, or anything else mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, hybrids) can do, we invite you to submit your project to SIGGRAPH 2023’s Appy Hour.

How to Submit

SIGGRAPH 2023 will gather in person in Los Angeles and online starting 6 August. We look forward to celebrating 50 years of SIGGRAPH conferences and are excited that you are considering submitting your work for consideration.

Log into the submission portal, select the “Make a New Submission” tab, and select the Appy Hour form. To see the information you need to submit, view the sample submission form.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see the “Uploading Files” tab in the Submissions FAQ.

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Evaluation

Each submission will be judged on five criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Novelty
  • Graphic attractiveness
  • Creativity
  • Technical achievement
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Upon Acceptance

If your Appy Hour submission is accepted, you must prepare and submit a two-page abstract (two pages maximum).

Publication
You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your Appy Hour submission early May 2023 and receive an email from “rightsreview@acm.org” with information about and a link to your work’s rights form within 72 hours of notification of acceptance of your work to the conference. When your rights form has been delivered to ACM, you will then receive an email from “tapsadmin@aptaracorp.awsapps.com” with information about the preparation and delivery of your material to TAPS for publication.

Please make sure that emails from “rightsreview@acm.org” and “tapsadmin@aptaracorp.awsapps.com” are part of the “allow list” in your email program, so that you do not miss these email messages.

The source (Word or LaTeX) of your abstract, as well as any supplemental materials, must be delivered to TAPS, ACM’s article production system. TAPS will generate the PDF and HTML5 versions of your abstract for publication in the ACM Digital Library. The TAPS-generated PDF of your abstract must be no more than two pages in length, including references.

You must deliver your material to TAPS, resolve any formatting issues identified by TAPS or by the proceedings production editor, and approve your material for publication by 26 May 2023. If you cannot meet that deadline, you will not be allowed to present your material at SIGGRAPH 2023.

Information about the preparation and delivery of your final material to TAPS also can be found at https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~spencer/taps/taps.html.

30-Second Pre-Recorded Video
Submit a 30-second pre-recorded video summarizing your app’s key contributions by 12 May 2023. This video may be used for promotional trailers. The video must adhere to the following specifications:

    • Quicktime .mov format required, H.264 codec export
    • 30 FPS
    • 16:9 aspect ratio
    • 30-second duration maximum (shorter than 30 seconds is acceptable, but not longer)
    • Musical background audio track, without vocals, that you have permissions to use in this video

ACM Rights Management Form
If your work is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2023, you must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent via email to all submitters whose work is accepted.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2023 programs will prepare preview videos of accepted content for pre-conference promotion, which may include a portion of the video you submitted for review. You may grant or deny us the ability to use the representative image and submitted video for these purposes on the ACM Rights Management form.

ORCID Mandate
ACM now requires that all accepted contributors register and provide ACM with valid ORCID identifiers prior to publication. Corresponding contributors are responsible for collecting these ORCID identifiers from co-contributors and providing them to ACM as part of the ACM eRights selection process.

You and your co-contributors can create and register your ORCID identifier at https://orcid.org/register. ACM only requires you to complete the initial ORCID registration process. However, ACM encourages you to take the additional step to claim ownership of all of your published works via the ORCID site.

In-Person Presentation:
If your Appy Hour submission is accepted, the contributor must:

  • Attend and present your app on-site at SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles.

At SIGGRAPH 2023 accepted submitters will show their work during Appy Hour, where participants will have the opportunity to see your work displayed, and you will have the opportunity to network with other app developers, gaming companies, etc.

Registration and travel costs to attend SIGGRAPH 2023 are at your own expense.

Presenter Recognition
To present your work at SIGGRAPH 2023, one contributor per submission must register at the appropriate registration level for Appy Hour.

You can find a link to the contributor recognition policy here.

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Timeline

22 February 2023, 22:00 UTC/GMT
Submission deadline

Early May 2023
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

12 May 2023
Deadline to make any changes to materials for publication on the website.
Deadline for the 30-second pre-recorded video that will be used for promotional purposes.

26 May 2023
Two-page abstract deadline. If we do not receive your two-page abstract by 26 May, you will not be allowed to present at SIGGRAPH 2023.

4 August 2023
Official publication date for the ACM Digital Library.

⚠Please Note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

6–10 August 2023
SIGGRAPH 2023

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