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The SIGGRAPH 2023 Panels provide an interactive and engaging format for participants, reflective of the diverse backgrounds that comprise the conference.

Leading experts in computer graphics and interactive techniques gather for SIGGRAPH Panels to converge, collaborate, and engage in dialogue about the most prominent topics in the industry.

Panels should present a type of information, experience, and perspective that is unique to participants. They should focus on discussions that generally include a moderator and three or four confirmed panelists with varying experiences or perspectives. Good Panels may include discussion, disagreement, controversy, and audience interaction.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SIGGRAPH prioritizes conversations and industry contributions that spotlight how diversity, equity, and inclusion makes our communities, industries, and teams stronger. Conference programs provide a safe place to grow, discuss, and learn from one another and to bridge boundaries with the goal of making our community more inclusive and accessible to all. ACM SIGGRAPH encourages submissions that spotlight DEI content across every SIGGRAPH program.

How To Submit

SIGGRAPH 2023 will gather in person in Los Angeles. We look forward to celebrating 50 years of advancements in computer graphics and interactive techniques and are excited that you are considering submitting your work for consideration.

Log into the submission portal, select the “Make a New Submission” tab, select ”General Submissions,” and select “Panels” under “Presentation Formats.” To see the information you need to submit, view the sample submission form.

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Evaluation

Panels are forums for experts in a particular area to have a guided, interactive dialogue with the audience about a specific topic. A good Panels submission proposes an interesting topic, identifies panelists who will bring diverse opinions to the discussion, and outlines a proposed structure for the panel discussion itself. Good Panels do not rely on slides or a lot of prepared materials.

Examples of accepted content from past conferences, including Panels, have been made freely available by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization and can be accessed here.

Some reasons Panels proposals are rejected:

  • The panel organizer has not confirmed specific speakers or has identified speakers but not clearly conveyed why those speakers are the best ones to address the proposed topic.
  • The proposed panel topic is of very narrow interest and will only appeal to a very small number of participants.
  • The proposed panel topic is too broad or not defined well enough to engender a focused discussion.
  • The proposed panel lacks structure, or the structure fails to allow significant audience interaction. A panel that consists primarily of prepared statements by the panelists will be rejected.
  • The jury believes the panelists do not offer sufficiently diverse viewpoints.

Jurors are asked to evaluate your submission using four criteria: concept, novelty, interest, and quality. The final submission score is based on a combination of these factors. For example, a high-quality panel that has broad appeal and is unlike other recent SIGGRAPH Panels has a good chance of acceptance, while a poorly motivated submission of interest to few attendees (or that duplicates recent panels) probably will be rejected.

Concept
How engaging and exceptional are the topics and voices presented in the Panel? How coherently does the submission convey its overall concept? If the theme is a historical one, do the concepts and viewpoints include new ideas and voices? For Panels in which the theme is not new, the submissions that include connections to new or future developments and some new voices will be evaluated more favorably by the jury.

Novelty
How new and fresh is this Panel? Is its topic new, or is it a fundamental computer graphics topic augmented with new developments? Are the panelists limited to pioneers in the field or have you also included new voices? Have you confirmed your panelists? Clearly communicate their qualifications and how their viewpoints vary. You must demonstrate to the jury that your proposal’s content and/or panelists are novel.

Interest
Will conference participants want to see this? Will it inspire them? Is the topic appealing to a broad audience? This is partly a measure of how broad the potential audience is and partly a measure of the timeliness of the submission.

Quality, Craft, and Completeness
How well written is the abstract? Who are the panelists and why were they selected? The abstract must effectively communicate the concept, Panel structure, and panelist information in enough detail and with enough clarity that the jury can evaluate the submission.

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Upon Acceptance

If your panel is accepted, the organizer of the panel must prepare and submit a revised abstract (two pages maximum). The two-page abstract should include an overview of the topics being discussed and brief biographies of each participant.

Publication
You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your panel in early May 2023 and receive an email from “rightsreview@acm.org” with a link to your work’s rights permission 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 can also be found at https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~spencer/taps/taps.html.

After acceptance, the submission portal will allow you to update basic information about your work and upload any final materials for inclusion in the conference program and website. You will receive information about how to submit final versions of your accepted work and the deadlines for final updates.

You will be responsible for managing your moderator (if it’s not you) and panelists. This includes coordinating with conference organizers to prepare the panel description and speaker information for publication on the website and in conference materials. It also requires that you distribute registration discount codes to your panelists and that you check in with them during the conference.

Please note: Panels are anchored by people and discussion, not presentations. Panels should not rely on PowerPoint slides, video clips, or other visual materials.

ACM Rights Management Form

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your panel in early May 2023. If accepted, each of the panel participants must complete the ACM Rights Form. This form will be sent to all panel participants, and each participant completes their own form.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2023 programs will prepare preview videos for pre-conference promotion of accepted content, 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.

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 panel is accepted, the Panels contributors must:

  • Attend and present your panel on site at SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles.
  • Contributors should plan to present from their own personal laptops. SIGGRAPH will provide adapters needed to connect personal computers to the session projector.

Presenter Recognition
To present your panel at SIGGRAPH 2023, panelists must register at the appropriate registration level.

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.

8 May 2023
Deadline to make any changes to materials (i.e., approved title changes, contributors names, descriptions) for publication on the website.

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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