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Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Call for Submissions

Showcase the future of realities at SIGGRAPH 2019

The Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality content in the Immersive Pavilion at SIGGRAPH will feature the most innovative virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

We are looking for artists, designers and content creators from all industries to submit their interactive headset experiences including everything from art, adaptive technology, games, location-based experiences, research, healthcare and more.

Collaborative and interactive experiences

  • Location-based Installations (such as those found in classrooms and museums)
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Interactive projection mapping
  • Interactive theater, journalism, and scientific demonstrations
  • Interactive art installations for the VR Museum

At SIGGRAPH 2019, in addition to bleeding-edge immersive technologies, content, and research, we are looking to feature technologies that support adaptive technology and mobility, along with ones that have a positive impact on the community.

 

How To Submit

Before Submitting

Before you prepare a proposal, please carefully review these topics of interest for SIGGRAPH 2019’s Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality:

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality in areas of gaming (to be featured in the Vrcade), art, science, healthcare, and research

Artistic and technology performances and demonstrations, especially those that showcase adaptive technologies or art created with augmented, mixed or virtual reality (to be featured in the VR Museum)

Research projects featuring augmented reality

The Immersive Pavilion is seeking content-driven and interactive projects that:

  • Demonstrate a unique type of interactive and immersive experience
  • Utilize the latest technology in immersive environments. For example: wireless, untethered, head-mounted displays for AR, VR, augmented spatial reality such as projection mapping combined with gestural interfaces, and real-time eye tracking within an augmented or virtual environment.
  • Influence our day-to-day lives as practical applications or creative tools, or improve our relationship with each other and the world around us.
  • Note: experiences should be able to be shown in demo mode in order to provide exposure to the maximum amount of attendees (5-7 minutes maximum recommended)

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 26 March 2019.

Submissions

Log in to the submission portal, select “Make a New Submission tab,” and then select the Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality form. To see the information you will need to submit, view the Sample Submission Form.

In particular, please be aware of these fields:

  • Full names of primary content creators/presenters
  • Phone number of the contributor who will be onsite at SIGGRAPH
  • Title and description of your project, running length, genre
  • Hardware and network requirements
  • Basic logistics, lighting and sound requirements (if any)
  • Final representative image (jpg, jpeg, png), with up to five additional images
  • Download and mounting guide with installation and run instructions
  • Video/Application to be evaluated, and optionally a trailer
  • Website and URL for conference publicity & media/attendee inquiries
  • Full names of primary content creators/presenters

Finally, if you are hosting file(s), please supply the link, login credentials, product key or coupon information.

For additional submission information, please see Submissions FAQ.

Evaluation

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Innovative – Does the experience utilize new technologies, processes, and research from the past 12 months? Does it push the boundaries of creativity?
  • Immersion – Is the submission able to engage and immerse an attendee in an experience? Does the installation, demonstration, or performance inspire awe?
  • Interactivity – How interactive is the project? Does it require attendee participation and interaction?
  • Thrive – How does this project fit with the 2019 SIGGRAPH theme of Thrive? Does it support the broader community or humanity?
  • Collaborative – Will multiple people be able to participate at the same time? Does the installation, demonstration, or performance invite audience participation?

A jury will select the top-rated submissions for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2019, and all submitters will be notified of their submission status: accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected.

In very rare cases, submissions may be conditionally accepted. If your work is conditionally accepted, you must demonstrate your submission to a jury member in person so that it can be measured against the criteria above. Jurors who have a conflict of interest with your submission will not be permitted to review your submission.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

SIGGRAPH reviewers cannot sign non-disclosure agreements for submissions. For information on Patents and Confidentiality see the Submission FAQ.

Upon Acceptance

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality  – Immersive Pavilion – Upon Acceptance

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection by mid-April 2019

Personnel Support

If accepted to the Immersive Pavilion Village space, you are expected to bring sufficient personnel and staff for your installation, demonstration, or performance throughout the open hours of the conference. You will be required to have at least one person present at your installation at all times while the Village space in the Immersive Pavilion is open. This includes lunchtimes, as the venue does not close down until the end of the day. This also includes during times of an Experience Presentation, if your submission was also accepted for an Experience Presentation.

Booth Staffing is required for the following conference hours:

Sunday, 28 July, 1:30-5:30 pm
Monday, 29 July, 10 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday, 30 July, 10 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday, 31 July, 10 am-5:30 pm
Thursday, 1 August, 10 am-3:30 pm

Travel support is not provided. Limited conference registration is available for selected project contributors. Please review the SIGGRAPH 2019 Recognition Policy.

Before SIGGRAPH 2019, all accepted presenters will receive an Organization and Logistics Guide. This document includes details on shipping, insurance, set-up, rehearsals, on-site policies, and tear-down.

Networking, Computing, Space and Supply Needs

You will need to bring your own equipment and materials for your installation, demonstration or performance. Network connections can be provided but requirements must be outlined in the original submission.

Shipping Equipment & Logistics

You are responsible for bringing or shipping any necessary equipment to Los Angeles and for return shipment of the equipment. You must also complete shipping, insurance, and other required forms and return them in a timely manner upon acceptance.

Contributor Logo Usage

SIGGRAPH 2019 will provide an informational sign for all installations within the Experience Hall. If a contributor would like an additional sign beyond what SIGGRAPH provides please review the NEW POLICY FOR 2019 BELOW

SIGGRAPH offers contributors the opportunity to create one (1) additional sign, at the contributor’s expense, to recognize the contributing organization of your submission. In fairness to all contributors, contributors wishing to create additional signs to the following rules when producing the promotional sign:

One sign is permitted per installation:

Sign should be no larger than 22”x28”. Your organization’s logo is permitted on the sign up to 12”x12”. Multiple organization logos must also fit within the 12”x12” space.

* If your installation requires use of a screen, the screen may use a logo up to 6”x6”.

Failure to adhere to these rules will result in removal of the sign. Looking for brand visibility beyond the offering listed above? Contact Exhibition Management to review additional opportunities.

Timeline

22:00 UTC/GMT, 26 March
Submission deadline.

Mid-April
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

30 April
Deadline to make any changes to materials for publication.

28 July – 1 August
Los Angeles Convention Centre
SIGGRAPH 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA

ACM Rights Management Form

If Your Work is Accepted for Presentation at SIGGRAPH 2019: You must complete the ACM Rights Management Form. The form will be sent to all submitters whose work is accepted.

Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes. Several SIGGRAPH 2019 programs – Art Gallery, Art Papers, Real-Time Live!, Technical Papers, and all installation 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 have the ability to grant or deny us the ability to use the representative image and submitted video for these purposes.

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