Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
21 JUNE 2017, 23:59 UTC/GMT

The increased power, portability, and ubiquitous connectivity of mobile devices are causing a fundamental shift in how we interact with digital content. The graphics and interactivity that once was only possible with desktop computers is now in the palm of the hand, and can be experienced almost anywhere. Increasingly sophisticated development environments, easy market access through application stores, and widespread device availability are creating new opportunities for a wide range of developers to participate in a global market growing to more than $35 billion annually.

The Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications (MGIA) at SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok, Thailand is a venue for both industry and academia to explore the opportunities and challenges of mobile applications relevant to the global graphics community. The program aims to cover the development, technology, and marketing of mobile graphics and interactive applications. It will especially highlight novel uses of graphics and interactivity on mobile devices. Attendees can expect to be exposed to the latest in mobile graphics and interactive applications through expert keynote talks, paper presentations, panel discussions, industry case studies, and hands-on demonstrations.

At this year's Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, we call for participation in the following four categories:

  • Presentations: A focused talk on a specific topic related to interesting mobile applications
  • Industry Cases: A talk focused on an industry scenarios, from technical to and marketing cases
  • Demonstrations: Live demonstrations of new mobile technology and applications
  • Panels: A multi-speaker presentation and discussion on a particular area

Topics: We are seeking submissions on the following topics

  • Mobile gaming
  • Mobile social networking
  • Mobile user interfaces and interactive techniques
  • Marketing of applications and leveraging app stores
  • Building a mobile applications business
  • Mobile cameras and image processing
  • Mobile location based services
  • Use of GPU hardware in mobile computing
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality on mobile platforms
  • Cross platform application development tools and standards
  • Innovative use of mobile sensors, including Internet of Things scenarios
  • Visualization on mobile devices
  • Non-traditional mobile apps and interactive techniques
  • Industry case study of bringing a product to market

We also welcome submissions from other areas that are relevant to Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications.

Format: Contributors will be able to present their work in one of the following formats

  • Presentations: A 20-minute talk by a single speaker
  • Industry Cases: A 20-minute talk by up to two speakers
  • Demonstrations: A two-hour hands-on demo session
  • Panels: A 60 minute multi-speaker presentations and discussion

Please contact the MGIA chair if you would like to consider other formats. The MGIA committee also reserves the right to alter the length of each timeslot based on content and in order to better balance the schedule.

All submitters of Presentations and Industry Cases are also encouraged to submit Demonstrations of their works.

Important notes

  • Journal submission of best works
    Authors of the best technical presentations and industry cases will be invited to submit extended manuscripts of their papers for possible publication in a special section of the Computers & Graphics journal. Please be aware of ACM's policy on revisions and resubmissions of previously published work at http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright_policy#Definitive.
  • 'Best Demo' and 'Best Demo (runner up)' prizes
    Selected accepted demo submissions to MGIA will be chosen as "Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Best Demo Prize" by the MGIA program committee members and audience vote at the event venue. The quality of work, how they are demonstrated onsite, and how attractive attendees view the works are criteria upon which each work will be judged. Prize winners will be announced at the MGIA closing ceremony.

Submission Manuscript Format

  • Presentation and Industry cases: 2 to 4 page abstract
  • Demonstrations, and Panels: 1 page abstract

Upon acceptance, Presentations and Case studies are expected to submit revised manuscripts extended to 6 to 8 pages for the proceedings.

Language

The official language of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 is English and consequently all presentations and content are expected to be in English.

 

Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Chair

Mark Billinghurst
University of South Australia
Australia

 

Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Co-Chair

Witawat Rungjiratananon
Square Enix
Japan

 

How To Submit

  • Log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System
  • Select "Begin a New Submission"
  • Select "Create" for the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications submission form

Use these instructions to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable program requirements: Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia online submission system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Fax submissions are not accepted. Only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.

Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. When you begin the form, your submission will be assigned with submission identification (ID) number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. You can modify the form up until the deadline. If required information is missing, your form will be marked Incomplete. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

Please ensure that your proposal is relevant to the goals and subject matter of the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications. In particular, your proposal should have a well-defined educational goal and identify a specific set of skills or knowledge that you aim to communicate. If your proposal does not fulfil the criteria outlined by the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, it might be referred to another program offered by SIGGRAPH Asia.

It is extremely important that you fill out the Online Submission Form as completely as possible. Since your proposal is judged on the items you submit in the online form, it is in your best interest to provide as much relevant information as you can.

We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Submit your work before the submission deadline 21 JUNE 2017, 23:59 UTC/GMT. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by that time. 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

Your submission must include the following materials and information (in two separate files):

Depending on your submission type, a one-page to 4-page abstract describing your proposal (PDF):

This self-contained document, formatted according to the SIGGRAPH template for Technical Papers (two-column ACM format), should describe your contribution and highlight why it is of interest to the symposium audience.

One representative image (JPG) suitable for use on the conference website and promotional materials: All submissions shall include a representative digital image that shall be of the highest print quality possible or the highest possible screen grab (collages of mobile device screenshots may be acceptable). Images must be submitted in JPG format.

Supplementary materials (OPTIONAL): All submitters are encouraged to provide a video showcasing their projects when available (this is especially interesting for demonstration submissions). The video may be uploaded in one or more separate files. We can only accommodate videos in QuickTime, MPEG-4, or DivX Version 5 (or later) formats. The total length of the video should not exceed five minutes. Remember that the total size of all uploaded files should not exceed 100 MB.

Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the online submission system. No discs or drives will be accepted.

Copyright Permissions

All materials presented at SIGGRAPH Asia and published in SIGGRAPH publications must have appropriate permissions from any copyright holders or holders of other rights. It is crucial that presenters either own or receive the appropriate permissions before presentation. Work that you perform for third parties, such as images created for a film, or research done for a corporate laboratory, may have restrictions on its use. It is the responsibility of the presenter to know what permissions may be necessary, and to obtain them.

Educator's Resources Submission option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of 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.

Evaluation

Each proposal is extensively reviewed by peers from the SIGGRAPH community. Reviewers are chosen for their familiarity with the content of the proposal. In their reviews, jurors consider factors such as:

  • Relevance: Does the submission cover both the topics of SIGGRAPH Asia and Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications?
  • Concept: How exceptional are the ideas, problems, solutions, aesthetics, etc. presented in this submission? How coherently does the submission convey its overall concept? Is the concept similar to existing ones, or does it stands out as unique and original?
  • Novelty: How new and fresh is this work? Is it a new, ground-breaking approach to an old problem, or is it an existing approach with a slightly new twist? Second, you should evaluate your work in the context of other approaches where appropriate: Is it faster? Easier to use? Does it give better results? Is it more accurate?
  • Interest: Will conference attendees want to see this material? Will it inspire them? Are the results or approaches appealing to a broad audience? This is partly a measure of how broad the potential audience is and partly a measure of the overall clarity and novelty of the submission. A submission in a very niche area is more likely to be accepted if the results are exceptionally better than what exists already, or if the proposed solution might be applicable to other areas.
  • Quality, craft, and completeness: This is a measure of how well written the proposal is and the quality of the supporting materials. The proposal must effectively communicate their objectives in enough detail and clarity so that the jury can evaluate it.
  • Speaker expertise and ability to cover the topic: Ability to communicate ideas and to teach, as well as language skills, will be reviewed. So it is really important that you explain how you are going to convey your points: What is the tone of your event? What kind of learning material and techniques will you use to support your presentation?

The final submission score is based on a combination of these factors. For example, a submission that is high quality, has broad appeal, and contains something new is likely to be accepted, while a submission that is incremental, of interest to only a small number of people, and poorly written will probably be rejected.

Event organizers should learn the results of the review process in August 2017.

Notice To Contributors

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 through the online 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 official channels of ACM/SIGGRAPH Asia. For most content types, this will be a Permission and Release form, which allows authors to retain copyright.

More Information on these options (the FAQ is particularly useful)

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 are using 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.

Upon Acceptance

If your work is accepted, you will be required to prepare the final print-ready file following the specifications in the acceptance notification (2 to 8 pages, depending on submission type).

Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is tight. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Detailed information and instructions as well as deadlines will be sent to submitters along with the acceptance letter. Closer to the event, the organizers will confirm the schedule, and any presentation, workshop or exhibit needs.

For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection in 11 August 2017, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

After acceptance, the SIGGRAPH Asia Information System will allow you to update basic information about your work and upload any final materials for inclusion on the conference program and web site. 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.

The time and location of your presentation or demonstration will be posted on the SIGGRAPH Asia website well in advance of the conference.

Some registration and travel costs to attend SIGGRAPH Asia may be at your own expense; each accepted submission receives recognition as specified in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Recognition Policy.

Publication

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

Presenter and Contributor Recognition

Presenters / Contributors of each accepted submission have to 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 Policy for a summary of what you will receive if your work and/or proposal are accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia.

Presenters are expected to cover their own travel costs, which are not covered by SIGGRAPH Asia.

You can apply for a 25% discount per accepted submission in the submission system, one presenter per accepted submission. Presenters / Contributors of each accepted submission have to register for at least one Basic conference pass.

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

Please note: The schedule to provide your final material after receiving the acceptance notification is very tight. Please plan your personal schedule accordingly.

For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

You will be able to update your basic submission information and any final materials so that it can be included in the conference program and web site. This information needs to be finalized four weeks after receipt of acceptance notifications. Please be prepared to deliver your final versions of your information and work on or before these dates.

FAQs

Deadlines and Extensions
Submissions
Upon Acceptance

Deadlines and Extensions

What is the submission deadline?

21 JUNE 2017, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

Can I submit after the deadline?

No. The deadline is 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 personal circumstances are outside of SIGGRAPH Asia direct control and cannot be accommodated fairly.

Why is this so absolute?

Primarily, the answer is fairness and equal opportunity for consideration. This respects the contribution process for all submissions. Secondly, the deadlines were designed to maximize submission development and quality for all contributors, including those contributing to other SIGGRAPH Asia programs. Submission deadlines are set as late as possible, but they must also support quality in review, production, and delivery at SIGGRAPH Asia.

Are partial or incomplete submissions considered?

Incomplete submissions are not guaranteed a review. Contributors are required to minimally meet all submission requirements by the published deadline. The Committee 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 yourself enough time to meet your own quality goals.

How will SIGGRAPH Asia address network failures?

SIGGRAPH Asia is only responsible for the availability of the submission server. If the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Chair is notified of a hardware or service failure in the submission system, he/she will authorize an appropriate adjustment (and will prominently post notices at several locations). All other network failures between your location and the SIGGRAPH server will not affect the submission deadline. Please submit early to avoid connectivity-support problems or last-minute submission-server performance issues.

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Submissions

Are submissions to Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications anonymous?

No, they are not. Please state full names and affiliations on the submitted materials.

Why is it necessary to specify an intended audience? The average SIGGRAPH Asia conference attendee should be sufficient detail, no?

No. The attendee population is actually very diverse. It includes different experience levels, different backgrounds, and different interests in technical and artistic topics. Your detailed audience identification aids proposal evaluation by the reviewers (to ensure that your material is appropriate to the audience you wish to reach), by the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Committee (for program balancing), and for proper marketing to interested conference attendees.

Does SIGGRAPH Asia tend to favor or avoid specific levels of material (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?

While we do specify introductory-level events in our general themes, we do not favor or avoid specific levels of material. SIGGRAPH Asia will serve a wide international audience of many capabilities. The richest, most engaging materials are desired no matter what their level. This is your opportunity to address the community's need with your expertise. The Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Committee will offer the best-balanced program possible with available submissions and resources. This includes the need for a good mixture of beginning, intermediate, and advanced presentations.

We have a great idea for an untried topic. Should we submit it?

Absolutely! We always seek innovation both in topics and presentation. New ideas that relate to some aspect of computer graphics in mobile computing and interactive techniques are most welcome for consideration. You should clearly state this relevance in the rationale of your proposal.

Do you support anything other than Portable Document Format (PDF)? It is easier for me to provide files in (your file type here). Everyone can read those, right?

No, please submit in PDF format. Reviewers come from many backgrounds and use many operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.). PDF provides easy standardization (universal viewer support, graphics, embedded fonts, etc.) for both the reviewer and the proposer (for example, it preserves intentional formatting by the submitter). Even ASCII clear text is not "universal" due to carriage-return differences, column widths, lack of graphics, etc. While we are unable to provide document conversion software that generates PDF output, please note that many websites provide such services. Keying in the following keywords: "online word to pdf converter" in any major search engine's search box will give you a list of such services.

What are good-quality presentation notes?

Think of your notes as being the textbook chapters that you summarize in your presentation. Good quality notes are any combination of materials (text, images, video, source code, demos, etc.) that can assist people during your presentation and beyond the scope of the auditorium. Copies of the slides, images, and videos used during the presentation are common, but by themselves are not enough. They should be annotated with additional detailed explanations of complex concepts, elaborations on related topics that cannot fit into the time of the presentation, mathematical derivations, etc. Clear examples, tutorials, explanation of techniques, annotations from your experience, and program source code, for example, are always appreciated by the attendees. This material should help attendees accurately understand your presentation and build a useful context for application of what they have learned. Please refer to the Courses' sample Course Notes that help gauge what would be a quality set of notes for your presentation Notes.

Our presentation notes are completely done. Should we put them all in the download area as part of our submission?

No. A representative sampling of the quality of your notes is all that is required. Complete sets can overwhelm and complicate the review process. It is better to show a subsection that demonstrates detail, annotation, and supplemental materials than provide the entire set.

Can I submit additional materials (audio, video, animations, etc.) with my submission?

While we only accept a sample PDF of the notes to be submitted with your proposal, you are encouraged to include a list of additional materials with your proposal. If you have samples of materials available for consideration with your proposal, please provide a reference (for example, a URL) to their location.

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Upon 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 very tight. Please plan your personal schedule accordingly.

Detailed information and instructions as well as deadlines will be sent to submitters along with the acceptance letter. Closer to the event, the organizers will confirm the schedule, and any presentation, workshop or exhibit needs.

For instructions about preparation and delivery of your final content for publications, please carefully follow the instructions in the acceptance letter.

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection in 11 August 2017, 23:59 UTC/GMT.

I can't afford to come all the way to Bangkok, Thailand for the conference. Will SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 pay for a part of my travel expenses?

We are unable to support your travel or hotel accommodation or any other related travel expenses. Please see the Presenter Recognition Policy for more details.

I have a great idea for a presentation, but I'm not sure if it's appropriate (too basic, advanced, fuzzy, etc.) for your program.

Please send it in, and let us make the decision.

Publication

All work selected for the program will be documented and distributed through the ACM Digital Library. The work will also be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Our proposal was accepted. Now it is time to submit our Presentation Notes. Unfortunately, we have not had time to complete everything to the level of examples that we submitted during the review process. This will be okay, right?

No. We may have a serious problem. If the final materials fail to meet or exceed the quality of the accepted proposal, the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Chair may decide to cancel your event.

I am an event organizer who has one or more lecturers/presenters who have not completed their notes. Your publication deadline is fast approaching. Can we have an extension?

No. Unfortunately, all deadlines (proposal, Workshop Notes, etc.) are closely tied to publication and production. They cannot be extended. In absolute worst-case scenarios, the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications Chair may decide to cancel your session.

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Timeline

All deadlines are 23:59 UTC/GMT.

21 JUNE 2017
Submission Deadline

July 2017
Jury Review

11 August 2017
Acceptance Notification

11 September 2017
Final Publication-Ready Materials Due

27 - 30 November 2017
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

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

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