SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Papers must be submitted in one of these four categories:
A description of a creative work or artistic/collaborative process with particular emphasis on its historical and/or theoretical significance.
Theory or Criticism
Exposition of a significant issue for contemporary art and design practice as it relates to SIGGRAPH topics.
Novel techniques for visual-arts practices, with an emphasis on critical and creative uses of computing, visualization methods, and human‐machine interaction.
Papers that engage with the history of electronic art and new media, including collaborative practices; critical making; and the history and theory of multimedia computing, visualization, and interactive techniques.
Prior to writing and submitting proposals, authors are strongly encouraged to review the sample Art Papers articles published in the special issues of Leonardo in 2014 and 2015, as examples that fulfill the submission criteria:
Kayla Anderson, Object Intermediaries: How New Media Artists Translate the Language of Things (2014)
Esteban García Bravo & Jorge A. García, Yturralde: Impossible Figure Generator (2015)
All papers must adhere to the Leonardo Manuscript Guidelines for SIGGRAPH 2016.
- Papers must be publishable in their current form, and authors are encouraged to include reference images in the body of their text.
- Papers must employ proper use of academic written English. 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.
- Papers must include substantial, relevant citations.
- For time‐based works, reference videos are strongly encouraged. Links to videos are preferred to video files uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Information System.
Each submission must be identified with the unique submission ID generated by the online submission system when a submission is created. It is necessary to complete a separate online submission form for each art paper you intend to submit. The submission ID should appear instead of the author's name in your uploaded art paper PDF file.
If you submit images and figures (in TIFF format), they should NOT contain either your submission ID or any other identifying marks. These files must be camera-ready at the time of submission.
To submit your paper, log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select "Begin a New Submission", and then select "create" for the Art Papers submission form.
Your submission must include the following materials and information:
- Basic submission information, including author names, affiliation, professions, contact information, the title of the work, and 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.
- No more than seven additional images. See Representative Image Guidelines.
- Statement of permissions to use the submitted materials.
- Submission categories and keywords that help the jury review your submission.
- A single PDF document for jury review (not camera-ready) that includes:
- A 3,500-word (maximum) finalized and proofed paper (the paper wordcount includes notes and bibliographic materials)
- A 150-word (maximum) abstract
- The paper text
- Embedded (low-res) figures (maximum of seven)
- A list of 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)
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. Uploaded videos must be 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 authors' identities anonymous.
All complete submissions received by the deadline will be acknowledged by email. For this purpose, a submission is complete if a paper-ID has been assigned and a PDF file of the paper and a representative image have been successfully uploaded. Such submissions will be reviewed unless they are withdrawn by the author. For more information about the Art Papers submission and review process, please refer to the Submissions FAQ.
If a third party created and has granted you the right to include that person's image, art, and/or other media in your submission, the person will need to complete the Leonardo Image Permission and Release (Form A) and return it to you. Please forward the completed form to SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Administration via email (confadmin (at) siggraph.org).
If you have commissioned someone to take, provide, or otherwise create an image or piece of work specifically for inclusion in your submission, that person will need to complete the Leonardo Work for Hire Permission and Release (Form B) and return it to you. Please forward the completed form to SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Administration via email (confadmin (at) siggraph.org).
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.