Before you prepare a proposal, please carefully review these topics of interest for SIGGRAPH 2016's VR Village:
Virtual and augmented reality in art, science, medical, research, and gaming areas.
Artistic and technology performances and demonstrations, especially those that feature multiple people in a real-time environment.
Research projects that allow attendees to participate.
Collaborative and interactive experiences that are suitable for a live presentation format. We encourage submissions that push the boundaries of interactivity and immersive experiences, particularly those that go beyond the traditional screen. For example:
- Location-based Installations (such as those found in classrooms and museums)
- Augmented and virtual reality
- Interactive projection mapping
- Interactive theater, journalism, and scientific demonstrations
Content-driven and interactive projects that:
- Demonstrate a unique type of interactive and immersive experience that was not possible before 18 months ago.
- Utilize the latest technology in immersive environments. For example: wireless, untethered (Nomadic) head-mounted displays for 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.
Submission Content Types
An installation is a stand-alone demonstration that can be unsupervised or supervised, and allows attendee interaction. Please keep in mind the length of time for attendees to interact with an installation. Ideally, interaction should be completed in 2-5 minutes, because VR Village will attract a large volume of attendees. Also consider that a supervised installation will require you to be on duty with your installation throughout the conference.
A demonstration can be an interactive one-on-one experience, a group experience, or a presentation that features a few participants with multiple onlookers. For example, 3D scanning technology where a participant is scanned into an environment in front of an audience, with a presenter demonstrating a particular experience.
Ideal performances are extremely high-energy and dynamic, and involve interactive audience participation. Performances may take place one or more times during the conference, depending on their technical and physical requirements.
Log in to the SIGGRAPH Information System, select "Begin a New Submission," and then select "create" for the General Submission form. You will be asked for:
- The submitter's name.
- Contact information, affiliation, and title of work.
- Names of all authors, including co-creators.
- List of credits.
- Type of work (Installation, Demonstration, Performance, Other)
- Hardware and software required to run your project if it is selected. We highly recommend that contributors bring their own equipment, but a limited supply of equipment may be available.
- A list of all licensed components and/or middleware.
- Size and space requirements.
- Lighting needs. It is important to consider and help us understand IR and other light-sensitive aspects of your project.
- Electrical requirements. Please include how many outlets and any specifications.
- Networking needs. Please include how many Ethernet or WIFI connections are required.
- How long will the activity take an attendee to complete (approximately)?
- How many attendees can participate simultaneously (approximately)
It is important to help us understand how the project will engage attendees during SIGGRAPH 2016. Please include the following information:
- An abstract (two pages maximum) in PDF format. Include how the submission fits with the VR Village vision.
- One "representative image" suitable for use in the conference web site and promotional materials. See Representative Image Guidelines.
- A two-minute segment of captured video from your project. This video can include multiple non-continuous edits (like a trailer), but do not use any post-production tools to enhance the images or speed. Files must be QuickTime, MP4, Windows Media, or AVI files no larger than 250 MB. All video must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH online submission system. No discs or drives will be accepted.
- Floor plan and logistics information. Please include diagrams and information to describe the space requirements (labeled appropriately). We need to understand if your project requires tables, chairs, staging, and rigging. Include the number of chairs required for presenters as well as the total number of attendees who can occupy a 6-foot (1.8 m) or 8-foot (2.4 m) table.
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 accordingly.
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For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.
For additional submission information, please see Submissions FAQ.