Should I submit a digital version of the actual poster for jury review?
No, this is not necessary. Poster submissions are evaluated based on their abstracts, supporting material and research value. If you would like to provide a digital version of your poster, you may do so as a supplementary image.
Should my poster abstract submission be author blind? Should I include line numbers?
No. Poster abstract submissions should include author name and affiliation, as well as title of the work. You can prepare your poster submission according to the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting instructions.
Can I include a supplementary video with my poster submission?
Yes! If your submission has an interactive, animation or simulation component, we strongly encourage you to submit a video demonstrating your work in action, as it is very difficult to evaluate your work without this. We also encourage presenters to show these videos on their laptops as part of the poster presentation session.
I have travel conflicts, and I can not attend the conference. Can I still submit work to the conference?
If it is a single-author submission, the answer is no. If it is a collaborative submission, it is important that at least one of the authors attends the conference to present the work. We expect poster authors to be present at the poster sessions.
The SIGGRAPH 2018 English Review Service failed our schedule, so it is SIGGRAPH’s fault that our proposal is late. Can I have an extension?
No. The English Review Service makes no guarantee for service turn-around. It is also administered separately from the conference program. Please schedule your work appropriately. For the best chance of having your submission reviewed by the English Review Service, please make sure it is submitted and marked “complete” in the submission system at least 14 days before your program’s submission deadline. English Review Service Deadlines
Poster authors should prepare their documents according to the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting instructions. Remember: The jury will review the abstract, but the poster is what you will display at the conference.
What are the maximum dimensions of poster prints?
The poster-board surfaces where the poster prints will be mounted are 4 feet (122 cm) high x 8 feet (244 cm) wide. Individual posters must be no larger than 40 inches (102 cm) x 40 inches (102 cm). We strongly suggest a poster size of 30 inches (77 cm) x 40 inches (102 cm).
Will you print my submission or should I create the poster myself?
You must produce the poster yourself.
If a poster has multiple authors, do we all need to stand by the poster during our session?
During the session, the poster must be staffed at all times by at least one person. You do not all need to stand by the poster throughout the session. In fact, you may wish to “tag team,” taking turns at your own poster and seeing the other posters in the session.
Two of my poster submissions were accepted. Which one should I present?
If at all possible, both posters should have a presenter. If your submissions have co-authors and they are attending SIGGRAPH 2018, please ask them to help present. If you are the only author attending the conference, you can present a different poster at each session. You may wish to leave a note on each poster indicating the session at which you will present it.
Should I bring the poster with me? Or can I ship it to the convention center?
SIGGRAPH 2018 does not accept posters shipped to the convention center. Please bring your poster with you.
Where in the convention center will my poster be located?
You will receive detailed information regarding the exact location of your poster at the convention center. Typically, there are student volunteers who staff the poster area, and they can help you identify where your poster will be presented.
I would like to give a demo during my poster presentation. Is this possible?
Poster presenters are encouraged to demo their work during the poster sessions, using their own laptops or tablets, in front of their posters.
Will tables be provided for each poster?
The available space for tables varies from convention center to convention center and from year to year. We cannot promise there will be tables available. If we do have tables, we cannot promise every poster will get one.
Will I have an internet connection for my laptop?
Wireless internet access will be available throughout the convention center. Please be aware the wireless network is often slow, as thousands of people try to access it simultaneously.
Will AC power be available for my laptop or other devices?
We can’t promise that AC power outlets will be available for everyone. Please charge your batteries before the session.
Can I leave my laptop or other equipment there before or after the session?
No! The poster sessions are in unsecured open areas. Take your laptop and all your gear with you.
Do I get a discounted registration rate if my poster is accepted?
Yes! Each poster will receive a 25 percent discount on SIGGRAPH 2018 registration for one contributor.
What if more than one person from my team is planning to attend the conference? Can all of us receive the discounted rate?
We will be happy to meet all of you in Vancouver! Unfortunately, we are only able to provide a discounted rate for one contributor per poster.