The core component of a submission is a presentation video with duration no more than 3 minutes. In this video, the applicants should summarize the key components of their thesis, its merit and potential impact. Up to two presentation slides can be used as an optional backdrop to the presenter, who must be clearly visible in the video. The submission video should be provided via a web link (a link to a video on media sharing website such as YouTube is recommended to avoid encoding issues, but a direct URL to a video file is also acceptable).
The material to be submitted on the EasyChair Website should be a single PDF file, with the following contents:
- A cover page, listing the applicant’s name, affiliation, tentative or final dissertation title, and the actual (in the past) or future anticipated date of PhD degree conferral. This date should be no earlier than 1 September 2017, and no later than 31 August 2019.
The cover page should also list the link to the video submission itself as mentioned earlier.
- An optional addendum of up to two pages can be used to include an extended abstract, in the SIGGRAPH publication format, providing additional context or technical details on the applicant’s dissertation work. Not including this extra material will not, in any way, disqualify the applicant from selection, as the video submission is fundamentally the basis on which the selection will be made.