Emerging Technologies

Submission Deadlines will be announced soon!

Interactive technology has been one of the most important inseparable wheels of SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, and the Emerging Technologies program has played a vital role in driving the development of research communities to pursue technological innovations and to make a great impact on the public.

The Emerging Technologies program presents demonstrations of research from several fields, including displays, virtual and augmented reality,input devices, and robotics. Some of the accepted Emerging Technologies works will be chosen as "Emerging Technologies Prize" by the Emerging Technologies program committee members at the event venue.

At SIGGRAPH Asia we are looking for submissions that use novel interactive technologies which have possibilities to bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort, into our future lives.

These technologies may include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D interaction
  • Augmented human
  • Brain-machine interface/brain-computer interface
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Device technologies
  • Display technologies
  • Embodiment interaction
  • Haptics
  • Illusion/actuality
  • Interaction technologies
  • Interactive visualization and other graphics technologies
  • Multi-/cross-modality
  • Perception/cognition
  • Physical computing
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Social interaction
  • Tangible UI
  • Technologies for everyday life, food and kitchen
  • Telepresence / Tele-existence
  • Virtual and augmented reality

Feel free to submit your work even if it does not fall under the list of categories above. If it is new, cool, and exciting, we want to see it at SIGGRAPH Asia!

To encourage submissions from the industry, you can choose either "industrial" or "academic" with your submission. If your work mainly contributes to the progress of academic discipline in the field of interactive technologies, you should choose the “academic track”. On the other hand, if your work is a prototype of a new product which is (almost) on the market and expected to provide an impact to consumers, you should choose the “industrial track”. You can choose both categories if your work satisfies both features. Submissions in each category are reviewed individually according to their own evaluation criteria.

The main form of presentation at Emerging Technologies is a live, working, hands-on demonstration. It is essential that your work can be effectively demonstrated by the time the conference opens in November. To ensure this, the submission process requires all submitters to provide extensive technical, logistical, and practical documentation. Running an Emerging Technologies demo is hard work, but it is also very rewarding. Your work will be experienced by thousands of people and widely reported in media. We invite submissions from academic institutions as well as corporations and individuals. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in relevant fields, and the final selections will be made by the Emerging Technologies program committee members.

Accepted Emerging Technologies works will be presented as on-going demonstrations throughout SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. Technical support will be provided to make the most of each demo. If your work is accepted, you will have the opportunity to give a technical presentation, advertised in the conference program. Media outreach efforts will be organized to further increase awareness and publicity. A promotional video will be widely distributed, and an extended abstract and video of each exhibit will be distributed through the ACM Digital Library for SIGGRAPH Asia. In addition, if you want to give an oral presentation about your work, you may do so during the Emerging Technologies Talks session at SIGGRAPH Asia.

Some of the accepted Emerging Technologies works will be chosen as "Emerging Technologies Prize" by the Emerging Technologies program committee members and reviewers 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.

Emerging Technologies is the most important inseparable wheels of both SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, because SIGGRAPH is a conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The goal of Emerging Technologies is to gather and show such submissions as novel interactive technologies that have possibilities to bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort, into our future lives.

The deadline for submission to the Emerging Technologies program will be announced soon. Please return to this page often for further submission details and use the contact form if you have any questions.


Emerging Technologies Chair

Takuji Narumi
University of Tokyo

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