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Submit To Educator's Forum

The SIGGRAPH 2024 Educator’s Forum aims to inspire those who teach, from K–12 through undergraduate and graduate programs. The Educator’s Forum supports a growing and dedicated community of computer graphics professionals committed to education across an inspiring diversity of disciplines and practice environments.

Do you have a unique way of teaching complicated subjects or have a ground-breaking curriculum? The SIGGRAPH 2024 Educator’s Forum is looking for submitters just like you! Submit to Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments (EETA).

Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments (EETA) are peer-reviewed course assignments focusing on computer graphics and interactive techniques. They are meant to be made available for educators to easily search, download, and use in their classrooms.

EETA submissions are welcome from educators, researchers, and industry professionals. EETAs do not necessarily need to be novel, but they do need to be innovative. They should be designed and tested for classes at any level, although they often are targeted for later in the CS curriculum (CS2 and beyond). They should be fun to teach and fun to do.

EETAs are meant to be accompanied by all materials needed to incorporate the assignments into the classroom. Accepted EETAs will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Courses, Talks, and Panels from SIGGRAPH’s Unified Jury will be showcased in the Educator’s Forum. If you are interested in participating in the Educator’s Forum, submit your content to General Submissions and check the box that says: “If the jury finds your Course/Talk/Panel to be appropriate for educators, are you willing to have your submission scheduled as part of the Educator’s Forum sessions?”

How To Submit

Building a desirable future through computer graphics and interactive techniques starts with you and your contributions to and participation in SIGGRAPH 2024. We are excited that you are submitting your work for consideration.

Log into the submission portal, select the “Make a New Submission” tab, select ”General Submissions,” and then select “Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments” under “Presentation Formats.” To see the information you need to submit, view the sample submission form.

Below are the components you need to include in your submission:

  • A presentation format. To propose an EETA, please select “Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments” as your presentation format. You will be taken to the forms specific to this presentation format. Please see below for more information about required information and materials for this presentation format.
  • Unique emails per contributor are required.
  • A representative image suitable for use on the conference website and in promotional materials. See the Representative Image Guidelines.
  • Abstract. Here is a well-formatted example. The two-page abstract should explain the assignment and contextualize the contribution for other educators who will be using it in their educational setting. The abstract must include metadata in tabular form (include a table that replicates the metadata table found here) and must provide classification of the assignment with respect to its content and level of study (undergraduate, graduate, etc.).The document you submit for review should be a single column PDF, which can be prepared in Microsoft Word or LaTeX – we recommend the use of LaTeX, and the “manuscript” parameter to the \documentclass will prepare the PDF as a one-column document:  \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart} If you are using Microsoft Word to prepare your submission, print the document to a PDF file

    This “submitted for review” PDF may be more than two pages in length.

    If accepted for presentation, the final PDF version of your documentation must be no more than two pages in length, including references, and will be generated in TAPS from your Microsoft Word or LaTeX source material.

    Abstracts should include authors’ names and affiliations, as the review process is “single blind.”

  • Length of EETA talk: 20 minutes
  • Supplementary text document (PDF). This material can include text and images to help the jury further understand any unique results of your EETA submission beyond the merits of your required abstract. This material is only for optional jury use and might not be reviewed. Critical information for your submission should be noted in your abstract.
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Evaluation

What makes an assignment innovative? Here are some thoughts:

Fun: EETAs often have a playful aspect. The best of these assignments have deep learning objectives wrapped in a fun, inviting way that encourages students to explore and play with the material.

Topical: To be broadly useful, these assignments should fit within a curriculum that makes sense for a wide range of programs. This may mean introductory computer graphics courses and the types of upper-division courses that many schools offer.

Platform/Language: Platform independence is desirable but not critical. EETAs that are independent of non-standard libraries and platforms are more widely useful. We understand, however, that the nature of computer graphics and interactive techniques makes some platform dependence inevitable.

Scalable: Many of the best assignments have multiple levels of engagement. There may be a core part of the assignment that all students undertake, for example, and then “stretch goals” for advanced students.

Adoptable: The grooviest of the EETAs will be easy for an instructor to adopt for their own course. This means including a wide variety of materials like documentation, starter code, data files, example solutions, and other ancillary materials.

Inspirational and Thought-Provoking: Some EETAs will be most interesting not through the exact assignment archived but by how they inspire educators to think in new directions and develop their own EETAs.

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Upon Acceptance

  1. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection of your presentation in early May 2024. If your Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments is accepted you will receive an email from “rightsreview@acm.org” with a link to your ACM Rights Management form within 72 hours of notification of acceptance of your work to the conference.Your representative image and text may be used for promotional purposes.
  2. Complete Stage 2: Program Materials by Friday, 10 May 2024, which includes:
    1. Review your submission through the submission portal to confirm or update the list of contributors(s), affiliation(s) and 50 word summary statement suitable for conference publicity.
    2. Provide a valid ORCID identifier – ACM requires that all accepted contributors register and provide ACM with valid ORCID identifiers prior to publication. Corresponding contributors are responsible for collecting these ORCID identifiers from co-contributors and providing them to ACM as part of the ACM eRights selection process.You and your co-contributors can create and register your ORCID identifier at https://orcid.org/register. ACM only requires you to complete the initial ORCID registration process. However, ACM encourages you to take the additional step to claim ownership of all of your published works via the ORCID site.
    3. Additional supplementary material will be submitted for archiving in the ACM Digital Library. This supplementary material will vary from assignment to assignment, but it typically includes handouts, documentation, starter code, data files, assets, and example solutions.
  3. Publication

    When your ACM Rights Management Form has been delivered to ACM, you will then receive an email from “tapsadmin@aptaracorp.awsapps.com” with information about the preparation and delivery of your material to TAPS for publication.

    Please make sure that emails from “rightsreview@acm.org” and “tapsadmin@aptaracorp.awsapps.com” are part of the “allow list” in your email program, so that you do not miss these email messages.

    The source (Word or LaTeX) of your abstract, as well as any supplemental materials, must be delivered to TAPS, ACM’s article production system. TAPS will generate the PDF and HTML5 versions of your abstract for publication in the ACM Digital Library. The TAPS-generated PDF of your abstract must be no more than two pages in length, including references.

    You must deliver your material to TAPS, resolve any formatting issues identified by TAPS or by the proceedings production editor, and approve your material for publication by Monday, 27 May 2024. If you cannot meet that deadline, you will not be allowed to present your material at SIGGRAPH 2024.

    Information about the preparation and delivery of your final material to TAPS also can be found at https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~spencer/taps/taps.html.

  4. In-Person Presentations

    If your Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments talk is accepted, the contributor must:

    • Only present accepted, jury-reviewed content. Presenting new content is not allowed.
    • Attend and present your talk in-person at SIGGRAPH 2024 in Denver.
    • Contributors should plan to present from their own personal laptops. SIGGRAPH will provide adapters needed to connect personal computers to the session projector.
  5. Presenter Recognition

    Contributor Registration Benefit: One contributor per accepted Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments talk receives a 25% discount on Experience registration and above; discount does not apply to Virtual Conference registration.

    To present your Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments talk at SIGGRAPH 2024 contributors must be registered at the Experience and above registration level.

    You will receive an email by early June explaining how to access the registration discount code as well as instructions for registering. The contributor using the discount code is eligible for the early-bird registration rate regardless of when registration is completed. Any additional contributors that will be attending the Engaging Education Techniques and Assignments sessions are also required to register at the appropriate registration level for the program, and prevailing registration rates will apply.

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Timeline

21 February 2024, 22:00 UTC/GMT
Submission deadline

Early May 2024
Acceptance or rejection notices are sent to all submitters.

10 May 2024
Deadline to make any changes to materials (i.e., approved title changes, contributors names, descriptions) for publication on the website.

27 May 2024
Two-page abstract deadline. If we do not receive your two-page abstract by 27 May, you will not be allowed to present at SIGGRAPH 2024.

26 July 2024
Official publication date for the ACM Digital Library

Please Note: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

28 July–1 August 2024
SIGGRAPH 2024
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

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