Submission Deadline: 20 June 2022, 23:59 AoE

"New Normal"

Emerging Technologies is the premier arena to demonstrate novel interactive technologies to a large audience, inspire, be amazed, and experience the future. SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies 2021 are planned to take place both in physical and virtual venues, with the theme: "New Normal."

Making working and experiential prototypes is a crucial step towards novel technological innovations. Therefore, the Emerging Technologies program plays a vital role within SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia in driving the development of research communities and to make a great impact on the public.

At SIGGRAPH Asia, we are looking for submissions that use novel interactive technologies that have possibilities to bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort into our future lives. These technologies may include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D interaction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Display technologies
  • Embodied interaction
  • Food and kitchen
  • Haptics
  • Health and wellness
  • Human augmentation
  • Interactive visualization and other graphics technologies
  • Multi-/cross-modality
  • Perception/cognition
  • Physical computing
  • Prosthetics
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Smart materials
  • Social interaction
  • Sports
  • Tangible UI
  • Telepresence/Telexistence
  • VR, AR and XR
  • Wearables

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

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in relevant fields on technical innovation and novelty, craftsmanship, and demonstration value. The Emerging Technologies program committee will make the final selection. We invite submissions in two tracks. In the academic track, we want to see the coolest and latest research prototypes and in the industry track, we aim for prototype products that are (almost) on the market and are expected to provide an impact to consumers. This year, we encourage submissions from industry, and we strive to exhibit a good mix of both tracks.

The main form of presentation at Emerging Technologies is a working demonstration that provides a wow experience to the audience. Running an Emerging Technologies demo is hard work, but also rewarding. Your work will be experienced by thousands of people and widely reported in the media.

Accepted Emerging Technologies works will be presented as on-going demonstrations throughout SIGGRAPH Asia 2022. 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. Also, if you want to give an oral presentation about your work, you may do so during the Emerging Technologies Talks session at SIGGRAPH Asia.

The best demonstration will be selected for the "Best Demo Award" by the Emerging Technologies program jury committee.

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 is 20 June 2022, 23:59 AoE. Please return to this page often for further submission details and use the contact form if you have any questions.

Emerging Technologies Chair
Hye Yeon Nam
Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
United States of America


Emerging Technologies Co-Chair
Daniel Saakes
Associate Professor University of Twente
The Netherlands         

Video Presentations

As SIGGRAPH Asia would be a Hybrid event, a video presentation will be a prerequisite for all submissions. Depending on the requirements of your program, a pre-recorded video presentation or supplementary video will be used and presented at SIGGRAPH Asia. This will allow your work to gain extensive coverage and give our global community the opportunity to learn about your submission.

How to Submit

Submissions are due on 20 July 2022, 23:59 AoE.

VERY IMPORTANT: Before you prepare a proposal to the Emerging Technologies, review the requirements that you must meet if your proposal is accepted.

Use these instructions to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable program requirements: Emerging Technologies proposals must be submitted electronically via the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No other method of submission will be accepted. Only the files and supporting material uploaded through the submission system will be considered for review.

Please review and carefully follow the submission requirements below. Incomplete or wrongly completed submissions will not be considered. When you begin the form, your submission will be assigned with a submission identification (ID) number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. You can modify the form up until the deadline. If the required information is missing, your form will be marked Incomplete. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed or accepted.

We strongly encourage starting the submission form well before the deadline. Submit your work before the submission deadline 20 July 2022, 23:59 AoE. All forms must be completed, and all materials must be successfully uploaded by that time. The submission deadline will be strictly enforced. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your files.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files

Submission Form
This is where you give a detailed text description of your demonstration. The form will ask you about:

  • Category/technology: How would you best categorize your piece or the technology it uses? Choose one existing keyword from the supplied list or submit your own.
  • Track: Choose either “industrial” or “academic” according to the contribution of your work. (You can choose both in case you think your work satisfies both features).
  • Executive summary (50 words or less): A brief one- or two-sentence summary that you could use to concisely explain your project's innovation to the hundreds of people you will meet each day at SIGGRAPH Asia.
  • Place your work in context: How does this work expand on prior work? How is this approach different from what has been previously attempted? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your approach? Make sure to include references to previous work, including your own. Especially careful investigation and citation of previous Emerging Technologies works are indispensable.
  • References: Provide a full list of relevant previously published works by yourself and others.
  • Has this work appeared or been submitted elsewhere? Indicate whether this work has been presented, published, or submitted elsewhere. This includes work that is closely derivative of other work or techniques. If so, please give details to strengthen your proposal.
  • How many people can participate at one time?
  • How long is the experience?
  • How long will you need for setup?
  • How many people will it take in the booth to explain your demonstration?
  • Project URL: If your project has a public web page that you would like to make available to the reviewers, include the URL here.

Technical Requirements
On this page, you give detailed information about your needs for networking, electricity, set-up time, and other resources for a successful Emerging Technologies exhibit and describe your work including size, weight, as well as light and sound emission.

Managing Files
Here, you can upload files that complement your submission, including diagrams, images, and video. This includes:

Mandatory Files

  • Extended abstract with 2 - 4 pages: Describe the background, related work, method, social impact, and future vision of your work. Since the Emerging Technologies attendees will try your work at the venue, the description of the evaluation part is optional. In the first stage, a 2–4-page extended description and discussion in PDF format of your submission for evaluation by a selection jury. You may include images, citations, references, technical statements, URLs to examples, etc., but must confine your results to two pages only. Remember, this statement should appropriately detail the merits of your work
    DO NOTE: If your work gets accepted, you will be required to submit your Extended Abstract in PDF format and adhere to a 2-page limit.
  • Please note: You should prepare your submissions according to the Instructions for Authors.
  • Floor plan: Submit detailed layout of space needed for installation, including power requirements, exact dimensions of floor space and height, lighting, audio, power sources. Typical tables and chairs will be provided according to your request without additional fees. If you require special equipment or furniture, write the specifications.
  • A logistics plan: This plan further describes the requirements for your proposed demo. Important details must include unique staging and handling concerns, the time required to set up, diagrams for space utilization (including any overhead requirements such as clearances or hanging suspensions), number of people required to set up and/or present, dependency on radio/wireless control elements, or any other aspects of your demo. If in doubt, no detail is too small to include here for conference planners. Remember: If your proposal is accepted, your demo must be presented for several days, so please make sure you include chairs for each presenter in your group in the space layout.
  • One image for web: In JPG or PNG format, max. 200 KB for website publication.
  • One image for print publication (300 dpi, 1,500 x 1,200): Images should typically be a minimum of 1,500 pixels wide and 1,200 pixels tall to be suitable for publication. If your native format is smaller than that (for example, video) submit the highest resolution image possible. At least 300 dpi at 4 inches tall x 5 inches wide. Pixel resolution of at least 1,500 x 1,200. No compression, Mac, or PC platforms. Images MUST be submitted in digital format.
  • A representative video, a maximum of five minutes: Maximum 200 MB. The best way to communicate an interactive installation is through video. Each submission should include a polished video that explains the significance or importance of your submission in a concise manner. Videos must be uploaded at 720p (1280x720), using either MPEG-4, AAC, or H.264 encoding and should not exceed 200 MB. The maximum duration is five minutes. Please take time to light and shoot your video as carefully as possible, because we will use it in the official Emerging Technologies Preview Video Trailer, which will encourage attendees to come to see all of Emerging Technologies. We strongly encourage all Emerging Technologies submitters to provide a video with English narration and/or text that explains the main points of their submissions. Make sure to test your video on a variety of different operating systems and media players before submitting it! The video of accepted work will appear on the ACM digital library.
  • For further questions regarding staging and logistics needs, please connect with us at etech_asia@siggraph.org.

Managing Contributors

On this page, you can manage the list of contributors to your submission and their affiliations.

Please note: All entries must be uploaded to the SIGGRAPH Asia Submission System. No discs or drives will be accepted.

English Review Service

If English is not your first language; you may use the  to help with the text of submissions. Please note that this takes time, so your submission should be sent to the English Review Service well before the final deadline.

Educator's Resources Submission option

Those submitting content to a SIGGRAPH conference have the option of donating materials of educational value to ACM SIGGRAPH online resources for the benefit of the education community. Learn more.

For more information about uploading files for your submission, please see Uploading Files.
For additional submission information, please see the Submissions FAQ.

Deadlines
Online submission forms must be completed no later than 20 July 2022, 23:59 AoE.
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General Submission Policies
For more details on SIGGRAPH Asia’s General Submission Policies, please go to SIGGRAPH Asia’s Submission Information page.

Introduction of Experience Hall Programs

3 programs have overlapping scope

  • Art Gallery
  • Emerging Technologies
  • XR


Below, we highlight features of each program that help submitters to decide which program to submit to. However, for some works, it may not be possible to clearly decide the best-fitting program.

In that case, we encourage submitters to:

Then, the program chairs will decide which program this work best fits in and only judge it in that category.

Distinguishing Features of Each Program

  • Art Gallery
    • Submitted works need to fit the theme ”Sustainability & Non-fungibility” and have to be intended as art projects.
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Place for innovative technologies that provides novel experience
    • This year’s theme: “New Normal”
    • Often features new hardware devices that cannot be purchased
    • Works usually focus on technology with design/artistic intent being secondary
    • “Maker” mentality
  • XR
    • Features novel VR / AR prototype systems and/or innovative content with off-the-shelf consumer products and software such as Unity or Unreal Engine
    • Works usually focus on novelty of the technology with design/artistic intent

Submissions with scientific focus are also acceptable, e.g., sophisticated redirect touching algorithms with standard hardware

General Submission Policies

For more details on SIGGRAPH Asia’s General Submission Policies, please go to SIGGRAPH Asia’s Submission Information page.