Dates or Deadline: 
23 January 2020
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The Art Papers program brings together communities of practitioners and researchers working at the cross-sections of art, design, humanities, science, and technology. Proposals can be submitted in one of six categories: 1) Project description; 2) Contemporary computational art, including theory/criticism; 3) Methods/techniques of creative practices; and 4) Media Art History/Media Archaeology of Artifacts and the Arts; 5) Experimental Design Practice; and 6) Indigenous and Aboriginal Communities, Arts, and Technology.


SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Papers must be submitted in one of the following six categories:

Project Description

A description of a creative work or artistic/collaborative process with particular emphasis on its historical and/or theoretical grounding or significance.

Contemporary Computational Art, Including Theory/Criticism

Exposition of a significant issue for contemporary digital art and design practice as it relates to SIGGRAPH topics, such as computer graphics, interactive media, VR/AR, AI/ML, etc.

Methods/Techniques of Creative Practices

Novel techniques for digital arts practices, with an emphasis on critical and creative uses of interactive techniques, emerging technologies, VR/AR, computing, immersion, graphics, and human‐machine interaction.

Media Art History/Media Archaeology of Artifacts and the Arts

Papers that engage with the media art histories and media archaeology, including collaborative practices; critical making; the history and theory of computer graphics; virtual, augmented, or mixed reality; and visualization or interactive techniques.

Experimental Design Practice

SIGGRAPH Art Papers is looking to establish connections between art, technology, and design, particularly with those experimental design practices that make creative, critical, or speculative use of contemporary technologies.

Indigenous and Aboriginal Communities, Arts, and Technology

It is the interest of the SIGGRAPH Art Papers to invite artists and theorists identified with indigenous and aboriginal communities who are writing about digital and immersive technologies from a creative and critical perspective.


Long Papers submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 14 January 2020.

Short Papers submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 23 January 2020.

Log into the submission portal, select “Make a New Submission” tab, and select “Art Paper — Long” or “Art Paper — Short”. To see the information you will need to submit, view the sample form:

Art Paper — Long: Click Here

Art Paper —Short: Click Here

Differences Between Long and Short Papers

Long Papers

Word Count: 3,500

Figure Count: 10 images

Printed in Leonardo Issue: Yes

Fast Forward Session: Selected Long Papers

Oral Presentation (including Q&A): 20 minutes

Short Papers

Word Count: 2,500

Figure Count: 5 images

Printed in Leonardo Issue: Yes

Fast Forward Session: Selected Short Papers

Oral Presentation (including Q&A) 15 minutes

English Review Service

Non-native English speakers may opt to use the English Review Service to help improve the text of submissions. Please note this process takes time. For the best chance of having your submission reviewed by the English Review Service, please ensure that you complete your submission at least 14 days before the deadline.