Submission Deadlines
Title Registration: 14 September 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT
Submission: 7 October 2019, 23:59 UTC/GMT


Candidates will share three-minute oral presentations of innovative ideas live at a special session at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019.


ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA is holding its Thesis Fast Forward program to provide more young presenters with a platform for sharing innovative ideas and gaining valuable exposure.

The key components of the submission will be 1) a three-minute video presentation by the candidate and 2) an abstract, explaining the central theme of their thesis. The intent is to make the presentation accessible to a non-expert audience, representative of the typical cross-section of SIGGRAPH ASIA conference attendees.

Based on the video submissions and provided abstracts, a jury will select candidates who will be asked to perform three-minute oral presentations live at a special session at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2019. A panel of experts will provide immediate commentary after each live presentation and select a best performance. The live presentations will be judged solely on the content of the live three-minute presentation.

All selected candidates will be awarded a full conference registration.


The core component of the submission is a 3 minutes video presentation. In this video, the applicants should summarize the key components of their thesis, its merit and potential impact. The video presentation should be picture-in-picture format where the presenter must be visibly narrating. 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 Submission Website should be a single PDF file, with the following two 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 January 2020, and no later than 31 December 2020. The cover page should also list the link to the video submission itself.
  • An extended abstract in ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA format of up to two pages that provides additional context or technical details on the applicant’s dissertation is also included.
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Thesis Fast Forward Chair
Bruce H. Thomas
University of South Australia, Australia