Editors in-chief: Frank Hanisch, WSI/GRIS; Joaquim Jorge, IST/UTL
Check the CGEMS Editorial Statment and Policy

Abstract: In the following we describe the authoring guidelines for CGEMS materials. The CGEMS – Computer Graphics Educational Materials Source is a free online repository for educators and students in Computer Graphics (CG) and related fields. Materials are refereed by recognized members of the international CG community and exhibited at the annual SIGGRAPH conference.

Keywords: Computer graphics and related fields, educational material, peer reviews.

1   Introduction

CGEMS materials can be submitted anytime online at http://www.cgems.inesc.pt. Before preparing your educational work, please read the CGEMS Editorial Statement and Policies available online. Most important, check your material against the CGEMS scope (computer graphics and related fields) and copyright (academic fair use). Acceptability and reviewing criteria are listed in Section 4.

After registration, upload your submission as zip file. The zip file must include material documentation in Word or PDF format. Details on preparing the documentation are given in Section 3. If you encounter problems in preparing your documentation, please contact the CGEMS editors.

You can use this Documentation Template for Word.

2   Submission Types

CGEMS considers educational material in the following categories:

Submitted curricula should be formatted as follows. Any BOK must be structured into three levels (SIGITE 2005). The first level lists knowledge areas, particulary disciplinary subfields identified by a two- or three-letter abbreviation. The second level lists individual, smaller units within a knowledge area; a numeric suffix is added to the area. Each unit can be further subdivided into a set of topics; topics are merely examples and neither formally prescriptive or proscriptive. Please state the BOK in an unformatted text file.

Other materials can be given in any common format. Be sure to check the acceptability and review criteria stated in Section 4.

3   Documentation

CGEMS material documentation is meant to explain and contextualize your contribution, first and foremost for other educators who will be using it in their educational setting. Documentation can be brief, but should include objectives, background, and references as follows.

4   Reviewing and Publishing

Submitted materials become checked by the CGEMS Editors-in-Chief (EIC) against basic acceptability criteria for scope, copyright, technical barriers, documentation, and style.

Valid submissions enter the CGEMS reviewing cycle. The system notifies the contact authors about the new status of their submission. At least three reviewers evaluate the material with the following review criteria.

Once materials are accepted and considered ready to be published by the EIC, they are catalogued and made available to the CGEMS community.

5   Conclusions

The CGEMS supports the CG community in collecting and sharing educational values. Publishing under academic fair use assures that materials are available for classroom use with due credit being assigned. The next server versions will support community-side comments and rating, and strengthen peer recognition by adding CGEMS member profiles.


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