NEW: Late-breaking Posters

A poster presentation is an opportunity for authors to display and discuss achievements that are not ready for publication or already published in other conferences. The poster session is always an integral part of MIG with specific time allotted for participants to view and discuss the work. All poster presenters will have the opportunity to give a one-minute description of their work during a poster fast-forward session.

Posters will not appear in the official MIG proceedings or in the ACM Digital library but will appear in an online database for distribution at author's discretion.

We encourage all types of poster submissions, including previously published work to increase discussion and dissemination. Poster abstract submissions should be no more than one page in length and should follow the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines (see below).

NEW: Industry Mixer

We are also planning a Motion in Games/Games-Industry mixer on Friday 8th November. We are still in the process of finalizing the event and slots for game companies are still available. Our target this year is indie-game studios. If you know of a studio that might be interested, please feel free to contact our conference chair, Rachel McDonnell ( for more details.

Submission Website

MIG online submission system.


  • Animation Systems
  • Animation Algorithms and Techniques
  • Character Animation
  • Behavioral Animation
  • Facial Animation
  • Particle Systems
  • Simulation of Natural Environments
  • Natural Motion Simulation
  • Virtual Humans
  • Physics-based Motion
  • Crowd Simulation
  • Path Planning
  • Navigation and Way-finding
  • Flocking and Steering Behavior
  • Camera Motion
  • Object Manipulation
  • Motion Capture Techniques
  • Motion Analysis and Synthesis
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Submission Instructions

    Papers should be submitted electronically using the online submission system given below. The review process will be double-blind, which means that paper submissions must be annonymous and include the unique paper ID that will be assigned upon creating a submission using the online system. Papers should not have previously appeared in, or be currently submitted to, any other conference or journal. All papers will be reviewed carefully by the International Program Committee members. Research can be submitted as a long paper (7-10 pages and a 20 minute talk), a short paper (4-6 pages and a 15 minute talk), or as a poster presentation (1 page abstract and presentation of poster at conference). Long papers should include a significant contribution to the state of the art. Short papers should include an augmentation or new application of existing work. Short papers can also contain the mature seeds of new research. Two types of work can be submitted directly for poster presentation:
    1. Work that has been published elsewhere but is of particular relevance to the MIG community can be submitted as a poster. This work and the venue in which it was published should be identified in the abstract.
    2. Work that is of interest to the MIG community but is not yet mature enough to appear as a short or long paper.
    Posters will not appear in the official MIG proceedings or in the ACM Digital library but will appear in an online database for distribution at author's discretion. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference during oral sessions, or as posters during a poster session.

    Supplementary Material

    Due to the nature of the conference, we strongly encourage authors to submit supplementary videos. Videos may be submitted electronically and will be made available to reviewers. Size up to 50MB. For videos, we advise QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX Version 6, and for still images, we advise JPG or PNG. If you use another format, you are not guaranteed that reviewers will view them.

    Best Papers

    The Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will be conferred during the conference. As in previous years, the 5 best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW) published by Wiley.


    Intel have kindly donated four SSD cards as prizes for MIG. Prizes will go for: best paper, best presentation, runner-up, and best poster.

    Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline (Extended): July 15, 2013, midnight in last timezone (UTC/GMT - 11hours)
  • Paper Notification: Aug 23, 2013
  • Poster submission deadline: September 4, 2013
  • Late-Breaking Poster submission deadline: October 22, 2013
  • Conference: Nov 7-9, 2013
  • ACM Formatting

    Unlike previous years, MIG is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH this year so papers should be formatted using the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines. Sample latex template here.