Cambridge, MA | June 12 - 13, 2017

The Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the area of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math. The goal is to learn about fundamental questions and issues related to computational aspects of fabrication, provide a platform for discussing ideas and initiating collaborations that will pioneer new approaches in this area, and provide a venue for disseminating research results.

Please visit last year's website: SCF 2016, for an overview of all previous keynote speakers and submissions.

SCF 2017 is co-located with the SIGCHI summer school on Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter (June 14-18).
If you are a PhD student and interested in attending, please apply through the summer school website.


Daniela Rus


Skylar Tibbits

MIT Architecture

Mike Snyder

Made In Space

Ivan Poupyrev

Google ATAP

Terry Wohlers

Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Scott Hudson


Katia Bertoldi


Industry Demos and Presentations


More demos and presentations will be announced soon.


Sunday, June 11
18:00 - 20:00 Opening Reception with Keynote from Daniela Rus
Monday, June 12
08:30 On-site Registration, Badge Pickup
08:45 - 09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote: Mike Snyder, Made in Space
10:00 - 11:00 Paper Session #1
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote:Terry Wohlers
12:30 - 14:00 Poster & Demo Session with Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Keynote: Ivan Poupyrev
15:00 - 16:00 Fast Forward: SCF Summer School
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Keynote: Matthias Kohler
17:30 - 19:00 Posters, Demo Session Continued
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner
Tuesday, June 13
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote: Skylar Tibbits
10:00 - 11:00 Paper Session #2
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote: Niloy Mitra
12:30 - 14:00 Poster & Demo Session with Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Keynote: Katia Bertoldi
15:00 - 16:00 Keynote: Scott Hudson
16:00 - 16:15 Closing Remarks

Technical Paper

Starting this year, we are accepting original technical contributions in the form of paper submission.
All papers undergo a rigorous review process by the SCF program committee.
Upon acceptance, papers will be presented at the symposium and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
We keep our review cycle tight and notify authors within less than 3 weeks of submission.

We have two paper submission deadlines:

Paper Deadline 1: January 31, 2017; Notification: Feb 17, 2017; Camera Ready: March 3, 2017.
Paper Deadline 2: March 24, 2017; Notification: April 10, 2017; Camera Ready: April 21, 2017.
Paper Deadline 2: April 10 (Mon), 2017; Notification: April 19 (Wed), 2017; Camera Ready: May 3, 2017.

Papers will be up to ten pages (incl. references) in SIGGRAPH article format (more information).
Paper Template: LaTeX | Word (Windows) | Word (Mac Office 2001)

Submitting to either one of the two deadlines is exactly equivalent, and there will be no differences in the review process.
Authors of papers that were not accepted to the program in the first review cycle are welcome
to submit significantly revised versions of their paper again to the second deadline.

Online Submission

After Acceptance: Special Issue of Computers and Graphics Journal
We are also very pleased to announce that authors of accepted research papers
will be invited to submit extended, significantly revised versions of their manuscripts (>30% new content)
for inclusion in the Special Issue of Computers and Graphics Journal on Computational Fabrication.
The C&G Journal is ranked as one of the top four venues in Computer Graphics,
and has developed a reputation for quality and speed.
We will contact authors about this opportunity after their papers are accepted.

Example Papers

Steel-Sense: Integrating Machine Elements with Sensors by Additive Manufacturing CHI' 16 webpage
An Integrated Design and Fabrication Strategy for Entirely Soft, Autonomous Robots Nature webpage
A 3D Printer for Interactive Electromagnetic Devices UIST’16 webpage
Metamaterial Mechanisms UIST' 16 webpage
Printable Hydraulics ICRA' 16 webpage
Fab Forms: Customizable Objects for Fabrication with Validity and Geometry Caching SIGGRAPH' 15 webpage
Pteromys: Interactive Design and Optimization of Free-formed Free-flight Model Airplanes SIGGRAPH' 14 webpage
Human-computer Interaction for Hybrid Carving UIST' 13 webpage
Computational Design of Linkage-Based Characters SIGGRAPH' 14 webpage
Texture Mapping Real-World Objects with Hydrographics SGP' 15 webpage
Tactum: A Skin-Centric Approach to Digital Design and Fabrication CHI' 15 webpage
Elastic Textures for Additive Fabrication SIGGRAPH' 15 webpage

Poster / Demo

We invite you to present your work at the SCF poster/demo session.

Working computational fabrication prototypes and tools,
software platforms utilizing computational fabrication techniques,
including both research and commercial systems,
as well as artwork and visual designs that relate to or utilize computational fabrication.

Illustrate recent research on computational fabrication previously published in another venue or
cover late-breaking technical results and research.

Poster/Demo Deadline:
Deadline: April 24, 2017; Notification: May 1, 2017; Camera Ready: May 8, 2017.

To submit a poster or demo please write up 1 page (incl. references) in SIGGRAPH paper format. (LaTeX | Word).
Please include author names and affiliations in the write-up.
We strongly encourage authors to submit supplementary materials (e.g., the layouted poster, a video, or website describing the work).
Upon acceptance, poster and demo submissions will be made available as non-archival work in the ACM Digital Library.
Please email your poster submission to

Example Demos/Posters

Physical Rendering with a Digital Airbrush SIGGRAPH '14 webpage
PAPILLON: Expressive Eyes for Interactive Characters SIGGRAPH '13 webpage
constructable: Interactive Construction of Functional Mechanical Devices SIGGRAPH '13 webpage

Conference Registration

Affiliation Early-bird (by May 28, 2017) Regular / On-site
Student Member
$50 $75
Non-Member $100 $125
Banquet Ticket (Not Included in Registration) $50 Not available

Online Registration

To take advantage of membership pricing when you register, you must first be an ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH or ACM SIGCHI member. Credits will not be given if you become a member after registering for SCF 2017. To become a member, visit ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH or ACM SIGCHI websites.

Cancellation Policy

Prior to May 28, 2017, cancellations will be refunded in full (minus credit card charges). Cancellations received from May 28, 2017 through June 11, 2017 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after June 11, 2017.

Hotel Information

Please book your accommodation early. The MIT commencement will be on thursday and friday right before SCF. Hotels might run out of space quickly. We cannot offer a reduced conference hotel rate, but recommend the following close-by hotels.

Kendall Hotel

Marriott Cambridge

Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Le Meridien Cambridge


General Chairs


Stefanie Mueller



Stelian Coros


Nicholas Fang


Steering Committee


Wojciech Matusik



Bernd Bickel

IST Austria


Daniela Rus


Treasurer & Web Chair


Alexandra Ion

Hasso Plattner Institute


Huaishu Peng

Cornell University

Program Committee

Moritz Baecher

Disney Research Zurich

Sam Felton


Bjoern Hartmann

UC Berkeley

Alec Jacobson

University of Toronto

David Levin

University of Toronto

Wilmot Li

Adobe Research

Mark Pauly


Kristina Shea

ETH Zurich

Juergen Steimle

Saarland University

Cynthia Sung


Amit Zoran

Hebrew University of Jerusalem