[Early Abstracts and Proposals]
Several SIGGRAPH 2003 programs are reviewing early
abstracts or early proposals before their formal, final submission
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Early Abstracts and Proposals are part of a collaborative effort
to identify submission opportunities. If you would like to receive
some feedback on your idea before you write a detailed proposal,
or if you need advice on which SIGGRAPH 2003 program is appropriate
for your idea, please send an early abstract or early proposal to
one of the participating SIGGRAPH 2003 program chairs.
Select one of the links above, then select the program chair's name to access the SIGGRAPH 2003 email form. Summarize your idea in a paragraph or two in the "Your Message" area of the form and select "Send".
An early abstract is a brief summary of a proposal idea in one or
two paragraphs. It is not as detailed as a full proposal, but it
must be specific enough to convey the key concepts of your idea.
An early proposal should be more structured. It should include as
many details as possible, arranged in the format required by the
program you believe is most appropriate.
Benefits of Early Abstracts and Proposals
- Bridging: Several SIGGRAPH 2003 program chairs
will meet in late 2002 to review and discuss the early abstracts
and proposals they have received. Ideas submitted to one program
might be of interest to others. When those opportunities are identified,
they will be brought to the attention of the proposer.
- Feedback: Early abstracts and proposals may generate
suggestions from the program chairs on how your final proposal
can be improved.
- Better proposals: Developing an early abstract
or early proposal may help you identify the key concepts of your
work and improve your proposal to SIGGRAPH 2003.
Early Abstracts and Proposals are Not Required
But they are encouraged, especially if you want to receive preliminary
comments on your proposal idea(s). An early abstract or early proposal
can help you focus your proposal and improve it before the final
deadline, but only your final proposal will be considered by the
SIGGRAPH 2003 juries and selection committees. If you already have
a clear, well-developed understanding of how to present your work,
there may be no need to submit an early abstract or early proposal,
except for the "bridging" benefit (see above). If you do submit
an early abstract or early proposal and receive feedback, be sure
to incorporate that feedback in your final proposal. But remember:
including early feedback in your final proposal does not guarantee
that your proposal will be accepted.
The deadline for both early abstracts and early proposals is 31
October 2002. Feedback will be provided no later than 30 November.
Please note that there will be no Creative Applications Lab (CAL) for