Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers, with graphs,
images, and other special areas arranged as intended for final
publication. Please use the ACM
SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines.
Be sure that all pages are numbered and that each page includes the
paper's online ID number (see Submission Procedure Checklist).
Authors are also required to submit a PDF version of the paper (see Submission Procedure Checklist) that contains the paper's online ID
number, without any author identification. It is important that the PDF
be identical to the hardcopy that is sent in. Please be careful to keep
the PDF version anonymous (in some operating systems, the "properties" of a PDF
file may contain the creator's name).
There is no arbitrary maximum length imposed on papers. However,
reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper
relative to its length. For example, a useful idea presented completely
in four pages is more likely to be accepted than the same idea
presented in eight pages. Papers longer than 8-10 pages must make a
very significant contribution to be accepted. Papers of four or fewer
pages will be held to a less-strict standard of citation and
description of related work; comparison to the strongest alternative
techniques is still important, but an exhaustive review is not
necessary. You must declare the page length of your paper in the
Papers Submission Form (and it does not need to be
an even number).
Videos and DVDs
Papers may be accompanied by a video or DVD that is no longer than five
minutes. In recent years, well over half of the accepted papers were
accompanied by a videotape. To the extent possible, accepted papers
should stand on their own, with the video/DVD providing supplementary
information or confirmation of results. However it is appropriate to
refer to the video in the paper. Videos and DVDs should not be
included unless substantively similar footage can appear in the
SIGGRAPH 2003 Conference Proceedings Videotape/DVD. Videos must be in
NTSC VHS format. DVDs should play in a consumer-grade (non-computer)
CD-ROMs and DVDs
Papers may be optionally accompanied by a CD-ROM or DVD containing
additional materials such as images, videos, or electronic documents.
These materials do not form a part of the official submission and will
be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers. All content should
be in a portable format that is unlikely to require the user to
download additional programs (for example, PDF or HTML for documents,
JPEG for images, and QuickTime or MPEG for video).
If you have a related paper that is under review elsewhere, please send an anonymous printed version of this paper with your submission materials. You may also wish to include an anonymous version of the paper on the CD-ROM. The reviewers would then
be able to access this material with the understanding that it will
appear as at least a tech report before the final version of the
SIGGRAPH paper is complete.
Do not send materials other than the paper, the CD-ROM, the DVD, and
the video in your submission. In exceptional circumstances, other
materials MAY be considered for review, but only with prior agreement
of the Papers Chair.