[Changes for SIGGRAPH 2003]

Like all conferences and trade shows, the annual SIGGRAPH conference must adapt to changing attendee expectations, increasing submissions, and adverse economic conditions. To deliver a better attendee experience within current financial resources, SIGGRAPH 2003 features the following changes from recent years:

Sunday Through Thursday
Freeing up Friday for travel benefits attendees and the conference. The conference begins with a full day on Sunday, providing a full five-day schedule.

Papers Begin on Monday
For many years, Papers were presented Wednesday through Friday. Because of the record number of submissions to SIGGRAPH 2003, and to reduce the need to schedule concurrent sessions, this year Papers begin on Monday and extend over four days.

Panels Take a Year Off
When we compared Panels to the other conference programs, we decided to suspend them for this year so the program can be re-evaluated. Panels will return in 2004. For SIGGRAPH 2003, if you want to hear some enlightening discussions, don't miss Special Sessions!

Career Center and Job Fair
Although the Career Center and the Job Fair have been popular features of the conference, many companies are no longer willing to send additional staff for recruiting. As a result, these programs will not be on the schedule for SIGGRAPH 2003.

Publications
  • Full Conference DVD
    This new digital publication documents all SIGGRAPH 2003 programs. It is included with Full Conference registration.

  • Course Notes
    For SIGGRAPH 2003, individual Course Notes will not be available in printed form. Full sets of printed Course Notes can be ordered in advance or purchased at the conference. All the Course Notes are on the Full Conference DVD that Full Conference attendees receive with their registration.

    Attendees can purchase individual course notes through the business center at the San Diego Convention Center at a discounted price:
    Nine cents per black-and-white page (8.5 x 11 inches), one side.
    Payment methods: Cash, travelers checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
    Purchase individual course notes as early as possible, to avoid delays.

    San Diego Business Center Hours
    Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: 7 am - 7 pm
    Monday: 7 am - 7 pm
    Tuesday: 7 am - 7 pm
    Wednesday: 7 am - 7 pm
    Thursday: 7 am - 7 pm

  • Conference Abstracts & Applications
    For SIGGRAPH 2003, there's no printed Conference Abstracts & Applications catalog. All the usual content from the programs that appeared in the printed catalog (Sketches & Applications, Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Web Graphics, and Special Sessions) will still be available, but only in digital media, on the Full Conference DVD and the Conference Select CD-ROM. Each of these digital publications will have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

  • Conference Select CD-ROM
    This new digital publication includes documentation of the Art Gallery, the Computer Animation Festival, Sketches & Applications, Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Web Graphics, and Special Sessions. It is included with Conference Select registration. Full Conference registrants receive all this documentation on the Full Conference DVD.

  • Electronic Art & Animation Catalog
    The Art Gallery and the Computer Animation Festival will be documented in the printed Electronic Art & Animation Catalog, as usual. This catalog is included with Full Conference and Conference Select registrations.

  • Papers and Awards
    As in 2002, papers and ACM SIGGRAPH awards will be documented in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. This publication is included with Full Conference registration.
All these publications are available in the SIGGRAPH 2003 store.




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