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  Frequently Asked Questions

Panels Submission

Will you accept submissions through the mail or by fax?
No. All submissions must be through the SIGGRAPH 2004 online submission system.

What formats will you accept for panelist statements, panel description, etc.?
Plain ASCII text only. Please do not send HTML, PDF, Postscript, or .doc files.

Can I have an extension to the deadline?
No. All deadlines are firm. All materials must be submitted by the deadline.

I'm a public relations representative for somebody wonderful who would like to speak at SIGGRAPH 2004. How can I get my person heard?
Please consider having your person submit a panel topic in the area of his or her expertise, or wait until the topics are selected and have your person submit a position paper.

I'm a public relations representative for somebody wonderful who would like to speak at SIGGRAPH 2004. Do you have a slot free?
No. The SIGGRAPH 2004 Panels program is a competitive juried process where presentations are selected from the set of complete submissions that have been received at our office by the posted deadline. There is no process by which single speakers can be placed into "free spots" on panels, because such "free spots" do not exist.

I already have a group of five people who would like to form a panel. Can we submit as a group?
Not really. One of you may submit the panel topic and mention the others as possible panelists. If the topic is selected, the rest of you can submit position papers. But we cannot promise that any members of your group will be selected.

I'm an expert or author of a certain application. Can I propose a panel on that application?
This sort of panel is generally not accepted, because the panel serves a commercial interest. Consider broadening your topic to include a wider audience or contact SIGGRAPH 2004 Exhibition Management to organize an Exhibitor Forum.

If my topic is selected in the first round, am I guaranteed a spot at SIGGRAPH 2004?
No. If there are not enough quality position papers to form a good panel, the topic will not be included at the conference.

Panels Content

Can we panelists just "show up and talk"?
Not quite. We want you to prepare in advance. Find out where the panelists all have substantially the same position and have the moderator or first speaker outline where areas of broad agreement exist on the panel. It might be agreement on research direction, or on the value of the topic area, or on technique. Get this material covered quickly so that you can get to where you disagree.

Should we show a lot of slides?
You don't need to show slides. If you do, make sure all slides and other supplementary material support the discussion and encourage dialog.

As a panelist, I plan to just show my latest work, independent of the other panelists. Good idea?
No. The SIGGRAPH 2004 Panels program is about dialogue, debate, and discussion. Papers, Sketches, or Posters are much more appropriate for presentation of a single author's own work.
 
DEADLINES
The deadline for panel topic proposals was 12 November 2003.

SIGGRAPH 2004 Panel Topics

All position papers must be received by 5pm Pacific time, Wednesday, 17 March 2004.

There is no early feeback deadline. If you are looking for feedback, please contact the Panels chair any time before the deadline.
   
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