Topic submissions will be reviewed by the panels jury from mid-November
through mid-December. The review will be based on:
Three outcomes are possible:
- Topic level of interest
- Moderator's qualifications
- Possibility for interesting discussions
The complete list of accepted topics will be available here on the SIGGRAPH 2004 web site.
- Accept. The topic is selected to move on to the second round.
- Conditional Accept. The jury would like to accept the topic, but
feels that some modifications are needed. Modifications may include
broadening or narrowing the scope of the panel or changing the wording of
Position papers will be reviewed by the panels jury from late
March to late April. The jurors will determine the submitters' expertise
on the topic and the strength of their positions. The moderator and the
panels jury will work together to select up to four panelists for each topic
who represent a broad cross-section of the SIGGRAPH community.
Topics that do not generate enough submissions for panelists will not be
presented at the conference. There is no guarantee that a topic that is accepted and listed as a potential topic in the
second stage will be presented at the
If your submission is accepted by SIGGRAPH 2004, an Acceptance
Agreement will be produced from the Permissions section of your online
submission form. You must print that agreement, sign it, and fax it or
send it via postal or courier service before SIGGRAPH 2004. If we do
not receive your completed, signed Acceptance Agreement, your work
cannot be presented at SIGGRAPH 2004.
The acceptance agreement is a legal document. It explains the uses SIGGRAPH makes of presented material and requires you to acknowledge that you have permission to use this material. This may involve seeking clearance from your employer or from others who have loaned you material, such as videotapes and slides. The agreement helps prevent situations whereby SIGGRAPH 2004 presentations include material without permission that might lead to complaints or even legal action. In addition, this agreement asks if ACM SIGGRAPH may use your materials for conference and organization promotional material in exchange for full author/artist credit information (which you may decline).
In addition, panel organizers must obtain signed SIGGRAPH 2004 Acceptance Agreements from ALL presenters (signature of parent or legal guardian is also required if contributor is under age 18). Presenters who have not submitted signed forms will not be allowed to present.