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  Electronic Submission Procedure Checklist

The electronic submission process can only accommodate documents in PDF format, videos in QuickTime MPEG-4 format, and images in TIFF, JPG, or PNG formats.  If your entire submission cannot be formatted appropriately, you should not use electronic submission. And if all your submission materials amount to more than 100 Mbytes of data, we encourage you to submit your materials well before the deadline or to use the physical submission process.

You must complete the online Papers Submission Form by Wednesday, 21 January 2004, midnight Pacific time and upload your paper so it is received before that deadline. The deadline will be strictly enforced: papers that are not completely uploaded before the deadline will be rejected without review, as will any papers for which an accurate Papers Submission Form has not been completed.

Use this checklist to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable requirements:

1. Create an online SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers Submission Form as soon as you decide that you might be submitting a paper. (You can change your mind later.)  When you create this form, your entry will be assigned a submission ID number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. Make a record of this number. There will be some fields in this form that you will not be able to complete at this time. These fields can be completed later.

2. Prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the paper, including the submission ID number in some prominent place (for example, in the title, as in "Rendering Hair (Online ID 402)," or in a running header).  Be sure to follow the instructions for preparing PDF documents in the  ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines to ensure that your paper will be readable by all reviewers.

Include an abstract of approximately 200 words.

Select a primary topic area and one or more secondary topic areas that best describe your paper.

Remove any information from your submission (including your paper and optional video) that unnecessarily identifies you or any of the other authors, or any of your institutions or places of work. You must reference all relevant work completely, however, including your own and that of the other authors. In the paper, refer to your own published or otherwise widely known work, and to that of the other authors, in the third person (for example: his work, her work, their work). Reference as "anonymous" only work that you or the other authors have submitted for publication, but that has not yet been published. 

3. After your paper is complete, return to this web site and complete the SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers Submission Form. The title, abstract, and topic areas that you include on this form must exactly match those of the paper that you submit. You must also declare the length, in final formatted pages, of your paper as it will appear (if it is accepted) in the special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. Since your submitted paper must be in final format, the declared page length must be the number of pages in the submitted paper. The number of pages may be either even or odd.

4. Use the electronic submission system to upload a PDF version of your paper by Wednesday, 21 January 2004, midnight Pacific time.

5. OPTIONAL: Electronic submissions may include a video in QuickTime MPEG-4 format.  Your video must not be more than five minutes in length.  We also recommend that you choose a reasonable frame size and frame rate: full-frame video may not play back at 30 fps on many current laptops.

QuickTime MPEG-4 Information

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6. OPTIONAL: Electronic submissions may include supplemental documents, images, and videos in the following formats: PDF for documents; TIFF, JPG, or PNG for images; and QuickTime MPEG-4 for videos.  You have the option of designating each supplementary item as being for just the Papers Committee, or for all reviewers to see (in which case it should be anonymous).

7. OPTIONAL: Use the English Review Service to help with the text of your submission.

8. If your submission is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH 2004, you will be asked to provide a signed ACM Copyright Form, which is required by ACM before your paper can be published. The form must be downloaded, printed, completed, signed, and faxed to the ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications.

9. If your submission is accepted, 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, authors 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.

If you submit any supplemental materials, including videos, with the final version of your accepted paper, you will be asked to also provide a signed ACM Copyright Form Addendum. This form must also be downloaded, printed, completed, signed, and faxed to the ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications. 
 
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Physical submission:
21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time.

Electronic submission:
21 January 2004, 11:59 pm Pacific time.
   
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