Frequently Asked Questions
I'm not sure if what I do matches your definition of web graphics. What does that actually mean?
The Web Graphics program is intended to include any graphical or interactive technique that is delivered via the Internet.
For example, in animation, a work created with Maya and later converted to QuickTime to stream over the web is not essentially an example of web graphics, but a piece done with SVG or Flash is inherently web graphics, even though it could eventually be delivered via film or videotape.
If I want to enter the 5k competition, do I also have to prepare a
No, not at all. The 5k competition is separate from the Web Graphics
presentation program. You donšt have to enter the 5k to speak in the Web
Graphics program, and you donšt have to speak to enter the 5k. You can,
of course, do both if you so desire. Although the 5k competition is
web-based, it will be featured in the Web Graphics presentation program
at SIGGRAPH 2004, with sessions including a "Best of the 5k" and
deconstructions of some of the more popular 5k entries.
Is there any kind of submission fee to enter the 5k competition?
No, there is no fee to enter.
I will not have my work finished by the submission deadline. Is it possible to submit a description and have that reviewed instead?
While the jury may be professionally interested in reading about your work in progress, they will make their decisions based on your visible progress. It's not necessary for your piece to be 100-percent complete, but a submission that consists of a text description with an assurance that "the web site will be done by the time the conference arrives" will certainly be rejected.
I see that Web Graphics presentations can be 25-30 minutes, or 45-50 minutes. Which one do I prepare for?
The shorter presentation time is intended for works in progress. The longer time is intended for more involved presentations that thoroughly explore a tip, technique, or technology. You can target your presentation for a specific length, although it is likely that the jury will allocate a time for you to speak based upon the details you supply in your submission. Most submissions fall into an obvious time frame.
Do I have to submit a presentation on some unique, groundbreaking work?
Not necessarily. We would also appreciate some introductory presentations on web technologies. There's a huge part of the existing SIGGRAPH community that is very technically knowledgeable but has little exposure to the current state of graphics on the web. Presentations that target this section of the community are encouraged.
I missed the deadline. Can I still submit?
No, sorry. The Web Graphics program deadline is the one of the latest deadlines in the SIGGRAPH 2004 submission calendar, and the jury and review process begins immediately after the deadline passes. We cannot accommodate late entries.
Do I get paid to speak at SIGGRAPH 2004?
No. Unlike many web conferences, SIGGRAPH 2004 is organized by volunteers, for the benefit of the community. This is a not-for-profit conference, and registration fees are kept as low as possible. If your submission is accepted, you receive a Conference Access pass, and your abstract will be published in the Conference Select CD-ROM and the Full Conference DVD-ROM. However, the major benefits of presenting at SIGGRAPH 2004 are indirect: exposure to a new, diverse audience, unparalleled opportunities for professional connections, and the prestige of presenting at one of the largest conferences in the world.
Is there any kind of submission fee to enter the Web Graphics program?
No, there is no fee to enter.
My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?
When you have a new email address, please email the Web Graphics Chair and include your old email address and submission ID number(s).
I've completed the online submission form, but the system still allows me to edit my account. Am I done?
Yes, however you are allowed to edit your online submission account until the deadline of 31 March 2004, 5 pm Pacific time.