There is no arbitrary maximum length imposed on papers. However, reviewers
will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length.
For example, a useful idea presented completely in four pages is more likely to be
accepted than the same idea presented in eight pages. Papers longer than 8-10 pages
must make a very significant contribution to be accepted. Papers of four or fewer pages
will be held to a less strict standard of citation and description of related work.
Comparison to the strongest alternative techniques is still important, but an exhaustive
review is not necessary. You must declare the page length of your paper on the Papers Submission Form.
It need not be an even number.
Papers may be accompanied by a video that is five minutes or less in
length. In recent years, well over half of the accepted papers were
accompanied by some kind of video material. To the extent possible,
accepted papers should stand on their own, with the video providing supplementary
information or confirmation of results. However, it is appropriate to refer to the video
in the paper. Video should not be included in a submission unless substantively similar footage
can appear in the SIGGRAPH 2005 Full Conference DVD-ROM. If your paper is accepted and you
cannot comply with this requirement, your acceptance will be rescinded.
For restrictions on video formats, physical media, etc., follow the appropriate link at the bottom of this page.
Authors are invited, but not required, to include supplemental materials such as images,
additional videos, related papers, previous SIGGRAPH reviews, etc. These materials do not
form a part of the official submission and will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers.
Anonymous materials can be made available to all reviewers; materials whose authorship can be readily
ascertained should be seen only by members of the Papers Committee.
If you have a related paper that is under review or in press elsewhere,
we strongly recommend that you send a version of this paper as supplemental
submission material. Because we check with other conferences and journals for
duplicate submissions (which are summarily rejected), you may also wish to include
a cover letter that outlines the differences between your SIGGRAPH 2005 submission
and the related paper. Related papers and cover letters need not be anonymous, as
they will be used only by the members of the Papers Committee to determine whether
the submitted work is unique.
If your paper is a revision of a paper that has previously been submitted to a
SIGGRAPH conference, we recommend that you include copies of the reviews that it
received, and of your responses to them. Only the members of the Papers Committee
will see these earlier reviews and comments. Note that simply responding to all
earlier criticisms will not guarantee acceptance. It is not necessary to identify
a paper as a revision of a previous submission, however.
Please select one of these submission options:
1. Physical Submission Procedure Checklist
Printed pages and supplemental materials submitted via postal or courier service.
2. Electronic Submission Procedure Checklist
Digital documents and supplemental materials submitted via the web.
3. Mixed Submission Procedure Checklist
Digital documents via the web and supplemental materials via postal or
Your method of submission will not influence your chance of acceptance.
Your submission must be complete by 11:59 pm Pacific time, and any physically
submitted materials must be received by 5 pm Pacific time on 26 January 2005.
All complete submissions received by the deadline will be acknowledged by email.