Detailed Instructions and Checklist

Papers Online Submission Form

Information for ALL Submission Types

Information for Physical Submission

Information for Mixed Submission

Information for Electronic Submission

Why is the abstract due early?

What is the deal with MD5 checksums?

Information for ALL Submission Types
1. Submissions will be administratively rejected without review if it is found that:
a. The submission violates the ACM Plagiarism policy.

b. The submission is a dual submission; that is, if the submission is simultaneously under review for any other conference or publication.

c. Electronic files have been submitted that have been designed to have side effects other than presenting the submitted work to reviewers and committee members.
2. All fields on the submission form except for the final file upload must be completed by 24 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time. Filling in the submission form will assign your submission a paper_ID. A paper_ID is required for each submission. NO PAPER_ID's WILL BE ISSUED after 24 January 2006 5 pm Eastern time.

3. See the summary of Formats for information on preparing documents and supplemental materials (this includes information on anonymity, length, etc.).

4. All work on your paper and supplementary materials must be completed by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time. Proof of completion of work by this date depends on submission type.

Information for Physical Submission
1. As stated above, all fields on the online submission form must be completed by 24 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time.

2. Although your physical copy will be used for review, you must upload a PDF of your paper by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time. If you find that uploading is slow and you are concerned about meeting the deadline, you may first upload an MD5 checksum for your file (by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time) and then upload the file that matches this checksum by 26 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time.

3. Six copies of your physical submission, including supplemental materials, must ARRIVE by (not be postmarked or sent by) 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time at this address:
Julie Dorsey
SIGGRAPH 2006 Papers Chair
c/o Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
201 Broadway, 8th floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA
+1.617.820.0557
Please note that all deadlines are firm, and plan accordingly. Faxed or emailed submission materials will not be accepted. Late arriving submission materials will be returned unopened to the sender.

Information for Mixed Submission
The procedure is the same as for Physical Submission, except that the PDF file that you upload will be used for review, rather than a physical paper.

Information for Electronic Submission
1. As stated above, all fields on the online submission form must be completed by 24 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time.

2. You must upload a PDF file of your paper and all supplemental files by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time. If you find that uploading is slow and you are concerned about meeting the deadline, may first upload an MD5checksums for your files (by 25 January, 5 pm Eastern time) and then upload the files that match this checksum by 26 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time.

Why is the abstract due early?
Having all papers entered in the system a day early helps us manage the load on the submission server. This will ensure that everyone will apply for a paper_id and enter their abstracts before the final day of submissions, when server response will be diminished due to heavy traffic.

What is the deal with MD5 checksums?
If you upload all of your files by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time, you can ignore the MD5 checksum. The system will, however, compute and report the MD5 checksum for all files you upload. You may find this useful if you want to check that your file has been uploaded without corruption. Just compare the MD5 checksum you compute for your file with the checksum computed by the submission system.

If you are uploading in the last couple of days of submissions, server response may be slow. To be sure of making the deadline, you may initially upload just the MD5 checksum for your files. If the MD5 checksum is received by 25 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time, you will have 24 hours to complete the upload of files that have a matching MD5 checksum (you will have until 26 January 2006, 5 pm Eastern time, to upload files for which MD5 checksums have been entered).

All complete submissions received by the deadline will be acknowledged by email.