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23 November 2009

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(Chicago, IL) - ACM SIGGRAPH announces the 2010 Call for Submissions for contributors and volunteers for the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Sunday 25 July - Thursday, 29 July 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

SIGGRAPH 2010 will bring together the “People Behind the Pixels” - the brightest minds in computer graphics to share ideas and knowledge on many diverse industry disciplines. From students to studio executives, from scientists to researchers, SIGGRAPH provides contributors with the opportunity to present their work to the world.

Exciting changes in 2010 include the new SIGGRAPH Dailies! program celebrating excellence in computer graphics by showcasing images and short animations of extraordinary power and beauty. Contributors are invited to submit short (5-15 second) animations of recent work (from the last 18 months), whether professional, personal, academic, or student work.

“Each year the technical content presented at SIGGRAPH gets more and more impressive. So it’s the goal each year, to improve upon the years past – a challenging but rewarding task,” stated Terrence Masson, SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Chair from Northeastern University. “Expanding submission categories and extending deadlines open the pool of contributions to much wider spectrums of the whole industry ensuring the presence of more great content than ever before.”

Also new for 2010 is the addition of the Computer Animation Shorts submission category to the renowned festival in order to incorporate animated short pieces that contain a significant percentage of computer-generated imagery and/or digital production. Works can include independent shorts, character animation, sponsored creative explorations, narrative and experimental works, opening sequences, game cinematics, selections and/or montages of animated television series, machinima, and new-media formats. In past years, contributors to the Computer Animation Festival adhered to two deadlines for submission - one for partially completed works, and a later deadline for when that work was completed. This year’s later deadline for the Computer Animation Festival now provides contributors with more time to prepare their works for the final submission deadline on 19 April 2010.

Every piece submitted to SIGGRAPH 2010 through the Call for Submissions is reviewed by a highly qualified jury composed of top practitioners in the relevant field. Because each jury needs time to carefully review each piece, submission deadlines generally are several months ahead of the conference itself. All the submission deadlines are strictly enforced. Contributors are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Important submission deadlines are as follows:

Game Papers: Monday, 4 January 2010

Art GalleryArt Papers: Thursday, 7 January 2010

Technical Papers: Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Student Volunteers Applications: Monday, 15 February 2010

General Submission (Courses, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Posters, Talks, The Studio): Thursday, 18 February 2010

SIGGRAPH Dailies!: Thursday, 4 March 2010

Computer Animation Festival – Films: Monday, 19 April 2010

Live Real-Time Demos: Thursday, 19 April 2010

Late-Breaking Work (Late-Breaking Posters, Late-Breaking Talks): Thursday, 6 May 2010

Research Challenge: Thursday, 6 May 2010

Computer Animation Festival – Animation Clinicc: Monday, 10 May 2010

*All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT. To determine what time that is where you are, you can use a converter such as The World Clock.

For more information and complete details on this year’s submission process, visit the SIGGRAPH 2010 Call for Submissions page.

Please note: Conference dates for SIGGRAPH 2010 have been changed from their original Monday through Friday pattern, to Sunday, 25 July 2010 through Thursday, 29 July 2010. SIGGRAPH 2010 Exhibition dates have remained Tuesday, 27 July 2010 – Thursday, 29 July 2010.

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About SIGGRAPH
SIGGRAPH 2010 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles, California USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Sunday, 25 July through Thursday, 29 July 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2010 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 27-29 July 2010. More than 200 international exhibiting companies are expected. More details.

About ACM SIGGRAPH
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. SIGGRAPH provides information to the computer graphics community through its annual conference, publications, and the SIGGRAPH Video Review.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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