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Policy on Previous Publication
Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may work be submitted to any other conference or journal during the SIGGRAPH 2004 papers review period.  A paper is considered published if it has appeared in a peer-reviewed journal or in published meeting proceedings that are commercially available afterward to non-attendees, regardless of the language of that publication.

Previous publication of a SIGGRAPH sketch does not preclude subsequent publication of a complete paper on the same general topic.

Public Disclosure of Conditional and Final Acceptances
Public disclosure of a paper's title, abstract, and contents can have important commercial and legal ramifications.  Authors should be aware that the titles of papers conditionally accepted for SIGGRAPH 2004 are widely distributed after the Papers Committee meeting in late March.  Acceptances are finalized around the beginning of May, at which time all aspects of a paper, including its companion video, may be disclosed publicly in SIGGRAPH communications.

No information about rejected papers or papers conditionally accepted for publication in ACM Transactions on Graphics is made public.  

Paper Length
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.

Companion Videos
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 2004 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.

Supplemental Materials
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 2004 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, you may 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, or to include any review information regarding earlier submissions.

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.

Your method of submission will not influence your chance of acceptance.

All submissions will be acknowledged by email.
Physical submission:
21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time.

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