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  Physical Submission Procedure Checklist

You must complete the online Papers Submission Form by Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time and send your paper so it is received before that deadline. See detailed instructions below.

Papers that arrive after 5 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 will be returned to the authors without review, as will any papers for which an accurate Papers Submission Form has not been completed by the deadline.

Use this checklist to ensure that your submission is complete and that it meets all applicable program requirements:

1. Create an online SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers Submission Form as soon as you decide that you might be submitting a paper. (You can change your mind later.) When you create this form, your entry will be assigned a submission ID number that will be used to identify your submission throughout the review process. Make a record of this number. There will be some fields in this form that you cannot complete at this time. These fields will be completed later.

2. Prepare six copies of your paper, printed on 8.5-inch x 11-inch or A4 size sheets.
Staple each of the six copies individually.

Number each page.

Print the submission ID number from the Papers Submission Form on each page.

Include an abstract of approximately 200 words.

Select a primary topic area and one or more secondary topic areas that best describe your paper.

Remove any information from your submission (including your paper and optional videotape, CD, or DVD) that unnecessarily identifies you or any of the other authors, or any of your institutions or places of work. You must completely reference all relevant work, however, including your own and that of the other authors. In the paper, refer to your own published or otherwise widely known work, and to that of the other authors, in the third person (for example: his work, her work, their work). Reference as "anonymous" only work that you or the other authors have submitted for publication, but that has not yet been published.

Print images on the pages of the paper, or attach them to the pages.
3. Prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the paper, including the submission ID number in some prominent place (for example, in the title, as in "Rendering Hair (Submission ID 402)," or in a running header).  The PDF version should be exactly the same as the printed version that you send in, and it should be anonymous.  Be sure to follow the instructions for preparing PDF documents in the  ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines to ensure that your paper will be readable by all reviewers.

4. After your paper is complete, return to this web site and complete the SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers Submission Form.  The title, abstract, and topic areas that you include on this form must exactly match those of the printed paper that you submit. You must also declare the length, in final formatted pages, of your paper as it will appear (if it is accepted) in the special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. Since your submitted paper must be in final format, the declared page length must be the number of pages in the submitted paper. The number of pages may be either even or odd.

5. Send the six copies of your paper and any other submission materials to:

Joe Marks
SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers Chair
5475 Mark Dabling Boulevard, Suite 108
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 USA

All of your submission materials must be received at this address by Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time or they will not be considered for SIGGRAPH 2004. Faxed materials are not acceptable.

6. Upload electronically a PDF version of your paper, also by Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time.

7. OPTIONAL: Submissions may include a video using one of the following media and formats: NTSC VHS videotape, DVD-VIDEO, or QuickTime MPEG-4. Video files must be submitted on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.  Videos should be less than five minutes in length. Each tape, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM must be labeled with only the paper title and submission ID number, and the write-enable features of all submitted media should be disabled.  For QuickTime MPEG-4 videos we recommend that you choose a reasonable frame size and frame rate: full-frame video may not play back at 30 fps on many current laptops.  Six copies of each tape, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM are required.

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8. OPTIONAL: Supplemental documents, images, and videos can be included on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM in the following formats: PDF for documents; TIFF, JPG, or PNG for images; and QuickTime MPEG-4 for videos.  Only one copy of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is needed for materials to be made available only to the members of the Papers Committee; its contents should not be anonymized.  If you wish to have your supplemental materials distributed to all reviewers, then six copies of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM are needed, and their contents should be anonymized.

9. OPTIONAL: Use the English Review Service to help with the text of your submission.

10. If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to provide a signed ACM Copyright Form, which is required by ACM before your paper can be published. The form must be downloaded, printed, completed, signed, and faxed to the ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications.

11. If your submission is accepted, an Acceptance Agreement will be produced from the Permissions section of your online submission form. You must print that agreement, sign it, and fax it or send it via postal or courier service before SIGGRAPH 2004. If we do not receive your completed, signed Acceptance Agreement, your work cannot be presented at SIGGRAPH 2004.

The acceptance agreement is a legal document. It explains the uses SIGGRAPH makes of presented material and requires you to acknowledge that you have permission to use this material. This may involve seeking clearance from your employer or from others who have loaned you material, such as videotapes and slides. The agreement helps prevent situations whereby SIGGRAPH 2004 presentations include material without permission that might lead to complaints or even legal action. In addition, this agreement asks if ACM SIGGRAPH may use your materials for conference and organization promotional material in exchange for full author/artist credit information (which you may decline).

In addition, authors must obtain signed SIGGRAPH 2004 Acceptance Agreements from ALL presenters (signature of parent or legal guardian is also required if contributor is under age 18). Presenters who have not submitted signed forms will not be allowed to present.

If you submit any supplemental materials, including videos, with the final version of your accepted paper, you will be asked to also provide a signed ACM Copyright Form Addendum. This form must also be downloaded, printed, completed, signed, and faxed to the ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications. 

Submitters located outside of the United States should note that customs delays of up to two weeks can occur. Customs labels should bear the words: "Educational material with no commercial value." SIGGRAPH 2004 will not pay any customs fees, duties, or tariffs incurred by your submission. Submissions delayed past the submission deadline will not be accepted for review.

Return of Submitted Materials
Materials submitted to SIGGRAPH 2004 cannot be returned to their authors.
Physical submission:
21 January 2004, 5 pm Pacific time.

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