Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers, with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for final publication using the ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines. Be sure that all pages are numbered and that each page includes your paper's ID number.

For SIGGRAPH 2006, authors have the option of submitting all documents, videos, and supplemental materials electronically. Only the following formats will be accepted: PDF for documents; QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX Version 5 or 6 for videos; and TIFF, JPG, or PNG for still images. In preparing videos, please choose a reasonable frame size and rate. If all your submission materials amount to more than 100 Mbytes of data, we strongly encourage you to submit your materials well before the deadline or to use the physical submission process.

Remove any information from your submission (including your paper and optional video) that identifies you or any of the other authors, or any of your institutions or places of work. You must reference all relevant work completely, 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.

Do not include URLs referring to web sites that contain vital material for your submission. Such material won't be considered, as it undermines the anonymity of the reviewing process.

Please keep the PDF version anonymous; in particular, note that under some operating systems the "properties" of a PDF file may contain the creator's name.

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 2006 Full Conference DVD-ROM. If your paper is accepted and you cannot comply with this requirement, your acceptance will be rescinded.

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 2006 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.

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.

In addition, 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 2006. If we do not receive your completed, signed Acceptance Agreement, your work cannot be presented at SIGGRAPH 2006.