Publication Policy and Prior Art

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 2006 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 2006 are widely distributed after the Papers Committee meeting in early April. 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 will be made public.

Public Availability of your Paper
The SIGGRAPH 2006 Proceedings will be published as Volume 25, Issue #3 of ACM Transactions on Graphics. The publication date of this issue is 31 July 2006. Please be advised that in order to receive maximum international patent protection on your paper's idea, you will need to file your application prior to that date.