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New Submission Process and Deadlines for SIGGRAPH 2008 Call for Participation

For Immediate Release
20 November 2007

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Brian Ban
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(Chicago, IL) - ACM SIGGRAPH announces an improved submission process for SIGGRAPH 2008 that aims to dissolve borders between some traditional SIGGRAPH programs (Art Gallery, Courses, Educators, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Posters, The Studio, Sketches) to create a more fluid, interdisciplinary conference. These improvements will provide presenters with greater flexibility for sharing work through the creation of more thematic submission categories in an effort to address the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the industry today. An additional benefit is that the audience will be able to more easily navigate through the typically content-rich SIGGRAPH conference. SIGGRAPH is also upgrading the value of the Computer Animation Festival.

"In the past, one submission could easily be categorized across multiple formats. This could be confusing to the presenter and the audience," says Jacquelyn Martino, SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Chair from IBM Research, Watson. "We want to close the gap of separation to highlight the greatest works, innovations, and techniques across the globe. The end result will be a more streamlined and improved experience for the audience."

According to Martino, the new submission process is designed to save submitters time, eliminate confusion, and afford the best possible jury evaluation. In the single general submission format, submitters will only need to describe their work once and propose that it be evaluated for presentation in several different formats. For example, a single submission can simultaneously be an installation, a performance, and a talk. In addition, the new process allows for late-breaking work to still be presented at SIGGRAPH.

It is important to note that the SIGGRAPH Technical Papers will remain in its existing format - however the deadlines for all programs have changed. New deadlines are as follows:

Technical Papers Wednesday, 23 January 2008*
General Submission Wednesday, 30 January 2008*
Student Volunteers Applications Monday, 25 February 2008*
General Submission, Materials Upload Wednesday, 27 February 2008*
Late-Breaking Work Wednesday, 7 May 2008*

*All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT

The single general submission format is structured as follows:

Submission Areas: What are you working on?
SIGGRAPH 2008 invites general submissions in the following areas:

Submission Categories: What kind of work is it?
SIGGRAPH 2008 asks submitters to classify their work according to seven categories:

Presentation Formats: How would you like to present it at SIGGRAPH 2008?
SIGGRAPH 2008 welcomes submissions of work that can be presented at the conference in the following formats:

To eliminate confusion and improve communication regarding these improvements, the following FAQ pages are available:

For submitters to previous SIGGRAPH conferences
General FAQs

In addition to these improvements, SIGGRAPH 2008 is instituting a new conference day pattern of Monday through Friday. This change is based on attendee and exhibitor feedback in regards to the traditional Sunday through Thursday schedule.

The 35th annual SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques.


SIGGRAPH 2008 will bring an estimated 30,000 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, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Monday, 11 August through Friday, 15 August 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2008 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 12-14 August 2008. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public. More details

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