Programs and Events Call for Participation Main
SIGGRAPH 98 invites you to bring your ideas, insights, and controversies to the worldwide computer graphics forum. Propose a panel session and share with us your latest revelations, your philosophical questions, your successes and your failures, your lofty aspirations, and your lessons learned. Participate in lively discussions that shed new light on the art and science of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Celebrate 25 years of SIGGRAPH by reflecting on the past, taking stock of the present, and creating the future.


Celia Pearce
SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Chair
momentum media group


The deadline for Panel submissions was 14 January 1998

Speaker Preparation
Responsibilities of Panelists

After a panel has been accepted by the Panels Committee, the panel organizer must:

Organize and coordinate a 90-minute panel.

Obtain signed SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Submission Forms from each panelist. Panelists who have not submitted signed forms will not be allowed to present.

Panelists are responsible for providing their own audio/visual and computer equipment for their panel session over and above that which SIGGRAPH 98 provides as the basic configuration (two slide projectors; NTSC VHS, 3/4-inch SP, and BetaSP video players; and PC and Mac computers with video projector).

Contributor Recognition

A summary of what you will receive if your work is accepted by SIGGRAPH 98.

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

SIGGRAPH 98 asks you to prepare a final version of the panel abstract,including final position statements from the panelists, suitable for publication in the SIGGRAPH 98 Conference Proceedings. It is your responsibility to provide material in a timely and orderly manner to SIGGRAPH 98.

Your submission will be documented in the Conference Abstracts & Applications Catalog. This publication consists of a printed book and an accompanying CD-ROM.

What We Need:

The materials we will need from you to accurately document your submission are:


Digital text which describes your submission as you would like it to appear in print. PLEASE NOTE: What you submit will be printed. For example, do not include your name or contact information if you do not wish it to be printed. This publication is produced on a Power Macintosh; please try to send us text which is compatible with this platform. ASCII text without formatting is best, as the text will be edited and placed in a page layout program.


If you are submitting images over and above those included with your submission, we prefer to receive images as 35mm slides; they provide our best opportunity to accurately reproduce your visual content. Photographic prints and transparencies are acceptable, as are digital images. Polaroid prints are not acceptable except as a last resort.

If digital images are submitted, they should conform to the following guidelines:

at least 300 dpi at 4" by 5"

pixel resolution of at least 1200 by 1500

TIFF or EPS formats, no compression, Macintosh or PC platform

GIF and JPEG are not acceptable formats

Screen captures should be made on as large a display monitor as possible, to ensure acceptable image resolution.

Where To Send It:


Text for your submission should be sent via e-mail to:

Celia Pearce
SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Chair
momentum media group


Images may be sent by courier or postal service to the following address:

Celia Pearce
SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Chair
momentum media group
P.O. Box 690
Venice, California 90294 USA
For FedEx Only:
819 Superba Avenue
Venice, California 90291 USA

Images may also be uploaded to "" via anonymous FTP to the following URL:

use "anonymous" as the username and your e-mail address as the password

make sure you use "binary" mode to transfer any image files.

label your files clearly and uniquely, using your full name as part of the filename:


notify us that you have uploaded files to this directory at:

Celia Pearce
SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Chair
momentum media group


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 9 March 1998.

NOTE: If you are interested in submitting supplemental material to be documented in the CD-ROM only, (this could include; additional images, multimedia projects, QuickTime or MPEG animations, applications, sounds, source code, etc.), please contact Stephen Spencer at for separate deadlines, and complete instructions to format and send your supplemental material. Supplemental material is optional, though strongly encouraged.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding this document or your responsibilities as a contributor to the SIGGRAPH 98 conference, please contact:

Celia Pearce
SIGGRAPH 98 Panels Chair
momentum media group

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