Programs and Events Call for Participation Main
Emerging Technologies
Digital Pavilions:
Information, Networks, and Graphics
Rapidly evolving computer graphics and networking technologies continue to define how information makes sense in all aspects of our lives. We invite you to contribute to Digital Pavilions, a premier showcase of applications, installations, and sessions that demonstrate the future (quickly becoming the present) ways to communicate, collaborate, and interact. What's in this future forever changed by the marriage of high-bandwidth networks, computer graphics, and interactive technologies?

Show us installations that demonstrate how we will select, gather, and absorb information in the new century. Your telephone, local library, and collection of Little Richard albums may be nearing the end of their known life on earth. What are you working on that will join these items in obsolescence in 25 years -- and change the way we live, work and play as it makes its journey into history?

Your "installation" in this new SIGGRAPH program will not only be a showcase for attendees in Orlando but a chance for our colleagues at remote sites to join the fun!

Omar Ahmad
SIGGRAPH 98 Digital Online Chair
Netscape Communications Corporation


The deadline for Digital Pavilions proposals was 14 January 1998.

Upon Acceptance

Contributors agree that if they are accepted their responsibilities are as follows:

1. Arrive at SIGGRAPH 98 with all necessary equipment and staff and have such equipment fully installed and functional by Sunday, 18 July 1998. SIGGRAPH 98 will supply a limited amount of shipping support on a resource-available basis. Contributors should work with program chairs to coordinate shipping requirements and available support.

2. Coordinate arrival of all equipment at SIGGRAPH 98.

3. Insure their works to and from the conference.

4. Provide adequate operational and technical support personnel to maintain full operation of their project for five full days.

5. Dismantle and remove equipment on Friday, 24 July 1998 after 5 pm.

6. Accept responsibility for travel and lodging of all persons participating in their project.

7. Guarantee that the contributor is legally authorized to submit materials for publication and presentation.

Contributor Recognition

A summary of what you will receive now that your work has been accepted by SIGGRAPH 98.

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

In order to document your submission in the SIGGRAPH 98 print and electronic publications, we must receive certain materials from you. 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:

Omar Ahmad
SIGGRAPH 98 Digital Online Chair
Netscape Communications Corporation


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

Omar Ahmad
SIGGRAPH 98 Digital Online Chair
Netscape Communications Corporation
501 E. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, California 94043 USA
+1.650.937.3189 work

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:

Omar Ahmad
SIGGRAPH 98 Digital Online Chair
Netscape Communications Corporation


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 2 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:

Omar Ahmad
SIGGRAPH 98 Digital Online Chair
Netscape Communications Corporation

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