Siggraph Invitation

Here's a posting for all computer graphics folks.

Siggraph sketches are a great, lightweight way to publicize/recognize new developments and ideas in graphics (plus you get a Conference Select uber pass!). Some folks mistakenly think of sketches as "papers lite" but they're much more. They cover all aspects of the Siggraph sphere, including workstation, education, entertainment, mobile, fine art, supercomputing... Last year's sketches ranged from image-based modeling; to innovative display paradigms; to real-time illumination; to letting police see around corners; to production of films like "Star Wars" and "Madagascar"; to spontaneously beaming romantic music from your phone to the cute stranger at the other end of Starbuck's.

Deadlines are in just a couple of weeks, but preparation is not difficult. Here's the "CFP":


Boston, Massachusetts USA, 30 July - 3 August, 2006

Call For Participation

The Sketches program is one of the most dynamic programs of the annual SIGGRAPH conference, which will be held this year 30 July - 3 August 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts USA. Sketches provide an opportunity for researchers, artists, and practitioner to share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and participate in a unique forum for new and thought-provoking ideas, techniques, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Accepted sketches will be archived in the ACM Digital Library as well as on the SIGGRAPH Conference DVD and Conference Abstracts and Applications CD-Rom. During the conference, the authors will be given 20 minutes to present their work. We are seeking submissions that provide a single page PDF summary of provocative speculations, nascent academic research, industrial development, practical tools, and behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic works. Submissions covering any topic which would excite the interest of a computer graphics audience are welcome.

Sketch summary PDF submissions must be written and presented in English. Paper length should not exceed one single-sided page in letter format, should include the collaborators names together with their affiliations and must be formatted according to the SIGGRAPH publication style. In addition, you MUST provide a .jpeg image which acts as a visual remainder of the sketch. The image can be any size, however, the submission system will resize it to a 150x150 pixels image. Supplementary material such as videos, images and/or further documentation may also be submitted electronically and will be made available to reviewers. Please, refer to the submission website for more details and keep in mind that the total size of all uploaded files must not exceed 40 MB.

Important Dates

Submissions deadline (5 pm PST)April 12, 2006
Notifications to authorsMay 9, 2006
Camera ready sketchesMay 15, 2006
Sketches Presentations at SIGGRAPHJuly 30 - August 3, 2006

Program Chair

Hanspeter Pfister, MERL

International Sketches Jury

  • Marc Alexa, TU Berlin
  • Kevin Bjorke, Nvidia
  • Robert Bridson, UBC
  • Steve Derrick, Vicarious Visions / ActiVision
  • Margaret Dolinsky, Indiana Univ.
  • Francois Guimbretiere, UMD
  • Diego Gutierrez, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Wendy Ju, Stanford Univ.
  • Joe Kniss, Univ. Utah
  • Caroline Larboulette, Univ. Vienna
  • Daniel Maskit, Digital Domain
  • Mike McGuffin, Univ. Toronto
  • Bonnie Mitchell, Bowlin-Green
  • Ken Perlin, NYU
  • Steve Schkolne, CalArt
  • Apurva Shah, Pixar
  • Karan Singh, U. Toronto
  • Mark Vande Wettering, Pixar
  • Daniel Wexler, Nvidia

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