This document contains instructions to authors of papers accepted to SIGGRAPH-sponsored conferences and workshops. It covers the formatting guidelines for the camera-ready version of your accepted paper. A sample paper, formatted to the specifications in this document can be found here.

All papers submitted to the Workshop On Graphics Hardware must be original, unpublished work. Any paper that has been previously or simultaneously published or submitted in substantially similar form to any other conference or journal will be automatically rejected.

Contact Information
Please contact Stephen Spencer at this e-mail address or telephone number with any questions you may have, or problems which may arise in the preparation of your paper:
    Stephen Spencer
    114 Sieg Hall, Box 352350
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98195-2350
    Telephone: +1-206-616-3281

Deadline Information
The deadline for the receipt of your camera-ready copy by Stephen is:

21 May 2001

This is a firm deadline; the production schedule for this publication is very tight. We have already removed all the margins from the production schedule. So please make sure your papers arrive in time!! To expedite the efficient delivery of your paper, please use Federal Express or a similar overnight courier service if at all possible.

Once the paper has been submitted for delivery to the courier service, please e-mail the name of the courier service, the waybill number and expected date of delivery to Stephen Spencer (

Each paper accepted to Workshop on Graphics Hardware must be accompanied by a signed ACM copyright form. The copyright form should be filled out and signed by one author, preferably the primary author. Papers without accompanying and appropriately completed copyright forms will not be printed.

All material used by the author in their accepted paper must have proper copyright clearance. If you are unsure of the copyright status of particular images used in your paper, please contact the ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications.

Here is the ACM Copyright Form. You can view it with your web-browser and print it from there. Alternatively, you can download and print the file from here.

Formatting Guidelines
A US Letter page size, 8.5 in (21.59 cm) by 11.0 in (27.94 cm), is used, with top, left, and right margins of 0.75 in (1.90 cm), and a bottom margin of 1.0 in (2.54 cm). The body of the paper is set in a two-column style, with each column measuring 3.33 in (8.46 cm) with a 0.33 in (0.84 cm) column gutter between the columns.

If your standard paper size is A4, please format your document to the above margin specifications, making certain the columns are no longer than 9.25 in (23.495 cm) and trim the pages to 8.5 by 11.0 inches.

Your paper should have a 1.5 in (3.81 cm) space left blank at the bottom of the left column on the first page of the paper for the ACM copyright statement.

The maximum paper length is ten 8.5 inch (21.59 cm) by 11.0 inch (27.94 cm) pages, including all figures, images and references. However, this page count does not include any supplemental color images in the color plate section.

The Workshop on Graphics Hardware papers committee may have allowed you to submit a paper with a page count different than this. If you feel you need more room than has been allotted to you, please obtain permission from the papers committee.

DO NOT USE PAGE NUMBERS ON THE PAPER - the papers will be collected as part of the conference or workshop proceedings and will be numbered at press time. It is important that the author write their name and the ordering - Smith, page 1 of 8 for example - on the reverse of each page of the camera-ready copy sent in. This will help ensure the proper pagination and printing of the paper.

The title of the paper should be formatted with initial caps, for example: "Weaving Threads For The Web".

Section headings should be numbered for ease of internal referencing.

Body text should be set in a serif typeface such as Times, and should be 9-point text on 10-point leading (space between lines). Heading text should be set in a sans serif typeface such as Helvetica, with the following specifications:

  • Paper title: 14-point boldface
  • Author and affiliation information: 10-point type, initial caps
  • Section heading: 12-point boldface type, all caps
  • Subsection heading: 12-point boldface type, initial caps
  • Subsubsection heading: 10-point boldface type, initial caps
Title and author information should be centered above the two columns on the first page of the document, with brief author and affiliation information. Detailed information about the author(s) - postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc. - should be placed at the bottom of the left-hand column of the first page of the paper.

The paper should have a short - one to several paragraphs - abstract as the first section of the paper, which may be excerpted for reference or promotional purposes.

A list of relevant descriptors from the ACM Computing Classification System should be included at the conclusion of the paper's abstract.

Images and Figures
All images and figures should be affixed to the camera-ready copy if they are not printed as part of the paper itself. Whenever possible, use a waxer or glue stick to affix images and figures. Use of rubber cement, two-sided tape or one-sided tape is strongly discouraged.

It is very important that you provide us with the highest possible quality illustrations. This will ensure that the illustrations will reproduce as well as possible. Photographic prints are highly recommended, especially for color illustrations (see below). Prints from dye-sublimation are also recommended, but photographic prints are preferred over dye-sublimation prints. Color PostScript prints, thermal wax prints, and ink-jet prints are other accepted formats, though these will suffer image degradation in the production process, and are not recommended. Similarly, low-resolution images and figures (below 300 dpi) will not reproduce well, and are not recommended. Polaroid prints are not recommended. Glossy prints are recommended over matte-finish prints.

The captions for all illustrations should be printed on a black and white laser printer. Captions printed on a dye-sublimation device with images or figures will degrade significantly in the production process.

Video Submissions
Authors are requested to send six copies of videos accompanying papers for review. An effort should be made to include the segment in both PAL and NTSC on the same VHS tape, to ensure that it can be seen by all reviewers. Video tapes can be shown during presentations at the workshop.

For archival purposes of accepted papers, authors can submit a video clip electronically which will be put on the Hardware Workshop web page. Videos can be submitted in any (or all) of the following formats, depending on what makes the best technical fit for the material:

Submission instructions for electronic videos are in preparation.

Citations in the body of the paper should be bracketed numbers ([1]) and all references gathered in a section at the end of document titled "References". The references should be alphabetized by the surname of the primary author, and titles of documents should be formatted with initial caps, for example: "Weaving Threads For The Web."

Document Formatting with TeX and LaTeX
Those who use TeX or LaTeX to prepare their documents may feel free to use the standard TeX typefaces for their camera-ready copy.

Authors who use TeX or LaTeX to prepare their documents may wish to use the "siggraph" LaTeX class or the "acmconf.sty" (for LaTeX 2.09). Bibliographies should be formatted with the "plain" BibTeX bibliography style. These files are available to download through the SIGGRAPH Web site

Color Images
The camera-ready copy of your paper may only contain black and white or grayscale material. If you want color images included in the proceedings, please inform the papers committee as soon as possible. The papers committee may assign either a 1/2 page or a full page in the color section to your paper.

Color images are gathered in a separate color plate section at the back of the proceedings. If you have been allocated a one-half page space, please make sure your image is no larger than 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) tall by 7.0 inches (17.78 cm) wide. If you have been allocated a full page space, please make sure your image is no larger than 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) by 7.0 inches (17.78 cm) wide.

If you require more space in the color section, please contact Stephen Spencer and the papers committee. If you are not planning to use color images with your paper, please again inform Stephen Spencer and the papers committee as early as possible, so that your space can be allocated to other papers.

Call for Cover Picture
For the front and back covers of the Workshop on Graphics Hardware proceedings we are soliciting color pictures related to your paper. Please submit the images you would like to see on the cover in any commonly used digital format. The deadline is May 21, 2001. This is a hard deadline due to the tight publication schedule. The final selection of images will be done by the papers committee.

We look forward to receiving your camera-ready copy.

Stephen Spencer
ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Publications