The Eleventh Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications
(PG 2003)

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Oct. 8-10, 2003


Call for Papers


Organized by

The University of Calgary

In Cooperation with

(tentatively)
SIGGRAPH
Eurographics
Korea Computer Graphics Society

General Information

Pacific Graphics 2003 will be held on October 8-10, 2003, in Canmore, Alberta, Canada -- located just outside the world renowned Banff and Jasper National Parks, and only an hour's drive from the dynamic city of Calgary, Alberta.

Pacific Graphics is an annual international conference on computer graphics and applications. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for researchers, developers, and practitioners to present and discuss problems, solutions, and technology in computer graphics. The conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers of outstanding quality are expected to be published after the conference in the journal special issues of Graphics Models and Computer Graphics Forum.

The past PG conferences were held in Korea (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999), Beijing (1994, 2002), Taiwan (1996), and Singapore (1998), Hong Kong (2000), and Tokyo (2001).

Conference Topics

PG 2003 solicits high quality papers presenting original research results in all areas of computer graphics. All papers will be reviewed by an international programme committee. The conference themes typically include

Submission Guidelines

Complete submission instructions are available online here.

Papers should describe original research (i.e., not published elsewhere), and should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages (or 10 pages using the IEEE format below) and have a maximum of 2 color pages. Additional color pages will only be accepted if the authors agree to pay the extra cost for the pages exceeding 2 pages. IMPORTANT: ANY PAGE WITH A COLOR ITEM WILL BE COUNTED AS A COLOR PAGE. THIS INCLUDES GRAPHS USING COLOR, COLOR FONTS ETC. All accepted submissions will appear in proceedings (both electronic and hard-copy), which will be covered by the conference registration fee. The program committee will also recommend some of the best papers for publication in a journal.

Submissions should be made electronically, either in postscript or PDF format.

We recommend that you use the following LaTeX style files and example paper to format your submission. They have been compressed with zip, gzip, and bzip2 for your convenience.

Zip'ed IEEE_CS_Latex.zip
tar and gzip'ed IEEE_CS_Latex.tar.gz
tar and bzip2'ed IEEE_CS_Latex.tar.bz2

Go to PG 2003 Submission Page: Submit Paper

Important Dates for Authors

Submission of abstracts: April 30, 2003
Full paper submission: May 5, 2003
Notification of acceptance: July 12, 2003
Camera-ready copy due: July 30, 2003
Three days of conference: Oct. 8-10, 2003

Additional Information

Additional pages: the cost of additional manuscript pages submitted to IEEE press beyond the 10 page limit for regular papers and the 5 page limit for poster papers is

prepaid to the conference secretary prior to cameraready copy deadline of July 30.

Poster papers have a page limit of 5 pages. A maximum of one of these pages can be a color page.

Production Schedule

1 Author e-mail address list due to CS Press 12 July 2003
2 IEEE CS Press e-mails author kits 13 July 2003
3 Preliminary preface/program/table of contents due to production
editor in electronic format (plain text via e-mail greatly preferred)
15 July 2003
4 Cover art due from chair (if applicable) 15 July 2003
5 Papers due to CS Press in Postscript or PDF format
(Please see IEEE Electronic File Specifications)
$10.00 per page scanning charge for all papers received in hardcopy.
30 July 2003
6 Final chair approval of text/cover art 8 August 2003
7 IEEE CS Press editor sends book to press 22 August 2003
8 Books ship to conference 19 September 2003
9 Conference receives books 2 October 2003


IEEE Electronic File Specifications

Due to new IEEE requirements that all sponsored conferences provide electronic versions of their proceedings for archiving in IEEE digital libraries, the IEEE has established requirements for creating PDF documents. Files submitted by the CONFERENCE or authors to the PUBLISHER should whenever possible meet these specifications. These specifications can be found at:
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/confstandards/
These same specifications should be applied to postscript files.

Since all proceedings published by the PUBLISHER will be archived into the IEEE digital libraries, the PUBLISHER is responsible for providing the IEEE with PDF files of all published papers. Any files created by authors that do not meet IEEE specification may require additional work by the PUBLISHER to prepare them for the IEEE digital libraries. This additional work may require an increase to the final unit pricing for the CONFERENCE. We ask the CONFERENCE to support the PUBLISHER by publicizing this information and emphasizing its importance to authors.

Most default settings for PDF distillers are NOT set-up to create PDF files that meet both printing and archiving specifications (graphics resolution, font embedding, etc.). The most common PDF distiller defaults are set-up to distill files to screen defaults. The screen defaults (low resolutions and no embedded fonts) do not reproduce well and do not match the quality of PDF files needed for print reproduction and archiving into IEEE digital libraries. At a minimum, basic PDF distiller setting MUST be changed so PDF files are: Optimized, Set to Acrobat 4.0 compatibility, All graphics are set to least 300 dpi resolution, ALL fonts MUST be embedded and subset, Postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings and Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11").

PLEASE NOTE: Authors should check their final postscript or PDF files before submission to verify that all fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts should be avoided.

The editor assigned to your project can provide you with an Adobe Acrobat Distiller JobOptions file that may be used with Acrobat Distiller 4.0 and above. This JobOptions file is set to meet IEEE PDF specifications. This file may be added to the "Settings" sub-directory for Adobe Acrobat Distiller. After installing this file in the "Setting" sub-directory, open Acrobat Distiller and selected the "IEEE Settings" from the job options pull-down menu on the Distiller's main interface. This should allow the user to distill their paper to IEEE PDF specifications.


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