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Creative Showcase Submission Guideline
Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO JULY 31, 2008

Things you have to know before preparing your submissions.

Submission Site is now open at:

1. Confidentiality

All ACE program chairs and reviewers must accept a confidentiality agreement, which obligates them to treat the submitted papers as confidential information. In case a work is accepted, publication will be at the first day of the conference, Dec. 3, 2008.

2. Important date

Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 15, 9pm US Pacific Time Zone
Acceptance notification: We are aiming for September 15.

3. Tracks

Creative Showcase will comprise of the following 3 categories:

1) Technology showcase:

Prototype demos of advanced entertainment technology.

2) Design Showcase:

Interactive art and design works.

3) Theory/Social Impact Showcase:

Works based on illusion.

4. Reviewing process

Reviews will be single blind (i.e., include authorship information with the submitted materials.) In the submission process, authors can check the option for allowing the program committee to accept their work in the poster session in case that the work is not accepted in the creative showcase category.

5. Presentation and publication

Accepted work will be demonstrated to conference attendees during the Creative Showcase session. We are also planning a teaser session in which you will have one minute to describe your work before the Creative Showcase session.

6. Submission rules

  1. One page extended abstract must be written in English.

  2. Previously demonstrated work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conferences. Such works will be rejected without review.

  3. The extended abstract and other supplemental materials must be submitted as PDF documents.

  4. The extended abstract must use the exact ACM SIG templates. Please find the template at Please use the style "Strict Adherence to SIGS style" on that page. There are also word and word perfect templates linked on the template page. If possible, we highly encourage you to please write your paper in Latex, as this will produce the most strict and beautiful style.

  5. After acceptance the final camera ready is to be accompanied by a copyright form, CLICK HERE to download the form.

  6. The submission should include all information necessary to evaluate the contribution and must not ask reviewers to go to web sites or other external information sources, since that may jeopardize the anonymity of the reviewers. Submissions that require external sites will either be returned for correction or rejected without review.

7. Submission procedure

All materials will be submitted electronically through
If you already have an account with that system (because you have been asked to be a reviewer), please use that account to submit materials. Otherwise, create a new account.

8. Submission materials

  1. One page extended abstract based on ACM SIG templates.
  2. Descriptions about requirements:
    • The amount of floor or desktop space needed (length, width, height)
    • The list of equipment you will bring (be as detailed as possible)
    • Any power, socket and outlet needs (110V AC US sockets are available)
    • Networking requirements (beyond the common mail/web access)
    • Any environmental requirements (Does this demonstration require a dark environment? Does it produce or is sensitive to a large amount of noise or light? etc.)
  3. Videos/photos
    • Authors may include videos and photos with the submission, and such materials are highly encouraged if they provide evidence of the claimed contribution. Videos should not be longer than 5 minutes long, and the total size of all submitted materials (including the PDF doucment) must be under 40MB. If you include a video, also include a text file describing what codec you used to create the video. Videos should be playable by either the current Windows Media Player or Apple Quicktime player. It is preferable that your video be playable by these standard players without requiring additional codec installations. If you require a special codec (e.g. DivX), make certain that you include instructions on how to find and install that codec. If the reviewers cannot play your video file, it will reduce the chances of your submission being accepted.

If you have any further questions, contact ace2008-cs-sec[at]

ACE 2008 Creative Showcase Co-Chairs