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June 7-9, Quebec City, Canada
Invited Speakers  
Advance Program  
About Quebec City  
Call For Papers  
Paper Formatting  
Call for Posters and Demos  
Electronic Submission  
Submission Dates  
Graphics Papers: November 21  
HCI Papers: December 19  
Posters and Demos: March 26  
Conference: June 7-9  
Quebec City   
Instructions for Paper Formatting

Graphics Interface papers are distributed for review electronically. The giformat.pdf file has additional information and instructions on the format we require papers to be presented in. Papers must not exceed 8 pages in length in the correct format. Please get as close as you can to the standard GI format.

Anonymous submission

Manuscripts submitted for review should be anonymous. Please so not use your name or names in the headers or title, and avoid using any images characteristic of your lab. Do not refer to your own work as "yours" or "the authors"; use third person in all references.

MS Word

A Word template has been provided for your convenience.

Convert MS Word files to PDF using Adobe Distiller. Please do not submit PDF unless you use the Adobe "Distiller" plugin. The Adobe PDFWriter plugin produces PDF directly but does not work for Word math fonts. Converting to PostScript and then trying to convert the PostScript on another machine may also not work due to the same font issue. Generally speaking, it's the math font that will cause you the most headaches, so check that math symbols are converting and printing properly. If you are doing a lot of math, you would be better off using pdflatex.


A LaTeX template is provided:

Alternatively, you can download the individual files:

For LaTeX documents, to generate PDF you have three choices:

  1. You can generate the PDF directly with pdflatex (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
  2. You can generate a Postscript file generated by dvips from a normal DVI file and then convert it to PDF with Adobe Distiller or ghostview.
  3. You can set up your LaTeX file to use Postscript fonts and use dvips to generate Postscript, which can be converted to PDF with Adobe Distiller or ghostview.

For more information on the available options please visit the TeX User's Group. We cover each of the options in more detail below. However, in our experience the use of pdflatex produces the best output with the least effort. Conversion of standard DVI files does not produce resolution independent output and so tends to look bad both online and when printed. Use of PostScript fonts in DVI files can be hard and/or costly to set up if you want math fonts, and does not provide access to certain PDF features useful for online viewing. A class file has been provided along with some examples of how to include images, etc. under pdflatex in the GI author's kit.

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