Editing your Abstract
You should log in to check for any reviewer suggestions regarding your abstract or the presentation itself. Abstracts are published here, and can be updated by the presenter at any time by uploading a new file of the same name. You should also verify that all other information is complete and accurate, and you should enter a short biography if you have not already done so.
Submitting your Paper
Presenters are asked to create and upload a paper in gcapaper format by July 23, 2004. gcapaper is an XML grammar for conference papers created by IDEAlliance and used for their XML conferences, such as XML 2004 USA and XML Europe 2004. The DTD and usage guidelines can be downloaded here. A number of XML-editing applications have specific support for gcapaper. We recommend using an XML editor/validator in conjunction with SchemaSoft's gcapaper Web Publisher, which can be downloaded for free. gcapaper Web Publisher includes XSLT to transform your paper to XHTML 1.1 for viewing, and CSS to style the results. There is support for image files referenced from your paper in SVG, PNG, GIF or JPEG formats. These same stylesheets will be used to publish the conference Web proceedings, and they will integrated into the SVG Open 2004 Online Services, so you will be able to preview drafts of your papers online if you prefer.
Submitting your Presentation
Presenters are also asked to create and upload their presentation slides by August 31, 2004. We recommend creating your slides using SVG and/or other XML standards, and there are a number of free toolkits available for this purpose.
Each presentation room will have a microphone, a projector for hooking up a laptop, and a PC for those without a laptop. There will be an identical set-up in the Speaker Ready Room for testing. If you need specific software to be installed on the PC, please indicate this in the special requests field of your submission. Be sure to allow approximately 20 minutes for the presentation, 5 minutes for questions, and 5 minutes for people to change rooms.
Preparing your Panel Discussion
Presenters leading a panel discussion need not submit a paper or presentation slides in advance of the conference. They should make sure their submitted abstract includes an agenda for the panel discussion, and that they have listed each panelist as a co-author.
In advance of your panel discussion, it is recommended that you discuss the agenda with all panelists, and that you prepare your own list of questions for the panelists in case this is needed to start the flow of questions from the audience. The recommended timing of the panel discussion is approximately 15 minutes spent on introducing the panelists and agenda, 40 minutes of questions and discussion, and 5 minutes for people to change rooms.