Call for Papers: Fulldome Summit at IPS 2008 (Abstracts Due April 30th)
- Call for Papers
Fulldome Summit at IPS 2008: The Future of Fulldome
July 3rd, 2008
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abstract Due Date: April 30th, 2008
The International Planetarium Society's Fulldome Video Committee, DomeFest,
and the Adler Planetarium are co-sponsoring the second Fulldome Summit as a
special session of IPS 2008 on Thursday, July 3rd, at Adler Planetarium in
Chicago, Illinois. The Summit includes a day of papers, panels and
roundtable discussions including kickoff of IMERSA, a new trade organization
exclusively focused on the immersive digital dome (fulldome) medium, and
DomeFest's juried fulldome art presentation and production-related sessions.
With the spectrum of fulldome theaters now exceeding the number of IMAX
branded theaters in number of installations worldwide, the medium is fast
maturing and branching outside of traditional astronomy-related programming
into the greater arts and sciences. The topic for this Fulldome Summit
focuses on The Future of Fulldome, with emphasis on the technologies,
programming and business models that will drive the future of the fulldome
Abstracts are now being accepted for two paper sessions:
1) Emerging Fulldome Technologies - Papers of a deep technical nature are
solicited on emerging fulldome technologies covering topics such as
automatic multi-projector alignment, digital hemispheric live- action
cameras, 4k x 4k production workflow, cutting-edge real-time applications,
and stereoscopic fulldome systems.
2) Future of Fulldome - Papers focusing on broad-brush future directions for
fulldome theaters are solicited covering topics such as networked domes,
entertainment programming, business models, content development consortiums,
large-format film/fulldome convergence, etc.
Abstracts are due April 30th and acceptance will be announced by May 31st.
Acceptance of abstracts is competitive (peer-review) and will be based on
relevance to advancement of the medium and fulldome profession. Electronic
versions of final accepted papers are due at the conference and will be
subsequently published in an electronic Fulldome Summit proceedings and also
considered for publication in the IPS Planetarian. Fulldome Summit paper
presentations are 15 minutes with a 5 minute Q&A session, and are expected
to be of specific interest to the fulldome community.
Papers on fulldome topics that are of general interest to the planetarium
community should instead be submitted for presentation at the preceding IPS
Please send all abstracts as Word or text documents to Ed Lantz at
ed@... by the April 30th, 2008 deadline.
Here are some links for more information:
Papers from the first Fulldome Summit (held in Valencia, Spain in 2004):
International Planetarium Society:
IPS 2008 conference (held the week prior to the Fulldome Summit):
Fulldome email group:
General information on the fulldome medium: