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Call for Papers: Fulldome Summit at IPS 2008 (Abstracts Due April 30th)

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    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
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      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
      2008 conference.

      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:
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