SIGGRAPH 2015: 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America


August 9-13, 2015


Conference Theme:

Xroads of Discovery

Conference Overview:

The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. In addition to SIGGRAPH’s leading-edge technical program, the conference’s installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration.

The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world’s most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.  

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Conference Committee Chairs:

Art Gallery Chair: Amit Zoran, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Art Papers Chair: Victoria Szabo, Duke University
Computer Animation Festival Co-Chair: Mikki Rose, Blue Sky Studios
Computer Animation Festival Co-Chair: Joe Takai
Computer Animation Festival Production Sessions Chair: Roy Anthony, Christie Digital Systems
Courses Chair: Glenn Goldman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dailies Chair: Juan Buhler, Zorra
Education Liaison: Michael Gayk, State University of New York at New Paltz
Emerging Technologies Chair: Kristy Pron, National Defense University
Exhibits Liaison: Judith Crow, Side Effects Software Inc.
Games Chair: Micheal Hardison, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
General Submissions Chair: Ann McNamara, Texas A&M University
GraphicsNet Chair: Jeremy Pollard, Box
International Resources Co-Chair: Jacky Bibliowicz, Autodesk Canada
International Resources Co-Chair: Sandro Alberti, GB HealthWatch
Making @ SIGGRAPH 2015 Chair: Jean Kaneko, The Exploratory
Operations Director: Benny Garcia, Benstudios
Posters Coordinator: Derrick Nau, TRG Reality
Real-Time Live! Chair: Nico Gonzalez, Deloitte
SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair: Dave Shreiner, ARM, Inc.
SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair: Mona Kasra, University of Texas at Dallas
SIGGRAPH Mobile Chair: Jesse Barker, ARM, Inc.
Student Volunteer Program Chair: Christine Holmes, DreamWorks Animation
Studio Chair: Reid Baker, STUDIO Red & Black
Technical Papers Chair: Doug L. James, Cornell University
VR Village Co-Chair: Ed Lantz, Vortex Immersion Media
VR Village Co-Chair: Denise Quesnel, S3D Centre at Emily Carr University

Conference Committee Members:

Audio/Visual Support: Freeman Audio Visual Solutions
Conference Administration,  Conference Management, Marketing and Media: SmithBucklin Corporation
Exhibition Management: Hall-Erickson, Inc.
General Services: Freeman Decorating Company
Graphic Design/Editing/Web Site: Q LTD
Housing Provider: onPeak
Organizational Development: Robert C. Berger, Robert C. Berger Consulting
Publications: Stephen N. Spencer, ACM SIGGRAPH Publications Committee Chair University of Washington
Registration: RCS
Web Programming: The OPAL Group

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    Issue 184: S2015 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater and Daily Selects:
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