SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 – Symposium on Apps – Open for Submissions
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 September 2011 (23:59 UTC/GMT)
The increased power, portability and ubiquitous connectivity of smart phones and tablets are causing a fundamental shift in how most of humanity interacts with computing. Some mobile devices already deliver the visual computing power of desktop machines of just a few years ago and the rate of mobile silicon innovation is accelerating. Increasingly sophisticated development environments, almost frictionless market access through application stores and widespread device availability are creating new opportunities for a wide range of developers to participate in a global market that will soon be worth more than $35 billion annually.
Symposium on Apps is an inaugural program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 in Hong Kong to introduce the opportunities and challenges of mobile applications development to the global graphics community. The program will educate and explore how visual and animation techniques can be used on mobile devices to create compelling end user experiences and to drive the use of advanced graphics capabilities on billions of new devices.
Mobile platforms are democratizing the development of applications and encouraging the active participation of budding young developers and entrepreneurs; for instance, many teenagers can now develop applications for the market. Indeed the mobile lifestyle, the open media computing environment and social networks provide a unified network, a level playing field and an almost friction-free marketing channel to deliver apps to their targeted users. In this ecosystem just about everyone can have a chance to create revenue-generating applications.
For the first Symposium on Apps, we call for participation in the following four categories of sessions:
Proposed events are welcome under one of the following general themes:
Exhibits will last for the duration of the Symposium on Apps and will be table top exhibits setup around the Symposium on Apps session room.
Workshop organizers must specify what equipment attendees must bring to the session and how many participants can be accommodated
Note that if you would like to organize both a workshop and presentation, you will need to submit one application for each and specify that the events are linked in your applications.
Note that the committee of Symposium on Apps reserve themselves the right to alter the length of each time-slot based on content and in order to better balance the schedule.
For more information on the Symposium of Apps and how to submit, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2011/submitters-symposium-apps
For more information about SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2011
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