SIGGRAPH 2006 Papers Features Robust Content
SIGGRAPH Papers continues to be the global venue for showcasing
the best and most prestigious technical research for computer
graphics and interactive techniques. This year's content features a
robust program covering categories from Image Manipulation to Light
Transport and from Image Processing to Meshing.
"We were expecting strong content given the reputation of the
Northeast United States for research and academics, but we were
absolutely blown away by the submissions from around the world,"
stated Julie Dorsey, SIGGRAPH 2006 Papers Chair from Yale
University. "Attendees will find deep subject matter and topics
that span a broad range of cross subjects. This content is truly
the backbone of future leaps in computer graphics, animation, and
SIGGRAPH 2006 Papers.
Panels Address "Hot" Industry Topics
From the media's manipulation of images to employers'
manipulation of employees' work schedules, SIGGRAPH 2006 Panels
offer in-depth, lively dialogue on controversial issues affecting
the computer graphics industry today. Panel topics include:
- Digital Rights, Digital Restrictions
- Is a Career in Computer Graphics Possible? Part 1: Skills and
- So You Want to Create Content: Licenses, Copyrights, and Other
Things to Think About
- Ethics in Image Manipulation
- Video Games: Content and Responsibility
- Is a Career in Computer Graphics Possible? Part 2: Dedication
Special Sessions: From Large-Scale Performance to Ocean
SIGGRAPH 2006 Special Sessions will intertwingle a mixture of
topics including advanced design, engineering breakthroughs, and
deep interactivity. Leading industry experts will discuss recent
achievements in ocean exploration, vehicle performance and
marketing, interactive large-scale performance, and how having the
right voice talent brings character animation to life.
Special Sessions are as follows:
- Plugged In: Creating Emotional Responses Through the Use of
Entertainment Technology in Live Performance
- Vrooom Vrooom: SIGGRAPH at 500 Horsepower
- 20,000 Bits Under the Sea: How Robotics, Visualization, and
Scientific Computing Are Changing the Way We Explore, Discover, and
Understand Our Oceans
- Sounding Off: How Voice Talents Bring Characters to Life in CG
"Special Sessions will continue to provide creative, innovative,
and thought-provoking content that crosses all boundaries of the
SIGGRAPH community," stated Joshua Strickon, SIGGRAPH 2006 Special
Sessions chair from The New York Times Company. "These sessions are
composed of pioneering industry experts who define their vision for
the future and discuss how to reach it."
SIGGRAPH 2006 Special Sessions.
SIGGRAPH 2006 Advance Program
SIGGRAPH 2006 Advance Program Available Now!
The biggest challenge facing many attendees is not having enough
time to soak up all the great content that a SIGGRAPH conference
and exhibition has to offer.
Now is your chance to start planning by diving into the
incredibly rich content that will be featured at SIGGRAPH 2006.
From the cutting-edge technology to the record-breaking submissions
in the Computer Animation Festival, the time to act is now.
the SIGGRAPH 2006 Advance Program.
Register Early and Save!
Registration for SIGGRAPH 2006 is quick and easy. For those who
register now, early-bird registration rates are available across
all categories. For the first time ever, Conference Select
attendees can attend Panels.
This is just another example of how SIGGRAPH is making every effort
to provide more value for each attendee dollar.
The early-bird registration deadline is 23 June 2006.
SIGGRAPH Housing Prices...Hard to Beat!
SIGGRAPH is headed to Boston during the height of this
fun-filled city's tourist season. Results of a recent survey of
online hotel-booking sites shows that SIGGRAPH rates are great! For
example, the SIGGRAPH rate at the Sheraton Boston Hotel is
$250/night less than the next lowest rate the survey found
Space is limited in the SIGGRAPH housing block so act quickly to
get some of the best rates in town.
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From Google to Lucas Arts: A Surge in NEW SIGGRAPH
The SIGGRAPH exhibition floor is always an exciting and dynamic
place to interact with companies from across the world. Exhibitors
participate in SIGGRAPH in order to make major product
announcements, form dynamic partnerships, recruit new employees,
and launch products. SIGGRAPH 2006 will also welcome companies to
their very first SIGGRAPH exhibition.
SIGGRAPH 2006 welcomes the following NEW
3D Training Institute (3DTi)
Academic Superstore LP
CADD Edge, Inc.
Digital Artist Management Inc / DAM Consultants, Inc.
Great Eastern Technology
Lucas Arts Entertainment Co.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Ohio University School of Telecommunications
Sandio Technology Corp.
Tech Data Corporation
The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University
The CGAL Project
The Cleveland Institute of Art
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Visual Media, LLC
Weta Digital Ltd.
Wolfram Research, Inc.
We are very pleased to welcome both major international
corporations and smaller, independent companies, stated Mike Weil,
SIGGRAPH 2006 Exhibits Manager. We are noticing a strong spike in
interest from new companies that have never exhibited at SIGGRAPH
before. We attribute this growth directly to the content and
strength of SIGGRAPH.
all current SIGGRAPH 2006 exhibitors.
Join the SIGGRAPH 2006 Boston Revolution
The next SIGGRAPH destination, Boston, is one of the worlds
premier centers for higher education and technology research - a
perfect fit for the SIGGRAPH Conference & Exhibition! In addition,
it is closer to many European countries so international
participation is expected to increase. While attending SIGGRAPH,
take time to soak up all the technology, art, and industry
expertise that New England has to offer including:
The Boston Museum of Fine Art
The Boston Museum of Fine Art is one of the most comprehensive art
museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000
works of art. It welcomes more than one million visitors each year
to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special
exhibitions, and innovative educational programs. Explore the
News, Notes, & Miscellaneous
Animation Focus: John Lasseter Podcast
SIGGRAPH is the ideal place to learn the latest regarding computer
animation from the industry's best. Listen to
animation pioneer and Pixar executive, John Lasseter, in
Millimeter's exclusive podcast about the state of the
SIGGRAPH Trivia 2006
Trivia, Teapots & Free Prizes
SIGGRAPH 2006 is presenting an exhibition of real and virtual
teapots to showcase the long association of the teapot with the
worlds of computer graphics, art, and our host city of Boston. The
exhibit will contain juried and curated work.
Each SIGGRAPHITTI is featuring one industry-related
Teapot trivia question that tests the depth of your knowledge pool.
Get it right and increase your chances of staking your claim as a
SIGGRAPH Teapot Expert.
All correct entries received by 12 May 2006 (5pm CST) will be
entered into a pool and a winner will be selected at random. The
next SIGGRAPHITTI will feature the correct answer and that
month's winner. Winners receive super-cool, official SIGGRAPH 2006
Conference Polo shirt (a $40 value). Only contestants who attend
SIGGRAPH 2006 are eligible. Prizes distributed at the conference
Last Month's SIGGRAPHITTI Teapot Trivia Question:
To what country and century can the first teapot be
Answer: Ming Dynasty, China 1500
Congratulations to last month's winner Heather Pritchett of Walt
Disney Feature Animation - who was one of 20 correct entries
(winner is randomly chosen from all winning entries).
This Month's SIGGRAPHITTI Trivia Challenge is:
Name the first European country to import
stand as a Teapot Expert.
Please note: Entries must be received by 12 May 2006 to be
eligible for prize and must include your full name/company
Image Credits: Rogue IV 2004 Eric Heller |
Tentacle Tower 2005 Yoichiro Kawaguchi | Transparent Blue 2004
Kumiko Kushiyama | Love Letters 2005 Jeffrey Paul | Mirror_SPACE
2005 Newport School of Art, Media and Design | Andrew Blake |
Boston Museum of Art | Jessy Miele
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