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No. 3/ March 2008

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 New Horizons: Call for Participation

The Asian edition of the established SIGGRAPH conference invites content contributors and volunteers for SIGGRAPH Asia 2008. The conference seeks content contributions and presentations for Technical Papers, Sketches & Posters, Courses, the Art Gallery, the Computer Animation Festival, the Educators Programme, and Emerging Technologies.

Singapore, 31 March 2008 - SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, the 1st ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia seeks participation from digital innovators, researchers, producers, artists, and engineers to be part of the inaugural SIGGRAPH Asia as contributors, presenters, or volunteers for its programmes.

Content Presentations and Contributions

Technical Papers
The SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Technical Papers programme will continue the tradition of excellence in computer graphics and interactive techniques that SIGGRAPH is known for and extend this world-class experience to Asia. SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 invites submission of high-quality papers that will set the standard in the field and stimulate future trends. Accepted papers will be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 and published as a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics. The deadline for submission of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Technical Papers is 28 May 2008.

Sketches and Posters
This programme covers a broad spectrum of topics including digital art, design, science, and engineering. It encompasses ideas ranging from speculation to academic research, from industrial development and practical tools to behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic work. For Sketches & Posters, SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 invites submissions from those who toying with fuzzy what-if ideas, developing new techniques, or using existing concepts in novel ways. The deadline for submission to SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Sketches & Posters is 12 July 2008.

The Courses programme welcomes submissions that cover state-of-the-art techniques in computer graphics and interactive interfaces, including (but not limited to) animation, computer-human interactivity, post-production, entertainment, gaming, rendering, scientific visualisation, virtual reality, and programming hackery. SIGGRAPH Asia also welcomes reports on recent industrial advances and tutorials on skills and techniques for artists. The deadline for submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Courses programme is 19 May 2008.

Art Gallery
The Art Gallery welcomes submissions of printed, interactive, networked, digital art in 2D, 3D, and 4D, especially works that deal with transformations, fusions, intersections, and paradigm shifts from Asia. The show will facilitate an encounter with, and exchange between, different fields to showcase "hybrid" works such as space art in zero gravity, text-literature visualisation, and ubiquitous sounds. The deadline for submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Art Gallery is 20 June 2008.

Computer Animation Festival
The Computer Animation Festival includes two main components:

The official competition programme features a juried selection of "the best of the best," amazing works that provide insight on current international trends in computer-generated animation. In addition, a special curated programme will showcase remarkable films, from classics to experimental explorations of the latest technologies. This special programme of short subjects and features presents an intriguing collection of world-renowned animated works.

Professionals, artists, filmmakers, and researchers from throughout the world are invited to participate. The deadline for submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Computer Animation Festival is 20 June 2008.

Educators Programme
The Educators Programme supports innovation in using computer graphics and interactive techniques in instructional settings and teaching these approaches at every educational level. Educators are invited to present how they support the evolving integration of art and technology at all levels, from early learning through higher education and industry in all sub-disciplines of the field, and to share their strategies for making education a more satisfying, productive, and meaningful process. The deadline for submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Educators Programme is 6 June 2008.

Emerging Technologies
This programme seeks creative and innovative projects in the fields of virtual and mixed reality, haptic interfaces, ubiquitous systems, digital tools, HD displays, robotics, and all other applications of new, exciting, and amazing technologies. The deadline for submission to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Emerging Technologies is 26 May 2008.

More information on contribution or participation, and contributors' benefits.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10 - 13 December 2008.


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About SIGGRAPH Asia 2008
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 presents the continent's first conference and exhibition devoted exclusively to computer graphics and interactive techniques. To be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 will feature an international conference from 10-13 December 2008, showcasing works that provoke thoughts, explore ideas in innovative ways, address contemporary issues, interactively engage viewers in discovery, and stimulate their intellect and creativity through art, computer animation, courses, education, technology, papers, sketches, and posters. SIGGRAPH Asia also includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 11-13 December 2008. Marking its entry into Asia, the first SIGGRAPH Asia is expected to bring together 6,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. SIGGRAPH Asia is sponsored by ACM.
More information about SIGGRAPH Asia

About ACM
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH Asia 2008. ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.