and January have been very busy months for the S2002 committee.
December started off with the CAG reviewing and refining the S2002 conference
budget which, later in the month, was presented to and approved by the
ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC). In addition to having our budget
approved, the EC also approved a CRF initiative to basically fund the
advancement of new technologies into the conference. This is a three
year initiative starting with S2002 so we're excited about having the
capabilities to curate some new works that may not have ordinarily been
submitted. While all this was going on, Val was receiving a record number
of Course submissions with a great selection of material.
began where December left off and continued to build on the amount of
things going on for the committee. After getting all the Course reviews
in, the Courses jury met and, after a very difficult selection process,
they whittled the nearly 100 viable courses down to the 59 to be held
Sunday through Wednesday at S2002. In addition to Courses selecting
content, the Papers and Educators deadlines came in the second week
followed by the Panels submission deadline the following week. I'm told
Capstone looked like a paper repository with all the deliveries that
were being made. A record number of Paper submissions - Happy reading
now closed the month with the ETech submission deadline on the 30th.
There have been a lot of email inquiries to Scott about the program
so we'll all be interested in seeing what he has in store for us.
is busy with their programs and as we move into February. The first
thing on our agenda is to make a decision about possibly changing our
policy of accepting only original SAFs now that ACM will allow faxed
signatures. We all seem to be in favor of making the change but we'll
be quickly working out the logistics so that those programs whose submission
deadlines are on the horizon have make use of this newly discovered
quite a couple of months and the exciting thing is that we're just getting
Antonio Factoid: The Paseo del Rio, or River Walk, is the No. 1 visitor
attraction in Texas. (Sorry, no, it's not the Freeman carpet cleaning
facility in Dallas)