ACM SIGGRAPH News
From the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
ACM SIGGRAPH is sponsoring the first ever two-day video game symposium on 29 July and 30 July in 2006, co-located with SIGGRAPH 06 in Boston, MA, USA. The symposium will consist of keynotes, panels and papers. In addition, a "Hot Games" session will preview unreleased titles from major game companies and indie developers. The Sandbox program has just been announced with keynotes by Greg Costikyan of Manifesto Games and Ian Shaw from E.A. UK.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group (CAG) is inviting companies to submit a proposal to act as the official Information System Design and Maintenance Services Contractor for the SIGGRAPH 2008, SIGGRAPH 2009 and SIGGRAPH 2010 conferences.
Bill Kovacs, who co-founded Wavefront Technologies, earned a 1997 Academy Award for science and engineering innovations and who worked as a programmer on TRON, passed away last Tuesday at his home in Camarillo, California. Kovacs, who was 56, died of a stroke in his sleep brought on by a cerebral hemorrhage.
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 election results are in. Jeff Jortner was elected Treasurer, Rick Barry was elected Director for Education and Jim Kilmer was elected Director at Large. New offices begin on July 1, 2006. We appreciate the commitment to ACM SIGGRAPH that all the candidates made in accepting the nominations. We are sure that such outstanding volunteers will have many other opportunities to serve within ACM SIGGRAPH, and we look forward to continuing to work with all the candidates.
ACM SIGGRAPH Has formed a Digital Arts Committee to coordinate efforts in this area.
ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics are pleased to announce that there will be another computer graphics education workshop this summer, held in conjunction with the Eurographics 06 conference in Vienna and its conference education programme.
Congratulations to members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Community who received 2005 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Scientific and Technical Awards are given for devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures that also have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Annual Report has been published. Read about our activities last year.
The slate for the 2006 ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has now been announced.