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SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics Fact Sheet

Conference: Sunday 27 July - Thursday 31 July 2003
Exhibition: Tuesday 29 July - Thursday 31 July 2003

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California USA

In its second year, the SIGGRAPH Web Graphics program is comprised of two coordinated programs. Web Graphics Presentations offer 23 sessions that continue to explore and to teach new ways to use graphics on the web. The new Web Graphics Expo introduces an online gallery, displaying today's best creative and technical Web Graphics content.

"The web is becoming the primary user interface for interactive computer graphics. Technology advances are fostering a paradigm shift, enabling visual interactivity in an active worldwide virtual community," said Alan Norton, SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics chair from Colorado School of Mines. "Both components of the Web Graphics program focus on key topics in the constantly evolving web industry, including navigation, 3D interfaces, animation, games, standards, multi-user spaces, and emerging interactive devices."

Web Graphics Program Highlights

ArtStream: Bringing Web Art Into Museum Culture
Tom Hapgood, The Treistman Center for New Media, University of Arizona
Charles Guerin and Peter Briggs, University of Arizona Museum of Art
Mike Holcomb and Lucy Petrovich, University of Arizona
Shelley Tolman and Michael Branch, The Treistman Center for New Media, University of Arizona

A new exhibition space for net art.

Building Communities With Rich Internet Applications
Robert Reinhardt, [theMAKERS]
A case study of a community-forum-based web site specifically designed as a rich internet application.

Earth's Avatar - The Web-Augmented Virtual Earth
Viveka Weiley and Chris Thorne, Ping Interactive Broadband Pty. Ltd.
3map, a free-software initiative to create an open platform for geospatial VR applications and content over the web.

Extension of SVG for Human Navigation by Cellular Phone
Arei Kobayashi, Satoru Takagi, and Naomi Inoue, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.
This session describes requirements of human navigation by cellular phone, proposed extensions of SVG in order to realize the requirements, and map browser software that provides the required functions.

Flash Finally Hits the Big Screen
Sandro M. Corsaro
The evolution of Flash animation from the web to feature films. This session addresses animating for the web to insure proper optimization techniques and how it relates to Flash feature-film and television work.

A Haptic Interface for the Explorable Virtual Human
Elizabeth Prince and Alyn Rockwood, Colorado School of Mines
Karl Reinig and David Rubinstein, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Adding another element to online anatomy teaching, the Explorable Virtual Human includes a haptic interface to interact with three-dimensional models in real time.

High-Level Procedural Shading VRML/X3D
Goncalo Nuno Moutinho de Carvalho, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art
Deployment of VRML/X3D worlds on the web has become mainstream. Yet they are still at the level of detail and image quality of most computer graphics applications. High-Level Procedural Shading VRML/X3D bridges that gap.

A New Model for Internet Applications
Joel Dreskin, Macromedia, Inc.
Macromedia is preparing to introduce Macromedia Central, which will create a new model for internet applications that combines the characteristics of a desktop application with web-based attributes.

Online Gaming Applications
Kenneth Austin, WDDG
The potential for online gaming has reached a point where exciting and innovative titles can be produced and distributed to a large audience quickly and easily. This presentation outlines tips and techniques used by WDDG in online game programming.

Rich Internet Application Development with Flash MX
Branden J. Hall, Joshua Davis Studios

Usability & Human Behavior Analysis Through Real-Time Performance Data
Ronald J. Glotzbach and Nishant Kothary, Purdue University
Utilization of a Flash.NET application using Flash MX Remoting, ASP.NET, and SQL Server to perform usability studies that could lead to predictors of human behaviors.