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Informative international sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH-affiliated societies and the worldwide computer graphics Industry.

Overview of SIGGRAPH 2004 for Japanese Attendees (with Japanese interpreters)
Sunday, 8 August
10 am - noon

SIGGRAPH 2004 committee chairs present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs.

Noriko Namikoshi
Digital Content Association of Japan
namikoshi (at) dcaj.or.jp

Ayumi Miyai
Computer Graphic Arts Society
SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Committee
miyai (at) cgarts.or.jp

Midori Kitagawa
Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
SIGGRAPH Japanese Liaison
midori (at) accad.ohio-state.edu

Miho Aoki
University of Alaska Fairbanks
SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Committee
ffma2 (at) uaf.edu


Introduction to Japanese and Asian Digital Content Trends
Monday, 9 August
1 - 2 pm

The 19th Digital Content Grand Prix Video Show presents all the prize-winning productions of the last year from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Canada. Also: the most advanced CG-content business models using broadband infrastructure in Japan: Virtual Biosphere (an interactive illustrated book) and High-Definition Music Generation Tool Using Matrix.

Noriko Namikoshi
Digital Content Association of Japan
namikoshi (at) dcaj.or.jp


Introduction of Creators Lounge
Monday, 9 August
2 - 3 pm

3D Consortium, which was established in March 2003 to promote stereoscopic technologies and products, has started a virtual lounge on the web for creators. This presentation outlines the objectives and activities of the lounge.

Creators Lounge

Noriko Namikoshi
Digital Content Association of Japan
namikoshi (at) dcaj.or.jp


German Speakers Get-Together
Monday, 9 August
3 - 4 pm

Informal get-together of German-speaking attendees and contributors at SIGGRAPH 2004; an invitation to the international business community to make business contacts with German speakers (mainly from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) and for German speakers to network, exchange ideas, and discuss business opportunities.

Christian Bauer
SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Committee
chris (at) well.com


Panel Discussion: Looking Towards the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society '05: Strategies, Expectations, and Goals
Monday, 9 August
4 - 5:30 pm

In November 2005, the United Nations will host the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia and present again the World Summit Award, a non-profit initiative to identify best practices in e-content and multimedia and beyond. SIGGRAPH 2004 attendees are invited to discuss the summit meeting and contribute to its achievements.

Moderator
Christian Bauer
SIGGRAPH 2004 International Resources Committee
chris (at) well.com

Panelists
Lynn St. Amour
President Internet Society - ISOC

Peter A. Bruck
CEO Austrian Research Studios
United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Representative


Networking Session
Monday, 9 August
5:30 - 6 pm

Our thanks to ICNM, Salzburg for sponsoring this event.


Korean Attendees Meeting
Tuesday, 10 August
1 - 3 pm

An informal gathering for Korean attendees. All are welcome to attend, including those from the industry, art, and research areas.

Korea Computer Graphic Society
hwajinpk (at) sookmyung.ac.kr


Graphite 2004 Conference Presentation
Tuesday, 10 August
3 - 4 pm

A presentation on the Graphite conference held in Singapore 15-18 June 2004. It will also show the Electronic Theater reel produced for the conference and show a preview of the next Graphite in New Zealand in 2005.

Lee Yong Tsui
MYTLEE (at) ntu.edu.sg


SEAGRAPH
Tuesday, 10 August
4 - 5 pm

This meeting is for delegates from Southeast Asian countries, and in a wider context, Asian countries. SEAGRAPH is the Southeast Asia Computer Graphics Association, formed to bring computer graphics professionals and enthusiasts together. If you know SEAGRAPH already, then join us and give us your support. If you don't yet know us, then come and find out. We will discuss how we can help each other and channel our immense energy to promote computer graphics activities.

Lee Yong Tsui
MYTLEE (at) ntu.edu.sg


ANZGRAPH (Australia and New Zealand Graphics Association)
Tuesday, 10 August
5 - 6 pm

Members of ANZGRAPH present details of their activities during the past year, including highlights of the very successful Graphite 2004, held in Singapore in June 2004 and information on Graphite 2005.

Matt Adcock
ANZGRAPH
MattAdcock (at) csiro.au


SIGGRAPH 2005 International Resources Information Session
Wednesday, 11 August
noon - 1 pm

Are you interested in volunteering for the SIGGRAPH 2005 International Resources Committee? Maybe you'd like to help publicize the conference in your city or country. Or maybe you'd just like to make some suggestions or recommendations about international services for SIGGRAPH 2005. Whatever your level of interest, please join us in the International Center and meet the SIGGRAPH 2005 International Resources Chair.


AFRIGRAPH (African Graphics Association)
Wednesday, 11 August
3 - 4 pm

Members of AFRIGRAPH present details of their recent activities along with information about AFRIGRAPH 2004 in Stellenbosch, November 2004.

James Gain
jgain (at) cs.uct.ac.za

Alan Chalmers
alan.chalmers (at) bris.ac.uk


Insight Into CG and Animation in India
Wednesday, 11 August
4 - 5 pm

Current information about the CG and animation industry in India presented by top studio recruiters and industry professionals. In addition to profiling the work done by several animation studios, the session looks at the emerging co-production trend as one of the most effective and viable ways to expand an animation facility's business potential.

Prasad Phadke
prasad.phadke (at) bbtek.org


Indian Attendees Networking Session
Wednesday, 11 August
5 - 6 pm

An informal get-together of Indian attendees and contributors, and an opportunity for the international community to make contacts with Indian speakers and for Indian speakers to network, exchange ideas, and discuss collaborative opportunities.

Prasad Phadke
prasad.phadke (at) bbtek.org
 
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