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WEB PROGRAM FACT SHEET

Conference: 31 July - 4 August 2005
Exhibition: 2 - 4 August 2005

Overview


  • There are 19 Web Program presentations spanning two full days.
  • Speakers represent an international community including Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
  • 30 international reviewers selected final content for the Web Program.
  • SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program topics include: information architecture, usability, programming platforms, new media education, the creative process, mobile technologies, devices, virtual environments, and 3D optimization.
  • 44 submissions across three tracks - Technical, Application, and Paradigm with the following 19 accepted:
    Technical Track: 4 Papers Paradigm Track: 5 Presentations Application Track: 9 Presentations Panel: 1 Panel

A Quote From the SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program Chair


"The Web Program boasts an incredible repertoire of international speakers covering topics ranging from optimized 3D web transmissions to creativity on the web," stated Nishant Kothary, SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program Chair from Amazon.com. "We asked ourselves one question - what can SIGGRAPH offer the web attendee that they can get nowhere else? The answer is the future - which is exactly what this year's Web Program is all about - the techniques, the applications, the paradigms, and voices of the future. There is something for everyone - usability, information architecture, social networking, programming, 3D, devices, mobile technologies, and much more."

Highlights From the SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program



Abstracts: Application & Paradigm Tracks



The Creative Act


Ze Frank
zefrank.com
The transition to an authorship society brings with it massive amounts of content to consume, but it also brings a new relationship between our society and the notion of creativity. Frank will explore the notion of real-time creativity and how it affects the way we think about teaching and learning.

Experience Design Unplugged


Peter Morville
Semantic Studios
At the crossroads of web design and ubiquitous computing, the user experience is out of control. Salvation lies in the strange connections between social software, semantic webs, convergent architecture, and interaction design. In this cyberspace safari, Morville draws ideas about everyware from his new book on ambient findability.

Processing.org: A Networked Context for Learning Computer Programming


Casey Reas
University of California, Los Angeles, Design | Media Arts
Benjamin Fry
The Broad Institute
Processing is a programming language and environment built for the electronic arts and design communities. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook. Students, artists, designers, architects, and researchers use this language for learning, prototyping, and production.

Moovl, Doodles That Move


Ed Burton
Soda Creative Ltd.
Moovl is a sketchpad for children where their drawings come alive with interactive motion and sound by adding simulated physical dynamics to freehand strokes. This deceptively simple transformation places the intuitive activity of drawing in a motivating and often surprising feedback loop of hypothesis and experiment, creation, and play.

A New Kind of Programmer


Amit Pitaru
New York University
This session will cover the issue of teaching computational media to art students. It will address how to teach a traditional engineering craft to minds that are interested in self-expression over engineering feats as well as discuss if foundation methodologies should persist or if new paradigms should be used in their place.

Papers: Technical Track



Perceptually Optimized 3D Transmission Over Wireless Networks


Anup Basu and Irene Cheng
University of Alberta
This discussion will focus on the essential factors determining display quality. It will provide a research overview for designing a 3D perceptual quality metric integration resolution of texture and resolution of mesh, which control the transmission bandwidth. Alternative strategies for packet 3D transmission of both texture and mesh will be discussed.

Exploiting an Evolutionary Accident in Web3D Communications to Integrate Application Components


Chris Thorne
University of Western Australia and Ping Interactive Broadband
This session will present methods to integrate external web3D application components directly via HTTP. Three web3D functions are used in combination to implement a communication cycle that makes use of persistent state stored in web services. The approach uses open standards, is portable across platforms, and is resilient to changes in client environments. Applications based on this approach will work more reliably on disparate end-user systems and enable developers to leverage increasingly sophisticated web advances.

Panel



The Social Web: Platforms, Communities, and Creativity


Moderator
Amit Pitaru
New York University

Panelists
Amit Pitaru
New York University

Casey Reas
University of California, Los Angeles, Design | Media Arts

Dennis Crowley
dodgeball.com

Howard Tiersky
Capgemini US, LLC

Michael Luck Schneider
New York University ITP

Ze Frank
zefrank.com

Today's web is far more than a bi-directional graph. It has a brain and a voice. It is a virtual "living" organism and a social system. The explosive spread of blogs, combined with the rapid emergence of friendly technologies enabling users to interact with ease, has bred a web that affects society, perceptions, and commerce. The panel will discuss that when looking ahead to new platforms and paradigms that support seamless communication, it is important to consider how those in the industry must evolve as practitioners, users, and creators of web technologies.

Complete information on SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program

SIGGRAPH 2005 will bring nearly 30,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to Los Angeles for the week-long conference, 31 July-4 August. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, games, interactivity, and the web are planned. SIGGRAPH 2005 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 2-4 August 2005.

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