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23 May 2007

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SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program Reveals Innovative Research

(Chicago, IL) - The SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program features the year's best research innovations in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Of 455 international submissions, a record-breaking 108 of the world's most prestigious papers will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2007 taking place 5-9 August 2007 in San Diego, California.

Excellence of ideas and expected impact on the field were the primary acceptance criteria. Paper topics include the core areas of modeling, animation, rendering, and imaging, and also touch on related areas such as visualization, computer vision, human-computer interaction, and applications of computer graphics. Countries represented span the globe from Germany to Japan.

"The SIGGRAPH Papers review process, with its unique blend of internal and external reviewers, its long and detailed reviews, and its large face-to-face committee meeting, is recognized as being one of the fairest and most thorough peer review systems in computer science," stated Marc Levoy, SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Chair from Stanford University.

To promote a lively exchange of ideas during the program, Levoy introduced a system of per-paper discussants. Each paper in the program will be allotted 25 minutes, 20 minutes for presentation and five minutes for discussion of the paper, with the session chair serving as discussant.

Select highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program:

Image Deblurring With Blurred/Noisy Image Pairs
A novel method to deblur an image, with the help of another noisy image of the same scene. The paper also proposes new methods of de-ringing the deconvoluted image.

Lu Yuan
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jian Sun
Microsoft Research Asia

Long Quan
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Heung-Yeung Shum
Microsoft Research Asia

Scene Completion Using Millions of Photographs
A method for filling holes in images using semantically and structurally similar scenes from a large internet photo library.

James Hays
Alexei A. Efros
Carnegie Mellon University

Active Refocusing of Images and Videos
A system for refocusing images and videos of dynamic scenes using a single-view depth estimation method. This method is based on the defocus of a sparse set of projected dots.

Francesc Moreno-Noguer
CVLAB, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Peter N. Belhumeur
Shree K. Nayar
Columbia University

Interactive Cutaway Illustrations of Complex 3D Models
A system for authoring and viewing interactive cutaway illustrations of complex 3D models using conventions of traditional scientific and technical illustration.

Wilmot Li
Lincoln Ritter
University of Washington

Maneesh Agrawala
University of California, Berkeley

Brian Curless
David Salesin
University of Washington

Maneesh Agrawala
University of California, Berkeley

Prakash: Lighting-Aware Motion Capture Using Photosensing Markers and Multiplexed Illuminators
A high-speed optical motion capture system also measures orientation and incident illumination via photosensing tags. Imperceptible tags work in natural lighting, to support on-set mocap or real-time broadcast of virtual sets.

Ramesh Raskar
Hideaki Nii
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Bert de Decker
Universiteit Hasselt

Yuki Hashimoto
Jay Summet
Dylan Moore
Yong Zhao
Jonathan Westhues
Paul Dietz
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Masahiko Inami
University of Electrocommunications

Shree Nayar
Columbia University

John Barnwell
Michael Noland
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Philippe Bekaert
Universiteit Hasselt

Vlad Branzoi
Erich Bruns
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

Bubbling and Frothing Liquids
A method to generate bubbles from gas contained in liquids and simulate their dynamic behavior using a particle-based fluid simulation technique.

Paul Cleary
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Soon Hyoung Pyo
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

Mahesh Prakash
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Bon Ki Koo
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

SIGGRAPH 2007 will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego, California, USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from 5-9 August at the San Diego Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2007 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 7-9 August 2007. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH 2007. ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.