SIGGRAPH 97 Offers Technical Program Tracks

For Immediate Release
1 May 1997

For further information:
Sheila Hoffmeyer
+1.312.644.6610 x3220
+1.312.527.6657 fax

SIGGRAPH 97 is offering five Technical Program tracks to give attendees interested in a particular topic the ability to more effectively schedule their time spent in the technical sessions. The SIGGRAPH 97 conference and exhibition will be held 3-8 August 1997 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

"Tracks are common threads that pass though more than one part of the Technical Program," said G. Scott Owen, SIGGRAPH 97 chair. "These tracks are available at SIGGRAPH 97 as part of the new, simplified fee structure, which provides broader access to all parts of the Technical Program and makes participation in the tracks an option open to all Full Conference registrants."

The five SIGGRAPH 97 tracks are as follows:

Virtual Reality. Creation of and immersive interaction with virtual environments.

Big Data. Construction, manipulation, management, and display of extremely complex graphical databases.

Animation & Special Effects. Producing and using computer graphics techniques for animation, special effects, and other entertainment applications.

Art & Design. New technologies and techniques for art and design, and examples of artistic expression using computer graphics.

API. Descriptions and comparisons of graphics programming standards.

For the complete list of tracked SIGGRAPH 97 programs and events, see Tracks.

For general SIGGRAPH 97 information, including registration details, visit SIGGRAPH 97 online at:

Or phone: +1.312.321.6830