For immediate release
17 October 1997
For further information:
Sheila Hoffmeyer/Ann Kilhoffer
SIGGRAPH 98, the 25th International Conference on Computer Graphics and
Interactive Techniques sponsored by ACM, is seeking contributors whose
work advances the state of the industry. Papers, Panels, Courses,
Sketches, Educators Program, and Technical Slide Set submissions are
being sought for the traditional technical program, which is the world's
premier forum for computer graphics researchers.
More than 30,000 are expected to attend the conference to be held 19-24
July, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida, two
weeks earlier than previous years. Submissions are now being accepted
for 10 programs and activities relating to all aspects of computer
graphics and interactive techniques.
"SIGGRAPH 98 will recognize and celebrate 25 years of inventing the
future of computer graphics, and the changes the community is bringing
to the world," said Walt Bransford, SIGGRAPH 98 Conference Chair.
"SIGGRAPH 98 will present attendees with a rich environment to think,
dream, and speculate about the new century. I encourage anyone that has
a vision of the future of computer graphics and interactive techniques
to submit a presentation."
The Art Gallery: Touchware and the Computer Animation Festival continue
to offer contributors a respected forum to creatively showcase their
talents. Emerging Technologies is a collection of four on-the-edge
programs (Enhanced Realities; Digital Pavilions: Information, Networks,
and Graphics; Interactive Artworks; and sigKids Interactive) that
stretch the boundaries of SIGGRAPH 98.
The expanded sigKIDS program seeks to inspire and motivate kids,
parents, teachers, and communities to explore new possibilities, tap
into their imaginations, and create learning opportunities that will be
exciting and fun.
More information about these and other SIGGRAPH 98 programs and
activities, including information on how to submit and online submission forms, are available on the SIGGRAPH 98 Web site. To receive a copy of
the SIGGRAPH 98 Call for
Participation, contact SIGGRAPH 98 Conference Management at
The SIGGRAPH conference began in the summer of 1974 when 325 pioneers of
an esoteric fringe of computing technology met in Boulder, Colorado to
explore how machines could help human beings create useful images. In
the next two decades, SIGGRAPH has grown to become the world's leading
conference for computer graphics and interactive technology offering a
six-day technical program, three-day exhibition, and special activities
focusing on art, animation, applications, and interactivity.