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SIGGRAPH 98 Seeks Submissions for July Conference
Contributions To Advance the State of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

For immediate release
17 October 1997

For further information:
Sheila Hoffmeyer/Ann Kilhoffer
+1.312.644.6610 x3220
+1.312.245.1083 fax
media-s98@siggraph.org

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 +1.312.321.6830 or:

siggraph98@siggraph.org

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.

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