For the past five years, the Visual Effects Society has convened an annual summit for VFX industry professionals. Last year's summit was entitled "Evolution," in recognition of the rapidly evolving landscape of the visual effects industry.
Everything you want to know if you have not had the chance to go to SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim! ... or the latest edition of SIGGRAPH told by professionals who participated. More details here.
SIGGRAPH Asia is pleased to announce Thad Starner and Phillip Rosedale as its keynote speakers for the 2013 conference to be held 19-22 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The keynote sessions will offer insights to ground breaking areas in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. You won’t want to miss these inspiring sessions:
Thad Starner, Professor of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Wearable Computing: Through the Looking Glass”
Wednesday, 20 November, Theater 1
ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce that open access links to conference proceedings from SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia will now be available to the public at no cost, for two weeks before each conference and two weeks after. During this four-week period, conference proceedings may be accessed by members and non-members alike, through the ACM Digital Library.
WMSCI 2014 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and consultants, theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. The forum focuses into specific disciplinary research, and also in multi, inter, and trans-disciplinary studies and projects. One of its aims is to relate disciplines, fostering analogical thinking and, hence, producing input to the logical thinking.
Complexity, Cybernetics, and Informing Science/Engineering are increasingly being related on the conceptual, methodological, and practical dimensions. T. Grandon Gill’s book (Informing Business: Research and Education on a Rugged Landscape) shows the strong and important relationships between Complexity and Informing Science (specifically academic informing), and the potentiality of these relationships in supporting the integration of academic activities: Research, Education, and Consulting or real Life Problem Solving.
Education (cognitive development) and training (performance in a specific skill) are different but highly related notions. They have common means to achieve their objectives as it is the case of, for example, teaching, learning and e-learning. Informatics is supporting both of them with an increasing frequency and effectiveness in more and more activities and domains. The objective of ICETI 2014 is to bring together researchers, professionals and practitioners from the three areas so they can share their knowledge and experiences in an multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate.
The comprehensive and profound impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on society is a very known fact. In turn, private, public and academic organizations are generating new requirements and demands that must be addressed by ICT. Demand-Pull and Technological-Push are interacting with each other through cybernetic loops. Society and ICT are co-regulating each other via negative Feedback Loops and synergistically co-evolving via positive feedback loops.
The purpose of the Fourth Ibero-American Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (CICIC 2014) is to bring together academics and practitioners, researchers and experts from the three areas to submit the results of their research and experiences in a disciplinary field and in a multidisciplinary forum for the purpose of an exchange of ideas and opinions that can enable the emergence of analogies (analogical thinking source and entry point of logical thinking), and promote interdisciplinary communication and cross-fertilization.
The 5th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2014) is held jointly with The 20th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2014).