This year is SIGGRAPH’s 40th anniversary, and things kicked off with a rush to Registration at 8am. Attendees picked up their badges and merchandise before heading off to see the conference. Many made their way to “The Making of Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’”, while others attended the all-day Business Symposium where studio leaders and executives came together for networking and inspiration.
Noon saw the opening of the Art Gallery, Studio and Emerging Technologies, which feature many interactive exhibits. Be sure to stop in and check them out.
Graphics interface is the oldest continuously-scheduled conference in the field. The conference consistently attracts high-quality papers on recent advances in interactive systems, human-computer interaction, and graphics, from around the world. GI 2014 will take place in Montreal, Quebec, from May 7th to 9th, 2014.
The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, computer graphics and information visualization. VISIGRAPP is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas. -GRAPP -IVAPP -VISAPP
The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in computer graphics. The conference will be structured along five main tracks, covering different aspects related to computer graphics from modeling to rendering -- including animation, interactive environments and social agents in computer graphics.
The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in information visualization. The conference will be structured along several topics related to information visualization.
NextMed/MMVR presents innovative research at the confluence of healthcare and information technology. The 21st gathering takes place February 2014 in Manhattan Beach, California.
On August 10, 2014, the Forty-first International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will commence at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada. The conference will run from August 10 to August 14, with the exhibition open between August 12 and 14.
From the January 2012 ACM SIGGRAPH press release:
Intelligent virtual agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that exhibit human-like qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such as facial expressions, speech and gesture. They are capable of real-time perception, cognition and action that allows them to participate in dynamic social environments.
Computer graphics research and technology have made immense progress in the last few decades. At the same time, industries have developed to incorporate these results into the production of breathtaking digital imagery.