ACM SIGGRAPH News
As the art of animation continues to evolve, so, too, does the ACM SIGGRAPH community and its premiere showcase of computer animation, the twice-annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.
Karst is a liminal space in between the representational and the theatrical, the limited and the multi-dimensional, and the abstract and the real all meeting together.
Accepting Nominations for the International Resources Committee Chair
The mission of the International Resources Committee (IRC) is to extend the reach and influence of the ACM SIGGRAPH conferences and organization globally through language and intercultural support. The year-long activities of the committee include:
ACM SIGGRAPH’S NEW EXTERNAL RELATIONS CHAIR TO BUILD BRIDGES, FUEL COLLABORATIONSby Melanie Farmer
ACM SIGGRAPH has named Diana Arellano Chair of External Relations, to strengthen ties and form new collaborations with organizations within the computer graphics community and with those communities that intersect with computer graphics. Arellano, whose connection to the SIGGRAPH conference began as a student volunteer in 2007, most recently served as International Resources Chair. She will assume her new role as External Relations Chair, effective immediately.
LET’S DRAW!: NEW DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUE FOR REALISTIC CARICATURE ART
Data-driven method leverages deep learning AI for photo-to-caricature translation
Nomination for SACAG Chair
The current SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair, YT Lee, will be stepping down at the end of 2018. The nomination for the new Chair is now open. Here are the details:
1. Anyone who knows a suitable candidate can make a nomination.
2. Please provide the justification for your nomination, highlighting your candidate’s services for the SIGGRAPH organization, particularly for SIGGRAPH Asia.
3. The nominee must consent to be nominated. Please state that in your justification.
The proposed bylaw changes by the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) have been approved by the ACM EC when the member voting failed to meet the ten percent rule required for all bylaw changes. These changes will start in the voting taking place in next summer's elections.
ACM SIGGRAPH is recruiting for a Chair for the newly formed Awards Committee. This chair will join the ranks of the standing committee chairs who assist the Executive Committee in nurturing and supporting the community of computer graphics researchers and practitioners. A listing of the current standing chairs and their roles can be found here: https://www.siggraph.org/about/acm-siggraph-committees
The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee is recruiting for a Chair of their External Relations Committee. The chair and their committee will establish and oversee ACM SIGGRAPH's agreements with organizations and conferences worldwide; manage relationships with external professional societies, organizations, and companies; and work with the ACM Executive Committee to identify and pursue relationships with new organizations and companies in alignment with the current strategic plan.
This year we were pleased to announce the SIGGRAPH Academy at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. The initial class of inductees was drawn from previous award winners. However, moving forward, our goal is to induct a broader range of individuals who have made substantial contributions to our field. To accomplish this, we need nominations for the Academy from across all of computer graphics.
Here is the information you need to make a nomination: