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31
Jan
2019
Recap of I3D'18

I3D'18 Conference

The I3D'18 conference in Montreal, Canada in May 2018 was a tremendous success. The event had 143 attendees, which is a significant increase (2x) from the previous year and the highest attendance since 2012, the farthest back that we have good records. We attribute this to intentional changes to draw more submissions and more student attendees, and decrease attendee costs by locating in Montreal and raising more sponsorship.

The attendance breakdown was:

ATTENDANCE 

30
Jan
2019
CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds

CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds

The 17th International Conference Cyberworlds (CW2018) was held in Singapore on 03 to 05 October 2018. CW2018 is organized by Fraunhofer Singapore in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and in cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics Association, and International Federation for Information Processing.

28
Jan
2019
SIGGRAPH Asia Advisory Group Taps New Chair

SIGGRAPH Asia Advisory Group Taps New Chair

by Melanie A. Farmer

Yong Tsui (YT) Lee has handed off the chairmanship of the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG), a role he has held since 2011, to Surapong (Ben) Lertsithichai, who most recently served as a SACAG committee member. Lertsithichai, who has been involved with SIGGRAPH for 18 years in various capacities, began his new role on Jan. 1, 2019.

28
Jan
2019
Chapters, ACM SIGGRAPH Silicon Valley Chapter, Event
In the Spotlight: Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH

November 2018 Event: Computer Vision at Magic Leap

Speaker: Jean-Yves Bouguet, Sr. Director, Computer Vision, Magic Leap

Jean-Yves Bouguet has been leading the computer vision group at Magic Leap since 2013. He presented past, present and future research and development work in the computer vision group at Magic Leap leading to the Magic Leap One. Jean-Yves Bouguet provided some insights on the technical challenges that the team of researchers and engineers are tackling to make computer vision work for a see-through wearable Mixed Reality device.

15
Jan
2019
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.
ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Plans Global Growth

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.

15
Jan
2019
The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper-Connected Age: An Online Exhibition

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.

7
Dec
2018
Accepting Nominations for the International Resources Committee Chair

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:

27
Nov
2018
ACM SIGGRAPH’S New External Relations Chair to Build Bridges, Fuel Collaborations

ACM SIGGRAPH’S NEW EXTERNAL RELATIONS CHAIR TO BUILD BRIDGES, FUEL COLLABORATIONS

by 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.

31
Oct
2018
LET’S DRAW!: New Deep Learning Technique for Realistic Caricature Art
Press Release

LET’S DRAW!: NEW DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUE FOR REALISTIC CARICATURE ART

Data-driven method leverages deep learning AI for photo-to-caricature translation

28
Sep
2018
Nomination for SACAG Chair

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.

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