ACM SIGGRAPH News
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:
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.
SIGGRAPH Asia Advisory Group Taps New Chairby 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.
November 2018 Event: Computer Vision at Magic LeapSpeaker: 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.
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.