ACM SIGGRAPH News
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:
ACM SIGGRAPH is accepting applications for the position of SIGGRAPH Conference Chair 2021.
Both annual Conferences, SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, provide a unique crossroads for a diverse community of researchers, developers, creators, educators, and practitioners. Our continuing mission is to hold the premier annual conferences on theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, inspiring progress through education, excellence, and interaction.
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking Nominations for two committee Chairs. The first position is Chair of the Awards Committee. The second position is Chair of the External Relations. If you are interested in either position, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Rebecca Strzelec.
Move Over T-Rex, Here Comes The Meg!By Marina Antunes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
Though much of The Meg is played for laughs, in part it’s what makes the movie such an enjoyable bit of entertainment to the tune of $200 million in worldwide box office in its first week, two things are definitely taken very seriously: the action and the titular megalodon, or “the Meg” for short.
Call for Participation: VRCAI 2018: The 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry in Tokyo, Japan
VRCAI 2018: ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on VIRTUAL REALITY CONTINUUM AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRY
Event Dates: 2-3 December 2018
Event Details: The 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI2018), on 2-3 December 2018 will take place just before SIGGRAPH Asia 2018(4-7,Dec) in Tokyo, Japan.
ACM SIGGRAPH Election Results
ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the results of the 2018 election. This year members voted on three Executive Committee positions and changes in the bylaws. The three Executive Committee positions were Treasurer and two Director-at-Large. The results of the elected members are:
Brad A. Lawrence
Paul S. Strauss
Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2018 Honorees
Distinguished VFX Practitioners to be Recognized at Exclusive Celebration
Los Angeles (August 15, 2018) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced the 2018 inductees into the VES Hall of Fame, the newest Lifetime and Honorary members and this year’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this year’s VES Fellows will be announced later. The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a special reception in October.