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ACM SIGGRAPH's 1995-1996 Project Grant Awards
(Formerly know as Special Projects)

1. White paper on the role of Computer Graphics and Visualization in the GII,

Nahum Gershon, $5,000, approved, 11/12/95.

This white paper discusses the state of the art, the importance of the GII (Global Information Infrastructure) to Computer Graphics, the importance of Computer Graphics to the GII, and what the needs for computer graphics on the GII are. The project was discussed by the SIGGRAPH Public Policy task force at their S 94 and S 95 meetings. The purpose is to inform policy makers of the importance of computer graphics and the GII. The $5,000 supported a discussion meeting of the project committee.

2. Support for Birds-of-a-Feather on Information Visualization at SIGGRAPH 96,

Nahum Gershon, $3,000, approved 11/29/95.

This funding covered travel and per diem expenses for a distinguished speaker and AV Costs.

Project description: This is an emerging area, and this project gave SIGGRAPH 96 attendees an opportunity to learn and discuss the recent advances of information visualization and how it is implemented in commerce, government, academia, and the information technology world. The BOF consisted of a Keynote-like Address and an active discussion on the state of the art and challenges of this emerging area.

Project Organizers: Nahum Gershon (MITRE), Stephen G. Eick (AT&T Bell Labs), andStuart Card (Xerox PARC).

3. Carto Project: Integrating Computer Graphics and Spatial Data

(The 1997 Carto Project Survey),
Theresa Marie Rhyne, $14,750 over 3 year period ($6,250 in year 1), pending review at the end of years 1 and 2, approved 5/30/96.

This project explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial data sets. The "Carto Project" is in collaboration with the International Cartographic Association's (ICA) Commission on Visualization. The project seeks viewpoints from the computer graphics community on technology (including hardware and software) and techniques that will impact and can be applied to cartographic visualization.

4. SIGGRAPH Publications Outreach,

Stephen Spencer and Alain Chesnais, $2,500, approved 6/20/96.

This project is to distribute SIGGRAPH publications to economically- challenged educational institutions to further educational causes and foster interest in the SIGGRAPH organization and the field of computer graphics. Upon approval of a request from an educational institution, said educational institution will receive the SIGGRAPH Technical Conference publications for a period of two years from date of request. As of 1996, this set of publications includes the Conference Proceedings book and CD- ROM and Visual Proceedings book and CD-ROM. Approval of requests received will be based on evaluation of economic hardship experienced by the candidate institution and on the computer graphics-related work done at the institution. These funds will provide for shipping the first 50 sets of publications.

Nan Schaller, Chair, Project Grants Committee

Last updated: May 7, 2001

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