August 6, 2007


The SIGGRAPH Papers program is an international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics. Each year, industry professionals are invited to submit high-quality papers that promise to set the standard in the field and stimulate future trends. SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers chair and professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University Marc Levoy, together with a three-person Papers Advisory Board and 54-person Program Committee, accepted a record number of papers this year. Of 455 papers received, the Papers Committee accepted 108, translating to an acceptance rate of 23.7 percent, the highest since 1984. These papers span the core areas of modeling, animation, rendering, and imaging, but also touch on related areas such as visualization, computer vision, human-computer interaction, and applications of computer graphics, says Levoy.


New this year, paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes and will be followed by five minutes of discussion with the session chair serving as moderator. Attendees can submit questions to discussants electronically or via passed notes.

“One trend I’ve seen is a continuing increase in the number of papers related to imaging, both still photographs and video,” Levoy notes. “One buzzword we’re hearing a lot about these days is ‘computational photography.’ It was the topic of recent issues of IEEE Computer and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and it is the subject of a sizeable fraction of the papers at this year’s conference. We are also seeing a continued convergence of the computer graphics and computer vision fields.”

On being the Papers program chair for SIGGRAPH 2007, Levoy says: “It’s a huge amount of work, but also a great source of satisfaction. The impact of individual SIGGRAPH papers may not be known for years.”

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