SIGGRAPH Asia 2010

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The third edition of the highly anticipated ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia will be held in the capital city of Seoul, Korea, from December 15 to 18. Holding true to its SIGGRAPH tradition as a convergent point in technology, business, art, culture, and science, SIGGRAPH Asia is expected to draw over 8,000 industry luminaries, trade professionals, and practitioners in the field of computer graphics, interactive techniques, and the business of research and development of tomorrow’s technologies.

Following the success of SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 held in Yokohama, Japan, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 continues its tradition to present the best in research and development to a worldwide audience through these programs. Distinguished speakers who are highly respected in their field of work will be invited to share their experiences. The three-day conference expects to feature an array of thought-provoking works and breakthrough ideas from over 50 countries, presented through these programs:

Computer Animation Festival: Presents the year's finest achievements in computer animation and visual effects by artists, designers, researchers, and scientists from around the world. The Festival features two screening categories, the highly anticipated Electronic Theater and the Animation Theater. Panel discussions and talks on selected pieces will also be conducted to further enhance insights gained from the screenings.



Courses: Stimulating instructional, educational sessions by international academic and industry experts addressing computer graphics and gaming professionals or students with the aim of developing a technique or skill on the latest advances in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Topics range from the basic foundations of computer graphics and interactive techniques to highly technical summaries of the latest research breakthroughs with special-focus courses on games and stereoscopic 3D.

Technical Sketches and Posters: Provides a dynamic forum for new and thought-provoking ideas, techniques and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Its content ranges from academic research to industrial development and from practical tools to behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic work. It provides an ideal platform for the presentation of unpolished innovative ideas, high-impact practical contributions that build on existing research and “cool tricks” that help users solve challenging problems.

Technical Papers: A platform to present and discuss new and provocative research from the academia and industry. Carefully selected from hundreds of submissions worldwide, the Technical Papers presented at SIGGRAPH Asia are amongst the most respected for their innovative ideas and breakthrough concepts in the academic community and technical industry. Accepted Technical Papers are presented at the conference and published in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Graphics.



SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Trade Exhibition – The Premier Business Platform

This year’s trade exhibition promises to be the region's largest display of the latest in computer graphics, interactive techniques, and digital media in Asia. Featuring the newest hardware and software, technologies and gadgets from around the world, the exhibition is open to all local and international exhibitors and visitors who want to keep abreast with the global industry.

This meeting of local and foreign players will help pave the way for future business opportunities to benefit organizations both within and outside of Asia. True to its mission to be a driving force behind the growth of this dynamic industry, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010’s exhibition platform will also connect professionals and soon-to-be professionals with potential employers from both the commercial and academic sectors.

In line with the trends in the Korean digital-media markets, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010’s exhibit profile will highlight technologies in gaming, stereoscopic 3D, and virtual reality in addition to the staple of high-end graphic processors, motion capture devices, graphic software, rendering systems, and visual computing.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 will see returning participants such as Academy of Art, Autodesk Asia, Fixstars, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Khronos Group and also new exhibitors from the region, such as Easypano Inc. Visitors who are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities can learn more at http://www.siggraph.org/asia2010/content/exhibitors-sponsors.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 - the event for Asia’s top talents

As the local and international digital community gears up for the upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia in Seoul, Korea, the event is shaping up to be yet another exciting milestone for professionals and enthusiasts in the field.

Hyeong-Seok Ko, Conference Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 and a professor at the department of Electrical Engineering in Seoul National University remarked, “SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 promises to be an unparalleled event for anyone interested in the business of computer graphics and interactive techniques. The animation industry is a hotbed of activity and the burgeoning gaming industry is following suit in South Korea. SIGGRAPH Asia is well positioned to complement this in our line up of compelling programs from many leading names in the industry. The trade exhibition completes the experience as attendees will have direct access to the latest products and technologies and business opportunities at this interactive marketplace making this a must attend trade event.”

Experience SIGGRAPH Asia in Seoul, World Design Capital 2010

Seoul is the perfect setting to explore the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and interactive techniques at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. The host city is a fascinating cosmopolitan metropolis of ancient culture, hidden secrets, adventurous energy, and pioneering animation and production studios, providing the ideal setting for sustainable growth in information technology, digital media and the arts.

The 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place at Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. Featuring an international conference, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 offers works that provoke thoughts, explore ideas in innovative ways, address contemporary issues, interactively engage viewers in discovery, and stimulate their intellect and creativity through art, computer animation, courses, education, new technologies, technical papers, sketches and posters. SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 also features a trade exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace. Sponsored by ACM, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 is expected to to bring together over 8,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2010. SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 was a resounding success. Artists, researchers, developers, gaming experts, filmmakers, as well as academics from over 50 countries gathered in Yokohama over four exciting days to discover new products, talents, technology and techniques in the digital media industry. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2009.


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