SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 to shine world spotlight on Japan
Staff Writer By: Ricky Grove (gToon)
[from the Siggraph Asia press release]
KOBE, Japan, 2 October 2015 - Come 2 to 5 November 2015, the international computer graphics and interactive techniques community will converge in the vibrant and eclectic city of Kobe in Japan for SIGGRAPH Asia 2015. Taking place at the Kobe Convention Centre, the eighth edition of the highly anticipated ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia will once again bring together the top names in graphics, animation, art and technology.
Building on its strong tradition of providing attendees with exciting first-hand views of the latest
Computer graphics has constantly been at the forefront of technology development, making
New sessions at this year's edition
The Symposium on Education invites people from both academia and the industry to present
The highly anticipated Symposium on Visualization in High Performance Computing, organized for the very first time since SIGGRAPH Asia's first edition in 2008, aims to cover the development, technology and demonstration of visualization techniques and their interactive applications. The Symposium will be featuring two very renowned experts in the field of visualization and 3D. Leading the Keynote at the Symposium will be Kwan-Liu Ma, a professor of computer science and the chair of the Graduate Group in Computer Science (GGCS) at the University of California-Davis, where he directs VIDI Labs and UC Davis Center of Excellence for
Return of crowd favorites
The 2015 edition of the Computer Animation Festival will consist of two main components which SIGGRAPH Asia attendees will be very familiar with - screenings and panels & talks. The Computer Animation Festival committee, comprising 30 industry players, academics and artists, has chosen a selection of stunning works from 400 submissions all around the world. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the two programs of the Computer Animation Festival, the Animation Theater and the Electronic Theater. Selections include outstanding achievements in animated feature and short films, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, game excerpts and much more!
As part of the Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 will host the Production Sessions, where the world's most elite and talented computer graphic experts and creative geniuses explain their processes and techniques for creating compelling content. Following each presentation, attendees ask questions about the challenges and issues associated with complex productions.
This year's Art Gallery continues to provide visitors with an immersive experience created by artistically beautiful and technically sophisticated installations. The central theme for the Art Gallery this year is "Life on Earth?" which explores and showcases the intersections of art and life, as well as the cosmos between. "Life on Earth?" also experiments with and reimagines the concept of life on Earth. The SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Art Gallery committee welcomed a myriad of proposals for art works and artistic installations that utilize digital technology, including visual and sound works, performances, audio visual installations, and most reflect strong collaboration across different fields of arts and sciences.
**Some of the workshops, exhibitor talks and sessions taking place at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
Pixar Animation Studios - The Art and Science of RenderMan, which will be kicked off with a screening of their latest short, "Sanjay's Super Team"
Yoshifumi Kitamura, the Conference Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, believes that this year's edition will provide a completely different experience to participants - whether new or returning. "The theme for this year's edition of SIGGRAPH Asia is a combination of revolutionary and evolutionary - the balance and harmony between disruptive innovation and the growth of the creation of new technologies. We received an overwhelming number of submissions this year, well beyond our expectations for each of the programs. I believe attendees to this year's edition of SIGGRAPH Asia can expect to see and experience variety of exciting and high quality content and stand to benefit from the infinite possibilities and opportunities to learn and discover something new and different each day of the event."
About SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
The 4-day SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 conference will include a diverse range of juried programs this year, including an Art Gallery, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Technical Briefs, Technical Papers, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Workshops, and two new Symposiums - Symposium on Education and Symposium on Visualization in High Performance Computing. A 3-day exhibition held from 3 - 5 November
2015 will offer a business platform for industry players to market their innovative products and services to the computer graphics and interactive techniques professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond.
About ACM SIGGRAPH
ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. The ACM SIGGRAPH deals with all aspects of graphical user/computer communication and manipulation: hardware, languages, data structure, methodology, and applications.