SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. The first SIGGRAPH conference was in 1974. The conference is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals, and has most recently been held in San Diego. Past SIGGRAPH conferences have been held across the United States.
Some highlights of the conference are its Animation Theater and Electronic Theater presentations, where recently created CG films are played. There is a large exhibition floor, where several hundred companies set up elaborate booths and compete for attention and recruits. Most of the companies are in the engineering, graphics, motion picture, or video game industries. There are also many booths for schools which specialize in computer graphics or interactivity.
Dozens of research papers are presented each year, and SIGGRAPH is widely considered the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. The recent paper acceptance rate for SIGGRAPH has been less than 20% . The papers accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH are currently printed in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Graphics journal. Prior to 2002, SIGGRAPH papers were printed in the SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings series of publications.
In addition to the papers, there are numerous panels of industry experts set up to discuss a wide variety of topics, from computer graphics to machine interactivity to education. SIGGRAPH also offers many full- and half-day courses in state-of-the-art computer graphics topics, as well as shorter "sketch" presentations where artists and researchers discuss their latest work.
|2000||New Orleans||website, papers|
|2001||Los Angeles||website, papers||The best animations from the 2001 conference are archived at the Internet Archive.|
|2002||San Antonio||website, papers|
|2003||San Diego||website, papers|
|2004||Los Angeles||website, papers, blog|
|2005||Los Angeles||website, papers, wiki||SIGGRAPH 2005 was held from July 31 to August 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It is estimated that 25,000 people attended.|
|2006||Boston||website, papers||SIGGRAPH 2006 was held from July 30 to August 3 in Boston.|
|2007||San Diego||website, papers||SIGGRAPH 2007 was held August 5-9 in San Diego.|
|2008||Los Angeles||website||SIGGRAPH 2008 was held August 11-15 in Los Angeles.|
|2008||Singapore||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 was held December 10-13 in Singapore.|
|2009||New Orleans||website||SIGGRAPH 2009 was held August 3-7 in New Orleans.|
|2009||Yokohama||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 was held December 16-19 in Yokohama, Japan.|
|2010||Los Angeles||website||SIGGRAPH 2010 was held July 25-29 in Los Angeles.|
|2010||Seoul||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 was held December 15-18 in Seoul, Korea.|
|2011||Vancouver||website||SIGGRAPH 2011 was held August 7-11 in Vancouver, Canada.|
|2011||Hong Kong||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 was held December 12-15 in Hong Kong, China.|
|2012||Los Angeles||website||SIGGRAPH 2012 was held August 5-9 in Los Angeles.|
|2012||Singapore||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 was held November 29 - December 1 in Singapore.|
|2013||Anaheim||website||SIGGRAPH 2013 was held July 21-25 in Anaheim, California, USA.|
|2013||Hong Kong||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 was held November 19-22 in Hong Kong, China.|
|2014||Vancouver||website||SIGGRAPH 2014 was held August 10-14 in Vancouver, Canada.|
|2014||Shenzhen||website||SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 was held December 3-6 in Shenzhen, China.|
|2015||Los Angeles||website||SIGGRAPH 2015 was held August 9-13 in Los Angeles.|