SIGGRAPH

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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% [1]. 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.


SIGGRAPH Conferences[edit]

Year Location Links Notes
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.
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