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SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program Reveals Innovative Research

The SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program features the year's best research innovations in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Of 455 international submissions, a record-breaking 108 of the world's most prestigious papers will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2007 taking place Aug. 5-9 in San Diego, California.

Excellence of ideas and expected impact on the field were the primary acceptance criteria. Paper topics include the core areas of modeling, animation, rendering, and imaging, and also touch on related areas such as visualization, computer vision, human-computer interaction, and applications of computer graphics. Countries represented span the globe from Germany to Japan.

"The SIGGRAPH Papers review process, with its unique blend of internal and external reviewers, its long and detailed reviews, and its large face-to-face committee meeting, is recognized as being one of the fairest and most thorough peer review systems in computer science," stated Marc Levoy, SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers chair from Stanford University.

To promote a lively exchange of ideas during the program, Levoy introduced a system of per-paper discussants. Each paper in the program will be allotted 25 minutes, 20 minutes for presentation and five minutes for discussion of the paper, with the session chair serving as discussant.

Select highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2007 Papers Program:

* Image Deblurring With Blurred/Noisy Image PairsA novel method to deblur an image, with the help of another noisy image of the same scene. The paper also proposes new methods of de-ringing the deconvoluted image.

Long QuanLu YuanThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Heung-Yeung ShumJian SunMicrosoft Research Asia

* Scene Completion Using Millions of PhotographsA method for filling holes in images using semantically and structurally similar scenes from a large Internet photo library.

Alexei A. EfrosJames HaysCarnegie Mellon University

* Active Refocusing of Images and VideosA system for refocusing images and videos of dynamic scenes using a single-view depth estimation method. This method is based on the defocus of a sparse set of projected dots.

Francesc Moreno-NoguerCVLAB, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Peter N. BelhumeurShree K. NayarColumbia University

* Interactive Cutaway Illustrations of Complex 3D ModelsA system for authoring and viewing interactive cutaway illustrations of complex 3D models using conventions of traditional scientific and technical illustration.

Brian CurlessWilmot LiLincoln RitterDavid SalesinUniversity of Washington

Maneesh AgrawalaUniversity of California, Berkeley

* Prakash: Lighting-Aware Motion Capture Using Photosensing Markers and Multiplexed IlluminatorsA high-speed optical motion capture system also measures orientation and incident illumination via photosensing tags. Imperceptible tags work in natural lighting, to support on-set MoCap or realtime broadcast of virtual sets.

Philippe BekaertBert de DeckerUniversiteit Hasselt

Masahiko InamiUniversity of Electrocommunications

Shree NayarColumbia University

John BarnwellVlad BranzoiErich BrunsPaul DietzYuki HashimotoDylan MooreHideaki NiiMichael NolandRamesh RaskarJay SummetJonathan WesthuesYong ZhaoMitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)

* Bubbling and Frothing LiquidsA method to generate bubbles from gas contained in liquids and simulate their dynamic behavior using a particle-based fluid simulation technique.

Mahesh PrakashPaul ClearyCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Bon Ki KooSoon Hyoung PyoElectronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

SIGGRAPH 2007 (www.siggraph.org/s2007) will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and the web from Aug. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2007 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from Aug. 7-9. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.

ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques, sponsors SIGGRAPH 2007.

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