SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 – Inspiring Greater Digital Creations
To reach out to an even bigger local audience, 10 courses were conducted simultaneously in dual languages – English and Korean - while the Technical Papers program included a special Korean language session, presenting four technical papers from acclaimed institutions.
A Hot Pot of Culture, Creativity and Innovation
With its unique position at the crossroads of technology and traditions, SIGGRAPH Asia has once again staged an event that combined digital innovations with the region’s rich cultural influences. From animation pieces that merged the latest techniques with Asia’s traditional heritage such as Children by Japan’s Trident College of Information Technology and The Birthday Gift by China’s AIVFX Inc. to research that tackled localization and globalization such as the Poster display A Japanese Text-Based Mobile Augmented Reality Application and Course Cross-Cultural User-Interface Design, SIGGRAPH Asia underlines how technology can bridge societies across the globe.
Scott Owen, President of ACM SIGGRAPH commented, “Over the course of three years, SIGGRAPH Asia has grown to become the defining computer graphics and interactive technology conference and trade show in the region, with attendee numbers increasing year after year. At the same time, Asia’s digital media scene has grown by leaps and bounds, offering visitors research and works that continue to bring the industry to new heights. In time to come, I am confident that SIGGRAPH Asia will develop its own distinctive edge, complementing Asia’s growing reputation as a hub for the world’s most creative digital media talents.”
The next edition of SIGGRAPH Asia is taking place in Hong Kong from 12 to 15 December 2011. SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 will be chaired by Zhi-Qiang Liu, Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong. Professor Liu has taught in three Universities in Canada, the University of Melbourne, and City University of Hong Kong, SAR, China.
For more information about SIGGRAPH Asia 2010, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2010.
For more information about SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2011.
About SIGGRAPH Asia
The 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia took place in Coex Convention and Exhibition Center Seoul, Korea. Featuring an international conference from 15-18 December 2010, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 offered works that provoke thought, 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 as well as technical sketches and posters. SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 also featured a trade exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 16-18 December 2010.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. 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. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development and professional networking.