SIGGRAPH draws pathway to Hong Kong
By Patrick Frater
Mon, 08 August 2011, 15:17 PM (HKT)
Computer graphics convention, SIGGRAPH Asia will this year shift to Hong Kong for its annual conference and trade show.
Now in its fourth year, after stops in Singapore, South Korea and Japan, the SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition will be held at Hong Kong's Convention and Exhibition Centre 12–15 December 2011. The accompanying trade exhibition for hardware and software vendors, studios and educational institutions, will run 13–15 December 2011. They expect attract over 7,000 participants from more than 45 countries.
This year's conference will include a new section titled Symposium on Apps, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and the use of advanced graphic capabilities in mobile devices.
Other returning sections include Art Gallery, the Computer Animation Festival, courses, emerging technologies, exhibitor tech talks, featured speakers, special sessions, and technical presentations.
For the first time this year, SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 will also feature a China Pavilion. It is to be hosted by the China National Center for Developing Animation,Cartoon and Game Industry (NCACG) 國家動漫遊戲產業振興基地. Its backers include the Culture Research Centre of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai Broadband Television Co., and Beijing Shengshi Jinying International Media Co.
Leading the line-up of featured speakers are Ken Perlin, professor in the department of computer science, New York University, and Bill Buxton, principal researcher at Microsoft Research.