SIGGRAPH 2015 official logo
|Genre||computer graphics conference|
|Country|| United States and
|Most recent||2016 (Anaheim)|
|Next event||2017 (Los Angeles)|
|Organized by||ACM SIGGRAPH|
SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on Computer 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. Past SIGGRAPH conferences have been held in Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Boston, Vancouver, and elsewhere in North America.
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 26%. The submitted papers are peer-reviewed in a single-blind process. There has been some criticism about the preference of SIGGRAPH paper reviewers for novel results rather than useful incremental progress. The papers accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH are printed since 2003 in a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Graphics journal. Prior to 1992, SIGGRAPH papers were printed as part of the Computer Graphics publication; between 1993 and 2001, there was a dedicated 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.
In 1984, under LucasFilm Computer Group, John Lasseter's first computer animated short, The Adventures of André & Wally B., premiered at SIGGRAPH. Pixar's first computer animated short, Luxo, Jr. debuted in 1986. Pixar has debuted numerous shorts at the conference since.
SIGGRAPH has several awards programs to recognize outstanding contributions to computer graphics. The most prestigious is the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics. It has been awarded every two years since 1983 to recognize an individual's lifetime achievement in computer graphics.
The following conference areas are the areas scheduled for SIGGRAPH 2012, as some conference areas vary annually.
Since 2008, a second yearly SIGGRAPH conference has been held in Asia. The first SIGGRAPH Asia conference was held in Singapore from the tenth to the thirteenth of December 2008 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre; the second one in Yokohama, Japan in the period from 16 December to 19 December 2009 at Pacifico Yokohama; and the third in Seoul, Korea in the time period from 15 December to 18 December 2010 at Coex Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul.
|2013||Hong Kong||Website||Nov 19-22||6,078||96|
|2012||Singapore||Website||Nov 28 - Dec 1||7,000||130|
|2011||Hong Kong||Website||Dec 12–15||7,734||122|
|2010||Seoul, Korea||Website||Dec 15–18||9,000||102|
|2009||Yokohama, Japan||Website Papers||Dec 16–19||6,424||71|
|2008||Singapore||Website Papers||Dec 10–13||3,389||81|
|2019||Los Angeles||Mikki Rose|
|2018||Vancouver||Aug 12-16||Roy Anthony|
|2017||Los Angeles||website||Jul 30 - Aug 3||Jerome Solomon|
|2016||Anaheim||website, papers||Jul 24-28||14,000||153||Mona Kasra|
|2015||Los Angeles||website, papers||Aug 9-13||14,800||143||Marc Barr||Los Angeles Convention Center|
|2014||Vancouver||website, papers||Aug 10–14||14,045||175||Dave Shreiner|
|2013||Anaheim||website, papers||Jul 21–25||17,162||180||Mk Haley|||
|2012||Los Angeles||website, papers||Aug 5–9||21,212||161||Rebecca Strzelec|
|2011||Vancouver||website, papers||Aug 7–11||15,872||156||Pete Braccio||First North American SIGGRAPH to be held outside the U.S.A.|
|2010||Los Angeles||website, papers||Jul 25–29||22,549||160||Terrence Masson|
|2009||New Orleans||website, papers||Aug 3–7||11,000||140||Ronen Barzel|
|2008||Los Angeles||website, papers||Aug 11–15||28,432||230+||Jacquelyn Martino|
|2007||San Diego||website, papers||Aug 5–9||24,043||230+||Joe Marks|
|2006||Boston||website, papers||Jul 30 – Aug 3||19,764||230+||John Finnegan|
|2005||Los Angeles||website, papers||Jul 31 – Aug 4||29,122||250||James Mohler|
|2004||Los Angeles||website, papers||Aug 8–12||27,825||229||Dena Slothower|
|2003||San Diego||website, papers||Jul 27–31||24,332||240||Alyn Rockwood|
|2002||San Antonio||website, papers||Jul 21–26||17,274||225||Tom Appolloni|
|2001||Los Angeles||website, papers||Aug 12–17||34,024||303||Lynn Pocock||The best animations from the 2001 conference are archived at the Internet Archive.|
|2000||New Orleans||website||Jul 23–28||25,986||316||Jackie White|
|1999||Los Angeles||website||Aug 8-13||42,690||337||Warren Waggenspack|
|1998||Orlando||website||Jul 19-24||32,210||327||Walt Bransford|
|1997||Los Angeles||website||Aug 3-8||48,700||359||G. Scott Owen|
|1996||New Orleans||website||Aug 4–9||28,500||321||John Fujii|
|1995||Los Angeles||website||Aug 6–11||40,100||297||Brian Herzog & Peter Meechan|||
|1994||Orlando||Jul 24 - 29||25,000||269||Dino Schweitzer|||
|1993||Anaheim||Aug 1 - 6||27,000||285||Bob Judd & Mark Resch|||
|1992||Chicago||Jul 26 - 31||34,148||253||Maxine Brown|||
|1991||Las Vegas||Jul 28 – Aug 2||23,100||282||Carol Byram & Michael Bailey|||
|1990||Dallas||Aug 6-10||24,684||248||David Loendorf & Jacqueline Wollner|||
|1989||Boston||Jul 31 - Aug 4||27,000||238||Branko Gerovac & Christopher Herot|||
|1988||Atlanta||Aug 1-5||19,000||249||Andrew Goodrich & Adele Newton|||
|1987||Anaheim||Jul 27-31||30,541||274||James Thomas & Robert Young|||
|1986||Dallas||Aug 11-15||22,000||253||Raymond Elliott & Ellen Gore|||
|1985||San Francisco||Jul 22-26||27,000||254||Pat Cole & Robert Heilman|||
|1984||Minneapolis||Jul 23–27||20,390||218||Richard Meuller & Richard Weinberg|||
|1983||Detroit||Jul 25-29||14,000||195||Kellogg Booth & John Beatty|||
|1982||Boston||Jul 26-30||17,000||172||Elaine Sonderegger|||
|1981||Dallas||Aug 3-7||14,000||124||Doug Green & Tomy Lucido|||
|1980||Seattle||Jul 14-18||7,500||80||Robert Ellis & Harvey Kriloff|||
|1979||Chicago||Aug 6-8||3,000||79||Tom DeFanti & Bruce McCormick|||
|1977||San Jose||750||38||Steve Levine|||
|1975||Bowling Green||300||David Fulton|||
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