The annual SIGGRAPH Asia is all set to take place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand, gathering the region’s best minds in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Scheduled to be held on 27 to 30 November 2017, the 10th edition of the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) is expected to attract close to 7,000 attendees from over 60 countries.
With the theme ‘The Celebration of Life and Technology’, the impetus behind this year’s conference and exhibition is to showcase how human experiences help push the boundaries of digital imaging research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies.
“This year, we are proud to host SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok, which is home to one of the region’s fastest growing computer graphics and animation industries. It is a very exciting time to be in an industry that is evolving so quickly, where we are using technology to change the way we experience new things,” states Dr. Surapong Lertsithichai, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Conference Chair and Director, Center for Creative Economy Project, Mahidol University, Thailand.
This year’s SIGGRAPH Asia features Albert Yu-Min Lin, award-winning National Geographic explorer, and Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Planet3 and Michael Cohen, Director of the Computational Photography Group at Facebook. Albert will be sharing how he incorporates his unique approach into the work he does, while Mark will discuss how Facebook’s Computational Photography Team incorporates 3D and virtual reality applications into the platform to enhance how photos and videos are shared.
In addition to the keynotes, SIGGRAPH Asia will also hose a featured session titled ‘How Real-Time Graphics Helps Pixar Make Feature Films’. As you would expect, this panel session will demonstrate how Pixar Studios apply real-time graphics in animation, led by Pixar Animation Studio’s Senior Graphics Software Engineers, Pol Jeremias-Vila and David G. Yu.