Experience virtual reality (VR) at SIGGRAPH Asia, 17-20 November 2019, BCEC in Brisbane, Qld. Photograph: The Real-Time Live! program at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, Tokyo, Japan
Brisbane, Australia, 11 November 2019 – SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 commences this weekend with a stellar lineup of content, from visualizations of space and autonomous cars, to the art of animating the year’s greatest movies, to the discussions about technology such as deep fakes and the challenges of cybersecurity. Close to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend SIGGRAPH Asia and will participate in some 15 programs. This is the Asia Pacific region’s key event that enables you to explore careers in, and the business of, the CGI, FX and Animation industries.
Held for the first time in Australia, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17-20 November, the Queensland Government is proud to support SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Business Events Acquisition and Leveraging Fund.
‘Dream Zone’ Conference
"This year, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 team has prepared a truly amazing and inspirational program for you, putting you in ‘Dream Zone’. And that is with the goal to constantly keep you engaged and smiling while experiencing the best computer graphics and interactive techniques in the region," said Tomasz Bednarz, Conference Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.
Highlights of the panel discussions and invited speaker sessions include:
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers Workshop: Deep Fakes, ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers Workshop panel discussion led by Hao Li, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California
On 18 November the Exhibition commences, a showcase of the latest hardware and software applications for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. 69 companies and brands, representing 18 countries and regions, are participating in the exhibition, some of which organize Exhibitor Talks. Exhibitors include AMD, Autodesk, AWS, Carpe Diem Solutions, Forum8 Co., Ltd, Foundry, HOUDINI, Industrial Light & Magic, LENOVO, MSI Australia Computer, NVIDIA, PIXAR, Qualisys, Tracklab, Tsinghua University – Tencent Joint Laboratory, UBISOFT, Unity Technologies, VICON Motion Systems, Weta Digital and Xsens, to mention a few.
Four programs are making their debut at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019:
The ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Thesis Fast Forward program, a part of the Doctoral Consortium, provides young presenters with a platform to share their innovative ideas in front of a panel of experts, who select a best performance.
VR Theater at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018
Popular programs to return to SIGGRAPH Asia in 2019 are:
Technical Papers Fast Forward at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018
Academic Sessions and Presentations of Research Papers
Academics, industry experts and researchers come together to discuss the latest ideas and technical applications for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Sessions include:
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About SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019) will be held in Brisbane, Australia at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) from 17 – 20 November 2019. The annual event held in Asia attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by computer graphics research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies.
The 4-day conference will include a diverse range of juried programs, such as the Art Gallery / Art Papers, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Doctoral Consortium, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Technical Briefs, Technical Papers and XR (Extended Reality). Curated programs include Business & Innovation Symposium, Demoscene and Real-Time Live! A three-day exhibition held from 18 – 20 November 2019 will offer a business platform for industry players to market their innovative products and services to the computer graphics and interactive techniques professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit http://sa2019.siggraph.org. Find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with the official event hashtag, #SIGGRAPHAsia and #SIGGRAPHAsia2019.
About ACM SIGGRAPH
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org.
Koelnmesse Pte Ltd is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. Its more than 80 trade fairs and exhibitions have the broadest international scope in the industry, as 60 percent of the exhibitors and 40 percent of the visitors come from outside Germany. The Koelnmesse events include leading global trade fairs for 25 sectors, such as Imm Cologne, Anuga, IDS, INTERMOT, Interzum Cologne, Photokina, Gamescom, and the International Hardware Fair Cologne. Koelnmesse is ACM SIGGRAPH’s event organizer for the last 11 editions of SIGGRAPH Asia. For more information, please visit www.koelnmesse.com.sg.
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