Shenzhen hosts SIGGRAPH Asia for the first time in December

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, Asia’s largest computer graphics (CG) event, will be held in Shenzhen, China, for the first time from December 3 to 6

More than 7,700 attendees from over 60 countries are expected at the conference and exhibition, which will feature a myriad of experts and exhibits in fields such as hardware and software, film and game production, as well as research and education.

The conference will include a Business Symposium, dealing with discussions related to the business, creative management, production and efficiency, as well as best practices of the computer graphics industry; Computer Animation Festival that showcases the most innovative and compelling of international animation and visual effects works; courses on contemporary topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and a showcase of emerging technologies which features hands-on demonstrations and installations focusing on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, wearable devices, 3D graphics, haptic devices and more .

Other programmes include the Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, which will highlight recent developments and inventions in the rapidly changing world of mobile apps, computer hardware, augmented reality, location-based services, animation, social networking and more. Technical Briefs, Technical Papers and the Posters programme are forums that represent the forefront of research breakthroughs in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

This year there is a new programme known as Workshops. Held in conjunction with the other conference programmes, Workshops are sessions that present and discuss novel research ideas in the area of emerging topics of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Workshops this year will cover such topics as indoor scene understanding, autonomous virtual humans and social robots for telepresence, creative shape modeling and design, designing tools for creating interactive content, and urban visualisation.

The Exhibitor Talks & Sessions are focused on a trade audience and take place across all days of the exhibition and consist of hands-on presentations of the latest developments in product/services innovation.

Held from December 4 to 6, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Trade Exhibition showcases innovations from hardware and software vendors, production houses, animation and game studios, as well as educational and research institutions. The exhibition is open to any local or international exhibitors and visitors who want to keep abreast of exciting developments in the global computer graphics technology industry and meet prospective customers, resellers, distributors, and collaborators.

Included among the 130 exhibitors this year is NVIDIA, Dell, Wincomn Technology, Shenzhen Macrotellect Technology, Noitom Technology, Cogito Software, RenderDigimania, Green Forest Animation Studio, and Forum8.

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