SIGGRAPH Asia E-Tech call for participation

I’m on the jury for SIGGRAPH Asia’s Emerging Tech this year, thanks to Lars Erik Holmquist. Looking forward to seeing some great submissions, so submit! Here’s the CfP:

Call for participation:

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: ADAPTATION

SIGGRAPHA ASIA 2009
Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
16-19 December 2009
/www.siggraph.org/asia2009/

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 welcomes contributors and volunteers to participate in the 2nd edition of the annual SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

ACM SIGGRAPH is now presenting two conferences each year.  The first SIGGRAPH Asia, in December in Singapore, quickly established SIGGRAPH’s new event in Asia as one of the world’s two leading annual showcases for the next wave of interactive technologies.  In Yokohama, SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 will present technological innovations that will change the way we work, live, and play. Let your work be experienced by thousands of attendees from throughout the world!

Emerging Technologies shares an overall theme with the Art Gallery: Adaptation. For SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, we are seeking works that show how digital technology adapts, or can help us adapt, to a world in flux. Adaptation can have many meanings, from machines that repair themselves under stress to technologies that help humans survive in adverse conditions. Adaptations can also be unexpected or unwanted. We are particularly interested in seeing examples of how computer graphics and interactive techniques are evolving to adapt to new conditions: technical, social, environmental, or something else entirely.

We are looking for creative, innovative technologies and applications in many fields, including:

  • Audio
  • Biotech and biologically inspired technology
  • Computer graphics and animation
  • Context-aware applications
  • Design
  • Displays
  • Games
  • High-speed networking
  • Interaction technology
  • Mobile technology
  • Physical computing
  • Robots
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Virtual and mixed reality

Feel free to submit even if your work is not covered by the above list! If it is new, cool, and exciting, we want to see it at SIGGRAPH Asia 2009!

The main form of presentation at Emerging Technologies is live, working, hands-on demonstrations. It is essential that your work can be effectively demonstrated by the time the conference opens in December. To ensure this, the submission process requires all submitters to provide extensive technical, logistical, and practical documentation. Running an Emerging Technologies demo is hard work, but it is also very rewarding. Your work will be experienced by thousands of people, and thousands more will learn about it in international media reports.

We invite submissions from academic institutions, corporations, and individuals. All submissions will be reviewed by experts in relevant fields, and the final selections will be made by a jury. In addition to submitted works, a portion of the exhibition will be curated; please contact the Emerging Technologies Chair if you have suggestions for curated works! Juried and curated works will be clearly distinguished in the conference program.

The members of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Emerging Technologies Jury are:

  • Mark Billinghurst, HIT Lab New Zealand
  • Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab
  • Paul Debevec, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
  • Tom Igoe, New York University
  • Jun Rekimoto, The University of Tokyo
  • Kimiko Ryokai, University of California, Berkeley
  • Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Annika Waern, Interactive Institute

Accepted Emerging Technologies works will be presented as on-going demonstrations throughout SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 in Yokohama. Technical support will be provided to make the most of each demo. If your work is accepted, you will have the opportunity to give a technical presentation, advertised in the conference program. Press tours and other media outreach will be organized to further increase awareness and publicity. A promotional video will be widely distributed, and a description of each exhibit will be published online and in a printed catalog. Additionally, we will seek to offer selected works the opportunity to be published as peer-reviewed papers in an edited special issue of an academic journal.

The submission deadline is 5 June, 23:59 UTC/GMT. The jury’s decisions will be announced in early August.
Full submission details can be found at: /www.siggraph.org/asia2009/for_presenters/etech/index.php

We look forward to seeing your submission for SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Emerging Technologies!

Lars Erik Holmquist
Emerging Technologies Chair
Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Södertörn University

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