SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is an annual conference on computer graphics (CG) organized by the ACM SIGGRAPH, starting in 1974. The main conference is held in North America; SIGGRAPH Asia, a second yearly conference, has been held since 2008 in countries throughout Asia.

SIGGRAPH
SIGGRAPH logo.svg
SIGGRAPH 2015 official logo
StatusActive
GenreComputer graphics conference
CountryUS, Canada
Asia: China, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Thailand,
Inaugurated1974
Most recent2019 (Los Angeles)
Next event2020 (Washington, D.C.)
Organized byACM SIGGRAPH
Hydraulophone, presented at SIGGRAPH 2007
This narrated animation shown as a Daily at SIGGRAPH 2015 describes a method of automatically mapping of 87 gigapixels of data over Greenland.

OverviewEdit

The conference incorporates both academic presentations as well as an industry trade show. Other events at the conference include educational courses and panel discussions on recent topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

SIGGRAPH ProceedingsEdit

The SIGGRAPH conference proceedings, which are published in the ACM Transactions on Graphics, has one of the highest impact factors among academic publications in the field of computer graphics.[1][2][3] The paper acceptance rate for SIGGRAPH has historically been between 17% and 29%, with the average accept rate between 2015 and 2019 of 27%.[4][5] The submitted papers are peer-reviewed under a process that was historically single-blind,[6] but has recently changed to double-blind.[7] 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.[8]

Awards ProgramsEdit

SIGGRAPH has several awards programs to recognize 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.

ConferenceEdit

The SIGGRAPH conference experienced significant growth starting in the 1970's, peaking around the turn of the century. A second conference, SIGGRAPH Asia, started in 2008.

Year Location Attendees Exhibitors Notes
2019 Los Angeles 18,700[9] 180 [10]
2018 Vancouver 16,637[11] 160 [12]

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2017 Los Angeles 16,500[14] 150
2016 Anaheim 14,000[15] 153
2015 Los Angeles 14,800[16] 143
2014 Vancouver 14,045[17] 175
2013 Anaheim 17,162[18] 180
2012 Los Angeles 21,212[19] 161[19]
2011 Vancouver 15,872[20] 156
2010 Los Angeles 22,549[20] 160
2009 New Orleans 11,000[21] 140
2008 Los Angeles 28,432[22] 230[22]
2007 San Diego 24,043[23] 230[23]
2006 Boston 19,764[24] 230[24]
2005 Los Angeles 29,122[25] 250[25]
2004 Los Angeles 27,825[26] 229[26]
2003 San Diego 24,332[27] 240[27]
2002 San Antonio 17,274[28] 225
2001 Los Angeles 34,024[29] 303[29]
2000 New Orleans 25,986[30] 316[30]
1999 Los Angeles 42,690[31] 337[31]
1998 Orlando 32,210[32] 327
1997 Los Angeles 48,700[33]
1996 New Orleans 28,500[34] 321[34]
1995 Los Angeles 40,100[34] 297[34]
1994 Orlando 25,000[34] 269[34]
1993 Anaheim 27,000[34] 285[34]
1992 Chicago 34,148[34] 253[34]
1991 Las Vegas 23,100[34] 282[34]
1990 Dallas 24,684[34] 248[34]
1989 Boston 27,000[34] 238[34]
1988 Atlanta 19,000[34] 249[34]
1987 Anaheim 30,541[34] 274[34]
1986 Dallas 22,000[34] 253[34]
1985 San Francisco 27,000[34] 254[34]
1984 Minneapolis 20,390[34] 218[34]
1983 Detroit 14,000[34] 195[34]
1982 Boston 17,000[34] 172[34]
1981 Dallas 14,000[34] 124[34]
1980 Seattle 7,500[34] 80[34]
1979 Chicago 3,000[34] 79[34]
1978 Atlanta 1,500[34] 44[34]
1977 San Jose 750[34] 38[34]
1976 Philadelphia 300[34] 10[34]
1975 Bowling Green 300[34]
1974 Boulder 600[34]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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