Panels are the forum for discussing emerging technologies, debating technical and creative controversies, and sharing diverse viewpoints. This year, the Panels Committee selected 17 panels and one special session for presentation at SIGGRAPH 96.
Many of the panels presented at SIGGRAPH 96 highlighted the role of networking and telecommunications in computer graphics. A number of the sessions pondered the World Wide Web and its implications for developing and presenting content.
The hardware community was represented by two well-attended sessions. They were: Graphics PCs will put Workstation Graphics in the Smithsonian and Imaging Features in Advanced Computer Graphics Architectures. Virtual reality, visualization, advanced television, and animation were also hot topics covered in the SIGGRAPH 96 panels program. Public policy and social issues that affect the computer graphics community were also addressed. The special highlight of the SIGGRAPH 96 Panels Program was the Friday noon session: Springing into the Fifth Decade of Computer Graphics: Where We've Been and Where We're Going, a "dream team" discussion that attracted astanding-room-only crowd.
We hope you find as much joy in reviewing this program as we experienced in producing it!
The SIGGRAPH 96 Panels Committee developed and shaped this program. We are also genuinely indebted to the panel organizers for submitting great panel proposals and to the panelists for their contributions.
SIGGRAPH 96 Panels Chair
Panel Organizers Contact Information | Panels Committee
SIGGRAPH 97 Call for Participation - Panels
Advanced Television for the United States: Status and Issues
Panels | This Web Site
Final SIGGRAPH 96 Web site update: 25 October 1996.
For complete information on the next conference and exhibition, see: http/www.siggraph.org/s97/