Parallel algorithms for computer graphics, rendering techniques, scientific visualization, 3D shape representation.
As SIGGRAPH moves into the 21st century, the organization is uniquely positioned to benefit its members and beyond through SIGGRAPH activities. Traditional methods for interaction, such as the annual conference, obviously will continue but the need for new and additional methods will also become increasingly important.
One of the additional methods for interaction is the need for focused small conferences. As the large annual conference has grown, the close interactions enjoyed at small conferences have become increasingly difficult to obtain. How many times have we tried to find a speaker after a session to discuss some point brought up by the presentation only to lose them in the sea of attendees flowing out of the room? Conversely, small conferences such as the Symposia on Interactive 3D Graphics and the Volume Visualization Workshop have been quite successful at achieving the essence of small conferences. I believe the need for some additional small conferences, focusing on particular topics, is one which would generally benefit SIGGRAPH. Indeed, this was one of the topics agreed upon by the long range planning at the Snowbird Workshop.
As the SIGGRAPH small conference coordinator, I have first hand experience with the SIGGRAPH organization and their interactions with ACM on small conferences. I would like the chance to further develop the small conference venue and feel this would be most effectively done as a member of the Executive Committee. Small conferences have traditionally fallen under the auspices of the Vice Chair of SIGGRAPH and Alain Chesnais and myself have started a good working relationship which can further develop to support this activity.
Additionally, the relationship between SIGGRAPH and other professional societies should continue to develop. As a member of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee for Computer Graphics, I am uniquely positioned to provide such a liaison. It is my hope that growth between professional societies will beneficially impact the field of computer graphics as a whole.
I support the SIGGRAPH organization and would like to see continued excellence in its growth. I believe that I can assist SIGGRAPH in this goal and hope you agree.
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