ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2015
Best paper awards (all deemed equal, listed in arbitrary order)
Kai Ding, Libin Liu, Michiel van de Panne, KangKang Yin:
Learning Reduced-Order Feedback Policies for Motion Skills
Benjamin Humberston, Dinesh Pai:
Hands On: Interactive Animation of Precision Manipulation and Contact
Omri Azencot, Orestis Vantzos, Max Wardetzky, Martin Rumpf, Mirela Ben-Chen:
Functional Thin Films on Surfaces
What's new for SCA 2015We are excited to introduce two additions to SCA's 2015 program:
- VFX Industry Panel: Bringing academia and industry together in identifying the research challenges for the VFX community. A panel of industry leaders from major VFX studios will highlight the long-term technical trends that the animation industry is anticipating. Confirmed panelist are:
- James Jacobs, recipient of the 2013 Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for "Tissue" (Weta Digital) technology, CEO, Ziva Dynamics,
- Ken Museth, recipient of the 2014 Technical Achievement Academy Award for the OpenVDB open source library, Manager of R&D and Senior Principal Engineer, Dreamworks,
- Jose Villeta, Senior Director of Technology, Disney Interactive,
- Cary Phillips, recipient of three Technical Achievement Academy Awards: ILM Shape Sculpting System (2014), ILM Creature Dynamics System (2001), and the Caricature Animation System (1998), R&D Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic.
- Words of Wisdom session (WoW): This new event will give the floor to
experienced researchers who will speak up about important challenges of the
field, discuss negative results, and dispense other hard-learned advice. Confirmed speakers are:
- Robert Bridson, Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk,
- Eugene Fiume, Professor at University of Toronto,
- Doug L. James, Professor at Stanford University,
- Carol O'Sullivan, Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research,
- Dinesh Pai, Professor at University of British Columbia.
SCA 2015 will feature two very exciting keynote speakers: Dr. Jessica Hodgins, and Dr. Robert Full.
All deadlines are 23:59 GMT.
- 2015 April 15: Deadline for paper submissions.
- 2015 end of May: Notification of acceptance for papers.
- 2015 June 18: Camera-ready papers due.
- 2015 May 30: Deadline for poster submissions.
- 2015 mid June: Notification of acceptance for posters.
- 2015 June 18: Camera-ready posters abstract due.
- 2015 Aug 7-9: Symposium
- Jernej Barbič, University of Southern California
- Zhigang Deng, University of Houston
- Florence Bertails-Descoubes, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
- Stelian Coros, Carnegie Mellon University
- Shinjiro Sueda, California Polytechnic State University
SCA 2015 gratefully acknowledges contributions from the following sponsors.