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Adaptive Technology

Accessibility is an integral part of the exciting, inclusive future SIGGRAPH has always helped facilitate. Every day, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, as well as other new technologies or applications, inform the field with new possibilities that transform and enhance lives. See what’s new!

Program Content

Technology is being utilized in powerful new ways.

From VR to 3D, there has been great advancement in technology that aims to assist people in their daily struggles. At SIGGRAPH, we have witnessed not only further development of existing ideas and equipment, but also a broadening of uses for it. Many programs across SIGGRAPH, like Courses, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Studio, Talks, and Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality, have created a foundation for new ways computer graphics and interactive techniques can help alternatively abled people in their day-to-day lives. We invite all to see how technology can help people with different abilities thrive. Likewise, attendees are encouraged to join the discussion, sharing how their fields can assist in the development of adaptive technology.

Adaptive Technology Co-Chair

Dylan Moore

Adaptive Technology Co-Chair

Natalie Rountree

All Days
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday, 27 July 2019
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Adele Newton
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Opening Keynote: Think Like a (f)uturist
Philip Lelyveld
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New Technologies
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
3:35pm - 4:40pm
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
5G and the Impending Consumer Revolution - How Connectivity Will Reshape Content Production, Delivery, and Consumption
Joshua Ness
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New Technologies
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Fireside Chat: Diversity and Equity as Business Imperatives
Adele Newton
Lauren McCallum
Sarah Juma
Natalie Rountree
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
5:30pm - 7pmBusiness Symposium
Business Symposium Reception
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
Sunday, 28 July 2019 expand all · collapse all
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
8am - 8:45am
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers
Frontiers Talk
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers
Frontiers Talk
Talk: Speculative Futures
Joe Tankersley
Theatre 411
Research & Education
New Technologies
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
8:40am - 5:30pmACM SIGGRAPH Diversity Summit
ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity Summit ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit 
402AB
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 12:15pm
Course
Course
Are We Done With Ray Tracing?
Alexander Keller
Timo Viitanen
Colin Barré-Brisebois
Christoph Schied
Morgan McGuire
Room 152
New Technologies
New Technologies
Research & Education
F
FP
P/V Yes
9am - 10:30amTalk
Talk Building Character 
Room 150/151
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V Maybe
9am - 12:15pm
Course
Course
Computational Fabrication
Wojciech Matusik
Adriana Schulz
Wojciech Matusik
Adriana Schulz
Room 153
Research & Education
Research & Education
F
FP
P/V Yes
9am - 12:15pm
Course
Course
Deep Learning: A Crash Course
Andrew Glassner
Andrew Glassner
Room 408AB
Gaming & Interactive
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
F
FP
P/V Yes
9am - 10:30am
Course
Course
OpenVDB
Ken Museth
Ken Museth
Nick Avramoussis
Dan Bailey
Theatre 411
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
Research & Education
Adaptive Technology
F
FP
P/V No
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop – Cybersickness: Causes and Solutions 
Room 507
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop – Sim-to-Real: From Skilled Virtual Agents to Real-World Robots 
Room 504
Research & Education
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop – Textiles: Virtual to Actual 
Room 401
Research & Education
Arts & Design
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop: Computer Graphics for Autonomous Vehicles 
Room 503
Research & Education
New Technologies
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop: Content Generation for Workforce Training 
Room 409A
Research & Education
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 5pmACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers, Frontiers Workshop Workshop: Immersive Visualization 
Room 505
Research & Education
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
10am - 11am
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)
Akihiko SHIRAI
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, Room 309
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
10am - 11amACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater The International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)
Room 309
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
10am - 10:15am
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Welcome and Summary of Day 1
Adele Newton
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
10:15am - 11am
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Virtual Medicine: Interactive Technology and Healthcare Delivery
Thierry Frey
Frances A. Ayalasomayajula
Diane Gromala
Dirk Reiners
Howard Rose
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New Technologies
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
10:45am - 12:15pmTalk
Talk IEEE TVCG Session on Advances in Data Visualization 
Theatre 411
Research & Education
Research & Education
F
FP
P/V Yes
10:45am - 12:15pmTalk
Talk Making Faces 
Room 403AB
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Research & Education
F
FP
P/V Maybe
10:45am - 12:15pmTalk
Talk VR/AR Real Magic 
Room 150/151
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
F
FP
P/V Maybe
11:05am - 11:50am
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Cybersecurity – Threats to Business from Emerging Technologies
JoAnne Green
Vlad Gheorghiu
Veronica Wendt
Brian Romansky
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
New Technologies
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
11:30am - 12:30pmACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater CG in Asia
Room 309
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
11:30am - 12pmProduction Gallery, Production Session
Production Gallery, Production Session Production Gallery Opening Reception
Concourse Foyer
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
12:30pm - 1:30pmACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater SIGGRAPH for Beginners – General View
Room 309
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
1pm - 2pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Sharing Ideas in Teaching 3D Animation
Richard Lapidus
Room 511A
Research & Education
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
1:15pm - 2pm
Business Symposium
Business Symposium
Closing Keynote: Clash! How to Make Diversity Your Superpower
Alana Conner
Diamond Ballroom 6-8, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
B
P/V Yes
1:15pm - 2:30pmVR Theater
VR Theater VR Theater 
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
FP
P/V No
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Adaptive/Assistive Technology 
South Hall J
Arts & Design
New Technologies
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Art & Design 
South Hall J
Arts & Design
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Augmented & Virtual Realities 
South Hall J
New Technologies
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Display & Rendering 
South Hall J
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmArt Gallery
Art Gallery Experience Hall: Art Gallery 
South Hall K
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmEmerging Technologies
Emerging Technologies Experience Hall: Emerging Technologies 
South Hall K
New Technologies
New Technologies
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmArcade, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Arcade, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Experience Hall: Immersive Pavilion - Arcade 
South Hall K
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
1:30pm - 5:30pmMuseum, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Museum, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Experience Hall: Immersive Pavilion - Museum 
South Hall K
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmVillage, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Village, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Experience Hall: Immersive Pavilion - Village 
South Hall K
New Technologies
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmStudio, Studio Installation
Studio, Studio Installation Experience Hall: Studio 
South Hall K
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
1:30pm - 5:30pmVR Theater
VR Theater Experience Hall: VR Theater Kiosks 
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V No
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Hardware Interfaces 
South Hall J
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Production 
South Hall J
Production & Animation
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
1:30pm - 5:30pmPoster
Poster Research 
South Hall J
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
1:30pm - 3pmACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater SIGGRAPH in Japanese + Japan CG Showcase
Room 309
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
1:30pm - 5:30pmStudio, Studio Projects
Studio, Studio Projects Studio Projects 
South Hall K
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
Production & Animation
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
2pm - 5:15pm
Course
Course
A Deep Dive Into Universal Scene Description and Hydra
George ElKoura
Sebastian Grassia
Sunya Boonyatera
Pol Jeremias-Vila
Matt Kuruc
Alex Mohr
Room 408AB
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
2pm - 3:30pmTalk
Talk Classic Art, Cutting Edge 
Room 150/151
Production & Animation
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Adaptive Technology
F
FP
P/V Maybe
2pm - 3pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Complete Your SIGGRAPH Lapel Pin Collection
Leona Caffey
Room 511A
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
2pm - 5:15pm
Course
Course
Introduction to Real-Time Ray Tracing
Morgan McGuire
Peter Shirley
Chris Wyman
Morgan McGuire
Room 152
New Technologies
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
F
FP
P/V Yes
2pm - 3:30pm
Studio
Studio Workshop
Studio
Studio Workshop
LEDs as Sensors
Paul Dietz
Ginger Alford
Paul Dietz
Ginger Alford
South Hall K
New Technologies
New Technologies
Adaptive Technology
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
2pm - 3:30pmExperience Presentation
Experience Presentation Making Differently - Unique, Digital Approaches to Traditional Art 
Experience Presentation Theater, South Hall J
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
2pm - 5:15pmExhibitor Sessions
Exhibitor Sessions NVIDIA Presents: Deep Learning for Content Creation and Real-Time Rendering
Room 501AB
Gaming & Interactive
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
2pm - 5:15pm
Course
Course
Path Guiding in Production
Jiří Vorba
Johannes Hanika
Sebastian Herholz
Jaroslav Křivánek
Alexander Keller
Thomas Müller
Room 403AB
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
2pm - 3:30pm
Course
Course
Perception of Virtual Characters
Rachel McDonnell
Eduard Zell
Katja Zibrek
Theatre 411
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V Yes
2pm - 3:30pmTalk
Talk Serious VR 
Room 153
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
Adaptive Technology
F
FP
P/V Yes
2:15pm - 3:30pmVR Theater
VR Theater VR Theater
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
FP
P/V No
3pm - 4:30pmACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater Open Forum of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Room 309
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
3:15pm - 4:30pmVR Theater
VR Theater VR Theater
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
FP
P/V No
3:30pm - 5pmEducators Forum
Educators Forum Educator's Forum Meet & Greet Reception
Room 406A
Research & Education
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
3:45pm - 4:25pm
Talk
Talk
Childish Gambino’s Pharos – Real-time Dome Projection for Live Concert
Keith Miller
Alejandro Crawford
Room 150/151
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
3:45pm - 5:15pmTalk
Talk IEEE TVCG Session on Virtual and Augmented Reality 
Theatre 411
Research & Education
Gaming & Interactive
Research & Education
F
FP
P/V Yes
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Panel
Panel
Predictive and Proactive Pipelines: Approaches to Monitoring and Optimizing CG Film Production
Claudia Chung Sanii
Sean Palmer
Kaori Ogino
Aidan Sarsfield
Munira Tayabji
Mark Hills
Renee Tam
Pavani Rao Boddapati
Room 153
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
3:45pm - 5:15pm
Studio
Studio Workshop
Studio
Studio Workshop
Sequencer Cinematography with Unreal Engine
Luis Cataldi
Luis Cataldi
South Hall K
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
3:45pm - 5:15pmExperience Presentation
Experience Presentation Virtual Art 
Experience Presentation Theater, South Hall J
Gaming & Interactive
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
4:15pm - 5:30pmVR Theater
VR Theater VR Theater
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
FP
P/V No
5pm - 6pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Demoscene Underground Real-time Art Worldwide
Tomasz Bednarz
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, Room 309
Arts & Design
Arts & Design
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
5pm - 6pmACM SIGGRAPH Theater
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater Demoscene Worldwide
Room 309
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
6pm - 8pmTechnical Papers, Technical Papers Fast Forward
Technical Papers, Technical Papers Fast Forward Technical Papers Fast Forward
West Hall B
Research & Education
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Research & Education
F
FP
8pm - 11pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reunion (a.k.a. Taiwan Night)
Bing-Yu Chen
Ju-Chun Ko
California Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton LA
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
8:30pm - 10:30pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Beijing Film Academy Reception / Future Visual Entertainment
Baoquan Chen
Charles Wang
Liuchao Yan
Figueroa Room, Luxe City Center
New Technologies
New Technologies
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
Monday, 29 July 2019 expand all · collapse all
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
8am - 8:45am
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers
Frontiers Talk
ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers
Frontiers Talk
Talk: VR Rx: Things you Don’t Know About Patients
Diane Gromala
Theatre 411
New Technologies
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V No
8:30am - 9amEducators Forum
Educators Forum Educator's Forum Morning Coffee and Welcome
Room 406A
Research & Education
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
8:45am - 10amVR Theater
VR Theater [SOLD OUT] VR Theater
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
9am - 12:15pm
Course
Course
Advances in Real-Time Rendering in Games: Part 1
Natalya Tatarchuk
Natalya Tatarchuk
Steve McAuley
Anis Benyoub
Sebastian Tafuri
Yury Uralsky
Room 408AB
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
F
FP
P/V No
9am - 10am
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Assisting the world's aging and disabled population through computational methods
Bektur Ryskeldiev
Yoichi Ochiai
Keisuke Shimakage
Room 503
New Technologies
Adaptive Technology
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 10amExhibitor Sessions
Exhibitor Sessions Autodesk Exhibitor Session: An Intro to Shotgun
Room 409A
Production & Animation
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9am - 12:15pm
Course
Course
CreativeAI: Deep Learning for Computer Graphics
Niloy J. Mitra
Niloy J. Mitra
Iasonas Kokkinos
Paul Guerrero
Nils Thuerey
Vladimir Kim
Leonidas Guibas
Room 403AB
Gaming & Interactive
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Adaptive Technology
F
FP
P/V No
9am - 10:30amACM SIGGRAPH Awards, Opening Ceremony
ACM SIGGRAPH Awards, Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony & Awards Presentations
West Hall B
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
9am - 10:30am
Educators Forum
Educator's Forum Panel
Educators Forum
Preparing Students to Take the Next Step: School to Work Transition (Demo Reels and Beyond)
Glenn Goldman
Jimmy Ockey
Javier Romero
Sylvie Tehbelian
Elizabeth Zavitsanos
Room 406A
Research & Education
Research & Education
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes
9:15am - 10amExhibitor Sessions
Exhibitor Sessions NVIDIA Presents: Real Time Ray Tracing and the Demand of Architectural Visualization
Room 501AB
Production & Animation
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
9:45am - 11amVR Theater
VR Theater [SOLD OUT] VR Theater
South Hall J
Production & Animation
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
F
FP
P/V No
10am - 11amExhibitor Sessions
Exhibitor Sessions Autodesk Exhibitor Session: Accelerating Creative Teams with Shotgun Create
Room 409A
Production & Animation
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
10am - 12pm
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Best Practices for Using Game Engines in Traditional Linear Content Production (TV, film, etc.) Pipelines
David Lassonde
Martin Barrette
Room 505
Production & Animation
Production & Animation
EX
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
10am - 5:30pmArt Gallery
Art Gallery Experience Hall: Art Gallery 
South Hall K
Arts & Design
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
10am - 5:30pmEmerging Technologies
Emerging Technologies Experience Hall: Emerging Technologies 
South Hall K
New Technologies
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Maybe
10am - 5:30pmArcade, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Arcade, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Experience Hall: Immersive Pavilion - Arcade 
South Hall K
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
P/V Yes