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nfoBahn News 23 February 2002

ACM Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA '02)
> July 21-22, 2002, San Antonio, Texas (co-located with SIGGRAPH)
> http://sca2002.cs.brown.edu/ <http://sca2002.cs.brown.edu/> The goal of SCA
> '02 is to provide an opportunity for researchers in computer animation to
> interact with one another, share new results, and discuss emerging directions
> for the field. The symposium will be co-located with SIGGRAPH, held on the
> Sunday and Monday before the main conference to encourage a broad range of
> participants. A full proceedings will be published at the time of the
> Symposium. We hope that SCA will grow to become the preeminent forum for
> dissemination of the latest research results in computer animation. Topics
> include, but are not limited to:
> - autonomous characters
> - physically based animation
> - facial animation
> - real-time animation, animation for games
> - group and crowd behavior
> - expressive motion / communication
> - nonphotorealistic animation
> - physical realism / measuring the real world for animation
> - nature in motion (natural phenomena, plants, clouds...)
> - planning / learning / optimization for animation
> - intuitive interfaces for creating and editing animations
> - sound and speech for animation
> - perceptual metrics for animation
> - mathematical foundations of animation
> - new time-based art forms on the computer
Important dates
> Firm deadline for submissions -- March 25, 2002
> Notification to authors -- May 2, 2002
> Deadline for camera ready copy -- May 16, 2002 Papers (in Adobe PDF format)
> must be submitted electronically through the SCA web site to be considered for
> review. (For instructions, see http://sca2002.cs.brown.edu/) Supplementary
> material such as videos may also be submitted electronically and will be made
> available to reviewers. If you prefer to mail videotapes rather than uploading
> movies to the web site, please send 6 copies in NTSC VHS format to:
>> Symposium on Computer Animation
>> c/o Nancy Pollard
>> Robotics Institute
>> Newell Simon Hall, 4207
>> Carnegie Mellon University
>> 5000 Forbes Avenue
>> Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
> Format guidelines are the same as those for SIGGRAPH technical papers:
> http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/ Please prepare your papers for
> anonymous review. Papers should be submitted to SCA exclusively. Proceedings
> will be published by ACM Press. Authors of accepted papers will be required to
> sign the ACM copyright form, which will be made accessible from the SCA web
> site.
Conference Chairs
> Jessica Hodgins
> Carnegie Mellon University
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> Michiel van de Panne
> University of British Columbia
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Program Chairs
> Michael Cohen
> Microsoft Research
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> Nancy Pollard
> Brown University
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IEEE Visualization 2002
> October 27 - November 1, 2002, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston,
> Massachusetts http://vis.computer.org/vis2002
> <http://vis.computer.org/vis2002> Papers are due 29 March 2002.

IEEE VR 2002
> Conference Dates: 24 - 28 March, 2002 in Orlando, Florida
> http://www.vr2002.org/ <http://www.vr2002.org/>

Shape-Based Search Engine
> There is a new shape-based search engine at http://shape.cs.princeton.edu
> It allows you to type keywords, draw sketches, and/or submit 3D models in
> order to retrieve similar objects from a database of over 20,000 free VRML
> models. Check it out!

Winners of Scientific Oscars Named
> While the rest of the industry is out there campaigning for nominations, the
> Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced the winners of
> 21 Academy Awards for scientific, engineering and technical achievements. They
> include Pete Romano for the design and development of an underwater camera
> housing system, Tomlinson Holman for improvements in motion picture
> loudspeaker systems and Lance Williams for his "pioneering influence in the
> field of computer-generated animation and effects." The awards will be handed
> out in a dinner ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on March 2. The awards
> cover developments of "exceptional merit" in such areas as camera lenses,
> camera cranes, camera motors, digital film recorders and color film
> restoration.

New VR Text
> Kay. M Stanney  "Handbook of Virtual Environments : Design, Implementation,
> and Applications,
> <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/080583270X/michaelzyda> " Lawrence
> Erlbaum Publishers, February 2002.

MOVES Institute Publications
> John Hiles, Michael VanPutte, Brian Osborn, Michael J. Zyda, "Innovations in
> Computer Generated Autonomy
> <http://movesinstitute.org/Publications/NPS-MV-02-002.pdf> , " December 2001,
> NPS-MV-02-002. Robert B. McGhee, Eric R. Bachmann, Xiaoping Yun, Michael J.
> Zyda, "An Investigation of Alternative Algorithms for Singularity-free
> Estimation of Rigid Body Orientation from Earth Gravity and Magnetic Field
> Measurements <http://movesinstitute.org/Publications/NPS-MV-02-001.pdf> , "
> October 2001, NPS-MV-02-001. Michael Zyda "Introducing the MOVES Institute
> <http://movesinstitute.org/Publications/MOVESbrochure.pdf> ". The latest
> brochure on projects in the MOVES Institute.

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News, see here <http://movesinstitute.org> .

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