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  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 now in Seoul

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    The Asian region’s largest trade show for digital media-related industries is here in Seoul until Dec. 18, Seoul City has announced.

    SIGGRAPH began in 1974 under the auspices of the United States’ Association for Computing Machinery. An Asian edition was launched in 2008, with the first exhibition hosted by Singapore and the second by Yokohama, Japan.

    Organizers estimate SIGGRAPH Asia 2010, which opened on Dec. 5 at COEX in southern Seoul, will draw 3,000 experts in computer graphics and interactive technologies from all around the world. They expect the event to serve as a platform for exchanging digital technologies among computer graphics specialists, and thereby, contribute significantly to advancing Korea’s computer-related industries.

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 is open to everyone interested in the computer graphics world. It offers a diverse program, including seminars and research presentations from world-renowned experts, a computer animation festival, a computer-graphics technologies exhibition, and even a job fair.

    Visitors may also want to take note of Korea’s competitive edge in the global online game industry, which has been highlighted by the annual show.

    This year, for the first time, SIGGRAPH Asia is holding a Korea-China-Japan “University Invitation Exhibition,” which calls for 19 recognized universities from the three countries to showcase and share computer-graphics technologies.

    Some of the participating six universities from abroad are China’s Tsinghua University, Japan’s Tokyo University and Tokyo University of the Arts, and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. The other 13 are local universities like Seoul National University, Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University.

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