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The SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware is a highly visible, established international forum for exchanging experience and knowledge related to computer graphics hardware. The workshop offers a unique perspective on graphics hardware by combining discussions and constructive critique of innovative concepts as well as product-level designs. The workshop is an inclusive forum for the entire graphics hardware community and brings together researchers, engineers, and architects. This year’s workshop will be held in Los Angeles, California, jointly with ACM SIGGRAPH, following the successful format begun in 1997.

New in 1999 – Hot 3D Systems Track
This year’s workshop will have two opportunities for participation: traditional papers and industry presentations on Hot 3D Systems. Recognizing that a great deal of exciting work in the graphics hardware field now occurs within industry, we invite industry groups to present their latest chips and architectures. Contributions can be in the form of traditional papers or presentation in the Hot 3D Systems track.

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Co-sponsored by: (to be confirmed)

The European Association for Computer Graphics


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Apr 15

Deadline for paper submissions

May 12

Notification of paper acceptance

May 26

Camera-ready papers due from authors

July 1

Deadline for hot 3D systems abstracts

July 15

Deadline for hot 3D systems slides

Aug 8-9



Previous Workshops:

Traditional Papers Track

We invite high-quality, original papers on all aspects of computer graphics hardware describing either proven and tested solutions or novel ideas and concepts. Possible topics include:

  • Graphics accelerator architectures
  • Performance issues
  • Pixel operations and frame buffer techniques
  • Multi-processor architectures for graphics
  • Hardware support for image-based rendering
  • Load balancing in graphics systems
  • Expansion and acceleration of shading models
  • Volume rendering architectures
  • Space, screen, and model partitioning
  • Hardware support for photorealism
  • Media processors
  • Exploitation of new memory technologies for 3D graphics

Authors are requested to send six copies of their full paper (up to 10 typeset pages or 20 double-spaced pages) and six copies of videos accompanying papers to the address below. An effort should be made to include the segment in both PAL and NTSC on the same VHS tape, to ensure that it can be seen by all reviewers. An electronic abstract of each submission must be sent to Papers submitted after the deadline will be considered, but will have a lower priority for inclusion in the program.

Hanspeter Pfister
Mitsubishi Electric ITA
201 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: +617-621-7566
Fax: +617-621-7550

Hot 3D Systems Track

We invite industry groups to present their latest and greatest 3D chips or system designs. Presentations should be technical, rather than marketing, and should focus on real products and their performance evaluation. Presentations should last approximately 20-25 minutes. Contributors are requested to send a 1-2 page abstract of their presentation to the address below by 1 July 1999. Presenters will be asked to submit their presentation slides in electronic and paper format three weeks prior to the workshop (by July 15, 1999). Bound copies of the slides will be prepared for attendees, and presentation slides will be made available on the workshop web page after the workshop. Please send hot 3D systems abstracts to the address below:

Peter N. Glaskowsky
MicroDesign Resources
298 S. Sunnyvale Ave. #101
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: +408-328-3934
Fax: 408-737-2242

The Workshop

The workshop will take place in Los Angeles in a SIGGRAPH hotel during Sunday and Monday of SIGGRAPH week. The workshop will feature two full days of paper and industry presentations and invited talks. We will continue the workshop’s tradition of a sumptuous banquet at a unique location.

Attendance is limited to 200 attendees. Preference will be given to attendees with accepted papers. Other registrations will be processed in the order they are received. Registration forms and information about the venue will be available on the workshop web site in early 1999.

Best Paper Award
An award of $500 will be given to the authors of the paper considered to be the outstanding paper presented at the workshop. The award is based on the accuracy, originality, and importance of the technical concept, the quality and readability of the manuscript, as well as the content and delivery of the verbal presentation. To qualify for this award, one or more of the principal authors must be enrolled at the workshop and present the paper. The winner will be chosen by the organizing committee based on audience feedback and will be announced at the end of the workshop.

Presenters and workshop participants are invited to bring prototypes or products for demonstration at the workshop. Demonstrations will be held on Monday and Tuesday during breaks and before and after workshop sessions. We highly encourage paper authors and industry presenters to demonstrate their systems at the workshop. Please contact the workshop chairs to arrange for space or electrical connections that may be required for your demonstration.


Workshop Chairs:
Arie Kaufman, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Wolfgang Strasser, Univeristy of Tuebingen, Germany

Program Chairs:
Steven Molnar, NVIDIA, USA
Bengt-Olaf Schneider, IBM Research, USA

Papers Chairs:
Gunter Knittel, HP Labs, USA
Hanspeter Pfister, MERL, USA

Hot 3D Systems Chair:
Peter N. Glaskowsky, MDR, USA

Local Arrangements Chair:
Ulrich Neumann, University of Southern California, USA

Publicity Chair:
Barthold Lichtenbelt, 3DLabs, USA

Program Committee
  • K. Akeley, Silicon Graphics, USA
  • D. Baldwin, 3Dlabs, UK
  • A. Barkans, Microsoft, USA
  • M. Cox, MRJ/NASA Ames and NVIDIA, USA
  • F.C. Crow, Interval Research, USA
  • N. England, University of North Carolina, USA
  • H. Fuchs, University of North Carolina, USA
  • P. Hanrahan, Stanford University, USA
  • D. Jackel, University of Rostock, Germany
  • K. Iourcha, S3, USA
  • D. Kirk, NVIDIA, USA
  • F. Kitson, HP Labs, USA
  • A.A.M. Kuijk, CWI, Netherlands
  • P. Lacroute, Juniper Networks, USA
  • P. Leray, CCETT, France
  • P. Lister, Sussex University, UK
  • R. Maenner, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • T. Malzbender, HP Labs, USA
  • M. Meriaux, University of Poitiers, France
  • F.J. Peters, Philips Research, Netherlands
  • A. Schilling, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • C. Shaw, University of Regina, Canada
  • R. Yagel, Biomedicom, Israel