SIGGRAPH 2022 Announces "Best of" from Various Programs

SIGGRAPH 2022 announced the winners of the Best Paper Awards along with honoring some "Best of" from other programs featured at this year's conference.

The in-person part of SIGGRAPH 2022, an annual conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, has come to an end. It was held from August 8 to 11 in Canadian Vancouver. This year's conference was attended by over 11,700 graphics professionals and had more than 90 exhibitors from 16 countries.

SIGGRAPH 2022 offered various panels and sessions with a number of featured speakers as well as multiple programs including Technical Papers, Talks, Roundtables, Courses, and Production Sessions. This year's conference also introduced the new program – Conference Papers, where some emerging ideas were presented in a shorter format than traditional Technical Papers.

Technical Papers showcased the latest industry advancements and scientific contributions. Out of a record-high number of submissions, 247 papers were selected by organizers, with five "Best of" honors being awarded.

Here is the list of Best Paper Awards:

  • "Instant Neural Graphics Primitives With a Multiresolution Hash Encoding" by Thomas Müller, Alex Evans, Christoph Schied, and Alexander Keller, NVIDIA;

  • "DeepPhase: Periodic Autoencoders for Learning Motion Phase Manifolds" by Sebastian Starke, University of Edinburgh/Electronic Arts; Ian Mason, University of Edinburgh; and Taku Komura, University of Hong Kong;

  • "Spelunking the Deep: Guaranteed Queries on General Neural Implicit Surfaces via Range Analysis" by Nicholas Sharp, University of Toronto; Alec Jacobson, University of Toronto/Adobe;

  • "Image Features Influence Reaction Time: A Learned Probabilistic Perceptual Model for Saccade Latency" by Budmonde Duinkharjav, New York University; Praneeth Chakravarthula, Princeton University/UNC Chapel Hill; Rachel Brown, NVIDIA Research; Anjul Patney, NVIDIA Research; and Qi Sun, New York University;

  • "CLIPasso: Semantically Aware Object Sketching" by Yael Vinker, Tel Aviv University/École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Ehsan Pajouheshgar, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Jessica Y. Bo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne/ETH; Roman Christian Bachmann, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Amit Bermano, Tel Aviv University; Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University; Amir Zamir, EPFL; and Ariel Shamir, Reichman University.

SIGGRAPH 2022 also honored a number of other this year's contributors by giving several "Best of" awards to participants from various programs, including:

  • Art Gallery:
    - Best in Show"Ray" by Weidi Zhang, Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT), University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB);
  • Art Papers:
    - Best Art Paper"Traditional African Dances Preservation Using Deep Learning Techniques" by Adebunmi Odefunso, Purdue University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Esteban Garcia Bravo, Purdue University; and Yingjie Chen, Purdue University;
  • Electronic Theater:
    - Best in Show"The Seine's Tears" by Yanis Belaid, Pôle 3D (France);
    - Jury's Choice"The End of War" by Lei Chen, Tsinghua University (China);

    - Best Student Project"Yallah!" by Nayla Nassar, Rubika (France);
    - Audience Choice – "Alternate Mesozoic" by Lucie Laudrin, ESMA (France);

  • Emerging Technologies:
    - Best in Show"HDR VR" by Nathan Matsuda, Yang Zhao, Alex Chapiro, Clinton Smith, and Douglas Lanman, Reality Labs Research, Meta;
  • Immersive Pavilion:
    - Top Selection"Journal of My Journey: Seamless Interaction in Virtuality and Reality With Digital Fabrication and Sensory Feedback" by Miguel Ying Jie Then, Ching Lui, Yvone Tsai Chen, Zin Yin Lim, Ping Hsuan Han, National Taipei University of Technology;
  • Real-Time Live!:
    - Best in Show"A Showcase of Decima Engine in Horizon Forbidden West" by Hugh Malan, Maarten van der Gaag, Guerrilla;
    - Audience Choice"AI and Physics Assisted Character Pose Authoring" by Florent Bocquelet, Boris Oreshkin, Dominic Laflamme, Felix Harvey, Louis-Simon Ménard, Jeremy Cowles, and Bay Raitt, Unity Technologies;
  • VR Theater:
    - Best in Show"On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World)" by Steve Jamison, Mike Brett, Archer's Mark and Astrea; Pierre Zandrowicz, Atlas V and Astrea; and Arnaud Colinart, Atlas V.

Although the in-person portion of the conference is now closed, the virtual component of SIGGRAPH 2022 will be available until 31 October 2022. You can learn more and register for the virtual conference here.

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