SIGGRAPH Asia (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the name of the Asian annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organisation since 2008. This year the conference will be held in Hong Kong on 12-15 December.

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Technical Papers programme is a premier international forum for presenting new research results in computer graphics and interactive techniques. All papers appear in the journal ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG).

International experts will be presenting their findings in a wide range of research areas, such as new imaging hardware, acquisition devices, stereoscopic displays and systems; illustration and artistic tools for rendering and animation; light transport, material editing, and GPU rendering; computational photography and imaging; architectural modelling and reconstruction; as well as animation of hair, crowds, traffic and fluids.

The inaugural Symposium on Apps focuses on the opportunities and challenges of mobile applications development. The speakers will talk about the application of Augmented Reality on mobile phones and how it enhances the functionalities on mobile devices, GPU-centric programming, geo-location, development and marketing, as well as hardware extensions to smartphones.

The event also includes the exhibition FANTAsia. The visitors will be given the opportunity to admire an array of artistically beautiful and technically sophisticated installations, as well as live performances.