IEEE Supporting Animation Technology
by Robin Hegg
The IEEE has numerous organizations, publications, and conferences that help to support research and development in the field of animation technology.
The IEEE Computer Society supports computer professionals by providing them with up-to-date information on industry developments, providing professional training, and encouraging community. The Circuits and Systems Society works to advance theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems. It holds conferences, supports publications, and provides information, networking opportunities and career development tools for its members. The IEEE Control Systems Society supports its members with conferences, publications, and awards. The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is devoted to the application of electronics for the advancement of industrial and manufacturing processes.
IEEE also produces a number of publications that provide up-to-date research and information about animation technology. These include IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (TASLP), IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A), and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
IEEE also holds multiple conferences that allow computer graphics and animation professionals to learn and share the latest information and developments in the field. These include the conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), and the IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) conference.
The IEEE Educational Activities Board has also started an animation competition for pre-university students.