May 6, 2010

2010 SID (Society for Information Display) International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition: Display Week

 I love interactive displays, and if I could, I'd attend the following conference:

2010 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition
May 23 - May 28, 2010
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA
The SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, now in its 48th year, is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and users in the electronic-display industry.
The event provides access to a wide range of technology and applications from high-definition flat-panel displays using both emissive and liquid-crystal technology to the latest in OLED displays, flexible displays, and large-area projection-display systems. This is where to find state-of-the-art information on image processing, systems software and display processor hardware, human factors and applied vision, and exciting new applications such as multimedia and the electronic cinema.
As the must-see event for the worldwide information-display industry, the SID International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition is host to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees each year.
The hours of the 2010 exhibition are:
Tuesday, May 25 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 26 3 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 27 4 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Courses offered during Display Week:
Times 2AB 3AB
Wednesday, May 26
8:30 - 10:00 A-1: Emerging Touch Applications
Geoff Walker
A-2: Flexible Display Technologies and Their Applications
Ruiqing Ma
Universal Display Corp.
10:30 - 12:00 A-3: Various Light Sources for General Lighting
Sungkyoo Lim
Dankook University
A-4: Mobile Multimedia Displays
Jyrki Kimmel
Nokia Research Center
3:30 - 5:00 A-5: Introduction to PicoProjectors
Ian Underwood
University of Edinburgh
A-6: Image Sources for Near-to-Eye Display Applications
James Melzer

3D In-Home Cinema:
"A special 3-D Cinema Event will be held on Tuesday, May 25, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. 3-D film shorts will be exhibited stereoscopically on a special 30-ft. silver screen, with featured talks by 3-D filmmakers and other members of the rapidly growing industry. Attendance at this session is free for anyone that is registered for the Tuesday-Friday Symposium. The fee for attending only this session is $100 ($15 for full-time Students or Life Members). The fee includes refreshments, plus access to both the Symposium Keynote Session on Tuesday morning and the Exhibit Hall, enabling 3-D film enthusiasts to see the cutting edge in display technology that is bringing 3-D into the home."

I'd like to highlight the people who will receive awards and honors during the conference:

EACH YEAR, the Society for Information Display (SID) honors individual scientists and researchers for outstanding achievements in the field of electronic information displays and for outstanding service to the Society. Only a small number of the preeminent members of the industry are nominated and fewer still are finally chosen as recipients. This year's winners will be honored during Display Week 2010 at the annual awards banquet to be held on Monday evening, May 24, prior to the Symposium.
Name: Dwight Berreman
Award: Jan Rajchman
Citation: For his many contributions to understanding electro-optic effects in liquid crystals and especially for his pioneering work on developing the 4 x 4 matrix method for simulating and optimizing the electro-optical properties of LCDs.
Name: Philip Bos
Award: Slottow Owaki Prize
Citation: For his pioneering educational efforts in the field of LCDs, including the development of curriculum and student research topics for the latest LCD-technology innovations for high-speed response, bistable operation, the design of wide-viewing-angle films, and diffractive devices.
Name: Frederic Kahn
Award: Karl Ferdinand Braun
Citation: For outstanding innovative contributions to the development and commercialization of flat-panel LCDs and projection systems.
Name: Makoto Maeda
Award: Lewis and Beatrice Winner
Citation: For his exceptional and sustained service to the Society for Information Display, especially his outstanding leadership as Chapter Chairman, Director, and Regional Vice-President, all of which contributed significantly to the growth of the Japan Chapter.
Name: Eli Peli
Award: Otto Schade Prize
Citation: For his many outstanding contributions to vision science and their application to image-quality evaluation and enhancement, including pioneering efforts in improving display performance for populations with special visual needs.
Name: Wei Chen
Award: Fellow
Citation: For his many contributions to the advancement of liquid-crystal displays, including the pioneering development and commercialization of high-performance LCD computer monitors, multi-touch displays, and computer displays with LED backlights.
Name: Edward Kelley
Award: Fellow
Citation: For his outstanding leadership in the theory, methods, and technology of display metrology and his many contributions to international flat-panel-display standards.
Name: Haruhiko Okumura
Award: Fellow
Citation: For his outstanding contribution to the research and development of TFT-LCD driving technologies, especially overdrive and low-power technologies and for significant contributions to the advancement of the display community.
Name: Roger Stewart
Award: Fellow
Citation: For his many contributions to display science and technology, including the first amorphous-silicon TFT-LCDs with integrated scanners ("SASID"), the first single-crystal silicon active-matrix EL displays, polysilicon AMLCDs, and compensation circuits for AMOLEDs, and for his creativity in TFT-LCD design.
Name: Andrew Watson
Award: Fellow
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to both basic and applied vision science, including applications to image quality metrics, image compression, and psychophysically based display measurements.
Name: Joyce Farrell
Award: Special Recognition Award
Citation: For her outstanding contributions to the human factors of imaging systems and technology, including the development of the first successful quantitative metric for display flicker and for her exceptional service to the Society for Information Display.
Name: Hiroki Hamada
Award: Special Recognition Award
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to the development of display devices including red laser diodes and polysilicon TFT-LCD light-valves for projectors.
Name: Michio Kitamura
Award: Special Recognition Award
Citation: For leading technical and entrepreneurial contributions in putting simulation techniques to practical use as a standard tool for designing LCDs.
Name: James Larimer
Award: Special Recognition Award
Citation: For his many contributions to vision science related to displays and image quality, including the development of display-performance algorithms.
Name: Ryuichi Murai
Award: Special Recognition Award
Citation: For his leading contributions to the research and development of large-sized plasma displays, especially his commercialization of the 103-in.-diagonal PDP.
Special Recognition Award
Citation: For the technical and commercial development of high-dynamic-range displays and the pioneering of local-dimming display technology.
Names: Helge Seetzen, Gregory Ward, Lorne Whitehead
Helge Seetzen
Gregory Ward
Lorne Whitehead
Special Recognition Award
Citation: For their outstanding contribution to the development and commercialization of super-large-area film-type display, utilizing technology that incorporates an array of plasma tubes.
Names: Kenji Awamoto, Manabu Ishimoto, Tsutae Shinoda
Kenji Awamoto
Manabu Ishimoto
Tsutae Shinoda


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