Conference Awards

The following was awarded at the MIG 2014 conference:

The Best Paper award was determined by the chairs with advisement from other senior program committee members, including the reviewer scores, overall contribution within the aims of the conference, and quality of the conference presentation:
Best Paper
“Trade-offs between Responsiveness and Naturalness for Player Characters”
by Aline Normoyle and Sophie Joerg

The Best Student Paper award was determined by the chairs with advisement from other senior program committee members, including the reviewer scores, overall contribution within the aims of the conference, and quality of the conference presentation. Student papers were those papers who were first-authored by a student and also presented by that student.
Best Student Paper
“Coupling Cloth and Rigid Bodies for Dexterous Manipulation”
by Yunfei Bai and Karen Liu

The Best Poster award was determined by ballot of all the conference goers after the poster session. All poster were on display next to each other, including a 2-minute fast forward, and an an opportunity to display video or other dynamic information next to the posters.
Best Poster
“(Reverse) k-Nearest Neighbors for Moving Objects”
by Zahed Rahmati, Valerie King, Sue Whitesides

The Best Presentation award was determined by the chairs to recognize a talk that presents information in an interesting or exciting manner, including the distillation of complex ideas into digestible amounts.
Best Presentation
“Strain Limiting for Clustered Shape Matching”
by Adam Bargteil and Ben Jones

Also, five of the papers will be invited to a special issue dedicated to the conference in Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds as extended versions. In addition to the Best Paper and Best Student Paper winners, three were chosen. Both long and short papers were given consideration.

“Anticipatory Balance Control”
Amir Hossein Rabbani (McGill University);Paul G. Kry (McGill University);Michiel van de Panne (University of British Columbia)

“Motion Planning with Rigid-Body Dynamics for Generalized Traveling Salesman Tours”
Sara Rashidian (Catholic University of America);Erion Plaku (Catholic University of America);Stefan Edelkamp (University of Bremen)

“Generating Hand Motion from Body Motion”
Masaki Oshita (Kyushu Institute of Technology);Yuta Senju (Kyushu Institute of Technology)