An Important Video Message from SID’s President
We look forward to welcoming you to Display Week 2020, the Society for Information Display’s first-ever virtual show, taking place August 3-7, 2020. Although we are disappointed that due to the pandemic we can’t all meet face to face this year, we are delighted that we are still able to offer our annual technical program.
As always, Display Week will showcase the most exciting technologies in display research. This year, four special technology tracks will be included as part of the technical program: Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality; High-Dynamic-Range LCDs; Machine Learning for Displays; and Printed Displays.
This year’s symposium features 84 technical sessions consisting of 340 oral presentations, including 94 invited papers. We also have 231 poster presentations. The 2020 program committee received almost 700 paper abstracts this year, and we were pleased to have so many outstanding papers to choose from. More than a quarter of the submissions represent two categories: OLEDs and emissive, microLED, and QD displays. We're publishing 160 papers from China and 128 papers from Korea, the highest number of papers from those countries in the last five years. We've also seen a five‐year high in published papers from the US. (93). As always, our technical program includes an unparalleled selection of Short Courses (5) and Display Technology/Applications Seminars (13).
Our digital format this year offers a few bonuses for attendees. First, technical program registrants will have online access to all the symposium, short course, and seminar presentations for one fee. Each day’s content, organized by technology, will be posted the night before and will remain available to registered attendees through to the beginning of December 2020. The content will consist of presentation notes with an audio recording by the presenter.
The second bonus is that this year you don’t have to miss one session in order to view another. They are all available to you and can be viewed at your convenience. Third, each day of the show, we’ll be posting video previews of the technical sessions, seminars, and short courses for the day, presented by their respective chairs. This will be a great way to “meet” the chairs in person and hear what they have to say about the highlights for the day. Technical sessions, short courses, and seminars will also feature a Q&A discussion thread, which will take the place of the author interviews at the face-to-face show. These discussions, in which attendees can post questions, with authors responding within 24 hours, have been organized to accommodate global time zones. They will be monitored and updated throughout the week of the show.
Our event will kick off on Monday, August 3, at 8 am PDT with the SID meeting, during which outgoing SID President Helge Seetzen will turn over the gavel to incoming president Takatoshi Tsujimura. Each day at 8 am we will feature a different keynote speaker. On Tuesday, August 4, Robert Wisnieff, CTO for Quantum Computing and Distinguished Research Staff Member with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will speak about progress toward quantum computers. On Tuesday, August 5, David Luebke, Vice President of Research with NVIDIA Corporation, will discuss where pixels, humans, AI, and video games meet. Wednesday, August 5, Michael Heckmeier, Executive Vice President for Performance Materials with Display Solutions at Merck KGaA, will take on the topic of displays and the power of humanizing data. And on Friday, August 6, Frank Ko, President of AU Optronics Corp., will speak about recent and future advances in displays.
In order to complement the Technical Program, SID and co-sponsor Display Supply Chain Consultants will also feature a Business Conference, taking place Aug 3- 7. We will feature our annual CEO Forum on Wednesday August 5 at 9 am PDT with a live Q&A chat discussion for listener interaction, and our Women in Tech Panel on Thursday, August 6, 9 am PDT, also with live Q&A discussion. We will also be featuring our job fair all week long.
Although we will not be able to honor our Display Industry Awards winners and Honors and Awards recipients at face-to-face ceremonies this year, we will provide shout-outs to this year’s winners each day.
We’re particularly excited about this year’s virtual exhibit hall and virtual I-Zone. Be sure to check out their booths, watch their demo videos, and enjoy some real-time chats with the exhibitors. Selected exhibitors and I-Zone participants will also give short presentations during the technical program. Make sure you don’t miss these talks.
Last but not least, we will feature a virtual help desk during most of the hours the show is in operation. We don’t anticipate that you will have much difficulty with our online format, but in case you do, we’re there to help.
Display Week is always a unique experience, featuring exciting and informative events all week long. This year’s virtual event represents a milestone for SID and all our participants. We are grateful to all those who are taking part in the digital show. We look forward to a rewarding and memorable experience.
|Ruiqing (Ray) Ma
Technical Program Chair