Society for Information Display News May/June 2018 Issue 3

SID Elects New Officers

The Society for Information Display recently elected new members of the executive board for a two-year term. The new officers, who will start their terms during Display Week 2018, are Helge Seetzen, president; Takatoshi Tsujimura, president elect; Achin Bhowmik, treasurer; and John Kymissis, secretary. Yong-Seog Kim will move from his term as president to serve as past president.

Regional vice presidents are: Paul Lacey, Europe Region; Jun Souk, Rest of Asia Region; Katsumi Kondo, Japan Region; Sri Peruvemba, Bay Area Region; Adi Abileah, Pacific and South Americas Region; Mike Weaver, East Americas Region; and Xiaolin Yan, Cross-Strait Region.


To Display Week and Beyond: IMID, Vehicle Displays, and IDW

Display Week is just one of several international conferences hosted by the Society for Information Display. For example, you can find out what’s happening in the display industry all over the world by visiting IMID, Vehicle Displays, and IDW, all happening later this year.

IMID, the 18th annual International Meeting on Information Display, takes place August 28–31 in Busan, Korea. It is cohosted by the Korean Information Display Society (KIDS), the Korea Display Industry Association (KDIA), and the Society for Information Display (SID). The IMID committee reports: “The IMID has become a premier conference for academic, industry, and business leaders to meet, publish results, and share knowledge.” The conference includes keynote presentations, oral and poster presentations, tutorials, workshops, and a special exhibition.

Busan’s Gwangan Bridge is a famous landmark in a city known for its proximity to water.

For those with a little time to sightsee in addition to taking in the conference, Busan, located at the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, is the second largest city in Korea and home to the country’s longest river, longest beach, and largest port. Its coastline features excellent beaches and scenic cliffs. Hot springs throughout the city are a major draw for visitors. Visit to find out more.

This fall, the 25th Annual Symposium on Vehicle Displays takes place September 25–26 in Livonia, Michigan, with two days of technical presentations geared toward automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and display suppliers and manufacturers. The program features a special emphasis on the connected and autonomous vehicles of the near and somewhat more distant future. Visit

Later this year, the 25th annual International Display Workshops (IDW) will be held December 12–14 in Nagoya, Japan. This event is sponsored by the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers and SID.

IDW ’18 will integrate 13 workshops in specialized fields important to information display technology. The event will also include I-DEMO, a space for live demonstrations by presenters. According to event organizers, the IDW workshops are designed to be of interest not only to researchers and engineers, but to those who manage companies and institutions in the display community. See for more information.  •