[Infovis] Smartgraphics'09 1st Call for Papers

Roberto Theron theron at usal.es
Tue Dec 9 20:41:52 CET 2008

                     9th International Symposium on SMART GRAPHICS


                                                   May 28-30 2009

                                                  Salamanca, Spain

                                Submission deadline January 23rd, 2009

Graphics become Smart Graphics when their design and implementation are
grounded in an understanding of human abilities, activities, and  
from design experience and the broad spectrum of cognitive and social  

When knowledge from these diverse fields is combined with new methods,  
and techniques in AI, HCI and computer graphics, environments are  
created that:

(1) engage the user and are aesthetically satisfying;

(2) participate in human cognition as external or distributed  

(3) are sensitive to the real-time demands of the interaction in the  
context of the
       available informational and computational resources;

(4) adapt the form of the output according to a wider set of  
constraints such as an
      individual's perceptual, attentive, and motor abilities and the  
nature of the
      presentation media and available interaction devices.

The International Symposium on Smart Graphics aims at gathering people  
the fields of Cognitive Science, Computer Graphics, Artificial  
Intelligence and
Graphics Design to share experiences and experiments in this new and  
area of study.

       *** Come and Join the Smart Graphics Experience ***

Smart Graphics 2009 welcomes submissions from researchers and  
as well as artists and graphic designers interested in an  
interdisciplinary approach
to the design of smart interactive visual, auditory, and haptic  

Submission categories are divided into:

* Full research papers: these will encompass comprehensive  
descriptions of
   original work within the scope of the symposium (limited to 12  
pages in Springer
   LNCS format).

* Posters: tentative or preliminary results of research or design work  
with emphasis
   on the interdisciplinary evaluation of the ideas (limited to 4  
pages in Springer
   LNCS format). Poster papers will be included in  the proceedings.

* System demonstrations: short descriptions of research or design work  
that the
   authors intend to show and discuss in a demo session at the  
symposium (limited
   to 2 pages in Springer LNCS format). System demonstration papers  
will be included
   in the proceedings.

* Arts track: computer animations, interactive art, digital music,  
hybrid art, etc.
   A two-three page proposal outlining the concept and technique of  
the artwork. An
   international jury of renowned scientists and artists will select  
the submissions that
   best represent the idea of <<Smart Graphics Arts>>. Selected works  
will be exhibited
   during the Smart Graphics symposium, within the framework of the  
5th International
   Arts Festival of Castilla y León. A report of the art track  
including all the selected
   works will be included in the proceedings. The best piece will be  
awarded and its
   author will be invited to the sysmposium.

Smartgraphics specially encourages young researchers to submit their  
ideas and
results. As in previous conferences, proceedings will be published in  
the Springer
Lecture Note in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

* information visualization
* visual analytics
* graphical abstraction
* multimodal information presentation
* non-desktop interfaces
* user interaction
* sketch-based interfaces
* interaction science
* scene perception
* cognitive sciences
* user studies
* computer graphics
* artificial intelligence
* virtual and mixed reality
* graphics design
* technological art

This year, we propose a specific emphasis on visual analytics as well  
as all kinds of
transversal research that harnesses the power of humans and  
technological artefacts
in order to convey, understand and deal with complex scientific and  
social processes.

Smart Graphics, beyond a conventional conference, will be intertwined  
with the 5th
International Arts Festival of Castilla y León (http://www.festivalcyl.com/ 
), and we invite
artists, technologists and scholars from all disciplines to convene in  
May 28-30, 2009. Both during the Smart Graphics Symposium and during the
Festival (May 29-June 15) workshops, system  demonstrations,  
performances, panels and open discussions related to how information  
is provided to the society and how art is evolving and taking  
advantage of technological
artefacts in its quest of new artistic forms, will become part of the  
unique streets and
buildings of UNESCO?s World Heritage city of Salamanca.


January 23rd 2009 (submission deadline)

February 23rd, 2009 (notification of results)

March 7th, 2009 (camera ready copy due)

May 28-30, 2009 (Symposium in Salamanca, Spain)


Andreas Butz             (University of Munich, Germany)
Marc Christie             (IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France)
Brian Fisher               (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Antonio Krueger       (University of Muenster, Germany)
Patrick Olivier            (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
Roberto Therón        (University of Salamanca, Spain)

COMMITEE (tentative):

* Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
* William Bares (Millsaps College)
* Luca  Chittaro (University of Udine)
* Sarah Diamond (Ontario College of Art and Design)
* Steven Feiner (Columbia University)
* David S. Ebert (Purdue University)
* Knut Hartmann (Flensburg University of Applied Science)
* Hiroshi Hosobe (Tokyo National Institute of Informatics)
* Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI?CNRS)
* Tsvi Kuflik (University of Haifa)
* Rainer Malaka (European Media Lab)
* Shigeru Owada (Sony CSL)
* W. Bradford Paley (Digital Image Design)
* Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg)
* Thomas Rist (University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg)
* Mateu Sbert (University of Girona)
* Shigeo Takahashi (University of Tokyo)
* Lucia Terrenghi (University of Munich)
* Massimo Zancanaro (ITC-irst Trento)

For a full description of the scope of the Symposium, and details of  
events, see the website:


For any queries, please use the contact address:

(theron at usal.es)

We apologize for any cross postings.

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