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SG 2009 : 9th International Symposium on Smart Graphics


Conference Series : Smart Graphics
When May 28, 2009 - May 30, 2009
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Feb 14, 2009
Notification Due Feb 23, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 7, 2009
Categories    computer graphics   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

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 motivations
from design experience and the broad spectrum of cognitive and social sciences.

When knowledge from these diverse fields is combined with new methods, tools
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 representations;

(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 from
the fields of Cognitive Science, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence and
Graphics Design to share experiences and experiments in this new and emerging
area of study.

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

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

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 (, and we invite
artists, technologists and scholars from all disciplines to convene in Salamanca,
May 28-30, 2009. Both during the Smart Graphics Symposium and during the
Festival (May 29-June 15) workshops, system demonstrations, exhibitions,
performances, panels and open discussions related to how information technology
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 previous
events, see the website:

For any queries, please use the contact address:

(theron at

We apologize for any cross postings.

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