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Christine Alvarado <[log in to unmask]>
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                                     CALL FOR PAPERS
                                           SBIM 2008
  Fifth Eurographics workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling
                                  June 11-13, Annecy, France

      co-located with  NPAR 2008  and the  Annecy Animation Film Festival

Important Dates
      March 15, 2008     Paper Deadline
      April 20, 2008     Notification of Decisions
      May 2, 2008         Final Papers Due
      June 11-13, 2008     Conference Dates

Call for Papers

    Although computers are indispensable tools, pencil and paper still 
reign in the early stages of design in domains such as engineering, 
architectural design and in the entertainment industry, from 3D 
animation to video games. Enabled by advances in pen-based computer 
hardware, digital sketch-based interfaces are emerging as a way to 
combine the quick and intuitive feel of paper with the advantages of 
digital technology. However, fully realizing the potential of these 
sketch-based systems requires effective user interface design and 
underlying algorithms to analyse the input. Interpreting the users' 
sketches as advanced 2D or 3D models is a fascinating research area that 
builds on human perception, shape recognition and geometric modeling 
techniques. In addition to sketching from scratch, many tasks related to 
modeling, editing and control can be made more efficient through systems 
that allow the user to annotate existing data, from text and diagrams to 
images, videos or 3D shapes.

    The workshop will explore models, algorithms and technologies needed 
to enable effective sketch-based interfaces. It will investigate novel 
methods for classification and recognition of hand-drawn shapes, and the 
ways of using these techniques for creating or editing digital models, 
from text and 2D diagrams to 3D shapes. Likewise, the workshop will 
explore the application of sketch-based interfaces to domains as diverse 
as 3D computer graphics and animation, CAD, diagram editing, note 
taking, etc. Finally, the workshop will welcome empirical user studies 
aimed at clarifying the nature of sketch-based interfaces and comparing 
them to other interaction techniques.

    Created in 2004, SBIM provides a unique venue for researchers and 
students interested in sketch-based techniques to interact with one 
another, share lessons learned, show new results and discuss open issues.

    This year, the workshop will be held in Annecy, France, a friendly 
little town surrounded by the beautiful French Alps. It will take place 
during the famous Annecy Animation Film Festival and be held back to 
back with NPAR'2008 (the premier conference for techniques in expressive 
rendering and animation), encouraging participation in both events. The 
two-days workshop will include paper presentations (single track), 
coffee breaks, a social event and invited talks. All are welcome to 
attend the workshop; submission of a paper is not required for 
attendance. The proceedings will be published in the EG Workshop series 
and made available online through the Eurographics Digital Library.

    Authors are invited to submit original papers on topics in pen-based 
2D and 3D modeling, sketch recognition, and pen-based interface design, 
including, but not limited to:

        * Multimodal interfaces for sketching
        * Novel sketch input devices
        * Novel pen-based interaction techniques
        * Low level ink processing and pen stroke segmentation
        * Sketch parsing, classification and recognition
        * Sketch-based interfaces for CAD systems
        * Sketch-based modeling and editing of 3D shapes
        * Sketch-based control of animations
        * Sketch-based interfaces for other applications (surface 
editing, diagram creation, mathematical annotations, games, etc.)
        * Rendering techniques for sketch-based systems (NPR)
        * Sketches for Medical and Volume data editing
        * Sketch-based retrieval of multimedia information
        * Usability studies of sketch-based systems
        * Studies of the impact of sketching on creativity and design

    The workshop is small and provides plenty of time for interaction, 
so authors of workshop papers are strongly encouraged to provide demos.

Submission Information

    Authors are requested to submit original research papers, no longer than
    8 pages, with the main body set in Eurographics Conference Paper
    Format. All submissions are electronic. You can get more information and
    download a set of LaTeX style files (starting early 2008) from the 
workshop web site:
    Please contact the program chairs ([log in to unmask] or 
[log in to unmask]) with any submission questions.
Conference Organization


        General chair: Karan Singh
        Paper co-chairs: Christine Alvarado & Marie-Paule Cani
        EG SBIM working group chair: Joaquim Jorge

    Program Committee:

        Marc Alexa, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
        Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Japan
        Loic Barthes, University of Toulouse, France
        Alexandra Bartolo, University of Malta
        Ronen Barzel, ACM siggraph, USA
        Bill Baxter, OLM Digital, Japan
        Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University, Israel
        Mario Costa Sousa, University of Calgary, Canada
        Randall Davis, MIT, USA
        Oliver Deussen, Konstanz University, Germany
        Julie Dorsey, Yale University, USA
        Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
        Adam Finkelstein, Princeton University, USA
        Andrew Forsberg, Brown University, USA
        Ken Forbus, Northwestern University, USA
        Xavier Granier, University of Bordeaux, France
        Cindy Grimm, Washington University in St Louis, USA
        Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
        Tracy Hammond, Texas A&M University, USA
        Takeo Igarashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
        Joaquim Jorge, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
        Prem Kalra, IIT-Delhi, India
        Burak Kara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
        James Landay, University of Washington, USA
        Edward Lank, Univeristy of Waterloo, Canada
        Joseph LaViola Jr., University of Central Florida, USA
        Jean-Claude Leon, INP Grenoble, France
        M. Gopi, University of California, Irvine, USA
        Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
        Shengfeng Qin, Brunel University, UK
        Karthik Ramani, Purdue University, USA
        Eric Saund, PARC, USA
        Metin Sezgin, University of Cambridge, UK
        Michael Shilman, Microsoft Research, USA
        Tom Stahovich, University of California, Riverside, USA
        Michiel van de Panne, University of British Columbia, Canada
        Xin Wang, Microsoft Research, USA
        Liu Wenyin, City University of Hong Kong
        Brian Wyvill, University of Victoria, Canada
        Bob Zeleznik, Brown University, USA
        Sun Zhengxing, Nanjing University, China

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