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SBIM 2011 Call for Papers*

Advances in pen-based computer hardware have enabled digital sketch-based
interfaces to emerge as a powerful way to combine the quick and intuitive
feel of paper with the power of computation. However, fully realizing the
potential of these sketch-based systems requires effective input devices,
user interface design and underlying algorithms to analyze the input. The
goal of this symposium is to explore models, algorithms and technologies
needed to enable effective sketch-based interfaces. It investigates novel
methods for classification and recognition of hand-drawn shapes, and ways of
using these techniques for creating or editing digital models, text,
mathematics, and 3D shapes. Likewise, the symposium explores the application
of sketch-based interfaces to 3D computer graphics, animation, CAD, and
computer games, as well as other specific applications such as diagram
editing, note taking and novel input devices. Finally, the symposium
welcomes 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, students and
practitioners interested in sketch-based techniques to interact with one
another, share lessons learned, show new results and discuss open issues.
This year, the symposium will be held in Vancouver, Canada and will be
co-located with the 9th Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and
Rendering (NPAR 2011) and the 8th Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in
Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (CAe 2011). The symposium will include
paper presentations (dual track), coffee breaks, demonstrations, a social
event, and a keynote talk by (to be determined). All are welcome to attend
SBIM; submission of a paper is not required for attendance. The proceedings
will be published in the EG Symposia series and made available online
through the Eurographics and ACM Digital Libraries.

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 and editing 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
Multi-touch interfaces and applications

*Paper Submission*

Technical papers should present original, unpublished work. The manuscripts
must be written in English, must be formatted according to the EG
publication guidelines (see the templates for LaTeX and Word), and should be
no longer than 8 pages. The submission is double-blind, so please format
your paper accordingly. For word processors other than LaTeX, a rebuild of
the provided template (
is necessary.

The LaTeX package is available here

Please also note that only PDF files (try to keep the file size below 10 MB)
will be accepted for your submission. If you use the LaTeX template you can
use dvips and ps2pdf or simply pdflatex, if you use other word processors
you can install a PDF printer (for more support on how to produce PDF files
see In particular, make
sure that all fonts are embedded in your PDF file. Additional material such
as additional images or videos may be submitted as PDF or as a zipped
archive (ZIP files) with a maximum size of 30 MB. For videos please ensure
that a commonly available format and codec is used. For example, make sure
that the video plays with VLC which is available on most platforms.

Paper submissions should be made via the SBIM conference management system
at When starting a new
submission, please select the “Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling” track.
Accepted technical papers will be presented at the symposium and appear in
the proceedings. The proceedings will be published in the Eurographics
Workshop and Symposia Series, and will be listed in the Eurographics and ACM
Digital Libraries.


Please submit demos by email to Beryl Plimmer at (beryl at
The subject of the email should say: SBIM2011 demo submission. The email
should contain either a weblink or ftp information from which to download
both the demo and any instructions for running the demo.

*Important Dates*

Paper submission deadline: Monday 2 May 2011
Paper acceptance notification: Monday 06 June 2011
Final papers and auxiliary material due: Monday 13 June 2011
Conference: Friday 05 – Sunday 07 August 2011

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