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9th International Symposium on SMART GRAPHICS

http://www.smartgraphics.org/

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
   Leon. 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 Leon
(http://www.festivalcyl.com/), 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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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)


ORGANIZERS:

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 Theron   (University of Salamanca, Spain)



COMMITEE (partly to be confirmed):

* Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
* William Bares (Millsaps College)
* Marc Cavazza (Teeside University)
* Sarah Diamond (Ontario College of Art and Design)
* Steven Feiner (Columbia University)
* David S. Ebert (Purdue University)
* Knut Hartmann (University of Magdeburg)
* Hiroshi Hosobe (Tokyo National Institute of Informatics)
* Christian Jacquemin (LIMSI?CNRS)
* Tsvi Kuflik (University of Haifa)
* Rainer Malaka (European Media Lab)
* Jun Mitani (University of Tsukuba)
* Shigeru Owada (Sony CSL)
* W. Bradford Paley (Digital Image Design)
* Bernhard Preim (University of Magdeburg)
* Thomas Rist (University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg)
* Shigeo Takahashi (University of Tokyo)
* Mateu Sbert (University of Girona)
* Takafumi Saito (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
* 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:

http://www.smartgraphics.org


For any queries, please use the contact address:

(theron at usal.es)


-- 
Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet
Institut fuer Informatik
LFE Medieninformatik
Amalienstrasse 17
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Tel.: +49-89-2180-4665
Sekr.: +49-89-2180-4650
Fax: +49-89-2180-4652
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