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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:29:54 +0100
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NPAR 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS    ***  Deadline 25 April 2011 ****

** NEW:  Authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions to
Journal Elsevier "Computers and Graphics" special section for fast-track review.

** NEW:  Best posters will also be exhibited alongside those at SIGGRAPH 2011.

9th ACM symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR 2011)
                               August 5-7, Vancouver, Canada

We invite you to submit your work to NPAR 2011, the 9th international
symposium dedicated to non-photorealistic animation and rendering,
sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH and in cooperation with Eurographics.

Following a successful merge with the symposium on Sketch-Based
Interfaces and Modelling (SBIM) last year, NPAR will again co-locate
with SBIM and for the first time will also be joined by Computational
Aesthetics (CAe) to produce a high quality “triple” event combining
NPAR, SBIM and CAe in a single location with a single registration.

More information at --

Important dates:

25 April, 2011 -  Submission deadline (papers and posters)
6 June, 2011 -  Acceptance notification (papers and posters)
13 June, 2011 - Camera ready deadline
5-7 August, 2011 -  Conference

All deadlines are at 17:00 (5pm) Pacific Time.


Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR) refers to
computational techniques for visual communication. Such techniques
usually generate imagery and motion which is expressive, rather than
photorealistic, although they may incorporate realistic elements.

We invite researchers, artists, and practitioners of all areas
connected to non-photorealistic animation and rendering to submit
papers and posters on their work. Submitted papers should be
self-classified into one of the following three categories:

* Research: new algorithms, scientific studies, analysis, or data
(i.e., traditional NPAR papers) These must contain novel results that
make a substantitive contribution to the field.

* Production: candid discussion of the process of creating a work
(e.g., film, image, game) or art tool (e.g., paint or CAD program,
software library).

* Meta: statements about research that do not contain new results,
e.g.: grand challenges, position papers, evaluation standards,
surveys, and primers on art / aesthetics / psychophysics for a
computer science audience.

All work must be previously unpublished and contain a novel
contribution. Production and Meta papers need not contain original
research or results.

Topic areas of the conference include but are not limited to:

+ Expressive character animation and physics
+ Abstraction and stylization of images/video
+ Interaction techniques
+ Accounts of real productions (e.g., animated films)
+ NPAR in real software products (e.g., modeling, visualization,
presentation software)
+ Visual composition
+ Hardware acceleration
+ Evaluation methods for NPAR algorithms
+ Psychophysics of NPAR
+ Rendering and layout for text and presentation graphics
+ Quantitative analysis of human artists
+ Generative or evolutionary approaches
+ Style transfer
+ Temporal and spatial coherence
+ Adapting classic CG effects like motion blur, depth of field, and
lighting for NPAR
+ Simulation of natural media and traditional styles
+ Non-traditional camera models
+ Position papers on grand challenges

Paper submissions should be at most 9 single-sided color pages in
length and follow the ACM SIGGRAPH sponsored conference formatting
instructions, including a title page with an abstract and keywords,
and a bibliography. The bibliography does not count towards the page
limit. The submission is electronic in PDF format; supplemental video
and images may also be submitted. Research papers are reviewed
double-blind and so must be anonymous when submitted. Meta and
Production papers are reviewed single-blind and the author's
reputation and institution are a factor that reviewers may consider.

The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
ACM SIGGRAPH and will be available online via the ACM Digital Library.
Posters will not be archived. Posters may be submitted in PDF format
as either an extended abstract or a a draft of the poster itself. All
paper submissions will automatically be considered for poster
presentation as well.

Note that the NPAR, SBIM and CAe paper submission and review processes
are independent although the conferences are held jointly.


Paper submissions should be made via the NPAR conference management
system, linked via the conference website:


25 April, 2011 -  Submission deadline (papers and posters)
6 June, 2011 -  Acceptance notification (papers and posters)
13 June, 2011 - Camera ready deadline
5-7 August, 2011 -  Conference


Conference Chairs: John Collomosse (University of Surrey) and Paul
Asente (Adobe Systems)
Posters Chairs: Holger Winnemöeller (Adobe Systems) and Jan Eric
Kyprianidis (Hasso-Plattner-Institut)

Queries to:  John Collomosse ([log in to unmask])

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