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Ellen Yi-Luen Do <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 2 Apr 2010 19:01:43 -0400
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Dear CHI researcher,

Please consider submitting a paper and forward the SBIM 2010 info below to
anyone may be interested! (Apologies for cross-posting!)

See you in Annecy! ;-)
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The 2010 Joint Session of the Symposia on

Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling
Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering

in Annecy, France from June 7-10, 2010, collocated with
Festival International du Film d'Animation à Annecy

in cooperation with Eurographics

SBIM-NPAR 2010 brings together the two great computer graphics conferences
on expressive techniques with the premiere animated film festival. Each
symposium has its own committee and review process, but all content is
presented together so that you can see everything in one place. Annecy is a
resort town in the French Alps featuring an old city built on canals around
a lake with fine dining and museums. During the festival, seven theaters
continuously screen the year's best commercial, indie, and student animation
while live bands and the giant outdoor screen come alive at night on the

Talks will be held at the Annecy-le-Vieux campus of the Polytech Savoie
University <>.

Both the NPAR symposium and SBIM workshop have been sponsored by ACM
SIGGRAPH since 2000 (NPAR)/2004 (SBIM).

SBIM 2010 Call For Participation

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 the
ways of using these techniques for creating or editing digital models, from
text, mathematics, and 2D diagrams to 3D shapes. Likewise, the symposium
explores the application of sketch-based interfaces to 3D computer graphics,
animation, and CAD, as well as other specific applications such as diagram
editing and 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 Annecy, France and will be
co-located with the 8th Symposium on Non Photorealistic Animation and
Rendering (NPAR 2010) and the Annecy film festival. The symposium will
include paper presentations (single 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 SubmissionAuthors 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 and the review process is

LaTeX and MS Word style files will be available shortly.

DemosPlease submit demos by email to Tracy Hammond at (hammond at and Levent Burak Kara at (lkara at The subject of the
email should say: SBIM2010 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 DatesPaper deadline:April 7, 2010Papers acceptance notification:April
28, 2010Papers camera-ready deadline: May 5, 2010Conference:June 7-10, 2010


Conference Organization General Chairs:Joseph LaViola & Jean-Claude LéonPaper
Chairs:Marc Alexa & Ellen Yi-Luen DoDemo Chairs:Tracy Hammond & Levent Burak

EG SBIM working group chair:Joaquim Jorge

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