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Fanny Chevalier <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:08:09 -0500
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Dear HCI Graphics Colleagues and friends,

Graphics Interface (GI) 2020, the 46th annual conference, will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada from May 21 - 22, 2020. Graphics Interface is the only conference for Computer Graphics and Human Computer Interaction. <>

The GI 2020 program covers technical and fundamental contributions in both Graphics and HCI. We seek submissions covering all aspects of Graphics, HCI, and Visualization. All paper submissions are rigorously peer reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee.

All accepted GI papers will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library and will be open access in the Graphics Interface archive. The Michael A. J. Sweeney Award will be awarded at the conference to the best student papers in graphics and HCI. Authors of top papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions to the journals IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and Computers & Graphics.

New this year

Unlike past years, GI will not be co-conferencing with AI/CRV, and as a result we are executing a number of exciting changes:
 - Registration will be significantly more affordable, student registration will be minimal.
 - The conference will be two days long and
 - will be single track (interweaving HCI and graphics talks),
 - Papers submission will undergo OpenReview (details below) and
 - Authors will find out review results less than a month after submission.
 - Papers can still be submitted to one of two remaining deadlines (details below) strategically placed near other graphics and HCI deadlines/notifications
 - submissions can use any format of the ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM TOG, SIGCHI, Eurographics/CGF.


Paper Deadline #1: Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:59 pm EST (already passed)
Author Notification for Deadline #1: Friday, January 10, 2020 (already passed)
Paper Deadline #2: Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:59  pm EST
Author Notification for Deadline #2: Friday, February 14, 2020
Paper Deadline #3: tentatively, Friday, April 3, 2020

Multiple Paper Deadlines

Submitting to any of the three papers deadlines is exactly equivalent. The review process will be the same for each. The only differences are the deadline and notification dates. All accepted papers across the three deadlines will present at the GI 2020 conference in May 2020. The incentive to submit to an earlier deadline is earlier author notification. Papers rejected from an earlier deadline are welcome to submit significantly revised versions of their paper to later deadlines.

Paper Submission Information

Graphics Interface 2020 is excited to be the first Graphics/HCI conference to use OpenReview. This system – common in Machine Learning and Computer Vision – allows for increased transparency and accountability during peer review. 

GI 2020 submissions will continue to be double-blind: authors will not know reviewers’ identities, and reviewers will not know authors’ identities. Immediately upon submission, each paper will become available publicly and anonymously and time-stamped accordingly. This eliminates the need to post submissions simultaneously on ArXiv, and consequently authors are prohibited from deanonymizing their papers by posting them on ArXiv or elsewhere. After the review period, all reviewers’ scores and comments will be simultaneously revealed publicly and anonymously below each submission. (We will not allow anonymous public comments from non-reviewers). Immediately upon decision of acceptance/rejection or withdrawal, the author identities of each accepted submission will be revealed. Authors of rejected papers may decide to withdraw their submission if they do not wish to keep a deanonymized and timestamped public record of their submission.

Submitting to GI is format agnostic! Submissions can use any recent ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI or Eurographics/Computer Graphics Forum formatting. Accepted papers will be required to reformat to a consistent GI 2020 template before uploading a final revision. 

Papers can be of any page length, though should be commensurate to the size of the contribution. All papers will have the same presentation time at the conference and there will be no distinction made between papers based on length in the program, proceedings or digital library. Exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalized.

Make your submission at: <>

Thank you,
Alec Jacobson and Fanny Chevalier 
Graphics Interface 2020 Paper Chairs
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