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GI 2017 Call for Papers
Reminder of the final paper deadline:  Dec. 30th for previously submitted papers (to a past GI or other venue) that has been revised for submission (see below for more details).

Graphics Interface (GI) 2017, the 43rd annual conference in co-operation with ACM SIGCHI AND SIGGRAPH, will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from May 16th to May 19th, 2017. GI is the longest running conference in the field, consistently attracting high-quality submissions on recent advances in computer graphics, human-computer interaction (HCI), and visualization. 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 IEEE TVCG and the Computers & Graphics Journal.

More information on:
Submit your paper here:​

Submitting a Cover Letter and Previous Reviews
Authors of GI submission have the option this year to submit previous reviews and an accompanying cover letter (submitted as a single PDF). The previous reviews can be from a previous GI or other conference submission. The cover letter should describe the results of the previous review process and the subsequent revisions that have been made for the current GI submission.

Including this additional material is optional before the initial December 23rd deadline, but required for the extended December 30th deadline. This has been done to allow authors to revise previous submissions (e.g., CHI, Eurographics ) while ensuring the best possible submission to GI and, hopefully, a higher likelihood of success.

When submitting a cover letter with previous submissions authors may decide whether the material should be shared with external reviewers or not. Submitted letters and reviews will be available to GI committee members.

Preview of the Conference
GI 2017 will be held in conjunction with Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). A single registration provides access to all keynotes, invited and paper talks, as well as a common poster and demo session of the three conferences.

GI 2017 will have joint sessions for the graphics and HCI tracks. We seek submissions covering all aspects of graphics, HCI, as well as visualization. Authors must request that their submissions be handled by either the graphics or HCI sub-committee. In exceptional cases where significant overlap exists, a submission may be reviewed by members of both sub-committees. All paper submissions are fully peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and external reviewers. Papers normally have a maximum length of eight pages.

-Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
-Karol Myszkowski, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik
-Sylvain Paris, Adobe Systems

Invited Speaker Series Talks
-Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
-Alec Jacobson, University of Toronto
-Ed Lank, University of Waterloo
-Derek Nowrouzezahrai, McGill University
-Tony Tang, University of Calgary
-Nils Thuerey, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

These talks are in addition to those given by winners of the 2017 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2016 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. dissertation awards.

The conference will be preceded on the 16th by a number of workshops, which will be advertised separately. These include:
-The Second Canadian HCI Curriculum Workshop organized by:
-Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto, Mississauga)
-Olivier St-Cyr (University of Toronto).

-Paper Deadline: Friday, Dec 23rd, 2016, 11:59 pm PST
-Resubmissions (from other conferences) are welcome until Friday, December 30th, 2016, 11:59pm PST (resubmissions must be accompanied by previous reviews and a cover letter)
-Author notification: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Submission Information
Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template. Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 23rd, 2016 (December 30th, 2016 for resubmissions, must include reviews and cover letter).
The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning on December 1.

Program Co-Chairs
Scott Bateman (HCI), University of New Brunswick
Elmar Eisemann (Graphics), Technical University of Delft

Program Committees

*HCI Program Committee*
Lora Oehlberg, University of Calgary
David Flatla, University of Dundee, UK
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Simon Fraser University
Robert Teather, Carleton University
Michelle Annett, University of Toronto and Autodesk Research Cosmin Munteanu, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Carrie Demmans Epp, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kathrin Gerling, University of Lincoln, UK
Xing-Dong Yang, Dartmouth College, USA
Derek Reilly, Dalhousie University
Nick Graham, Queen’s University
Jim Wallace, University of Waterloo
James Young, University of Manitoba
Ben Lafreniere, Autodesk Research
Wesley Willett, University of Calgary

*Graphics Program Committee*
Jean-Charles Bazin, Disney Research, Switzerland
Bedrich Benes, Purdue University
Alec Jacobson, University of Toronto
Adrian Jarabo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Karol Myszkowski, Max-Planck-Insitute fuer Informatik
Derek Nowrouzezahrai, McGill University
Sylvain Paris, Adobe Systems, USA
Pierre Poulin, University of Montreal
Tobias Ritschel, University College London, United Kingdom
Daniel Sykora, Prague University
Andrea Tagliasacchi, University of Victoria
Nils Thuerey, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Jean-Marc Thiery, Telecom ParisTech
Chris Wyman, NVIDIA Research, USA

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