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** EG SBIM 2006 : CALL FOR PAPERS **
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3rd Eurographics Workshop on
Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM '06)

http://www.eg.org/sbm

Vienna, Austria
Sunday Sep. 3rd - Monday Sep. 4th 2006


*************  WORKSHOP  *************

Aims and Scope
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The mouse and keyboard have defined user interfaces for the nearly
forty years since the mouse's invention, yet interfaces based on this
hardware often leave much to be desired. For example, while computers
are indispensable tools for engineering and architectural design, they
have yet to become the preferred tool in the very early stages of
design, where pencil and paper still reign. This is because current
user interfaces are too cumbersome when rapid exploration of the
design space is necessary.

Sketch-based interfaces are emerging as an approach to address this
sort of problem. Such interfaces are expected to provide flexible,
informal interaction between computers and users in a way that that
does not hinder creativity. These interfaces are becoming increasingly
practical because of the many recent advances in pen input devices,
especially tablet computers.

The workshop will explore the techniques needed to enable sketch-based
interfaces, such as techniques for classification and recognition of
hand-drawn shapes and text. Likewise, the workshop will explore the
application of sketch-based interfaces to domains such as 2D/3D
graphics, CAD, diagram editing, note taking, etc. Finally, the
workshop will welcome empirical usability studies aimed at clarifying
the nature of sketch-based interfaces and comparing pen input to other
interaction techniques.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers working on
sketch-based interfaces to interact with one another, share lessons
learned, show new results, and discuss open issues. The workshop,
which will take place in Vienna, Austria, will be held just prior to
the Eurographics '06 Conference. As such, it will provide an
opportunity for researchers to participate in both events.

The two-day workshop will include paper presentations (single track),
coffee breaks, a conference dinner and invited talks. Participation is
open to everyone; submitting a paper is not mandatory. The proceedings
will be published in the EG Workshop series and made available online
through the Eurographics Digital Library. (Baoquan Chen's report on
last year's event can be found at:
http://www.eg.org/sbm/2005/EventReport.pdf)

Authors are invited to submit technical papers on topics including,
but not limited to, the following:

- Low level ink processing / Pen stroke segmentation
- Sketch parsing
- Classification and recognition of handwritten sketches
- Multimodal interfaces for sketching
- Novel sketch input devices
- Rendering techniques for sketch-based interfaces (NPR)
- Mobile appliances for design input
- Usability studies of sketch-based systems
- Sketch-based interfaces for 2D/3D computer graphics
  (modeling, animation, etc.)
- Sketch-based interfaces for CAD systems
- Sketch-based interfaces for other applications
  (diagram editing, math, etc.)
- Sketches for Medical and Volume data editing
- Sketching surfaces/diagrams/mathematical annotations/ etc.
- Sketch-based retrieval of Multimedia Information
- Creativity and design

Submission Procedure
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Authors are requested to submit papers, no longer than 8 pages, with
the main body set in Eurographics Conference Paper Format. All
submissions are electronic. You can download a set of LaTeX style
files from the EG Conference site.

Each paper should contain title, authors' names and affiliations,
abstract, keywords, text, illustrations and references. Detailed
guidelines are available through the Workshop Site under instructions
for authors. Submissions will be done electronically via the EG
Conference Manager. We will accept papers in PDF format only. Please
contact the conference organizers should you experience any problems
with electronic submission. Post-workshop proceedings will be
available on-line through the Eurographics Digital Library and in
paper book form in the Eurographics Book Series. Selection will be
based upon technical and scientific content and relevance to the
workshop.

Revised and expanded versions of selected workshop papers will be
featured on a Special Issue of the Computers and Graphics Journal
(Elsevier) in 2007


Invited Speakers
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Eric Saund (PARC) and Marc Alexa (TU Berlin)


IMPORTANT DATES OF SBIM2006:
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1) Deadline for paper submissions: May 26, 2006
2) Notification of Acceptance: July 7, 2006
3) Camera-Ready Copy Due: July 21, 2006
4) Conference date: Sunday Sep. 3rd - Monday Sep. 4th 2006

C&G Special Issue
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1) Selection of Best papers Announced: October, 2006
2) Revised Versions Due: December, 15 2006
3) Notification of Final Selection: January, 31 2007
4) Final Version Due: 21 February 2007


*************  COMMITTEE  *************

Workshop Chair
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Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge
Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Program Co-Chairs
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Thomas Stahovich
University of California Riverside, USA
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Mario Costa Sousa
University of Calgary, Canada
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International Program Committee (Tentative)
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Marc Alexa, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Christine Alvarado, Harvey Mudd College, USA
Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Japan
Marie-Paule Cani, INP Grenoble, France
Baoquan Chen, University of Minnesota, USA
Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Pedro Pablo Company, U Jaume I, Spain
Manuel Contero, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Randy Davis, MIT, USA
Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Bianca Falcidieno, CNR IMATI-Genova, Italy
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA, France
Nunes Ferreira, FEUP, Portugal
Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jason Hong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Takeo Igarashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kunio Kondo, Saitama University, Japan
Jim Landay, University of Washington, USA
Pierre Leclercq, University of Liege, Belgium
Hod Lipson, Cornell University, USA
Josep Llados, U. A. Catalunya, Spain
Ralph Martin, Cardiff University, UK
Gopi M., University of California, Irvine, USA
Jun Mitani, Tsukuba University, Japan
Shigeru Owada, Sony CSL, Japan
Faramarz Samavati, University of Calgary, Canada
Eric Saund, PARC, USA
Michael Shilman, Microsoft Research, USA
Karan Singh, University of Toronto, Canada
Andre Stork, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Mark Swain, Walt Disney Feature Animation, USA
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada
Michiel van de Panne, University of British Columbia, Canada
Peter Varley, University of Tokyo, Japan
Brian Wyvill, University of Calgary, Canada
Bob Zeleznik, Brown University, USA

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