SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                                     
                                          SBIM 2008
 Fifth Eurographics workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling
                                 June 11-13, Annecy, France
                                    http://www.eg.org/sbm

     co-located with  NPAR 2008  and the  Annecy Animation Film Festival
    

Important Dates
     March 15, 2008     Paper Deadline
     April 20, 2008     Notification of Decisions
     May 2, 2008         Final Papers Due
     June 11-13, 2008     Conference Dates

Call for Papers

   Although computers are indispensable tools, pencil and paper still 
reign in the early stages of design in domains such as engineering, 
architectural design and in the entertainment industry, from 3D 
animation to video games. Enabled by advances in pen-based computer 
hardware, digital sketch-based interfaces are emerging as a way to 
combine the quick and intuitive feel of paper with the advantages of 
digital technology. However, fully realizing the potential of these 
sketch-based systems requires effective user interface design and 
underlying algorithms to analyse the input. Interpreting the users' 
sketches as advanced 2D or 3D models is a fascinating research area that 
builds on human perception, shape recognition and geometric modeling 
techniques. In addition to sketching from scratch, many tasks related to 
modeling, editing and control can be made more efficient through systems 
that allow the user to annotate existing data, from text and diagrams to 
images, videos or 3D shapes.

   The workshop will explore models, algorithms and technologies needed 
to enable effective sketch-based interfaces. It will investigate 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 and 2D diagrams to 3D shapes. Likewise, the workshop will 
explore the application of sketch-based interfaces to domains as diverse 
as 3D computer graphics and animation, CAD, diagram editing, note 
taking, etc. Finally, the workshop will welcome 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 and 
students interested in sketch-based techniques to interact with one 
another, share lessons learned, show new results and discuss open issues.

   This year, the workshop will be held in Annecy, France, a friendly 
little town surrounded by the beautiful French Alps. It will take place 
during the famous Annecy Animation Film Festival and be held back to 
back with NPAR'2008 (the premier conference for techniques in expressive 
rendering and animation), encouraging participation in both events. The 
two-days workshop will include paper presentations (single track), 
coffee breaks, a social event and invited talks. All are welcome to 
attend the workshop; submission of a paper is not required for 
attendance. The proceedings will be published in the EG Workshop series 
and made available online through the Eurographics Digital Library.

   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 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

   The workshop is small and provides plenty of time for interaction, 
so authors of workshop papers are strongly encouraged to provide demos.

Submission Information

   Authors 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. You can get more information and
   download a set of LaTeX style files from the workshop web site: http://www.eg.org/sbm
  
   Please contact the program chairs ([log in to unmask] or 
[log in to unmask]) with any submission questions.

Conference Organization

   Chairs:

       General chair: Karan Singh
       Paper co-chairs: Christine Alvarado & Marie-Paule Cani
       EG SBIM working group chair: Joaquim Jorge

   Program Committee:

       Marc Alexa, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
       Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Japan
       Loic Barthes, University of Toulouse, France
       Alexandra Bartolo, University of Malta
       Ronen Barzel, ACM siggraph, USA
       Bill Baxter, OLM Digital, Japan
       Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University, Israel
       Mario Costa Sousa, University of Calgary, Canada
       Randall Davis, MIT, USA
       Oliver Deussen, Konstanz University, Germany
       Julie Dorsey, Yale University, USA
       Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
       Adam Finkelstein, Princeton University, USA
       Andrew Forsberg, Brown University, USA
       Ken Forbus, Northwestern University, USA
       Xavier Granier, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France
       Cindy Grimm, Washington University in St Louis, USA
       Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
       Tracy Hammond, Texas A&M University, USA
       Takeo Igarashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
       Joaquim Jorge, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
       Prem Kalra, IIT-Delhi, India
       Burak Kara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
       James Landay, University of Washington, USA
       Edward Lank, Univeristy of Waterloo, Canada
       Joseph LaViola Jr., University of Central Florida, USA
       Jean-Claude Leon, INP Grenoble, France
       M. Gopi, University of California, Irvine, USA
       Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
       Shengfeng Qin, Brunel University, UK
       Karthik Ramani, Purdue University, USA
       Eric Saund, PARC, USA
       Metin Sezgin, University of Cambridge, UK
       Michael Shilman, USA
       Tom Stahovich, University of California, Riverside, USA
       Michiel van de Panne, University of British Columbia, Canada
       Xin Wang, Microsoft Research, USA
       Liu Wenyin, City University of Hong Kong
       Brian Wyvill, University of Victoria, Canada
       Bob Zeleznik, Brown University, USA
       Sun Zhengxing, Nanjing University, China

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