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School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. October 21st, 2010

Important Dates:
10th September 2010: Deadline for extended abstract submission
17th September 2010: Notification of acceptance

Facial animation is a broad and exciting area of research drawing on  
multiple disciplines: computer graphics and animation provide the  
means to render and display a face, computer vision can be used to  
measure, interpret and decode facial actions, while psychology can  
help provide the emotive human element of animation. However,  
creating convincing facial animation is an exceptionally difficult  
task – each one of us is an expert judge in deciding whether an  
animation is realistic or not. In today’s world, facial animation has  
more applications than ever before: from video game characters to  
movie actor doubles, from machine facial displays to psychological  
research stimuli.

Following on from the success of FAA 2009 (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/ 
faa2009/), we are pleased to announce a call for submissions for FAA  
2010, in cooperation with ACM and sponsored by SSPNET. The aim of  
this meeting is to bring together researchers and practitioners from  
both academia and industry – particularly in VFX and games -  
interested in all aspects of facial animation and related analysis.  
Submissions are invited in the following broad topic areas:

•	Acquisition of Facial Shape, Motion and Texture
•	Performance Driven Animation and Expression Mapping
•	Facial animation using Example Based Synthesis and Motion Graph  
based techniques
•	Facial Animation Production Pipelines
•	Visual Speech Synthesis
•	Animation of Non-Linguistic Behaviors and Vocalisations
•	Perception of Facial Animation and the "Uncanny Valley"
•	Facial Rendering (Photorealistic and Non-Photorealistic)

Research should be submitted as a 1 page extended abstract using the  
SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines (see http://www.siggraph.org/ 
publications/instructions). LaTeX and BibTeX class files following  
the “acmsiggraph” convention may be downloaded from (http:// 
www.siggraph.org/publications/acmsiggraph.zip). An example submission  
may be found at (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/poster-abstract- 

Submissions do not need to be anonymous. Contributions should be sent  
to Darren Cosker ([log in to unmask]) by 10th September, 2010.  
Authors of accepted submissions will be given the option to have  
their work appear in the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/ 
dl.cfm). The program on the day will consist of both oral and poster  
presentations, including invited keynote talks from leading  
international experts.

Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of  
Edinburgh), Michael Berger (Uni. of Edinburgh) and Will Smith (Uni.  
of York).

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