GRAPP 2007 - International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2007)

Venue: Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 11, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jan 11, 2007
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Description

GRAPP is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


SCOPE

The Second International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. We have chosen Interactive Environments for Computer Graphics as the main topic. Indeed, games and virtual environments currently dominate both research and practice in our field. The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modeling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments.
We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality.
The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed.

1. Geometry and Modeling
2. Rendering
3. Animation and Simulation
4. Interactive Environments

AREA 1: GEOMETRY AND MODELING

- Geometric Computing
- Modeling and Algorithms
- Fundamental Methods and Algorithms
- Scene and Object Modeling
- Solid and Heterogeneous Modeling
- Surface Modeling
- Modeling of Natural Scenes and Phenomena
- Physics-Based Modeling
- Multi-Resolution Modeling
- Image-Based Modeling
- Texture Models, Analysis, and Synthesis
- Reflection and Illumination Models
- Model Validation
- CAGD
- CAD/CAM Systems
- Graphics Architectures
- Sketch-Based Modelling

AREA 2: RENDERING

- Systems and Software Architectures for Rendering
- Rendering Algorithms
- Real-Time Rendering
- Parallel Rendering
- Image-Based Rendering
- Volume Rendering
- Point-Based Rendering
- Lighting and Appearance
- Shadows, Translucency and Visibility
- Non-Photorealistic Rendering, Painting-like rendering, Drawing
- Rendering Hardware

AREA 3: ANIMATION AND SIMULATION

- Animation Systems
- Animation Algorithms and Techniques
- Animation Languages
- Animation from Motion Capture
- Character Animation
- Behavioural Animation
- Human Figure Animation
- Facial Animation
- Animation of Particle Systems
- Plausible Motion Simulation
- Animation and Simulation of Natural Environments
- Special Effects
- Real-time Visual Simulation

AREA 4: INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS

- Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments
- Distributed Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
- Collaborative Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments
- Virtual Tours
- Virtual Humans and Artificial Life
- Real-time Graphics
- Graphics in Computer Games
- Collision Detection
- Graphical Interfaces
- Mobile Interfaces
- Advanced User Interfaces
- Hardware Technologies for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments


IMPORTANT DATES

Full paper submission: November 6, 2006
Acceptance notification: December 19, 2006
Final paper submission and registration: January 11, 2007


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

GRAPP 2007 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


VENUE

The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.


PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the submission procedure indicated below.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers.
The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
The program committee will review all papers and the contact author (the author who submited the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Submission procedure:
A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file. The file to be uploaded must be a zip containing two files: author(s) information in one and the paper, without any author(s) information, in another. LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC format are accepted.
The web submission facility automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author. Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received.

If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. Authors must also indicate the conference area (including the topics), to which the paper is submitted.


PROCEEDINGS AND BOOK PUBLICATION

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


SECRETARIAT CONTACTS

GRAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: secretariat@grapp.org
Web: http://www.grapp.org

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