CFP with extended deadline of Mar. 17, 2009: The 2009 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009

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                 C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S

        The 2009 International Conference on Computer
                  Graphics and Virtual Reality

      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

Due to numerous requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended to March 17, 2009. You are invited to submit a paper; see below for submission instructions. All accepted papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings (in printed books).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  O Software tools for computer graphics   O Compression technologies
  O Computational geometry
  O Computer animation
  O Shadows, translucency and visibility   O Fractal geometry and applications
  O Rendering methods
  O Illumination and reflection techniques   O Sound rendering technologies
  O Surface modeling
  O Multi-resolution modeling
  O Web 3D and applications
  O Color and texture
  O Modeling techniques
  O Visualization
  O Machine architectures/engines for graphics and VR   O Modeling of natural scenes and phenomena   O Computer art and entertainment (including games)   O e-Learning applications and computer graphics   O Interactive digital media
  O 3D reconstruction
  O Curves and meshes
  O Information visualization
  O Visual computing and graphics
  O Shape representation
  O Image data structures for computer graphics   O Graphics algorithms and applications   O Case studies and emerging technologies

  O Virtual and augmented reality
  O Virtual environments
  O Virtual humans and artificial life
  O Real-time collision detection algorithms   O Immersive virtual reality
  O Virtual reality, visualization, and education   O Haptic devices and techniques
  O Interactive techniques
  O Learning and assessment based on virtual reality approaches   O Virtual laboratories
  O Virtual reality tools/languages (X3D, VRML, Java3D, OpenGL, ...)   O Real-time rendering for VR
  O Emerging display technologies
  O Virtual reality techniques for behavioral and cognitive assessment
  O Simulation and virtual reality
  O Software tools for virtual reality
  O Human-computer interfaces
  O Multimodal display systems
  O Integration of virtual reality and multimedia   O Virtual reality and emerging applications

Web links:

SPONSORS (confirmed as of Feb. 20, 2009):

   Academic Sponsors include:
   United States Military Academy, Network Science Center, USA;    Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and    MIT, USA; Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne    National Laboratory, USA; Functional Genomics Laboratory, University

   of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing    Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Intelligent Data    Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin,    Texas, USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics    Laboratory, Harvard University, USA; Texas Advanced Computing Center,

   The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Center for the    Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Georgia Institute of    Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bioinformatics & Computational    Biology Program, George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Institute    of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, Vienna University of    Technology, Austria; BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging    Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University,    Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Knowledge Management & Intelligent System    Center (KMIS) of University of Siegen, Germany; National Institute    for Health Research; Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, College of    Medicine, University of Iowa, USA; Institute for Informatics Problems

   of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Medical Image HPC
   & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; SECLAB of    U. of Naples Federico II, U. of Naples Parthenope, and Second U. of    Naples, Italy; U. of North Dakota, USA; Intelligent Cyberspace    Engineering Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M University (Com./Texas), USA;    International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World    Academy of Biomedical Sciences & Technologies; and European Commission.

   Other Sponsors include:
   High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano);    HoIP - Health without Boundaries; The International Council on    Medical and Care Compunetics; The UK Department for Business,    Enterprise & Regulatory Reform; VMW Solutions Ltd.; Scientific    Technologies Corporation; and others.

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

   H. R. Arabnia, PhD
   Professor, Computer Science
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)    Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC    Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine    The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Boyd Building
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

   Tel: (706) 542-3480
   Fax: (706) 542-2966

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:    Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by    uploading them to .    Submissions must be received by Mar. 17, 2009 and they must be in    either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space,    font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are    acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to    follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their papers for    publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited    to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously    published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The    first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,    name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author.

   The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author    and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the    content of the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (CGVR)    must be mentioned on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,    impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts    in the field who are independent of the conference program committee.

   The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of    the program committee who will recommend a decision to the cochairs.

   The co-chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-

   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

IMPORTANT DATES:    March 17, 2009: Extended deadline for Submission of papers

                      (about 5 to 7 pages)
   April 17, 2009:    Notification of acceptance
   May 4, 2009:       Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 13-16, 2009:  The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science,
                      Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                      (WORLDCOMP'09 - 22 joint conferences)

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:    The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy    of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;    imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;    embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;    bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)    The Program Committee for CGVR is currently being formed. Those    interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof. Arabnia

( the following information: Name, affiliation
   and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short    biography together with research interests and the name of the    conference (CGVR) offering to help with.    Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks    are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and    practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research    laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of    departments, deans and provosts.

PURPOSE / HISTORY:    CGVR'09 is an annual research conference about computer graphics and

   virtual reality. It is being held jointly (same location and dates)

   with a number of other conferences (WORLDCOMP'09). WORLDCOMP is the

   largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science,    computer engineering and applied computing.

   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research topics

   into a coordinated meeting held in a common place at a common time.    The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number

   of research areas that interact. The model used facilitates    communication among researchers from all over the world in different

   fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied    computing. Both inward research (core areas of computer science and

   engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary,

   and applications) will be covered during the event.

   CGVR'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research presentations,

   keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,

   and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial    speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,    Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H. Holland

(U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
   Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry Vercoe

(MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
   Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X    Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and    many other distinguished speakers.

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:    The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,    Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is    a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000    rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle    service to and from the airport. This hotel has many recreational    attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy    River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,    a number of restaurants, ... The negotiated room rate for    conference attendees is very reasonable. The hotel is within    walking distance from most other attractions (recreational    destinations, Golf courses, ...) Received on Sun Mar 08 2009 - 05:34:39 CET

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