Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2010 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR'10), USA, July 2010

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 04:36:11 -0800 (PST)
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It would be greatly appreciated if this announcement could be shared with individuals whose research interests include computer graphics and virtual reality. Thanks.
                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS
              Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

      The 2010 International Conference on Computer Graphics
                      and Virtual Reality

       Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the CGVR conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that appear below.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Computer animation
O Software tools for computer graphics
O Rendering methods
O Compression methods
O Computational geometry
O Fractal geometry and applications
O Sound rendering technologies
O Color and texture
O Modeling techniques
O Visualization
O Surface modeling
O Web 3D and applications
O Machine architectures/engines for graphics and VR O Modeling of natural scenes and phenomena O Computer art and entertainment (including games) O Shadows, translucency and visibility
O e-Learning applications and computer graphics O Illumination and reflection techniques O Interactive digital media
O 3D reconstruction
O Curves and meshes
O Visual computing and graphics
O Image data structures for computer graphics O Graphics algorithms and applications
O Case studies and emerging technologies

O Virtual environments
O Virtual and augmented reality
O Virtual humans and artificial life
O Real-time collision detection algorithms O Immersive virtual reality
O Virtual reality, visualization, and education 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 Haptic devices and techniques
O Virtual reality and emerging applications

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of CGVR, go to The main web site of CGVR'10 is accessible at

ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:    Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number    of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape    our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of    CGVR & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers    affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard    University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois    at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of    Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason    University, Vienna University of Technology, University of    Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa,    SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M    University, National Institute for Health Research,    International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,    Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European    Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley    Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California,    Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/CGVR,    corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems,    Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on    Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP, GridToday.

Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:

(CGVR'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated
   event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the    steering committee.)

   Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
   Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010,    Professor, Computer Science,
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),    Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),    Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,    The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA    email:

   Dr. Selim Aissi
   Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,    Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

   Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,    IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
   Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences    University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

   Prof. Hyunseung Choo
   ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,    Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,    Director, Korea Information Processing Society,    Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,    Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-

   Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for Sim.;

   Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

   Prof. Andy Marsh
   Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),    Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science & Tech.),

   Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),    Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),    Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

   Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,    IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,    Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,    Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

PURPOSE / HISTORY:    CGVR'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)    with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).    WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer

   science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate    to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries participating

   at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of    the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has    been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual    conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the    10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); CGVR has been held
   annually since 1997 (CGVR'10 is the 14th annual conference;    originally it was offered as CISST). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP    Congress have similar records.

   The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble    a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated    research 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 to form    CGVR facilitates communication among researchers from all    over the world in different fields of computer science,    computer engineering, applied computing, and computational    biology. Both inward research (core areas) and outward research
(multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications) will
   be covered during the conference. CGVR makes concerted effort    to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
   agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world.

   CGVR'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote    lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,    and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel    speakers have included (as part of the federated event):    Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of    California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of    Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of    Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as    Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena    Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry    Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
   Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,    Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of    Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern    California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and    Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),    Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private    space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get    a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates    photos available at:
   2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:    Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by    uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
   Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must    be in either MS doc (but not docx) 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 final papers.)

   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 (ie. CGVR)    must be stated on the first page.

   Full 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 one member of the program committee who    will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that    the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the    final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed    by one member of the program committee.

   All accepted papers will be published in the respective    conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as    online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /    The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer    Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings    will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

   In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected    authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their    papers for publication in a number of research books being    proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,    Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the    conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will    be forming journal special issues to be published after the    conference.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:    Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from    different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The    session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their    sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...    The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors    in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize sessions should include the following    information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her    biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the    topic of the session, the name of the conference the session    is submitted for consideration (ie, CGVR), and a short    description on how the session will be advertised (in most    cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and    researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).    email your session proposal to H. R. Arabnia ( ).    We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16, 2010.

IMPORTANT DATES:    Jan. 16, 2010: Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops    March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)    March 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance    April 22, 2010: Final papers + Copyright + Registration    July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on Computer

                     Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR'10)


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 eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;    communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The    Program Committee for CGVR'10 conference is currently    being formed. 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 labs., fellows of    various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program    directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.    You can view the list of program committee of the last two    offerings of CGVR at:    Program Committee members are expected to have established    a strong and documented research track record. Those    interested in joining the Program Committee should email    H. R. Arabnia ( the following information for    consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,    complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography    that includes research expertise and the name of the conference    offering to help with (ie, CGVR).

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:    CGVR'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, 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, nightly shows, many    restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
( ) which is the
   largest private development in the United States' history
(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
   recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated    room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable. Received on Sat Jan 16 2010 - 13:36:11 CET

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