Call: 2010 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’10)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CGVR’10
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).

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
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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

USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of CGVR, go to
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/cgvr/cgvr2009.html
The main web site of CGVR’10 is accessible at http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/cgvr10

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: hra@cs.uga.edu

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-Verlag;
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:
http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104 2008 delegates photos can be viewed at: http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/ 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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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)

URL:  http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

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: http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp08/ws/conferences/cgvr08/committee
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp09/ws/conferences/cgvr09/committee

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 (hra@cs.uga.edu) 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

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