Call: 2012 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’12)

CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Conference Tracks

CGVR’12
The 2012 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, …).

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

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’12)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of CGVR (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany’s University of Siegen; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int’l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without Boundaries; and others.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references – 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 for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the 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. The name of the conference (ie, CGVR) that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels). Proceedings of CGVR will be published and indexed in: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books 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 contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, …) – these books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:

CGVR 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including: soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, … The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of the track, the name of the conference (ie, CGVR) the track is submitted for consideration, and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail your track proposal to editor@world-comp.org. We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2012.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:

The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:

  • Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA);
  • Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing);
  • Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA);
  • Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea);
  • Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center);
  • Prof. Kun Chang Lee (Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea);
  • Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int’l Council for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK);
  • Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA);
  • Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
  • 2012 Publicity Chair:  A. M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society; Principal/Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick  Technologies America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab, Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New Math Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for CGVR is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org 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(s) offering to help with. The list of Program Committee of CGVR 2011 appears at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/cgvr11/ committee

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The CGVR 2012 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 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 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: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, 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 (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is “Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress 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. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011), there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, “Microsoft Academic Search” has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list of “Top Conferences”. The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus, it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher; citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/)

USEFUL WEB LINKS:

To see the DBLP entries for CGVR, go to: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/cgvr/

The main web site of CGVR’12 is currently under construction, it will soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

The Table of Contents of last offering of CGVR (2011) appears at: http://world-comp.org/proc2011/cgvr/contents.pdf

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: wcom12@world-comp.org

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