International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory
and Applications
25 - 28 February, 2006       Setúbal, Portugal
Call for Papers
GRAPP is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The 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. In the first year of this new venue, 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.


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
    - 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
    - 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
    - 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
    - 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


Dr. Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Dr. Ken Perlin, New York University, U.S.A.
Prof. André Gagalowicz, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Prof. Marc Alexa, TU Berlin, Germany


Researchers, business consultants, hardware and software manufacturers and business companies in general are invited to submit case studies, regarding their own technology problems and solutions. For this purpose, GRAPP will have a track for tutorials, case-study sessions and company presentation sessions. The attendance to these sessions is free for all the conference participants. All tutorials and case studies should be submitted by email to the GRAPP secretariat.


The conference site will have an area for company stands, where a number of companies will present themselves and their products. Companies interested in presenting their products, showing documentation about them or demonstrating some application, are invited to contact the secretariat and make a reservation for a display area located at the conference site. Due to the limited space available it is recommended to make early reservations. Prices and available spaces will be provided by the GRAPP secretariat.


The conference will be held in Setubal, a town 50-km south of Lisboa, the Portuguese capital. Setubal and its surroundings are a major touristic place, in Portugal, where the visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. Another interesting place in Portugal - Algarve - is less than two hours away from the conference site.


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.


An award will be given to the best paper presented by a student (graduate, M.Sc or Ph.D). The organising committee will decide, based on the feedback provided by the program committee. To qualify for the best student paper award, the student, besides being one of the authors, must present the paper at the conference site.


Inquiries concerning hotel reservation and touristy aspects can be directed to the GRAPP secretariat. A local specialized travel agency will make all arrangements. Free transportation between a number of hotels and the conference site will be provided by the conference organization, during the conference days. Coffee breaks and lunch meals will be provided at the conference site, for conference participants.


José Braz, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal
Miguel Dias, ISCTE, Portugal
Adérito Marcos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge, Technical Institute of Lisbon/UTL, Portugal


Sergey V. Ablameyko, United Institute of Informatics Problems, Belarus
Marco Agus, CRS4 - Visual Computing, Italy
Daniel Aliaga, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Ken Anjyo, OLM Digital, Inc., Japan
Ghassan Aouad, The University of Salford, U.K.
Marco Attene, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies, Italy
António Augusto de Sousa., FE Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Prashant Banerjee, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
Jacob Barhak, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Rafael Bidarra, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Manfred Bogen, Fraunhofer-Institute for Media Communication IMK, Germany
Kadi Bouatouch, Université de Rennes, France, France
Dino Bouchlaghem, Loughborough University, U.K.
Ronan Boulic, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Willem F. Bronsvoort, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sam Buss, University of California at San Diego, U.S.A.
António Manuel Cardoso da Costa, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Maria Beatriz Carmo, FC Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Leocadio Casado, Almeria University, Spain
Teresa Chambel, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Chun-Fa Chang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Jim X. Chen, George Mason University, U.S.A.
Stephen Chenney, University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.A.
Norishige Chiba, Iwate University, Japan
Min-Hyung Choi, University of Colorado at Denver, U.S.A.
Jung-Hong Chuang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Ana Paula Cláudio, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno Correia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Leila De Floriani, University of Genova, Italy
Hervé Delingette, INRIA, France
Sasa Divjak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stéphane Donikian, IRISA, France
Robin Drogemuller, CSIRO, Australia
Philip Dutré, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Petr Felkel, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dieter W. Fellner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Jieqing Feng, Zhejiang University, China
Anath Fischer, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Andre Gagalowicz, INRIA, France
Aphrodite Galata, University of Manchester, U.K.
Manuel Gamito, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Stephane Garchery, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Inmaculada García Fernández, Universidad de Almería, Spain
Marina L. Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada
Miguel Gea Megias, University of Granada, Spain
Andrew Glassner, Coyote Wind, Seattle, U.S.A.
Enrico Gobbetti, CRS4 - Visual Computing, Italy
Michael Goesele, Max-Planck-Institut Informatik, Germany
Abel Gomes, UBI Portugal, Portugal
Eduard Gröller, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alain Grumbach, École Nationale Supérieure des Télecommunications, France
Helwig Hauer, VRVis, Austria
Andreas Holzinger, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Austria
Toby Howard, Manchester University, U.K.
Roger Hubbold, University of Manchester, U.K.
Insung Ihm, Sogang University, Korea
Jiri Janacek, Institute of Physiology ASCR, Czech Republic
Frederik Jansen, Delft Univesity of Technology, The Netherlands
Andrew Johnson, UIC - University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
Kenneth I. Joy, University of California at Davis, U.S.A.
Craig S. Kaplan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ladislav Kavan, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
HyungSeok Kim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
James Kwangjune Hahn, George Washington University, U.S.A.
David H. Laidlaw, Brown University, Providence, U.S.A.
Anselmo Lastra, University of North Carolina, U.S.A.
Angela Lee, University of Salford, U.K.
Heinz Lemke, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Thomas E. Linehan, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
Steve Maddock, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Joaquim Madeira, Univ. Aveiro, Portugal
João Madeiras Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Marcus Magnor, MPI Informatik, Germany
Stephen Mann, University of Waterloo, Canada
Laurent Moccozet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Claudio Montani, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Matthias Müller-Fischer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Ken Museth, Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden
Laszlo Neumann, University of Girona, Spain
Gennadiy Nikishkov, University of Aizu, Japan
Alexander K. Nischelwitzer, Graz University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Marc Olano, University of Maryland Baltimore County, U.S.A.
Victor Ostromoukov, University of Montreal, Canada
Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ming Ouhyoung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Zhigeng Pan, Zhejiang University, China
Alexander A. Pasko, Hosey University, Japan
Sumanta N. Pattanaik, University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
Francisco J. Perales López, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
João Paulo Pereira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Steve Pettifer, University of Manchester, U.K.
Nikos Platis, University of Athens, Greece
Voicu Popescu, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Manuel Próspero dos Santos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Enrico Puppo, University of Genova, Italy
Werner Purgathofer, Technische Umiversitat Wien, Austria
Jordi Regincós Isern, Univ. Girona, Spain
Daniela M. Romano, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Terry Scott, University of North Carolina, U.S.A.
Tan Tiow Seng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Oliver Staadt, University of California at Davis, U.S.A.
Ayellet Tal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
José Carlos de Gouveia Teixeira, FCT Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Matthias Teschner, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Holger Theisel, MPI Informatik, Germany
Gui Yun Tian, University of Huddersfield, U.K.
Walid Tizani, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Alain Tremeau, Universite Jean Monnet, France
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado, U.S.A.
Rene van Oostrum, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Luiz Velho, Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil
Max Viergever, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Andreas Weber, University of Bonn, Germany
Burkhard Wuensche, University of Auckland, New Zeland
Brian Wyvill, University of Calgary, Canada
Shi-Nine Yang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Jan Zabrodzki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Alan K. Zundel, Brigham Young University, U.S.A.


GRAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
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