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Graphics Interface 2005
May 9-11, 2005
Victoria, BC, Canada

Call for Papers

Graphics Interface 2005 will take place in Victoria, British Columbia, May 9-11, 2005, in conjunction with the Computer and Robot Vision 2005 (CRV) and Artificial Intelligence 2005 (AI) conferences. GI2005 will be the 31st Graphics Interface conference and it is the oldest continuously scheduled conference in the field. This event consistently attracts high-quality papers on recent advances in interactive systems, human computer interaction, and graphics from around the world. All paper submissions are peer-reviewed as full-papers by two members of the program committee and at least three external reviewers, in a double-blind refereeing process. Accepted papers will be made available through the ACM Digital Library, in addition to the usual printed proceedings.

Graphics Interface 2005 will have joint sessions for the graphics and HCI tracks. There will be separate but coordinated sub-committees for these two tracks. New this year are separate deadline dates for the graphics and HCI tracks in order to better accomodate the SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI submission and review cycles. For papers where the topic makes it unclear which deadline applies, please contact the program chairs.

A single registration will permit attendees to attend any talk in the three conferences, which will be scheduled in parallel tracks. The conference will also include a banquet, and a posters/demos session.

Summary of Deadlines:
Paper Submission:
November 22, 2004 --- graphics-track papers
December 20, 2004 --- HCI-stream papers
Author Notification:     February 18, 2005
Final Papers Due: March 4, 2005
Poster Submission: March 29, 2005


Keynote Speakers

Program Committee


Maneesh Agrawala, Microsoft Research
Kavita Bala, Cornell
Patrick Baudisch, Microsoft Research
James "Bo" Begole, Sun Microsystems
Robert Bridson, University of British Columbia
Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary
Mario Costa-Sousa, University of Calgary
Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research
Petros Faloutsos, University of California Los Angelos
Xavier Granier, INRIA Futurs
Baining Guo, Microsoft Research Asia
Lars Erik Holmquist, Viktoria Institute
Scott Klemmer, Stanford University
Hendrik Lensch, Stanford University
Stephen Mann, University of Waterloo
Torsten Moeller, Simon Fraser University
Kathy Ryall, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab
Regan Mandryk, Simon Fraser University
Alla Sheffer, University of Britsh Columbia
Karan Singh, Univesity of Toronto
Maureen Stone, StoneSoup Consulting





How To Submit A Paper

All papers will be peer-reviewed, and if accepted, will be printed and published directly from their revised electronic form. PDF versions of all papers will also be archived on the GI web site.

Papers containing original and unpublished research results, formatted as they should appear in the final proceedings, should be submitted to the GI paper submission site by the papers deadlines given above. Parallel submissions to other venues will result in automatic disqualification of the paper. Submissions must be in the form of PDF files. We recommend that papers do not exceed 8 pages in the conference format; please see the web site for detailed formatting instructions and to obtain the author's kit, which includes style files for pdflatex and Word. In exceptional cases, traditional hardcopy submissions will be accepted; please contact one of the conference co-chairs.

Paper submissions are requested from all areas of HCI and Graphics, including but not restricted to:


  • Shading and rendering
  • Geometric modeling and meshing
  • Graphics in simulation
  • Image-based rendering
  • Image synthesis and realism
  • Medical and scientific visualization
  • Information visualization
  • Computer animation
  • Real-time rendering
  • Non-photorealistic


  • Computer supported cooperative work
  • Interaction techniques
  • Human interface devices
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Data Visualization
  • Information Visualization
  • Haptics
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile computing
  • Haptic interfaces


Refereeing will be double-blind. Only the title, without any indication of the author's identity, should be included on submitted manuscripts. Authors' identities will be tracked by the web-based submission system. Additional material (such as movies) may also be uploaded during the submission process. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the contact author by the date noted above.

Accepted papers will be published in an archival-quality proceedings directly from revised PDF files submitted by the authors, using a high-resolution 2540dpi imagesetter and process colour. The proceedings will be distributed by ACM and CIPS and will be available through AK Peters. The Michael A.J. Sweeney Award will be awarded to the best student paper at the conference.

How To Submit A Poster Or Demo

The conference will also include a Posters and Demos session. Poster submissions should include a preliminary PDF or Powerpoint version of the poster as well as an extended 2-page abstract in conference format. Poster abstracts will not be published or archived on the web site, but will be made available to conference attendees in a bound format. Poster presenters will be encouraged to bring along a demo of their work if possible. The best poster will receive an award at the conference.

Contact Information for Program Co-Chairs

Michiel van de Panne, Graphics Co-Chair Kori Inkpen, HCI Co-Chair
Department of Computer Science Faculty of Computer Science
University of British Columbia Dalhousie University
2366 Main Mall 6050 University Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1W5
Tel: +1 604 822-8737 Tel: +1 902-494-1831

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Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society