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CFP: Computer Animation and Social Agents CASA 2009

http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/CASA09

CASA 2009
Computer Animation and Social Agents              
 
Preliminary Call For Papers
The Human Media Interaction (HMI) department of the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the Computer Graphics Society (CGS) are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2009) to be held on June 17-19, 2009 in "Het Trippenhuis", Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
 
CASA is the leading international conference in the field of computer animation and social agents. CASA 2009 will provide great opportunities to interact with leading experts, share your own work, and educate yourself through exposure to the research of your peers from around the world. In addition, make friends and experience wonderful Amsterdam. The conference venue is located on one of the famous canals of Amsterdam.
 
We are seeking regular full papers, short papers, and posters with the following topics, but which are not limited to:
 
Animation Techniques : Motion Control, Motion Capture and Retargeting, Path Planning, Physics based Animation, Image based Animation, Behavioral Animation, Artificial Life, Deformation, Facial Animation, Multi-Resolution and Multi-Scale Models, Knowledge-based Animation, Motion Synthesis;
 
Social Agents: Social Agents and Avatars, Emotion and Personality, Virtual Humans, Autonomous Actors, AI based Animation, Social and Conversational Agents, Inter-Agent Communication, Social Behavior, Gesture Generation, Crowd Simulation;
 
Other Related Topics: Animation Compression and Transmission, Semantics and Ontologies for Virtual Humans/Environments, Animation Analysis and Structuring, Anthropometric Virtual Human Models, Acquisition and Reconstruction of Animation Data, Level of Details, Semantic Representation of Motion and Animation, Medical Simulation, Cultural Heritage, Interaction for Virtual Humans, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Computer Games and Online Virtual Worlds.
 
All accepted full papers, about 35 of them, will be published, at the time of the conference, in a special issue of The Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds by Wiley. Short papers and posters will be published as CD or hardcopy proceedings with ISBN.
 
Important Dates are:
Full papers
 *Submission:  February 10, 2009
 *Notification of acceptance:  March 10, 2009
 *Camera ready:   April 1, 2009
 
Short papers and Posters
 *Submission:  March 15, 2009
 *Notification of acceptance:  April 15, 2009
 *Camera/CD ready:  May 10, 2009
 
Conference Chair: Anton Nijholt, anijholt@cs.utwente.nl
Program Chairs: Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Mark Overmars, and Scott King
 
Local Chairs: Arjan Egges and Herwin van Welbergen
Webpage: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/CASA09