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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Shape Modeling and Applications 2008

IEEE International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications 2008

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA
June 4-6, 2008


 IEEE International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications 2008
(Shape Modeling International 2008, or SMI'08) will be held on June
4-6, 2008, in Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

 Shape Modeling International (SMI) provides a premium international
forum for the dissemination of new mathematical theories and novel
computational techniques for modeling, simulating, and processing
digital representations of shapes and their properties to a community
of researchers, developers, practitioners, and students in academia
and industry across a wide range of fields. In 2001, SMI has merged
with the Implicit Surface Workshop and is now run as an annual event
alternating between Asia, Europe, and America. SMI'08 will immediately
follow the ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium 2008 (SPM'08), to
be held on June 2-4, 2008, in Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New
York, USA. Both SPM'08 and SMI'08 events will be co-located in Stony
Brook, and are parts of the 2008 Stony Brook Modeling Week. SMI'08 is
co-sponsored by IEEE CS and ACM SIGGRAPH (pending). The SMI'08
conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society
Press. The proceedings will be archived in IEEE Computer Society
digital libraries (CSDL).

Close by the picturesque, historic villages of Stony Brook and Port
Jefferson at the geographic midpoint of New York's Long Island, Stony
Brook University is located on the north shore of Long Island. It is
only a short distance to New York City (about 55 miles east of
Manhattan), the beautiful beaches at Fire Island, the elegant resorts
of the Hamptons, and the vineyards of the East End. The
internationally recognized research facilities of Brookhaven National
Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are nearby. Stony Brook
can be easily accessed via New York's major international airports
(JFK Airport and La Guardia Airport are only 45 miles from Stony
Brook) and Long Island's MacArthur Airport. Conference attendees can
also travel to Stony Brook University from New York City via Long
Island Rail Road.


November 27, 2007:      Abstracts due
December 4, 2007:        Full papers due
January 31, 2008:          Acceptance decisions
March 1, 2008:              Camera-ready papers due
June 4-6, 2008:              SMI'08


Selected papers of outstanding quality will be invited for special
issues of major journals including: Graphical Models and The Visual


Conference Chairs: 

Hong Qin, Stony Brook University, USA
Alexander Pasko, Bournemouth University, UK

Program Chairs:

Michela Spagnuolo, IMATI, CNR, Italy
Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Xianfeng David Gu, Stony Brook University, USA

More information about the conference can be found at