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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Shape Modeling Int '08 & Shapes and Solids '08

Shape Modeling International 2008 -- Call for Papers & STARs

Stony Brook University           June, 4-6, 2008

Conference Aims. Shape Modeling International 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 
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 
New York, USA. Both SPM'08 and SMI'08 events will be co-located in Stony 
and are parts of the 2008 Stony Brook Modeling Week that features 
Joint Convention on Shapes and Solids (ICSS'08).

New Features. This year, SMI'08 is soliciting contributions in terms of
state-of-the-art reports. STAR submissions will folllow the same 
deadlines than
full papers. Also, a video and multimedia track is launched for 
submittiing any
additional materia.  Accepted videos will be included on the proceedings 
together with an abstract, and made available through the SMI website.

SHREC contest. The third edition of the SHREC - 3D Shape Retrieval 
Contest will
be organized In conjunction with SMI'08. The general objective of the 
contest is
to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. The 
results of the
contest will be presented during the conference. Instructions on how to 
will be posted at the conference web site and at

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

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

Conference Topics (not limited to)
Shape Modeling and Design
Shape Acquisition and Reconstruction
Implicit Surfaces
Shape Analysis and Understanding
Shape Transformation and Morphing
Computational Topology for Shape Analysis
Shape Matching and Retrieval
Shape Classification
Geometric Processing for Shapes
Shape Simplification and Compression
Semantics of Shapes
Dynamic Shapes and Animation
Multiresolution Modeling
Physically-based Shape Modeling
Grammar-Based Shape Modeling
Free-form Feature Extraction and Modeling
Shape Visualization
Modeling for Games and Digital Entertainment

Full papers are expected to be 10-12 A4 pages, and should present previously
unpublished original results that are not simultaneously submitted 
All papers will be peer-reviewed, by at least three reviewers. The accepted
full paper contributions will be presented during the plenary sessions and
will appear in the conference proceedings. Short papers are expected to be
up to 5 A4 pages and the accepted ones will be presented as posters and 
in the proceedings. Abstracts are welcome to facilitate the review 
process and
should be 150-300 words in length.

Important dates
Abstracts: November 27, 2007
Full/Short Papers - STARS:  Dec. 4, 2007
Notification: January 31, 2008
Camera Ready: March 1, 2008

Submissions Instructions & Guidelines
Contributions should be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings style
Full papers:         10/12 pages
Short papers:          5  pages
STARs:             15 pages

Conference chairs:
PC chairs:

SMI'08 Special Issues
The Visual Computer (Springer)
Graphical Models (Elsevier)
Int, Journ, of Shape Modeling (World Sc.)
Trans. on Visual. and Comp. Graph (IEEE)

Indicative Dates for the special issues
Notification of Selection: July, 25, 2008
Submission: September, 15, 2008
Camera Ready: December, 15, 2008
Publication: April, 2009

Programme Committee
Valery Adzhiev
Ergun Akleman
Marc Alexa
Pierre Alliez
Nina  Amenta
Gill Barequet
Loic Barthe
Alexander Belyaev
Silvia Biasotti
Volker Blanz
Ioana Boier-Martin
Georges-Pierre Bonneau
Mario Botsch
David Breen
Marie-Paule Cani
Raphaelle Chaine
Sabine Coquillart
Leila De Floriani
Tamal Dey
Ye Duan
Gershon Elber
Bianca Falcidieno
Anath   Fisher
Thomas Funkhouser
Issei Fujishiro
Eric Galin
Michael Garland
Franca Giannini
Cindy   Grimm
Eduard Groeller
Xiaohu Guo
Stefanie Hahmann
John Hart
Ying He
Kai Hormann
Shi-Min Hu
Jing Hua
Mark Jones
Tao Ju
Bert Juettler
Takashi Kanai
Elena   Kartasheva
Leif Kobbelt
Seungyong Lee
Jean-Claude Leon
Bruno Levy
Thomas Lewiner
Peter   Lindstrom
Takashi Maekawa
Kevin T. McDonnell
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
Joe Mitchell
Bryan   Morse
Ahmad Nasri
Yutaka Ohtake
Giuseppe Patane'
Nick M. Patrikalakis
Mark Pauly
Jorg Peters
Ewald Quak
Ari Rappoport
Jarek   Rossignac
Malcolm Sabin
Faramarz Samavati
Pedro Sander
Dietmar Saupe
Arik Shamir
Christophe Schlick
Benjamin Schmitt
Alla Sheffer
Claudio Silva
Milos   Sramek
Jack Snoeyink
Olga Sorkine
Hiromasa Suzuki
Chiew-Lan Tai
Ayellet Tal
Shigeo Takahashi
Daniel Thalmann
Amitabh Varshney
Luiz Velho
Remco Veltkamp
Wenping Wang
Franz-Erich Wolter
Brian Wyvill
Geoff Wyvill
Jingyi Yu
Hongkai Zhao
Eugene Zhang
Richard (Hao) Zhang
Kun Zhou
Afra Zomorodian