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Graphics Interface 2009 will take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada from May 25 to May 27. GI 2009 will be the 35th Graphics Interface conference; it is the oldest continuously-scheduled conference in the field. GI consistently attracts high-quality papers on recent advances in interactive systems, human computer interaction, and graphics, from around the world.

All paper submissions are fully peer reviewed by two members of the program committee and two external reviewers. Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

Graphics Interface 2009 will have joint sessions for the graphics and HCI tracks. Topics of interest at GI include (but are not restricted to):

  • Shading and rendering
  • Geometric modeling and meshing
  • Graphics in simulation
  • Image-based rendering
  • Image synthesis and realism
  • Medical and scientific visualization
  • Computer animation
  • Real-time rendering
  • Non-photorealistic rendering
  • Interaction techniques
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Human interface devices
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Data and information visualization
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile computing
  • Haptic and tangible interfaces
  • Perception

GI 2009 is held in conjunction with the Computer and Robot Vision 2009 (CRV), and the Artificial Intelligence 2009 conferences. Registration will permit attendees to attend any talk in the three conferences (GI, AI, CRV), which will be scheduled in parallel tracks. The conference will also include a banquet and a posters/demos session.

NEW this year: Doctoral Seminar

The Doctoral Seminar will provide the opportunity for doctoral students working in areas relevant to GI to present and discuss their research in an informal setting. Each accepted doctoral student will give a short presentation to other doctoral symposium participants and a panel of experts in the field. Ample time will be provided for interactive discussions of the work and future directions. Preference will be given to students who already have a dissertation proposal. Submission will be in the form of a two page extended abstract, to be evaluated based on originality, quality of research, and potential impact on topics associated with GI. Doctoral Seminar submissions are accepted in pdf format emailed to GI2009DrSymposium@gmail.com by February 28, 2009 5PM PST.

Summary of Deadlines:

  • Papers submission: December 19, 2008 11:59 pm PST
  • Author notification: February 28, 2009
  • Final papers due: March 13, 2009
  • Doctoral symposium submissions: February 28, 2009 5PM PST
  • Posters and demos submission: April 21, 2009, 5PM PST

CGI 2009 and CAe 2009

The Computer Graphics International 2009 conference is held on May 26-29 in Victoria, also in British Columbia, Canada. CGI 2009 is co-located with Computational Aesthetics 2009.

Visitors attending both GI 2009 and CGI 2009 could use the following flight from Kelowna to Victoria:
WestJet 197,
departs 18:00(YLW), arrives 18:52(YYJ),
flight duration 0hr 52min.
Regular fare costs $129.00 CAD.
Please check current price and flight scedule before booking. GI is not responsible for changes in flight fares, flight scedule or flight availability.


Program Co-Chairs:

  • Amy Gooch, Graphics Co-Chair
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 CANADA
    agooch (at) cs dot uvic dot ca

  • Melanie Tory, HCI Co-Chair
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 CANADA
    mtory (at) cs dot uvic dot ca

Program Committee:

  • Xavier Granier, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-ouest
  • Wolfgang Heidrich, University of British Columbia
  • Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Intitute of Technology
  • David Mould, Carleton University
  • Christopher Healey, North Carolina State University
  • Paul Lalonde, Intel Corporation
  • Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
  • Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba
  • Colin Swindells, University of Victoria
  • Kirstie Hawkey, University of British Columbia
  • Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan
  • Ed Lank, University of Waterloo
  • Michael Neff, UC Davis
  • Torsten Möller, Simon Fraser University
  • Peter-Pike Sloan, Disney Interactive
  • Chris Wyman, University of Iowa
  • Karan Singh, University of Toronto
  • Lichan Hong, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Joanna McGrenere, University of British Columbia
  • David Pinelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Brian Wyvill, University of Victoria
  • Bob Lewis, Washington State University
  • Victoria Interrante, University of Minnesota

Publicity Chair:

  • Jeremy Long, University of Victoria

Doctoral Seminar Chair:

  • John Buchanan, Relic

Posters Chair:

  • David Sprague, University of Victoria

Special thanks to all those who have been spreading the word about GI2009, including the interaction-design conference calendar http://www.interaction-design.org/calendar/.

Sponsored by the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society