Call for Papers

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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

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
  • Poster submission: April 21, 2009, 5PM PST

Formatting instructions for paper submissions are available online.

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 by February 28, 2009 5PM PST.

Program Committee:


  • Xavier Granier, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-ouest
  • David Mould, Carleton University
  • Paul Lalonde, Intel Corporation
  • Wolfgang Heidrich, University of British Columbia
  • Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Intitute of Technology
  • Michael Neff, UC Davis
  • Torsten Möller, Simon Fraser University
  • Peter-Pike Sloan, Disney Interactive
  • Chris Wyman, University of Iowa
  • Karan Singh, University of Toronto
  • Christopher Healey, North Carolina State University
  • Brian Wyvill, University of Victoria
  • Bob Lewis, Washington State University


  • 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
  • Lichan Hong, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Joanna McGrenere, University of British Columbia
  • David Pinelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Victoria Interrante, University of Minnesota

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

Publicity Chair:

  • Jeremy Long, University of Victoria

Doctoral Seminar Chair:

  • John Buchanan, Relic

Posters Chair:

  • David Sprague, University of Victoria

Sponsored by the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society