Updated 2010-01-26: Production and Meta papers should not be anonymous.
Updated 2010-02-25: SIGGRAPH resubmissions are not required to submit abstracts ahead of time
We invite you to submit your work to NPAR 2010, the 8th international
symposium dedicated to non-photorealistic animation and rendering,
sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH and in cooperation with Eurographics. This
year NPAR returns to its traditional home in Annecy, France. It will
be at the 50th anniversary Annecy International Animated Film Festival
and will be held in joint session with the Sketch Based Interfaces and
Non-photorealistic animation and rendering (NPAR) refers to
computational techniques for visual communication. Such techniques
usually generate imagery and motion which is expressive, rather than
photorealistic, although they may incorporate realistic elements.
researchers, artists, and practitioners of all areas connected to
non-photorealistic animation and rendering to submit papers and
posters on their work. Submitted papers should be self-classified into one of the following three categories,
each of which has its own reviewing standards:
Research: new algorithms, scientific studies, analysis, or
data (i.e., traditional NPAR papers) These must contain novel results
that make a substantitive contribution to the field.
NPAR has a special extended deadline for technical papers that were also
submitted to SIGGRAPH 2010.
Authors of accepted research papers are encouraged to follow up on their work in a special issue of the Computers and Graphics journal dedicated to extended NPAR papers. This is an opportunity to tackle outstanding issues raised by reviewers, address discussions and comments at the conference and present additional details and results.
Production: candid discussion of the process of creating a
work (e.g., film, image, game) or art tool (e.g., paint or CAD
program, software library).
Meta: statements about research that do not contain new
results, e.g.: grand challenges, position papers, evaluation
standards, surveys, and primers on art/aesthetics/psychophysics for a
computer science audience.
All work must be previously unpublished and
contain a novel contribution. Production and Meta papers need not
contain original research or results.
Topic areas of the conference include but are not limited to:
Expressive character animation and physics
Abstraction and stylization of images/video
Accounts of real productions (e.g., animated films)
NPAR in real software products (e.g., modeling, visualization, presentation software)
Evaluation methods for NPAR algorithms
Psychophysics of NPAR
Rendering and layout for text and presentation graphics
Quantitative analysis of human artists
Generative or evolutionary approaches
Temporal and spatial coherence
Adapting classic CG effects like motion blur, depth of field, and lighting for NPAR
Simulation of natural media and traditional styles
Non-traditional camera models
Position papers on grand challenges
Paper submissions should be at most 9 single-sided color pages
in length and follow
SIGGRAPH sponsored conference formatting instructions, including a
title page with an abstract and keywords, and a bibliography. For the
first time, this year the bibliography will not count towards the
page limit. The submission is electronic in PDF format;
supplemental video and images may also be submitted. Research papers
should be anonymous when submitted because they will have a double-blind
review. Production and Meta papers should not be anonymous. Their review will be single-blind and the author's reputation and institution are a factor that reviewers may consider.
The accepted papers will be published in
the conference proceedings by ACM SIGGRAPH and will be available
online via the ACM Digital Library. Posters will not be archived.
Posters may be submitted in PDF
format as either an extended abstract or a a draft of the poster
itself. All paper submissions will automatically be considered for
poster presentation as well.
Note that the NPAR and SBIM paper submission and review processes
are independent although the conference are held jointly. All deadlines are at 23:59 (11:59 pm) GMT.
Full papers deadline:
March 15, 2010* (see exemption for works submitted to SIGGRAPH 2010 below)
SIGGRAPH-submitted papers deadline:
April 2, 2010*
Papers acceptance notification:
April 6, 2010
April 5, 2010
Papers camera-ready deadline:
April 12, 2010
Posters acceptance notification:
May 1, 2010
June 7-10, 2010
* The extended "SIGGRAPH" deadline allows authors who have work
rejected from SIGGRAPH 2010 to have an opportunity to improve their
papers and submit them to NPAR 2010. If you submitted a technical
paper to SIGGRAPH 2010 and would like to also be considered for
publication at NPAR, make the following submissions:
March 15, 2010: (Optional) Submit an extended abstract, e.g., the
first page of your SIGGRAPH submission), and your pre-rebuttal
SIGGRAPH reviews. This is explicitly permitted by the SIGGRAPH dual
submission rules. We ask but do not require that you submit the
abstract and reviews so that we have advance warning on how many
papers we'll be reviewing. You may also use this as an opportunity to
ask the NPAR chairs for advice. Keep in mind that our goal is to help
prepare your work for publication, not to criticize it.
April 2, 2010: Submit a complete paper, your complete SIGGRAPH
reviews, and a cover letter explaining how you improved your paper to
address issues in the reviews. Think of this as the second round of a
journal review process. Sometimes no changes are necessary--if the
reviewers found the paper "not of general interest" or of "minor
impact" for the SIGGRAPH community, the narrower NPAR audience may
still find the technique valuable. Note that in other cases minor
textural changes may greatly strengthen the paper. For example, simply
removing a contentious section, extending the related work discussion,
or making the contribution clearer in the introduction.
Three reviewers will reconsider the revised paper and the original
reviews in the light of any changes you made. Note that if your paper
was accepted at SIGGRAPH you must withdraw from consideration of the
same work at NPAR.
Conference Chairs: Morgan McGuire (Williams College) and John Collomosse (University of Surrey)
Posters Chairs: Jan Eric Kyprianidis (Hasso-Plattner-Institut) and Holger Winnemöller (Adobe Systems Inc.)