6th Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
Annecy, June 9-11, 2008 Version française

Call for Papers

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Non-photorealistic animation and rendering (NPAR) refers to techniques for visually communicating ideas and information. Such techniques usually generate imagery which is expressive, rather than "photorealistic". We seek new research on both the mechanisms of non-photorealistic rendering techniques as well as the principles of visual communication via such artistic rendering. Specific themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation of traditional and new graphical styles
  • Simulation of natural media
  • Hardware-accelerated algorithms
  • Level-of-detail in image space
  • Abstraction and composition in rendered images
  • Synthesis of stroke-based patterns
  • Style transfer
  • Automatic painting from photographs and video
  • Temporal and spatial coherence in non-photorealistic rendering
  • Motion blur and depth of field in non-photorealistic images
  • Lighting models for NPAR
  • Non-traditional perspective
  • Animation systems
  • Computer-aided cartoon animation
  • 2D/3D integration
  • Live-action integration
  • Computer-aided in-betweening
  • Computer-aided layout
  • Matting and compositing
  • Image-based rendering
  • Rendering languages and systems
  • Practical NPAR applications

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline:February 1, 2008
Submission deadline:February 8, 2008
Acceptance notification:March 14, 2008
Camera-ready deadline:March 31, 2008

Submission guidelines

Paper submissions must be written in English and should be at most 5000 words or 10 ACM conference pages in length. The title page should include an abstract (fewer than 200 words) and keywords.

The submission is electronic in PDF format; supplemental video may also be submitted. Submission is single-blind, so papers may be submitted in "camera-ready" format. For paper formatting guidelines including style files for LaTeX please refer to the ACM SIGGRAPH paper formating guidelines .

The maximum size for total submission will be announced soon.