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Call for Papers and STARs

IEEE International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications 2008, (Shape Modeling International 2008, or SMI'08) will be held on June 4-6, 2008, in Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

General Information

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 industry 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 Brook, New York, USA. Both SPM'08 and SMI'08 events will be co-located in Stony Brook, and are parts of the 2008 Stony Brook Modeling Week that features International Joint Convention on Shapes and Solids (ICSS'08). SMI'08 is co-sponsored by IEEE, Stony Brook's Computer Science Department, and ACM SIGGRAPH (pending). The SMI'08 conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers of outstanding quality will appear in major journals including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, International Journal of Shape Modeling, Graphical Models and The Visual Computer.

Stony Brook Modeling Week will be hosted by the Center for Visual Computing (CVC) and Computer Science Department of Stony Brook University and will be chaired by Professor Hong Qin.

Conference Topics

 Papers presenting original research are being sought in all areas of shape modeling and applications. The technical topics for SMI'08 include (but are 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
  • Mathematical Foundations for Shape Modeling
  • Free-form Feature Extraction and Modeling
  • Shape Visualization
  • Modeling for Games and Digital Entertainment
  • Volume and Multidimensional Modeling

    This year, SMI'08 is soliciting contributions in terms of state-of-the-art (STAR) reports. STAR submissions will follow the same deadlines as full and short papers. Also, a video and multimedia track is launched for submitting any additional material. Accepted videos will be included on the proceedings CD/DVD, together with an abstract, and made available through the SMI website. 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 will be posted at the conference web site and

    Paper Format and Submission Information for Authors

    Abstracts (150-300 words, including title, the list of authors and their affiliations, keywords, and abstract) are requested in order to facilitate the review process. The submitted abstracts should have the following structure: 1. Paper title; 2. List of authors with their affiliations; 3. List of keywords; and 4. Paper abstract (plain text in ASCII, 150-300 words, no images)

    Original unpublished papers of up to 10 pages (single-spaced, 10 point font, including figures, tables, and references) are invited for full paper submission. Manuscript must be written in English. Full papers should present previously-unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. All papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the International Program Committee. Submissions are made electronically in PDF format only (no paper copy will be accepted)! In addition to full papers, short papers are also welcome and are expected to be up to 5 pages. The accepted short papers will be presented as posters and will be included in the conference proceedings.

    Those who plan to use LaTeX or MS-Word for compiling their manuscripts, we recommend you to use the style file or template available through the IEEE CS sites: 8.5" x 11", two-column format, 10 point font, single-spaced.

    Important Dates

    • November 27, 2007: Abstracts due
    • December 9, 2007: Short/Full papers - STARS due
    • January 31, 2008: Notification
    • April 1, 2008: Camera-ready papers due
    • June 4-6, 2008: SMI'08

    Submissions Instructions & Guidelines

    Contributions should be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings style

    • Full papers: 10 Pages
    • Short papers: 5 Pages
    • STARs: 15 Pages
    Full papers should be submitted electronically via the conference paper submission and management system as PDF files only. If you have any questions about paper submission, please contact us by e-mail at

    Journal Publications

    Selected papers of outstanding quality that have been presented at SPM'08 will be published in special issues of:
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, International Journal of Shape Modelin, International Journal of Shape Modeling, Graphical Models, and The Visual Computer.