Call for Participation


August 26 - September 1, 1999
Moscow, Russia

The 9th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Vision (GraphiCon-999) will be hosted by Moscow State University (MSU) in association with Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (KIAM), Russian Center of Computing for Physics and Technology, and the Russian Computer Graphics Society (GRAFO). The conference is supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Researches, Ministry of Science and Technological Policy of Russian Federation. GraphiCon-99 conference will be held in close cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Computer Society, EUROGRAPHICS Association, ISPRS (tentatively).

In the countries of the former Soviet Union, GraphiCon is the largest international conference in the area of Computer Graphics. The kernel of the conference are technical presentations, courses, and panels. In addition to the technical program, Moscow State University is an excellent place for large Educators Program and Product Presentations.

Conference Committee

Conference Committee Chair: Eugeny Shikin

Conference Committee Members: Yuri Baykovsky, Boris Berezin, Vladimir Galaktionov, Irina Kaluguina, Mikhail Khlopunov, Viktor Kovalenko, Helen Lavrenko, Timour Paltashev, Tatiana Polilova, Serguey Rotkov, Serguey Zheltov, Serguey Zhukov

International Programme Committee (IPC)

IPC Chair: Stanislav Klimenko

Members: (tentative) David Arnold (UK), Yuri Bayakovsky (Russia), Fred Brooks (USA), Judith Brown (USA), Steve Bryson (USA), Sabine Coquillart (France), Steve Cunningham (USA), Victor Debelov (Russia), Jose Encarnacao (Germany), Monika Fleischmann (Germany), James Foley (USA), Akira Fujimoto (Japan), Andre Gagalowicz (France), Vladimir Galaktionov (Russia), Wolfgang Giloi (Germany), Martin Goebel (Germany), Michel Grave (France), Hans Hagen (Germany), David Kao (USA), Arie Kaufman (USA), Geoffrey Knauth (USA), Tosiyasu Kunii (Japan), Ulrich Lang (Germany), Bowen Loftin (USA), Bill Lorensen (USA), Carl Machover (USA), Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (Switzerland), Carl Machover (USA), Nelson Max (USA), Gregory Nielson (USA), Alexander Pasko (Japan), Jiri Patocka (Czech Republic), Larry Rosenblum (USA), Harold Santo (Portugal), Jiao Ying Shi (China), Eugeny Shikin (Russia), Bruce Shriver (USA), Francois Sillion (France), Vaclav Skala (Czech Republic), Daniel Thalmann (Switzerland), Alexander Tomilin (Russia), Petr Weltmander (Russia), Andrew Witkin (USA)

Call for Proposals

Submissions are invited for the following categories: Technical Program, Summer School, Educators Program, Product Presentations, Video and Art&Design Shows, and Interactive Computer Art (ICA).

Technical Program

Technical Program will consist of plenary sessions including keynote speeches by invited speakers, technical sessions featuring papers, panels and round tables, lectures and tutorials.

Suggested key topics include (but are not limited to):

Real Time Graphics Multimedia
Computer Animation
Virtual Worlds
Physically Based Modeling
Virtual Reality
Avatars and Virtual Humans in VR
Augmented Reality
Scientific Visualization
Volume Visualization
Rendering Techniques
Geometric and Solid Modeling
Computational Geometry
Data and Image Compression
Geographic information systems
3D Modelling from Camera Views
Computer Graphics & the Internet (VRML, Java, etc.)
Digital libraries

Papers: Papers on all aspects of computer graphics are encouraged. We are interested in papers that present results of new research, discuss the implementation and use of systems, or describe novel applications of computer graphics and vision techniques. Normally, papers must fit into eight pages of the printed Conference Proceedings. In addition, short papers of up to two pages for ideas that can be communicated briefly are also invited. Some work can be communicated much more effectively in video than in print. Papers on video may be no longer than 15 minutes. They must be submitted with a two-page summary for publication in the Conference Proceedings.

Posters/Sketches: Work in progress may be submitted for presentation in poster/sketch form. Submit a cover page and a one-page description of the work.

Panels: Panels addressing topics relevant to the theme of the conference are invited. Proposals should follow the directions for a paper but state clearly that it is a panel session. Panel sessions of two hours duration will consist of several presentations and a discussion. Panel proposers should include the names and affiliations of as many panel participants as possible. Panel proposals should describe the topics to be debated and identify the prospective panellists. Panels should be organised such that to encourage audience participation. Each panellist should include a position of statements on the topics with a brief biography about her or himself. These statements will be included in the conference proceedings.

Educators program

In addition to general topics of interest, Educators Program accentuates its own crucial topics. They are:

Papers: Extended abstracts (up to two pages) on topics consistent with the themes of the Educators Program are invited. Abstracts will be reviewed and will be included in the Conference proceedings if accepted. Please format your abstract in accordance with submission guidelines.

Panels: Panels addressing topics relevant to the theme of the Educators Program are also invited.

Summer School

Courses: During the first three days at the Conference, the focus is on formal instruction.The Summer School will be devoted to experiencing and learning about the varied topical areas that constitute the disciplines of computer graphics and computer vision. Two courses - Computer Graphics and Computer Vision - will be given in parallel. Each of the courses will be composed of twelve lectures (four half-day tutorials). It is supposed that the courses will be organised as regular University courses and published on CD-ROM to be helpful teachers in development of their own University courses. Tentative topics are listed in the following table:

Computer Graphics Computer Vision
Introduction to OpenGL Programming
Introduction to VRML 97
Introduction of Proramming in Java 3D
Wavelets: Computer Graphics Applications
Color Image Coding & Color Management
Video Compression Techniques
AI Techniques for Games and Animation
Image-Based Modeling and Rendering
Techniques for Volume Visualization
Edge Detection
Color- and Texture-Based Image Segmentation
Searching for Digital Pictures
Shape from Shading and Motion
3D Photography
Photogrammetry: Epipolar Geometry
Camera Calibration
Face and Gesture Recognition

Demonstrations: Demonstrations of software, courseware, simulations and other resources used in computer graphics and vision education will be an important part of the conference.

Product Presentations

The Conference will not be accompanied by a commercial exhibition. Meantime, product presentations related to computer graphics, computer vision, distance learning are welcome. Publishing and software houses are invited to contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.

Video and Art&Design Shows

GC - 99 plans to host a film and computer generated art/design shows. It is supposed that materials from well-known festivals (SIGGRAPH, Ars Elecronica, Imagina, Anigraph) will be presented in Electronic Theater.

Artist and designers are invited to submit slides and their work to the Art Gallery.

Interactive Computer Art

A new topic is offered in the conference "GraphiCon-99"- Interactive Computer Art (ICA). Computer artists working in the interactive computer art field are invited to present their works for the participation in the conference. Interactive projects can be presented on the CD-ROM or VHS-cassettes with some explanation of the main point of the interactive conception. Technical characteristics, types of the computers and software are to be sent with the application for the participation over e-mail, fax or by post. The detailed list of software will be published before the beginning of the conference and will be based upon the quantity and the types of the works, which will have been submitted by this time. The authors' presence in the conference is desirable for the presentation of their works and reports on the interactive computer arts, for the participation in the round tables.

Due date for submissions is 01.06.99. Supplementary information you may get from: Michael Chlopunov - ICA Committee Chair: tel/fax (095) 311-1323;


The conference proceedings will be published in advance of the conference. The conference proceedings will include papers, panel submissions, and posters. Publication on CD-ROM is under consideration.


One-shot paper submission procedure for GC-99 has been approved. There will be only one full-paper submission, due 4/5/99. The proposed paper will be the final paper published if accepted. That is, there will be no revisions on accepted papers. Submission of a paper proposal implies a commitment to present a paper, if accepted.

Electronic submission of proposals is encouraged. The cover page of the proposal should include a title, a course (Computer Graphics or Computer Vision), length (two-hours lecture or half-day tutorial), author's name(s), title, affiliation, complete mailing address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address. The proposal must also include a description of the lecture/tutorial (two page maximum). Guidelines that have to be followed by the authors can also be found on the WWW page at:

Because of time limits, GraphiCon-99 encourages electronic submissions in electronic format. Acceptable formats are PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF, Word for Windows. Electronic submissions may be on floppy disk (PC only) or by e-mail (or ftp). Author's Kit can be asked from

Guidelines to be followed by the authors can be found on the WWW at:

Cover page for all submissions: The cover page must be submitted by electronic mail in plain text as a message separate from the submission. Please include your name and contact information including fax, e-mail, postal mail and telephone, the title of your proposal, the conference theme in which it best fits, the names and addresses of all contributors, and statement of commitment that ``if the paper is accepted, one of the authors will present it at the GraphiCon - 99 Conference". Clearly state whether the submission is a paper, short paper, poster, panel, or demonstration.

Language: The official languages of the Conference are English and Russian. Submissions in Russian should be supplemented by title, names of authors, and abstract in English.

Important Dates

Deadline for receipt of papers, courses, and panels: 15th April 1999 Notification of acceptance of papers, courses, and panels: 25th May 1999
Deadline for receipt of posters, demonstration proposals: 1st May 1999 Notification of acceptance of posters, demonstrations: 1st June 1999
Conference: 26th August - 1st September, 1999  


Organisations are invited to contribute to sponsoring the conference as a whole or to sponsor specific items such as individual events, items for the delegate pack, or student attendees.

Address for Communication/Conference Secretariat

Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
4, Miusskaya sq.
Moscow, 125047, Russia

Tel: (095) 250-7817, Fax: (095) 972-0687


Conference Web Site:

Last modified: Feb. 10, 1999