|The Smart Graphics Enterprise|
Symposium on Smart Graphics brings together people
from the fields of Computer Graphics, Graphics Design, Cognitive
Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, all working on different
aspects of computer generated graphics. After a very successful AAAI Spring Symposium on Smart Graphics in 2000
the organizing committee decided to turn the event into a
self-contained symposium. After two very successful events hosted by
the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, the symposium made a european
appearance last year at the European Media Lab in Heidelberg, Germany.
In order to emphasize the interplay of design, art, and technology in
Smart Graphics we are holding this year's symposium at Banff Centre for the Arts in collaboration
with the Banff New Media Institute. We
are expecting a great number of varied and interdisciplinary
submissions, and we are looking forward to the 2004 symposium.
Advances and breakthroughs in computer graphics have made visual media the basis of the modern user interface, and it is clear that graphics will play a dominant role in the way people communicate and interact with computers in the future. Indeed, as computers become more and more pervasive, and display sizes both increase and decrease, new and challenging problems arise for the effective use and generation of computer graphics.
Recent advances in computer graphics have allowed AI researchers to integrate graphics in their systems, and on the other hand, many AI techniques have matured to the point of being easily used by non specialists. These very techniques are likely to be the vehicle by which both principles from graphic design, and the results of research into cognitive aspects of visual representations will be integrated in next generation graphical interfaces.