Smart Graphics is grounded in a deep understanding of human abilities, activities, and desires. This understanding arises through the integration of fields such as art, design, and the social, cognitive, and perceptual sciences. Insights are realized in the form of novel methods for producing and interacting with rich graphical displays often utilizing established techniques from Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science in general.

Such interfaces present content that:
  1. engages the user and is aesthetically satisfying
  2. participates in human cognition as external or distributed representations
  3. is sensitive to the real-time demands of the interaction in the context of the available computational resources and
  4. adapts the form of the output according to a wider set of constraints such as an individual's perceptual, attentive, and motor abilities and the nature of the presentation media and available interaction devices.

Smart Graphics research can be loosely divided into principles, methods and systems based research, and the symposium will encourage submissions in all these areas, based on the following characterization:
SG08 welcomes submissions from computer graphics, HCI & AI researchers and practitioners, applied philosophers, cognitive scientists, artists and graphic designers.