Important (EXTENDED!) Dates:
February 14th, 2009(submission deadline)
March 8th, 2009(notification of results)
March 20th, 2009(camera ready copy due)
May 28-30, 2009(Symposium in Salamanca, Spain)
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:
This year, we propose a specific emphasis on visual analytics as well as all kinds of transversal research that harnesses the power of humans and technological artefacts in order to convey, understand and deal with complex scientific and social processes.

Smart Graphics, beyond a conventional conference, will be intertwined with the 5th International Arts Festival of Castilla y León, and we invite artists, technologists and scholars from all disciplines to convene in Salamanca May 28-30, 2009. Both during the Smart Graphics Symposium and during the Festival (May 29-June 15) workshops, system demonstrations, exhibitions, performances, panels and open discussions related to how information technology is provided to the society and how art is evolving and taking advantage of technological artefacts in its quest of new artistic forms, will become part of the unique streets and buildings of UNESCO's World Heritage city of Salamanca.

SG08 welcomes submissions from computer graphics, HCI & AI researchers and practitioners, applied philosophers, cognitive scientists, artists and graphic designers.