Important Dates

Papers and Posters

10 June 2009    Mandatory abstract submission

12 June 2009    Deadline for paper submission

17 July 2009     Notification of paper acceptance

31 July 2009     Final Papers Due

31 July 2009     Poster Submission Deadline         

Call for Tutorial and Panel Proposals

(For the full Tutorials/Panels cfp, please here)

31 July 2009    Tutorial/Panel proposal

7 August 2009      Notification of proposal acceptance

31 August 2009      Final tutorial/panel material due


The Symposium for Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization APGV unites researchers in the fields of perception, graphics, and visualization. These fields can benefit from the exchange of ideas --- in particular research in computer graphics and visualization can benefit from and contribute to research in perception and vice versa

Our sixth annual event provides an intimate, immersive forum for exchanging ideas about areas of overlapping interests. We invite submissions of original work and tutorials/panels (**new this year**) in the areas described above that broadly meet two goals of our community:

Goal 1. Use insights from perception to advance the design of methods for visual, auditory and haptic representation. Examples would include:

Goal 2. Advance and facilitate novel basic perception and cognition research that uses and is relevant to applications in computer graphics and visualization. Examples would include:


Research can be submitted as a long paper (up to 8 pages and a 20 minute talk), a short paper (up to 4 pages + 15 min talk), or as a poster presentation (1 page abstract). Papers that are not accepted will automatically be considered for the poster session. Authors of posters accepted by this route will of course have the option to decline the opportunity to present a poster. Please check the formatting guidelines before submitting your work. Submissions do not need to be anonymous.

All papers will be carefully reviewed by our International Program committee. Papers will be evaluated as submitted, given the limited time between submission and final version. This year, under a **new agreement** with the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) and the ACM Publications Board, the strongest accepted papers will be accepted for "presentation" at APGV and accepted (with revisions) to ACM TAP. These papers will form the ACM TAP "APGV 2009 special issue," and will be given the designation "presented at APGV" as part of their TAP citation. For those papers so selected, we guarantee continuity of reviewers. Should a paper so selected not be adequately revised to the satisfaction of the editors for its final acceptance into TAP, it will revert to the APGV proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of such special issue papers must agree to present the paper at APGV. (As has always been the case, authors of regular APGV papers can still submit to TAP regular issues with appropriate additions.)

Authors of accepted papers must prepare a final electronic version of their paper that is "camera-ready". This electronic version will appear in the ACM Digital Library as well as a conference proceedings DVD.


Cross-disciplinary work can be greatly facilitated by acquiring specific expertise and knowledge in the fields involved. Short, targeted tutorials and panels provide an ideal opportunity to do this. Therefore, this year we are inviting proposals for short (about 1.5 hours each) tutorials and panels of similar length or less.

Tutorials should address topics that advance the goals of our community and can be at any level from beginner to advanced. The tutorial proposals should provide a title and briefly describe the motivation, scope, and contents of the tutorial. The proposals can be up to one page (following the paper formatting guidelines). Accepted tutorials could be accompanied by a STAR report or a collection of notes for inclusion in the conference proceedings DVD and the ACM DL.

Panels comprising of 3-5 speakers should address research challenges in the field and encourage audience interaction and debate. Short talks by panelists are encouraged followed by discussion. The panel proposals can be up to one page (following the paper formatting guidelines). Accepted tutorials could be accompanied by a STAR report or a collection of notes for inclusion in the conference proceedings DVD and the ACM DL.

Each tutorial/panel will be awarded one free conference registration.


Program Chairs

Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin

Bobby Bodenheimer, Vanderbilt University

Conference Chairs

Katerina Mania, Technical University of Crete

Bernhard Riecke, Simon Fraser University

Tutorials Chair

Douglas W. Cunningham, MPI for Biological Cybernetics

International Program Committee

Martin Banks, University of California, Berkeley
Volker Blanz, University of Siegen
Marina Bloj, University of Bradford
Alan Chalmers, University of Warwick
Sarah Creem-Regehr, University of Utah
James Elder, York University
Roland Fleming, MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Diego Gutierrez, University of Zaragoza
Matthias Harders, ETH Zurich
Mary Hayhoe, University of Texas, Austin
Christopher G. Healey, North Carolina State University
Victoria Interrante, University of Minnesota
Roberta Klatzky, Carnegie-Mellon University
Joe Kearney, University of Iowa
Jonathan Kelly, Vanderbilt University/Iowa State University
Michael Langer, McGill University
Rafal Mantiuk, University of British Columbia
Rachel McDonnell, Trinity College Dublin
Gary Meyer, University of Minnesota
Ann McNamara, Texas A&M University
Betty Mohler, MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Karol Myszkowski, MPI Informatik
Adar Pelah, University of York
Sylvia Pont, Delft University of Technology
Erik Reinhard, University of Bristol
Veronica Sundstedt, Trinity College Dublin
William B. Thompson, University of Utah
Christian Wallraven, MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Greg Ward, Anywhere Software
Andrew Welchman, Birmingham Unversity
Bill Cowan, University of Waterloo


Call for Participation
APGV 2009

September 30 - October 2




Crete, Greece