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Call for Papers

The ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (ACM SAP), formerly known as APGV, aims to advance and promote research that crosses the boundaries between perception and disciplines such as graphics, visualization, vision, haptics and acoustics. These fields can benefit from the exchange of ideas. The scope of the conference includes applications and algorithms in any area of research that incorporates elements of perception and computer science.

Our tenth annual event provides an intimate, immersive forum for exchanging ideas about areas of overlapping interests. We will hold the ACM SAP 2013 conference immediately prior to the 36th annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) that will take place in Bremen, Germany, from August 25th to August 29th. We aim to further promote communication between the core perception and computer graphics communities, and also bring back the symposium in its new form to Europe. The symposium will be hosted by Trinity College in Dublin.

We invite submissions of original work in all areas of applied perception. Relevant areas include:

  • Modeling, rendering, and animation
  • Visualization
  • Computational aesthetics
  • Haptic rendering, haptic input and perception
  • Computer vision
  • Color vision and color appearance modeling
  • Interaction techniques and interfaces
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual worlds
  • Display technologies
  • Auditory display and interfaces
  • Perceptual auditory coding
  • Spatialized sound
  • Speech synthesis and recognition
  • Sensory integration
  • Multimodal rendering
  • Spatial and temporal vision
  • Empirical perception research
  • Attention and eye movements
  • Statistical learning and perception of natural scenes
  • Perception of shapes, surfaces and materials


    Research can be submitted as a long paper (up to 8 pages and a 20 minute talk), a short paper (up to 4 pages and a 15 minute talk), or as a poster presentation (1 page abstract). Papers that are not accepted will 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 on this page. Submissions do not need to be anonymous.


    A poster presentation is an opportunity for authors to display and discuss achievements that are not ready for publication or already published in other conferences. The poster session is always an integral part of SAP with specific time allotted for participants to view and discuss the work. All poster presenters will have the opportunity to give a one-minute description of their work during a poster fast-forward session.

    Poster presentations are not formal publications. Therefore, we encourage all types of poster submissions, including previously published work to increase discussion and dissemination. Poster abstract submissions should be no more than one page in length and should follow the ACM SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines.


    All papers will be carefully reviewed by our International Program Committee. Papers will be evaluated as submitted, given limited time between submission and printing of final versions. Under a recent agreement with the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) and the ACM Publications Board, the strongest accepted papers will be offered publication as full papers in the ACM journal TAP. These papers will undergo a second review cycle, during which the authors will revise the paper to address concerns posed in the summary review (similar to conditional acceptances at ACM SIGGRAPH). Authors of such special issue papers must agree to present the paper at ACM SAP. As has always been the case, authors of regular ACM SAP papers can still submit to TAP regular issues with appropriate additions.

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    Quick Facts

    Paper submission
    8 May 2013
    Registration Open
    Online registration up to 12th of August
    22nd/23rd of August 2013
    Trinity College, Dublin



    Last modified: 30st of July 2013