The Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA) has established itself as the premier forum for disseminating the latest research results in the computer animation field. SCA 2005 will provide an opportunity for computer animation researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions for the field.

To attract a broad variety of participants, SCA 2005 will be co-located with ACM SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, taking place July 29-31, 2005, the Friday to Sunday prior to the main conference. A selection of best papers will appear in the journal Graphical Models.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • autonomous characters
  • physics-based animation
  • facial animation
  • real-time / interactive game animation
  • group and crowd behavior
  • expressive motion / communication
  • nonphotorealistic animation
  • physical realism / real world sampling for animation
  • nature in motion (natural phenomena, plants, clouds,...)
  • learning / planning / optimization for animation
  • intuitive interfaces for creating and editing animations
  • sound and speech for animation
  • perceptual metrics for animation
  • mathematical foundations of animation
  • kinetic art forms on the computer

Important Dates:Note Change of Date!

Firm Deadline for Paper Submissions April 22, 2005
Firm Deadline for  Poster/Demo Submissions
April 26, 2005
Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification  May 24, 2005
Poster/Demo Acceptance/Rejection Notification
May 26, 2005
Camera-ready Two-page Poster Description due
June 1, 2005
Approved, Camera-ready Paper and Animations due
June 1, 2005
Symposium Dates July 29-31, 2005

The length of submitted papers should not exceed 10 pages, formatted in accordance with the required publication style. Manuscripts should be prepared for double-blind review; i.e., they should be anonymous and avoid revealing the author's names through the references. The scientific contribution(s) of the submitted paper must not have been published in nor concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal.

To be considered for review, papers must be submitted electronically through the SCA web site. (For instructions, see Submissions & Instructions for Authors.) Supplementary material, such as videos, may also be submitted electronically and it will be made available to reviewers.

Submitted papers will be carefully reviewed by members of the International Program Committee and selected external reviewers. Rejected papers with great potential will be invited as combined Poster/Demo presentations at a dedicated “Work in Progress” session; an accompanying two-page description will be compiled into a separate proceedings document with restricted distribution.

Two-page submissions directly targeting the Poster/Demo session are also encouraged  (see calendar above.)

Format guidelines and copyright forms can be found here.