Call for Papers

Call for Technical Papers

Shape Modeling International (SMI2015) provides an international forum for the dissemination of new mathem­atical theories and computational techniques for modeling, simulating and processing digital representations of shapes and their properties to a community of researchers, developers, students, and practitioners across a wide range of fields.

Conference proceedings (long and short papers) will be published in a special issue of Computer & Graphics Journal, Elsevier. Papers presenting original research are being sought in all areas of shape modeling and its applications, including (but not limited to):

- Acquisition & reconstruction
- Healing & resampling
- Correspondence & registration
- Shape transformation & deformation
- Compression & streaming
- Implicit surfaces
- Interactive design
- Interactive editing
- Sketching & 3D input
- Computational topology
- Exploration and analysis of shape collections
- Interactive design and editing
- Curves and surfaces
- Parametric & procedural models
- Volume & multidimensional modeling
- Multi-resolution techniques
- Subdivision methods
- Shape analysis
- Semantics of shapes
- Shape matching & retrieval
- Features extraction & classification
- Segmentation
- Shape modeling for 3D printing and fabrication
- Medical images computing and analysis

Paper Format (Full-length and Short)
The submission should be formatted according to the style guidelines for Computers & Graphics. Full-length papers should not exceed 12 pages, and short papers should not exceed 6-8 pages, including figures and references. We strongly recommend using the LaTeX template to format your paper.

We also accept papers formatted by MS Word according to the style guidelines for Computers & Graphics. The file must be exported to pdf file for the first round of submission.

For format details and LaTeX template, please refer to the Computer & Graphics Journal Guide for Authors.

Double-blind review
The SMI 2015 conference will use a double-blind review process. Consequently, all submissions must be anonymous.

All papers should be submitted directly via the journal online submission system of Computers & Graphics:

PLEASE BE CAREFUL! When submitting your paper to SMI 2015, please make sure that the type of article is specified as "SI: SMI 2015".


Conference Chairs
Mohamed Daoudi (Telecom Lille/ CRIStAL, France)
Bianca Falcidieno (CNR, Italy)

Program Chairs
Giuseppe Patane (CNR, Italy)
Jean-Philippe Vandeborre (Telecom Lille/ CRIStAL, France)
Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Important dates
Full papers due: March 9, 2015 March 12, 2015
First review notifications: April 6, 2015 April 13, 2015
Revised papers due: April 20, 2015 April 22, 2015
Final acceptance notifications: May 4, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: May 15, 2015
Conference: June 24-26, 2015

Call for Tutorials

The day before the conference, June 23, SMI 2015 will offer half-day tutorials on shape modeling and related topics. Proposals are sought for tutorials teaching the technical background of a given subject or demonstrating its applications. The duration of each tutorial will be 3 hours plus 1 break (30 minutes). Tutorial proposal (2-4 pages, Computer&Graphics guidelines) and requests for additional information can be e-mailed to the Program Chairs ( by 4 May 2015. The proposal should include: abstract and keywords; course description; schedule (including 1 break); targeted audience and background; lecturers biographies. Additional course material (slides, course notes) can be included in the submission.

Call for Fabrication and Sculpting Papers

Chairs: Ryan Schmidt, Jakob Andreas Bærentzen, Ergun Akleman

Important dates:
Full Papers Due: March 30, 2015
Acceptance notifications: April 30, 2015
Camera Ready Papers Due: May 15, 2015

This category that was first featured in SMI’12 is intended to encourage shape modeling practitioners from all fields such as engineers, architects or sculptors to describe methods and techniques relevant to their practice. We expect such papers to pose new questions and to motivate further research in shape modeling.

All submissions will be handled via the easy-chair system following a one-stage peer review cycle.
Submission website:

The FASE papers will be published in a special issue of the Hyperseeing magazine. This is similar to the publication of the SIGGRAPH art submission in the Leonardo journal. FASE paper presentations will be 15 minutes in length and they are likely to be presented in sessions that are held in parallel with some technical paper sessions.

For Fabrication and Sculpting Event, we solicit papers presenting original research pertaining to fabrication and/or the modeling of manufacturable shapes — whether objects of utility, sculptures or large structures such as buildings. Specifically, this includes but is not limited to techniques that are:

  • useful for the fabrication of digital models using an advanced manufacturing technique such as additive manufacturing, laser cutting or CNC milling.
  • useful for interactive or procedural design of manufacturable shapes.
  • useful where the modeling and fabrication processes are intertwined.

Thus, the scope is the intersection of shape modeling and fabrication methods/algorithms, and papers may focus on both the digital/theoretical and the physical domain or just one of these domains – as long as the connection to the other domain is clear. It is not a requirement that the techniques presented in the paper involve computation as such, but they need to have a clear algorithmic or mathematical element.