Call for Participation

The first edition of The Graphical Web conference in parallel with the 10th international conference on Scalable Vector Graphics will take place from September 11 to 14, 2012, in Zurich, Switzerland, hosted by the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation of ETH Zurich at its Hönggerberg campus. At this conference you can learn about subjects varying from specialized technical visualizations to interactive multimedia art. On the program there are presentations, beginner and advanced level workshops, and the opportunity to meet people from the web graphics community, the web graphics industry and the relevant W3C working groups (SVG, CSS, HTML5).

The organizing committee is looking for contributors presenting a paper or teaching a course. Presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract in English with an approximate length of 400 to 800 words by May 7. The abstracts will be reviewed (2 reviews per abstract) and presenters will be informed about acceptance by June 5. If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit your full paper by August 30, according to instructions that will be sent to you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be published in web proceedings.

In the past we have suggested a list of topics for this conference. Now that interactive web graphics are natively available in all browsers and integrated into HTML, we want to hear from the web graphics and developer communities (web, mobile, and otherwise) on topics ranging from but not limited to art and design, integrated web experience, webapps and user interfaces, the sciences, mapping, data visualization, 3d visualization, and all other uses of interactive open web graphics.

Potential course instructors are asked to submit a course outline by May 7. The outlines will be reviewed by a committee and instructors will be informed about acceptance by June 5. Accepted course instructors will receive a free conference pass and admission to the dinner event. Accepted course outlines will be published as course descriptions in the program. Therefore they should be directed at those who might register for the course rather than the reviewers. Courses are half day in length, scheduled for the morning and afternoon at the day after the main conference. We are interested in proposals for both beginner courses and advanced courses to cater to the diverse interests of all conference attendees.

Thank you for your contribution by submitting a presentation abstract or course proposal!