SCA 2011 Call for Participation

SCA 2011 will be held in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, August 5-7 2011, immediately prior to ACM SIGGRAPH 2011. It will be held on the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia, providing an intimate location, highly affordable accommodations, and a spectacular banquet venue at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

The Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA) is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of computer animation. The tenth annual event unites researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of time-based phenomena. Our focused, intimate gathering, with single track program and emphasis on community interaction, makes SCA the best venue to exchange research results, get inspired, and set up collaborations. Don't miss out!

We invite submission of original, high-quality papers on computer animation, broadly defined as computation dealing with time-varying phenomena. Each submission will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty, significance, and clarity. Authors of some declined papers with high potential will be invited to submit their work to the combined posters and demos sessions. The SCA 2011 electronic proceedings will be archived in the EG and ACM digital libraries.

Best paper awards will be made this year, and honourable mentions to the top 10% of submissions. We will also be recommending a number of the best paper for an TVCG journal special section on SCA 2011 (details to be finalized).

This year SCA will feature keynote presentations by:

We invite work on a broad range of topics, including:

  • 2D, 3D, and N-D animation systems
  • animation systems
  • autonomous characters
  • clothing animation and simulation
  • expressive motion / communication
  • facial animation
  • group and crowd behavior
  • intuitive interfaces for creating and editing animations
  • mathematical foundations of animation
  • methods of control and artistic direction of simulations
  • nature in motion (natural phenomena, plants, clouds, ...)
  • new time-based art forms on the computer
  • novel time-varying phenomena
  • perceptual metrics for animation
  • perceptual foundations of animation
  • physical realism / measuring the real world for animation
  • physical simulation
  • planning / learning / optimization for animation
  • real-time and interactive methods
  • sound and speech for animation

as well as on related problems in robotics, game development, human-computer interaction, simulation, visualization, computer vision, and others. Paper submission details are given below.


We also invite submissions to the poster and demo session. As in previous years, the poster and demo session will be an integral part of the SCA program. The poster session will be held prior to the reception Friday evening and will follow a posters fast-forward session during which all presenters will have the opportunity to give a one-minute description of their work. Note that posters are not formal publications, so work submitted as a poster is still eligible for later publication, and will be exempt from inclusion in the ACM and Eurographics Digital Libraries. See here for details on poster submission.

We encourage any of the following types of poster submissions:


New this year! We will have a limited number of talk slots allocated for presenting recently published work at SCA. While the work will not be part of the SCA proceedings, this is a great opportunity to increase exposure for your recently published work. To be eligible, work must have been published during 2010 or 2011. Details regarding submission to be announced.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 6pm, US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Paper Submission Details

Online submission site
EG paper style
Presentation Template    Template.key    Template.ppt
email contact

Papers should be submitted electronically using the online submission system given above. Paper submissions must be anonymous and include the unique paper ID that will be assigned upon creating a submission using the online system. Format your paper according to the EG publication style given above. Papers should not exceed 10 pages and should be written and presented in English. Papers should not have previously appeared in, or be currently submitted to, any other conference or journal. Supplementary material such as videos may also be submitted electronically and will be made available to reviewers. All submitted material should not exceed 80 Mb. If you require additional space, please contact the program chairs at the email address given above. All papers will be reviewed carefully by the International Program Committee members. Given the limited time between submission and final version, papers will be evaluated as submitted.

To be included in the proceedings, authors must present their work at the symposium. Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for preparing a final camera-ready electronic version of their paper. In addition to the archival digital library proceedings, a proceedings preprint USB drive will be disseminated at the event. If an author submits supplemental materials for review with their paper, that material (or a revised version) must also be provided by the authors for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (USB drive and digital archive).