Call for Papers

Graphics Interface (GI) 2017, the 43rd annual conference, will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from May 16th to May 19th, 2017. GI is the longest running conference in the field, consistently attracting high-quality submissions on recent advances in computer graphics, human-computer interaction (HCI), and visualization. All accepted GI papers will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library and will be open access in the Graphics Interface archive. The Michael A. J. Sweeney Award will be awarded at the conference to the best student papers in graphics and HCI. Authors of top papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions to IEEE TVCG and the Computers & Graphics journal.

Preview of the Conference

GI 2017 will be held in conjunction with Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of AI/GI/CRV 2017. A single registration provides access to all keynotes, invited and paper talks, as well as a common poster and demo session of the three conferences.

GI 2017 will have joint sessions for the graphics and HCI tracks. We seek submissions covering all aspects of graphics, HCI, as well as visualization. Authors must request that their submissions be handled by either the graphics or HCI sub-committee. In exceptional cases where significant overlap exists, a submission may be reviewed by members of both sub-committees. All paper submissions are fully peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and external reviewers. Papers normally have a maximum length of eight pages.


  • Karol Myszkowski, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik
  • Sylvain Paris, Adobe Systems
  • Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research

Invited Speaker Series Talks

  • Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
  • Alec Jacobson, University of Toronto
  • Ed Lank, University of Waterloo
  • Derek Nowrouzezahrai, McGill University
  • Tony Tang, University of Calgary
  • Nils Thuerey, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

These talks are in addition to those given by winners of the 2017 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2016 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.


The conference will be preceded on May 16th by a number of workshops, which will be advertised separately. These include:

  • The Second Canadian HCI Curriculum Workshop organized by:
    • Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto, Mississauga) and
    • Olivier St-Cyr (University of Toronto).


  • Paper Deadline: Friday, Dec 23rd, 2016, 11:59 pm PST
  • Resubmissions (from other conferences) are welcome until Friday, December 30th, 2016, 11:59pm PST (resubmissions must be accompanied by previous reviews and a cover letter). See below: Submitting a Cover Letter and Previous Reviews.
  • Author notification: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Submission Information

Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template. Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 23rd, 2016 (December 30th, 2016 for resubmissions, must include reviews and cover letter). The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning on December 1.

Submitting a Cover Letter and Previous Reviews

Authors of GI submission have the option this year to submit previous reviews and an accompanying cover letter (submitted as a single PDF). The previous reviews can be from a previous GI or other conference submission. The cover letter should describe the results of the previous review process and the subsequent revisions that have been made for the current GI submission.

Including this additional material is optional before the initial December 23rd deadline, but required for the extended December 30th deadline. This has been done to allow authors to revise previous submissions (e.g., CHI, Eurographics ) while ensuring the best possible submission to GI and, hopefully, a higher likelihood of success.

When submitting a cover letter with previous submissions authors may decide whether the material should be shared with external reviewers or not. Submitted letters and reviews will be available to GI committee members.