Call for Papers

Graphics Interface (GI) 2019, the 45th annual conference, will be held at Queens’ University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from May 28 – 31, 2019. 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 the journals IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and Computers & Graphics.

GI 2019 will be held in conjunction with Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of AI/GI/CRV 2019. A single registration provides access to all keynotes, invited and paper talks, as well as the common poster/demo session for the three conferences.

GI 2019 consists of both Graphics and HCI tracks, along with several joint sessions. 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 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.

Keynote Speakers

  • Otmar Hilliges (ETH Zurich)
  • Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (Simon Fraser University)

Invited Speaker Series Talks

  • Duygu Ceylan (Adobe Research)
  • Simon Clavet (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Audrey Girouard (Carleton University)
  • David Levin (University of Toronto)
  • Lennart Nacke (University of Waterloo)
  • Matthew O’Toole (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Stacey Scott (University of Guelph)

In addition, talks will be given by the winners of the 2019 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2018 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.


  • Paper Deadline: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:59 pm EST
  • Author Notification: Monday, March 4th, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: Monday, March 18th, 2019, 11:59 pm EST

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 The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions at the start of December.

Submitting a Cover Letter and Previous Reviews

Authors of GI submission have the option to submit previous reviews and an accompanying cover letter (submitted as a single PDF). The previous reviews can be from a previous GI or any 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. 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.