Call for Papers

The GI 2021 program will cover technical and fundamental contributions in both graphics and HCI. We seek submissions covering all aspects of graphics, HCI, and visualization. All paper submissions are rigorously peer reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee.

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 graphics papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions to the journals IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and Computers & Graphics.


Paper Deadline #1: Friday, December 18, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

Author Notification for Deadline #1: Friday, January 15, 2021

Paper Deadline #2: Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:59 PM EST

Author Notification for Deadline #2: Friday, May 7, 2021

Submitting to either one of the two papers deadlines is exactly equivalent. The review process will be the same for each. The only differences are the deadline and notification dates. All accepted papers will present at the GI 2021 conference in May 2021. The incentive to submit to an earlier deadline is earlier author notification. Papers rejected from an earlier deadline are welcome to submit significantly revised versions of their paper to the later deadline.

Paper Submission Information

Graphics Interface 2021 will use OpenReview. This system – common in Machine Learning and Computer Vision – allows for increased transparency and accountability during peer review.

GI 2021 submissions will continue to be double-blind: authors will not know reviewers’ identities, and reviewers will not know authors’ identities. Immediately upon submission, each paper will become available publicly and anonymously and time-stamped accordingly. This eliminates the need to post submissions simultaneously on ArXiv, and consequently authors are prohibited from deanonymizing their papers by posting them on ArXiv or elsewhere. After the review period, all reviewers’ scores and comments will be simultaneously revealed publicly and anonymously below each submission. We will not allow anonymous public comments from non-reviewers. Immediately upon decision of acceptance/rejection or withdrawal, the author identities of each accepted submission will be revealed. Authors of rejected papers may decide to withdraw their submission if they do not wish to keep a de-anonymized and time-stamped public record of their submission.

Papers can be of any page length (though a length between 4 and 8 pages is common). Length is expected to be commensurate to the size of the contribution. All papers will have the same presentation time at the conference and there will be no distinction made between papers based on length in the program, proceedings or digital library. Exact talk duration will be determined when the program is finalized.

Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template and submitted at: