Call for Participation

The 9th international conference on Scalable Vector Graphics will take place from October 17 to 20, 2011, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, hosted by Microsoft at its New England Research & Development Center. 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 SVG community, industry and the W3C SVG Working Group.

The SVG Open 2011 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 April 20. The abstracts are reviewed by a reviewing committee (2 reviews per abstract) and presenters will be informed about acceptance on or before May 31. If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit your full paper by September 30, according to instructions that will be sent to you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be published in web proceedings.

Historically we have suggested a list of topics for this conference. Now that SVG is natively available on all major browsers and integrated into HTML, we want to hear from the SVG 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, and all other uses of SVG.

Potential course instructors are asked to submit a course outline by April 20. The outlines will be reviewed by a committee and instructors will be informed about acceptance on or before May 31. 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 150 minutes 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.