The International Symposium on Smart Graphics serves as a scientific forum
that attracts researchers and practitioners from the fields of computer graphics,
artificial intelligence, cognitive science, human–computer interaction, interface
design, and information visualization. Initiated by Andreas Butz, Antonio
Kr¨uger, and Patrick Olivier, Smart Graphics has been continued as a series of
annual events in Asia, North America, and Europe for more than a decade now.
The 11th International Symposium on Smart Graphics was held in Bremen,
Germany, during July 18–20, 2011.
Frieder Nake, one of the prominent pioneers of computer art, provided a
friendly welcome and invited the Smart Graphics community to the compArt
Center of Excellence Digital Art at the University of Bremen. In an evening
talk, he also shared insights from his interdisciplinary activities and research in
computer art, computer graphics, human–computer interaction, and semiotics.
Tracy Hammond, director of the Sketch Regnition Lab at the Texas A&M
University, kindly followed our invitation to give an evening talk on sketchbased
interfaces and intelligent user interfaces. Tracy Hammond holds a PhD
from MIT where she worked with Randall Davis in the Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
For their dedicated attention and careful review work, we sincerely thank
our Program Committee members and external reviewers—experts in computer
graphics, artificial intelligence, human–computer interaction, interface design,
and other areas relevant to Smart Graphics. Several authors reported that the
extensive reviews they received contained very insightful remarks and references
that helped to improve their work. Three reviews were collected for each submission
throughout all categories (full papers, short papers, and artistic works or
system demonstrations). The acceptance rate was 43.48% in the main category
this year: 10 out of 23 full-paper submissions were selected for publication in
these proceedings. This is accompanied by 16 contributions that were accepted
as short papers or system demonstrations.
We encourage all authors to continue submitting to the Smart Graphics symposium
series, and we wish all of you good luck and success with your future