NICOGRAPH International 2018

June 29-30, 2018, Tainan, Taiwan

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Welcome to NICOGRAPH International 2018

The 17th annual international conference "NICOGRAPH International 2018", Organized by the Society for Art and Science and Tainan National University of the Arts will take place during 29th-30th June 2018 in the rich culture city of Tainan, Taiwan.

NICOGRAPH has quarter-century history. Its foundation can be traced back to 1985. The time-honored annual conferences have been organized by the Society for Art and Science since 2000, which aim at promoting the research combining science and art in computer graphics and related fields as well as to advance the development of interactive media art. In 2002, the first international conference NICOGRAPH International rose out of the domestic series, and since then NICOGRAPH international conference has been organized annually.

The international conference mainly aims at providing good opportunities for young researchers and students to exchange their ideas with young colleagues from all over the world. Through this activity, the organizing committee and supporting members hope to rise the next generation of leaders in the interdisciplinary field combining academy, art and industry.

From 2016, all accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings to be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) ( and submitted to the IEEE Xplore and Computer Society digital libraries and submitted for possible indexing through INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services. Authors of all accepted full papers will also be invited to submit an extended version to the special issue of Journal of The Society of Art and Science.

Topics and keywords of the conference include but not limited to: 

Computer Graphics 
Computer Vision 
Image/Video Processing 
Non-Photorealistic Rendering 
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 
Digital Art 
Video Game 
Content Design 
Affective Computing 

Important Date

  • Abstract Submission (Required): February 9th, 2018
  • Paper Submission: February 16th , 2018
  • Author Notification: March 20th, 2018
  • Poster Submission: April 2nd , 2018
  • Camera-ready: April 15th, 2018
  • Submission

    Submission categories include full paper (up to 8 pages), short paper (up to 4 pages) and poster (1 page). All papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Topics and keywords of the conference include but not limited to:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Compute Vision
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Visualization
  • Non-Photorealistic Rendering
  • Animation
  • Multimedia
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Digital Art
  • E-Heritage
  • Video Game
  • Content Design
  • Affective Computing

  • Submission Site (Click this link to start a new submission)

    All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings to be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) ( and submitted to the IEEE Xplore and Computer Society digital libraries and submitted for possible indexing through INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services. Authors of all accepted full papers will be invited to submit a revised version to the special issue of Journal of The Society of Art and Science. The papers must be written in English, and formatted to Conference Publishing Services Manuscript Formatting Guidelines, Please use the following templates for preparing you papers:

    Word Template (ZIP) or LaTex Package (ZIP)
    (8.5" x 11", US Letter).

    Authors may optionally upload supplementary material, which may include videos, audios and images to showcase results/demo of the proposed approach/system. With the electronic submission system, you can submit your papers and edit your submission as many times as you need before the submission dateline. The authors are encouraged not to wait till the submission dateline and register their paper titles and abstracts as earlier as possible to facilitate the reviewing process. By submitting a paper the authors confirm that their paper represents original previously unpublished work, and if accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper.

    Registration & Payment

    The online registration for "NICOGRAPH International 2018" is now open, and we are looking forward to an exciting workshop with a lot of highly interesting contributions.

    Registration Site (Click this link to start a new registration)

    * Please note that the registration cite is developed based on Google Doc, if you have problem with accessing it, please either use VPN or contact us from here.

    Registration Fee

    Early Registration:
    On or before May 1

    Late Registration:
    After 1

    (Member* with banquet)

    Japanese yen
    Japanese yen

    (Non-Member with banquet)

    Japanese yen
    Japanese yen

    (Member* with banquet)

    Japanese yen
    Japanese yen

    (Non-Member with banquet)

    Japanese yen
    Japanese yen
    *Member of the Society for Art and Science

    Please remind that:
    - At least one author of each accepted paper (full/short/poster) has to pay registration fee no later than May 1, 2018.

    Payment Information

    Early/Late registrant: Option 1

    Please make a bank transfer to 

    BANK NAME: Japan Net Bank Suzume-Branch (ID: 002) 
    ACCOUNT NO: 6996886 
    BENEFICIARY:The Society for Art and Science 

    BANK NAME: ジャパンネット銀行 すずめ支店 (ID: 002) 
    ACCOUNT NO: 6996886 

    Please note that transfer fee is not included in the above amount. Please make the transfer at your own expense. Participants from Japan are strongly recommended to take this option.

    Early/Late registrant: Option 2

    Please pay with credit card.  You will receive an email of payment instruction after submitting the online registration form.


    Honorary Chair

  • Gene Eu Jan (Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan)
  • Steering Committee

  • Issei Fujishiro (Keio University, Japan)
  • Xiaoyang Mao (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
  • Koji Mikami (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
  • Takayuki Itoh (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
  • Tsukasa Kikuchi (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (NAIST, Japan)
  • Conference Chairs

  • R.P.C. Janaka Rajapakse (Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan)
  • Yi-Ping Hung (Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan)
  • Kaisei Sakurai (Dwango co. ltd., Japan)
  • Program Chairs

  • Robin Bing-Yu Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Katsutsugu Matsuyama (Iwate University, Japan)
  • Publicity Chair

  • Akiko Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Youngha Chang (Tokyo City University, Japan)
  • International Program Committee

    • Takuya Akashi (Iwate University, Japan)
    • Enkhbayar Altantsetseg (National University of Mongolia, Mongolia)
    • Yosuke Bando (Toshiba, Japan)
    • Hsiang-Ting Chen (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
    • Lieu-Hen Chen (National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan)
    • Yi-Lin Chen (University of California at Davis, USA)
    • Pei-Ying Chiang (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
    • Issei Fujishiro (Keio University, Japan)
    • Osama Halabi (Qatar University, Qatar)
    • Masaki Hayashi (Uppsala University, Sweden)
    • Min-Chun Hu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
    • Shaojun Hu (Northwest A&F University, China)
    • Yuki Igarashi (Meiji University, Japan)
    • Andreas Iglesias (University of Cantabria, Spain)
    • Masataka Imura (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
    • Yoshihiro Kanamori (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
    • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    • Kouichi Konno (Iwate University, Japan)
    • Hiroyuki Kubo (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    • Yu-Chi Lai (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
    • Chao-Hung Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
    • Shih-Syun Lin (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan)
    • Wen-Chieh Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
    • Xiaoyang Mao (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
    • Kazunori Miyata (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    • Shinya Miyazaki (Chukyo University, Japan)
    • Shigeo Morishima (Waseda University, Japan)
    • Tomohiko Mukai (Tokai University, Japan)
    • Makoto Okabe (Shizuoka University, Japan)
    • Witawat Rungjiratananon (Pixar Animation Studios, USA)
    • Peeraya Sripian (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)
    • Tsutomu Terada (Kobe University, Japan)
    • Reiji Tsuruno (Kyushu University, Japan)
    • Taichi Watanabe (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan)
    • Hsiang-Yun Wu (TU Wien, Austria)
    • Chih-Yuan Yao (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
    • I-Cheng Yeh (Yuan Ze University, Taiwan)
    • Hongbin Zha (Peking University, China)


    NICOGRAPH International 2018 will take place in Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA) in the culture city of southern Taiwan.

    The School’s establishment was approved by the Executive Yuan in January, 1989. The preparatory office was established in 1993. The name Tainan National College of the Arts was officially adopted in July, 1996. The name was changed to Tainan National University of the Arts in August, 2004, an important event on the school’s timeline. The school is located next to the beautiful Wushantou Reservoir in Guantian District, Tainan.

    The mission of TNNUA is to nurture talents in the highly professional art fields. The School boasts a wide range of academic fields in related areas, comprising the College of Music, College of Visual Arts, College of Sound and Image Arts, College of Letters and Cultural Heritage, and Commission for General Education. It has yielded outstanding results in education since its founding. Under the influence of professional faculty and artistic environment, the School has successfully trained outstanding professional art talents in the field of art creation and research, establishing TNNUA as one of the most outstanding academic institutes which specializing in professional arts.

    In recent years TNNUA has invested much effort in exploring the possibilities of combining humanities and arts with technology. It formed cross-sector alliances with local industries from the field of digital technology, and proactively showcases the School’s creative capabilities in different fields of the arts. It assists in cultural rehabilitation and the building of a local humanities consciousness through continuous efforts in work creation and research. Through art exchanges, the school connects to the global community, bringing Taiwan’s art experts onto the international stages and demonstrating Taiwan’s potential in the field of arts. See more at: .


    Accommodation information and access

    Accommodation information

    1. Lixin Grand Hotel Tainan
    Address: No.218, Zhongzheng N. Rd., Yongkang Dist. Tainan
    Phone: +886-6-253 8788
    reservation form
    Participants who book Lixin Grand Hotel Tainan fill this form and directly send it to the hotel (reservation[at]

    2. Justwin Grand Hotel
    Address: No. 56-20, Zhongzheng N. Rd., Yongkang Dist., Tainan City 71072,
    Service hotline: +886-6-2426677

    Shuttle Bus Service will be provided between the above hotels and the conference venue from 29th-30th June 2018 for delegates. Delegates staying at other hotels will need to arrange their own transportation or could approach one of the designated hotels to take the shuttle.

    3. TNNUA guest house
    ( 1400 NTD per night with No towel, no brush tool, and no breakfast)
    For special discount rates(700 NTD per night) and reservation, it will be completed via Prof. R.P.C. Janaka Rajapakse. Please send the following form from you to Prof. R.P.C. Janaka Rajapakse (janakaraja[at]
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