NICOGRAPH International 2019

July 5-7, 2019, Yangling, Shaanxi

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Welcome to NICOGRAPH International 2019

The 18th annual international conference "NICOGRAPH International 2019", organized by the Society for Art and Science and Northwest A&F University will take place during 5th-7th July 2019 in the rich culture city of Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

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 (to be confirmed). 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, 2019
  • Paper Submission: February 16th , 2019
  • Author Notification: March 20th, 2019
  • Poster Submission: April 2nd , 2019
  • Camera-ready: April 15th, 2019
  • 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.

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    Program at a Glance

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    Honorary Chair

  • Dongjian He (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Steering Committee

  • Issei Fujishiro (Keio University, Japan)
  • Takayuki Itoh (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
  • Shinji Mizuno (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Hiroaki Sawano (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (NAIST, Japan)
  • Xiaoyang Mao (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
  • Conference Chairs

  • Kouichi Konno (Iwate University, Japan)
  • Program Chairs

  • Takayuki Itoh (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
  • Hiroki Takahashi (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Zhiyi Zhang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Publicity Chair

  • Yuki Morimoto (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Zepeng Wang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Local Organizing Committee

  • Zhiyi Zhang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Shaojun Hu (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Meili Wang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Long Yang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Zepeng Wang (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Mengbo You (Northwest A&F University, China)
  • Kouichi Konno (Iwate University, Japan)
  • Venue

    NICOGRAPH International 2019 will take place in Northwest A&F University in the high-tech city of Yangling.

    Northwest A&F University is a key national comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. As one of the leading universities in China, NWAFU is supported by Ministry of Education's "Project 985" and “Project 211”. The University is located in Yangling, Shaanxi Province, the birthplace of Chinese Agricultural civilization and today’s the National Agriculture High-tech Industrial Demonstration zone.

    The University originated from National Northwest Junior College of Agriculture and Forestry which was founded in 1934, and other research and educational institutes that were later founded in Yangling. In September 1999, approved by the State Council, seven teaching and scientific research institutions, namely Northwest Agricultural University, Northwest Forestry College, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest Institute of Water Resources Science, Shaanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Forestry, and Northwest Institute of Botany merged and became today’s Northwest A&F University.

    The past eighty years since the university’s establishment has witnessed generations of its faculty and students adhering to the educational philosophy of “managing state fundamentals, solving civilian livelihood, and respecting scientific research” and practicing the University motto of “Sincerity, Simplicity, Bravery and Perseverance ”. We give prime concern to our nation and people; we inherit Hou Ji’s resolution from the ancient time and practice “Farming Teaching” in modern way; we persist in close integration of production-learning-research, and have made significant contributions to China’s agricultural modernization and scientific research.

    NWAFU is the only education institution in China that is completely equipped with disciplines of agriculture, forestry, and water science. Currently there are all together 23 colleges (departments, institutes) and Graduate School, covering disciplines of agriculture, science, engineering, economics, business, liberal arts, law, philosophy, history, medicine, education, arts, etc.. The recruitment of undergraduate students has been initiated in 1934 and post-graduate students in 1941. During the past eight decades, more than 130,000 professional talents have stepped out of campus to work home and abroad, among whom 15 have become academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering; they have made outstanding contributions to Northwest area and whole China in world agriculture modernization and rural economic social development.

    NWAFU always aims at frontier development of high technology. In accordance with national and regional strategic demands, NWAFU has conducted applied researches in areas of Animal and Plant Breeding, Plant Protection, Agricultural Biology Technology, Agriculture and Irrigation Technology in Dry Areas, and Comprehensive Treatment to Water and Soil Loss in China’s Loess Plateau have developed distinguished features and priorities. NWAFU has acquired more than 5000 accumulated scientific achievements in various areas, among which over 1800 achievements are awarded. Outstanding research accomplishments include“Bima-1”, the most widely planted wheat variety in China, and “Xiaoyan-6”, the leading replacement variety. The university researchers also developed the apple variety “Qinguan”, the most commonly planted apple variety in China. The direct economic benefit of promoting these achievements values over 200 billion RMB.

    With “Issues of agriculture, farmer and rural area” as its development theme, NWAFU has always stuck to the practice of close integration of production-learning-research, and has developed from agriculture-oriented to agriculture-oriented-multidisciplinary-coordinated national key university. At present, guided by the new plan and strategy of NWAFU, all faculty and students are working together and striving to realize the goal of “highlighting close integration of production-learning-research, and constructing the world first-level agricultural university.

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