Keynote Speakers

NICOGRAPH International 2024 presents keynote speaker sessions with three leading experts in the field of computer graphics, interactive techniques, and media art.

Keynote: Applications of Information Theory in Computational Aesthetics and Visual Computing

Mateu Sbert


Since its inception by Claude E. Shannon in 1949, information theory has been shown its applicability in many fields, from the original application in communication in noisy channels and cryptography to physics, linguistics, art, biology, economy, quantum mechanics and many others. Computational aesthetics was introduced under the presumption that computer-aided analysis can help to quantify aesthetic perception. Visual computing embraces all computer science disciplines dealing with images and 3D models, such as computer graphics, image processing and visualization. In this talk, we review the basic information-theoretic concepts of entropy and information channel, and show how we have applied them to obtain compelling results in the fields of computational aesthetics and visual computing.

keynote speaker

Mateu Sbert


Mateu Sbert is emeritus professor at the University of Girona. He cofounded and directed the Graphics and Imaging laboratory for around 20 years. His research interests include the application of Monte Carlo, Integral Geometry and Information Theory techniques to Computer Graphics, Visualization and Image Processing. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers on his areas of interest in peer reviewed journals and conferences, and the books Information theory tools for computer graphics, Information theory tools for image processing, and Information theory tools for visualization. He coorganized the first Computational Aesthetics conference, held in 2005 in Girona, and the 2006 Dagstuhl Seminar 06221 on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging.

Keynote: TBA

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Registration & Payment

Registration Fee

Early bird: until May 10th Standard: after May 11th On-site
Regular: Member † 30,000 JPY 35,000 JPY 40,000 JPY
Regular: Non-member 36,000 JPY 41,000 JPY 46,000 JPY
Student: Member †‡ 15,000 JPY 20,000 JPY 25,000 JPY
Student: Non-member ‡ 20,000 JPY 25,000 JPY 30,000 JPY

† Member of the Society for Art and Science or ADADA.

‡ Student presenter will receive a discount of 5,000 JPY.

Call for Submission

Submission categories include long/short oral paper (up to 8 pages) and poster (1 page). NICOGRAPH International 2024 reviewing is single blind, in that authors are not shared the names of the reviwers, but the reviewers know the authors. All accepted full/short 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.

Online Submission:

All papers (full/short/poster) must be written in English, and use the following templates for preparing your papers:

IEEE Templates (DOC, Latex, Overleaf) (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 deadline. The authors are encouraged not to wait till the submission deadline 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.

Authors can submit papers related to what has already been published in journals or conference proceedings. However, please be aware of the copyright rules of the previous publication, and be sure to cite the publication, especially, in case it has been published in a journal paper or a reviewed international proceeding. Authors also need to clarify a difference or progress from the previous publication. The previous publication is necessary to be uploaded through a submission form for the reviewing purpose.

Topics and Keywords of the conference include but are not limited to:

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

Venue & Accommodation

NICOGRAPH International 2024 will take place at International House of Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Minami-Osawa Campus.

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University is the only university operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It leverages a unique position to provide an education that nurtures human resources who can play an active role in responding to societal changes and to promote varied kinds of basic and applied research as well as research into issues in major metropolitan areas. These activities will contribute to the development of Tokyo and pioneer the global future.

International House

International House is used for academic exchange programs and as accommodation for international researchers and international students of TMU, and is intended to be conducive to the advancement of international exchange in research and education at TMU.

Address | 1-3 Minamiosawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0364, Japan


Please check the following link for the details of access to International Center (1st Floor, International House) from Minami-Osawa Station on Keio-Sagamihara Line (a 13-minute walk)


Please reserve appropriate hotels at your preference. We normally recommend hotels near Hashimoto Station on Keio-Sagamihara Line, JR Yokohama Line, and JR Sagamihara Line.

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In Cooperation with:


NICOGRAPH Code of Conduct

25. March, 2023(Created)
1. April. 2023(Board approval)

NICOGRAPH aims to contribute to the advancement and development of art and sciences through free and vigorous discussion while exploring the interface between art and science. To achieve this, it is necessary to create an environment in which each participant can engage in discussion in a safe and secure manner while embracing diversity. Therefore, we expect all NICOGRAPH participants to adhere to the following policies.

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  6. Conduct honest and fair discussions from an objective standpoint based on facts and data, and fairly evaluate the contributions of participants.
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  9. Disseminate information on the network while complying with the law and based on the agreements of participants for above 1-8 terms.
  10. Notify to the NICOGRAPH Executive Committee if you find any conduct that violates the above or that may threaten the operation of the participants or related organizations.
  11. All participants agree to and support following this policy and share a duty of effort to ensure compliance.
  12. Any participants who intentionally violate the above 1-8 terms will be disqualified from participation in events for a maximum of four (4) years. The NICOGRAPH Executive Committee will determine it through deliberate discussions.
Additional notes

If a participant behaves in unacceptable behavior at NICOGRAPH that violates the above, or has done so in the past, the NICOGRAPH Executive Committee reserves the right to take any action it deems appropriate:

  • Prohibit participation in any NICOGRAPH activities, including publication of papers.
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  • Suspend or terminate a membership of the Society for Art and Science.

The NICOGRAPH Executive Committee may take these actions for an offender who has a membership of the Society for Art and Science or not.
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