Below is an invitation to participate at the SVG Open 2007 conference in
Tokyo. I hope that someone could do a course on Inkscape and a
presentation or panel discussion.
Thank you for your support and best wishes,
Call for Participation, SVG Open 2007, Tokyo/Japan, September 4-7
At this fifth international SVG Open conference, this is your chance to
discuss development experience, products, workflows and strategies
involving SVG. The primary conference language is English; translation
facilities will be available to encourage English-Japanese communication.
We invite all those interested in presenting a paper, or teaching a course
to prepare your proposals now.
Presenting a Paper
Presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract, in English or
Japanese, (approx. 400 to 800 words) by June 1, 2007 in XHTML 1.1 format.
The abstracts are reviewed by a reviewing committee and presenters will be
informed about acceptance on or before June 21, 2007.
If your abstract is accepted, then you will be asked to submit your full
paper by August 1, 2007, according to instructions that will be sent to
you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be published on the
conference CD and Web proceedings.
Presentations can take one of two formats:
* Regular Presentation: Spaced 30 minutes apart on the schedule, with
approximately 20 minutes spent on the presentation, 5 minutes for
questions, and 5 minutes for people to change rooms. Most presentations
will be in this format.
* Panel Discussion: Given 60-minute time slots, with approximately 15
minutes spent on introducing the panelists and agenda, 40 minutes of
questions and discussion, and 5 minutes for people to change rooms.
Panelists should be experts in a common area of specialization of interest
to conference attendees. If you would like to organize and lead a panel
discussion, then please submit an abstract containing the agenda, and
listing your panelists as co-authors.
The following are some suggested topics for your papers. This is just to
get you thinking - you are welcome to come up with your own topic area not
on the list.
* Mobile (handheld, in-car) solutions
* SVG authoring tools
* Publishing and printing with SVG
* SVG Text and Internationalization
* Accessibility of SVG
* Location-based services
* Business cases and case studies
* Workflow for creating and using SVG
* SVG and Digital Television
* Graphic design with SVG
* SVG for Webmapping and Online GIS/GML
* SVG for Multimedia presentations
* Server-side SVG generators and manipulators
* SVG authoring techniques
* Making graphics accessible
* Interactivity and scripting
* GUI frameworks for Web applications
* File format conversion
* Case studies
Teaching a Course
Instructors are asked to submit a course outline by June 1, 2007. The
outlines are reviewed by a reviewing committee and instructors informed
about acceptance on or before June 21, 2007.
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 in three time slots: morning
and afternoon of September 4, 2007. We are interested in proposals for
both beginner courses and advanced courses, to cater to the diverse
interests of all conference attendees.
Here is a list of topics of potential interest for courses. Feel free to
either volunteer for one of these or propose your own topic.
* Introduction to SVG
* SVG Authoring Techniques
* Creating Mobile SVG content
* UI Design
* Using SVG Tools
* SMIL Animation
* ECMAScript and the DOM
* Graphic Design
* SVG Filter Effects
* Rendering Algorithms
* Generating SVG from Database Content
For further information please visit http://www.svgopen.org/
, esp. the
call for participation: http://www.svgopen.org/call_en.shtml
Böschacherstrasse 6, CH-8624 Grüt/Gossau, Switzerland
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