Call for Papers

Important notice to all SMI attendees: SMI 2020 will be organised as a teleconference due to the coronavirus outbreak. The conference program will be exactly the same as previously years; it will include paper presentations, keynote talks and several workshops but everything will be done using remote conferencing services. All attendees will participate to the conference remotely with video/audio and slide sharing; there will be no on-site participation.


Shape Modeling International (SMI 2020) provides an international forum for the dissemination of new mathematical theories and computational techniques for modeling, simulating and processing digital representations of shapes and their properties to a community of researchers, developers, students, and practitioners across a wide range of fields. Conference proceedings (long and short papers) will be published in a Special Issue of Computers & Graphics Journal, Elsevier. Papers presenting original research are being sought in all areas of shape modeling and its applications.

SMI 2020 will be co-located with the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM 2020) and the Fabrication and Sculpting Event (FASE 2020). SMI 2020 will be hosted at the University of Strasbourg and organised by the ICube laboratory. FASE 2020 will present original research at the intersection of theory and practice in shape modeling, fabrication and sculpting. SMI2020 also participates in the Replicability Stamp Initiative, an additional recognition for authors who are willing to go one step further, and in addition to publishing the paper, provide a complete open-source implementation.

We invite submissions related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Acquisition & reconstruction
  • Behavior and animation models
  • Compression & streaming
  • Computational topology
  • Correspondence & registration
  • Curves & surfaces
  • Deep Learning Techniques for Shape Processing
  • Digital Fabrication & 3D Printing
  • Exploration of shape collections
  • Feature extraction and classification
  • Healing & resampling
  • Implicit surfaces
  • Interactive modeling, design & editing
  • Medial and skeletal representations
  • Parametric & procedural models
  • Segmentation
  • Semantics of shapes
  • Shape analysis and retrieval
  • Shape correspondence and retrieval
  • Shape modeling applications (Biomedical, GIS, Artistic/cultural and others)
  • Shape statistics
  • Shape transformation, bending & deformation
  • Simulation
  • Sketching & 3D input modalities
  • Triangle and polygonal meshes
  • Shape modeling for 3D printing and fabrication
  • Biomedical applications
  • Artistic and cultural applications



Papers should present previously unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

The SMI 2020 conference will use a double-blind review process. Consequently, all submissions must be anonymous. All papers should be submitted using the SRM website.

Submissions should be formatted according to the style guidelines for the Computers &Graphics Journal and should not exceed 12 pages, including figures and references. We strongly recommend using the LaTeX template to format your paper. We also accept papers formatted by MS Word according to the style guidelines for Computers & Graphics. The file must be exported to pdf file for the first round of submission. For format details, please refer to the Computers & Graphics Journal Guide for Authors.



  • Full paper submission: March 11, 2020 (no extension possible)
  • First review notification: April 6, 2020
  • Revised papers: April 20, 2020
  • Second review notification: April 29, 2020
  • Final version: May 4, 2020
  • Conference: June 2-4, 2020


  • Loïc Barthe (University of Toulouse, France)
  • Frédéric Cordier (University of Haute-Alsace, France)
  • Hui Huang (Shenzhen University, China)



  • David Bommes (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Nico Pietroni (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Ruizhen Hu (Shenzhen University, China)


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