Expressive is an annual joint symposium of originally three symposia that revolve around expressive aspects of computer graphics:
- Computational Aesthetics (CAe)
- Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR)
- Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM)
It is the most specialized symposium for expressive computer graphics where you get plenty of constructive feedback on your work and get to know most authors and researchers on a personal level. It is a great opportunity to showcase your work and get to know the niche expressive community. The best conference papers are usually invited to submit extended versions of the papers to Computers & Graphics (C&G).
Expressive is co-located with either Eurographics or Siggraph, depending on which year it is held at.
Siggraph & Siggraph Asia
ACM's Siggraph & Siggraph Asia are annual conferences held in North America and Asia, respectively. These conferences are the largest for computer graphics and interactive techniques and embody a melting pot of research and industry. Computer graphics research advancements are presented, together with commercial exhibits, demos, educational sessions, art and an animation film festival. Research contributions at Siggraph in expressive rendering are welcome, though they tend to prefer generalized approaches that augment the overall contribution to the computer graphics field. Siggraph also takes high pride in the 'wow factor' of the research results, so make sure to have polished visuals to accompany your paper. Siggraph papers are automatically published in a special issue of Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
Eurographics is an annual conference held in Europe. This conference is considered the Siggraph of Europe and is equally highly regarded in the computer graphics community. Research contributions in expressive rendering are welcome, though they tend to prefer generalized approaches that augment the overall contribution to the computer graphics field. Eurographics papers don't necessarily need impressive visual results, it usually focuses solely on the novel technical contribution. Eurographics papers are automatically published in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)