Dear colleagues

Please find below the announcement for IGS2011, posted on behalf of the Organizing Committee.

With kind regards,

Arend Van Gemmert

President-elect International Graphonomics Society (IGS)

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IGS 2011

15th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS2011)

June 12th - June 15th, 2011, Cancun, MEXICO

The conference takes place in the Live Aqua resort along the Mayan coast.

General Chairman

José L Contreras-Vidal, University of Maryland, USA


Horacio Martinez-Alfaro, ITESM, MEXICO

Juan Lopez-Coronado, University of Cartagena, SPAIN

Steering Committee

Daniel Bullock, Boston University, USA

Jose Carmena, University of California, USA

Leonardo Cohen, National Institutes of Health, USA

Mark Hallett, National Institutes of Health, USA

Angelo Marcelli, University of Salerno, ITALY

José d. R. Millán, EPFL, SWITZERLAND

Masaki Nakagawa, Tokyo University-AT, JAPAN

Rejean Plamondon, Ecole Polytechnique, CANADA

Hans-Leo Teulings, NeuroScript, USA

Francisco Valero Cuevas, University Southern California, USA

Elisa Van der Heuvel, NFI, THE NETHERLANDS

Arend Van Gemmert, Louisiana State University, USA

Annie Vinter, University of Bourgogne, FRANCE

Important dates:

Paper submission: December 10, 2010

Authors notification: February 1, 2011

Camera-ready version: March 1, 2011

Author registration: March 1, 2011

Hotel reservation: March 1, 2011

About the Conference:

The Conference theme is "Translational Graphonomics", and will be a single-track international forum for discussion on recent advances in the fields of science, humanities, arts and technology of fine motor skills.

Topics of interest are:

ˇ Brain-mind-machines: Brain-Machine/Computer Interfaces, Rehabilitation robotics, bio-robotics, Optimizing performance

ˇ Computational models: Biomechanical models; Cognitive models; Neural network based models

ˇ Pattern recognition: Human reading; Pen computing; On-line and off-line recognition; Writer identification and recognition; Signature verification, Interface technology

ˇ Education & Fine art: Handwriting and drawing skill evaluation; Teaching handwriting; Learning handwriting; History, Art & Music.

ˇ Analysis of fine motor control: Recording; Tracking; Processing; Tools

ˇ Neuroscience: Development, planning, control, learning and adaptation of grasping, writing, & drawing movements; Neuroimaging; Brain mapping

ˇ Medical applications: Movement disorders; biomarkers and drugs; rehabilitation therapies

ˇ Forensic applications: Handwriting features; Signature verification; Methods and Computer Tools (e.g. personnel screening devices, etc.)

Submission details:

Submitted papers (4-pages long, see Conference's website for template) should fall in one of the following categories: survey or tutorial, research and on-going research.

Survey or tutorial papers should present the state of the art for any of the topics listed above, possibly focusing on the role that inter-disciplinarity has played in shaping that specific field.

Research papers should describe either theoretical or experimental works that have reached conclusive results.

On-going research papers should describe partial/preliminary results, successful applications of well-known techniques to specific domains, original or enhanced algorithms, or experimental methodologies.


ˇ At least one author for each accepted paper must register for the conference for the paper to appear in the published Proceedings.

ˇ Selected papers will be published in Special Issues of Computers in Biology and Medicine and Human Movement Science.

For further information about the Conference, please contact the Conference Chair at

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Arend W. A. Van Gemmert, Ph.D

Department of Kinesiology

College of Education

Louisiana State University

112 HP Long Fieldhouse (Rm 46)

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

+1(225)578-9142 (office)

+1(225)578-3680 (fax)