International Graphonomics Society, conference; IGS2017, Aragonese Castle, Gaeta, ITALY, 18-21 June 2017
First Call for papers

General Information

IGS2017 is the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Graphonomics Society and will take place in Gaeta, along the central western coast of Italy, 18-21 June 2017.
The Conference theme is “Graphonomics for e-citizens: e-health, e‑society, e-education” and will be a single track international forum for discussion on recent advances in the fields of science and technology of handwriting and other graphic skills, and their impact on the daily life within the e-society.

Topics of interest (but not limited to) are:
Neuroscience: Development, planning and control of writing and drawing movement;
Handwriting generation: Biomechanical models; Cognitive models; Neural network based models;
Handwriting analysis: Recording; Tracking; Processing; Tools;
Handwriting recognition: Human reading; Pen computing; On-line and off-line recognition; Interface technology;
Handwriting education: Handwriting and drawing skill evaluation; Teaching handwriting; Learning handwriting;
Medical applications: Handwriting disorders; Disorders and drugs; Brain-computer interfacing;
Forensic applications: Handwriting features; Writer identification and verification; Signature verification; Methods and Computer Tools (e.g. personnel screening devices, etc.);
Cultural Heritage application: Historical document analysis and processing; Palaeography; Large digital archives: systems, tools and technologies.

Submission details
Submitted papers should fall in one of the following categories: survey or tutorial, research and on-going research. For further details about the submission procedure, see the conference website.

Conference highlights
The conference will host three invited speakers on neuroscience, forensic document examination and handwriting education, as well as a special session on graphonomics for cultural heritage

Important dates:
Paper submission: January 15, 2017
Author notification: March 15, 2017
Camera-ready version: April 30, 2017
Author registration: April 30, 2017

Early submission*: October 31, 2016
Early notification*: November 30, 2016
* For authors who need the notification before the end of the year.
At least one author for each accepted paper must register for the conference.

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General Chairman
Claudio De Stefano
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, ITALY

Angelo Marcelli
University of Salerno, ITALY

Steering Committee
Prof. José Contreras-Vidal (USA)
Prof. Marcus Liwicki (Germany)
Prof. Masaki Nakagawa (Japan)
Prof. Réjean Plamondon (Canada)
Dr. Celine Remy (France)
Prof. Sara Rosenblum (Israël)
Dr. Hans-Leo Teulings (USA)
Prof. Arend Van Gemmert (USA)
Dr. Jean-Luc Velay (France)
Prof. Annie Vinter (France)

Organizing Committee
Francesco Fontanella
Alessandra Scotto di Freca
Davide De Giuli
Alessandro De Rosa
Antonio Parziale
Rosa Senatore