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About CGS

The computer graphics society (CGS) is an international, professional society whose purpose is to promote advances in computer graphics by exchanging ideas to find innovative solutions. It is an international non-profit-making association, run by volunteers, that is at the service of its members.

CGS invites researchers across the whole world to share their passion, experiences and novel achievements in various fields – like computer graphics and human-computer interaction.

CGS was formally founded in Geneva in 1992 by:
Prof. Tosiyasu L.Kunii
Hosei University, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, University of Bradford, The University of Tokyo

Prof. Rae Earnshaw
University of Bradford, UK

Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann President of CGS
MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. Daniel Thalmann
Épolytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

CGS has founded 4 conferences:
Computer Graphics International (CGI)
Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), formerly named Computer Animation (CA)
Pacific Graphics (PG)
MultiMedia Modeling (MMM)

Currently, two conferences are organized each year by the Computer Graphics Society:
The Computer Graphics International conference (CGI) that was founded in 1983 by Prof. Tosiyasu L. Kunii in Tokyo, Japan

The Computer Graphics International (CGI) is one of the oldest annual international conferences on computer graphics. It is organized by the Computer Graphics Society (CGS). Researchers across the whole world are invited to share their experiences and novel achievements in various fields – like computer graphics and human-computer interaction. Former conferences have been held recently in Ottawa, Canada; Bournemouth, England; Hannover, Germany; and Sydney, Australia.

The Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA) conference, formerly named Computer Animation (CA), that was founded in 1988 by Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann in Geneva.




Steering Committee

A steering committee (SC) of the CGS is composed of members, mostly who have organized the conferences in the past. It decides about the strategy of the CGS and the operations of its governing conferences. The SC also coordinates and maintains the CGS Membership that are offered to all participants to the CGS conferences. The SC requests a proposal including conference and program chairs proposals, keynote speakers, financial budget and dates to be submitted to the SC no later than 14 months before the date of the proposed conference. CGS Steering Committee Members:


Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Vice President:

A/Prof. Jinman Kim
The University of Sydney, Australia
Financial Chair:

Prof. Daniel Thalmann
Épolytechnique fédérale
de Lausanne, Switzerland
Awards Chair:

Prof. Marina Gavrilova
University of Calgary, Canada
 Publicity Chair:

Prof. Jian Zhang
Bournemouth University,
United Kingdom

CGS BOARD Members:

  • A/Prof. George Papagiannakis, University of Crete & FORTH, Greece
  • A/Prof. Frédéric Cordier, ICube Université de Haute Alsace, CNRS, France
  • A/Prof Hyewon Seo, CNRS, France
  • A/Prof. Zhigang Deng, University of Houston, USA
  • Prof. Pierre Poulin, University of Montreal, Canada

Research Highlight - 3D multiscale subject specific soccer player from MIRALab

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