About SMI

Shape Modeling International (SMI 2019), which this year is part of the International Geometry Summit, 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 Computer & Graphics Journal, Elsevier. Papers presenting original research are being sought in all areas of shape modeling and its applications.

More information on topics, submission guidelines, and important dates are given below.

Co-located event

SMI 2019 will be co-located with the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM 2019), the SIAM Conference on Computational Geometric Design (SIAM 2019), the International Conference on Geometric Modelling and Processing (GMP2019), as part of the Geometry Summit 2019.

The Fabrication and Sculpting Event (FASE 2019) will be organized in co-location with SMI 2019. FASE2019 will present original research at the intersection of theory and practice in shape modeling, fabrication and sculpting. SMI2019 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. For more details, check the SMI2019 website.

When and Where

The symposium will take place from June 19th to 21th at Vancouver, Canada.

SMI19: Submitting a Paper


Full paper submission: Monday, March 11th
First review notification: Monday, April 15th
Revised papers: Thursday, May 2th
Second review notification: Wednesday, May 15th
Camera ready full papers due: Monday, May 20th
Conference: Wednesday to Friday,June 19th-21th

All deadlines at 23:59 UTC/GMT


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


Papers should present previously unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

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 Computers & Graphics Guide for Authors.

The SMI 2019 conference will use a double-blind review process. Consequently, all submissions must be anonymous. All papers should be submitted directly via the journal online submission system of Computers & Graphics (click here). When submitting your paper to SMI 2019, please make sure that the type of article is specified as "SI: SMI 2019”.

Any accepted paper is required to have at least one registered author to attend and present the paper at the conference.

Replicability Stamp

SMI 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. The Graphics Replicability Stamp Initiative (GRSI) is an independent group of volunteers who want to help the community by enabling sharing of code and data as a community resource for non-commercial use. The volunteers review the submitted code and certify its replicability, awarding a replicability stamp, which is an additional recognition for authors of accepted papers who are willing to provide a complete implementation of their algorithm, to replicate the results presented in their paper. The replicability stamp is not meant to be a measure of the scientific quality of the paper or of the usefulness of presented algorithms. Rather, it is meant to be an endorsement of the replicability of the results presented in it!

The paper and the recognition of the service provided to the community by releasing the code. Submissions for the replicability stamp will be considered only after the paper has been fully accepted. Submissions that are awarded the replicability stamp will receive additional exposure by being listed on this website. The purpose of this stamp is to promote reproducibility of research results and to allow scientists and practitioners to immediately benefit from state-of-the-art research results, without spending months re-implementing the proposed algorithms and trying to find the right parameter values. We also hope that it will indirectly foster scientific progress, since it will allow researchers to reliably compare with and to build upon existing techniques, knowing that they are using exactly the same implementation. This is an initiative supported by a growing list of publishers, journals, and conferences.

The submission procedure is lightweight (click here to see requirements) and we encourage the authors of accepted papers to participate by filling the form that they received in the acceptance letter. The papers with the replicability stamp will receive additional exposure during SMI, and will be listed on the replicability stamp website.

The qualified papers will be decorated with the logo in the program
(logo design by Michela Mortara)

SMI 2019 Conference Chairs

International Program Committee  


SMI 2019