AniNex @ Edutainment 2017

The 3rd Workshop for EU IRSES project on Next Generation Computer Animation Techniques – “AniNex” at Edutainment 2017, Bournemouth, U. K.

June 23, 2017

Chair: Dr. Jian Chang – The National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University
Co-Chair: Prof Nadia Magnenat Thalmann – MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof Jian J Zhang  – The National Centre for Computer Animation, Centre for Digital Entertainment, Bournemouth University

The “AniNex” ( is an EU FP7 funded exchange project, which is designed to prepare and lead the development of next generation techniques related to computer animation and its applications. The workshop will be coordinated as part of the Edutainment conference programme at Bournemouth in June 2017 (

A post session proceeding for the workshop (which is separate from the conference proceeding) will be published at the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) by Springer. Papers with potential will be recommended to submit extended and significantly revised versions to be considered for publication in a list of Journals (please see a list of the journals here:

Submission of extended abstracts (up to 2 A4 pages): 23rd Apr, 2017
Notification of results (successful submissions will be invited to be presented as either full papers or posters at the workshop, all of which will be invited to submit a full version to be considered for the LNCS): 2nd May, 2017
Submission of full papers for the LNCS proceeding: 7th Jun, 2017
The LNCS proceeding notification: 16 Jun, 2017
Camera ready version for publication: 10 Aug, 2017

We would like to invite submissions of posters to disseminate the research at the workshop, which covers topics related to computer animation techniques and digital content generation, including but not limited to:

Advanced physically based animation techniques and dynamics

  • Geometric modelling
  • Physics-based animation, animation and simulation of natural environments
  • Deformation and fluid simulation
  • Rendering techniques
  • Collision detection
  • GPU based modelling and simulation

Advanced character animation and modelling

  • Facial modelling in computer animation
  • Character rigging and skinning
  • Animation from motion capture
  • Crowd simulation, artificial intelligence and games
  • Social agent and applications

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Applications

  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Virtuality and Augmented Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Sensor and Sensor Technology
  • Novel HCI design

Machine Learning for Computer Graphics

  • Supervised and unsupervised learning in computer vision and computer graphics
  • Machine learning in motion data retrieval and analysis
  • Machine learning in facial expression and emotion modelling

We welcome participants of different disciplines across the world and submissions related to computer graphics and digital content generation which are not necessarily listed above.

Authors are welcome to send their queries through email to or Dr Jian Chang All papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference system (

Details of the programme and news will follow soon at the website.