This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2014) which were organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), in cooperation with EUROGRAPHICS and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE VGTC. The proceedings here published, demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in each field that are challenging and worthwhile. GRAPP 2014 was organized to promote a discussion forum between researchers, developers, manufactures and end-users, about the conferences research topics and to establish guidelines in the developing of more advanced solutions. We received a high number of paper submissions for this edition of GRAPP, 85 in total, with contributions from all five continents which attest to the success and global dimension of GRAPP. To evaluate each submission, we used a double-blind
evaluation method and each paper was reviewed by at least three experts. At least two experts were from the International Program Committee. Among them the Primary expert was in charge of leading a discussion together with all the reviewers of the paper in order to propose an initial recommendation to the Area chairs and Program Chairs. The Area Chairs and Program Chairs made the final selection. In the end, 20 papers were selected for publication as full papers; 18 papers were accepted for short presentation and 14 were accepted for poster presentation. The result was an oral-paper acceptance ratio of 45% and a high-quality program that is attractive to experts from Computer Graphics area. We hope that these Conference Proceedings, submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI, may help the Computer Graphics community to find interesting research work. Furthermore, a short list of presented papers will be selected to be expanded into a forthcoming book of VISIGRAPP Selected Papers to be published by Springer during 2014. Moreover, we are proud to inform that the program also includes four plenary keynote lectures, given by internationally distinguished researchers, namely Stephan Diehl (University of Trier, Germany), Miroslaw Z. Bober (University of Surrey, United Kingdom), Andreas Holzinger (Medical University Graz, Austria) and Gudrun Klinker (TU München, Germany), thus contributing to increase the overall quality of the conference and to provide a deeper understanding of the conference interest fields. Finally, we would like to express our thanks, first of all, to the authors of the technical papers, whose work and dedication make possible to put together a program that we believe very exciting and of high technical quality. Next, we would like to thank all the members of the program committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and time. The area chairs namely Kadi Bouatouch (IRISA, France), Arjan Egges (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and Pere Brunet (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain), had a crucial and most essential role in the conference and therefore they also deserve a big thank you. We would also like to thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for sharing their vision in their talks. Special thanks should be addressed to the INSTICC Steering Committee, and organizing team whose invaluable work made possible this event. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in Lisbon, Portugal. We hope to meet you again for the next edition of GRAPP, details of which will be shortly available at http://www.grapp.visigrapp.org.
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