IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

IEEE CG&A Special Issue on Quality Assessment and Perception in Computer Graphics

Final submissions due: 1 November 2015
Publication date: July/August 2016

The computer graphics community has successfully exploited knowledge about the human visual system (HVS) and its limitations for several years. As a typical example, the limits of the visual perception have been used in rendering systems to simplify the simulation of light photons and thus save computational time while maintaining high visual quality. As another example, visual quality metrics have been introduced to automatically evaluate the visual impact of artifacts introduced by rendering (such as approximate illumination) or by geometry processing algorithms (such as simplification). Besides these quality-oriented efforts, a large and diverse set of perception-related algorithms have been introduced, including best viewpoint generation, saliency estimation, material perception, and so on. Compared with the cases of natural images and video, perceptual computer graphics and animation have received relatively little attention thus far, despite their importance and emerging research trends in related areas.

This special issue of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications will be devoted to visual quality and perception for computer graphics. This field is increasingly active and spreading across diverse research areas. For this special issue, we solicit papers describing innovative computer graphics techniques related to perception in a broad sense. Topics of interests include, but aren’t limited to, the following areas:

  • Visual metric for rendering, tone mapping, 3D mesh, and 3D view generation.
  • Perceptually-based processing, simplification, compression, and rendering.
  • Near-threshold and supra-threshold models for computer graphics and animation.
  • Eye-tracking experiments and databases.
  • Saliency models and applications.
  • Subjective experiments and databases.
  • Approximation and filtering of material appearance.
  • Interaction of geometry, material, and illumination.
  • Perception-driven image capturing and display techniques.

Guest Editors

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Submission Guidelines

Articles should be no more than eight magazine pages, where a page is 800 words and a quarter-page image counts as 200 words. Please cite only the 12 most relevant references, and consider providing technical background in sidebars for nonexpert readers. Color images are preferable and should be limited to 10. Visit the CG&A style and length guidelines at We also strongly encourage you to submit multimedia (videos, podcasts, and so on) to enhance your article. Visit the CG&A supplemental guidelines at

Please submit your paper using the online manuscript submission service at When uploading your paper, select the appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript Type.” Also, include complete contact information for all authors. If you have any questions about submitting your article, contact the peer review coordinator at