Call for Papers: RIDT'98

From: Martin J. Dürst (
Date: Fri Aug 29 1997 - 09:01:42 EDT

Dear Colleagues,

Below is the Call for Papers for Raster Imaging and Digital Typography
(RIDT'98). It is a conference that takes place every two to four years
and is exclusively dedicated to typography, fonts, and raster devices.
Work dedicated to non-Latin scripts is of course very wellcome, too.

Please forward it to whomever you think could be interested.

With kind regards, Martin.



RIDT'98 is the successor of the previous conferences RIDT'89, RIDT'91,
and RIDT'94. The aim of RIDT'98 is to bring together scientists and
designers/artists and to create the conditions for a fruitful
exchange of views.

While the basic problems of character reproduction on printing
devices have been solved, many issues remain open and are the subject of
further research. Current research focuses on font models and on the
recovery of the coherence implicit in the design of the characters of
a font. Can common features within a given font be extracted and
modified in a coherent manner? Legibility and readability, both for
screen (especially for the Web) and printed fonts, remain important issues.
Besides topics related to typography, RIDT'98 also welcomes contributions
in the field of 2D imaging, i.e. colour image acquisition, display and
reproduction issues as well as non-realistic 2D rendering of images.

The RIDT'98 Workshop will be held in connection with EP'98
(, in St-Malo, from March 30th to
April 1st 1998. Details about the RIDT'98 Call for Papers can be found at

Papers, tutorials and workshops are solicited on subjects related to :

        - Models for the analysis & synthesis of typographic characters
        - Synthesizing non-Latin character alphabets and
          managing multi-lingual fonts
        - Typography for displays and the World Wide Web
        - Typography and human perception issues
        - Advanced computer-aided design of fonts
        - Font quality issues
        - Simulation of handwriting
        - Font and character recognition
        - Characters for handicapped persons
        - Colour image acquisition, display and reproduction issues
        - Non-realistic 2D imaging & halftoning techniques

Deadlines are October 15th for the submission of papers,
acceptance/rejection will be notified by November 15th and the
final electronic version of the paper is due by December 15th.
Paper submissions should be transferred as Poscript files (*.ps) or
frameMaker files (*.mif) by anonymous ftp : "ftp",
name: "anonymous", "cd incoming/lsp", "put filename",
put "readme.filename". Put the first author's family name in the
filename and give your full coordinates in the readme file.
Hard copy paper submissions may be mailed in 4 exemplars to
Prof. Roger D. Hersch, LSP-EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switerland.

Tutorial and workshop proposals (half-day or full-day) should also
be made by October 15th, by submitting a short description
to both the workshop chairman (, fax +4121 693 66 80)
and the tutorial chairman (, fax +411 363 00 35).

Workshop Chairman: Roger D. Hersch, EPFL, Switzerland
Workshop Vice-chairman Jakob Gonczarowski, Typographics Ltd,
                                Jerusalem, Israel
Tutorial Chairman: Martin Dürst, Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland
Local Organisation Chairman: Jacques André, INRIA, Rennes, France

Program Committee

Jacques André, INRIA-Rennes, France
Charles Bigelow, Stanford University, USA
Daniel Dardailler, Consortium WWW, Inria/Sophia-Antipolis, France
Luc Devroye, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Martin Dürst, Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland
Jakob Gonczarowski, Typographics Ltd, Jerusalem, Israel
André Gürtler, School of Design, SfG-AGS, Basel, Switzerland
Roger D. Hersch, EPFL, Lausanne, Switerland
John Hobby, Bell Laboratories, USA
Bill Hill, Microsoft Inc, Seattle, USA
Peter Karow, Hamburg, Germany
Victor Klassen, Xerox Webster Research Center, USA
Hideko Kunii, Ricoh Company Inc., Japan
Robert Morris, Univ. of Massachussetts, Boston, USA
Yoshio Ohno, Keio University, Japan
Victor Ostromoukhov, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Theo Pavlidis, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Richard Rubinstein, Cognitive Construction Co., USA
David Salesin, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, USA
Juergen Schönhut, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Peter Stucki, Univ. of Zurich, Switerland

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