IGS 2007 Home Page

IGS web site: www.cubs.buffalo.edu/IGS07
Conference web site: www.graphonomics.org/igs2007

13th Conference of the International
Graphonomics Society (IGS)

Melbourne, Australia
November 11-14, 2007

14th IGS Conference will be in Europe: www.graphonomics.org/igs2009

Updated: 9 July 2006; Comments: HLTeulings@***NeuroScriptSoftware.com

Paper Submission (4-page extended abstract)
April 20th, 2007
Author Notification
July 20th, 2007
Camera Ready Version
September 10th, 2007
Author Registration
(Each submission requires
at least one new registration.)
September 10th, 2007

Conference Chair: James Phillips (Jim.Phillips@***med.monash.edu.au)
Conference Co-Chair: Doug Rogers (d.rogers@***latrobe.edu.au)

Organizing Committee: From Monash University, La Trobe University and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia:

Dr. Bryan Found, BSc Griffith, DipEd Monash University, GradDipNeurosci La Trobe University, PhD La Trobe. Senior Research Fellow & Head Forensic Expertise Profiling, Laboratory Health Science. b.found@***latrobe.edu.au

Ms. Elspeth Froude, BAppSci (Occ Ther), GradDip Neurosci. Lecturer Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University. e.froude@***latrobe.edu.au

Dr. Allan Harvey, MSc Manchester University, PhD La Trobe University. Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Harvey@***rmit.edu.au

Mr. Rowan Ogeil, BA/BSc Monash. Research Assistant, Psychology, Monash University. Rowan.ogeil@***med.monash.edu.au

Dr. Jim Phillips, BSc(Hons) Adelaide, PhD Flinders University. Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Monash University. Jim.phillips@***med.monash.edu.au

Dr. Doug Rogers, BSc (Hons) PhD Melbourne University. Senior Lecturer, HP & A and Deputy Head of School La Trobe University. Director, Handwriting Analysis & Research Laboratory, Health Sciences, La Trobe University

Dr. Jodie Sita, B.Hlth Sc (Hons) PhD La Trobe University. Lecturer, Anatomy & Member, Forensic Expertise Profiling Laboratory Health Sciences. j.sita@***latrobe.edu.au

International Steering Committee

Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal (USA) pepeum@***wam.umd.edu
Dr. Venu Govindaraju (USA) govind@***cedar.buffalo.edu
Prof.Dr. Graham Leedham (Singapore) asgleedham@***ntu.edu.sg
Prof.Dr. Angelo Marcelli (Italy) amarcelli@***unisa.it
Prof.Dr. Rejean Plamondon (Canada) rejean.plamondon@***polymtl.ca
Dr. Hans-Leo Teulings (USA) hlteulings@***neuroscriptsoftware.com
Dr. Arend VanGemmert (USA) vangemmert@***asu.edu
Dr. Annie Vinter (France) vinter@***u-bourgogne.fr

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Additional resources

o Scrib-L mailing list on Handwriting Production, Recognition, Reading, Education, Expertise (Scrib-L)

o Bulletin of the International Graphonomics Society (BIGS) (www.cedar.buffalo.edu/igs/)

Conference Center : 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
Tel +61-3-9250 1849, Fax +61-3-9250 1808, Toll free 1-800-060 786
Email bqts1@***melbourne.rendezvous.com.au

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What is Graphonomics: Graphonomics denotes the scientific and technological effort involved in identifying relationships between the planning and generation of handwriting and drawing movements, the resulting spatial traces of writing and drawing instruments (either conventional or electronic), and the dynamic features of these traces. Visit the home page of the International Graphonomics Society at www.cedar.buffalo.edu/igs/.

History of the Conference: Thus far 12 International Conferences have been held by the society, which have regularly generated three special issues in leading scientific journals. Papers may be presented at the conference via oral presentation, work-shops or in poster sessions (subject to review by the organising committee).

Disciplines: The IGS 2007 Conference is multidisciplinary and papers will be considered (but not limited to) the following disciplines:

- Experimental Psychology
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Experimental Neuropsychology
- Neurology
- Neuroscience
- Biophysics
- Education
- Palaeography
- Brain- Computer Interfaces
- Letter design
- Forensic science
- Engineering (signal processing)
- Computer science
- Cognitive science
- Human Computer Interaction
- Motor Control
- Artificial intelligence

The Organising Committee invites authors to submit original and unpublished research, developments, innovations and case studies related to any of the fields of Graphonomics.


Topics of Interest

Handwriting generation: Biomechanical models; Cognitive models; Neural network based models.

Handwriting recognition: Human reading; Pen computing; On-line and off-line recognition; Writer identification and recognition; Signature verification, Interface technology.

Handwriting education: Handwriting and drawing skill evaluation; Teaching handwriting; Learning handwriting.

Handwriting analysis: Recording; Tracking; Processing; Tools (e.g. personnel screening devices, etc.).

Neuroscience: Development, planning and control of writing and drawing movement.

Medical applications: Handwriting disorders; Disorders and drugs.

Forensic applications: Handwriting features; Signature verification; Methods and Computer Tools

Selected papers will be invited for publication in:

o Human Movement Science

o International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

o Journal of Forensic Document Examination.


Contents and Order Information of Previous Issues.

Travel Support: www.NeuroScriptSoftware.com can support your presentation at the www.graphonomics.org/igs2007

Proposed IGS2007 pre- or post-Conference Tour

Please, email Rowan Ogeil [Rowan.Ogeil@***med.monash.edu.au] for questions

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12 Apostles. On 03 July 2005, the 50-m high member of the "12 Apostles" (in the foreground) collapsed. Read story at ABC News or at BBC News

SYDNEY, Australia Jul 5, 2005 — One of Australia's 12 Apostles has disappeared. One of nine limestone stacks that made up the famous landmark off Australia's southern coast collapsed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday apparently a victim of coastal erosion.Park ranger Alex Green said a family of sightseers watched in amazement as the 150-foot tower collapsed, leaving only eight stacks. "They said it sort of shimmered or shuddered and then fractured and collapsed straight down on itself it was almost like a building demolition," he said. The formation off Victoria State, called the 12 Apostles even though there had been only nine outcroppings, draws tens of thousands of tourists each year. It stands close to the Great Ocean Road, which winds along the coast. In this photo released by Parks Victoria, some of the nine limestone stacks that make up the landmark known as the 12 Apostles are seen off Australia's surf-pounded southern coast Sunday, July 3, 2005. A moment after this photo was taken the formation at left collapsed into the Indian Ocean, apparently a victim of normal coastal erosion, leaving only eight stacks for tourists to gaze at. (AP Photo/Parks Victoria, HO).
Mr Green said the collapse of the 45 metres (146 feet) tall stack was part of the natural process of erosion that had formed the rugged coastline. Close to the scenic Great Ocean Road in Victoria state, the Twelve Apostles draw tens of thousands of visitors every year. The stacks are made of rock formed up to 20 million years ago, and are created by the sea gradually eroding the soft limestone cliffs of Port Campbell. The stack that collapsed on Sunday was not the first such landmark to disappear into the sea. In January 1990 a formation called London Bridge - a natural arch that linked the mainland to offshore rocks - also collapsed. Two tourists were stranded on the arch until they were rescued by helicopter. But Mr Green said there was no danger to visitors as a result of Sunday's collapse. He added that the authorities were monitoring the safety of cliff-top lookouts nearby.

Koorie Heritage Trust building. The Koorie Heritage Trust building is on Elizabeth street. A free tram goes past the conference venue, and stops near the William Angliss School of Hospitality and the Koorie Heritage Trust building. The building is listed on city maps. www.koorieheritagetrust.com

Bus Trip down the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles.

A stop at the Twelve Apostles, an amazing set of natural rock formations, and the chance to explore the history of the area and the ‘shipwreck coast’

A stop at Loch Ard Gorge and the Blowhole.

The proposed tour would depart from the city and include:

A photo Opportunity at Kennett’s River where wild koalas are in abundance

A stop at the Otway Fly for a spectacular walk through the rainforest and a chance to see ancient plant life and ferns

A Dinner Stop somewhere on the way home at either the seaside-town of Port Campbell or Victoria’s second ‘city’ Geelong.

Penguin Cruise

Located 4km from the Yarra River in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, lives a colony of fairy penguins.

This tour would include a dinner aboard the boat, and a cruise along the Yarra at night.

Tourist Tax Refund. You can claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you take with you as hand luggage or wear on to the aircraft or ship when you leave the country. You can obtain more information at: www.customs.com.au and www.mcvb.com.au/melbourne-fast-facts.aspx

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