CDE, Industrial and Academic Events

Find out more about events that the CDE is arranging or taking part in.  Here you will also see notable upcoming industrial and academic conferences.  You can click on the date within the calendar to see whats on, or you can view the events and conferences by list.  If you would like any additional events added to the CDE calendar, please email Zoe Leonard.

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Sunday 23rd August 2020

Venue: Online Event

ECCV European Conference on Computer Vision 2020

The 2020 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020) is the top European conference in the image analysis area.


This conference follows the tradition set by previous instances of the conference, with the most recent in Amsterdam (2016) and Munich (2018).

ECCV 2020 will be a four day single-track conference, with additional activities: over 1000 posters, workshops, tutorials, and an industrial exhibition. The conference will present high quality previously unpublished research on many aspects of computer vision.

We welcome you to the latest instance of ECCV 2020, to be held in Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

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Monday 24th August 2020

Venue: Online Event

SCA 2020

This event will now be held as a virtual event online.  Please check the website for further details.


The 19th annual Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA) will be held in Montreal, Canada, August 24-26, and the symposium will be hosted at McGill University in Canada.

SCA is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of computer animation. It unites researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of time-based phenomena. Our focused, intimate gathering, with single track program and emphasis on community interaction, makes SCA the best venue to exchange research results, get inspired, and set up collaborations. We hope to see you in Montréal!

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Wednesday 9th September 2020

Venue: Online Event

17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

This event will now be held online.  Please visit the website for further updates.

ICCHP focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) and eAccessibility enabling a more independent life, participation, inclusion and improved services and support for people with disabilities and older adults.



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Tuesday 13th October 2020

Venue: Online Event

CASA 2020 - Computer Animation and Social Agents

This event will now be a virtual event online.  Please check the website for further updates. 

Notice: Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the submission dates have been extended. Please see the Call for Papers and Important Dates for more details.

The conference will be postponed in September 2020 and we will fix the conference dates shortly and keep you informed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

The 33rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2020) will be held on July 1-3, 2020, in Bournemouth, UK.

Bournemouth is a well-known seaside town in the UK with a very strong touristic resort tradition. The Conference venue is in the Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University. It's very close to the town centre and the city's 7 miles long golden beach.

CASA is the oldest international conference in computer animation and social agents in the world. It was founded in Geneva in 1988 under the name of Computer Animation (CA). In the last past ten years, CASA was held in Switzerland (2006), Belgium (2007), Korea (2008), Netherlands (2009), France (2010), China (2011), Singapore (2012), Turkey (2013), United States (2014), Singapore (2015), Switzerland (2016), Korea (2017), China (2018) and France (2019)..

CASA 2020 will provide a great opportunity to interact with leading experts, share your own work, and educate yourself through exposure to the research of your peers from around the world.

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Sunday 25th October 2020

Venue: United Arab Emirates

ICIP 2020

Bringing together 1,300 leaders in signal processing globally to exchange ideas annually.

The 27th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2020) will be held in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on October 25-28, 2020.

ICIP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on image and video processing and computer vision. ICIP features world-class speakers, tutorials, and industry sessions, and creates an excellent forum to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and network with the brightest minds in academia and industry that are working in this field. ICIP is the opportunity for industry executives with diverse experience and activity and researchers in distinct yet complementary areas, to discuss the development of emerging and next-generation in terms of technologies, applications, and services thanks to the workshops, panel discussions, and challenge sessions.

ICIP attracts students, professors, as well as researchers and engineers from industry. This includes many graduate students nearing the end of their study seeking new opportunities. For companies interested in recruiting students for full-time employment or internships, ICIP facilitates the exchange of information by organizing a Student Career Luncheon, where students could hear about various companies and employment opportunities, and students have the chance to network with company representatives.

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Monday 2nd November 2020

Venue: Online Event

Develop Brighton 2020

Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with nearly 3,000 game dev professionals.

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Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Venue: Bournemouth, UK

ICIDS 2020

About ICIDS 2020

The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners in game narrative and interactive storytelling, including the theoretical, technological, and applied design practices. The annual conference is an interdisciplinary gathering that combines computational narratology, narrative systems, storytelling technology, and humanities-inspired theoretical inquiry, empirical research and artistic expression.

ICIDS 2020 will be hosted by the Department of Creative Technology of Bournemouth University (Bournemouth, UK) at the Hilton Bournemouth conference facilities.

ICIDS 2020 will include invited speakers, research and practitioner presentations, art exhibits, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral consortium. This year’s conference will be built around the central theme of “Interactive Digital Narrative Scholarship” - this builds upon a recurrent issue in recent years of the conference which has sought to define the methodologies, scholarly, and scientific basis of Interactive Digital Narrative as an academic discipline. We hope to build upon this discussion as we continue to define the discipline of interactive digital narrative scholarship, anchor the community around it, and rigorously refine the terminology, theory, and methodologies within our field.

Update March 9th - Calls for Papers/Submissions now Live!:

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Tuesday 10th November 2020

Venue: Olympia, London

VR World

Now in its 4th year, VR World 2019 is a 1 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With multuiple in-depth event tracks and over 100 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

Register now to reserve your place for THE VR, AR and MR event of the year.

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Tuesday 17th November 2020

Venue: Daegu, South Korea

Siggraph Asia 2020

The 13th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will be hosted in Daegu, South Korea next year.

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