CESCG 2004 - Call for Participation
8th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2004
Budmerice castle, Slovakia; April 19th - 21st, 2004
Don't miss the first deadline (announcement of participation) -
it's already soon: December 4, 2003
We are proud to announce the eighth Central European Seminar on
Computer Graphics for students to be held in Budmerice (together
with SCCG 2004) in late April, 2004. This international seminar is
a continuation of CESCG '97, CESCG '98, CESCG '99, CESCG 2000,
CESCG 2001, CESCG 2002, and CESCG 2003, and previously held joint seminars.
CESCG is organized by the Institute of Computer Graphics and
Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, and the Department of
Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Comenius University, in
Bratislava. The seminar is again organized under the auspices of
His Excellency Martin Bolldorf, Austrian ambassador in Slovakia.
The main sponsor is SOFTIP company.
We are pleased to invite the following groups (in alphabetical order)
to actively participate in CESCG 2004 by sending students to the seminar:
Institute for Computer
Graphics, Graz University of Technology
Media Technology and Design, FH Hagenberg
Institute of Computer
Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology
VRVis Research Center for
Virtual Reality and Visualization
Department of Computer Graphics
and Multimedia, Brno University of Technology
Computer Graphics Group at the Department
of Computer Science, University of West Bohemia
Computer Graphics Group at the Department
of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, Czech Technical University
Institute of Computer Science II, Computer
Graphics Group, University of Bonn
Computer Graphics Group
at the Department of Process Control, Technical University of Budapest
Department of Applied Informatics, University of Szeged
||Institute for Applied Mathematics,
National Research Council
||Institute of Computer Graphics and Multimedia Systems,
Technical University of Szczecin
Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Comenius University in Bratislava
||Faculty of Informatics
and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
||Laboratory for Geometric
Modelling and Multimedia Algorithms, Institute of
Computer Science, University of Maribor
||Department of Computer Science,
University of Bristol
Please note that active participation with paper and talk must be
announced via email to cescg#cg.tuwien.ac.at until December 4, 2003.
Otherwise an active participation will not be possible! See below
for more details about the procedure of registering presentations
Additionally, participants who just wish to attend the presentations
and discussions are kindly invited. A registration fee of Euro 40,--
(to be paid directly at the seminar in cash) is requested from (inactive)
participants, i.e., seminar attendees who do not present a
paper or supervise presenters.
Aims and Scope of CESCG 2004
The main idea of CESCG is to bring undergraduate students, who are
interested in computer graphics, together across borders of
universities and countries. The seminar is also intended to be an
international event, where students can present their excellent work
to other students. Actively participating students are, therefore,
required to study computer science (or something similar) for at least
five or six semesters. Sufficient expertise in giving a talk as well
as reasonable knowledge of English language is also required for
Of course, the overall topic of the CESCG is computer graphics.
Specifically the following fields are covered by the seminar:
- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
- Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization
- Rendering and Global Illumination
- Animation, Multimedia, and Internet technologies
- Graphical Human-Computer Interaction
- Geometric Modelling, Computational Geometry
- Simulation and Graphics
- Artistic Rendering
- Image Processing, Computer Vision
Outline of the Seminar
CESCG is planned to be held in Budmerice at the end of April 2004.
Students have enough time to arrive at
Budmerice on the first day (in time), even from the far locations.
There are approximately twenty-four talks (including time for
discussions) scheduled for all three days in total. The program of
the seminar is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Time
for lunch and coffee breaks is reserved as well. After the first
and second day of the seminar, there are social programs in the
evening, e.g., going to a pub, and a possibility to sleep in
International Program Committee
Papers submitted to CESCG are reviewed by well-know researchers in
the field of computer graphics to provide the authors with
constructive feedback to improve their articles before publication.
This means that papers are not rejected due to reviewing, but
only recommendations on how to improve the papers are provided.
The following International Program Committee (IPC) has been
established for CESCG (alphabetically ordered):
- Andrej Ferko, Bratislava
- Markus Grabner, Graz
- Helwig Hauser, Wien
- Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos, Budapest
- Radoslaw Mantiuk, Szczecin
- Jiri Zara, Prague
- Pavel Zemcik, Brno
Again, we will have two very interesting invited talks by
- Alan Chalmers (United Kingdom) and
- Jiri Zara (Czech Republic)
The seminar language is English, i.e., CESCG papers are written
in English and presentations are also given in English language.
Active participation in the form of a published and presented
paper has to follow the following process: first a certain set
of computer graphics groups in Central Europe are invited to
participate through an according dissemination of the call for
participation. Then, until the first deadline, invited groups
announce their active participation to the CESCG organization
in Vienna via mailto:cescg#cg.tuwien.ac.at: groups tell the number
of presentation slots they would like to fill at the seminar (one,
two, three, or even more). Due to the limited number of talks at
a CESCG seminar (up to 24 talks or so), only one or two slots per
actively participating group can be guaranteed from the beginning on.
After the first deadline, and according to the total of all talk
announcements, the Vienna part of the CESCG organization compiles
a so-called preliminary program which states which groups can send
how many students for active presentations. Then, until the second
deadline, students prepare their CESCG papers and submit them for
reviewing to cescg#cg.tuwien.ac.at.
After reviewing, CESCG students
incorporate the reviewers' recommendations for improvements into
their papers and re-submit the improved papers for final publication.
Papers eventually are published in printed form (printed
proceedings), electronic form (on CD-ROM and as web proceedings),
and as presentations directly at the seminar.
The contributions are submitted in some directly printable format for
printed proceedings (device-independent Postscript or PDF) and the
paper source (LaTeX). To ensure some typographic quality of the
seminar proceedings, all submissions have to follow the guidelines
for authors available at http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/studentwork/CESCG/guidelines/. A LaTeX2e
class (implementing these guidelines) can be downloaded from this
Students are highly encouraged to include additional material in
their submissions. This additional material can be images,
animations, ..., and should be assembled on an HTML page which will
be included in the electronic proceedings on the web and the CD.
Note that only those contributions are included in the seminar
proceedings, that conform to the guidelines specified above and
which are submitted in time according to the schedule of the
Participation and Dates
To prepare a successful seminar, it is necessary to coordinate several
groups in different countries. It is obvious that this can only work
if all the participating groups stick to the schedule of the seminar.
The schedule for CESCG 2004 is as follows:
|October 29, 2003
||Call for Participation sent to invited groups.|
Invited groups need to check of whether they want
to actively participate in CESCG and if so, how
many students they would like to send.
|December 4, 2003
||Deadline for email-announcements of participation.|
Invited groups announce how many students they
would like to send for active participation with
paper and talk (names and titles not necessarily
known at this time). No more than one (or two)
talks can be guaranteed all from the beginning on
due to the increased number of invited groups.
|December 19, 2003
||Preliminary Program sent to participants.|
The preliminary program tells which groups send
how many students to the seminar.
|February 5, 2004
||Reviewing Submission Deadline.|
For reviewing purposes, two versions of the papers
should be submitted: one regular one and a second
one without names and affiliation (anonymized).
Submission details will be available on the web
page in time.
|February 20, 2004
||Reviews sent to authors.|
The authors of prospective CESCG papers receive
constructive recommendations of how to improve
their papers from reviewers from the IPC.
|March 3, 2004
||Final Submission Deadline.|
By this day, all contributions, reviews worked in,
must be submitted. Note that this year only a
printable version (Postscript or PDF) of the
contribution must be submitted. However, students
are highly encouraged to provide additional material
in form of images, animations, ..., assembled on
an HTML-page. Again, submission details will soon
|March 26, 2004
||Final Program will be sent to participants.
The final program lists all CESCG presentations
with names and titles as well as the date and time
of all talks as well as additional parts of the
program (social program, etc.).
|April 4, 2004
CESCG participants need to register electronically
until this deadline for regular attendance at the
|April 19 - 21, 2004
||CESCG 2004 will take place in Budmerice castle.