Welcome to CESCG 2004!
After seven exciting years of CESCG we are again happy to introduce a lot
of very interesting student work (24 papers!) presented at CESCG 2004 in
Budmerice, Slovakia, in April 2004.
After the brilliant organization of CESCG 2003 by Thomas Theußl
(and others), we knew that it would be a hard job to organize CESCG 2004 on an
acceptable level. However, the introduction of new features to CESCG such as
the integration of color plates within the proceedings, for example, make us
hope that CESCG attendees again will be satisfied with this student conference.
Also, a larger team was set up to make sure that we would keep up the high
quality of this Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics.
So who are the CESCG heroes that made things happen this year?
At first Helwig Hauser is named, also called the mother of CESCG.
Helwig was involved in every single job, always helping with valuable remarks
and suggestions. We also thank other helping hands from Vienna, especially
Andreas Traxler for his perfect work in all kinds of jobs,
Robert Kosara for the organization of the reviewing process,
Helmut Doleisch for keeping the web pages up-to-date,
Markus Hadwiger for the CD production, and
Michael Knapp for the new logo design. We are very thankful
to CESCG organizers from Bratislava, namely Andrej Ferko,
also known as the father of CESCG, Stanislav Stanek,
and Marek Zimanyi for proceedings and CD production, and the
excellent on-site organization.
The main idea of CESCG is to bring students of computer graphics together across
boundaries of universities and countries. Therefore we are proud to state that
we have achieved a record number of 15 participating institutions and a
conference program consisting of 24 valuable student works and two invited talks.
We are also proud that for the first time students from Szeged, Hungary;
Szeczin, Poland; Hagenberg, Austria; Bristol, United Kingdom; and
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina contributed to the seminar.
We of course also welcome groups from Bratislava, Slovakia (UK and STU);
Brno and Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Maribor, Slovenia;
Bonn, Germany; and Graz and Vienna (TU and VRVis), Austria for their repeated
The informal reviewing process, introduced by Tom, was also pursued this year.
We would like to thank the members of the International Program
Committee for their contribution in the reviewing process.
The IPC of CESCG 2004 consists of
- Ferko, Andrej
- Grabner, Markus
- Hauser, Helwig
- Mantiuk, Radoslaw
- Szirmay-Kalos, László
- Zemcík, Pavel
- Zára, Jirí
This year, the CESCG seminar is organized in the spirit of Cultural Heritage.
Invited talks this year are held by Jirí Zára from the Czech
Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, about
''Web-Based Presentations of Large Urban Scenes'' and Alan Chambers from the
University of Bristol, United Kingdom, about ''Recreating the Past: Graphics
and Archaeology''. The seminar features an exhibition called ''Virtual Heart
of Europe''. The seminar is held under the auspices of the Austrian Ambassador
in Slovakia, his Excellency Martin Bolldorf, and is co-organized with the Spring
Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG), which takes place right after the seminar.
The organization of the seminar, with the de facto no expenses for the students,
requires funding. We are very thankful to sponsors of CESCG 2004:
- the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic;
- SOFTIP, a Slovak information technology provider;
- OCG, the Austrian Computer Association;
- Tiani Medgraph, Vienna, a company in the field of medical applications;
- Visegrad Fund, a Fund to strenghten the ties between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia;
- VRVis, a research center for virtual reality and visualization in Vienna;
- AK Peters Ltd, a publisher of scientific books;
- Caligari Corporation, a company in field of 3D modelling and rendering software.