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Abteilung für Computergraphik

 

Ivan Viola, Andreas Traxler, Helwig Hauser

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Preface

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 contributions.

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.

April 2004, Ivan Viola, Jirí Hladuvka, Jirí Zára

Contributions
Virtual Reality and Cultural Heritage
Ivana RUDOLFOVÁ and Veronica SUNDSTEDT
(Brno, Czech Republic,
Bristol, United Kingdom)
[.pdf-file] High fidelity rendering of the interior of an egyptian temple
Gerald BINDER
(Hagenberg, Austria)
[.pdf-file] PocketHouseAR - An approach to use a Pocket PC as interaction tool for augmented reality
Zsolt TÓTH
(Bratislava, Slovakia)
[.pdf-file] Towards an optimal texture reconstruction
Alexander TERBU
(Graz, Austria)
[.pdf-file] Virtual Cockpit: An alternative augmented reality user interface
Visualization
Matej NOVOTNÝ
(Vienna, Austria)
[.pdf-file] Visually effective information visualization of large data
Stefan BRUCKNER
(Vienna, Austria)
[.pdf-file] Efficient volume visualization of large medical datasets
Krisiztián OLLÉ
(Szeged, Hungary)
[.pdf-file] A computer assisted planning and simulation system for orthopedic-trauma surgery
Martin GASSER
(Vienna, Austria)
[.pdf-file] Fast Focus+Context visualization of large scientific data
Photorealistic Rendering
Miroslav SABO
(Maribor, Slovenia)
[.pdf-file] Improving advanced particle system by adding property milestones to particle life cycle
Martin SCHNEIDER
(Bonn, Germany)
[.pdf-file] Real-Time BTF rendering
Attila BARSI and Gábor JAKAB
(Budapest, Hungary)
[.pdf-file] Stream processing in global illumination
Dorota ZDROJEWSKA
(Szczecin, Poland)
[.pdf-file] Real time rendering of heterogenous fog based on the graphics hardware acceleration
Computational Geometry & Image Processing
Vid DOMITER
(Maribor, Slovenia)
[.pdf-file] Constrained delaunay triangulation using plane subdivision
Michal KRAUS
(Prague, Czech Republic)
[.pdf-file] Human motion and emotion parameterization
Jirí VENERA
(Brno, Czech Republic)
[.pdf-file] Searching for simple geometric shapes in raster image
Marián SEDLÁCEK
(Bratislava, Slovakia)
[.pdf-file] Evaluation of RGB and HSV models in human faces detection
Modelling
Gavin ELLIS
(Bristol, United Kingdom)
[.pdf-file] A conversion pipeline: From laser-scanned data to high fidelity rendering
Peter DRAHOS and Peter KAPEC
(Bratislava, Slovakia)
[.pdf-file] Animating human faces using modified waters muscle model
Piotr KUREK
(Szczecin, Poland)
[.pdf-file] A novel representation of 3D shapes based on modified sphere equation
Sanjin JEGINOVIC
(Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
[.pdf-file] Interactive 3D models -- From 3ds max to VRML
Hardware-Accelerated Rendering
Tomás BUJNÁK
(Bratislava, Slovakia)
[.pdf-file] Extended shadow maps
Márton SZABÓ
(Budapest, Hungary)
[.pdf-file] Hardware generated shadows
Oliver MATTAUSCH
(Vienna, Austria)
[.pdf-file] Practical reconstruction and hardware-accelerated direct volume rendering on body-centered cubic grids
Joachim HARABASZ
(Bonn, Germany)
[.pdf-file] Out-of-core terrain rendering with reparameterized textures
Invited Talks
Jirí ZÁRA
(Prague, Czech Republic)
[.pdf-file] Web-based presentations of large urban scenes
Alan CHALMERS
(Bristol, United Kingdom)
[.pdf-file] Recreating the past: Graphics and archaeology


The 8th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics is sponsored by the following companies:

SOFTIP

Visegrad Fund

Ministry of Education
of Slovakia

OCG

Tiani Medgraph

VRVis

Caligari

A.K. Peters
our
official
partner
this
year:
    
COFAX

Popper
and is orgainzed under the auspices of the Austrian ambassador in Slovakia Martin Bolldorf.