CESCG 2006 - Call for Participation
10th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2006
Castá-Papiernicka Centre, Slovakia; April 24th - 26th, 2006
Ten-Years-Of-CESCG Celebration !!
Don't miss the first deadline (announcement of participation) -
it's already soon: December 13, 2005
We are proud to announce the 10th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics
for students, to be held in Castá-Papiernicka Centre (jointly with SCCG 2006) in April, 2006.
This international seminar is a continuation of CESCG '97, CESCG '98, CESCG
'99, CESCG 2000, CESCG 2001, CESCG 2002, CESCG 2003, CESCG 2004, and CESCG
2005, as well as previously held joint seminars. And yes, 2006 is the 10th
year that this seminar is held!
Many will agree: we have to celebrate our annual CESCG in a special way, this
time, and we hope that many will join in to celebrate with great papers and/or
with their enthusiasm and participation in CESCG!
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 again SOFTIP.
We are pleased to invite the following groups (in alphabetical order)
to actively participate in CESCG 2006 by sending students to the seminar:
Institute for Computer
Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology
Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Computer
Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology
VRVis Research Center for
Virtual Reality and Visualization
Department of Computer
Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of
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
Computer Graphics and Multimedia Systems, Technical
University of Szczecin
Applied Informatics and Department of
Algebra, Geometry, and Didactics of Mathematics, Comenius
University in Bratislava
||Faculty of Informatics
and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
of Electical Engineering and Informatics, University of Košice
||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 13, 2005! Otherwise an active
participation will not be possible! See below for more details about the
procedure of registering presentations at CESCG.
Aims and Scope of CESCG
The main idea of CESCG is to bring undergraduate students who are interested in
computer graphics together across the 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 have studied computer science (or
something similar) for at least five or six semesters. Sufficient expertise in
giving a talk as well as reasonable knowledge of the English language is also
required for active participation.
Of course, the overall topic of CESCG is computer graphics.
Specifically, the following fields are covered by the seminar:
- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
- Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization
- Real-Time Rendering and Graphics Hardware
- 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 April 24-26, 2006. Students have enough time to
arrive at the seminar location on the first day (in time), even from the
distant locations. There are approximately 24 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., a welcome party and going to a
pub. Accommodation is included with the seminar registration.
2006 is the 10th year in which CESCG is organized -- a fair enough reason to
celebrate! We are planning a number of specialties at the seminar to convert
it into a great celebration, from the first day on. Be prepared that the
seminar (the celebrations) might start a day earlier to accomodate for the
special program. More details will be disseminated later (some no earlier than
at the seminar).
International Program Committee
Papers submitted to CESCG are reviewed by well-known researchers in
the field of computer graphics to provide the authors with constructive
feedback so they can improve their articles before publication.
This means that papers are not rejected due to reviewing. Instead,
only recommendations on how to improve the papers are provided. This
also means that authors of CESCG papers need to make best efforts to
incorporate the suggestions of the reviewers within their papers.
The following International Program Committee (IPC) has been
established for CESCG (alphabetically ordered):
- Alan Chalmers, Bristol
- Andrej Ferko, Bratislava
- Markus Grabner, Graz
- Helwig Hauser, Wien
- Reinhard Klein, Bonn
- Ivana Kolingerova, Plzen
- Radoslaw Mantiuk, Szczecin
- Martin Sperka, Bratislava
- Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos, Budapest
- Michael Wimmer, Vienna
- Borut Zalik, Maribor
- Jiri Zara, Prague
Again, we will have two very interesting invited talks by recognized
researchers in the fields of computer graphics and computer vision:
- Prof. Dieter Schmalstieg (Austria) and
- Prof. Vaclav Hlavac (Czech Republic)
The seminar language is English, i.e., CESCG papers are written
in English and presentations are also given in English.
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 (see above) are invited to participate through the
dissemination of this call for participation.
- Then, until the first
deadline (see below), 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), only one or two slots per actively participating group can be
- After the first deadline, and according to the total sum 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. At this point in time, the number of
actively participating students per group is fixed -- the students can start to
work on their papers. Each student has a responsible advisor.
- Until the
second deadline (see below), students prepare their CESCG papers under the
supervision of their advisors and submit them for reviewing using the
submission system on the CESCG webpage.
- After reviewing, CESCG students
incorporate the reviewers' recommendations for improvements into their papers.
It is the responsibility of the student's advisor that this happens properly,
so that the hard work invested by the reviewers is not in vain. The advisor
(and not the student!) then re-submits the improved paper for final
- Papers are eventually 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 (preferably PDF, or, if not otherwise possible, zipped
device-independent Postscript) and the paper source (LaTeX). To ensure a
minimum 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 web-page.
Students are highly encouraged to include additional material in their
submissions. This additional material can be images, animations, etc., 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
which conform to the guidelines specified above and which are submitted in time
according to the schedule of the seminar.
Eligible Contributors and Content of Contributions
CESCG is targeted at undergratuate and Master level students. Therefore,
students presenting at CESCG 2006 need to be either actively enrolled in an
undergraduate or Master program of their participating institution, or have
been enrolled at the time the work they present was created. It is acceptable
if the work has been done in cooperation with other students. However, the
first author needs to be a student for whom the mentioned criteria hold.
CESCG is a chance for students to be acquainted with the procedures of
scientific publishing, e.g., at conferences and in journals. Therefore, CESCG
papers should contain all the elements of a scientific paper. In particular,
they should include a suitable presentation of the obtained results, and they
need to be based on scientific literature, containing a discussion of related
and previous work with adequate references. Even though a CESCG paper is not
expected to contain research results suited for a major conference, it should
contain novelty. For example, a new algorithm, an improvement over an existing
one, a new comparison of techniques etc.
Participation and Dates
To prepare a successful seminar, it is necessary to coordinate the relatively
large set of 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 2006 is as follows:
|November 2, 2005
Call for Participation sent to invited groups. Invited groups need to check
whether they want to actively participate in CESCG and if so, how many students
they would like to send.
|December 13, 2005
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, but appreciated of
course). No more than one (or two) talks can be guaranteed from the beginning
on due to the increased number of invited groups, but every group is invited to
announce the actual number of students they would like to send.
|December 16, 2005
Preliminary Program sent to participants. The preliminary program tells how
many students are sent to the seminar per group.
|February 3, 2006
Reviewing Submission Deadline. For reviewing purposes, only one version of the
paper should be submitted, including names and affiliation (no anonymized
version is required this year). Submissionis should be done via the submission
system available on the CESCG website.
|February 24, 2006
Reviews sent to authors. The authors of prospective CESCG papers receive
constructive recommendations on how to improve their papers from the IPC
|March 10, 2006
Final Submission Deadline. By this day, all contributions, reviews worked in,
must be submitted. Note that only a printable version (PDF or Postscript) 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 be published.
|April 3, 2006
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 7, 2006
Registration Deadline. CESCG participants need to register
electronically until this deadline for regular attendance at the seminar.
|April 24-26, 2006
||CESCG 2006 will take place in Castá-Papiernicka Centre.
Participation in CESCG 2006 is free for attendees who present a paper or who
supervise a presenter (one supervisor per paper). Participants who just wish
to attend the presentations and discussions are of course also kindly invited.
A registration fee of Euro 50,- (to be paid via bank transfer) is requested
from such participants. Details will be published on the CESCG web page later
Location of CESCG 2006
We have sad news to report: the wonderful Budmerice castle is in the process
of changing owners, and therefore it is not available for CESCG or SCCG this year.
We are very unhappy about this turn of events, since Budmerice castle has
become a home and an integral part of CESCG, and many past participants hold
dear memories of its nice surroundings. It is especially unfortunate that the
10 years of CESCG celebrations cannot be hosted in the location CESCG has
become associated with.
In spite of this, life goes on and our ever-resourceful co-coorganizers from
Comenius University of Bratislava have already found a new home for CESCG, not
far from Bratislava:
which is a special facility of the Office of the National Council of the
Slovak Republic, located about 40 km from Bratislava, surrounded by the
forests of Little Carpatians. We will post more information on how to easily
get there when it becomes available. A first site survey by our local
organizers has shown that the centre should be very well suited to host CESCG.
Therefore, we will rise up to the new challenge and make CESCG 2006 as
memorable an event as the many CESCGs before it, and we are already looking
forward to a great program, both technical and social :)