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Michael Wimmer, Georg Zotti, Stefan Jeschke

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CESCG 2007 — Call for Participation

11th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2007




CESCG: A New Decade


April 23th - 25th, 2007, Budmerice Castle, Slovakia


Don't miss the first deadline (announcement of participation) - it's already soon: December 12, 2006

Introduction

We are proud to announce the 11th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics for students, to be held in Budmerice (jointly with SCCG 2007) in April, 2007. We are entering a new decade of CESCG, after 10 successful seminars from 1997-2006.

CESCG is organized by the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics, Comenius University, in Bratislava.

Befitting this memorable entrance into a new decade, we would like to express our gratitude to His Excellency Martin Bolldorf, the former Austrian ambassador in Slovakia, who has supported us through so many years, and who has now finished his mission to Slovakia. Therefore, we are excited to announce that this year, CESCG is organized under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Helmut Wessely, the new Austrian ambassador in Slovakia. Our main sponsor is again SOFTIP, a successful Slovak IT company, who we are extremely thankful too for accompanying and sponsoring CESCG already for many years.

Invited Groups

We are pleased to invite the following groups (in alphabetical order) to actively participate in CESCG 2007 by sending students to the seminar:

Austria Graz * Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision,
Graz University of Technology
Hagenberg * Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
Vienna * Institute of Computer Graphics & Algorithms,
Vienna University of Technology
* VRVis Research Center for Virtual Reality & Visualization
Bosnia-
Hercegovina
Sarajevo * Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
* Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Czech
Republic
Brno * Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia,
Brno University of Technology
Plzen * Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science,
University of West Bohemia
Prague * Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Czech Technical University
Germany Bonn * Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics Group,
University of Bonn
Freiburg * Computer Graphics, Computer Science Department,
Freiburg University
Hungary Budapest * Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Process Control,
Technical University of Budapest
Poland Szczecin * Computer Graphics Group,
Szczecin University of Technology, Szczecin
Slovakia Bratislava * Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics,
Comenius University
* Faculty of Informatics and Information Technology,
Slovak University of Technology
Slovenia Maribor * Laboratory for Geometric Modelling and Multimedia Algorithms,
University of Maribor
United
Kingdom
Coventry * Digital Laboratory,
University of Warwick

Please note that active participation with paper and talk must be announced via email to cescg#cg.tuwien.ac.at until December 12, 2006! 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
  • Point-based Graphics

Outline and Location of the Seminar

CESCG is planned to be held April 23-25, 2007, in Budmerice castle near Bratislava. 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.

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, Coventry
  • Andrej Ferko, Bratislava
  • Markus Grabner, Graz
  • Helwig Hauser, Vienna
  • Reinhard Klein, Bonn
  • Ivana Kolingerova, Plzen
  • Radoslaw Mantiuk, Szczecin
  • Selma Rizvic, Sarajevo
  • Martin Sperka, Bratislava
  • Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos, Budapest
  • Michael Wimmer, Vienna
  • Borut Zalik, Maribor
  • Jiri Bittner, Prague
  • Pavel Zemcik, Brno

Invited Talks

Again, we will have two very interesting invited talks by recognized researchers in the fields of computer graphics and computer vision:

  • Prof. Mateu Sbert (Spain) and
  • Prof. Ivana Kolingerová (Czech Republic)
Abstracts will be available from the CESCG webpage as soon as we have them!

Eligible Contributors and Content of Contributions

CESCG is targeted at undergratuate and Master level students. Therefore, students presenting at CESCG 2007 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.

The seminar language is English, i.e., CESCG papers are written in English and presentations are also given in English.

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.cescg.org/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.

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 2007 is as follows:

November 15, 2006 Call for Participation sent to invited groups. Invited groups need to check whether they want to actively participate in CESCG.
December 12, 2006 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 15, 2006 Preliminary Program sent to participants. The preliminary program tells how many students are sent to the seminar per group. At this point in time, the number of actively participating students per group is fixed -- the students can start to work on their papers under the supervision of their responsible advisor.
February 2, 2007 Reviewing Submission Deadline. Students should submit their paper via the submission system available on the CESCG website. The paper should include names and affiliation.
February 23, 2007 Reviews sent to authors. The authors of prospective CESCG papers receive constructive recommendations on how to improve their papers from the IPC reviewers. Students should now incorporate these recommendations. 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 publication.
March 9, 2007 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.
April 2, 2007 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 6, 2007 Registration Deadline. CESCG participants need to register electronically until this deadline for regular attendance at the seminar.
April 23-25, 2007 CESCG 2007 will take place in Budmerice castle. Papers are published in printed form (printed proceedings), electronic form (on CD-ROM and as web proceedings), and as presentations directly at the seminar.

Seminar fees

Participation in CESCG 2007 is free for attendees who present a paper or who supervise a presenter. Note that there is a limit of two free registrations per paper: one for a supervisor and one for a presenter, even if the paper is authored or presented by more than one student! Participants who just wish to attend the presentations and discussions are of course also kindly invited. A registration fee of Euro 40,- (to be paid via bank transfer) is requested from participants not covered by a free registration. Details will be published on the CESCG web page later on.

Contact and Communication

In case you have any questions or recommendations, please send an email to cescg#cg.tuwien.ac.at. CESCG 2007 is organized by Michael Wimmer and Georg Zotti in Vienna, and Andrej Ferko and Matej Novotny in Bratislava.

This CfP is available via http://www.cescg.org/CESCG-2007/cfp.html. Pages that provide general information about CESCG, guidelines for the authors, etc., can be reached via http://www.cescg.org/.