Welcome to CESCG 2008!
This website contains the proceedings of the 12th Central European Seminar on
Computer Graphics, short CESCG, which continues a history of very successful
seminars. New this year, CESCG proceedings have an ISBN and will therefore
remain retrievable as long as there are libraries!
The long history of CESCG has started in 1997 in a medium-sized lecture room
in Bratislava, bringing together students from Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Graz,
Prague, and Vienna. The idea found wide appraisal and the seminar moved to the
beautiful castle of Budmerice, where it was held for 8 consecutive years, constantly
growing in size and attraction. It was just in the 10th anniversary year 2006 that
CESCG had to take a detour to move to Častá-Papiernička Centre, while it is
back in Budmerice castle since 2007!
Who are the CESCG heroes who made this year's seminar happen? In no
particular order -- because many people were involved equally -- we would like to
thank the organizers from Vienna, especially Oliver Mattausch for taking care of
the complete reviewing process. We are very thankful to the CESCG organizers
from Bratislava, mainly Andrej Ferko, always an inspiration to CESCG; and
Stanislav Stanek, Roman Durikovič, Zdenka
Slobodová, Martin Samuelčík and Pavla Ňuňuková for the excellent preparations and 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 again a very high number of 17 participating institutions
and a very tight time schedule of 24 valuable student works and two invited talks.
We welcome groups from Bratislava (UK and STU), Slovakia; Brno (BUT and
MU), Plzeň and Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Bonn, Germany;
Graz, Hagenberg and Vienna (TU and VRVis), Austria; Szczecin, Poland; Warwick,
United Kingdom; Maribor, Slovenia; and Sarajevo (Univ. and SST), Bosnia
We assembled a large International Program Committee of 14 members,
allowing us to have each paper reviewed by two IPC members during the informal
reviewing process. We would like to thank the members of the IPC for their
contribution to the reviewing process. The IPC of CESCG 2008 consists of:
|Alan Chalmers||László Szirmay-Kalos|
|Andrej Ferko||Martin Šperka|
|Markus Grabner||Michael Wimmer|
|Markus Hadwiger||Pavel Zemcík|
|Reinhard Klein||Borut Žalik|
|Ivana Kolingerová||Jiří Bittner|
|Radoslaw Mantiuk||Selma Rizvic|
The first invited talk “Computer Graphics Techniques in CAD Applications” will
be held by Vladimir Galaktionov from Russian Academy of Sciences. The
second invited talk by Johannes Wallner from Vienna University of Technology
will be about “Architectural Geometry”.
The exhibiton in Budmerice Castle this year is authored by Ramesh Raskar,
MIT, the co-discoverer of Computational Photography. The title is Mastering
the Photons: Optical Manipulation for Visual Capture and Display and its installation
and production is done by Peter Borovský. The seminar is held under
the auspices of the Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia, His Excellency Dr. Helmut Wessely, and is co-organized with the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics
(SCCG), which takes place right before the seminar.
The organization of a seminar where there are de facto no expenses for the
students requires funding. We are very thankful to the sponsors of CESCG 2008:
- SOFTIP, a Slovak information technology provider;
- OCG, the Austrian Computer Association;
- Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic;
- NOKIA, connecting people;
- BLStream;, connecting people;
- Eurographics, the European Association for Computer Graphics;
- VRVis, a research center for virtual reality and visualization in Vienna;
- A K Peters, a publisher of scientific books;
- Caligari Corporation, 3D modeling and rendering software;
- SIS, Slovak Society for Computer Science;
Please note that the electronic version of these proceedings is also
available at http://www.cescg.org/CESCG-2008/.