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Abteilung für Computergraphik

 

Michael Wimmer, Martin Ilcik, Markus Lipp

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April 20th - 22nd, 2009, Budmerice Castle, Slovakia

Preface

Welcome to CESCG 2009!

This website contains the proceedings of the 13th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics, short CESCG, which continues a history of very successful seminars. Again 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, Matej Novotný, Ela Šikudová, 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 (CTU and KU), 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 and Herzegovina.

We assembled a large International Program Committee of 15 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 2009 consists of:

Alan ChalmersLászló Szirmay-Kalos
Andrej FerkoMartin Šperka
Markus GrabnerMichael Wimmer
Markus HadwigerPavel Zemčík
Reinhard KleinBorut Žalik
Ivana KolingerováJiří Bittner
Radoslaw MantiukSelma Rizvic
Jiří Sochor

For the first time this year, there will be a special keynote talk held by our sponsor Autodesk: Stephen Stott will talk about "Creativity and Imagination - Inspiration to Digital Solutions". The first invited talk "Computer-Assisted Engineering of Biomolecules" will be held by Jiří Damborský from Loschmidt Laboratories of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The second invited talk by Helwig Hauser from University of Bergen, Norway, will be about "Interactive Visual Data Exploration and Selected Applications".
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 after 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 2009:

  • AUTODESK, a world leader in 2D and 3D design software;
  • OCG, the Austrian Computer Association;
  • Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic;
  • Eurographics, the European Association for Computer Graphics;
  • VRVis, a research center for virtual reality and visualization in Vienna;
  • PC Revue, a slovak computer magazine;
  • SIS, Slovak Society for Computer Science;
  • Sfera, graphical information systems;

Please note that the electronic version of these proceedings is also available at http://www.cescg.org/CESCG-2009/.

April  2009,
Michael Wimmer
Jiří Hladůvka
Martin Ilčík

Contributions

Please refer to the final program.

Sponsors

The 13th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics is sponsored by the following companies:
AUTODESK
The Main CESCG sponsor
Slovak Society of Computer Science
Slovak Society of Computer Science

OCG
Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic
PC Revue
Eurographics

VRVis
Sfera