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Michael Wimmer, Martin Ilčik

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April 29th - May 1st, 2012, in Smolenice, Slovakia

CESCG 2012 — Call for Participation

16th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2012

April 29th - May 1st, 2012, Smolenice, Slovakia


We are proud to announce the 16th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics for students, to be held in Smolenice (jointly with SCCG 2012) in April, 2012.

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.

Invited Groups

We are pleased to invite the following groups (in alphabetical order) to actively participate in CESCG 2012 by sending students to the seminar:

AustriaGraz* Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision,
Graz University of Technology
Vienna* Institute of Computer Graphics & Algorithms,
Vienna University of Technology
Bosnia-HercegovinaSarajevo* Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo
* Department of Computer Science,
Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Czech RepublicBrno* Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia,
Brno University of Technology
* Department of Computer Graphics and Design,
Masaryk University
Plzeň* Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science,
University of West Bohemia
Prague* Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Software and Computer Science Education,
Charles University
* Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Czech Technical University
GermanyBonn* Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics Group,
University of Bonn
HungaryBudapest* Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Process Control,
Technical University of Budapest
NorwayBergen* Visualization Group, Department of Informatics,
University of Bergen
PolandSzczecin* Computer Graphics Group,
West Pomeranian University of Technology
SlovakiaBratislava* Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics,
Comenius University
SloveniaMaribor* Laboratory for Geometric Modelling and Multimedia Algorithms,
University of Maribor

Please note that active participation with paper and talk must be announced via email to until December 16, 2011! 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 29th - May 1st, 2012, in Smolenice 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. Due to increasing popularity of CESCG but also because of decreasing submission discipline, the IPC has agreed to slightly change the review process for 2011. Each group may submit at most of two papers, the organizers from Bratislava and Vienna three. The best rated paper of each group is guaranteed to be accepted. The rest paper slots are assigned by reviewers' rating from all submissions. Authors who do not get a paper slot are invited to present their paper in a shortened form as a poster in a poster session. This means that submissions are not rejected due to reviewing. Instead, only recommendations on how to improve 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):

  • Jiří Bittner, Prague
  • Alan Chalmers,
  • Silvester Czanner,
  • Andrej Ferko, Bratislava
  • Jasminka Hasić,
  • Helwig Hauser, Bergen
  • Reinhard Klein, Bonn
  • Ivana Kolingerová, Plzeň
  • Radoslaw Mantiuk, Szczecin
  • Stephan Mantler,
  • Jozef Pelikán, Prague
  • Selma Rizvić, Sarajevo
  • Jiří Sochor, Brno
  • Veronika Šoltészová, Bergen
  • Markus Steinberger, Graz
  • Marc Streit,
  • László Szirmay-Kalos, Budapest
  • Ania Tomaszewska, Szczecin
  • Michael Wimmer, Vienna
  • Borut Žalik, Maribor
  • Pavel Zemčík, Brno

Invited Talks

Again, we will have two very interesting invited talks by recognized researchers in the fields of computer graphics and computer vision: Carol O'Sullivan and Joaquim A. Jorge.

Abstracts will be available from the Preliminary program page 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 2012 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.

Note on copyright: Note that work presented at CESCG must be original work and must not have been published BEFORE in another venue. For example, if an article has been submitted to a computer graphics conference, it is NOT eligible for CESCG, as this would violate the original publisher's copyright! On the other hand, it is usually possible AFTER having presented work at CESCG to submit the same work to another venue, for example, a peer-reviewed conference, because CESCG itself does not select papers on a peer-review basis.

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 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 2012 is as follows:

November 11, 2011 Call for Participation sent to invited groups. Invited groups need to check whether they want to actively participate in CESCG.
December 16, 2011 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). Each group may send two students at most, organizers from Bratislava and Vienna three.
February 10, 2012 Abstract submission deadline. Students should register to the submission system and send the title, keywords and abstract of their paper. These data can be changed first after the reviewing process.
February 20, 2012 Reviewing Submission Deadline. Students should submit their paper via the submission system available on the CESCG website. The paper should include names and affiliation.
March 12, 2012 Reviews sent to authors and slots assignment. The IPC ranking of the submitted papers decides on the full paper or poster invitation. One slot per group is guaranteed and there is a maximum of 24 slots. 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.
April 02, 2012 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 10, 2012 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 20, 2012 Registration Deadline. CESCG participants need to register electronically until this deadline for regular attendance at the seminar. Late commers will be charged with higher fees.
April 29, 2012 CESCG 2012 will take place in Smolenice. Papers and posters are published in printed form (printed proceedings), electronic form as web proceedings, and as presentations directly at the seminar.

Seminar fees

The seminar fees for CESCG 2012 include as usual accommodation, food, participation, and the printed proceedings. All participants are requested to pay for their registration on site. The fees are preliminary and might change slightly until the abstract submission deadline. The standard registration fee is €200,- and applies for supervisors as well. Undergraduate and PhD students may register for €80,-. Students presenting a paper may apply for a sponsorship by the organizers if the financial situation of the student and his university does not allow to pay the fee.

Contact and Communication

In case you have any questions or recommendations, please send an email to CESCG 2012 is organized by Michael Wimmer and Martin Ilčik in Vienna, and Andrej Ferko in Bratislava.

This CfP is available via Pages that provide general information about CESCG, guidelines for the authors, etc., can be reached via

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