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The 7th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics is sponsored by the following companies:


Visegrad Fund
Ministry of Education
of Slovakia


Tiani Medgraph

and is orgainzed under the auspices of the Austrian ambassador in Slovakia Martin Bolldorf.

CESCG 2003 - Call for Participation

7th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2003

Budmerice castle, Slovakia; April 22nd - 24th, 2003

Don't miss the first deadline (announcement of participation) - it's already soon: January 7, 2003


We are proud to announce the seventh Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics for students to be held in Budmerice (together with SCCG 2003) in late April, 2003. This international seminar is a continuation of CESCG '97, CESCG '98, CESCG '99, CESCG 2000, CESCG 2001, and CESCG 2002, and previously held joint seminars. 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.

Invited Groups

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

Austria Graz [CESCG icon] Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology
Linz [CESCG icon] Department of Information Systems (GUP), Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Vienna [CESCG icon] Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology
Brno [CESCG icon] Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Brno University of Technology
[CESCG icon] Department of Software Systems and Communications, Masaryk University Brno
Ostrava [CESCG icon] Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Ostrava
Plzen [CESCG icon] Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Prague [CESCG icon] Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
Hungary Budapest [CESCG icon] Computer Graphics Group at the Department of Process Control, Technical University of Budapest
Italy Genoa [CESCG icon] Institute for Applied Mathematics, National Research Council
Slovakia Bratislava [CESCG icon] Department of Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Comenius University in Bratislava
[CESCG icon] Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Slovenia Maribor [CESCG icon] Laboratory for Geometric Modelling and Multimedia Algorithms, Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor

Initially we invite all the groups mentioned above to send two students to give a talk at CESCG 2003. Additionally, for the first time this year, we invite the following institutions to also send two students as guests:

Germany Bonn [CESCG icon] Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics Group, University of Bonn
Bristol [CESCG icon] Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol

Also, participants who just whish to attend the presentations and discussions are kindly invited. Please note that (active) participation must be announced via email to until January 7, 2003 - otherwise an active participation will not be possible!

The tight restriction of two talks per group is due to the high number of invited groups and due to the three-days schedule of the seminar. However, it might be the case that not all of the invited groups are able to send two students. In this case additional free slots for participation would be available after the participation announcement deadline. Groups interested to send more than two students should clearly state this within the email-announcement of participation so that their wish can be taken into account when compiling the preliminary program.

Students that cannot have a talk at CESCG 2003 due to the talk restrictions will have the possibility to present their work in a separate poster session. Details about this new feature of CESCG will soon be published.

Aims and Scope of CESCG 2003

The main idea of CESCG is to bring undergraduate students, who are interested in computer graphics, together across 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 study computer science (or something similar) for at least five or six semesters. Sufficient expertise in giving a talk as well as reasonable knowledge of English language is also required for active participation.

Of course, the overall topic of the CESCG is computer graphics. Specifically the following fields are covered by the seminar:

  • Virtual reality
  • Scientific visualization
  • Rendering and global illumination
  • Animation, multimedia, and Internet technologies

Outline of the Seminar

CESCG will be held in Budmerice from April 22nd - 24th 2003. Students have enough time to arrive at Budmerice on the first day (Tuesday), even from the far locations. There are approximately twenty-four 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., going to a pub, and a possibility to sleep in Budmerice.

International Program Committee

The reviewing process introduced with CESCG 2002 proved to be highly successful. We will therefore do it again this year. This does not mean that we will accept/reject papers, but each participating student will receive a review of his paper with constructive suggestions for improvements. Therefore, an International Program Committee (IPC) was installed which consists of (in alphabetical order):

Andrej Ferko
Markus Grabner
Helwig Hauser
Szirmay-Kalos Laszlo
Thomas Theußl
Jiri Zara
Pavel Zemcik

Each member of the IPC agreed to review a certain number of papers. This reviewing process will be anonymous. Thomas Theußl will act as a Paper Chair.

Invited Talks

We will have again two very interesting invited talks this year by
     Meister Eduard Gröller (Austria) and
     Bedrich Benes (Mexico)


The seminar language is English. The contributions are submitted in some directly printable format for printed proceedings (device- independent Postscript or PDF) and the paper source (like LaTeX or Word). To ensure some typographic quality of the seminar proceedings, all submissions have to follow the guidelines for authors available at A LaTeX2e class (implementing these guidelines) and a Word template 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, ..., 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, that conform to the guidelines specified above.

Participation and Dates

To prepare a successful seminar, it is necessary to coordinate several 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 2003 is as follows:

December 10, 2002 Call for Participation sent to invited groups.
January 7, 2003 Deadline for email-announcements of participation.
All participants - not necessarily known personally at this time - must be announced to the organizers in Vienna (email to by this day. Even if the exact topics and names of students who will contribute to the seminar are not known to the local organizers by this date, at least the required number of slots must be announced.
January 14, 2003 Preliminary Program sent to participants.
February 27, 2003 Reviewing Submission Deadline.
For reviewing purposes, two copies of the paper in printable form (Postscript or PDF), one anonymously and the paper source (LaTex or possibly Word) must be submitted via our submission web page.
March 20, 2003 Final Submission Deadline.
By this day, all contributions, reviews worked in, must be submitted. Note that this year only a printable version (Postscript or PDF) 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.
March 27, 2003 Final Program will be sent to participants.
April 13, 2003 Registration deadline.
April 22 - 24, 2003 CESCG 2003 will take place in Budmerice castle.


Contact and Communication

In case you have any questions or recommendations, please send an email to CESCG 2003 is organized by Thomas Theußl in Vienna and Andrej Ferko and Marek Zimanyi in Bratislava.

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

Best wishes from Vienna,
and looking forward to another great CESCG, next year,

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