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Abteilung für Computergraphik


Michael Wimmer, Markus Lipp

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April 24th - 26th, 2008, Budmerice Castle, Slovakia

!! Extended final submission deadline: March 12 !!

Up to December 11, 2007, we received a large number of announcements of participation in reply to the Call for Participation of CESCG 2008. Thus, we are proud to publish the preliminary program of CESCG 2008.

Unfortunately, we were not able to accomodate all requested slots, but we have tried to make a fair selection. Please have a look at the list of talks below and send us as soon as possible the information still missing in the table (names, talk titles).

To prepare the successful preparation of printed proceedings and web proceedings for the seminar, we want to remind the participants about how to proceed in preparing their contributions. The detailed timetable can be found in the Call for Participation. Please note that in 2006 there were some changes to the LaTEX template, as well as new instructions for providing images, so please review them carefully!

A Note to Participants

Participants are required to upload a zipped version of their submission (including possible supplementary material like additional images, movies, ..., for reviewing) via our submission page (active from January 2, 2008) by February 1, 2008, 23:59 CET at the latest. Note that also this year we do not require an anonymous version. The material will then be distributed for reviewing. Reviews will be sent to the authors by February 22. Final submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2008, 23:59 CET at the latest. Submissions which are uploaded after this deadline cannot be published in the printed version of CESCG 2008 proceedings. As the HTML version of the proceedings will be prepared in parallel with their printed version, the HTML files have to be here by the same deadline as well.

Please read the upload instructions which are available at our submission web page (active from January 2, 2008) carefully, such that we have no problems to include all the contributions in the proceedings. Please recall that only those contributions are included in any form of seminar proceedings that conform to the "Guidelines for Authors" as specified at!

Please also make sure that all participants of CESCG 2008, esp. the speakers and supervisors, do register as early as possible via the registration page (active from January 2, 2008)!

Preliminary Seminar Schedule

The seminar schedule is again divided into three days. We have two invited talks sessions, six paper sessions, coffee breaks and lunch and again very popular social programs. See the details in the following time table: [not yet available]

Invited Talks

The organizers of CESCG 2008 are proud to announce the invited talks to be held at the seminar:

Invited Speaker Title and Abstract
Computer Graphics Techniques in CAD Applications

The talk is devoted to different applications of physically accurate simulation of light propagation. Initially efforts were concentrated on visualization of exterior and interior architecture design. The ray tracing technology based on the Monte Carlo approach was elaborated which provided accurate calculations of lighting in real scenes and rendering of images of photorealistic quality. The technology proved to be highly efficient that allowed applying it to simulation of luminaries, car headlights and optical light guiding systems like PLED. The systems of this kind have complicated internal structure including surfaces with complex microrelief where light undergoes billions of interreflections. Practical usability of optical simulation in such applications requires very high accuracy of results. Further elaboration is related with simulation and visualization of materials with complex optical properties like multilayer paint coatings with complex internal microstructure, volume scattering. Newest challenging areas of research which reflect expectations of industry accommodate simulation of light propagation in a media with high concentration of particles (e.g. ink).

Architectural Geometry

Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the final construction. Modern geometric computing provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacture of complex shapes. This opens up new horizons for architecture. On the other hand, the architectural application also poses new problems to geometry. Architectural geometry is therefore an entire research area, currently emerging at the border between applied geometry and architecture.

The speaker will report on recent progress in this field, putting special emphasis on the design of architectural freeform structures. Important practical requirements on such structures such as planarity of panels, complexity of nodes in the underlying supporting structure or properties of multilayer-constructions can be elegantly treated within the framework of discrete differential geometry. In fact such architectural applications have also led to advances in mathematical research. The computation of discrete architectural freeform structures is a challenging topic since the underlying mesh geometry needs to be optimized to a much higher aesthetic and functional level than meshes used for typical Computer Graphics applications.

Preliminary Program

In the following we present all the talks announced for CESCG 2008.

In case of missing information (no name or title yet, etc.) we ask the concerning group to send the missing data as soon as possible.

Country City Name Title
Austria Graz Matthias Scharrer Detecting a needle in C-arm X-ray images
Hagenberg Nicole Artner A Comparison of Mean Shift Tracking Methods
Vienna (VRVis) Wolfgang Berger Focus+Context-Aware Ranking for Navigating High-Dimensional Datasets
Andreas Schöllhuber Fully Automatic Segmentation of Cardiac Perfusion MRI
Vienna (VUT) Alsallakh Bilal Trajectory Visualization and Application for Vortex Detection
Alexander Kusternig Real-time Rendering of Dynamic Vegetation
Bosnia Sarajevo (Univ.) Nermina Kraljic Interactive video virtual tours
Sarajevo (SSST) Esmir Pilav Real-time Image Based Rendering Using Limited Resources
Czech Republic Brno (MU) Juraj Cziganyi Stereorendering
Brno (BUT) Martin Klaudiny Stereoscopic face images matching
Plzen Tomas Vomacka Delaunay Triangulation of Moving Points
Tomas Janak On Interpolation for Triangulation-represented Digital Image
Prague Tomas Davidovic Interactive Packet Ray Tracing with Bounding Volume Hierarchies
Germany Bonn Martin Rump Data driven modelling and visualization of car paint
Roland Ruiters View-dependent Far-Field Level of Detail Rendering for Urban Models
Hungary Budapest Gergõ Klar Fluid simulation on the GPU
Gabor Liktor Ray tracing implicit surfaces on the GPU
Poland Szczecin Krzysztof Wrobel Realistic Lighting of Architectural Projects Based on IBL Method
Slovakia Bratislava (SUT) Michal Dobis Augmented Reality Based Learning- Example of Simple Solution for Night Sky Observation
Bratislava (CU) Andrej Mihálik Real-time Rendering of Natural Waters
Martin Ilcik A Framework for Global Scope Interactive Visual Analysis of Large Unsteady 3D Flow Data
Miroslava Bozekova Comparison of Handwritings
Slovenia Maribor Domen Mongus and Blaz Repnik Estimation of animation parameters using behaviour patterns
United Kingdom Warwick Carlo Harvey High-Fidelity Rendering of Ancient Egyptian Gold


The 12th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics is sponsored by the following companies:
Main CESCG 2008 sponsor in Slovakia

Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic

Caligari BLStream A K Peters Ltd.
our official partner this year: SISp Slovak Society for Computer Science
and is organized under the auspices of the Austrian ambassador in Slovakia,
Dr. Helmut Wessely.

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