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 CESCG 2016 - Call for Participation

Martin Ilcik, Michael Wimmer


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April 24th - 27th, 2016, in Smolenice, Slovakia

CESCG 2016 — Call for Participation

20th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics 2016

April 24th - 27th, 2016, Smolenice, Slovakia


We are proud to announce the 20th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics for students, to be held in Smolenice in April, 2016.

CESCG is organized by

Additional organizing support is provided by the

CESCG 2016 applied for a small grant at the International Visegrad Fund. We hope for the best.

Invited Groups

We are pleased to invite the following groups (in alphabetical order; some groups may be not listed yet) to actively participate in CESCG 2016 by sending students to the seminar:

AustriaGraz* Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision,
Graz University of Technology
Vienna* VRVis Research Center for Virtual Reality & Visualization,
* Research Group Visualization and Data Analysis,
Vienna University
* Institute of Computer Graphics & Algorithms,
Vienna University of Technology
Bosnia-HercegovinaSarajevo* Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
University of Sarajevo
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
GermanyBonn* Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics Group,
University of Bonn
HungaryBudapest* Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
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
* Faculty of Informatics and Information Technology,
Slovak University of Technology
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 18, 2015! 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. A reasonable knowledge of the English language is 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

During the seminar all attendants can also participate in workshops on writing and presentation skills which will be important for their future career in science or industry.

Outline and Location of the Seminar

CESCG is planned to be held April 24th - 27th, 2016, 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 four 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 since 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 remaining 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):

  • Vanda Benešová, Bratislava
  • Jiří Bittner, Prague
  • Andrej Ferko, Bratislava
  • Helwig Hauser, Bergen
  • Michael Kenzel, Graz
  • Ivana Kolingerová, Plzeň
  • Radosław Mantiuk, Szczecin
  • Selma Rizvić, Sarajevo
  • Michael Schwärzler, Vienna
  • Jiří Sochor, Brno
  • László Szirmay-Kalos, Budapest
  • Ania Tomaszewska, Szczecin
  • Michael Wimmer,
  • 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.

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 2016 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. We also allow graduate students to publish at the CESCG, however it must be their first publication during their PhD study and it is still considered as non-peer-reviewed.

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 PDF format for printed proceedings including the paper source in LaTeX. To ensure a minimum typographic quality of the seminar proceedings, all submissions have to follow the guidelines for authors available at A LaTeX class (implementing these guidelines) can be downloaded from this web-page.

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.

For the Fast-Forward of all papers during the opening session, all students have to submit a short presentation following the given template. One slot is 30 (thirty) seconds long.

The best video award will be given for the first time in 2015. Students are highly encouraged to prepare videos (max. 5 mins) showing their work. Also any other additional material is appreciated: images, datasets, demo, sourcecode.

Participation and Dates

To prepare a successful seminar, it is necessary to coordinate a 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 2016 is as follows:

December 03, 2015 Call for Participation sent to invited groups. Invited groups need to check whether they want to actively participate in CESCG.
December 18, 2015 Deadline for email-announcements of participation. Invited groups announce how many students they would like to send to present a paper (names and titles not necessarily known at this time, but appreciated of course). Each group may send two students at most, main organizers from Bratislava and Vienna three.
February 03, 2016 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 29, 2016 Primary Full Paper Submission Deadline. Students should submit their paper via the submission system available on the CESCG website. The paper should include names and affiliation. It should follow the given latex template.
March 21, 2016 Reviews sent to the 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. Students receive constructive recommendations on how to improve their papers from the IPC reviewers. It is the responsibility of the student's advisor that these recommendations are integrated properly, so that the hard work invested by the reviewers is not in vain.
April 06, 2016 Final Paper 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, etc.
April 08, 2016 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 12, 2016 Registration Deadline. CESCG participants need to register electronically until this deadline for regular attendance at the seminar. Latecomers will be charged with higher fees!
April 15, 2016 Presentation Submission Deadline. Students who wish to get feedback for their presentation may submit the ppt/pptx/pdf. Text notes in the presentation files are highly appreciated. Suggestions for improvements will be send back within a week.
April 21, 2016 Fast-Forward Submission Deadline. All students have to submit a short presentation or a video introducing their project. One slot is 30 (thirty) seconds long. The Fast-Forward session will conclude the opening day.
April 18, 2016 Video Submission Deadline. We encourage all students to prepare a short video showing their work. The best video will be awarded and embedded on the CESCG website.
April 24, 2016 CESCG 2016 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 2016 include as usual accommodation, food, participation, and workshop materials. All participants are requested to pay for their registration on site. Reducing the fees is possible in case we collect enough additional funding. Stay tuned for updates.

The standard registration fee is €180,- and applies for supervisors as well. Undergraduate and PhD students may register for €130,-, or for €80,- in case their university or local sponsors are not able to refund the fee. Students presenting a paper or poster may apply for a full sponsorship by the organizers, if the financial situation of the student and the 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 2016 is organized by Martin Ilcik and Michael Wimmer in Vienna, and Andrej Ferko in Bratislava. Additional organizing support is provided by Jiří Bittner in Prague, Radoslaw Mantiuk in Szczecin and László Szirmay-Kalos in Budapest.

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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