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Michael Wimmer, Markus Lipp

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

Preface

Welcome to CESCG 2008!

This website contains the proceedings of the 12th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics, short CESCG, which continues a history of very successful seminars. New 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, Roman Durikovič, 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, 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 14 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 2008 consists of:

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

The first invited talk “Computer Graphics Techniques in CAD Applications” will be held by Vladimir Galaktionov from Russian Academy of Sciences. The second invited talk by Johannes Wallner from Vienna University of Technology will be about “Architectural Geometry”.
The exhibiton in Budmerice Castle this year is authored by Ramesh Raskar, MIT, the co-discoverer of Computational Photography. The title is Mastering the Photons: Optical Manipulation for Visual Capture and Display and its installation and production is done by Peter Borovský. 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 before 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 2008:

  • SOFTIP, a Slovak information technology provider;
  • OCG, the Austrian Computer Association;
  • Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic;
  • NOKIA, connecting people;
  • BLStream;, connecting people;
  • Eurographics, the European Association for Computer Graphics;
  • VRVis, a research center for virtual reality and visualization in Vienna;
  • A K Peters, a publisher of scientific books;
  • Caligari Corporation, 3D modeling and rendering software;
  • SIS, Slovak Society for Computer Science;

Please note that the electronic version of these proceedings is also available at http://www.cescg.org/CESCG-2008/.

April 2008,
Michael Wimmer
Jiří Hladůvka
Markus Lipp

Contributions

Please refer to the final program.

Sponsors

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

OCG
Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic
NOKIA
Eurographics

VRVis
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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