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International Conferences in Central Europe on

Computer Graphics, Computer Vision
and Computational Mathematics

GraVisMa 2016

(ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH listed)

Collocated with 
24th WSCG on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2016

(http://www.wscg.eu)

to be held in Plzen [Pilsen], the European Capital of Culture 2015

The City, where the best BEER was born (that is why beers are called "Pilsener" worldwide)
http://www.pilsen.eu/en
close to Praha [Prague], the Golden European City of the Europe
on
May 30 - June 3, 2016
at
Primavera Congress Center, Plzen, Czech Republic (www.primaverahotel.cz

Conference Co-Chairs
Werner Benger, Airborne Hydromapping Software GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria
Louisiana State University, USA
Vaclav Skala, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic 

NEWS

  • GraVisMa 2017 - part of the WSCG 2017 - is to be held in June 2017, submission date - January 2017

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SUBMISSIONS

Submission by March 19, 2016 - EXTENDED

Please, use http://wscgreg.zcu.cz
and select appropriate session(s)

Please

Would you be willing to help us as a REVIEWER?

>>>  If YES, please, fill the this PDF Form [store it, fill it, send it]. Please, felll free to suggest good <<< 

The best reviewers are strong candidates for the Program Committee board, which is updated continuously.

History

The GraVisMa conferences have roots in the WSCG conferences (http://www.wscg.eu) held since 1992 in Plzen, Czech Republic every year, with special sessions oriented to Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision and Applied Mathematics.

Due to the growing demand in interdisciplinary aspects of Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision with Mathematics (applied and pure, it was decided to initiate GraVisMa conferences as independent conferences. Recently held conferences were in 2009 in Plzen and 2010 in Brno, Czech Republic.

GraVisMa 2010
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic

GraVisMa 2009
University of West Bohemia

Plzen, Czech Republic

Proceedings on-line
ISBN 978-80-86943-85-5
(Indexed by Scopus)
Proceedings on-line
ISBN 978-80-86943-90-9
(Indexed by Scopus  and Thomson Reuters/WoS)

GraVisMa conferences mission

  • GraVisMa events are a unique forum of researchers, practitioners, developers and academia experts to discuss new approaches and methods in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Scientific Computation, Medical, Scientific and Information Visualization (and relevant fields) with application of the latest developments in Mathematics and Physics and vice versa. 
  • Goals of the GraVisMa are to bring Projective Geometry, Geometric Algebra and Conformal Geometry to practice, especially in the fields related to Computer Graphics and Vision, Scientific Computation and Visualization.
  • GraVisMa brings new impulses to related fields of computer science, especially in development of new approaches and algorithms and will stimulate research activities between mathematicians and computer science experts.

Informal atmosphere of the GraVisMa stimulates scientific discussions between researchers and practitioners, which will lead to further research international collaborations and project proposals as well. 

Useful link to resources: http://GeometryAlgebra.zcu.cz

Important Dates: 

Workshop or special session proposal December 10, 2015 PASSED
via e-mail to skala##kiv.zcu.cz
Paper submission February 20, 2016
March 19, 2016 EXTENDED
Acceptance decision April 20, 2016
Final version April 30, 2016
Venue (expected) May 30 - June 3, 2016

Submissions

GraVisMa submissions are expected in all areas related to Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Mathematics related to (but not limited to) Projective Geometry, Geometrical Algebra, Conformal Geometry and its applications to "Computer Science fields:, but not limited to.

Main topics (but not limited to)

Computer Science Mathematical fields Interesting applications
  • Computer Graphics (modelling, rendering, 3D imaging, rendering etc.)
  • Computer Vision (3D reconstruction,
    non-linear image transformations etc.)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Human Computer Interaction,
  • 3D Vision, 3DTV ...
  • Scientific and Medical Visualization
  • Image Processing
  • Scientific Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Applications
  • Numerical Computation
  • Geometry
  • Interpolation and Approximation
  • Meshless (meshfree) methods
  • Projective Geometry
  • Geometric Algebra
  • Conformal Algebra
  • Grassmann & Clifford Algebra
  • Other Mathematical Aspects
  • Influence Mathematics to Computer Science 
    (related fields)
  • Computer Science inspiration to Mathematics
  • Educational Aspects
  • Other related topics
  • Programming Tools and Systems
  • History of Mathematics and Computer Science

Technology issues

  • GPU/CUDA/TESLA Computing
  • Intel/AMD technologies
  • Signal Processing processors

PUBLICATION

Drafts of all papers presented papers will be available on-line at the GraVisMa site with no access restriction.
Final papers will be published in proceedings after the conference.

Accepted and presented full & communication papers and posters will be published in proceedings as a part of the Computer Science Research Notes series [ISSN 2464-4617] in an electronic form after the conference.

Printed version will be made for indexing purposes only.

The best selected papers will be published in the regular Journal of WSCG, ISSN 1213-6972
(see http://www.WSCG.eu => Digital Repository).

Journal of WSCG [ISSN 1213-6972 (hardcopy), ISSN 1213-6964 (CD version), ISSN 1213-6980 (on-line)] and Computer Science Research Notes [ISSN 2464-4617] will be sent for indexing to Tompson Reuters/WoS-ISI, SCOPUS, INSPEC and others for citation indexing and other purposes.

Workshops and Special sessions

Meshless Methods in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Organizer: Prof. Vaclav Skala, http://www.VaclavSkala.eu, Head of the Center of Computer Graphics and Visualization, http://graphics.zcu.cz/, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Plzen [Pilsen], Czech Republic

E-mail: Submission to: skala@kiv.zcu.cz subject: GraVisMa 2016

Standard computational methods across many application fields require tessellation in 2D or 3D using triangular or tetrahedral meshes. Tessellation itself is computationally expensive especially in higher dimensions and result of computation is again discrete and physical phenomena are not smoothly interpolated. Meshless methods are scalable for higher dimensions and offer smooth final representation. Meshless methods lead to a solution of system of linear equations, in general. The applicability of meshless methods can be found in several areas. 
The workshop is intended to exploration of theoretical foundations and applicability of meshless methods,

Main topics (but not limited to):

  • Meshless methods in computer graphics, vizualization and computer vision
  • Meshless methods in engineering problems
  • Meshless methods - theory and practice
  • Meshless interpolation and approximation of large data sets
  • Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in computer graphics, visualization, image processing and computer vision
  • Meshless methods and projective space

Travelling Instructions How to get 
your paper accepted
International Program Committee
&
Board of Reviewers
(Agreements pending) 

Supporting organizations

 NVIDIA Czech Republic
http://www.nvidia.com 
University of West Bohemia
Plzen, Czech Republic
 

    GraVisMa Accommodation Booking

    Conference venue
    Primavera Hotel & Congress Centrum

    *****
    Plzen

     
    Approx. 10 mins. to the Plzen City center by public transport
     

    Rooms - breakfast included
    (expected)

    Single    from   1790,- CZK 
    approx. 75 EUR
    Double   from   2650,- CZK 
    approx. 105 EUR

    Email your accommodation booking 
    (click here)
    or
    recepce@primaverahotel.cz
    and USE in the subject 
    GraVisMa Booking !! IMPORTANT

    to Primavera Hotel and Congress Centrum
    (http://www.primaverahotel.cz/)
    Nepomucka 1058/128  
    CZ 326 00 Plzen, Czech Republic
    Tel.: +420-378 020 500
    Fax: +420-378 020 501
    GSM: +420-603 113 853

    We recommend to select Primavera Hotel & Congress Center
    The hotel is very close [70 m] to a public transport trolley-bus No.13 and No.10 stops.

    Plzen [Pilsen] public transport scheme 
    http://www.pmdp.cz/Files/pmdp/Doprava/MHDdenni-20120401.png

    Please, see the Travelling instructions - how to reach the hotel or Primavera-MAP  

    Preliminary GraVisMa 2016 conference schedule

    • Monday, May 30, 2016 - Registration, Technical Sessions 
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Technical Sessions   
    • Friday, June 3, 2016 - Technical Session
    • Saturday June 4, 2016 - Trip to Prague (optional) & Departures

    Conference dinner is to be held on Wednesday June 1, 2016 (not included in the conference fee)
    Raffle in which you can win valuable gifts is a part of this event. 
    Tickets 
    are available at the registration at a "symbolic" donated price approx. 10-15 EUR also for accompanying persons.

    Recommended activities before or after the conference 
    Plzen city offers many very historical places and opportunities to visit

    or you can spent additional days visiting (all places are easy to reach by coaches - approx. 60 mins.):

    Conference office
    Vaclav Skala - Union Agency
    Na Mazinach 9
    CZ 322 00 Plzen - Radcice
    Czech Republic
    UnionAgency@volny.cz  subj. GraVisMa

     

    Organiser
    Prof.Vaclav Skala
    c/o University of West Bohemia
    Faculty of Applied Sciences
    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
    Univerzitni 8, CZ 306 14 Plzen, Czech Republic
    http://www.VaclavSkala.eu

     

    Werner Benger, Louisiana State University (https://www.cct.lsu.edu/~werner/), USA
    & Airborne Hydromapping GmbH (http://ahm.co.at), Innsbruck, Austria,

    Contact

    Prof. Vaclav Skala
    c/o Univ.of West Bohemia, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept.of Computer Science, Univerzitni 8, CZ30614 Plzen, Czech Rep.
    http://www.VaclavSkala.eu http://appear.in/VaclavSkala (video-conf)