Eurographics 2012, the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Computer Graphics, ended last Friday. The international event, organized directly by CRS4 (a prominent Computer Research Center in Sardinia) in partnership with the University of Cagliari, drew about 400 computer graphics professionals from around the world. In addition to registered attendees, dozens more flocked to the collateral events and conference exhibition.
The 2012 program was the richest ever in the history of Eurographics, and featured 66 Full Papers presentations, 27 Short Papers presentations, 20 Posters, 12 Computer Graphics Forum short seminars, 7 Industrial Talks, and 3 Keynotes. “This was a wonderful edition of Eurographics”, said Thomas Ertl, chairman of the European Association for Computer Graphics, “I have been on many scientific committees at conferences in the last twenty years, and I really must say that Eurographics 2012 was excellent: a beautiful city, a beautiful island, an impeccable organization, and a very high-level local research group. I’m really grateful to the local organizers for their work, which will remain etched on our memory as a landmark, from the scientific contributions to Sardinian cuisine. We definitely raised the level of the event.”
Highlights from the event:
1) Prof. Paul Debevec (Associate Director, Graphics Research, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies): “From Spider-Man to Avatar, Emily and Benjamin: Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors.”
2) Prof. Leila De Floriani (Geometric Modeling and Computer Graphics Group, University of Genova): “Efficient and Effective Representations for Shape .Modeling.”
3) Prof. Holly Rushmeier (Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Yale University): “Material Appearance Modeling."
“We’re all very satisfied with the quality of the papers, many of which will certainly be often cited in scientific literature”, said Enrico Gobbetti, conference chair and Research Director at CRS4, “We had some outstanding industrial talks, which showcased the latest developments in the field of computer graphics and gave an interesting outlook for the directions industrial research should take. In the virtual room, we presented a state-of-the-art technology developed by CRS4 for the exploration of large-scale geometric and volumetric models, with applications in medicine and cultural heritage."
Riccardo Scateni, co-chair and associate professor of computer science at the University of Cagliari, was pleased with the outcome of the event: “Eurographics 2012 has been a success both in scientific and organizational terms, and improved the standards of the conference."
For more information on the research presented at Eurographics 2012, click here.
Eurographics 2013 will take place from the 6th to 10th of May in Girona, Spain.