Bangor University hosts 37th annual Computer Graphics and Visual Computing conference
Bangor University hosted the 37th annual Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) conference on 12-13th September 2019. The conference was organised by the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and sponsored by theUK Chapter of the Eurographics Association (EGUK).
Academics in the School have had a long involvement with EGUK. Professor Roberts (a previous chair of EGUK) said “It is a privilege to host the EGUK conference in Bangor, and to bring visual computing researchers and academics together from around the UK and internationally”.
The objective of CGVC is to foster greater exchange between visual computing researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers and industry partners in the UK, Europe, and abroad to enter this rapidly growing area of research. 21 scientific peer-reviewed papers where presented at the conference, over topics including virtual reality, simulation and rendering, and computer vision. The conference is truly international, with authors from the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Spain, Sudan, USA, Iraq, and the Netherlands. All accepted papers were published by Eurographics and held on the Digital Library.
EGUK 2019 conference dinner
The keynote was presented by Prof Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin). She spoke on the field of computer animation, and focused on virtual characters with emotion, personality and individual style. Prof O'Sullivan also detailed her experience as Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research in Los Angeles and Visiting Professor in Seoul National University. To close the conference, Dr Rita Borgo gave the Capstone talk, detailing examples and results of empirical research in visualisation.
CGVC’s committee acknowledged the scientific merit of some of the contributions presented at the conference. Four papers were awarded a prize based on the merit, reviews, and oral presentation:
- The Ken Brodlie Prize for the Best Full Paper is awarded to "Generating High Fidelity Surface Meshes of Neocortical Neurons using Skin Modifiers", M. Abdellah, C. Favreau, J. Hernando, S. Lapere and F. Schurmann.
- The Rob Fletcher Prize for the Best Student Application Paper is awarded to: "Evaluating Models for Virtual Forestry Generation and Tree Placement in Games", B. Williams, P. D. Ritsos and C. Headleand.
- The Terry Hewitt Prize for the Best Technical Research Student Paper is awarded to: "Accelerating Surface Tension Calculation in SPH via Particle Classification & Monte Carlo Integration", F. Zorrilla, J. Sappl, W. Rauch and M. Harders.
- The David Duce Prize for the Best Short Paper is awarded to "Projectional Radiography Simulator: an Interactive Teaching Tool", A. Sujar, G. Kelly, M. Garcia, F. P. Vidal.
Dr Iestyn Pierce, the head of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering said “It was excellent to be able to host this prestigious conference at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Among the presentations were a number from lecturers and researchers at the school; it was a great opportunity to showcase some of the leading research that takes place at the school”. The next conference will be hosted by King’s College, London (KCL).
Conference delegates on the steps of Bangor Univeristy the EGUK 2019.
Publication date: 20 September 2019