2nd CfP - Semantic Virtual Worlds (SVE) 2005

Semantic Virtual Environments 2005 sve2005 at MIRALAB.UNIGE.CH
Thu Jan 6 13:52:22 PST 2005

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 >>Workshop on Semantic Virtual Environments' 2005
 >SVE 2005

 >>Organized by
 >MIRAlab, University of Geneva (www.miralab.unige.ch)
 >CUSO (www.cuso.ch)

with the support of the AIM at Shape
European Network of Excellence (www.aimatshape.net)

 >>2005 March 16, 17 & 18
 >>Villars, CH

Original research paper/State-of-the art reports: January 30, 2005

Online paper submission is available.
Register your paper at sve2005.miralab.unige.ch now.

 >Virtual shapes are 3D digital representations of either physically
objects or virtual objects that can be processed by computer applications.
Virtual shapes occur and are used in many different environments such as:
Industrial Design (e.g., CAD models of products, laser-scanned prototypes),
Medical Applications (e.g., biomedical simulation) or Edutainment and
training (e.g., computer animations, virtual humans).

 >Until recently, digital 3D shape representations were mainly limited
to the
acquisition and the modeling of their geometry and visual properties.
However, shapes are not restricted to geometry but also include knowledge
data. New avenues of research are now emerging to shift from a geometric to
a semantic-aware level of representation of digital shapes.

 >The objective of this workshop is evaluating and depicting the current
of the art in semantic-based shape representations and semantic-oriented
methods to acquire, build, transmit, and process shapes with their
associated knowledge. A particular attention will be addressed to the
semantic representation and simulation of virtual humans as they are
especially representative of digital shapes integrating a high dimension of
associated knowledge.

 >Semantic-based shape representations are closely related to current
standards such as the MPEG ones, and particularly MPEG-7 and MPEG-21.
Moreover, digital shapes are expected to take a central role in the Semantic
Web in the next years, with high potential impact in several key areas.

 >The workshop includes presentation of original research papers,
art reports and panel discussions.

 >>Submission deadlines are;
- Original research paper/State-of-the art reports: January 30, 2005
- Panel proposal: February 20, 2005

-Submissions of full papers (8 to 10 A4 pages) are invited for oral
presentation and publication in the workshop proceedings.

Paper templates, format and submissions guidelines are available at

Topics of interest in the scope of the workshop include but are not
limited to

 >Optimized Systems for Shape Acquisition and Reconstruction
 >Shape Reconstruction from Images
 >Point Cloud Matching
 >Human Shape Reconstruction
 >Geometry Processing for the Semantics
 >Multi-Resolution Representations
 >Statistical Learning Techniques for Shape Characterization and Feature
 >Skeletal Structures and Critical Characteristics for Shape Representation
 >Multi-Scale Models for Shape Representation
 >Semantics and Shape for Industrial Design
 >Incorporating Semantics and Ontologies in Product Development and
 >Semantics of Virtual Humans
 >Visual Shape Entropy
 >Standards for Shapes Representation

 >>Workshop Co-Chairs
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, CH
Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Lausanne, CH

 >>Program Co-Chairs
Bianca Falcidieno, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, CH

 >>Program Committee (tentative)

M. Alexa, TU Darmstadt, DE
P. Alliez, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, FR
D. Attali, INPG, Grenoble, FR
M. Attene, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
G. Barequet, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IL
R. Basri, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
A. Belyaev, Max-Planck Institute, DE
S. Biasiotti, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
V. Blanz, Max-Planck Institute, DE
G. Brunetti, FjG/IGD, DE
M-P Cani, INPG, Grenoble, FR
D. Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University, IL
L. De Floriani, Universty of Genova, IT
G. Elber, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IL
B. Falcidieno, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
F. Giannini, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
C. Gostman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IL
J. Haber, Max-Planck Institute, DE
S. Hahmann, INPG, Grenoble, FR
H. Kim, University of Geneva, CH
L. Kobbelt, RWTH-Aachen , DE
J-C Leon, INPG, Grenoble, FR
B. Levy, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, FR
N. Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, CH
P. Min, Utrecht University, NL
L. Moccozet, University of Geneva, CH
M.  Mortara, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
B. Mourrain, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, FR
J-O Nygaard, SINTEF, Oslo, NO
E. Puppo,  Universty of Genova, IT
E. Quak, SINTEF, Oslo, NO
H-P Seidel, Max-Planck Institute, DE
M. Spagnuolo, CNR-IMATI, Genova, IT
A. Stork, FjG/IGD, DE
A. Tal, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, IL
D. Thalmann, EPF Lausanne, CH
R. Veltkamp, Utrecht University, NL
A. Verri, Universty of Genova, IT
F. Vexo, EPF Lausanne, CH

 >>Local Committee
HyungSeok Kim, University of Geneva, CH
Laurent Moccozet, University of Geneva, CH

For more information, please consult following web sites:
General information on the Workshop: http://sve2005.miralab.unige.ch/

 >>Contact: sve2005 at miralab.unige.ch

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