**GraVisMa 2015 http://www.gravisma.eu/**

International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Mathematics

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

http://www.pilsen.eu/en

close to Praha [Prague], the Golden European City of the Europe on

14 – 18 September 2015

at Primavera Congress Center, Plzen, Czech Republic (www.primaverahotel.cz)

**Conference Co-chairs**

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

Vaclav Skala, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic (http://www.VaclavSkala.eu), Czech Republic

**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.

**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), skala@kiv.zcu.cz subject: GraVisMa

**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 23 February 2015

Paper submission 10 May 2015 EXTENDED 30 May 2015

Acceptance decision July 2015

Final version August 2015

Venue 14 – 18 September 2015

**Registration** OPEN – DOWLOAD PDF file to a local folder, fill it and send it (uses @-mail services) do not open in your WEB Browser

**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 **

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

**Mathematical fields **

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)

**Interesting applications**

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

**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 2015

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

Extended version of selected workshop papers are to be published in Springer edited book

**Preliminary GraVisMa 2015 conference schedule**

Monday, September 14, 2015 – Registration, Technical Sessions

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – Technical Sessions

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – Technical Sessions

Thursday, September 17, 2015 – Technical Sessions

Friday, September 18, 2015 – Technical Session, Departures

Conference dinner is to be held on September 16, 2015 (not included in the conference fee).

Source: Email from V. Skala, skala_AT_kiv.zcu.cz, 4 Apr. 2015, http://www.gravisma.eu/