Sunday, October 30, 2011

Video: BPMVE in Qld Games Doco

A QUT student has just put together a documentary about the games industry in Brisbane, featuring yours truly, and some of my BPMVE research videos.

You also get to see my games degree teaching and research colleague Dr Daniel Johnson, the local game oriented "Mana Bar", and a very bushy moustache I had growing at the time of the interview. :-)


CFP: ISVC'12 (Visual Computing), Crete, Greece, July 16-18, 2012


8th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'12)
Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel
Crete, Greece
July 16-18, 2012

The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers
and practitioners to present their latest research findings, ideas,
developments and applications in visual computing. ISCV'12 seeks
papers describing contributions to the state of the art and practice
in the four central areas of visual computing: (1) computer vision,
(2) computer graphics, (3) virtual reality, and (4) visualization.
For a list of specific topics, please see

ISVC'12 will consist of invited and contributed presentations dealing
with all aspects of visual computing. In addition to the main
technical program, the symposium will include several keynote
speakers, posters sessions, and special tracks.

***Important Dates***
Special track proposals: 1/20/2012
Paper submissions: 3/10/2012
Notification of acceptance: 4/10/2012
Final camera ready paper: 5/1/2012
Advance Registration: 5/1/2012
ISVC'12 Symposium: July 16-18, 2012

***Keynote Speakers:***
Schmid Cordelia, INRIA, France
Cremers Daniel, Technical Univ of Munich, Germany
Faloutsos Petros, York Univertsity, Canada
Coquillart Sabine, INRIA, France
Doleisch Helmut, VRVis Research Center, Austria (pending)

***Computer Vision Chairs:***
Fowlkes Charless, Univ of California Irvine,USA
Wang Sen, Kodak Research Labs, USA

***Computer Graphics Chairs:***
Choi Min-Hyung, Univ of Colorado Denver, USA
Mantler Stephan, VRVis Research Center, Austria

***Virtual Reality Chairs:***
Schulze Jurgen, Univ of California, San Diego, USA
Acevedo Daniel, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

***Visualization Chairs:***
Mueller Klaus, Stony Brook University, USA
Papka Michael, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

***Special Tracks***

Proposals are invited for special tracks on any topic relevant to the
symposium. Special tracks are intended to stimulate in-depth
discussions in special areas relevant to the symposium theme. A
special track may span multiple sessions, depending on the quantity
and quality of the papers submitted. All papers accepted in a special
track will be published in the symposium proceedings. If you are
interested in organizing a special track, please email a special track
proposal to by January 20, 2012. Proposals should include the
following information:

1. Title
2. Scope and Topics
3. Names of organizers and contact information
4. Initial special track committee
5. Anticipated number of papers

For a list of special tracks organized in previous years, please visit and click on "Special Tracks".

***Submission Procedure***

Papers submitted to ISVC'12 must not have been previously published
and must not be currently under consideration for publication
elsewhere. A complete paper should be submitted in camera-ready
format. The length should match that intended for final publication. The
page limit is 12 pages. In submitting a paper the author(s) agree that,
upon acceptance, they will prepare the final manuscript in time for
inclusion into the proceedings and will present the paper at the

***Paper Publication***

This is a fully refereed symposium. Papers will be reviewed with an
emphasis on potential to contribute to the state of the art in the
field. Each paper will receive two-three blind reviews and should not
contain names or other information revealing authors' identity. Selection
criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and
significance of results, and presentation quality. All papers accepted
will appear in the symposium proceedings which will be published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Competition: Fantastic Femmes

From my QUT colleague - Penny Kyberz

Hi Everyone,

Our third and final Women in Games event for the year is an art competition and exhibition. Please let your students know about it.

We are inviting people of all ages to participate in our Fantastic Femmes character design competition. The competition is to design the artwork for a female games character that would make a great role model for gaming girls. Entries can include line art, hand drawn, computer generated and/or 3D renders in any style. The competition entry closes at 5pm, Friday November 25.

Entries will be displayed at our end-of-year exhibition at 5pm, Wednesday December 7, where the winners will be announced. Entrants must be able to attend the event to be eligible to win. Detailed competition rules and entry specifications are attached.

There is up to $500 worth of JB-HIFI gift vouchers to be won, so get designing!