February 23-27, 2009
Bellairs Research Institute
This first Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation aims to further
the state-of-the-art in simulation of humans and animals, as well as
to define future directions of this research area by bringing together
world experts in the field for an intense one-week workshop. Computer
animation of virtual humans and animals is an important part of many
computer graphics applications, and remains a challenging problem
because of the complexity of these systems and the subtleties of how
they control movement with respect to style, intent, contact, balance,
reflexes, and anticipation.
The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs
Research Institute and will be held Monday 23 to Friday 27 February,
with arrival as early as Saturday 21 and departure as late as Saturday
28. The workshop will take the Dagstuhl seminar format, that is, bring
a critical mass of top researchers together in a relatively remote
location and soon new ideas will flow. Additionally, the Bellairs
facilities are relatively primitive (and inexpensive) and there are no
distractions such as those typically found in hotels.
Accommodation is basic (double occupancy only), and with partial
board costs approximately 50 USD per day. Reservations must be made
through the workshop organizer. Due to space limitations, participation at the
workshop is by invitation only.
PhotosUseful Bellairs links
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Science Department, University of British Columbia, Canada.
of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Canada.
da Silva, CSAIL, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, USA.
Kry (organizer), School
of Computer Science, McGill University, Canada.
of Computing, Georgia Institue of Technology, USA.
Reveret, EVASION, INRIA Rhône-Alpes,
of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
University of California Riverside, USA.