The sixth annual Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation will focus
on problems at the intersection of computer animation and rendering.
Researchers in animation and rendering typically publish at different
symposia. While there are open research problems that straddle the
two domains and should mandate a joint research effort, relatively
little cross-fertilization has occurred between these two very active
communities. This workshop will help address this providing a venue
to foster new collaborations and discussions on the topic of holistic
approaches to coupled appearance and motion problems. Facilities will
be shared with a concurrent workshop on computational geometry.
The workshop will consist of a variety of activities, including
talks, breakout sessions for participants to discuss topics in small
groups, and a session for interactive demos. There will also be
plenty of time for informal discussions. The Bellairs facilities are
relatively primitive (and inexpensive), so there are few distractions
such as those typically found in hotels. Accommodation is very basic
(in most cases double occupancy), and with meals costs between 70 and
85 USD per day. Reservations must be made through the workshop
organizers. Due to space limitations, participation at the workshop
is by invitation only.
The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs
Research Institute and will be held Friday 31 January to Friday 7 February.
Participants should plan to arrive at the Bridgetown airport in the
afternoon on Friday. Shared taxi service (approximately 35 USD one
way) will be organized via a Google spreadsheet. Note that while you
are in Barbados the prices will always quoted in Barbados dollars, but
you can always pay with US dollars as there is a fixed 2 Barbados to 1
USD exchange rate.
The tentative schedule will assembled in the days leading up to the
workshop. Each day will generally follow a similar format of
presentations in the morning, an extended break for lunch, followed by
a second set of presentations in the afternoon. Informal discussions
typically continue after dinner. One evening will be set aside for
software demos. The week will also include one day break (typically
the Thursday before Friday departure), giving participants an
opportunity to explore the island.