2010 Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation:
Reduced Physics, Simulation, and Control


February 22-26, 2010


Bellairs Research Institute




This second Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation will focus on problems in simulation, reduced models, and control of complex physically based systems in computer animation. Topics may involve a number of fundamental problems such as correct or approximate simulation of contact and constraints in rigid and elastic systems, and the challenging issues with interactive control of passive physical systems such as cloth or elastic solids. Also relevant, however, is the control of active physical systems such as virtual characters, and the interactions between them and their passive environments. The goal of the workshop is bring together a synergistic mix of researchers, to share ideas, define future research directions, and to develop new or existing collaborations.

The workshop will consist of a variety of activities, including plenary discussions, lightning talks on current research projects, breakout sessions for participants to discuss topics in small groups, and interactive demos. There will also be plenty of time for informal discussions. Additionally, the Bellairs facilities are relatively primitive (and inexpensive), so there are few distractions such as those typically found in hotels.

Accommodation and Dates

The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs Research Institute and will be held Monday 22 to Friday 26 February, with arrival as early as Sunday 21 and departure as late as Sunday 28.

Accommodation is very 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.

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