2013 Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation:
Physically Based Methods


February 15-22, 2013

Arrival: Friday 15
Departure: Friday 22


Bellairs Research Institute




photos by Sylvain Paris



The fifth annual Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation will focus on physically based animation methods. 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 15 to Friday 22 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.

Previous Computer Animation Workshops