March 1 - March 8, 2024
Arrival: Friday March 1
Departure: Friday March 8
Bellairs Research Institute
select photos by Sylvain Paris
This year's annual Bellairs Workshop on Computer Animation will provide an opportunity to make progress on open problems suitable for development into submissions for the Symposium on Computer Animation. SCA is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of computer animation, and unites researchers and practitioners working on all aspects of time-based phenomena. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers to share and explore knowledge about best practices, and to collaborate on new ideas.
Each participant will prepare an open problem for presentation to the group, and participations will work on selected problems in subgroups throughout the week with regular progress and regress reports. The format is informal and may also include a few presentations with extended questions, discussions, and demos. Bellairs workshops are generally very conducive to developing new ideas, making progress with existing collaborators, and creating new connections.
Invited participants should use the following
information collection form
to express interest in the workshop.
The Bellairs facilities are relatively primitive (and inexpensive). Accommodation is very basic with double (or triple) occupancy rooms and in most cases shared bathrooms. It all feels more like a cottage rather than hotel. This year, participation with accommodation at Bellairs is limited to approximately 15 people. While it is desirable to have everyone stay in rooms at Bellairs, participation will not be limited to only those who are staying on site (with some Bellairs fees still charged to anyone staying elsewhere). Rooms at Bellairs will be assigned with priority given to participants who respond early, are sharing rooms, and staying the duration of the workshop. Room sharing arrangements will be worked out later once participants have been confirmed.
All on-site reservations must be made through the workshop organizers.
Due to space limitations, participation at the workshop is by invitation only.
Previous Bellairs Workshops on Computer Animation
The workshop will take place at McGill University's Bellairs Research Institute and will be held Friday 1 March to Friday 8 March. 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 when you are in Barbados, prices are 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 previously collocated computational geometry workshop has an excellent (mostly up to date) page listing other practical information.
With some meals included according to scheduling constraints, food costs typically match per diem rates, and accommodation costs between 50 and 100 USD per day depending on room and occupancy. Payments for room and some meals can be paid by credit card to Bellairs, while money for breakfasts, coffee, and refreshments (in the case that it is possible to use the guest kitchen with current covid restrictions) is covered through a separate workshop fee (typically 80 USD).