2012 Montreal Fall Graphics Retreat

Tadja Hall

November 1, 2012


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This first Montreal fall graphics retreat brings together students and faculty to discuss work in progress. The main purpose is for participants to solicit early feedback on work in preparation for Graphics Interface and SIGGRAPH. This year we have two special out of town guests thanks to funding from GRAND for collaborative researhc on new inverse dynamics approaches.

The retreat will consist of short talks of approximately 10 minutes each, followed by up to 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Presentation slides as well as drafts of the papers, in some cases early and in others quite polished, are available to all participants to allow for more meaningful feedback.


Tadja Hall is located on the south side of MacDonald campus. Here is the Google street view: http://goo.gl/maps/iKGXT.The building address is 21082 chemin Lakeshore and can be accessed from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue or Bai D'Urfe.

Directions for people leaving from McGill downtown: I recommend taking Route 20 ouest and exiting at boul. Des Anciens Combattants. Alternatively, you can exit early at rue Morgan and take the scenic route. Map (regular): http://goo.gl/maps/dfvfI. Map (scenic): http://goo.gl/maps/N0oBG.

Directions for people leaving from UdM: Route 40 ouest may be a better option since it's easier to access for you. Continue west until you reach the boul. Morgan exit. WARNING: the exit 41 at boul. Des Anciens Combattants is closed! Your GPS device may send you here, so please watch out. You will have to take exit 44 at boul. Morgan. Turn left onto chemin Sainte Marie. and take the road through the farm to reach Lakeshore. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Miikb.

Once you're off the highway, continue south to reach chemin Lakeshore. Please note that if you reach a bridge and begin travelling over water, you have gone too far.

  • Amir Hossein Rabbani, McGill University
  • Derek Nowrouzezahrai, University of Montreal
  • Gilles-P Paille, University of Montreal
  • Jonathan Dupuy, University of Montreal
  • Lionel Reveret, INRIA Rhone-Alpes
  • Michiel van de Panne, University of British Columbia
  • Mohamed Yengui, University of Montreal
  • Olivier Remillard, McGill University
  • Paul Kry, McGill Universtiy
  • Pierre Poulin, Universtiy of Montreal
  • Simon Courtemanche, Grenoble University / McGill University
  • Simon Labute, McGill University
  • Sheldon Andrews, McGill University
  • Timothy Drews, McGill University
Schedule, Thursday November 1

8:30 Meet at Milton Gates for those car pooling from McGill.
9:00 - 9:30 Arrive / Continental Breakfast
9:30 Opening remarks
9:30 - 13:00 Presentations:
    Olivier Remillard, Wrinkle Simulation
    Jonathan Dupuy, Multi-Resolution Reflectance Models
    Mohamed Yengui, Bidirectional Texture Functions
    Gilles-P Paille, Remeshing
    Sheldon Andrews, Multi-Finger Manipulation
    Michiel van de Panne, Motion Optimization
    Amir Rabanni, Standing Humanoid Balancing
    Simon Courtemanche, Character Animation Limits
    Paul Kry, Perceptually Based Filtering
13:30 Late lunch at Tandoori Bellevue
15:00 Carpool back to campus