Hot Topics in Computer Graphics

During the last decades, computer graphics has become a widespread and sophisticated branch of computer science due to constant and high-quality research. In this seminar we will discuss up-to-date and seminal works which advance the state-of-the-art of the field of computer graphics. The topics are selected to be of scientific importance and at the same time to be comprehensible and understandable with basic knowledge of computer science and computer graphics.

Prior registration is required:
Please send an email with your name, course of studies (Studiengang), and registration ID (Matrikelnummer) to We will contact you via email, to confirm your registration.

Topics will be assigned at the first meeting, which takes place on 10th of October.
Prof. Holger Theisel, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Wilde
Monday, 13:00 - 15:00, G29-K059
WPF CV;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF CV;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF CSE;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF IF;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF IF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF INGIF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
WPF WIF;B 3-4 (ECTS-Credits: 3)
WPF WIF;i ab 8 (ECTS-Credits: 4)
Basic knowledge in computer science, computer graphics, linear algebra and numerics.
Compulsory attendance and active collaboration and additionally:
- Bachelor: Oral topic presentation (20 minutes) (3CP)
- Diploma: Oral topic presentation (20 minutes) and a short topic summary (3-4 pages) for the seminar reader (4CP)
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Course Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
10.10. NONE distribution of topics
17.10. NONE preparation time
24.10. Michel R. 1. Teddy: A Sketching Interface for 3D Freeform Design
Daniel H. 2. Vector Field Based Shape Deformations
31.10. NONE Reformation Day
07.11. cancelled
14.11. Dzhuliya G. 4. Photo Tourism: Exploring Photo Collections in 3D
Lisa P. 5. Diffusion Curves: A Vector Representation for Smooth-Shaded Images
Sebastian K. 6. Upright Orientation of Man-Made Objects
21.11. Sarah M. 7. Fluorescent Immersion Range Scanning
Kai W. 8. Direct Visibility of Point Sets
28.11. Lenia H. 10. A Morphable Model For The Synthesis of 3D Faces
05.12. Cassandra R. 11. Exchanging Faces in Images
Benjamin P. 12. Prediction of Individual Non-Linear Aging Trajectories of Faces
12.12. Martin K. 13. The UnMousePad – An Interpolating Multi-Touch Force-Sensing Input Pad
Ann-Cathrin S. 14. Depixeling Pixel Art
Moritz D. 16. Dual Photography
19.12. NONE Christmas Break
26.12. NONE Christmas Break
02.01. NONE Christmas Break
09.01. cancelled
16.01. Johannes H. 22. Interactive Procedural Street Modeling
Ulrike S. 26. Continuum Crowds
Erik 28. Color Harmonization
23.01. Alexander H. 29. Effective Visualization of Short Routes
Simon S. 32. Global Illumination using Photon Maps

Open Topics

Id Paper Title
3 Surface Simplification Using Quadric Error Metrics
9 Goal-based Caustics
15 Plushie: An Interactive Design System for Plush Toys
17 Opacity Optimization for 3D Line fields
18 Make It Stand: Balancing Shapes for 3D Fabrication
19 Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing
20 Digital Bas-Relief from 3D Scenes
21 Procedural Generation of Roads
23 Deblurring using Fluttered Shutter
24 Smooth and efficient zooming and panning
25 Automated Generation of Interactive 3D Exploded View Diagrams
27 Automatic Generation of Tourist Maps
30 Approximating Free-form Geometry with Height Fields for Manufacturing
31 Rolling the Dice: Multidimensional Visual Exploration using Scatterplot Matrix Navigation