"SFB 603 "Model-Based Analysis and Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data""
"Graduiertenkolleg, 3D Bildanalyse und -synthese"
"IEEE Signal Processing Society"

5th International Fall Workshop


November 22 - 24, 2000

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Saarbrücken, Germany

in cooperation with

IEEE Signal Processing Society

Gesellschaft für Informatik GI (FG 1.0.4, FG 4.1.2)

"Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik"
"Max-Planck Society"
"Gesellschaft fuer Informatik"

1. Organization
2. Technical program committee
3. Call for participation
4. Contact
5. Workshop venue
6. Conference Dinner
7. Accomodation
8. Program
8.1. Keynote speakers
8.2. Presentations
9. About Saarbrücken
10. Publication
11. Registration
12. Important dates / schedule
13. Information for authors
14. Documents

1. Organization

General Chair:
Hans-Peter Seidel, MPI
Technical Program Chairs:
Bernd Girod, Stanford
Günther Greiner, Erlangen
Heinrich Niemann, Erlangen
Wolfgang Heidrich, MPI
Katja Daubert, MPI
Local Arrangements:
Stefan Brabec, MPI
Hartmut Schirmacher, MPI
Leif Kobbelt, MPI
Christian Rössl, MPI
Conference Secretary:
Sabine Budde, MPI


2. Technical program committee

Kiyoharu Aizawa Japan
Nicholas Ayache France
Subhasis Chaudhuri India
Rama Chellappa USA
Thomas Ertl Germany
Markus Gross Switzerland
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos USA
Erwin Keeve USA
Murat Kunt Switzerland
Henri Maitre France
Roberto Manduchi USA
Bärbel Mertsching Germany
Heinrich Müller Germany
Jörn Ostermann USA
Nikola Pavesic Slovenia
Frits Post Netherlands
Gerhard Sagerer Germany
Philipp Slusallek Germany
Thomas Strothotte Germany


3. Call for participation

This workshop is the fifth in a series of annual meetings organized by the Graduate Research Center "3-D Image Analysis and Synthesis" and the SFB 603 "Model-based Analysis and Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data" at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Three of these meetings were held in Erlangen, one previous meeting was held in Alpbach, Austria. In 2000, the meeting is for the first time jointly organized with the newly established Computer Graphics Group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany. The program will consist of invited talks by internationally renowned speakers, as well as contributed papers.

The workshop will address the following topics:


4. Contact

The General Chair can be reached at:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel
Computer Graphics Group
Max-Planck Institut für Informatik
Im Stadtwald
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Phone: +49 681 9325 400
Fax: +49 681 9325 499
EMail: Hans-Peter Seidel


5. Workshop venue

The workshop will be hosted by the Max-Planck Institut für Informatik (Computer Graphics Group).
For directions on how to get there, please visit ourtravel guide.


6. Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is included in the registration fee, and will take place on Thursday 23rd in the rooms of the Château-style Restaurant Schloss Halberg in Saarbrücken. We will arrange for a bus shuttle service from the conference place (and the conference hotels) to the restaurant and back.

In Schloss Halberg, the participants will be offered a Gourmet buffet inclusing many different delicious dishes. You will have the opportunity to meet your fellow participants in a very nice and relaxed atmosphere.


7. Accomodation

We have arranged special prices for participants of the VMV2000 with the following hotels:

Hotel am Triller
Prices: DM 165 (single room)
DM 205 (double room)
Code: VMV 2000
Phone: +49.681.58000.0
Fax: +49.681.58000.303
Address: Trillerweg 57
66117 Saarbrücken
Hotel Madeleine
Prices: DM 91 (single room)
DM 125 (double room)
Code: VMV 2000
Phone: +49.681.32228
Fax: +49.681.374704
Address: Cecilienstr. 5
66111 Saarbrücken
Hotel Continental
Prices: DM 95 (single room)
DM 139 (double room)
Code: VMV 2000
Phone: +49.681.379890
Fax: +49.681.3905373
Address: Dudweilerstr. 35
66111 Saarbrücken

To get to the Max-Planck Institut by bus from the Hotel Madeleine and the Hotel Continental get on bus line 11 in direction Dudweiler Dudoplatz at the bus stop Rathaus, or take bus line 49 in direction Dudweiler Dudoplatz at the bus stop Haus der Zukunft.

Note: The bus stop Rathaus is located in a one way street. Therefore, when driving from the university to town the bus does not take exactly the same route. The bus stop corresponding to Rathaus is called Johanneskirche and is located very near the Hotel Madeleine.

If you're staying at the Hotel am Triller catch the bus number 37 at bus stop Schlossplatz in direction Rathaus, but get off at Hansahaus and catch bus line 11 in direction Dudweiler Dudoplatz.

The bus stop nearest to the Max-Planck Institut is called Mensa. After getting off, cross the road and continue downhill. The Max-Planck Institut is the third building on the left.

Bus schedules

Rathaus: direction Dudweiler
Haus der Zukunft: direction Dudweiler
Schlossplatz: direction Rathaus
Hansahaus: direction Dudweiler
Hansahaus: direction Dudweiler
Mensa: direction Folsterhoehe, Goldene Bremm
Mensa: direction Betriebshof GGS
Hansahaus: line 37, direction Bellevue

8. Program

The preliminary program is now online.

8.1. Keynote speakers

J.-O. Eklundh, NADA - KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Depth and Motion from a Fixating Binocular System
B. Draper, Dept. of Computer Science, Colorado State University, USA
Image-based Feedback for Learning Object Recognition Strategies
R. Scopigno, Instituto CNUCE, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy
3D Scanning Cultural Heritage Artifacts: Potentialities and Issues
C. Bregler, Stanford University, USA
Using Vision for Animation: From Kangaroos to Talking Heads
C. Johnson, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, School of Computing, University of Utah, USA
Interactive Modeling, Simulation and Visualization in Medicine: Applications to Cardiology, Neuroscience, and Medical Imaging

8.2. Presentations

Presentations in each session can be found on a separate page.


9. About Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken is located right in the middle of Europe, just five minutes to France and only a few kilometers away from the Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg.


10. Publication

The workshop proceedings will be printed as

B. Girod, G.Greiner, H. Niemann, H.-P. Seidel (Eds.)
Vision, Modeling, and Visualization 2000. infix (ISBN number not yet available)

The proceedings are available from

Dr. Ekkehardt Hundt
Ringstrasse 32
53757 Sankt Augustin


11. Registration

Please download our registration form and return it preferably by FAX

On site registration is possible on Wednesday Nov. 22nd 8:00 - 12:00, but we ask you to register as soon as you know that you will attend the conference (needed for local arrangements).


12. Important dates / schedule

Well ahead of deadline Obtain author's kit and LaTeX style file
April 30, 2000 Paper submission
June 30, 2000 Notification of acceptance
August 31, 2000 Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers
November 22 - 24, 2000 Workshop


13. Information for authors

Prospective attendees are invited to submit a paper up to 8 pages in final form. All submissions will be reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop digest as submitted.

Authors should obtain the author's kit (including LaTeX style file) from

The author's kit provides complete information relative to the submission process. It is the intention of the Committee to conduct all communication with authors electronically.


14. Documents

Call for Papers: Postscript version cfp2000.ps / cfp2000.ps.gz

Author's kit (including style files for LaTeX and Word)

The Organization Commitee of the 5th Fall Workshop on VISION, MODELING, AND VISUALIZATION 2000.