Cathedral Coast Polydome

SCA 2012 Program

The main venue for SCA 2012 is the Polydome at EPFL. Full papers and TVCG presentations have 20 minutes each (17 minute presentation with 3 mintues for questions and answers), while short presentation papers have 15 minutes (12 minute presentation with 3 minutes for questions and answers).

Sunday, July 29

1:00 - 1:45 pm Registration

1:45 - 2:00 pm Introduction

2:00 - 3:35 pm Deformation
Session Chair: Theodore Kim

Efficient Simulation of Example-Based Materials
Christian Schuhmacher (Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich), Bernhard Thomaszewski (Disney Research Zurich), Stelian Coros (Disney Research Zurich), Sebastian Martin (Disney Research Zurich), Robert Sumner (Disney Research Zurich), Markus Gross (Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich)

Enriching Virtual Elastic Objects with High-Resolution Data-Driven Deformations
Martin Seiler (ETH Zurich), Jonas Spillmann (ETH Zurich), Matthias Harders (ETH Zurich)

Real-Time Example-Based Elastic Deformation (short presentation)
Yuki Koyama (The University of Tokyo), Kenshi Takayama, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi

Energy Conservation for the Simulation of Deformable Bodies (TVCG)
Jonathan Su, Rahul Sheth, Ronald Fedkiw (Stanford University)

Energetically Consistent Invertible Elasticity
Alexey Stomakhin (University of California, Los Angeles), Joseph Teran, Craig Schroeder, Russell Howes (UCLA)

3:35 - 4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00 - 5:40 pm Hands, Performance, and Cameras
Session Chair: Derek Bradley

Combining Marker-based Mocap and RGB-D Camera for Acquiring High Quality Hand Motion Data
Jinxiang Chai, Wenping Zhao, Ying-Qing Xu (The School of Art and Design, Tsinghua University)

Finger Walking: Motion Editing with Contact-Based Hand Performance
Noah Lockwood (University of Toronto; Industrial Light & Magic), Karan Singh(University of Toronto)

Interactive Steering of Mesh Animations (short presentation)
Anna Vogele (Bonn University, Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics), Max Hermann (Bonn University, Institute of Computer Science II, Computer Graphics), Bjorn Kruger (Universitat Bonn, Institut fur Informatik II), Reinhard Klein

Occlusion-free Camera Control (short presentation)
Marc Christie, Jean-Marie Normand (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), Patrick Olivier

Efficient Composition for Virtual Camera Control (short presentation)
Christophe Lino, Marc Christie (IRISA / INRIA Rennes)

Mathematical Analysis on Affine Maps for 2D Shape Interpolation (short presentation)
Shizuo Kaji (Yamaguchi University), Sampei Hirose (Kyoto University), Shigehiro Sakata (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Yoshihiro Mizoguchi (Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University), Ken Anjyo (OLM Digital, Inc.)

6:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome drinks at the Rolex Learning Centre

Monday, July 30

09:00 - 10:15 am Fluid Simulation
Session Chair: Chris Wojtan

Smoke Sheets for Graph-Structured Vortex Filaments
Alfred Barnat (Carnegie Mellon University), Nancy S. Pollard (Carnegie Mellon University)

Linear-Time Smoke Animation with Vortex Sheet Meshes
Tyson Brochu (University of British Columbia), Todd Keeler (University of British Columbia), Robert Bridson (University of British Columbia)

Multiphase flow of immiscible fluids on unstructured moving meshes
Marek Krzysztof Misztal (Technical University of Denmark), Kenny Erleben (Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Adam Bargteil, Jens Fursund (Alexandra Institute, Denmark), Brian Bunch Christensen (Alexandra Institute, Denmark) Andreas Baerentzen (Technical University of Denmark), Robert Bridson

Simulating Free Surface Flow with Very Large Time Steps
Michael Lentine, Matthew Cong (Stanford University), Saket Patkar (Stanford University), Ronald Fedkiw (Stanford University)

10:15 - 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:20 am Character Animation
Session Chair: Julien Pettré

Tiling Motion Patches
Manmyung Kim (Seoul National University), Youngseok Hwang (Seoul National University), Kyunglyul Hyun (Seoul National University), Jehee Lee (Seoul National University)

Precomputed Motion Maps for Unstructured Motion Capture (short presentation)
Mentar Mahmudi (University of California, Merced), Marcelo Kallmann (University of California, Merced)

Contact-Invariant Optimization for Hand Manipulation
Igor Mordatch, Zoran Popovic (University of Washington), Emanuel Todorov (University of Washington)

Learning Motion Controllers with Adaptive Depth Perception
Wan-Yen Lo (University of California, San Diego), Matthias Zwicker (University of Bern)

Task-driven Posture Optimization for Virtual Characters
Mingxing Liu (CEA LIST, Interactive Simulation Laboratory), Alain Micaelli (CEA LIST, Interactive Simulation Laboratory), Paul Evrard (CEA LIST, Interactive Simulation Laboratory), Adrien Escande (CEA LIST, Interactive Simulation Laboratory)

12:20 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 pm Keynote I

Virtual Ethology and Behaviour Modelling
Karl Grammer, University of Vienna

3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:10 pm Characters and Crowds
Session Chair: Lionel Reveret

Component-based Locomotion Composition
Yejin Kim (University of California, Davis), Michael Neff (University of California, Davis)

Evaluating the Plausibility of Edited Throwing Animations
Michele Vicovaro (Department of General Psychology, University of Padua), Ludovic Hoyet (Trinity College Dublin), Luigi Burigana (Department of General Psychology, University of Padua), Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin)

Quaternion Space Spare Decomposition for Motion Compression and Retrieval
Zhigang Deng (University of Houston), Mingyang Zhu (University of Houston; Nanjing University of Science and Technology), Huaijiang Sun (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)

Environment-aware Real-Time Crowd Control
Joseph Henry (University of Edinburgh), Hubert P. H. Shum (University of Worcester), Taku Komura (University of Edinburgh)

Cloning Crowd Motions
Yi Li (IRISA - INRIA), Marc Christie, Orianne Siret (IRISA - INRIA), Richard Kulpa, Julien Pettre (IRISA - INRIA)

5:10 - 5:20 pm Short Break

5:20 - 5:40 pm Posters Fast Forward
Session Chair: Manfred Lau

5:40 - 8:00 pm Poster session wine and cheese in the Polydome at EPFL

Fast Smoke Simulation Using a High-Low Frequency Split Projection
Xiaoyue Wu, Xubo Yang, Yang Yang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Dynamic Motion Graphs
Björn Krüger, Arno Zinke, Andreas Weber (Bonn University, GfaR mbH Bonn)

Implicit Tensor-Mass solver on the GPU
X. Faure, F. Zara, F. Jaillet, J-M. Moreau (University of Lyon)

Activation Force Splines
Morten Engell-Nørregård, Kenny Erleben (University of Copenhagen)

Data-Driven Full Body Action Recognition
J. Baumann, S. Eichert, R. Wessel, B. Krüger, A. Weber (Fraunhofer FKIE, Bonn University)

Third Order Accurate Time Integration for Animation
S. Lipponer, J. Bender, J. Wackerfuß, J. Lang (TU-Darmstadt)

Interactive Quadruped Animation
Tyler Martin, Michael Neff (University of California, Davis)

BioInspire - Generative Animation and Surface Representations for Life Science Visualizations
Pablo de Heras Ciechomski, Robin Mange (ScienceVisuals)

Rapid Real-time Animation with the Loop Station Metaphor
B. Walther-Franks, F. Biermann, N. Steenbergen, R. Malaka (Universität Bremen)

Sleight of Hand: Perception of Finger Motion from Reduced Marker Sets
L. Hoyet, K. Ryall, R. McDonnell, C. O’Sullivan (Trinity College Dublin)

Deformation-Aware Voronoi Fracture
S. C. Schvartzman, M. A. Otaduy (URJC)

Faceshift: Real-Time Facial Performance Capture
S. Bouaziz, T. Weise, B. Amberg, M. Pauly (EPFL)

Contact Clustering for Deformable Soil Interaction
I. García-Fernández, M. Lozano, M. Pla-Castells, J. Orduña (Universitat de València)

A Biologically-inspired Locomotion Controller for Multi-legged Creatures
Shihui Guo, Jian Chang, Safa Tharib, Jian Zhang (Bournemouth University)

Estimating Cloth Simulation Parameters from 3D Cloth Motion Considering Both Dynamic and Static Feature
Shunsuke Saito, Ryusuke Sagawa, Naoya Iwamoto, Shigeo Morishima (Waseda University, AIST)

Cross platform and environment chatting system with facial and body animation
N. Wang, J. Ahn, R. Boulic (EPFL)

Perceptually Plausible Humans and Crowds: An Overview of Animation Research at Trinity College Dublin
C. O’Sullivan, R. McDonnell (Trinity College Dublin)

Tuesday, July 31

9:00 - 10:20 am Physics-Based Characters
Session Chair: Stelian Coros

Simple Data-Driven Control for Simulated Bipeds
T. Geijtenbeek (Utrecht University), N. Pronost (Utrecht University), A. F. van der Stappen (Utrecht University)

Physically Plausible Simulation for Character Animation
Sergey Levine (Stanford University), Jovan Popovic (Adobe)

Misconceptions of PD Control in Animation (short presentation)
Brian Allen, Petros Faloutsos (York University)

Principal Geodesic Dynamics
Maxime Tournier (INRIA), Lionel Reveret (INRIA)

10:20 - 10:50 am Coffee Break

10:50 - 12:10 pm Sound, Speech, and Fluids
Session Chair: Christopher Batty

Mass-Conserving Eulerian Liquid Simulation
Nuttapong Chentanez, Matthias Mueller (NVIDIA PhysX Research)

Controlling Liquids Using Meshes
Karthik Raveendran, Chris Wojtan (IST Austria), Nils Thuerey, Greg Turk (Georgia Tech)

Faster Acceleration Noise for Multibody Animations using Precomputed Soundbanks
Jeffrey Chadwick, Changxi Zheng, Doug James (Cornell University)

Dynamic Units of Visual Speech
Sarah Taylor, Moshe Mahler (Disney Research, Pittsburgh), Iain Matthews (Disney Research, Pittsburgh), Barry-John Theobald (University of East Anglia)

12:20 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 pm Keynote II

Challenges in Computer Animation - From the Virtual to the Real
Markus Gross, ETHZ and Disney Research Zurich

3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm Cloth, Hair, and Collision
Session Chair: David Harmon

Efficient Collision Detection for Brittle Fracture
Loeiz Glondu (INRIA Bunraku, IRISA), Sara C. Schvartzman, Maud Marchal, Georges Dumont (ENS Cachan / Irisa Bunraku), Miguel A. Otaduy (URJC Madrid)

Multi-linear Data-Driven Dynamic Hair Model with Efficient Hair-Body Collision Handling
Peng Guan (Brown University), Leonid Sigal, Valeria Reznitskaya (Disney Research Pittsburgh), Jessica Hodgins

Long Range Attachments - A Method to Simulate Inextensible Clothing in Computer Games (short presentation)
Tae-Yong Kim, Matthias Muller, Nuttapong Chentanez

The Intersection Contour Minimization Method for Untangling Oriented Deformable Surfaces (short presentation)
Juntao Ye (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Jing Zhao (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Animating Wrinkles by Example on Non-Skinned Cloth (TVCG)
J. S. Zurdo, J. P. Brito, M. A. Otaduy

5:00 - 5:15 pm Paper Awards and Wrap Up

7:00 - 9:00 pm Farewell drinks at the Château de Glérolles