The leading computer graphics conference in Europe was held virtually this year from Vienna. VRVis was represented with several contributions.
Florian Ganglberger at the Q&A after his short paper presentation in the session "Modeling and Rendering".
Florian Ganglberger, researcher in our Biomedical Image Informatics Group, during the presentation of the short paper "Visualising the Transition of Large Networks via Dimensionality Reduction to Illustrate the Evolution of the Human Brain".
Visualizations from the EG-Short Paper "Visualising the Transition of Large Networks via Dimensionality Reduction to Illustrate the Evolution of the Human Brain" by Florian Ganglberger, Joanna Kaczanowska, Wulf Haubensack and Katja Bühler.
The research work of VRVis covers all relevant areas of visual computing. In the program track "Projects & Labs" as well as in a special sponsor booth, the conference participants could get to know our work better.
The different conference venues were accessible via Gather.town. Matching the conference theme "Enjoy Vienna", the Viennese city map was used as a basis.
Social events and informal gatherings of researchers are essential parts of scientific conferences. At the Eurographics 2021, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus, there were also meet-ups, e.g., at the "Heurigen".
The Eurographics conference took place virtually from May 3 to 7, 2021. VRVis was one of the main sponsors of the conference and also participated with quite a few contributions.
A strong focus for VRVis this year was also on presenting our full range of research: throughout the conference, a VRVis Sponsor Booth at the Gather.town conference site, managed by Johanna Schmidt, head of our Visual Analytics Group, invited all interested participants to get a closer look at our research work. In addition, the video presentation during the program track "Projects and Labs" on May 6, as well as the talk by VRVis CEO Gerd Hesina during the Industrial Session on May 7, where he also doubled as moderator, provided a comprehensive overview and insight into our current research topics and projects.
Due to the coronavirus, the conference could not be held in Vienna as planned but was organized as a virtual edition. Nevertheless, the conference motto "Enjoy Vienna" ran very successfully through the conference's program - mainly due to the tireless and creative efforts of Eurographics Conference Chair Werner Purgathofer, scientific director of VRVis until 2021. Thus, there were scientific meet-ups, Q&A, and other social events in a beautifully curated Gather.town version of Vienna, as well as program highlights such as video sightseeing tours to Vienna's most prominent sites.