3rd Eurographics Workshop on Natural Phenomena

The workshop will take place just before the EUROGRAPHICS 2007 Conference (September 4, Prague, Czech Republic) to encourage a broad range of participants. As such, it will provide a very interesting opportunity for researchers that want to attend or present communications at both events. The workshop will be held in one day, including paper presentation and invited sessions. Participation is open to everyone, not requiring submission of a paper.

Aims and Scope

Synthesizing realistic natural scenes is a challenging and important problem in computer graphics. The challenge stems not only from the complexity and diversity of objects and natural phenomena interacting together, but also from the huge amount of small details that should be modeled to obtain realistic models and physically plausible simulations. Therefore, there is still a need for interactive modeling and simulation techniques capable for handling complex synthetic sceneries. The purpose of this workshop is to explore novel techniques for modeling, animating, simulating and rendering complex natural phenomena.

The workshop will build on work done in recent years including simulating aging and weathering of synthetic objects, plant modeling, ecosystem simulation, gaseous phenomena, and liquid flows. It will focus on non-conscious or inanimate nature like rock, trees, oceans, wind, meadows (animals and humans as part of nature should be excluded). Work in this area, promising as it is, is still far from complete.

Authors are invited to submit technical papers in these or related areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Plant structure modeling
  • Ecosystem simulation
  • Gaseous phenomena (clouds, fog, ...)
  • Simulating liquid flows and rain
  • Modeling fire and smoke
  • Aging and weathering
  • Terrain modeling

Instructions for Authors

Authors are requested to submit papers no longer than 8 pages. Submitted papers should be formatted according to the Eurographics paper publication guidelines. You can download a set of LaTeX style files here. Each paper should contain title, authors' names and affiliations, abstract, keywords, text, illustrations, and references. Detailed guidelines are available here. Submissions will be done electronically. We will accept papers in PDF format only.

Post-workshop proceedings will be available on-line through the Eurographics Digital Library and in paper book form in the Eurographics Book Series. Selection will be based upon technical and scientific content and relevance to the workshop.

Submission Procedure

The submission of papers will be made electronically through the Eurographics online SRM system.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Friday, May 25th, 2007 (24:00 GMT)
Notification of acceptance: Monday, June 25th, 2007
Camera-ready papers deadline: Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Workshop: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 (one full day)

Latest News

July 5th, 2007: On-line registration is now available!
July 2nd, 2007: Detailed workshop program has been published.
June 15th, 2007: Invited speaker has been announced.
May 15th, 2007: Submission deadline has been extended.
April 18th, 2007: Submission system online.
April 16th, 2007: Program Committee has been established.
March 8th, 2007: EG style for papers was published.
February 20th, 2007: Call for papers published.
February 17th, 2007: Website launched.