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European Conference on Visual Media Production 2009

European Conference on Visual Media Production 2009London, U.K.November 12-13, 2009

CVMP, the European Conference on Visual Media Production (www.cvmp-conference.org), is now announcing its call for submissions. The conference takes place on 12th and 13th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, London. Now in the sixth year of CVMP, a new management team is injecting fresh momentum to this unique event, which brings together practitioners in media production from the film, broadcast and games industries with leading academics and researchers in imaging and graphics. The two-day conference will provide a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge between researchers and media industry specialists working at the cutting-edge of visual media production and delivery.

CVMP has traditionally been held at the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), but has a new, larger venue for 2009, and a dedicated team that will develop and expand the event and associated activities. The conference chairman is Dr Oliver Grau, lead technologist at BBC Research & Development, with Adrian Hilton, from University of Surrey, the programme chair. The CVMP organising committee is comprised of Bill Collis, CEO at The Foundry, Simon Robinson chief scientist at The Foundry, Anil Kokaram of Trinity College, Ireland, Tom Evans of Wavecrest Systems Ltd, and Dr Graham Thomas, principal research engineer at BBC Research & Development. Conference secretary is Abi Bowman, project manager at The Foundry.

This year, the latest research developments will be presented together with real-world, industry applications, combining to deliver a unique melting pot of ideas and experience. The event promises to be fascinating and informative, with a lineup that already includes Matt Welford, head of compositing at Weta Digital (THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, KING KONG, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy), Professor Marc Pollefeys from ETHZ and Dr Toni Mateos of Barcelona Media. Special sessions this year are 'Advanced Technology in Post Production', and 'Capturing 3D Worlds'.

CVMP will also address the increasing demand for 3D stereoscopic content and delivery for emerging platforms such as e-cinema, high-resolution home displays and interactive media, which are all fuelling the development of new technology and approaches.

The 'Call for Papers' is now live at www.cvmp-conference.org for those who would like to submit papers on innovative research and practical applications related to media production, along with a comprehensive list of suggested topics. Registration for CVMP 2009, (Full rate: GBP 300 / Retired/Student rate GBP 150) is also live on the CVMP website.

The Best papers from CVMP 2008 will be published in a special issue of JVRB (Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting) and the conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

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