Call for Tutorial Proposals


Tutorial Proposals: May 22, 2005


The goal of the tutorials at SIBGRAPI 2005 is to offer to the participants an opportunity to acquire technical knowledge in the areas of Computer Graphics and Image Processing, and/or applicability to other areas. Tutorial proposals will be judged by:

* their relevance for the SIBGRAPI 2005
* the expected size of the audience and their potential to attract participants to the Symposium
* the validity, usefulness, and structure of the contents
* their originality
* the qualification of the instructors in the topic

Types of Tutorials

The tutorials may be elementary, advanced, state-of-the-art or hands-on, and may take 3 or 6 hours, regardless of the level.

  • Elementary Tutorials: Tutorials in this category typically complement the basic undergraduate curriculum in computer science and help to attract students for graduate studies in CG & IP. The instructors should not assume that the audience has basic knowledge in CG & IP. Elementary tutorials should be presented and have handouts in

  • Advanced Tutorials: Tutorials in this category are targetted to students, professionals and researchers in CG&IP that wish to know advanced techniques to use in their work. Instructors may assume that the audience has basic notions of mathematics, numerical
    methods, programming, etc., and about CG & IP. Advanced tutorials may be presented in Portuguese or English, with handouts in any of these languages.

  • State-of-the-art Tutorials: This type of tutorial should cover recent developments in CG&PI that may have great impact in the future of the area. State-of-the-art tutorials may be presented in Portuguese or English, with handouts in any of these languages.

  • Hands-on Tutorials: Tutorials in this category should be target towards undergradute computer science students covering basic topics in Computer Graphics or Image Processing. Some typical examples include (but are not limited to): introduction to computer graphics using OpenGL, OpenGL advanced features, Web 3D using X3D, introduction to visualization, introduction to image processing using Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, IDL, ENVI, Python, etc.; elements of mathematical morphology, and introduction to medical images. State-of-the-art tutorials may be presented in Portuguese or English, with handouts in any of these languages.

It may be useful to look at the tutorials presented in previous years:


How to Submit

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to cesar-tutorial2005@vision.ime.usp.br, in plain text or in attached PDF files. Please, do *NOT* send Word documents.

The proposal should contain the following information:


Level (hands-on, elementary, advanced or state-of-the-art)

Duration (3 or 6 hours)

Abstract (half page)

Motivation, target audience, and interest for the CG&IP community (up to 1 page)

Summary, presenting an itemized list of the topics to be presented (up to 2 pages). For each topic, indicate the estimated duration, the basic and most relevant literature, and its subtopics.

Curriculum Vitae of the instructors, with full name, address, e-mail, institution, education, publications, and experience in the topic of the tutorial.

Material to be distributed to the participants, such as survey paper (recommended), slides, images, animations, books, etc. This material is optional at the submission, but its inclusion is strongly recommended as it allows a better assessment of the supporting material to be used during the course. For hands-on tutorials, the software to be used should be specified (licenses and installation are responsability of the intructors). See below.

Presentation equipment required (for hands-on tutorials, specify computers configuration needed).

The tutorial could be prepared either in English or Portugue.

The complete submission should be received by 22th May, 2005. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be promptly acknowledged. Accepted tutorials will be announced by 20th June, 2005

Printed Material

Instructors of the tutorials selected for SIBGRAPI 2005 should prepare written material to suport the lectures, in the form of a survey paper (preferably) and/or handouts. This material will be reproduced in black & white and distributed to the participants of the tutorial.
o Survey paper is a paper having 15-30 pages, with an introduction, a structured presentation of the topic, and conclusions indicating trends, applications, and directions for future work.

Survey papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of RITA (Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada, http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~revista/), a journal edited by the
Informatics Institute of UFRGS. See the information for authors for instructions on how to format survey papers, including LaTeX and Word styles (http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~revista/Inform.html).

Survey papers should be sent no later than 20th July, 2005 by e-mail to cesar-tutorial2005@vision.ime.usp.br, in attached PDF files.

o Handout is a copy of the slides or transparencies used during the presentation of the course at SIBGRAPI 2005. Handouts are optional if a survey paper is prepared.

The authors should provide a file with 4 slides per page in landscape. The pages should be numbered and contain the footer "SIBGRAPI 2005 Tutorial". We recommend the use of font Times 14 pt, or bigger, for better legibility of slides and notes.

Handouts should be sent no later than July 20th, 2005 by e-mail to cesar-tutorial2005@vision.ime.usp.br in attached PDF files. Please, do *NOT* send Word documents.

All printed material distributed to the participants of tutorials will be available on the SIBGRAPI 2005 web site, as well as other material provided by the instructors such as images, animations, and other texts.

Support to Instructors

A classroom for 60 students will be reserved for each course. Standard presentation equipment (overhead projector, 35 mm slide projector, video player, screen, PC, data show) will be available upon request.

Important Dates

Tutorial proposals due: May 15, 2005.
Tutorial proposals due: May 22, 2005
Selected tutorials announced: June 20, 2005.
Survey papers due: July 20, 2005.
Other printed material due: September 10, 2005.


For questions or comments about the SIBGRAPI/SIACG 2005
tutorials, please contact the tutorial co-Chairs

* Nelson D. d'Ávila Mascarenhas (UFSCar, Brazil)
* Roberto M. Cesar-Jr. (USP, Brazil)

If you intend to prepare a tutorial proposal, please send (as soon as
possible) an email to cesar-tutorial2005@vision.ime.usp.br informing
your interest.