Tutorial Proposal


T1 - Getting Started with Videogame Development 

Junior Rojas  
Monday, August 5th, at 9:00 am 
Half-day, Elementary level 


This paper provides information about various aspects involved in game development. It describes some general concepts, with emphasis on game engine architecture, as well as specific technologies related to the described concepts. Covered topics include game graphics rendering, collision detection, physics, artificial intelligence, scripting and an introduction to the Unity game engine.


T2 - Visual immersion issues in Virtual Reality 

Guillaume Moreau  Monday, August 5th, at 3:00 pm 
Half-day, Intermediate level 


Thanks to immersion and interaction, Virtual Reality (VR) offers a shift of paradigm compared to traditional computer graphics or simulation software. Most VR application include a visual rendering part. However, efficient and relevant visual interfacing of a human user (who can be a designer, the final user of a future product, a trainee or the subject of an experiment) raises issues about visual interfaces and depth perception in computer generated images. In this tutorial we propose methodological aspects for the design of the visual part of VR applications. We particularly focus on the commonly used stereoscopic vision by studying its constraints and showing how an efficient stereoscopic application should be designed. Expected outcome for attendees: basic knowledge about the human visual system and its main features with respect to Virtual Reality, knowledge about devices for visual interfaces, know how to choose a visual interface, know about stereo constraints. 3D or VR developers should also be able to program correct stereo applications. Experience of bad stereo conditions and limits might be provided in a practical session if adequate hardware is available.


T3 - Remote Eye Tracking Systems: Technologies and Applications 

Fabricio Narcizo  - Jose Eustaquio de Queiroz  - Herman Gomes  
Monday, August 5th, at 9:00 am 
Half-day, Advanced level 


Eye tracking is an active multidisciplinary research field, which has shown great progress in the last decades. Eye tracking is the process of monitoring eye movements in order to determine the point of gaze or to analyze motion patterns of an eye relative to the head or the environment. This process has several applications in many research fields such as Medicine, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Marketing, Advertising, Digital Journalism, among others. Moreover, eye tracking provides essential information to other technological processes such as face detection, usability testing, biometric identification, human behavior studies and human-computer interaction tasks. In the field of eye tracking, the remote term is used for classifying an eye tracker in which its components do not have any physical contact with the users body. In general, eye tracking systems that present high accuracy rates in the process for estimating the point of gaze are very expensive. However, nowadays it is possible to develop remote eye tracking systems with good cost-benefit (i.e., through the use of the off-the-shelf hardware components and open-source libraries). Within this context, this tutorial aims to present an overview of the technologies and applications related to eye tracking. We will explain hardware architectures was well as the underlying computer vision processes employed to the analysis of the user's ocular parameters captured by a remote eye tracker. This tutorial addresses researchers, students, professors and professionals who work in the field of Computer Graphics, Digital Image Processing, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, who wish to learn the fundamentals of the field of eye tracking. The participants will be presented to state-of-the-art work in eye tracking technologies and applications. Moreover, sufficient practical information for building successful remote eye tracking systems will also be provided in this tutorial. This tutorial is organized in 6 parts, as described next. (A) Contextual introduction (30 minutes). We begin with a brief review on the field of eye tracking research. Then, we briefly discuss the use of eye tracking in the field of Computer Science, and its relations with the fields of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Digital Image Processing. (B) Human visual system (30 minutes). A general presentation of the human visual system (HVS) for identifying how the eye tracking performs the monitoring of the user's visual attention and the user's eye movements through the analysis of his/her ocular parameters. (C) Remote eye tracker (2 hours). Presentation of the features of the physical components of a remote eye tracker and necessary information to the installation of a low-cost and off-the-shelf hardware components. (D) Eye tracking methods (2 hours). Presentation of the main computer-vision-based eye tracking methods and the development process of eye tracking systems. (E) Final considerations (15 minutes) In this part, conclusions of the eye tracking concepts presented in this tutorial are discussed. (F) Practice demonstration (45 minutes). At the end of the tutorial, it will be reserved 45 minutes for demonstrating a low-cost remote eye tracker developed by the presenters.


T4 - Spectral geometry methods in shape analysis 

Michael Bronstein  
Monday, August 5th, at 3:00 pm  
Half-day, Advanced level 


The purpose of this tutorial is to overview the foundations of shape analysis and to formulate state-of-the-art theoretical and computational methods for shape description based on their intrinsic geometric properties. The emerging field of spectral and diffusion geometry provides a generic framework for many methods in the analysis of geometric shapes and objects. The tutorial will present in a new light the problems of shape analysis based on diffusion geometric constructions such as manifold embeddings using the Laplace-Beltrami and heat operator, 3D feature detectors and descriptors, diffusion and commute-time metrics, functional correspondence, and spectral symmetry.


T5 - Tutorial on Shape Matching for 3D Retrieval and Recognition 

Ivan Sipiran  - Benjamin Bustos  
Monday, August 5th, at 9:00 am 
Half-day, Advanced level 


Three-dimensional shape matching is a young research field concerning the content-based comparison of 3D models. Several applications have been proposed so far, remarking its potential as support in computer graphics and high-level computer vision tasks. Similarly, a lot of research has been done to tackle the shape matching problem. As a result, there is a large amount of approaches and techniques in the literature. This tutorial gives an overview of three-dimensional shape matching and its applications in retrieval and recognition. In addition, we emphasize the importance of shape matching in computer graphics and computer vision as witnessed in recent researches. Our goal is to cover the relevant aspects of the field, presenting part of the state of the art and showing the existing and potential applications. Also, demos will be used to illustrate concepts and techniques. This will allow readers to easily understand the background of shape matching.


T6 - Tessellation Shaders programming using GLSL 

Thiago Elias Gomes  - Matheus Lessa Rodrigues  - Rodrigo de Toledo  
Monday, August 5th, at 3:00 pm 
Half-day, Intermediate level 


The goal of this tutorial is to teach a specific stage of the programmable graphics pipeline based on GLSL. Our purpose is to create a learning environment through Coding Dojos. To focus exclusively in Tessellation Shaders programming, we will use ShaderLabs as our Integrated Development Environment, which was developed by the same authors.


T7 - Particle Based Simulations Using GPUs 

Yalmar Ponce Atencio  - Claudio Esperança  
Monday, August 5th, at 3:00 pm 
Half-day, Intermediate level 


Physically based simulation has been studied intensely over the last decades, especially the dynamics of solids, fluids and other deformable bodies. For the case of rigid solids, the classical methods are based on the application of forces or impulses in response to detected collisions. The simulation of deformable bodies require the use of mathematical models capable of approximating effects like stretching, shearing and bending. For efficient and fast simulations, position-based methods have become popular in the Computer Graphics community. These methods are fast, unconditionally stable and controllable, which makes them well-suited for the use in interactive environments like virtual reality, computer games and special effects in movies. This tutorial try to cover some position-based methods that were developed for the simulation of solids (rigid and deformable) and fluids. We will introduce the concept of position-based dynamics using particles, as well as several applied techniques proposed in recent years, such as simulation based on shape matching and the Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) approach for liquids. Furthermore, we will delve in some detail into the implementation of these methods using GPUs, with the analysis and demonstration of actual code.


T8 - Remote Sensing Image Segmentation and Representation Through Multiscale Analysis 

Jefersson Alex dos Santos  - Ricardo da Silva Torres  
Monday, August 5th, at 9:00 am and at 3:00 pm 
Full-day, Advanced level 


Every year, new sensor technologies are being implemented to improve the acquisition of high-resolution remote sensing images (RSIs). With the large amount of data provided by these sensors, novel computational approaches are constantly required to support decision-making process based on RSI analysis. A typical problem is the recognition of target regions for land cover mapping. In this context, the main problems are: (1) classification methods are dependent on the segmentation quality; and (2) the selection of representative samples for training is a costly process. The samples indicated by the user are not always enough to define the best segmentation scale. Furthermore, the indication of samples can be expensive, since it often requires to visit studied places in loco. The segmentation-dependence problem has been addressed in the literature by using multiscale analysis. The training sample selection problem is, in turn, addressed mainly by employing user interaction techniques which are usually combined with pixel-based classification approaches. This tutorial aims to introduce the problems, challenges, and some state-of-the-art approaches for multiscale classification of remote sensing image. The main covered topics are arranged into four sessions: introduction, segmentation, feature extraction, and classification. First, some background concepts are introduced as well as the main challenges of pattern recognition in remote sensing images. The second session of this tutorial will present the main concepts related to the creation of image representations based on multiscale segmentation. The third session will present proposed strategies for hierarchical feature extraction. Finally, the last session will present multiscale classification approaches. The integration between multiscale analysis and interactive classification is also a research venue addressed in this tutorial.


Call for Tutorial Proposal

SIBGRAPI 2013 welcomes submissions of tutorials in all areas related to Computer Graphics (CG), Computer Vision (CV), Image Processing (IP), and Pattern Recognition (PR). All tutorials will take place in the first  day of the conference (August 5th, 2013), and will be free of charge to all conference attendees. A tutorial can take the whole day (6 hours long) or just half day (3 hours long). 

The following categories of tutorials will be accepted: elementary, intermediate, and advanced. 

Elementary tutorials should complement the basic undergraduate curriculum in Engineering, Computer Science, and related areas, to entice students into following graduate studies in CG, CV, IP, or PR. Instructors should not assume that the audience has basic knowledge in these areas.

Intermediate tutorials are targeted to students, professionals, and researchers who wish to learn advanced techniques in CG, CV, IP, and PR.   

Instructors may assume that the attendees are familiar with basic notions of mathematics and programming related to the subject.

Advanced tutorials should cover state-of-the-art research, recent developments, emerging topics, and novel applications in CG, CV, IP, and PR.


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 5th, 2013  May 12th, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: May 26th, 2013 June 2th, 2013
  • Camera ready paper due: June 23rd, 2013
  • Handouts due: July 28th, 2013

Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged. 


Tutorial Selection

All proposals will be blindly reviewed by at least two experts in the topic and will be judged by: 

  • relevance for the conference; 
  • expected size of the audience; 
  • potential to attract participants to the conference; 
  • originality; 
  • and qualification of the instructors in the topic of the tutorial.




The program committee would like to thank the following reviewers:

  • Bruno Carvalho (UFRN, Brazil)
  • Dan Witzner Hansen (ITU, Denmark)
  • Fernando Marson (UNISINOS, Brazil
  • Flávio L. Coutinho (USP, Brazil)
  • Gabriel Taubin (Brown University, USA)
  • João do E.S. Batista Neto (ICMC/USP, Brazil)
  • Lijun Yin (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Manuel M. Oliveira Neto (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Dreux (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Marcelo Walter (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Marcio C. Cabral (LSI/USP, Brazil)
  • Marcos Lage (UFF, Brazil)
  • Nelson Mascarenhas (UFSCar, Brazil)
  • Ricardo Marroquim (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Ricardo Torres (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Veronica Teichrieb (UFPE, Brazil)
  • Waldemar Celes (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • William Schwartz (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Wu Shin-Ting (UNICAMP, Brazil) 



Author's instructions 

Tutorial proposals should be submitted through the JEMS submission site. Please, send your proposal up to 8 pages in PDF format using the SIBGRAPI IEEE LaTeX template available at the submission instructions page. The proposals should be written in Spanish (elementary tutorials only) or English, and contain the following information:

  • First page
  • Title
  • Level (elementary, intermediate or advanced)
  • How many hours will be required (3h or 6h)
  • Abstract
  • Next 7 pages
  • Motivation
  • Target audience
  • Interest for the CV, IP, CG and PR community;
  • List of the topics to be presented, including: 
  • Estimated duration, 
  • Subtopics, 
  • Relevant literature;
  • Presentation requirements: equipment and/or software;
  • Short biography of the instructors, including relevant experience in the topic of the tutorial
  • Plan for presentation (include information on who will present the tutorial)




Each tutorial must be presented by at least one of the authors (please include this information in the submission). Handouts must be prepared to be distributed to the tutorials' participants. Instructions for the creation of the handouts will be given to the authors of the accepted tutorials at a later date.

Authors of the selected tutorials will be invited to prepare a survey paper in English, in the tutorial's topic, for the electronic version of the conference proceedings. This paper will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. A survey paper is a manuscript with an introduction, a structured presentation of the topic, and conclusions indicating trends, applications, and directions for future work. This paper will be peer reviewed as well before publication. 

For tutorials of previous years published by IEEE CPS please check:

  • 2009 - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5394477
  • 2010 - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5756311
  • 2011 - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?reload=true&punumber=6075047
  • 2012 - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6380642

For inquiries concerning this call, please contact the chairs below.




Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto (IME/USP, Brazil) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
César Beltrán Castañón (PUCP, Peru) cbeltran@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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