The 20th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics 2012) will be held in Hong Kong, China on September 12-14, 2012.

Pacific Graphics (PG) is an annual international conference on computer graphics and applications. As a highly successful series, Pacific Graphics provides a premier forum for researchers, developers, practitioners in the Pacific Rim and around the world to present and discuss new problems, solutions, and technologies in computer graphics and related areas.

Paper submission

Original unpublished papers are invited in all areas of computer graphics and its applications. The topics include (but are not limited to) modeling, rendering, animation, and imaging, as well as visualization, human-computer interaction, and graphics systems and applications. Any interesting new ideas related to computer graphics and applications are welcome.

Paper publication

The conference will have a full paper track as well as a short paper track. The full papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will appear as a special issue of the Computer Graphics Forum. Papers that are not accepted to the full papers track may be invited to the short paper's track and published electronically though the EG Digital Library upon the authors' consent.

Call for papers

Call for Papers [pdf]

Original unpublished papers are invited in all areas of computer graphics and its applications. The topics include (but are not limited to) modeling, rendering, animation, and imaging, as well as visualization, human-computer interaction, and graphics systems and applications. Any interesting new ideas related to computer graphics and applications are welcome.

There will be a full paper track and a short paper track. The full papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will appear as a special issue of the Computer Graphics Forum. The short papers will be made available to the participants in electronic form through EG digital library.


All contributions submitted to Pacific Graphics 2012 must be original, unpublished work. Any work that has previously been published or simultaneously been submitted in a substantially similar form to any other conference or journal will be rejected. Contributions must be written and presented in English. The standard page limit for a submission is 8 pages. A submission is not allowed to be longer than 10 pages. The review process will be double blind. Please remove all personal data (like author, affiliation, etc.) from your submission!

Abstract submission due:
April 24, 2012 23:59 PDT (GMT-7)

Full paper submission due:
April 30, 2012 23:59 PDT (GMT-7)

Latex paper template [zip]

Detailed submission instructions

Submission system


The standard equipment setup in Pacific Graphics 2012 venue includes screens, high-resolution projectors, microphones, and a notebook. We would prefer that you use the provided computer to avoid the problem of equipment setup. Each full/short paper has 25/10 min for presentation inclusive Q&A.

For Attendees


Registration fee
Category Early Registration
(on/before Aug. 7 14)
(on/before Sep. 3)
On-site Registration
Regular HKD 4700 HKD 5000 HKD 5500
Student HKD 3000 HKD 3200 HKD 3400

Regular and student registration includes access to all conference sessions, proceedings (PG 2012 special issue of Computer Graphics Forum and PG 2012 Conference Short Paper Proceedings), lunches, coffee breaks, and banquet.

Cancellation Policy for Early Registration: Cancellations are required to be made up to 14 days (on/before Aug. 29) in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be issued. A processing fee applies for all approved refunds.

For early registration or pre-registration, please register online or offline.


The conference will be held at The Langham Hotel Hong Kong. It is an award winning 5 star luxury hotel located in Tsimshatsui, a luxury shopping paradise. It provides outstanding restaurants, lounges, bars and other comprehensive leisure and fitness facilities.

The Langham Hotel Hong Kong outlook The Langham Hotel Hong Kong meeting room

PG2012 attendees can use the following online/offline channels to reserve rooms at The Langham Hotel at discounted rates. To enjoy the discounted rates, please confirm your reservation by August 21 31, 2012.

Online reservation

An instant confirmation will be sent to guests once they book the room through this link.

Offline reservation

Guests may send completed form to Catering & Conference Office directly by fax or email to reserve the room space.

The hotel will reply to guests within 48 hours of receiving their reservation forms and provide confirmation letter.


Program on Google Calendar

Day 1: 12/9 (Wed)
Time Program
8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening remarks
8:45 Invited speaker: Frédo Durand
9:50 Coffee break
10:10 A. Imaging and hair
12:10 Lunch
13:30 B. Animation and interaction
15:05 Coffee break
15:25 C. Geometry processing
17:00 End of program
The Langham Hotel Hong Kong
Day 2: 13/9 (Thu)
Time Program
8:00 Invited CGF/TVCG presentations I
9:55 Coffee break
10:15 Invited CGF/TVCG presentations II
12:10 Lunch
13:30 D. Parameterization and texture mapping
15:05 Coffee break
15:25 E. Visualization and volume rendering
17:00 End of program
Golden Palace Seaview Banquet Hall
26/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Day 3: 14/9 (Fri)
Time Program
8:45 Invited speaker: Mathieu Desbrun
9:50 Coffee break
10:10 F. Image editing and processing
12:10 Lunch
13:30 G. Shape processing and modeling
15:05 Coffee break
15:25 H. Rendering systems and techniques
16:50 Closing remarks and paper award
17:00 End of program


Revealing the Invisible

Frédo Durand

Frédo Durand


This talk reviews efforts to reveal visual content that is invisible to the naked eye. We will briefly discuss traditional optical solutions and will then describe recent computational techniques that can extract faint visual information from digital sensors, analyze it, amplify it, and visualize it. In particular, we will present techniques that take motion that is too small to be seen in regular video and re-render a video where the amplitude of the motion has been amplified.


Frédo Durand is an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He received his PhD from Grenoble University, France, in 1999, supervised by Claude Puech and George Drettakis. From 1999 till 2002, he was a post-doc in the MIT Computer Graphics Group with Julie Dorsey.

He works both on synthetic image generation and computational photography, where new algorithms afford powerful image enhancement and the design of imaging system that can record richer information about a scene. His research interests span most aspects of picture generation and creation, with emphasis on mathematical analysis, signal processing, and inspiration from perceptual sciences. He co-organized the first Symposium on Computational Photography and Video in 2005, the first International Conference on Computational Photography in 2009, and was on the advisory board of the Image and Meaning 2 conference. He received an inaugural Eurographics Young Researcher Award in 2004, an NSF CAREER award in 2005, an inaugural Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship in 2005, a Sloan fellowship in 2006, and a Spira award for distinguished teaching in 2007.

Applied Geometry for Graphics and Simulation

Mathieu Desbrun

Mathieu Desbrun


Computer graphics, as routinely used in movies nowadays, involves increasingly sophisticated numerics. While differential equations used to model reality can be numerically simulated in countless manners, the geometric structures these equations are supposed to preserve are often lost in the process. In this talk, I will argue for a geometric, variational approach to graphics applications for improved numerics and robustness: besides blurring the line between continuous mathematics and the resolutely discrete nature of digital data, a discrete variational approach to geometry is a powerful tool for applications varying from surface parameterization and vector field design, to fluid and electromagnetic simulations. The importance of preserving differential geometric notions in the discrete setting will be a recurring theme throughout the talk.


Mathieu Desbrun is a Professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he is the head of the Computing + Mathematical Sciences department and the director of the Information Science and Technology initiative. He leads the Applied Geometry lab, focusing on discrete differential modeling---the development of differential, yet readily discretizable foundations for computational modeling. He is the recipient of an ACM SIGGRAPH New Significant Researcher award, and of a NSF CAREER award. Visit www.geometry.caltech.edu for more information.


A. Imaging and Hair (Chair: Sai-Kit Yeung)

  • Wetting Effects in Hair Simulation

    Witawat Rungjiratananon, Yoshihiro Kanamori, and Tomoyuki Nishita

  • Simulation Guided Hair Dynamics Modeling from Video

    Qing Zhang, Jing Tong, Huamin Wang, Zhigeng Pan, and Ruigang Yang

  • Fur Shading and Modification based on Cone Step Mapping

    Tom Kühnert and Guido Brunnett

  • Performance Capture of High-Speed Motion Using Staggered Multi-View Recording

    Di Wu, Yebin Liu, Ivo Ihrke, Qionghai Dai, and Christian Theobalt

  • User-assisted adjustment of disparity map

    Hsin-Yi Chen, Yi-Shan Lin, I-Chao Shen, Sheng-Jie Luo, Wen-Huang Cheng, Bing-Yu Chen

B. Animation and Interaction (Chair: Bing-Yu Chen)

  • Wake Synthesis For Shallow Water Equation

    Zherong Pan, Jin Huang, Yiying Tong, and Hujun Bao

  • Realtime Two-Way Coupling of Meshless Fluids and Nonlinear FEM

    Lipeng Yang, Shuai Li, Aimin Hao, and Hong Qin

  • Two-Finger Gestures for 6DOF Manipulation of 3D Objects

    Jingbo Liu, Oscar Kin-Chung Au, Hongbo Fu, and Chiew-Lan Tai

  • Retrieval and Visualization of Human Motion Data via Stick Figures

    Myung Geol Choi, Kyungyong Yang, Takeo Igarashi, Jun Mitani, and Jehee Lee

C. Geometry Processing (Chair: Ligang Liu)

  • SD Models: Super-Deformed Character Models

    Liang-Tsen Shen, Sheng-Jie Luo, Chun-Kai Huang, and Bing-Yu Chen

  • Isotropic Surface Remeshing Using Constrained Centroidal Delaunay Mesh

    Zhonggui Chen, Juan Cao, and Wenping Wang

  • GPU Shape Grammars

    Jean-Eudes Marvie, Cyprien Buron, Pascal Gautron, Patrice Hirtzlin, and Gaël Sourimant

  • A Global Parity Measure for Incomplete Point Cloud Data

    Lee M. Seversky and Lijun Yin

D. Parameterization and Texture Mapping (Chair: Enhua Wu)

  • Texture Compression using Wavelet Decomposition

    Pavlos Mavridis and Georgios Papaioannou

  • Multi-scale Assemblage for Procedural Texturing

    Guillaume Gilet, Jean-Michel Dischler, and Djamchid Ghazanfarpour

  • Improving the Parameterization of Approximate Subdivision Surfaces

    Lei He, Charles Loop, and Scott Schaefer

  • Ellipsoidal Cube Maps for Accurate Rendering of Planetary-Scale Terrain Data

    Martin Lambers, Andreas Kolb

  • Optimizing Geometry-aware Pants Decomposition

    Kang Zhang, Xin Li

E. Visualization and Volume Rendering (Chair: Renato Pajarola)

  • Multi-Layered Automultiscopic Displays

    Nicola Ranieri, Simon Heinzle, Quinn Smithwick, Daniel Reetz, Lanny S. Smoot, Wojciech Matusik, and Markus Gross

  • Approximate Bias Compensation for Rendering Scenes with Heterogeneous Participating Media

    Thomas Engelhardt, Jan Novák, Thorsten-W. Schmidt, and Carsten Dachsbacher

  • Adaptive Cross-sections of Anatomical Models

    Jose Díaz, Eva Monclús, Isabel Navazo, and Pere-Pau Vázquez

  • Homunculus Warping: Conveying Importance Using Self-intersection-free Non-homogeneous Mesh Deformation

    Bernhard Reinert, Tobias Ritschel, and Hans-Peter Seidel

F. Image Editing and Processing (Chair: Chiew-Lan Tai)

  • Hierarchical Narrative Collage For Digital Photo Album

    Lei Zhang and Hua Huang

  • Registration Based Non-uniform Motion Deblurring

    Sunghyun Cho, Hojin Cho, Yu-Wing Tai, and Seungyong Lee

  • Improving Photo Composition Elegantly: Considering Image Similarity During Composition Optimization

    Yanwen Guo, Ming Liu, Tingting Gu, and Wenping Wang

  • Digital Camouflage Images Using Two-scale Decomposition

    Hui Du, Xiaogang Jin, and Xiaoyang Mao

  • Video Panorama for 2D to 3D Conversion

    Roger Blanco i Ribera, Sungwoo Choi, Younghui Kim, JungJin Lee, and Junyong Noh

G. Shape Processing and Modeling (Chair: Hongbo Fu)

  • Analytic Curve Skeletons for 3D Surface Modeling and Processing

    Jean-Marc Thiery, Bert Buchholz, Julien Tierny, and Tamy Boubekeur

  • Scale Normalization for Isometric Shape Matching

    Yusuf Sahillioglu and Yucel Yemez

  • Semi-supervised Mesh Segmentation and Labeling

    Jiajun Lv, Xinlei Chen, Jin Huangy, and Hujun Bao

  • Structure Preserving Manipulation and Interpolation for Multi-element 2D Shapes

    Wenwu Yang, Jieqing Feng, and Xun Wang

H. Rendering Systems and Techniques (Chair: Oliver Mattausch)

  • Scalable Programmable Motion Effects on GPUs

    Xuezhen Huang, Qiming Hou, Zhong Ren, and Kun Zhou

  • Accurate Translucent Material Rendering under Spherical Gaussian Lights

    Ling-Qi Yan, Yahan Zhou, Kun Xu, and Rui Wang

  • Point-wise Adaptive Filtering for Fast Monte Carlo Noise Reduction

    Jie Guo, Jingui Pan

  • Bokeh Rendering with a Physical Lens

    Xin Liu, Jon Rokne

  • Real-time Particle Fluid Simulation with WCSPH

    Fengquan Zhang, Xukun Shen, Xiang Long, Bin Zhao, Lei Hu

Invited presentations

Invited CGF/TVCG presentations I (Chair: Seungyong Lee)

  • Simple Culling Methods for Continuous Collision Detection

    Xinyu Zhang and Young J. Kim

  • Nonlinear Beam Tracing on a GPU

    Baoquan Liu, Li-Yi Wei, Xu Yang, Chongyang Ma, Ying-Qing Xu, Baining Guo and Enhua Wu

  • Efficient Depth-of-Field Rendering with Adaptive Sampling and Multi-Scale Reconstruction

    Jiating Chen, Bin Wang, Yuxiang Wang, Ryan S. Overbeck, Jun-Hai Yong and Wenping Wang

  • ImageAdmixture: Putting Together Dissimilar Objects from Groups

    Fang-Lue Zhang, Ming-Ming Cheng, Jiaya Jia and Shi-Min Hu

  • Image-Based Remodeling

    Alex Colburn, Aseem Agarwala, Aaron Hertzmann, Brian Curless and Michael F. Cohen.

Invited CGF/TVCG presentations II (Chair: Young J. Kim)

  • Poisson Coordinates

    Xian-Ying Li and Shi-Min Hu

  • Linear Correlations Between Spatial and Normal Noise in Triangle Meshes

    Ying Yang, Norbert Peyerimhoff and Ioannis Ivrissimtzis

  • Quartic Box-Spline Reconstruction on the BCC Lattice

    Minho Kim

  • Exploring Nonlinear Relationship of Blendshape Facial Animation

    Xuecheng Liu, Shihong Xia, Yiwen Fan and Zhaoqi Wang

  • Variational Blue-Noise Sampling

    Zhonggui Chen, Zhan Yuan, Yi-King Choi, Ligang Liu and Wenping Wang



General chairs

Markus Gross ETH Zurich

Wenping Wang The University of Hong Kong

Program chairs

Chris Bregler New York University

Pedro Sander Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Michael Wimmer Vienna University of Technology

Industry Chair

Li-Yi Wei The University of Hong Kong

Organization chairs

Loretta Yi-King Choi The University of Hong Kong

Hongbo FU City University of Hong Kong

International Program Committee

Ken Anjyo OLM Digital, Japan

Oscar Au City University of HK, Hong Kong

Hujun Bao Zhejiang University, China

Alexander G. Belyaev Heriot-Watt University, UK

Volker Blanz Universität Siegen, Germany

Michael S. Brown National University of Singapore, Singapore

Pere Brunet Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, Spain

Yong Cao Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Jinxiang Chai Texas A&M University, USA

Chun-Fa Chang National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Bing-Yu Chen National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Guoning Chen University of Utah, USA

Baoquan Chen Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China

Ming-Te Chi National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan

Jung-Hong Chuang National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Yung-Yu Chuang National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Daniel Cohen-Or Tel Aviv University, Israel

Carsten Dachsbacher Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany

Zhigang Deng University of Houston, USA

Yoshinori Dobashi Hokkaido University, Japan

Zhao Dong Cornell University, USA

Elmar Eisemanm Telecom ParisTech, France

Thomas Ertl Universität Stuttgar, Germany

Hongbo Fu City University of Hong Kong, China

Eric Galin LIRIS, France

Yotam Gingold Columbia Univ, USA

Xianfeng Gu Stony Brook University, USA

Xiaohu Guo University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Diego Gutierrez University de Zaragoza, Spain

Ralf Habel Disney Research Zürich, Switzerland

John C. Hart University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Qiming Hou Zhejiang University, China

Shimin Hu Tsinghua University, China

Jing Hua Wayne State University, USA

Qi-Xing Huang Stanford University, USA

Insung Ihm Sogang University, Korea

Stefan Jeschke Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Leo Jiaya Jia The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Joaquim Jorge Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Henry Kang University of Missouri at St. Louis, USA

John Keyser Texas A&M University, USA

Changhun Kim Korea University, Korea

Theodore Kim University of California, Santa Barbara

Young J. Kim EWHA Womans University, Korea

Leif Kobbelt RWTH Aachen, Germany

Taku Komura University of Edinburgh, UK

Johannes Kopf Microsoft Research, USA

Shang-Hong Lai National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Yu-Kun Lai Cardiff University, UK

Jason Lawrence University of Virginia, USA

Seungyong Lee Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Hendrik Lensch Uni Tübingen, Germany

Sergey Levine Stanford, USA

Bruno Levy INRIA, France

Hao Li Princeton Univ, USA

Yaron Lipman Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Feng Liu Portland State University, USA

Ligang Liu University of Science and Technology of China, China

Yongjiu Liu Tsinghua University, China

Xinguo Liu Zhejiang University, China

Kwan-Liu Ma University of California at Davis, USA

Marcus A. Magnor Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Dinesh Manocha University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Ralph Martin Cardiff University, UK

Oliver Mattausch Zürich University, Switzerland

Niloy Mitra UCL, UK

Diego Nehab IMPA, Brazil

Manuel M. Oliveira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Carol O’Sullivan University of Dublin, Ireland

Qunsheng Peng Zhejiang University, China

Julien Pettre INRIA/IRISA, France

Hong Qin Stony Brook University, USA

Holly Rushmeir Yale University, USA

Scott Schaefer Texas A&M University, USA

Daniel Scherzer MPI, Germany

Andrei Sharf Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Olga Sorkine ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Marc Stamminger University of Erlangen, Germany

Hiromasa Suzuki The University of Tokyo, Japan

Shigeo Takahashi The University of Tokyo, Japan

Marco Tarini CNR, Italy

Matthias Teschner University of Freiburg, Germany

Christian Theobalt MPI, Germany

Xin Tong Microsoft Research Asia, China

Yiying Tong Michigan State University, USA

Rui Wang University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Jack M. Wang Stanford University, USA

Jiaping Wang Microsoft Research Asia, China

Yu-Shuen Wang National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Li-Yi Wei Hong Kong University, China

Tien-Tsin Wong The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Enhua Wu University of Macau, China

Lei Yang Bosch Research, USA

Sung-eui Yoon Korea Advanced Institute of Scienece Technology, Korea

Jingyi Yu University of Delaware, USA

Li Zhang University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Hao (Richard) Zhang Simon Fraser University, Canada

Kun Zhou Zhejiang University, China


PG 2012 would like to thank the following sponsors:

Prior Conference

  1. Pacific Graphics 2011 - Kaohsiung
  2. Pacific Graphics 2010 - Hangzhou
  3. Pacific Graphics 2009 - Jeju
  4. Pacific Graphics 2008 - Tokyo
  5. Pacific Graphics 2007 - Maui
  6. Pacific Graphics 2006 - Taipei
  7. Pacific Graphics 2005 - Macau
  8. Pacific Graphics 2004 - Seoul
  9. Pacific Graphics 2003 - Canmore
  10. Pacific Graphics 2002 - Beijing
  11. Pacific Graphics 2001 - Tokyo
  12. Pacific Graphics 2000 - Hong Kong
  13. Pacific Graphics 1999 - Seoul
  14. Pacific Graphics 1998 - Singapore
  15. Pacific Graphics 1997 - Seoul
  16. Pacific Graphics 1996 - Taipei
  17. Pacific Graphics 1995 - Seoul
  18. Pacific Graphics 1994 - Beijing
  19. Pacific Graphics 1993 - Seoul