European Conference on Visual Media Production Calls for Participation
May 12, 2009

European Conference on Visual Media Production Calls for Participation

London - CVMP, the European Conference on Visual Media Production, is calling for submissions. The conference takes place November 12 and 13, 2009 at the BFI Southbank, London. A new management team is injecting fresh momentum to this event, which brings together practitioners in media production from the film, broadcast, and games industries with leading academics and researchers in imaging and graphics, says a representative. The two-day conference will provide a 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 program chair.
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 line up that already includes Matt Welford, head of compositing at Weta Digital, professor Marc Pollefeys from ETHZ, and Dr Toni Mateos of Barcelona Media. Special sessions this year are Advanced Technology in Postproduction, 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 fueling the development of new technology and approaches.
The Call for Papers is now live at 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 is also live on the CVMP Web site. 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).