Seminar aus Computergraphik

WS or SS 2.0 h (3.0 ECTS), 186.175

Hsiang-Yun Wu (contact person)
Eduard Gröller
Aleksandr Amirkhanov
Christoph Heinzl
Tobias Klein
David Kouřil
Haichao Miao
Peter Mindek
Renata Raidou
Manuela Waldner
Hsiang-Yun Wu

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INITIAL MEETING: (Vorbesprechung) for SS 2019 will be held on Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 11:30 in the seminar room of the institute 186 (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / 5.floor).

REMARK AFTER INITIAL MEETING: (1) If you want to work as a group, at least one of the member needs to sign the topic on TUWEL. Then send the organizers a message so that we will add another member to the group. (2) If you want to do some specific topics, please also send a message (with your name and the topic) to the organizers, and see if we can find a supervisor for you.

Slides of initial meeting

REGISTRATION. [IMPORTANT] From this semester, you have to register the seminar from TUWEL. The registration is considered successful only after you register your topic and submit the initial list of literature.

COMMUNICATION is done by either e-mail or messages through TUWEL.

SUBMISSIONS. All deadlines are at 23:59 of the given day. Submission on the next day after the deadline day will result in deduction of certain grade percents from the final grading, as stated in Grading Criteria section.

General information


The goal of this seminar is to write and present a state of the art report and to write a review on another report. A member of the teaching staff will guide and help students in acquiring the scientific material and writing the report. The students are also expected to present their work in front of the other students. Students will have the option to work alone or in groups of two.

Tasks for the students:

Teaching staff will evaluate and grade students based on the following output:
  • A list of literature that a student intends to review. This document will be regarded as an official seminar registration of the student.
  • Attendance of the lectures "Forschung und wie sie funktioniert" by Professor Eduard Gröller, the lecture "Wie halte ich einen Vortrag" by Professor Werner Purgathofer, and the lecture "Wie schreibt man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit" by Professor Michael Wimmer. You can ask for a waiver in case you have already attended one of these talks.
  • A written state of the art report in the form of a scientific paper. We strongly encourage that the reports are composed in LaTeX. The report must have a minimum of 8 written pages (15-16 pages, if students are working in groups of two). The report has to be written in English.
  • A written review of one of the papers of another student.
  • A presentation in English followed by a discussion. The duration of the presentation will be announced after the literature submission deadline. The slides are to be submitted prior to the talk to the organizer.
  • Active discussion participation is expected after the presentation of other students.

Important Dates:

  • 07.03.2019: Initial meeting at 11:00 - 12:00 in the seminar room 186 (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / 5.floor). In this meeting the topics will be presented and the date for topic assignmentwill be announced. Having your topic chosen in mind, subscribe to your topic group on TUWEL.
  • 22.03.2019: Submit list of literature on TUWEL. This will be regarded as the official seminar registration.
  • Attend the following lectures (they all take place in the seminar room of the institute 186 (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / 5.floor):
    • On-line video: "Wie schreibt man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit", by Professor Wimmer
    • Unfortunately, Prof. Wimmer cannot provide his talk due to his personal reason. Please watch the recording in 2017. It contains some real-live insights that are not covered by the slides.

      Video recording:  mp4 Slides: pdf

    • 08.05.2019 15:00 - 16:30 (s.t.): "Forschung und wie sie funktioniert", by Professor Gröller
    • On-line Video: "Wie halte ich einen Vortrag", by Professor Purgathofer
    • Prof. Purgathofer cannot provide his talk due to his sick leave. Please watch the recording in 2018. It contains some real-live insights that are not covered by the slides.

      Video recording:  mp4 Slides: pdf

  • 26.04.2019: Submit a report on TUWEL. This report version will be used as a basis for the review process. (The structure should be complete and it should have minimum 5 pages for the review process.)
  • 01.05.2019: Receive a review form and a report from another student. (Practical Tips and Tricks for Paper Writing is helpful for identifying the quality of the report.)
  • 18.05.2019: Submit the completed review on TUWEL.
  • 20.05.2019: Receive two reviews (one from your supervisor and one from another student). Use the information provided in the reviews to update your report accordingly.
  • 07.06.2019: Submit the slides for your presentation on TUWEL. The slides should be in Power-Point or Open-Office format. The slides will be copied on the presentation machine in the seminar-room. No own devices will be allowed.
  • 13.06.2019: Talks will be held 9:00 - 17:00 and the attendance is mandatory. In the morning session, talks will be held 9:00 - 12:00 in the seminar room 186 (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / 5.floor) and In the afternoon session, talks will be held 13:00 - 17:00 in the seminar room ZEMANEK (Favoritenstr. 9-11 / EG).
  • 21.06.2019: Submit your final report on TUWEL.

Grading Criteria

  • The quality of the written report is worth 40% of the grade
  • The quality of the talk is worth 30% of the grade
  • The quality of the review is worth 20% of the grade
  • Active discussion participation is worth 5% of the grade
  • Attendance during the lectures is worth 5% of the grade

Submitting the report after deadline is penalized by deduction of 10% from the final grading. Additionally, every started day after deadline when the report has not yet been submitted is penalized by deduction of another 10% (missing the deadline means deduction of at least 20%).


All the literature that is reviewed during the seminar has to be placed in the reference section of the report. You can have further information about referencing here. We are all expected to abide by professional scientific ethics and make sure that the work is not plagiarized in any sense.


Topic 1: Natural Language Processing for Text Visualization
Two slots available

Topic 2: Visualization of High-Dimensional Data
Two slots available

Topic 3: Comparative Visualization of High Dimensional Data
One slots available

Topic 4: Dimensionality Reduction Methods in Visualization
One slots available

Topic 5: Evaluation methods in Medical Visualization
Two slots available

Topic 6: Visualizing Time-Varying Medical Data
Two slots available

Topic 7: Medical Health Record Visualizations
Two slots available

Topic 8: Visualization of Bipartite / k-Partite Graphs
Two slots available

Topic 9: Network Visualization for Biological Pathways
Two slots available

Topic 10: Schematic Map Representation and its Complexity
Two slots available

Topic 11: 3D Mesh Unfolding, Origami, and Paper Automata
Two slots available

Topic 12: Abstraction in Visualization
Two slots available

Topic 13: Animated Transitions
Two slots available

Topic 14: Advanced Ambient Occlusion Methods
Two slots available

Topic 15: Modern Shadow Mapping Methods
Two slots available

Topic 16: Real-Time Methods for Fluids Simulation
Two slots available

Topic 17: State of the Art of Text Rendering
Two slots available

Topic 18: Realistic teeth rendering
Two slots available

Topic 19: Motion tracking and geometry reconstruction
Two slots available

Topic 20: Blockchain visualization
Two slots available

Topic 21: Visualizaiton of neural networks
Two slots available

Topic 22: Machine learning in computer graphics
Two slots available

Topic 23: Comparative Visualization of Polygonal Datasets
One slots available

Topic 24: Transfer Function Design for Multi-modal Data
One slots available

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