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CSCS 2017


ACM Chapters Computer Science in Cars Symposium
CSCS 2017
Munich, Germany | July 6, 2017

A collaboration of German ACM Chapters:
• German Chapter of the ACM
• Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
• ACM Munich Computer Science Student Club

Call for Position Papers and Posters

Submit your position papers as PDF- file to:
Submission Deadline: June 6th, 2017

>> Details here


Students, Members of any ACM Organization/Chapters: € 29

Professionals: € 72

>> Get your Ticket here


Werk 1
Grafinger Str. 6

81671 Munich

Aim of the event

Innovation in cars is increasingly- “driven” by new technology from computer science. Examples are abundant: Autonomous driving, assistance system, in-vehicle entertainment, and many others. Cars equipped with such technology are likely to become the next big thing which will result in changes how cars are produced and used but will also influence our future mobility and thus our society. This disruption in automotive industry creates many opportunities but also challenges. They can best be addressed by bringing together key people who jointly discuss novel ideas from research but in the practical context of industrial applications.

We are pleased to announce the first German Computer Science and Cars Symposium (CSCS). CSCS aims to create bridges between academic research on the one hand and practitioners from the automotive industry on the other. The one day event combines a single track programme with keynote and invited presentations and ample opportunities for discussions and networking. An open call for position papers will present the latest ideas, results, and challenges from academia and industry in poster sessions.


The event includes, but is not limited to the following topics around automotive and Car-IT research and applications:

  • Motion Recognition, Modelling, Synthesis, and Prediction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning, specifically Deep Learning
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR/VR)
  • HCI (Human Computer Interaction)
  • Communication, Security, Safety, Privacy
  • Advanced Sensing and Intelligent Vehicle Control


Speaker Announcement:

Tentative CSCS Program

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome coffee and registration
09:30 -09:40 Opening remarks
09:40 -10:00 Invited Talk: Thomas Harbers (CEO Greenpost GmbH)
Volkswagen Press Conference 2017 Geneva Auto Show
10:00 -10:30 Invited Talk: Robert Bücher (ART)
Limitations of Inside-Out-Tracking in industrial applications
10:30 -11:00 Invited Talk: Dr. Alexey Dosovitskiy (Intel)
Learning sensorimotor control from experience and demonstration
11:00 – 11:30 Invited Talk: Chih-Hong Cheng and Georg Nührenberg (fortiss)
Formal Methods for Dependable Neural Networks
11:30 – 12:00 Invited Talk: Dr. Mario Fritz (MPI)
Towards Anticipation in Traffic Scene Understanding
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Posters
13:30 – 14:00 Invited Talk: Prof. Dr. Michael Haller (MIL)
Imperceptible Textile Interfaces in automotive use cases
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote: Mario Tokarz (BMW Group) , Björn Brücher (Intel)
15:00 – 15:30 Invited Talk: Dr. Sudipta Bhattacharjee (KPIT Technologies Ltd.)
Impact of quality of training dataset on pedestrian detection for autonomous driving
15:30 – 16:15 Coffee Break & Posters
16:15 – 17:15 Keynote: Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers (TUM)
Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving
17:15 – 17:45 InvitedTalk: Guy Satat, RameshRaskar (MIT CameraCulture Group)
Seeing through Optical Barriers Using Visible Light
17:45 – 18:15 Invited Talk: Eyal Amir, (CEO of Parknav and Adjunct Associate
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign) Commonsense for Cars
From 18:15 Social Event & Posters

Social Event & Posters

We are very happy to welcome you to join us for a get together with the students for a poster session and with the speakers from 18:15 PM.

Sponsors- / Exhibition

We invite companies and research labs to contribute to the summit also by presenting their latest results as demos with a small booth. The booth is free for academic research groups. A booth is also included for sponsors of the event.

We are thankful to our generous supporters:



Organizing Commitee

  • Martin Böckenfeld (Munich ACM SIGGRAPH, Invenio GmbH)
  • Cornelia Denk (Munich ACM SIGGRAPH, German Chapter of the ACM, BMW Group), chair
  • Klaus Fischer (DFKI)
  • Oliver Grau (ACM Europe Council, Intel Deutschland GmbH), co-chair
  • Raphael Hoheisel (Munich ACM Computer Science Student Club)
  • Hans-Joachim Hof (German Chapter of the ACM, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt), co-chair
  • Philipp Slusallek (DFKI), co-chair


Update: Mat Beck, ASC kommt zum Event mit Paul Debevec

Mat Beck, ASC will talk about “VFX for TV, Cinematography in new age” on our event on Sunday, 1st May.
Mat is a visual effects supervisor, producer, cinematographer and director known for his work on over 70 motion pictures (such as Titanic, Spider-Man 2), numerous TV shows (such as Game of Thrones, True Detective) , commercials and music videos.
Please register here. Tickets are free.
We are looking forward to see you!
Your Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Team.

Paul Debevec and Mat Beck meets Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter


Due to a lot of interest and the positive response to our previous talk with Paul Debevec, we are pleased to invite him to speak again on Sunday, 1st May at the FWU, Bavariafilmplatz.
Paul will give insight into “Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction”.

He will also talk about the latest achievements with the Light Stage X System:

„This talk will present recent results using the Light Stage X system at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies in creating photoreal digital characters (such as Furious 7 and The Jungle Book), filming live-action so that lighting can be changed in postproduction, and in reproducing real-world lighting conditions within a studio including complex multispectral illuminants. Our latest multispectral lighting reproduction research to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2016 shows a practical method for recording HDRI maps of incident illumination including spectral information, and reproducing this illumination on multispectral Light Stage LEDs lights with six spectral channels.”

At our recent events, Paul has presented “Light fields for VR” and “Scanning the President of the United States” ( check out our vimeo channel)
He is chief visual officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies in Pasadena/California.

Afterwards Mat Beck, ASC will talk about “VFX for TV, Cinematography in new age”
Mat Beck, ASC, is a visual effects supervisor, producer, cinematographer and director known for his work on over 70 motion pictures (such as Titanic, Spider-Man 2), numerous TV shows (such as Game of Thrones, True Detective) , commercials and music videos.


Date: Monday, 1st May
Time: 1PM
Venue: FWU  Bavariafilmplatz 3


13.15 – 13.30 Oliver Markowski:  Introduction
13.30 – 14.30 Paul Debevec: “Practical Multispectral Lighting Reproduction”
14.30 – 14.45 Intermission// Networking
14.45 – 15.45 Mat Beck, ASC: VFX for TV, Cinematography in new age

Please register for the event here.

The next event will be an automotive event organised in association with the Paris ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.


SIGGRAPH (P)review


MASC_sig2016_event_300Under this topic, the Munich ACM SIGGRAPH chapter invites you to get together at our SIGGRAPH (P)review event on April 10 2016 1:30PM. The event takes place at the “Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht” (FWU), inside the large hall. Address: Bavariafilmplatz 3 in 82031 Grünwald.

As an appetizer to SIGGRAPH2016 Anaheim , CA, we want to offer all attendees the opportunity to review the best-of SIGGRAPH2015 again. We will start off with selected talks from all areas of SIGGRAPH2015. To top it off, we have a Special Talk by one of our chapters members which has just been held at SIGGRAPH ASIA.
Finally, we will be serving a selections of top notch submissions to the 2015 Computer Animation Festival (CAF).

During intermissions, there will be ample opportunity for networking. Admission is free, but registration is required – visit our website to register:
Find the Agenda  here.

We look forward to an exciting day with you!

Oliver Markowski & Jan Pflüger

Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter e.V.

Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter presents Computergraphic-Veteran Paul Debevec


On Sunday, 21th of September the Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will be presented in the Audimax of the University of Television and Film (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, HFF) in the time from 2:30PM to 6PM at the Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1 to the professional audience.

Special guest of this first public presentation of the Munich ACM Siggraph Chapter in the Bavarian capitol town is Paul Debevec. Debevec is a veteran of the computer graphic industry especially in the area of HDR rendering and lighting. He worked amongst others on special effects of Hollywood-Blockbusters like Spiderman, Superman returns and King Kong. He also was responsible for optimal lighting in Avatar. In Munich he will speak about his considerably large experiences, reports about Advances in Creating Photoreal Digital Actors, gives an unique view behind the curtain and shows inspiring excerpts from various movies.

The event is free of charge, but requires a registration to the event on the website of the Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.

The former President of SIGGRAPH and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Alain Chesnais and Mashhuda Glencross will open the event. Alain Chesnais speaks about new developments in 3D content for the Web.

Also included is Geek’s home, a museum founded by Thomas Harbers with a hands-on approach. The model was the Exploratorium, a museum in San Francisco, that is focused on the teaching of natural sciences. The event concludes with current movies from CAF – the Computer Animation Festival.

The Munich ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter aims to support science, research, art, culture and education. Especially by arranging scientific events in the field of computer graphics, interactive technologies and their application areas, we offer broad access to new knowledge in these fields and enabling their dissemination.