Newsletter "X-Rite Graduate School on Digital Material Appearance", Issue #1, May 2015

Group changes

Our former colleague David Seca has left the group in search of new challenges. We bid him farewell and wish him all the best.

Recent publications

Submission deadlines

We are currently working to submit articles to the following venues:

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP 2015), deadline: May 18
  • 20th International Symposium on Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV 2015), deadline: June 15

Invited talks

We are proud of having had a number of regarded speakers give inspiring talks in our research seminar "Challenges in Digital Material Appearance":

  • March 25, H. P. A. Lensch (University of Tübingen, Germany): Appearance and 3D Reconstruction
  • January 28, J. Filip (Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Prague, Czech Republic): Adaptive Acquisition of Anisotropic Appearance


  • April 24: general graduate school meeting
  • January 8: lab excursion to X-Rite, Bonn

Additionally, we hold internal meetings on a bi-weekly basis.

Current members & research topics

Additional resources


  • Dome I/II, our camera-dome BTF acquisition devices
  • CoSoDe, a device for measuring contact sounds of flat materials, built by Rodrigo
  • PercApp, Rodrigo's hand-held survey application used for perceptual user studies

Student assistants

  • Aura Muñoz
  • Cedric Münstermann