CESCG 2015 field report

After defending my Bachelor's thesis in November 2014, I learned of the CESCG seminar. At this point, I wasn't really sure about how this seminar could help me progress through the course of my remaining studies. Looking back, it turned out to be a very valuable experience. The goal of the seminar is to give students an idea of how a conference is organized and which steps are necessary to get a paper published. This is particularly helpful at the end of a Master's degree, especially if you consider doing a PhD afterwards, as this is exactly the experience which one needs at that time.

The seminar lasted three days and took place in Smolenice castle in Slowakia. All costs for registration, travelling, accomodation and food were covered by the department of Computer Graphics. The central component of the seminar were the talks of the participating students which were used to present their work. Besides those talks, there were offered some workshops for giving presentations and thus a good introduction of one's work. The presentations were similar to those of a project group or the Bachelor thesis seminar.

All in all I can say that I learned a lot in this seminar and I gained new insights from it. My work was received very positively and besides good advice I was also complimented on it. Due to the fact that the seminar was an international event, this was very motivating and encouraging to do further research in this area. I thus cannot recommend highly enough to participate in the CESCG seminar!

Patrick Stotko