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program + presentations

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Friday, 5 August 2011

12:30: Onsite Registration

13:30-13:45: Opening Remarks

13:45-15:00: Paper Session 1: Approximate Global Illumination

Session Chair: Chris Wyman (University of Iowa)
  • SSLPV: Subsurface Light Propagation Volumes
    Jesper Børlum, Brian Bunch Christensen, Thomas Kim Kjeldsen, Peter Trier Mikkelsen, Karsten Østergaard Noe, Jens Rimestad, Jesper Mosegaard
  • Real-Time Diffuse Global Illumination Using Radiance Hints
    Georgios Papaioannou
    (Slides | Movie)
  • The Alchemy Screen-Space Ambient Obscurance Algorithm
    Morgan McGuire, Brian Osman, Michael Bukowski, Padraic Hennessy
    (Slides | Speaker Notes)

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-16:45: Paper Session 2: Parallel Ray Tracing

Session Chair: Philipp Slusallek (Saarland University)
  • Voxelized Shadow Volumes
    Chris Wyman
  • Improving SIMD Efficiency for Parallel Monte Carlo Light Transport on the GPU
    Dietger van Antwerpen
  • Active Thread Compaction for GPU Path Tracing
    Ingo Wald

17:00: HPG Social Event

The following schedule is subject to change due to weather, so please pay attention to any annoucements made at the conference during the day on Friday.
  • Venue: Grouse Mountain
    Our group will be seated in both the Altitudes Bistro and Timber Rooms of the Peak Chalet.
  • Departure: Board the chartered buses in front of the Woodwards Centre at 17:00. The buses will bring you to the base of the mountain where you will use the provided Skyride ticket to reach the venue.
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to get your Skyride tickets either before boarding the bus or upon arrival to the base. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO UP THE MOUNTAIN WITHOUT THE TICKET! Keep your ticket for the ride back.
  • Before dinner: Depending on your arrival time and the weather, you may walk around and check out the Grizzly bear habitat.
  • Return: Using the Skyride ticket, which you saved from the journey up the mountain, return to the base and board the charter buses. Buses will begin boarding at 21:00, with the last bus leaving the base at 21:45.
  • Attire: The weather on the mountain can be variable and of course cooler than in the city. A light jacket is recommended in any case, but please check the weather in the morning and dress appropriately.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

09:00-10:00: Keynote I, Conny Denk (RTT)


10:00-10:30: Break with continental breakfast provided

10:30-11:45: Paper Session 3: Acceleration Structures

Session Chair: Eric Haines (Autodesk)
  • Simpler and Faster HLBVH with Work Queues
    Kirill Garanzha, Jacopo Pantaleoni, David McAllister
  • MSBVH: An Efficient Acceleration Data Structure for Ray Traced Motion Blur
    Leonhard Gruenschloss, Martin Stich, Sehera Nawaz, Alexander Keller
  • SAH KD-Tree Construction on GPU
    Zhefeng Wu, Fukai Xhao, Xinguo Liu
    (Slides | Movie 1 | Movie 2)

11:45-13:45: Lunch

13:45-15:00: Paper Session 4: GPU Computing & Computational Graphics

Session Chair: Kayvon Fatahalian (Carnegie Melon University)
  • High-Performance Software Rasterization on GPUs
    Samuli Laine, Tero Karras
  • Randomized Selection on the GPU
    Laura Monroe, Joanne Wendelberger, Sarah Michalak
  • VoxelPipe: A Programmable Pipeline for 3D Voxelization
    Jacopo Pantaleoni

15:00-15:45: Poster & Live Demo Session

Poster Chairs: Christiaan Gribble (Grove City College) and Jens Kruger (Universität des Saarlandes)
  • Posters
    • Cluster-Wide Multi-GPU Computing
      Jeff A. Stuart, John D. Owens
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Local Silhouette Rectification for Post-Processing Antialiasing
      Alexander Reshetov, Alexei Soupikov
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • A Scalable GPU Architecture based on Dynamically Reconfigurable Embedded Processor
      Won-Jong Lee, Sang-Oak Woo, Kwon-Taek Kwon, Sung-Jin Son, Kyoung-June Min, Gyeong-Ja Jang, Choong-Hun Lee, Seok-Yoon Jung, Chan-Min Park, Shi-Hwa Lee
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Real-time High Dynamic Range Compression on a Mobile GPU
      Kazuhiro Hiwada, Yukiyasu Tatsuzawa, Tatsuji Ashitani
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Early-stage Thread Culling Unit for Mobile GPGPU Applications
      Yu-Jung Chen, Pai-Shun Ting, Meng-Lin Yu, Shao-Yi Chien
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Platform Independent, High Performance Spectral Light Transport Simulation for Agricultural Applications
      Dietger van Antwerpen
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • The Direct-Trace Library: Ray-Tracing for the Masses
      Benjamin Mora
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • A Study of Persistent Threads Style Processing on the GPU
      Kshitij Gupta, Jeff A. Stuart, John D. Owens
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • A Patch-Based Bit Mask Filtering Method for Micropolygon Rasterization
      Jiali Yao, Kazuhiko Komatsu, Ryusuke Egawa, Hiroyuki Takizawa, Hiroaki Kobayashi
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • A Divide-and-Conquer Algorithm for Simultaneous Photon Map Queries
      Alexander Keller, Marc Droske, Leonhard Gruenschloss, Daniel Seibert
    • Collection, Organization, and Summarization of Facts Surrounding the History of Graphics Hardware
      Alexander G. Ororbia II, Andre Shields, Joshua Steinhurst
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Ray Tracing Visualization Toolkit
      Jeremy Fisher, Daniel Eby, Ed Quigley, Gideon Ludwig, Christiaan Gribble
      (Abstract | Poster)
    • Efficient Ray Tracing without Auxiliary Acceleration Data Structure
      Alexander Keller, Carsten Wächter
    • Random Permutation on a GPU — Is Your Algorithm Unbiased for n ≠ 2m?
      Michael Waechter, Kay Hamacher, Franziska Hoffgaard, Sven Widmer, Michael Goesele
      (Abstract | Poster)

15:45-17:00: Paper Session 5: Rethinking Rasterization

Session Chair: Timo Aila (NVIDIA)
  • Hierarchical Stochastic Motion Blur Rasterization
    Jacob Munkberg, Petrik Clarberg, Jon Hasselgren, Robert Toth, Masamichi Sugihara, Tomas Akenine-Möller
  • Adaptive Transparency
    Marco Salvi, Jefferson Montgomery, Aaron Lefohn
  • Depth Buffer Compression for Stochastic Motion Blur Rasterization
    Magnus Andersson, Jon Hasselgren, Tomas Akenine-Möller

Sunday, 7 August 2011

08:30-09:30: Keynote II, Naty Hoffman (Activision)

(Speaker Notes)

09:30-10:00: Break with continental breakfast provided

10:00-11:15: Paper Session 6: Geometric Computations

Session Chair: Charles Loop (Microsoft)
  • Farthest-Point Optimized Point Sets with Maximized Minimum Distance
    Thomas Schlömer, Daniel Heck, Oliver Deussen
  • An Inexpensive Bounding Representation for Offsets of Quadratic Curves
    Erik Ruf
  • Rapid Simplification of Multi-Attribute Meshes
    Andrew Willmott

11:15-13:15: Lunch

13:15-14:30: Paper Session 7: Hardware & Textures

Session Chair: Michael Doggett (Lund University)
  • Precision Selection for Energy-Efficient Pixel Shaders
    Jeff Pool, Anselmo Lastra, Montek Singh
    (Slides | Movie 1 | Movie 2)
  • Primitive processing and advanced shading architecture for embedded space
    Max Kazakov, Eisaku Ohbuchi
  • Lossless Compression of Already Compressed Textures
    Jacob Ström, Per Wennersten

14:30-15:00: Break

15:00-16:40: Hot3D Talks and Panel

Hot3D Chair: Peter N. Glaskowsky (Microsoft)
  • AMD Graphic Core Next: Low Power High Performance Graphics & Parallel Compute
    Michael Mantor (AMD Senior Fellow Architect) and Mike Houston (AMD Fellow Architect)
  • Enabling Mobile Visual Computing in Project Kal-El
    David Luebke (Director of Research, NVIDIA)
  • Panel: The Future of Graphics
    • Peter N. Glaskowsky, Panel Moderator, Principal Architect, Microsoft
    • Mike Houston, Fellow Architect, AMD
    • David Luebke, Director of Research, NVIDIA
    • Mike Mantor, Senior Fellow Architecture, AMD
    • William R. Mark, Senior Research Scientist, Intel Labs

16:40-17:00: Best paper presentation and Closing Remarks

Note: HPG attendees who have also registered for SIGGRAPH should note that the technical paper fast forward session is at 18:00. (See SIGGRAPH schedule for details.)

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