Call for Papers and Participation

With the increasing interest in realistic rendering and simulation, more and more graphics research focuses on ray tracing.  Following a very successful first event in Utah in 2006, this second Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing will provide a dedicated forum for the scientific presentation and discussion of the latest developments in this highly active field of research.

The event will take place at Ulm University, Germany, September 10-12, 2007.  The program co-chairs are Alexander Keller and Per Christensen. The international program committee consists of Bart Adams, Carsten Benthin, Christiaan Gribble, Jiri Bittner, Erik Brunvand, Per Christensen, Eric Haines, Vlastimil Havran, Greg Humphreys, Henrik Wann Jensen, Alexander Keller, Pankaj Khanna, David Luebke, Jeffrey Mahovsky, Dinesh Manocha, William Mark, Michael McCool, Steven Parker, Matt Pharr, Timothy Purcell, Alexander Reshetov, Peter Shirley, Philipp Slusallek, Brian Smits, Gordon Stoll, Ingo Wald, Bruce Walter, Peter Wonka, Sven Woop, Carsten Wächter, and Sung-Eui Yoon.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE VGTC. The event is cosponsored by the IEEE VGTC and the EG association. The publication will be accessible through digital libraries as well.

We invite original and innovative contributions in areas including, but not limited to:

  1. Efficient acceleration algorithms and data structures for ray tracing

  2. Strategies for fast ray traversal and primitive intersection

  3. Ray tracing advanced primitives (e.g. point clouds, volumes)

  4. Ray tracing dynamic models

  5. Scalable parallel algorithms for ray tracing

  6. Ray tracing hardware

  7. Implementations of ray tracing on GPUs and novel hardware architectures

  8. Ray tracing systems

  9. Sampling strategies, filtering techniques, and advanced illumination techniques

  10. Tools, benchmarks, and performance studies

  11. Applications of ray tracing as well as practice and experience reports

We also encourage the submission of posters of current and ongoing work in these areas.  Although the symposium is primarily targeting interactive techniques, we explicitly invite papers of techniques that are not yet interactive.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted. There will be ample time for discussions during the symposium.


  1. Schedule

  2. June 17, 2007

  3. Extended submission deadline,

  4. midnight CEST

  5. July 12, 2007

  6. Reviews due

  7. July 19, 2007

  8. Author notification

  9. August 2, 2007

  10. Camera-ready copy

  11. September 10-12, 2007

  12. Symposium in Ulm

  13. Keynote Speaker

  14. Jacco Bikker

  15. NHTV University

  16. of Applied Sciences

  17. Symposium Co-Chairs

  18. Alexander Keller

  19. Ulm University

  20. Per Christensen

  21. Pixar Animation Studios

  22. Email


  24. Webpage




Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing 2007