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About CASA 2015

The 28th Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2015) was organized at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore by The Institute for Media Innovation (IMI)Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Computer Graphics Society (CGS) on May 11-13, 2015. 

CASA is the oldest international conference in computer animation and social agents in the world. It was founded in Geneva in 1988 under the name of Computer Animation (CA). In the last past ten years, CASA was held in Hong Kong (2005), Switzerland (2006), Belgium (2007), Korea (2008), Netherlands (2009), France (2010), China (2011), Singapore (2012), Turkey (2013) and United States (2014). 

This year, the conference has started the first day with two workshops: the 3D Telepresence Workshop and the Industrial Workshop on 3D Graphics & Virtual Reality. Workshops are followed by two days of presentations of the 27 full papers and a dozen of short papers. Addressing this year’s conference are four invited speakers: 1) Mark Sagar, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2) Dieter Fellner, from Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, 3) Cai Yiyu, from Nanyang Technological University and 4) Zheng Jianming, from the same University. A panel on “Sharing life with Social Robots and Virtual Humans, is it our future ?” was also held on May 13. 

CASA 2015 has provided a great opportunity to interact with leading experts, sharing of work, and education through exposure to the research of peers from around the world. 

CASA has received 77 papers. 27 papers have been selected and published in a special issue of the Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Journal published by Wiley (CAVW) and 13 short papers have been selected for publication with the ISBN number 978-981-09-4946-4. In total, 40 papers have been presented locally in the conference. 

Click here to view Proceedings Short Papers


CASA 2015 is over. We thank all attendees for their participation. 

Two Awards were given: the Best Paper Award and the Best Short Paper Award. Due to several excellent papers, the Award Committee decided to give two Second Best Paper Awards.

Award Committee
Daniel Thalmann (Chair), NTU, Singapore & EPFL, Switzerland
Dieter Fellner, Fraunhofer Institute, Darmstadt, Germany
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, NTU, Singapore & MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jian Jun Zhang, Bournemouth University, UK

The winners are as below:

Best Paper Award
Gökçen Çimen1, Zümra Kavafoğlu2, Ersan Kavafoğlu2, Tolga Çapın3 and Haşmet Gürcay2 for
"Skill Learning Based Catching Motion Control”
1: EPFL, Switzerland
2: Hacettepe University, Turkey
3: TED University, Turkey
Photo - From Left to Right: Haşmet Gürcay, Tolga Çapın, Gökçen Çimen and Prof Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Best Short Paper Award
Glen Berseth1, Mubbasir Kapadia1 and Petros Faloutsos2 for
"Robust Space-Time Footsteps for Agent-Based Steering”
1: University of British Columbia, Canada
2: Rutgers University, USA
3: York University, Canada
Photo - From Left to Right: Glen Berseth and Prof Jian Jun Zhang

Second Best Paper Award
Yong-Joon Kim1, Jong-Hwa Woo2, Myung-Soo Kim2 and Gershon Elber1 for
"Interactive Tree Modeling and Deformation with Collision Detection and Avoidance"
1: Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Israel
2: Seoul National University, Korea
Photo - From Left to Right: Prof Myung-Soo Kim and Prof Dieter Fellner

Second Best Paper Award
Jianfang Li1, Min Liu1, Weiwei Xu2, Ligang Liu1 and Haiyi Liang1 for
"Boundary-dominant Flower Blooming Simulation" 
1: University of Science and Technology of China, China
2: Hangzhou Normal University, China
Photo - From Left to Right: Jianfang Li and Prof Daniel Thalmann

Congratulations to the awarded authors! 

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