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  On 08/07/2022 from 09:00 to 12:00. Place: Amphi Freyssinet, INSA Lyon (à proximité de la piscine)
L'AG aura lieu le vendredi 8 juillet de 9h à 12h dans l'amphi Freyssinet (INSA Lyon). Elle sera suivi d'un buffet déjeuner en salles C1-C2 du Nautibus (Université Lyon 1).
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  On 01/07/2022 from 10:00 to 11:30. Place: Nautibus, C5
We have the pleasure to welcome Pr James Gain (Cape Town) for a LIRIS seminar around the authoring of digital terrains in room C5 in Nautibus, on Friday, July 1st, at 10am. Abstract: Simulated natural phenomena, including terrain, river networks, ecosystems, and weather effects, are an essential feature in many games, films, and virtual environments. However, creating such scenes using a traditional geometric modelling pipeline places a considerable burden on digital artists. In this talk two case studies in ecosystem and weather modelling will be presented to support the contention that in building more effective modelling frameworks the focus should be on a balance of visual plausibility, computational efficiency and authoring control. Furthermore, the best way to achieve this is through a mix of procedural, simulation and data-driven approaches, coupled with sketching and painting interfaces with which digital artists have a natural familiarity. Bio: Prof James Gain is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He received his BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees in Computer Science from Rhodes University, South Africa, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. In 2000 he obtained his PhD entitled “Enhancing Spatial Deformation for Virtual Sculpting” from the University of Cambridge. He is a former president of the African Computer Graphics Association (Afrigraph) and a winner of the University of Cape Town Distinguished Teacher’s Award. Prof Gain's research is primarily focused on the computer science domains of computer graphics, high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, virtual reality and visualization, with cross-disciplinary application. Within computer graphics he focuses on procedural and geometric modelling as a means of empowering computer animators to create natural scenes and objects more effectively. In the area of high-performance computing his expertise is in accelerating computational science problems using graphical processing units, with a particular focus on radio astronomy. Similarly, with respect to visualization, he is interested in the visualization of computational science datasets, in fields such as astronomy, geomatics and computational chemistry.
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  From 27/06/2022 at 09:00 to 29/06/2022 at 18:00. Place: Lyon
Since their emergence, crypto-currencies have attracted a lot of attention, both in the public sphere and in the academic world. One of the particularities of this alternative currency is that it is a complex socio-technical system, which cannot be studied or understood from the perspective of a single discipline. Monetary innovation, societal and environmental perspectives, decentralized computing systems, financial issues, legal questions: all these issues are intertwined and require researchers to think outside the box in order to understand the challenges and opportunities offered by crypto-currencies and other digital alternative currencies. The objective of these days is to bring together all young researchers -doctoral students, post-doctoral students- interested and working on the subject in France or in the French-speaking world, to discuss their respective work in a friendly atmosphere and a spirit of openness, conducive to the discovery of new areas of research and the launch of collaborations.
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