Program 2015


Khronos Group

Unleash the Power of your GPU: Future of High-Performance Graphics and Compute

Jan Hermes (Continental Automotive GmbH), Bastian Sdorra (Dassault Systemes 3DEXCITE GmbH)

Hear Khronos members talk about the upcoming Vulkan API, SPIR-V as well as recent progress in OpenCL and WebGL.

Jan Hermes

Jan Hermes , Senior Software Engineer, Continental Automotive GmbH,

Jan is Senior Software Engineer for Embedded Graphics at Continental Automotive GmbH since October 2014. Jan takes care of graphic engines for next-gen automotive clusters and represents Continental to the Khronos Group for Vulkan and OpenGL ES. Previously he was Graphics Researcher at RTT AG / 3DEXCITE for five years, responsible for photo-realistic, real-time CAD on mobile devices and also was representing RTT to the Khronos Group.   

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 people in 53 countries. Continental uses Khronos standards to provide world-class, GPU-accelerated instrument clusters, multifunctional displays and head-up displays, infotainment systems and many more. 

Bastian Sdorra

Bastian Sdorra , Graphics Researcher, Dassault Systemes 3DEXCITE GmbH,

Bastian is a graphics researcher at Dassault Systemes 3DEXCITE. He received his diploma in Computational Visualistics from the University of Koblenz-Landau in 2011. Bastian joined 3DEXCITE's research department four years ago with a focus on light transport related topics for physically-based / predictive rendering as well as photo-realistic real-time and interactive graphics. Since mid-2014 he represents Dassault Systemes to the Khronos Group. 

3DEXCITE software, solutions, and CGI services provide high-end 3D visualizations in real-time for high-impact storytelling across all media channels. Leveraging your source data, 3DEXCITE opens up creative freedom to deliver emotional assets for digital, interactive marketing and sales experiences. From consulting to workflow to final visualization assets, 3DEXCITE transforms engineering data into powerful visual experiences which we call engineered excitement. 3DEXCITE is a brand of Dassault Systèmes.

The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics, vision, sensor processing and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos standards include Vulkan™, OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, WebGL™, OpenCL™, SPIR™, SYCL™, WebCL™, OpenVX™, EGL™, OpenMAX™, OpenVG™, OpenSL ES™, StreamInput™, COLLADA™, and glTF™. All Khronos members are enabled to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge media platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests. More information is available at

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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