Computer vision and computer graphics constitute two closely related areas of research: Though both fields rely on the same physical and mathematical principles and on a common set of representations, they mainly differ in how these representations are built. Traditionally these two fields have been treated as separate academic discipline. Exploiting the commonalities between vision and graphics turns out to be a scientifically profitable endeavour. There are many examples of fruitfull combination of graphics and vision, but there is no systematic education of students (especially in Austria). Therefore, the goal of this doctoral program Confluence of Vision and Graphics is to educate highly talented PhD students in this interdisciplinary field and to teach them a common view of this challenging topic from the start. All proposed topics require a significant amount of vision and graphics. The students will be co-supervised jointly by one professor with vision and one professor with graphics expertise. The proposed educational program will ensure that the students will be trained to become future leading scientists, which will face the challenges of research excellence in the interdisciplinary area of graphics and vision, academic leadership, and social competence as a member of a particular research group as well as being a part of the global research network.