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1996 Symposium on Volume Visualization Final Program

1996 Symposium on Volume Visualization

Final Program

Monday, October 28 Grand Peninsula Ballroom B/C
10:20 - 10:40 Opening Statement
10:40 - 11:40 Keynote Address: Marching Cubes: 1984-1996
William Lorensen, General Electric
11:40 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 3:00 Session 1: Acceleration Techniques for Volume Rendering
(1) Fast Volume Rendering with Adjustable Color Maps
Kazufumi Kaneda, Yoshinori Dobashi, Kazunori Yamamoto and Hideo Yamashita, Hiroshima University
(2) Fast Rendering of Irregular Grids
Claudio Silva, Joeseph Mitchell and Arie Kaufman, SUNY Stony Brook
(3) Direct Volume Rendering with Shading via 3D Textures
Allen Van Gelder and Kwansik Kim, University of California at Santa Cruz
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:50 Session 2: Isosurfacing
(1) Optimal Isosurface Extraction from Irregular Volume Data
P. Cignoni, C. Montani, E. Puppo and R. Scopigno, CNR Pisa, CNR Genoa, CNR Pisa (Italy)
(2) Fast Isocontouring for Improved Interactivity
Chandrajit L. Bajaj, Valerio Pascucci and Daniel R. Schikore, Purdue University
4:50 Closing Remarks
7:00 - 9:00 Symposia Reception (Pavillion)
Tuesday, October 29 Grand Peninsula Ballroom B/C
8:40 - 10:00 Session 3: Hardware
(1) Cube-4 - A Scalable Architecture for Real-Time Volume Rendering
Hanspeter Pfister and Arie Kaufman, SUNY Stony Brook
(2) Hardware Assisted Volume Rendering of Unstructured Grids by Incremental Slicing
Roni Yagel, David M. Reed, Asish Law, Po-Wen Shih and Naeem Shareef, The Ohio State University
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:50 Session 4: Vectors, Filters and LIC
(1) Global and Local Vector Field Visualization Using Enhanced Line Integral Convolution
Han-Wei Shen, Christopher R. Johnson and Kwan-Liu Ma, University of Utah, University of Utah, ICASE
(2) Classification and Local Error Estimation of Interpolation and Derivative Filters for Volume Rendering
Torsten Moller, Raghu Machiraju, Klaus Mueller and Roni Yagel, The Ohio State University
11:50 - 1:30 Break
1:30 - 2:50 Session 5: Applications
(1) Fast Sliding Thin Slab Volume Visualization
Shin Yi Yen, Sandy Napel and Geoffrey D. Rubin, Stanford University
(2) 3D Shock Wave Visualization on Unstructured Grids
Kwan-Liu Ma, John van Rosendale and William Vermeer, ICASE, NSF, Delft
2:50 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 5:20 Panel: Name Your Poison - The Future of Hardware vs. Software Volume Rendering Acceleration
Abstract: What is the future of volume rendering?
Will we all be purchasing custom hardware in the future?
Will we all be purchasing standard graphics engines with maximal texture memory?
Will we all be purchasing lots of CPUs and blowing off hardware?
Will it be some combination?
What will the future bring?
What will (should) happen by 2000 to make VolVis great (or at least more usable)?
This panel attempts to provide an answer to these, and other questions.
Panel 5 - 10 minute presentations (extreme views preferred) with a debate following:
(1) Position that custom hardware is the answer: Hanspeter Pfister, Mitsubishi Labs
(2) Position that commercially available standard graphics hardware is the answer: Bob Murphy, Silicon Graphics Inc.
(3) Position that commercially available standard graphics hardware is the answer: Barthold Lichtenbelt, Hewlett Packard, Ft. Collins
(4) Position that parallel algorithms are the answer: Scott Whitman, CRI/JPL
(5) Position that hybrid hardware/software methods are the answer: Rick Avila, GE
5:20 Closing Remarks