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October 19-20, 1998 - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Graphics in Cooperation with ACM/SIGGRAPH

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Volume Visualization - a sleeping giant about to awaken

Speaker:  Jim Foley, Chairman and CEO, Mitsubishi Electric Research

The coming era of inexpensive volume rendering will enable many volumetric applications that heretofore have been impractical.  We describe one such application – surgical simulation - and an inexpensive real-time volume rendering hardware capable of processing 500 megavoxels per second.


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Monday, October 19

8:30 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:45

Keynote Address : Volume Visualization –
a sleeping giant about to awaken, Jim Foley

9:45 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 12:00

Papers: Volume Graphics I
(1) 3D Scan Conversion of CSG Models into Distance Volume,
David E. Breen, Sean Mauch, Ross T. Whitaker
(2) Coloring Internal Cavities for Virtual Endoscopy,
Omer Shibolet, Daniel Cohen-Or
(3) Using Distance Maps for Accurate Surface Reconstruction in
Sampled Volumes, Sara F. F. Gibson
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:45 Papers: Hardware
(1) A Real-Time Volume Rendering Architecture for Parallel and 
Perspective Projections, Masato Ogata, TakaHide Ohkami,
Hugh C. Laur, Hanspeter Pfister
(2) Adding Shadows to a Texture-Based Volume Renderer,
Uwe Behrens, Ralf Ratering
2:45 - 3:15 Coffee Break
3:15 - 5:00 Papers: Rendering and Animation
(1) Volume Animation using the Skeleton Tree,
Dilip Kenchammana-Hosekote, Deborah Silver, Nikhil Gagvani
(2) Adaptive Perspective Ray Casting,
Kevin Kreeger, Ingmar Bitter, Frank Dachille, Baoquan Chen,
Arie Kaufman
(3) Edge Preservation in Volume Rendering Using Splatting,
Jian Huang, Roger Crawfis, Don Stredney

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Tuesday, October 20

8:30 - 9:45

Papers: Segmentation
(1) Probabilistic Segmentation of Volume Data for Visualization
Using SOM-PNN Classifier, Feng Ma, Wenping Wang,
Wai Wan Tsang, Zesheng Tang, Shaowei Xia
(2) Semi-Automatic Generation of Transfer Functions for Direct
Volume Rendering, Gordon Kindlmann, James Durkin
9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:00 Papers: Volume Visualization
(1) An Exact Interactive Time Visibility Ordering Algorithm for
Polyhedral Cell Complexes, Claudio T. Silva, Joseph S.B. Mitchell,
Peter L. Williams
(2) Hypervolume Visualization: a Challenge in Simplicity,
C. Bajaj, V. Pascucci, G. Rabbiolo, D. Schikore
(3) Extracting Iso-Valued Features in 4-Dimensional Scalar Fields,
Chris Weigle, David C. Banks
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:45 Papers: Volume Graphics II
(1) Object Voxelization by Filtering,
Milos Sramek, Arie Kaufman
(2) Accurate Method for the Voxelization of Planar Objects,
Jian Huang, Roni Yagel, Vassily Filippov
2:45 - 3:15 Coffee Break
3:15 - 5:00 Papers: Reconstruction and Sampling
(1) Wavelets Based Adaptive Interpolation for Volume Rendering,
Ricardo Sanchez, Marcelo Carvaja
(2) Opacity-Weighted Color Interpolation for Volume Sampling,
Craig M. Wittenbrink, Thomas Malzbender, Michael E. Goss
(3) Design of Accurate and Smooth Filters for Function and
Derivative Reconstruction, Torsten Mšller, Klaus Mueller,
Yair Kurzion, Raghu Machiraju, Roni Yagel

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Symposium Chair

Arie Kaufman, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Program Co-Chairs

William Lorensen, GE Corporate Research and Development
Roni Yagel, Biomedicom and The Ohio State University

Program Committee

Brian Cabral, Silicon Graphics
Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv University
Roger Crawfis, The Ohio State University
Nick England, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Issei Fujishiro, Ochanomizu University
Sarah Gibson, MERL
Karl Heinz Hoehne, University of Hamburg
Ron Kikinis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Kwan-Liu Ma, ICASE, NASA Langley
Tom Malzbender, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
Nelson Max, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Greg Nielson, Arizona State University
Frits Post, Delft University of Technology
Georgios Sakas, Frauenhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Lisa Sobierajski, GE Corporate Research and Development
Roberto Scopigno, CNUCE-CNR
Wolfgang Strasser, Universitaet Tuebingen
Michael Vannier, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Allen Van Gelder, University of California at Santa Cruz
Peter Williams, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Symposium Committee

Martin Brady, Intel Corp.
Min Chen, University of Wales Swansea
Barthold Lichtenbelt, Dynamic Pictures
Raghu Machiraju, Mississippi State University
Hanspeter Pfister, MERL

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