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IEEE Visualization 1999 - October 24-29, 1999, San Francisco Airport Hyatt


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IEEE Visualization '99 Program

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October 24 - October 29, 1999
San Francisco Airport Hyatt
San Francisco, California, USA

Sponsored by the
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics
in Cooperation with


Welcome to the 10th annual IEEE Visualization conference! Please join us in our celebration of 10 years of leading edge research in scientific visualization by returning to the city where we started, San Francisco, California. In the past decade the field of scientific visualization and the IEEE visualization conference have grown in both size and sophistication. Reflecting this growth, our keynote talk will describe a series of workshops by the leaders in the scientific visualization field, resulting in “Data and Visualization Corridors”. This talk will lay out some of the greatest problems facing our field today and strategies for their solution. Our capstone speaker, Rick Stevens, looks into the future with a presentation of “ActiveSpaces: The Access Grid, ActiveMural and Advanced Visualization Systems”. Between these two talks you will find reports on the state of the art in data visualization, including new research, case studies and vociferous and opinionated panels. You will also be able to see and try the new technologies close up in the demonstration area and the Creative Applications Lab (CAL).

Preceding the main conference on Wednesday through Friday are the Sunday through Tuesday sessions. In these sessions you will find several tutorials by leaders in the field, providing you with an opportunity for learning the background of their research, as well as studying their new work in depth. You will also find two symposia, the symposium on information visualization, where techniques for the visualization of abstract information will be studied, and the symposium on parallel visualization and graphics, where you will see new work in the application of parallel computer systems to our field.

Our 10th conference celebration will be loudest at the Wednesday night banquet, where we will have special entertainment as well as recognition of those who started the visualization conference and nurtured it to its current success.

Please join us in San Francisco, California October 24 through 29, to make this celebration memorable at the 10th visualization conference!

Steve Bryson, NASA Ames Research Center
Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Lockheed Martin/U.S. EPA Scientific Visualization Center
IEEE Visualization ‘99 Conference Co-Chairs

IEEE Visualization ‘99 Committees


Conference Information

Conference information is updated frequently and posted here. Check back regularly for the latest details. Select one of the following links for more information on the conference:


Conference schedule in tabular format.


Information about conference registration, and links to registration forms. Early registration deadline was October 1.


Hotel reservation information. Reservation deadline for special conference rates was October 1.


Conference papers present research results related to all areas of visualization. Papers will be included in the conference proceedings; the videos will be included in the conference video proceedings.

Case Studies

Case studies are reports on how visualization has contributed to the analysis of data. They may have an application focus or relate to the visualization process.


Panels discuss the most important issues in visualization today.


Tutorials are full day presentations designed to cover specific visualization methods or application areas in depth.

Hot Topics

Late Breaking "Hot Topics'' (LBHT) pertain to all areas of Visualization as either Papers or Case Studies. These submissions must be original and may show work in progress.

Special Sessions

Keynote and Capstone addresses will formally open and close the conference.

Birds-Of-A-Feather (BOF) Sessions

Thursday evening Birds-Of-A- Feather (BOF) gatherings discuss visualization methods or application areas. They deal with state-of-the-art topics and involve experts in the field.

Creative Applications Lab

The Creative Applications Lab (CAL) is designed to let conference attendees interact with presenters on an individual basis. The CAL will have a variety of computers on which contributors can install their materials for attendees’ experimentation and enjoyment. The CAL will be open in conjunction with demonstrations at Visualization ‘99 (Wednesday, 12:15-8:00pm and Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Sandpebble Room). This is a unique opportunity for conference attendees to interface directly with conference contributors. Please come visit the CAL while you are at Vis ‘99!


Two symposia will be held in conjunction with Vis '99:


For more information.


Visualization '99 Demonstrations

Wednesday, 12:15-8:00pm and Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Sandpebble Room

Corporate Partners

The IEEE Visualization '99 Conference Committee gratefully acknowledges:

Corporate Demonstrators

Non-Profit Demonstrators

Academic Demonstrators

Click here for more information about Visualization ’99 demonstrations.


IEEE Visualization 2000 Conference

  • Web Site:

  • When: Oct 8-13, 2000

  • Where: Doubletree Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • General Co-Chairs:
    • Charles Hansen, University of Utah
    • Chris Johnson, University of Utah
    • Steve Bryson, NASA Ames


A complete version of the Program is available for download here (PDF format, 2.5MB, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader,  version 3.01RA or later recommended). Note that the HTML version may contain more recent information. The PDF version was last updated Oct. 22, 1999.


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