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International Workshop on Volume Graphics

30-31 July, 2006

Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Registration starts from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Sunday, July 30

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:45 Keynote Lecture
Where does Volume and Point Data come from?

Marc Levoy (Stanford University)

9:45 - 9:50 Break

9:50 - 11:05 Session 1: Volume Modeling
(Chair: Lisa Avila-Sobierajski)

Multi-Dimensional Transfer Function Using Sorted Histograms
Claes Lundstrom, Patric Ljung, Anders Ynnerman

Discontinuous Displacement Mapping for Volume Graphics
Carlos Correa, Deborah Silver, Min Chen

Volumetric Density Capture From a Single Image
Christian Fuchs, Tongbo Chen, Michael Goesele, Holger Theisel, Hans-Peter Seidel

11:05 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 - 12:30 Panel Session
(Panel Chair: Ari Kaufman)

The Future of Sample-based Representations
The hottest ever panel discussions in the VG history
Panelists: Markus Gross, Marc Levoy, Bill Lorensen, Deborah Silver

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:40 Session 2: GPU Techniques
(Chair: Tom Ertl)

GPU-Accelerated D2VR
Fang Xu, Klaus Mueller

An Image-based Modelling Approach To GPU-based Rendering of Unstructured Grids
Naeem Shareef, Teng-Yok Lee, Han-Wei Shen, Klaus Mueller

Adaptive Sampling in Single Pass, GPU-based Raycasting of Multiresolution Volumes
Patric Ljung

GPU-assisted Multi-field Video Volume Visualization
Ralf Botchen, Min Chen, Daniel Weiskopf, Thomas Ertl

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break

16:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Short Papers
(Chair: Tom Malzbender)

Employing Complex GPU Data Structures for the Interactive Visualization of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data
Joachim E. Vollrath, Tobias Schafhitzel, Thomas Ertl

SIMD-Aware Ray Casting
Warren Leung, Neophytos Neophytou, Klaus Mueller

Pre-integrated Flow Illustration for Tetrahedral Meshes
Nikolai Svakhine, David Ebert, Eduardo Tejada, Thomas Ertl, Kelly P. Gaither

Contour Nest: A Two-dimensional Representation for Three-dimensional Isosurfaces
Shinobu Mizuta, Toshiki Ono, Tetsuya Matsuda

Capture and Review of Interactive Volumetric Manipulations for Surgical Training
Thomas Kerwin, Han-Wei Shen, Don Stredney

Haptic Rendering of Unsegmented Volumetric Data Using Knowledge-based Tissue Separation
Karljohan Lundin, Claes Lundstrom, Matthew Cooper, Anders Ynnerman

19:00 Dinner / Social Event at the MIT Museum

Monday, July 31

8:30 - 9:45 Session 4: Shapes and Surfaces
(Chair: Sarah Frisken)

Complementary Shape Comparison with Properties
Xiaoyu Zhang

Live Surface
Christopher J. Armstrong, William A. Barrett, Brian Price

A Volumetric Approach to Contour-Based Surface Reconstruction using Implicit Curve Fitting, and Distance Field Filtering and Interpolation
Jeffrey Marker, Ilya Braude, Ken Museth, David Breen

9:45 - 9:50 Break

9:50 - 11:05 Session 5: Applications
(Chair: Terry Yoo)

A Framework for Interactive, High-Quality Volume Rendering of Cosmological Simulations
Ralf Kaehler, John Wise, Tom Abel, Hans-Christian Hege

Interactive 3D Seismic Fault Detection on the Graphics Hardware
Won-Ki Jeong, Ross T. Whitaker, Mark Dobin

Diffusion Based Tractography: Visualizing Dense White Matter Connectivity from 3D Tensor Fields
Issei Fujishiro, Yasuko Suzuki, Shigeru Muraki, Yuriko Takeshima

11:05 - 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 - 12:30 Capstone Lecture
Medical Visualization in the Real World

Ron Kikinis (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School)

12:30 - 12:45 Ending Remarks

Last Updated: 24 July 2006