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IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume Graphics

03 - 04 September, 2007

The Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic


Volume graphics deals with the analysis, synthesis and presentation of volumetric objects, both static and time-varying. Specifically, it includes topics related to the acquisition, reconstruction and transformation of volume data as well as feature analysis, information extraction and rendering. Research papers are solicited that present original and unpublished results concerning all aspects of volume graphics. We especially invite research contributions that report computational techniques derived from existing knowledge in numerical analysis, signal processing and statistical modeling. Furthermore, papers are solicited which demonstrate the efficacy of the methods of volume graphics towards enhanced practices or understanding of specific applications in engineering, medicine and physical and biological sciences.

The accepted papers will be published in IEEE/EG sponsored proceedings, and archived in electronic form in the Eurographics and IEEE online digital libraries. A selected number of submissions will be further considered for publication in a major journal in computer graphics and visualization. For paper preparation please refer to the detailed guidelines.

A pdf version of the call for papers is available here.

Symposium Themes

The Program Committee is seeking papers on original and unpublished research work concerning all aspects of volume graphics. Symposium Topics include (but not limited to):

Representation of Volume Information
Stationary and time-varying data Single and multi-valued data (i.e. scalar, vector, tensor volumes)
Multi-dimensional data Hierarchical and multiresolution data
Uniform vs. non-uniform and flat vs. hierarchical grids Mesh-based, mesh-less and hybrid representations
Interpolation schemes Volume-based surface representations, e.g. distance and label fields
Acquisition and Reconstruction of Volume Data
Uniform vs. non-uniform sampling schemes Tomographic techniques, new imaging modalities
Procedural synthesis techniques Interactive techniques
Modeling, Transformation and Analysis of Volumetric Objects
Resampling, denoising Data and noise models
Multi-resolution techniques Statistical and machine learning methods (supervised and unsupervised)
Extraction of geometrical and topological features from volumetric data sources, e.g. iso-surfaces, shapes, skeletons, Morse-Smale complexes Extraction of application-specific features from volumetric data sources, e.g. flow features, anatomical structures, regions-of-interests
Feature analysis - segmentation, tracking and correspondence Interactive and procedural modeling of volumetric objects
Warping and morphing Compression, simplification
Volume Rendering
Local & global illumination models Transfer functions
Feature emphasis and suppression Technical aspects of non-photorealistic and illustrative techniques
High dynamic range volume rendering Acceleration techniques (multi-resolution, specialized data structures, hardware)
Volume graphics architectures, APIs GPU-based techniques that exploit underlying data representations
Volume Graphics in Applications
Novel domain-specific techniques, evaluation of volume graphics methods, judgment of efficacy and demonstration of utility in application fields (as mentioned below) Engineering: fluid flow, structural mechanics, geo-physics, material science and nano sciences
Medical imaging: MR, CT, PET, DTI, molecular imaging - computational anatomy Biological imaging: microscopy - microstructure characterization

Important Dates

May 11, 2007

Electronic abstract submission deadline
May 18, 2007

Electronic paper submission deadline (23:59 PDT)
June 29, 2007

Author notification
July 13, 2007

Receipt of camera-ready paper
September 03 - 04, 2007



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