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International Workshop on Volume Graphics

June 20-21, 2005

Stony Brook, NY 


Monday, June 20

8:30 - 8:45  Opening  (Arie Kaufman, Honorary Chair)

8:45 - 9:45 
Keynote:  Holly Rushmeier (Yale University)

Modeling Volume Textures
Since their introduction in seminal papers by Peachey and Perlin in 1985, volume textures have been a popular modeling tool. Not only  are they useful for creating complex and consistent textures, they are needed for rendering weathering effects on various materials such as  stone, as demonstrated by Dorsey et al. in 1999. While it is possible to generate volume textures purely procedurally, recent interest in 2D texture synthesis from example has spurred interest in synthesizing volumetric textures from physical examples. I  will present applications where volumes textures from samples are of  interest, some approaches to estimating them, and some early work on evaluating whether the synthesized volumes are correct.

More information is available on the keynote page.

9:45 - 11:00  Paper Session 1:  Rendering of Time-Varying Data
(session chair: Roger Crawfis)

A Multiresolution Volume Rendering Framework for Large-Scale Time-Varying Data Visualization
Chaoli  Wang, The Ohio State University

Jinzhu  Gao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Liya Li, The Ohio State University
Han-Wei Shen, The Ohio State University

Visualization of Time-Varying Volumetric Data using Differential Time-Histogram Table
Hamid Younesy, Simon Fraser University
Torsten  Möller, Simon Fraser University
Hamish Carr, University College, Dublin

A Hardware-Accelerated, Multiresolution Technique for Visualizing Time-Varying Volume Data
Hiroshi  Akiba, University of California at Davis
Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis
John Clyne, National Center for Atmospheric Research

11:00 - 11:15  Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30 
Paper Session 2:  Medical Applications
(session chair: Michael Meissner)

An Evaluation of Using Real-time Volumetric Display of 3D Ultrasound Data
Aaron Wang, Stanford University
Girish  Narayan, Stanford University
David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center
David Liang, Stanford University

Scaffolding-based Segmentation of Coronary Vascular Structures
Dirk Bartz, University of Tübingen
Sarang Lakare, Siemens Medical Solutions

A Virtual Reality Toolkit for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Myocardial Infarctions
John Ryan, Trinity College Dublin
Carol O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin
Christopher Bell, Trinity College Dublin
Niall Mulvihill, St James' Hospital, / Trinity College Dublin

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45  Paper Session 3: 
Rendering with Physics
(session chair: Amitabh Varshney)

A Simplifed Model for Inhomogeneous Subsurface Scattering
Richard Sharp, The Ohio State University
Raghu Machiraju, The Ohio State University

Accelerated, High-Quality Refraction Computations for Volume Graphics
Shengying Li, Stony Brook University
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University

Volumetric Reconstruction, Compression and Rendering of Natural Phenomena from Multi-Video Data
Lukas Ahrenberg, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Ivo Ihrke, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Markus Magnor, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

2:45 - 3:45  Posters: Short Oral Presentations, Followed by Poster Session with Coffee

(session chair: Andreas Bærentzen)

Adaptive and Scalable Load Balancing Scheme for Sort-Last Parallel Volume Rendering on GPU Clusters

Won-Jong Lee, Yonsei University
Vason P. Srini, Data Flux Systems Yonsei University
Tack-Don Han, Yonsei University

A New Concept of Voxel Neighborhoods for a More Precise Thinning Process
David Brunner, Chemnitz University of Technology
Guido Brunnett, Chemnitz University of Technology

Parallel Volume Segmentation of Multiple Regions with Adaptive Tetrahedral Grid
Akinori Kimura, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Yasufumi Takama, Ritsumeikan University
Yu Yamazoe, Ritsumeikan University
Satoshi Tanaka, Ritsumeikan University
Hiromi Tanaka, Ritsumeikan University

Efficient Diagnostic Support System of Stroke from 2D MR Images
Takashi Obara, Iwate Prefectural University
Akio Doi, Iwate Prefectural University
Chiaki Doi, Iwate Prefectural University
Takashi Inoue, Iwate Medical University
Makoto Sasaki, Iwate Medical University
Akira Ogawa, Iwate Medical University

Integration of Volume Decompression and Out-of-Core Iso-Surface Extraction from Irregular Volume Data
Chuan-kai Yang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Tzi-cker Chiueh, Stony Brook University

Application of Volume Visualization for Myocardial Perfusion
Harish Maheswari, NTU
Reginald Jegathese, NTU
Edmond Prakash, NTU

Hexahedron Projection for Curvilinear Grids
Nelson Max, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Computing and Rendering Implicit Surfaces Composed of Radial Basis Functions on the GPU
Andrew Corrigan, Stevens Institute of Technology
H. Quynh Dinh, Stevens Institute of Technology

3:45 - 5:00  Paper Session 4:  Extending the Limits
(session chair: Torsten Möller)

Volume Rendering for High Dynamic Range Displays
Abhijeet Gosh, University of British Columbia
Matthew Trentacoste, University of British Columbia
Wolfgang Heidrich, University of British Columbia

Extending Interval Volumes into Four Dimensions
Caixia  Zhang,The Ohio State University
Daqing Xue, The Ohio State University
Roger Crawfis, The Ohio State University
Rephael Wenger, The Ohio State University

Representation of Objects with Sharp Details in Truncated Distance Fields
Pavol Novotny, Comenius University in Bratislava
Milos Sramek, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, June 21

8:45 - 9:45  Shared Keynote Talk with PBG: Kari Pulli (Nokia Research)

Ubiquitous 3D
A decade ago 3D graphics moved from dedicated and expensive engineering graphics workstations to normal PCs. Sophisticated graphics was now accessible to a much larger audience and developer pool than before. A similar revolution is happening right now as mobile devices such as PDAs and cellular phones have their own standard 3D APIs, high-quality color displays, and even hardware acceleration is starting to become available.
This talk will cover the graphics capabilities of modern mobile devices, their limitations, and graphics APIs designed for these devices. We will also discuss what is unique with mobile graphics compared to desktop graphics.

More information is on the PBG'05 page.

9:45 - 11:00
  Paper Session 5:  Modeling and Texturing
(session chair: Dirk Bartz)

Texturing and Hypertexturing of Volumetric Objects
Chris Miller, University of Wales Swansea
Mark Jones, University of Wales Swansea

Combining Point Clouds and Volume Objects in Volume Scene Graphs
Min Chen, University of Wales Swansea

Introducing Topological Attributes for Objective-Based Visualization of Simulated Datasets
Yuriko Takeshima, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
Shigeo Takahashi, University of Tokyo
Issei Fujishiro, Tohoku University
Gregory M. Nielson, Arizona State University

11:00 - 11:15  Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30
  Paper Session 6:  Simplification and Representation
(session chair: Hamish Carr)

An Integrated Pipeline of Decompression, Simplification and Rendering for Irregular Volume Data
Chuan-kai Yang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Tzi-cker Chiueh, Stony Brook University

Simplification of Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes by Point-Sampling
Dirce Uesu, University of Utah
Louis Bavoil, University of Utah
Shachar  Fleishman, University of Utah
Jason  Shepherd, University of Utah
Claudio Silva, University of Utah    
Robust Generation of Signed Distance Fields from Triangle Meshes
Andreas J. Bærentzen, Technical University of Denmark

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch Break

1:30 -
3:10  Paper Session 7:  GPU-Accelerated Rendering
(session chair: Nelson Max)

GPU-Assisted Object-Order Ray-Casting for Large Datasets
Wei Hong, Stony Brook University
Feng Qiu, Stony Brook University
Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University

A Simple and Flexible Volume Rendering Framework for Graphics-Hardware-Based Raycasting
Simon Stegmaier, University of Stuttgart
Magnus Strengert, University of Stuttgart
Thomas Klein, University of Stuttgart
Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart

GPU Accelerated Image Aligned Splatting
Neophytos Neophytou, Stony Brook University
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University

iSBVR: Isosurface-aided Hardware Acceleration Techniques for 3D Slice-Based Volume Rendering
Daqing Xue, The Ohio State University
Caixia Zhang, The Ohio State University
Roger Crawfis, The Ohio State University

3:10 - 3:30  Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00  Panel:  "Volume Graphics: What's in the Cards..."


Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University (moderator)
Baoquan Chen, University of Minnesota
Min Chen, University of Wales, Swansea

Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California, Davis                 
Michael Meissner, Viatronix

6:00 - 10:00  Dinner Reception and Closing
   joint event with PBG'05 at Sunwood Estates (the University President's mansion)


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