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09-17-1992, 08:17 AM
Article 4846 in sci.virtual-worlds (moderated):
From: coggins@cs.unc.edu (Dr James Coggins)
Subject: CONF: Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92
Originator: hlab@milton.u.washington.edu
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Organization: University of Washington
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1992 13:50:41 GMT


The Department of Computer Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

OCTOBER 13-16, 1992


The goal of the second conference on Visualization in Biomedical
Computing (VBC'92) is to help define and promote the emerging science
of visualization by bringing together a multidisciplinary,
international group of researchers, scientists, engineers, toolmakers,
and practioners engaged in all aspects of scientific visualization in
biomedical computing.


Visualization in scientific and engineering research is a rapidly
emerging discipline aimed at developing approaches and tools to allow
researchers to "see" and comprehend the systems they are studying.
Examples of approaches to scientific visualization include the
presentation of information in three dimensions, development of
dynamic methods to interact with and manipulate multidimensional data,
and development of models of visual perception that enhance
interpretive and decision-making processes. Examples of visualization
tools include graphics hardware and software to display and animate
information, as well as environments that facilitate human-machine
interaction for the interpretation of complex systems. Examples of
applications of visualization in biomedical computing include
presentation of anatomy and physiology in 3-D, animated representation
of the dynamics of fluid flow, and graphical rendering of biomolecular
structures and their interactions.


There will be single sessions of half-hour papers. The presentations
by and discussions among participants should interest scientists,
engineers, medical researchers, clinicians, psychologists, and
students concerned with visualization.

The technical program of VBC'92 will consist of:

* One day of tutorial courses by leading experts
* Single sessions of contributed papers representing both
theoretical and application areas of visualization in biomedical
* Panels on issues that are controversial or of current
interest, open for discussion among all attendees
* Technical exhibits by commercial vendors of visualization

The remainder of the VBC'92 program includes a copy of the conference
proceedings, continental breakfast each morning, refreshment breaks
each day, a Tuesday evening reception and a Wednesday evening
reception sponsored by Digital Equipment Corporation followed by
dinner with a keynote speaker. A tear-off registration panel is
included with this program announcement.


For complete conference program, registration, or other information,
contact Mary Ducker as indicated at the end of this message.



Tutorial courses take place Tuesday, October 13, from 8:00 AM through
5:30 PM. Each course lasts one-half day (approximately four hours)
and there are a total of four courses offered from which each
registrant can choose two.

The four tutorials are: Morning Sessions (parallel)

Session 1A: Introduction to Volume Visualization and its Biomedical

Session 1B: Statistical Image Pattern Recognition

Afternoon Sessions (parallel)

Session 1C: Advanced Techniques in Volume Visualization and Analysis

Session 1D: Three-dimensional Confocal Microscopy and Visualization


A single track of contributed papers will be offered, representing
diverse theoretical and applications-related research topics in
biomedical visualization. The presentation topics and their respective
sessions are organized as follows:

Wednesday AM
* Keynote speaker
* Volume Segmentation
Wednesday PM
* Feature Analysis
* Multi-Modality Registration
Thursday AM
* Processing and Transforms
* Rendering and Interpretation
Thursday PM
* Visualization Tools
* Visualization Systems
Friday AM
* Surgery and Treatment Planning
* Diagnosis and Interpretation
Friday PM
* Biology and Function

Full titles and the specific times of all presentations are found in
the Preliminary Program. Contact Mary Ducker (see end of this message)
to obtain a Preliminary Program.


A panel discussion will take place in conjunction with the conference
dinner on Wednesday evening. The topic is:

* Does Virtual Reality Have Any Real Virtue?


SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering is publishing
the VBC'92 Proceedings. Non-attendees may obtain a copy of the
Proceedings by contacting SPIE at PO Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227-0010
USA, 206-676- 3290, FAX: 206-647-1445, email spie@nessle.wwu.edu or
Telex: 46-7053.


The registration fee for members of co-operating or co-sponsoring
organizations is $295.00 before September 14, 1992. For non-members
before this date, the registration fee is $340.00. After this date
the member registration fee is $340.00 and the non-member registration
fee is $380.00. The student rate is $50.00. The registration fee
includes conference registration, a copy of the proceedings,
refreshment breaks, opening night reception, lunches on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, and the conference reception and dinner. The
student fee covers conference registration, refreshment breaks, and
receptions. Copies of the proceedings will be available for purchase
at $80.00 each.


The tutorial registration fee is $175.00 per tutorial for attendees
registering prior to September 14, 1992, and $215.00 per tutorial
after this date. Attendees registering for two tutorials will receive
the discounted rate of $275.00 before September 14. The tutorial
registration fee for students is $95.00 per tutorial or $150.00 for
two tutorials prior to September 14, and $125.00 per tutorial or
$190.00 for two tutorials after this date. The tutorial registration
fee includes course notes, lunch, and refreshment breaks.


VBC'92 will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at The Friday
Continuing Education Center, a non-smoking facility, located three
miles from the heart of the University of North Carolina campus. In
October daytime temperatures are in the low 70s and nighttime lows are
in the upper 40s. Rainfall averages 2.7 inches in October with
approximately seven rainy days.


Hotel arrangements are to be handled by the individual directly with
the Omni Europa Hotel in Chapel Hill. To make reservations, contact
the Omni Europa at One Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516,
919-968-4900 or FAX 919-968-3520. To receive the conference rate of
$80.00 (single or double), please refer to VBC'92 and make
reservations by September 21, 1992. Students will receive a special
student rate. Please ask for this rate, and be prepared to present a
valid student identification at check-in. The Omni Europa provides a
complimentary shuttle from the airport for all hotel guests. These
arrangements should be made directly with their reservations office.


The local airport is Raleigh-Durham International. Arrangements have
been made with American Airlines to provide North American conferees
with special fares: 5% saving off any published fare, including
excursion fares, within the US valid from October 11-October 18, 1992.
Prices will vary according to availability and dates of travel. To
make your reservations, call 1-800-433-1790 and refer to STAR FILE

Two related conferences will be held in Boston, MA the week following VBC'92.

Boston Workshop on Volume Visualization
October 19-20, 1992
Park Plaza Hotel
Boston, MA

Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH in cooperation with the IEEE Computer
Society's TCOG, scientists from all disciplines involved in the visual
interpretation of volumetric data are invited to attend. For
registration information, contact Edward Council PO Box 9296 Lowell,
MA 01853 volviz92@cs.ulowell.edu

Visualization '92
October 19-23, 1992
Park Plaza Hotel
Boston MA

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society's TCOG, this conference focuses on
interdisciplinary methods and provides a forum for research
collaboration among developers and users of visualization techniques.
For registration information, contact Georges Grinstein 508-934-3627


Please print or type the following information:

Name (for badge) ___________________________________

Affiliation (for badge) ________________________________

Address __________________________________________


Phone ___________________ Email __________________

Conference Registration
received by received after Please
September 14 September 14 Total
Member $295 $340 $ ______

Organization ____________________________________

Membership # ___________________________________

Non-member $340 $380 $ ______
Student $ 50 $ 50 $ ______
Tutorial Registration
received by received after

September 14 September 14 Total
Regular Fees
One Tutorial $175 $215 $ ______
Two Tutorials $275 $350 $ ______
Student Fees
One Tutorial $ 95 $125 $ ______
Two Tutorials $150 $190 $ ______
Please circle tutorial(s) you plan to attend


Please make check or money order payable (in US currency) to VBC'92.
We cannot accept credit cards.

Deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, October 6. No refunds can be given
after that date. On-site registration will be available.

For a complete conference program, to register for the conference, or for any
other information, please contact

Mary Ducker
CB #3175, Sitterson Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA
VOICE: +1(919)962-1869
FAX: +1(919)962-1799
EMAIL: ducker@cs.unc.edu