From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 08:38:21 -0400 Subject: Workshop on Progressive Transmission of Geometry
To be held prior to IEEE Visualization'98,
on Saturday, October 17th, 1998 1-5 pm.
There has been recently considerable interest in methods for progressively delivering 3D surface geometry across a network or to a display terminal. A few techniques have been proposed in the past few years, which can be broadly classified as methods based on polygonal surfaces or wavelets. It is a particularly good time to discuss these issues now, because of the current interest in visualization of large surface datasets, e.g. geographic data sets. Also, there is considerable activity in the standardization of such techniques, for instance in VRML and MPEG.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts involved in approaches using polygonal surfaces as well as approaches using wavelets for visualization problems involving geometric data where the issue of progressive transmission or display is important. We will attempt to answer the questions listed below, as well as other questions that the participants feel important to address:
We are planning to write a report on this workshop and publish it in a prominent journal or magazine. We may also decide to publish the proceedings.
"Viz" requires that we limit participation to 20 people. As the workshop is scheduled to last 4 hours, we will do half talks and half discussion. We would like interested people to submit a 2 page abstract if they want to give a talk, or 2 page statement if they want to participate to the discussions without giving a talk.
If you wish to participate, please send your submission to email@example.com, either in postscript or pdf form. Feel free to send us e-mail for any further inquiry.