VISUALIZATION IN BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING 1992 (VBC'92)
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
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 computing
*Panels on issues that are controversial or of current interest, open
for discussion among all attendees
*Technical exhibits by commercial vendors of visualization technologies
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
For complete conference program, registration, or other information, contact
Mary Ducker as indicated at the end of this message.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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)
* Introduction to Volume Visualization and its Biomedical Applications
* Statistical Image Pattern Recognition
Afternoon Sessions (parallel)
* Advanced Techniques in Volume Visualization and Analysis
* 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:
* Keynote speaker
* Volume Segmentation
* Feature Analysis
* Multi-Modality Registration
* Processing and Transforms
* Rendering and Interpretation
* Visualization Tools
* Visualization Systems
* Surgery and Treatment Planning
* Diagnosis and Interpretation
* 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?
ABOUT THE PROCEEDINGS
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 at 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
DISCOUNT AIR TRANSPORTATION
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 SO4027D.
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
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
PO Box 9296
Lowell, MA 01853
volviz92 at cs.ulowell.edu
October 19-23, 1992
Park Plaza Hotel
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
grinstein at cs.ulowell.edu
Please print or type the following information:
Name (for badge) ___________________________________
Affiliation (for badge) ________________________________
Phone ___________________ Email __________________
received by received after Please
September 14 September 14 Total
Member $295 $340 $ ______
Membership # ___________________________________
Non-member $340 $380 $ ______
Student $ 50 $ 50 $ ______
received by received after
September 14 September 14 Total
One Tutorial $175 $215 $ ______
Two Tutorials $275 $350 $ ______
One Tutorial $ 95 $125 $ ______
Two Tutorials $150 $190 $ ______
Please circle tutorial(s) you plan to attend
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TOTAL REGISTRATION FEES DUE $ ______
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
CB #3175, Sitterson Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA
EMAIL: ducker at cs.unc.edu