ANNOUNCE: Conference on Visualisation for the Life Sciences

Alan Robinson alan at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Sep 24 03:49:38 EST 1997


     Frontiers in Visualisation and Human-Computer Interaction '97

             "Visualising the Future of the Life Sciences"

            The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK. 

                      10th and 11th December, 1997



                            Conference Theme

This two day conference will provide an outstanding opportunity to hear 
some of the world's leading speakers in the related areas of human-
computer interaction and visualisation.

Review talks on the current uses of visualisation in the biosciences.

An arena for professionals in the biosciences and pharmacology to meet 
with the leading graphics and interaction experts and to develop new 
ideas and synergies.

Hence a major Conference Theme could be expressed as "How can 
Visualisation be used to extract Information and Knowledge from the 
Data of these Sciences?"

                   Keynote Speakers on Visualisation

The two keynote speakers are: 

Professor Andries van Dam, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., University Professor 
of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science, Brown 
University, Providence, RI and

Prof. Dr. Josi Luis Encarnagco, Professor Technical University of 
Darmstadt and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer 
Graphics in Darmstadt.

Both speakers have been visionary pioneers in establishing the 
discipline of computer graphics, Van Dam being a founder of SIGGRAPH 
and Encarnagco being the driving force behind the founding of 

                           Invited Speakers

Professor Paolo Zanella, Head of the European Bioinformatics Institute 
and Chair in the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Informatics of the 
University of Geneva.

Dr. Jonathan K.C. Knowles, formerly Director of Glaxo Wellcome Research 
Europe and now Director of Global Research of Hoffmann-La Roche.

Dr. Detlev Kroemker, Head of the Animation and HD-Image Communication
Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics. 

Dr. Jean-Francis Balaguer, Technology Manager for 3D Graphics, artemedia
online, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Professor Philip E. Bourne, Senior Staff Scientist at the San Diego
Supercomputer Center , an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department 
of Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego, and an 
Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Burnham Institute.

Dr. Michael Berman, General Manager of Silicon Graphics Biomedical Ltd.,
a subsidiary of SGI based in Jerusalem, Israel.

Dr. Alan Robinson, Visualisation Support for the BioStandards Initiative
at the European Bioinforatics Institute.

John Wise, currently Head of IT at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund,
soon to be Head of Non-Clinical Development Information Management at 

Dr. Chris Jones is currently on sabbatical leave at the European 
Bioinformatics Institute from CERN where he has been responsible for
most IT services including a virtual reality project prototyping the
next major accelarator and experiments for the year 2005.

                         Conference Programme

The Conference Agenda will cover:

         Frontiers in 3D Human Interactions 
         Applications of Virtual Reality 
         Distributed Computer-Supported Collaborative Working, CSCW-VR 
         Visualisation in the Biosciences 
         Panel discussion on the Conference Theme of how visualisation 
                could be used to extract knowledge from the data 
         Live Demonstrations of the state of the art of Visualisation, 
                including 3D stereo projection in the auditorium and 
                high speed link to Darmstadt

There will also be an opportunity for poster submissions and a trade 

                          Conference Location

The Conference will take place in the newly completed conference 
facilities at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in the grounds of 
Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, UK. 

The campus is the site of The European Bioinformatics Institute, The 
Sanger Centre and the UK MRC Human Genome Mapping Project Resource 

The Conference Banquet will take place in the Dining Hall of King's 
College, Cambridge.

                        Conference Registration

The Closing Date for early registration and submission of abstracts is 
10th November, 1997. Late registration will be possible from the 11th 
November, however the registration fee will increase by 50 GBP. 
Registration forms are available at the conference web site:

Frontiers in Visualisation '97 is supported by the Astra Bioinformatics 

Requests for further information and questions should be addressed to 
Chris Jones (Chris.Jones at cern.ch) or Alan J. Robinson (alan at ebi.ac.uk).

Alan J. Robinson                      Tel:+44-(0)1223 494625
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European Bioinformatics Institute     Email:  alan at ebi.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge,
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