Even thought the deadline for early registration has passed, I thought I
would take the opportunity to remind/inform BioNet subscribers of the
conference that is being held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near
Cambridge on the uses of visualisation for the life sciences on December
10th and 11th, 1997. The URL of the conference is:
Speakers from the world of chemistry include Prof. Philip Bourne from the
San Diego Supercomputer Center who has worked on developing MICE
(Molecular Interactive Collaborative Environment), and Prof. Jurgen
Brickmann of Darmstadt University who has done much to promote the use of
VRML in chemistry.
Registration fees start from 125 GBP and some accommodation is available
on-site from 30 GBP for B&B. On-line registration is available from the
web-pages (contact Martina Munzittu - martina at ebi.ac.uk about reserving
on-site accommodation). (Registration currently stands at 150 delegates).
For any queries about registration fee discounts or poster submissions,
please do contact me. This promises to be an exciting conference!
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
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 scientists and 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. Jose Luis Encarnacao, 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 Encarnacao being the driving force behind the founding of
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 F. Hoffmann-La Roche.
Dr. Detlev Kroemker, Head of the Animation and HD-Image Communication
Department of the Frauenhofer 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.
Professor Jurgen Brickmann of the Department of Physical Chemistry,
Darmstadt University of Technology.
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 Bioinformatics 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, who 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 accelerator and experiments for the year 2005.
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
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
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
Centre, Digital, Roche and Silicon Graphics.
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
EMBL Outstation Fax:+44-(0)1223 494468
European Bioinformatics Institute Email: alan at ebi.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
CB10 1RQ, UK http://industry.ebi.ac.uk/~alan/