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EUROGRAPHICS '98 Conference

Discovering New Realities

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
31 August - 4 September 1998

The year 1998 sees the 19th Annual EUROGRAPHICS Conference, the 25th annual Siggraph conference and 500 years since Portuguese sailors discovered the sea route to India! EUROGRAPHICS '98 is being held in Lisbon, which is also hosting EXPO'98, the last World Fair of the 20th century.

The conference follows the now traditional pattern, two days of tutorials and pre-conference workshops on Monday 31 August and Tuesday 1 September, followed by three days of conference, Wednesday 2 September to Friday 4 September.

Tutorial programme

Three tutorials are planned on each day.

Monday, 31 August
Rendering and Visualization in Affordable Parallel Environments (D Bartz, C Silva, B-O Schneider)

3D Reconstruction and Volumetric Visualization Methods in Medical Applications (G Sakas)

Introduction to Programming with JAVA 3D (D Nadeau, H Sowizral)

Tuesday, 1 September
Hierarchical Methods for Computer Graphics (M Gross, I Kobbelt, H-P Pfister, O Staadt, R Westermann)

Introduction to VRML 97 (D Nadeau)

Information Visualization (N Gershon)

Workshop programme

Two pre-conference workshops are being organised:

The 1998 EUROGRAPHICS/ Siggraph Workshop on Graphics Hardware
The workshop is co-chaired by W Strasser and A Kaufman, the programme co-chairs are H-P Pfister and G Knittel. The workshop provides a setting for discussion and constructive criticism of new ideas and novel approaches in graphics hardware.

9th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Animation and Simulation
The workshop co-chairs are G Hegron and B Arnaldi. The workshop brings together researchers from the animation and simulation communities to exchange knowledge and experiences related to the general themes of modelling, animation, motion control, motion capture, simulation and visualization of dynamic scenes.

Conference programme

There are three invited keynote presentations by three of the leaders of the field of computer graphics: Topics covered by the 35 papers in the technical sessions include: shapes, textures, volumes, lighting, editing, illumination, navigation, images, visualization, body building, modelling and springs and threads. In addition to the normal submitted paper sessions, there is a parallel stream of short papers and State-of-the-Art Report sessions.

Topics covered by the STAR sessions are:
Overview of Parallel Photo-realistic Graphics (E Reinhard, A Chalmers, E Jansen)

Distributed Co-operative Visualization (K Brodlie, D Duce, J Gallop)

Interpolation and Approximation of Surfaces from Three-dimensional Scattered Data Points (R Mencl, H Müller)

A Standard for Multimedia Middleware (I Herman, D Duke)

State of the Art in Perceptually Driven Radiosity (J Prikryl, W Purgathofer)

Multidimensional Free-form Deformation Tools (D Bechmann)

There is also an Industrial Presentations and Panels stream, including:
Experimental Computer Graphics (P Haeberli, Silicon Graphics Inc.)

Multimedia Made Easy Through Direct Animation (S Abbi-Ezzi, Microsoft Research)

Special Session on Multimedia Standards and Graphics (details to be confirmed)

Further information and registration

Full details of the conference programme, abstracts of tutorials, STAR reports, invited papers, etc. are available at the conference web-site: or through the EUROGRAPHICS web-site:

Booking forms are available at the web-site, but can also be obtained by contacting the EG'98 official travel agency:
Viagens Abreu
SA Congress Dept
Avenida 25 de Abril
22795 Linda-A-Velha
Tel: +351 1 4156000
Fax: +351 1 4156383/4

A consequence of EXPO '98 is pressure on hotel accommodation in Lisbon this summer and possibly on flights also. It is therefore important to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment with bookings at the hotel of your choice.

If you have any queries about the event or need further information, please contact the organisers at the address above, or contact me.

David Duce, CCLRC