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The Challenge of Image Retrieval

CIR99 - Second UK Conference on Image Retrieval

25 - 26 February 1999
Forte Posthouse Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Building on the success of this first conference, the 1999 event again aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fast-growing area of image retrieval, to exchange information and gain some idea of the significance of developments in related disciplines.

This two-day event will consist of a mixture of submitted and invited papers covering both technical and human aspects of research and innovation in image retrieval. Our keynote speaker will be Dr Michael Swain from the Alta Vista development team at Compaq Computer Corporation, who will talk on image searching on the Web.

For further information, please contact:

Cath Frost
Research Administrator
Institute for Image Data Research
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Ellison Building

Tel: +44 (0)191 2274646
Fax: +44 (0)191 2274637

VG99: International Workshop on Volume Graphics

24 - 25 March 1999
Swansea, UK

Conference Chair: Arie Kaufman
Programme Committee Co-Chairs: Roni Yagel and Min Chen
Organisers: University of Wales Swansea and Silicon Graphics UK

For details (including programme committee, objectives, themes, abstract/paper submission, and deadlines), please see:

or for a leaflet, please contact:

VG99 Secretariat
Department of Computer Science
University of Wales Swansea
Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

Tel: (+44) 1792 295663
Fax: (+44) 1792 295708

Min Chen

British Computer Society

13 - 15 April 1999
National Museum of Photography Film & Television
Bradford, UK

"New Media Technologies for Human-Centred Computing"

The following events are being arranged in association with next year's Conference on "New Media Technologies for Human-Centred Computing" and which synchronise with the opening period of the new National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford.

Call for Papers and Panels

Invited Speakers include:

Prof Norman Badler, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr James Thomas, Chief Scientist, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, USA

Prof Daniel Thalmann, EPFL, Switzerland

Prof Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Eric Badique, European Commission, Brussels

Honorary Conference Co-Chairs are Prof Richard Guedj (INT, France) and Prof Eddy Flerackers (EDM, Belgium)

  1. International Conference,14 - 15 April 1999, Pictureville
  2. Workshop on "Capturing the Imagination" arranged by Techserv and the European Commission. This will include presentations on applied creativity and look at current best practice in education, entertainment, and business.
  3. State of the Art Seminar (1-day) with international speakers
  4. Pre-Conference Courses,12 - 13 April 1999

March/April is the time of the grand opening of the new 13.50 million extension to the Museum and the new interactive digital media galleries ("Imaging Frontiers") which will also be on display then. The Museum is moving from the current traditional displays to interactive multimedia and immersive environments. Further information is at:


The Conference is being designed specifically to capitalise on the opening of the new Museum and to contribute to the publicity and visibility. Publicity for the Conference will be sent out worldwide.

Further information is at

John Vince
Huw Jones
Roy Middleton
Rae Earnshaw


8 - 12 February 1999
University of West Bohemia, Plzen
Czech Republic

The 7th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Digital Interactive Media 99 in cooperation with EUROGRAPHICS and IFIP Working Group 5.10 on Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic Organiser and conference secretariat:

Vaclav Skala
c/o Computer Science Department University of West Bohemia
Univerzitni 8
Box 314
306 14 Plzen
Czech Republic
Subject: INFO WSCG99
Tel: +420 19 7491 188
Fax: +420 19 7491 188 or +420 19 7822 578

The latest information is available at:
select: WSCG'99

Joint EUROGRAPHICS - IEEE TCCG Symposium on Visualization

26 - 28 May 1999
Vienna, Austria

Further information:

Eduard Groeller, Helwig Loeffelmann

William Ribarsky

Computer Animation '99 Conference

26 - 28 May 1999
Geneva, Switzerland

The Computer Graphics Society (CGS) and the IEEE Computer Society (tentative) are pleased to announce the organisation of Computer Animation '99 in Geneva. This 12th conference on Computer Animation is organised by MIRALab at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Daniel Thalmann
CA99 Program CoChair
Computer Graphics Laboratory (LIG)
CH 1015 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 693 5214
Fax: +41 21 693 5328

Papers due:
15 December 1998

Noice of Acceptance with reviews:
20 January 1999

Camera ready papers due:
22 February 1999

For any queries concerning paper submission, please send an e-mail to:

Computer Graphics International 99 (CGI99)

7 - 11 June 1999
Greenwood Inn, Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Theme - Visualization: Science and Art

Further information:

Brian Wyvill

Conference Administrator

Eurographics UK Chapter

17th Annual Conference

13 - 15 April 1999
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,UK

The Call for Participation can be found online at:

Malcolm Austen

Announcement of New Journal and Call for Papers for Volume 1, Number 1, late 1998/early 1999

International Journal of High Performance Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Visualisation

You are invited to submit your research for publication in this new Journal for the first and/or subsequent issues.

Derek Paddon


Call for Participation The Seventh IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

30 August - 3 September 1999
Edinburgh, Scotland


Deadline for submission:
25 January 1999

Further information:

Phil Gray

Graphics-related events maintained on behalf of EG-UK

State of the Art in Graphics Standards

PREMO (PResentation Environments for Multimedia Objects) is a new International Standard (to be published in 1998) that defines a middleware framework for distributed multimedia, encompassing: synchronisation and other fundamental multimedia services; interoperation of media processes across a heterogeneous network, and integration of synthetic graphics with other digital media. There is new work underway in ISO/IEC in co-operation with the World-Wide Web Consortium to standardise PNG (Portable Network Graphics), a file format to enable single computer graphics images to be transmitted across the internet, which supports lossless compression of true colour, indexed-colour and grayscale images with support for transparency (alpha). VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Language) was published by ISO/IEC earlier this year.

In view of these developments, members of the BSI Committee for standardisation in computer graphics are planning to organise some seminars on the State of the Art in Graphics Standards, which would cover the standards mentioned above and also new areas of work that are being planned by the Imaging and Graphics Business Team within ISO/IEC. In order to facilitate planning, we wish to judge the likely interest in such a series of seminars and also preferences for format and location. Readers are invited to respond to the questions below by e-mail or fax, to David Duce (, Fax: +44 (0) 1235 445385) by 18 December 1998.

Please find an electronic version of this form below.

David Duce

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