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EGUK 2000 Conference

The 18th Eurographics UK Conference will be taking place at the University of Wales Swansea between 4-6, April 2000. This will be a unique event for

  • celebrating the achievements of the UK graphics community over the past three decades;
  • presenting the latest research and development;
  • facilitating research collaborations and new initiatives; and
  • giving young researchers a head start in the new millennium.

The conference will commence with a special EGUK lunch for Computer Graphics Pioneers. The first day programme will include invited speeches from Dr. Andrew Glassner (Microsoft), Prof. Bob Stone (Virtual Presence), Prof. Phil Willis (Bath) and Prof. David Duce (RAL) respectively.

The second day will be devoted to parallel sessions for presenting technical papers. There will also be a special session on Populating the Virtual Cities organised by UCL, and a Research Student Forum.

The final day will be offering a series of visionary speeches, given by a Panel of leading graphics experts from both industry and academia, who will look into the future developments of computer graphics, and its use in different application areas in the new millennium.

Conference Themes

The Programme Committee is seeking refereed research papers and work-in-progress reports in all aspects of computer graphics and its applications. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • 3D digitisation
  • computer-aided design
  • computer animation
  • computer-based art and entertainment
  • computational geometry
  • curves and surfaces
  • fundamental algorithms
  • graphics application systems
  • graphics architectures and acceleration hardware,
  • graphics standards
  • graphics tools and APIs
  • fractal and natural phenomena
  • human computer interaction
  • image processing
  • Internet graphics and collaborative environments
  • medical imaging
  • modelling methods
  • multimedia systems and communication
  • parallel and distributed computation
  • rendering techniques
  • texture synthesis
  • scientific visualisation
  • virtual reality and virtual environments
  • volume graphics

Instructions to Authors

Two types of submissions are invited:

Refereed Papers. Full papers must be submitted, which will be refereed by members of the Programme Committee and appointed sub-referees. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, with a clear indication that they have passed through a full review process.

Work-in-Progress Papers. The Programme Committee also welcomes papers and extended abstracts that describe work in progress, rather than completed research. This is also an opportunity to present novel or controversial ideas, which perhaps are yet to be fully worked through. In the past, many young researchers benefited from such opportunities. Each submission will be reviewed by a small panel in the Programme Committee for its relevance to the field and suitability for conference presentation. Accepted full papers in this category will also be included the Conference Proceedings.

Prospective authors are invited to send FOUR copies of their submissions, by 15 November 1999 (extended deadline), to:

Dr. Nigel W. John, Programme Chair
Manchester Visualisation Centre
Manchester Computing
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 161 275 6096
Fax: +44 161 275 6800

Please include in each submission a covering page indicating the contact author, the contact information and the submission category.

UCL Session on Populating the Virtual Cities

Recently we have seen the appearance of many 3D models of cities or towns, some of them with a high degree of accuracy and realism. A lot of research has gone into fast/automatic generation of the models and also into rendering them in real-time. However most of these models tend to be just ghost towns with little, if any, life in them. In this session we invite papers presenting work on livening up the cities by populating them with humans, cars, busses, animals or whatever else we find in modern cities. Work on modelling, rendering, animation and simulation will be considered relevant but also work on use of cities for virtual reality applications.

Authors may present either the results of their research, or work in progress. The session organisers are Dr. Yiorgos Chrysanthou and Prof. Mel Slater. For technical details, please email

Research Student Forum

This is a special session to be introduced in EGUK2000, and it is designed for postgraduate students to present the work proposed for and carried out within their research programme. The format of submissions is the same as Work-in-Progress papers, but special considerations will be given to the nature of a postgraduate programme. It is intended for this forum to provide a less formal platform where innovative ideas can easily be aired and discussed. Dr. Ken Brodlie (Leeds) will chair this forum in EGUK2000.

Best Paper Award

The Ken Brodlie Prize (worth 50UKP and a bottle of malt whisky) will be awarded to the author(s) of the best paper on the basis of both the written paper and its presentation.

Page Editor: Dr. M. Chen Last Update: 13 September 1999