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Users, Applications & Projects
01 Benefits to Ford
02 Landmark Graphics: Immersed in Data
03 AstraZeneca Drug Discovery Research
04 Modeling Footwear
05 Rendering for Construction
06 Next Generation Simulation-Based Design
07 Moving Target Simulator
08 Nikon User Manuals & Marketing with Online Simulation

Products & Services
09 Mobile Workstation from HP Includes Fire GL 9000
10 SolidWorks 2003
11 Swift 3D Version 3.0
12 SpinFire 5.0
13 Virtual Scenery
14 Alibre Design 5.0
15 PowerCAD Architect
16 3D Home Architect
17 Film Movies in Stereoscopic 3D

Companies & Markets
18 Precision Orientation Sensor Is Shipping
19 Alibre & LightWorks Design
20 Cimnet Systems & Cimmetry
21 US Commerce Department Studies Broadband Uptake

22 Trimension
23 EDS/Solid Edge
24 Larry Ellison

Worth Watching
25 Functional Performance Engineering
26 General Parallel File System
27 OpenGL 1.4 Adoption

Events & Calls for Papers
28 Collaborative Virtual Environments 2002
29 Cave Programming Workshop
30 Delivering Technology Leadership for Life Sciences
31 PRESENCE 2002
32 IEEE Visualization 2002
33 CyberTherapy 2003
34 IEEE VR2003
35 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics
36 SIGGRAPH 2003 - Call for Participation
37 More Events

208.01 Benefits to Ford

For automotive manufacturers, large-scale immersive visualization is bringing new efficiencies to vehicle design. Users of the technology, such as Ford Motor Company, have realized the benefits of integrating immersive visualization into various stages of the design process. The company has begun using the second of two state-of-the-art visualization systems in its North American facilities. The first is a large-scale flat wall system in the truck design studio. The second, also with a flat, immersive wall, was installed in summer 2002 in the North American Car (NAC) design studio.

The WorkWall solution, provided by Fakespace Systems, enables collaborative viewing of computer-generated models, projected as full-scale stereoscopic images. These virtual prototypes supplement and reduce the need for more costly and time-consuming physical models and facilitate communication among design teams and management. Compared to physical prototypes, virtual prototypes are far less costly and take almost no time to build. For example, a full-scale physical model of a typical automobile, with fiberglass surfaces, costs approximately $200,000 and takes six to ten weeks to build. Virtual models can be modified throughout the design process to create multiple iterations for review. In contrast to working from blueprints and isometric drawings, virtual prototypes also provide a deeper understanding of design issues.

The simulations also make it easier to convey information to non-technical personnel, which can help to speed management level design reviews. Each of the WorkWall display systems at Ford is configured with three digital, high-bright stereoscopic projectors that provide an expansive image area. To create the large, seamless image from several different projectors, the systems incorporate digital edge-blending technologies. Edge-blending modulates light in the overlap area to create uniform brightness and a smooth, continuous image across the full screen width.

The WorkWall used in the truck design studio, installed in 2001 and upgraded in spring 2002 to a digital projection system with 2000 ANSI lumen brightness, is 8-ft high by 20-ft wide by and provides 12 pixels per linear inch for high-resolution viewing. In the NAC Design Studio, where it is used for automotive styling, the WorkWall measures 8-ft high by 24-ft wide and also provides 12 pixels per linear inch resolution. Also based on high-brightness digital projection technology, its images are illuminated at 5,000 ANSI lumens, enabling viewing in ambient light with no need for a darkened room. This allows NAC design teams of as many as 30 people to view and work with both "real-life" physical models and full-scale virtual prototypes simultaneously. Both the NAC design studio WorkWall and the truck design studio are driven by SGI platforms, with the NAC solution being an Onyx 3000 with three InfiniteReality3 graphics pipes, eight 64-bit processors.

URL: http://www.fakespacesystems.com
URL: http://www.sgi.com

208.02 Landmark Graphics: Immersed in Data

Trimension Systems, a division of SEOS, and SGI have completed installation of an SGI Reality Center facility in the Executive Briefing Center of Landmark Graphics Corporation. The immersive visualization system, powered by a 16-processor SGI Onyx 3400 graphics supercomputer with three InfiniteReality3 subsystems, is the first front-projected installation using Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors on a curved screen with active stereo.

Equipped with Trimension's DLP projection technology and incorporating SEOS's Mercator UX, the Landmark facility displays complex data sets in active stereo, allowing users to enter a virtual world, immersing themselves in their data, including seismic analysis data sets. Mercator UX, the UXGA distortion correction system, provides image-distortion correction to allow LCD and DLP projectors, among others, to be used in curved-screen applications. Landmark Graphics Corporation, a wholly owned business unit of Halliburton, will use the 12-foot curved-screen environment to demonstrate its consulting services, which optimize virtual environments for the exploration of data in ways not possible in the physical world.

URL: http://www.sgi.com/realitycenter
URL: http://www.lgc.com
URL: http://www.seos.com
URL: http://www.trimension-inc.com

208/03 AstraZeneca Drug Discovery Research

Discovering innovative, effective medicines has just become easier and faster for AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, with the purchase of an SGI Reality Center for its research and development lab in Sweden. The facility's immersive visualization capabilities will empower a variety of drug discovery research projects, with molecular modeling and computational chemistry at the top of the list. The installation encompasses a one-pipe, two-channel SGI Onyx 300 visualization system with InfiniteReality3 graphics, one LCD and two CRT projectors, and a 15x7-foot (4500x2000 mm) back-projected screen. Tripos' SYBYL software platform includes MOLCAD, an application that efficiently maps and provides visualization of a molecule's key surface properties. Together, SGI and Tripos have optimized these technologies to meet AstraZeneca's requirements for the Reality Center.

URL: http://www.sgi.com/realitycenter
URL: http://www.sgi.com/industries/sciences/chembio/

See also #208.30: Delivering Technology Leadership for Life Sciences.

208.04 Modeling Footwear

Footwear companies are using SensAble's FreeForm modeling system for faster and more flexible modeling in the product design process. adidas-Salomon, New Balance, Nike, Reebok, Wolverine Worldwide, Ecco, Evais and others are using the FreeForm system in different areas of the design process including the initial concept phase and outsole development. FreeForm allows designers, sculptors and engineers to use their sense of touch while modeling. By providing a touch-enabled interface to a digital modeling tool, users can create complex midsoles and outsole designs that previously could only be made by hand. These digital forms can then be used in standard downstream processes such as rapid prototyping, grading, tooling design and CNC machining. Compared to the physical tools the FreeForm system replaces such as clay, wax or foam, the advantages are a dramatic reduction in product development time, design quality improvement, and a reduction in design and manufacturing costs.

At Adidas-Salomon, one of the world's largest sporting good manufacturers, the Concept Realization and Engineering group uses the FreeForm system in the initial concept design phase of shoe sole development. Russell Daramour, FreeForm engineer at adidas-Salomon says, "I can produce a complete designer concept shoe--individual components, color renders, screenshots for designer presentation and RP models... all in 5 days, start to finish."

URL: http://www.sensable.com

208.05 Rendering for Construction

Architectural 3D (A3D), a London, UK-based architectural services company, is relying on PURE 3D rendering solutions from ART VPS as the foundation for its newly launched visualization department. PURE, a PCI add-in 3D rendering card for graphics workstations is aimed at companies looking to offer high image quality in the architectural visualization market. A3D will combine its new visualization capabilities with its existing PAL (Project and Logistics system), a project planning system developed by A3D for the construction industry.

A3D is using PURE to communicate construction intent to off-site parties, such as property executives, investors and other stakeholders in the project. With PURE, the visualization team transforms architectural 2D drawings into virtual photographs of the building and its structure - either as a stand-alone project or as part of the PAL system. Different elements of a building structure can be examined and used for design communication, including brochures, planning and promotion. The visualization department at A3D is already up and running and has completed work on a variety of construction projects underway in London. The department uses 3dsmax and PURE running on Windows workstations.

URL: http://www.artvps.com
URL: http://www.architectural3D.co.uk

208.06 Next Generation Simulation-Based Design

Simmetrix Inc, a provider of component software for simulation-based design, has received an award of $1.9m from the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop "the next generation" in tools and techniques for simulation-based design. The emphasis is on developing the low level infrastructure to support the increased use of simulation as the primary means of design validation throughout the design process. These developments will result in an automated geometry-based simulation environment that interacts seamlessly with existing PDM, CAD, and CAE technologies to execute simulations that include explicit control of the approximations made.

Simmetrix will develop and distribute the Simulation Modeling Environment as component software toolkits enabling CAD and CAE vendors to leverage this technology investment. The Advanced Technology Program, managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, provides cost-shared funding to industry for high-risk R&D projects with the potential to spark important, broad-based economic benefits for the United States. The awards are made on the basis of a rigorous peer-reviewed selection process.

URL: http://www.simmetrix.com
URL: http://www.atp.nist.gov

208.07 Moving Target Simulator

Video Display Corporation has received a multi-year order of an undisclosed dollar value from SDS International for projection display systems for use in the Army and Marine Corps Stinger Improved Moving Target Simulator (IMTS) program. The upgrades to visual systems using SDS' AAcuity ShAAdow Buffer PC-Image Generation (IG) software should enhance target engagement training of the Stinger Weapon System. VDC Display Systems provides its customized, visual-display solutions to the military and industrial training, command and control, design center and VR markets, and to the custom home theater market. Its custom products include a ruggedized visual display system which it supplies to the US Navy for mission-critical shipboard applications on all carriers and Aegis class cruisers and destroyers.

URL: http://www.videodisplay.com
URL: http://www.sdslink.com

208.08 Nikon User Manuals & Marketing with Online Simulation

Nikon, a leader in photography, has ordered additional simulations and interactive user manuals of consumer products from e-SIM, expanding the number of Nikon products available with a LiveManual. The LiveManuals (fully functional, interactive simulations of electronic user manuals) are available to Nikon customers at the web site. Says Tracy Mack-Jackson, Manager of Internet Programs at Nikon Inc: "It's like having an expert right there in your living room, walking you through everything you need to know about your camera. This is a great tool for consumers to learn about their new camera and for those who want to see a demonstration of a camera's features before they go out to make the purchase."

URL: http://www.e-sim.com/
URL: http://www.nikonusa.com

208.09 Mobile Workstation from HP Includes Fire GL 9000

HP has announced a mobile workstation aimed at engineers, architects, artists, video producers and other notebook users who require powerful performance or graphics options in a thin, lightweight device. The MultiPort and MultiBay features of the Compaq Evo Mobile Workstation N800w allow easy integration of wireless, removable media and other performance enhancements. With weight starting at 6.0 lbs and a 15-inch panel, the Compaq Evo Mobile Workstation N800w offers ATI's MOBILITY Fire GL 9000 graphics technology. This technology provides 3D rendering and video performance for workstation applications, OpenGL drivers for fast 3D and 2D graphics acceleration, fully programmable pixel and vertex shader support, dual monitor support and enhanced texture mapping performance. The Evo Mobile Workstation N800w is expected to be available next month with prices starting at $3,899.

URL: http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/n800w/index.html
URL: http://www.hp.com

208.10 SolidWorks 2003

SolidWorks Corporation has introduced SolidWorks 2003, the latest version of its 3D CAD software that streamlines product design and enables companies to bring products to market faster. SolidWorks 2003 features hundreds of enhancements including the flexibility to import and work with a variety of file formats including AutoCAD and CADKEY. This capability helps users embrace 3D and integrate third-party part designs into their CAD files, so they can finish designs quickly. 3D ContentCentral is a new online resource that helps users find the exact supplier part or assembly they need via a Web site with hundreds of millions of downloadable solid models from leading component manufacturers worldwide. Users can query a vendor's online product catalog and download a solid model into their product design without having to model it. Component manufacturers participating in 3D ContentCentral include Bimba, Boston Gear, BTM, DE-STA-CO Industries, Enerpac, Festo, Jergens Inc., Kaydon, Nook Industries Inc., Robohand, SMC Corporation of America, Warner Electric, and WDS.

URL: http://www.solidworks.com

208.11 Swift 3D Version 3.0

Electric Rain has released Swift 3D version 3.0, a standalone application allowing designers to build and export 3D animations to the Macromedia Flash (SWF) file format, as well as other major vector and raster formats. SmartLayer technology works in conjunction with the Swift 3D Importer plug-in for Macromedia Flash MX enabling users to render 3D scenes to a proprietary file format. Files can then be imported directly into Flash MX libraries with various aspects of the scene broken out into individual layers, offering new design possibilities.

The EMO Ray Tracer enables the use of bitmap textures within 3D scenes, and supports realistic rendering output with transparency, reflection and refraction. Swift 3D V3 exports raster images and animations to the JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and TGA file formats, as well as Macromedia Flash (SWF). Swift 3D V3 is available immediately on the Windows and Macintosh platforms at $169.00.

URL: http://www.erain.com

208.12 SpinFire 5.0

Actify has introduced the SpinFire 5.0 product family. SpinFire products are a scalable solution enabling companies to host, share and manage product design information securely, regardless of the CAD file type, across an entire enterprise via the corporate network and Internet. The SpinFire 5.0 product family includes SpinFire Enterprise (server); SpinFire Professional (client); SpinFire CAD Importers (convert and compress native CAD files into .3D format); SpinFire Viewer (allows guests and non-CAD users to view .3D files); and SpinFire SDK (integration toolkit).

URL: http://www.Actify.com/

208.13 Virtual Scenery

French-based iLuaC software has a new version of its virtual scenery generation, rendering, and exploration software, aeliom 1.1. The new release introduces new functionalities, improves reliability and responds to requests received since the product was released in August 2002. aeliom offers landscape rendering that takes a advantage of the latest real time technologies of 3D graphic boards. Among key features are a high level language that manages the entire set of iLuSeON functionality, rendering engine and 3D audio environments. aeliom 1.1 for Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 et Windows XP is available as a free download.

URL: http://www.iliac.com/aeliom

208.14 Alibre Design 5.0

Alibre Inc has launched Alibre Design 5.0, adding customer-driven features and enhancements, while maintaining its price of $495. Alibre Design 5.0 offers 3D solid modeling, 2D associative drawing and product data management. Alibre continues to provide free support, live Internet-based training and upgrades for the first year. Customers may renew the maintenance contract for $495 annually, but if they choose not to renew maintenance, the application continues to run as a standalone CAD system.

URL: http://alibre.com

208.15 PowerCAD Architect

GiveMePower Corporation, a provider of desktop, mobile and wireless software solutions for the design/build industry, has announced the acquisition and public beta launch of PowerCAD Architect, a software system that automates 2D and 3D design for small, medium and large-scale enterprises involved in residential building design and light commercial construction. Targeting architects, drafters, developers, design consultants, builders, builder supply houses and renovation companies seeking an AutoCAD-compatible design system, PowerCAD Architect retails for $995.

URL: http://www.givemepower.com

208.16 3D Home Architect

Broderbund, recently acquired by Riverdeep, Inc., has launched 3D Home Architect Professional 5.0 at $89.99. Developed by Cadsoft, a developer of residential design and building software, 3D Home Architect Professional 5.0 is designed for home design enthusiasts interested in designing, decorating and budgeting for their construction, remodeling and landscaping projects.

URL: http://www.riverdeep.net

208.17 Film Movies in Stereoscopic 3D

Razor3D has introduced the Producer 3D Kit. By attaching the accessory to almost any camcorder, home video enthusiasts can now film movies in stereoscopic 3D. The accessory uses a proprietary, patented process that allows two distinct views to enter a camcorder. Through the use of a single control, this process enables the videographer to film subjects in stereoscopic 3D images. The accessory does not affect the normal use of the camcorder to which it is attached. The Producer 3D Kit is available at $249.99.

URL: http://www.razor3d.com

208.18 Precision Orientation Sensor Is Shipping

InterSense is now shipping its InertiaCube2 precision orientation sensor with several new features, giving the sensor greater flexibility for OEM customers. First introduced in August 2001, the new features of the InertiaCube2 include motion prediction, adjustable rotational sensitivity, control of output data filtering and a faster update rate (180 Hz). All of these new features, including InterSense's new IServer control and connectivity PC software, are part of the standard InertiaCube2 product offering. ActivMedia Robotics has incorporated the InertiaCube2 into their mobile robots and autonomous guided vehicles (AGV's) to improve the navigational reliability of skid steer robots and AVG's.

URL: http://www.isense.com
URL: http://www.activmedia.com

208.19 Alibre & LightWorks Design

Alibre Inc has licensed LightWorks Design's technology for inclusion in its Alibre PhotoRender application, a photorealistic rendering module for Alibre Design. Alibre Design is an application for 3D solid modelling, real-time team design and data sharing.

URL: http://www.lightworkdesign.com
URL: http://www.alibre.com

208.20 Cimnet Systems & Cimmetry

Cimnet Systems will embed Cimmetry's AutoVue 2D-3D visualization and collaboration technology into i-Quote-a web based solution to manage the quoting process from RFQ to Sales Order. With this announcement, Cimnet Systems customers will now be able to view more than 200 native file formats directly from their i-Quote application. Formats include 2D-3D CAD parts and assemblies, EDA PCB layouts and schematics, Microsoft Office, and Adobe PDF documents.

URL: http://www.cimnetsys.com
URL: http://www.cimmetry.com

208.21 US Commerce Department Studies Broadband Uptake

A US Commerce Department study, compiled from a variety of analyst surveys, cites a need for more music, movies and games on the Internet in order to make broadband connections more popular. Almost all U.S. families live in areas where a high-speed Internet connection is available, but many see no compelling reason to pay extra for it, the government reports.

"New applications and services that consumers want and businesses need will provide the tipping point for broadband demand and usage," according to the report from the department's Office of Technology Policy. Only 10% of U.S. households subscribe to high-speed access, less than in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong or Canada. About half of American families have some type of Internet access at home. The high relative cost of fast access is also a hurdle. Most people pay about $50 per month for high-speed connections, whereas slower dial-up connections are only $20 a month. In an August 2002 Yankee Group survey, more than 70% of dial-up users cited cost as the main reason they aren't upgrading to faster access.

208.22 People: Trimension

Trimension, a division of SEOS, has promoted Ian Dyer to Sales Manager. Mr Dyer has more than 20 years sales experience in the broadcast and audio-visual industry, working for Visual Impact, Saville Group, Team 4 and TVE Group. Ian has already been with SEOS/Trimension for 14 months as an Oil & Gas Account Manager.

URL: http://www.trimension-inc.com

208.23 People: EDS/Solid Edge

EDS has made several executive appointments in its Solid Edge software product group.
Dan Staples has been named director responsible for the planning and development of Solid Edge. Bruce Boes has been named global product marketing director responsible for strategic global marketing and business development. Stephen Brown joins Solid Edge as president of indirect sales channels in the Americas.

The new appointments round out the global Solid Edge executive team which includes John Mitchell, president of indirect sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Tony Jolly, vice president for Solid Edge business in Asia Pacific. Until recently, Mr Staples was vice president of software development at SensAble Technologies. Mr Boes has held positions at Computervision, SensAble Technologies and the CAD industry analyst firm D.H. Brown Associates. Mr Brown is a long-time EDS employee and has held posts with the Unigraphics.

URL: http://www.solidedge.com
URL: http://www.eds.com

208.24 People: Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, Oracle's chairman and chief executive, finds insufficient time to attend meeting at Apple Computer and is resigning from their Board after five years advising the company. For three years, Mr Ellison, who owns 70,000 shares of Apple stock, has missed around 75% of Apple's corporate meetings.

208.25 Worth Watching: Functional Performance Engineering

The Chrysler Group unit of DaimlerChrysler AG has signed an agreement with LMS International for products and services, which should improve the Chrysler Group's engineering productivity in the areas of Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH), Durability and Impact simulation. Under the agreement, LMS will provide the Chrysler Group with LMS Virtual.Lab, a software environment for functional performance engineering in the conceptual phase of product development. LMS will also team with Chrysler Group engineers to evaluate the automaker's current processes, remove bottlenecks, increase value-added engineering time and improve the overall quality of designs.

The resulting software system will integrate the CAD, CAE and physical testing environments together for faster response rates to design changes and improved CAE productivity. According to Dr. Jack Thompson, Director of CAE and Concept Development at the Chrysler Group, "Timely functional performance engineering for attributes like noise, vibration, durability and crash performance is one of the challenges we are tackling in our vehicle development process. We are able to better leverage our proven analytical tools to enhance the virtual design process." In addition, LMS Virtual.Lab should enable the Chrysler Group to speed up the virtual design process, improve the accuracy and quality of virtual prototype simulations and standardize the types of software being used for NVH, durability and impact simulations.

URL: http://www.lmsintl.com

208.26 Worth Watching: General Parallel File System

Media producers, digital editors and animators worldwide can now collaborate, edit and render animation and films by harnessing the power of supercomputing technology using IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS). GPFS is a high-performance file system that helps power supercomputers via its massive storage capabilities.

"GPFS allows multiple parties to get at the same content, at the same time," said Jurij Paraszczak, chief technology officer of IBM's Digital Media Group. "In our dealings with broadcasters and other media and entertainment companies, not only do people want to render animations and films at higher speeds, but they also want multiple people to be able to view and edit." GPFS stores one single file copy, making it accessible by the entire system. A highly scalable system, GPFS is designed to manage terabytes of large files efficiently from a huge, shared pool of data storage. GPFS is available on IBM pSeries servers and runs on Linux Clusters and AIX. At customer sites, GPFS currently delivers fast reliable access to up to 500 terabytes of data. (GPFS' architectural limit exceeds 2 petabytes, which is 2,000 terabytes or 2 million gigabytes).

URL: http://www.ibm.com/solutions

208.27 OpenGL 1.4 Adoption

According to the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB) the adoption of the OpenGL 1.4 specification is proceeding rapidly. The specification was ratified in July by the ARB and leading graphics hardware vendors have readied their product plans to include support for the new capabilities. Introduced in 1992 by SGI, OpenGL is a cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API. New features and functionality in OpenGL 1.4 could impact the creation of games, production of movies, design of automobiles and instruction for flight simulation. For a complete description of the OpenGL 1.4 specification and information about the OpenGL Architecture Review Board, visit the web site.

URL: http://www.opengl.org

208.00 Events & Calls for Papers

208.28 Collaborative Virtual Environments 2002

ACM Collaborative Virtual Environments 2002: Bonn, Germany - September 30-October 2, 2002. CVE 2002 is a conference dedicated to the design, development and use of collaborative virtual environments (CVEs).

URL: http://www.cve2002.org/

208.29 Cave Programming Workshop

The 2nd Cave Programming Workshop is scheduled for October 2-4th 2002 at the VR Media Lab, Aalborg University, Denmark. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide the participants with in-depth information and hands-on experience with leading programming technologies for CAVE-like display systems. Focus will be on scene graph applications and positional sound.

URL: http://www.vrmedialab.dk/projects/cave2002

208.30 Delivering Technology Leadership for Life Sciences

"Delivering Technology Leadership for Life Sciences," an executive summit hosted by the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and SGI, is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the University of Delaware. This forum, free for professionals in biotechnology and related fields, features a distinguished roster of researchers addressing trends and challenges in high-performance computing and visualization for life and chemical sciences as it relates to drug discovery and bioterrorism research. The program provides opportunities for sharing information, showcasing research and touring DBI's new Visualization Center.

URL: http://sgievent.com/dbi2002/
URL: http://www.sciences.sgi/go/chembio
URL: http://www.dbi.udel.edu

208.31 PRESENCE 2002

PRESENCE 2002, Portugal on October 9-11, 2002

URL: http://www.presence-research.org

208.32 IEEE Visualization 2002

Co-located with IEEE Visualization 2002 are InfoVis 2002, the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, and VolVis 2002, the IEEE/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics. Boston, Massachusetts, USA - October 27 - November 1, 2002.

URL: http://vis.computer.org/vis2002
URL: http://www.infovis.org/infovis2002
URL: http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~volvis02/

208.33 CyberTherapy 2003

This year's theme acknowledges the increasing use of advanced technologies, including VR, in mental health, disabilities and rehabilitation. San Diego, California, USA - 19-20 January 2003.

URL: http://www.e-therapy.info

208.34 IEEE VR2003

IEEE VR2003: Los Angeles, USA - March 22 to 26, 2003. The deadline for Tutorial and Workshop Submissions has been extended to October 1, 2002.

URL: http://www.vr2003.org

208.35 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics

2003 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics: California, USA - April 27 to 30, 2003. Papers Deadline: 15 September 2002.

URL: http://movesinstitute.org/I3D.html
URL: http://siggraph.org/i3d

208.36 SIGGRAPH 2003 - Call for Participation

SIGGRAPH 2003, the 30th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which will be held 27 - 31 July, in San Diego, California, USA, has issued its Call for Participation looking for both first-time and veteran contributors in three areas: presentations, experiences, and services. The presentations are Courses, Educators Program, Papers, Sketches and Applications, and Web Graphics. The experiences are Art Gallery CG03: Computer Graphics 2003, Computer Animation Festival, and Emerging Technologies: Electronic Speedway. The call is also seeking volunteers and support for services, which are GraphicsNet, International Resources, Pathfinders, and Student Opportunities.

URL: http://www.siggraph.org/s2003/cfp

For extensive information about events relevant to the European VR/i3D community, see the events pages on El.pub: for Europe: base05.htm, for the rest of the world: connone.htm

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