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Visualization Conference, IEEE (1996)
San Francisco, California
Oct. 27, 1996 to Nov. 1, 1996
ISSN: 1070-2385
ISBN: 0-7803-3673-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. 11
Papers: Session 2C (Applications): Visualization Techniques

Anatomy-Based Facial Tissue Modeling Using the Finite Element Method (Abstract)

Erwin Keeve , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Paula Pfeifle , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Bernd Girod , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Sabine Girod , University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
pp. 21

A Fast Gibbs Sampler for Synthesizing Constrained Fractals (Abstract)

Chhandomay Mandal , University of Florida
Baba C. Vemuri , University of Florida
pp. 29

BLaC-Wavelets: A Multiresolution Analysis With Non-Nested Spaces (Abstract)

Stefanie Hahmann , CNRS - Laboratoire LMC
Gregory M. Nielson , Arizona State University
Georges-Pierre Bonneau , CNRS - Laboratoire LMC
pp. 43
Papers: Session 3A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Volume Rendering

Fast Stereo Volume Rendering (Abstract)

Arie Kaufman , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Taosong He , State University of New York at Stony Brook
pp. 49

Hierarchical and Parallelizable Direct Volume Rendering for Irregular and Multiple Grids (Abstract)

Paul Tarantino , University of California, Santa Cruz
Jonathan Gibbs , University of California, Santa Cruz
Allen Van Gelder , University of California, Santa Cruz
Jane Wilhelms , University of California, Santa Cruz
pp. 57

Fast Perspective Volume Rendering with Splatting by Utilizing a Ray-Driven Approach (Abstract)

Klaus Mueller , The Ohio State University
Roni Yagel , The Ohio State University
pp. 65

Deformable Volume Rendering by 3D Texture Mapping and Octree Encoding (Abstract)

Su Huang , National University of Singapore
Rajagopalan Srinivasan , National University of Singapore
Raghu Raghavan , National University of Singapore
Shiaofen Fang , National University of Singapore
pp. 73
Papers: Session 3B (Exploratory Visualization) : Visualization Systems

Visualization Over The World Wide Web And Its Application To Environmental Data (Abstract)

Jason Wood , University of Leeds
Ken Brodlie , University of Leeds
Helen Wright , University of Leeds
pp. 81

Cheops<sup>TM</sup>: A Compact Explorer For Complex Hierarchies (Abstract)

Luc Beaudoin , Centre de recherche Informatique de Montréal
Marc-Antoine Parent , Centre de recherche Informatique de Montréal
Louis C. Vroomen , Centre de recherche Informatique de Montréal
pp. 87

The Design and Implementation Of An Object-Oriented Toolkit For 3D Graphics And Visualization (Abstract)

Kenneth M. Martin , GE Corporate Research & Development
William E. Lorensen , GE Corporate Research & Development
William J. Schroeder , GE Corporate Research & Development
pp. 93

Visualization of Complex Models Using Dynamic Texture-based Simplification (Abstract)

Daniel G. Aliaga , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 101
Papers: Session 4A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Flow Visualization I

Interactive Visualization Of 3D-Vector Fields Using Illuminated Stream Lines (Abstract)

Detlev Stalling , Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)
Hans-Christian Hege , Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)
Malte Zöckler , Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)
pp. 107

Raycasting Vector Fields (Abstract)

Thomas Frühauf , Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
pp. 115

Multi-Frequency Noise for LIC (Abstract)

David C. Banks , Mississippi State University
Ming-Hoe Kiu , Mississippi State University
pp. 121
Papers: Session 5B (Exploratory Visualization) : Information Visualization I

Flexible Information Visualization of Multivariate Data from Biological Sequence Similarity Searches (Abstract)

John V. Carlis , University of Minnesota
Ernest Retzel , University of Minnesota
Phillip Barry , University of Minnesota
John Riedl , University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Shoop , University of Minnesota
Ed Huai-hsin Chi , University of Minnesota
pp. 133

Multiresolution Multidimensional Wavelet Brushing (Abstract)

Pak Chung Wong , University of New Hampshire
R. Daniel Bergeron , University of New Hampshire
pp. 141
Papers: Session 6A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Surface Reconstruction

Volume Tracking (Abstract)

D. Silver , Rutgers University
X. Wang , Rutgers University
pp. 157

Contour Blending Using Warp-Guided Distance Field Interpolation (Abstract)

Amira Solomovici , Tel-Aviv University
Daniel Cohen-Or , Tel-Aviv University
David Levin , Tel-Aviv University
pp. 165

Complex-Valued Contour Meshing (Abstract)

Chris Weigle , Mississippi State University
David C. Banks , Mississippi State University
pp. 174
Papers: Session 6B (Exploratory Visualization) : Interaction

Perceptualisation using a Tactile Mouse (Abstract)

A. R. Forrest , University of East Anglia
R. G. Hughes , University of East Anglia
pp. 182

LISTEN: Sounding Uncertainty Visualization (Abstract)

Robert E. Sheehan , University of California, Santa Cruz
Suresh K. Lodha , University of California, Santa Cruz
Catherine M. Wilson , University of California, Santa Cruz
pp. 189

A Haptic Interaction Method for Volume Visualization (Abstract)

Lisa M. Sobierajski , GE Corporate Research & Development
Ricardo S. Avila , GE Corporate Research & Development
pp. 197

Two-handed Interactive Stereoscopic Visualization (Abstract)

Cindy Starr , NASA GSFC
David S. Ebert , U. of Maryland Baltimore County
Amen Zwa , U. of Maryland Baltimore County
Christopher D. Shaw , U. of Regina
pp. 204
Papers: Session 7A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Rendering Methods

Illustrating Transparent Surfaces with Curvature-Directed Strokes (Abstract)

Henry Fuchs , University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Victoria Interrante , ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center
Stephen Pizer , University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
pp. 211

Generation of Transfer Functions with Stochastic Search Techniques (Abstract)

Hanspeter Pfister , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Lichan Hong , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Taosong He , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Arie Kaufman , State University of New York at Stony Brook
pp. 227

Real-Time Incremental Visualization of Dynamic Ultrasound Volumes Using Parallel BSP Trees (Abstract)

Andrei State , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William F. Garrett , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary C. Whitton , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Henry Fuchs , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 235
Papers: Session 8A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Flow Visualization II

FEL: The Field Encapsulation Library (Abstract)

Michael Gerald-Yamasaki , NASA Ames Research Center
Steve Bryson , MRJ, Inc./ NASA Ames Research Center
David Kenwright , MRJ, Inc./ NASA Ames Research Center
pp. 241

UFLOW: Visualizing Uncertainty in Fluid Flow (Abstract)

Alex Pang , University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert E. Sheehan , University of California, Santa Cruz
Suresh K. Lodha , University of California, Santa Cruz
Craig M. Wittenbrink , University of California, Santa Cruz
pp. 249
Papers: Session 8B (Exploratory Visualization) : Information Visualization II

Choosing Effective Colours for Data Visualization (Abstract)

Christopher G. Healey , University of British Columbia
pp. 263

Real-time Slicing of Data Space (Abstract)

Roger A. Crawfis , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
pp. 271

Untangling Knots by Stochastic Energy Optimization (Abstract)

Milana Huang , University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert P. Grzeszczuk , University of Illinois at Chicago
Louis H. Kauffman , University of Illinois at Chicago
pp. 279
Papers: Session 9A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Surface Generation

Isosurfacing in Span Space with Utmost Efficiency (ISSUE) (Abstract)

Yarden Livnat , University of Utah
Christopher R. Johnson , University of Utah
Charles D. Hansen , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Han-Wei Shen , University of Utah
pp. 287

Triangular NURBS Surface Modeling of Scattered Data (Abstract)

Song Han , University of Southern California
Gérard Medioni , University of Southern California
pp. 295

Volume Thinning for Automatic Isosurface Propagation (Abstract)

Koji KOYAMADA , IBM Japan
Yasushi YAMAGUCHI , The University of Tokyo
Takayuki ITOH , IBM Japan
pp. 303
Papers: Session 10A (Algorithms & Rendering) : Surface Simplification

Mesh Reduction with Error Control (Abstract)

Gunther Liebich , Universität Tübingen, Germany
W. Straßer , Universität Tübingen, Germany
Reinhard Klein , Universität Tübingen, Germany
pp. 311

Optimizing Triangle Strips for Fast Rendering (Abstract)

Francine Evans , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Amitabh Varshney , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Steven Skiena , State University of New York at Stony Brook
pp. 319

Dynamic View-Dependent Simplification for Polygonal Models (Abstract)

Julie C. Xia , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Amitabh Varshney , State University of New York at Stony Brook
pp. 327

Octree-Based Decimation of Marching Cubes Surfaces (Abstract)

Roni Yagel , The Ohio State University
Elias Fayyad , The Ohio State University
Raj Shekhar , The Ohio State University; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
J. Fredrick Cornhill , The Ohio State University; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
pp. 335
Case Studies: Session 2B (Exploratory Visualization) : Interaction, Sound, and Temples

Virtual Workbench - A Non-Immersive Virtual Environment for Visualizing and Interacting with 3D Objects for Scientific Visualization (Abstract)

Upul Obeysekare , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Larry Rosenblum , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
William Sandberg , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Jim Durbin , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Robert Rosenberg , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Alexandra Landsberg , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Ravi Ramamurti , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Fernando Grinstein , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Chas Williams , Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
pp. 345

Using Visualization in the Archaeological Excavations of a pre-Inca Temple in Peru (Abstract)

Alan D. Kalvin , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Eduardo Nolasco , Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Orlando Ardito , Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Regulo Franco , Fundación Augusto N. Wiese
Antonio Murga , Fundación Augusto N. Wiese
Alfredo Remy , IBM del Peru
Kim Morla , Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Guillermo Wiese , Fundación Augusto N. Wiese
Jorge Prado , Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
pp. 359
Case Studies: Session 3C (Applications) : Biomedical Visualization

Three Dimensional Visualization Of Proteins In Cellular Interactions (Abstract)

Constantine Pavlakos , Sandia National Laboratories
Cláudio Silva , State University of New York at Stony Brook
Colin R. F. Monks , National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine
Brian Wylie , University of New Mexico
George Davidson , Sandia National Laboratories
Patricia J. Crossno , University of New Mexico
Abraham Kupfer , National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine
pp. 363

Clinical Evaluation Of Interactive Volume Visualization (Abstract)

John W.C. Chin-A-Woeng , Delft University of Technology
Pieter C. Buijs , University Hospital Utrecht
Peter M.A. van Ooijen , Delft University of Technology
Frits H. Post , Delft University of Technology
Karel J. Zuiderveld , University Hospital Utrecht
Marco Olree , University Hospital Utrecht
pp. 367

Electrical Energy Absorption in the Human Head From a Cellular Telephone (Abstract)

Vishram Pandit , University of Utah
Robert McDermott , University of Utah
Om Gandhi , University of Utah
Gianluca Lazzi , University of Utah
Cynthia Furse , University of Utah
pp. 371

Case Study: Visualization of Laser Confocal Microscopy Datasets (Abstract)

Georgios Sakas , Fraunhofer IGD
Peter J. Plath , University of Bremen
Michael G. Vicker , University of Bremen
pp. 375
Case Studies: Session 5C (Applications) : Flow Visualization

Flow Visualization for Turbomachinery Design (Abstract)

Ronald Peikert , ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Martin Roth , ETH Zürich, Switzerland
pp. 381

Wavelets Applied to Lossless Compression and Progressive Transmission of Floating Point Data in 3-D Curvilinear Grids (Abstract)

Aaron Trott , Mississippi State University
John McGinley , Mississippi State University
Robert Moorhead , Mississippi State University
pp. 385

Directional Flow Visualization of Vector Fields (Abstract)

Ed Boringand , University of California, Santa Cruz
Alex Pang , University of California, Santa Cruz
pp. 389
Case Studies: Session 6C (Applications) : Engineering Applications

Data Level Comparative Visualization in Aircraft Design (Abstract)

Hans-Georg Pagendarm , German Aerospace Research Establishment
Jens Trapp , German Aerospace Research Establishment
pp. 393

A System for Measuring Surface Facet Orientation from Atomic Force Microscope Data (Abstract)

Mark Vaudin , National Institute of Standards and Technology
John Hagedorn , National Institute of Standards and Technology
John Blendell , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Holly Rushmeier , IBM TJ Watson Research Center
pp. 397

A Visualization Tool For Mechanical Design (Abstract)

D.H. Cui , The Ohio State University
G.L. Kinzel , The Ohio State University
R.A. Miller , The Ohio State University
R. Yagel , The Ohio State University
S.C. Lu , The Ohio State University
A.B. Rebello , The Ohio State University
pp. 401

A 3-D Contextual Shading Method for Visualization of Diecasting Defects (Abstract)

S.C. Lu , The Ohio State University
G.L. Kinzel , The Ohio State University
A.B. Rebello , The Ohio State University
R.A. Miller , The Ohio State University
D.H. Cui , The Ohio State University
R. Yagel , The Ohio State University
pp. 405
Case Studies: Session 7C (Applications) : Environmental Visualization

Case Study: Mantle Convection Visualization on the Cray T3D (Abstract)

James S. Painter , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Hans-Peter Bunge , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Yarden Livnat , University of Utah
pp. 409

The Challenges of Visualizing And Modeling Environmental Data (Abstract)

John P. Ziebarth , National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Bruce Rundell , U.S. EPA
Yingcai Xiao , University of Akron
Eric Bayer , Intergraph Corporation
Chuck Woodbury , Intergraph Corporation
Jeroen van der Zijp , CFD Research Corporation
pp. 413

Visualization of Water Quality Data for the Chesapeake Bay (Abstract)

Adam B. Forgang , University of California, Davis
Bernd Hamann , University of California, Davis
Carl F. Cerco , U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
pp. 417

Data Reduction and Interpolation for Visualizing 3D Soil-Quality Data (Abstract)

Robert Moorhead , Mississippi State University
Jonathan Barlow , Mississippi State University
David C. Banks , Mississippi State University
Po-Yu Tsai , Mississippi State University
Bernd Hamann , University of California-Davis
pp. 421
Case Studies: Session 9B (Exploratory Visualization) Interactive Visualization of Environmental and Astronomical Data

Case Study: Visual Access for Landscape Event Based Temporal Data (Abstract)

F. David Fracchia , Simon Fraser University
David J. Cowperthwaite , Simon Fraser University
Andrew Fall , Simon Fraser University
Joseph Fall , Simon Fraser University
M. Sheelagh , Simon Fraser University
T. Carpendale , Simon Fraser University
pp. 425

Interactive Visualization Of Ocean Circulation Models (Abstract)

Steve Aukstakalnis , Mississippi State University
Peter Flynn , Naval Research Laboratory
Rhonda Vickery , Mississippi State University
Robert Moorhead , Mississippi State University
Scott Nations , Mississippi State University
Ole Martin Smedstad , Naval Research Laboratory
Warren Carl Couvillion Jr. , Mississippi State University
Daniel N. Fox , Naval Research Laboratory
Patrick Hogan , Naval Research Laboratory
Alan Wallcraft , Naval Research Laboratory
Kelly Gaither , Mississippi State University
pp. 429

Interactive Exploration and Modeling of Large Data Sets: A Case Study with Venus Light Scattering Data (Abstract)

Jarke J. van Wijk , Netherlands Energy Research Foundation; Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science
Hans J.W. Spoelder , Vrije Universiteit
Willem-Jan Knibbe , Vrije Universiteit
Kamran Eftekhari Shahroudi , Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science
pp. 433
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