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Virtual Systems and MultiMedia, International Conference on (1997)
Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Sept. 10, 1997 to Sept. 12, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8150-0
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. viii
Session: Collaborative Virtual Environments

TRADE: A Transatlantic Research and Development Environment (Abstract)

N. Schiffner , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
J.L. Encarnacao , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
S. Noll , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
A. Goettsch , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
A. Graeff , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
M.R. Macedonia , Fraunhofer Inst. for Comput. Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany
pp. 2

Collaborative CyberMirage: a shared cyberspace with mixed reality (Abstract)

S. Uchiyama , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
T. Naemura , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
A. Kumagai , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
A. Katayama , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
M. Kaneko , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
H. Tamura , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
H. Harashima , Media Technol. Lab., Canon Inc., Kawasaki, Japan
pp. 9

MPEG-4 for networked collaborative virtual environments (Abstract)

I. Pandzic , MIRA Lab., Geneva Univ., Switzerland
T. Capin , MIRA Lab., Geneva Univ., Switzerland
N. Magnenat-Thalmann , MIRA Lab., Geneva Univ., Switzerland
D. Thalmann , MIRA Lab., Geneva Univ., Switzerland
pp. 19

Collaborative Virtual Environments, Real-Time Video and Networking (Abstract)

Mike Robinson , The University of Jyvaskyla
Samuli Pekkola , The University of Jyvaskyla
pp. 26

A Virtual Office Environment for Home Office Worker Based on 3D Virtual Space (Abstract)

Yutaka Matsushita , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
Shinkuro Honda , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
Takaharu Ohsawa , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
Hironari Tomioka , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
Kenichi Okada , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
Takaaki Kimura , Matsushita Matsushita Lab. Department of Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University
pp. 38
Session: Modeling and Rendering for Virtual Environments

Sensor Based Creation of Indoor Virtual Environment Models (Abstract)

P. Boulanger , National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
S.F. El-Hakim , National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
J.-A. Beraldin , National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
F. Blais , National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
pp. 50

Ray-Based Creation of Photo-Realistic Virtual World (Abstract)

M. Kaneko , The Univ. of Tokyo
T. Naemura , The Univ. of Tokyo
T. Takano , The Univ. of Tokyo
H. Harashima , The Univ. of Tokyo
pp. 59

Free-Form 3D Object Reconstruction from Range Images (PDF)

T. Jost , Institute for Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland
C. Schuetz , Institute for Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland
H. Hugli , Institute for Microtechnology, Neuchatel, Switzerland
pp. 69

A Distributed Task Delegation Framework for Walkthrough Computations (PDF)

Deepraj S. Dixit , Graphics and CAD Division National Centre for Software Technology, Juhu
Shirish H. Shanbhag , Graphics and CAD Division National Centre for Software Technology, Juhu
S. P. Mudur , Graphics and CAD Division National Centre for Software Technology, Juhu
pp. 71
Session: Virtual Heritage

Using multiple data sources within VR at Urquhart Castle (Abstract)

J. Kelly , VirTech Software, USA
A. Bishop , VirTech Software, USA
pp. 75
Session: Telerobotics and VR Devices

CABIN-A multiscreen display for computer experiments (Abstract)

M. Hirose , Dept. of Mechano-Inf., Tokyo Univ., Japan
pp. 78

Allowable Delay Between Images and Tactile Information in a Haptic Interface (Abstract)

Tsutomu Miyasato Ryohei Nakatsu , ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories
pp. 84

"KhepOnTheWeb": An experimental demonstrator in telerobotics and virtual reality (Abstract)

O. Michel , Lab. of Microcomput., Swiss Federal Inst. of Technol., Lausanne, Switzerland
F. Mondada , Lab. of Microcomput., Swiss Federal Inst. of Technol., Lausanne, Switzerland
P. Saucy , Lab. of Microcomput., Swiss Federal Inst. of Technol., Lausanne, Switzerland
pp. 90
Session: VR and Virtual Humans

Animated Interactive Fiction: Storytelling by a Conversational Virtual Actor (Abstract)

J. Piesk , Academy of Media Arts Cologne
G. Trogemann , Academy of Media Arts Cologne
pp. 100

Developing Simulation Techniques for an Interactive Clothing System (Abstract)

Pascal Volino , MIRAlab, C.U.I., University of Geneva
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann , MIRAlab, C.U.I., University of Geneva
pp. 109

Multilevel Deformation Model Applied to Hand Simulation for Virtual Actors (Abstract)

Laurent Moccozet , MIRALab - CUI University of Geneva
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann , MIRALab - CUI University of Geneva
pp. 119

Face Recognition Using Range Images (Abstract)

Horst Bunke , University of Bern
Xiaoyi Jiang , University of Bern
Bernard Achermann , University of Bern
pp. 129
Session: Distributed Multimedia

What We Want from WWW as a Distributed Multimedia System (Abstract)

Hermann Maurer , IICM, Graz University of Technology
pp. 148

Design and implementation of a system for multimedial distributed teaching and scientific conferences (Abstract)

G. Pietrek , Dortmund Univ., Germany
B. Stoltefuss , Dortmund Univ., Germany
S. Schlosser , Dortmund Univ., Germany
J. Deponte , Dortmund Univ., Germany
H. Muller , Dortmund Univ., Germany
pp. 156

The Modular Training System (MTS): A System Architecture for Internet-Based Learning and Training (Abstract)

Taofen Wang , Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics (Fh-IGD)
Christoph Hornung , Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics (Fh-IGD)
pp. 166

Multimedia education, distance learning and electronic commerce applications (PDF)

M. Sommer , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Marburg Univ., Germany
J. Vaupel , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Marburg Univ., Germany
pp. 174
Session: Image/Video Processing for Multimedia

An Image Expression Room (Abstract)

Jong-Il Park , Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, ATR
Michitoshi Ishiwaka , Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, ATR
Shoji Tanaka , Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, ATR
Seiki Inoue , Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories, ATR
pp. 178

3D-DCT Quantization as a Compression Technique for Video Sequences (Abstract)

Raymond K.W. Chan , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
M.C. Lee , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
pp. 188

Extraction of Hand Region and Specification of Finger Tips from Color Image (Abstract)

Akio Kinoshita , Mie University
Muneaki Ishida , Mie University
Yasuji Miyake , Mie University
Tetsushi Wakabayashi , Mie University
Shinji Tsuruoka , Mie University
pp. 206
Session: VR Systems and Applications (medical, architectural, industrial, artistic)

VR systems: out from the laboratory (Abstract)

L.J. Rosenblum , Div. of Inf. Technol., Naval Res. Lab., Washington, DC, USA
pp. 214

A Virtual Environment for Learning to Pilot Remotely Operated Vehicles (Abstract)

David Zeltzer , David Sarnoff Research
Bruce Roberts , BBN Corporation
Nicholas J. Pioch , BBN Corporation
pp. 218

An Interactive 3D Interface for a Virtual Ceramic Art Work Environment (Abstract)

Kazuyoshi Korida , Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture
Hiroaki Nishino , Oita University
Kouichi Utsumiya , Oita University
pp. 227

Factory Animation by Self-Organization Principles (Abstract)

Michael Mezger , Fraunhofer Institute for Factory
Jari Vaario , Nara Women's University
Kanji Ueda , Kobe University
Dirk Scheffter , Fraunhofer Institute for Factory
Nobutada Fujii , Kobe University
pp. 235

Evaluation of a virtual reality system for medicine (Abstract)

H. Oyama , Dept. of Neurosurg., Nat. Cancer Center Hosp., Tokyo, Japan
F. Wakao , Dept. of Neurosurg., Nat. Cancer Center Hosp., Tokyo, Japan
pp. 243

Reviewers (PDF)

pp. 249

Author Index (PDF)

pp. 251
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