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Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165)

27-29 Aug. 1997

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  • Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165)

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Visualization Over The World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 40
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 351
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  • Visualisation of building maintenance through time

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):308 - 314
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The use of 3D visualisation has long been established as a major breakthrough in closing the gap between a client's need and what is perceived by the designer to be the need of the client. Nevertheless, construction clients are increasingly demanding a greater participation in the process of design generation. This has been a welcome move by all parties, as less variation means less conflict. In s... View full abstract»

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  • IV '97: interactive visualisation through applied virtual reality in construction

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):166 - 172
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    The paper is concerned with the development of an integrated, open and fully usable virtual reality (VR) environment for the construction industry for use on a low-cost PC (but transportable to other, more sophisticated systems) to make VR accessible and usable by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The paper describes a new VR system for collaborative interaction in the construction industry tha... View full abstract»

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  • The graphical demands on medical visualisation systems using the WWW: a case study

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):296 - 305
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    The Internet provides an excellent facility both for disseminating medical information rapidly and for accumulating a coherent and widely available body of medical reference material, and the medical community has recently begun to tap its potential in a number of ways. The paper describes a service which is available on the WWW and which is designed to provide a 3D visualisation system to advance... View full abstract»

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  • Quaternion wavelets on CAGD

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):77 - 80
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    It is shown how wavelets may be built in quaternion Hilbert spaces and some possible uses as well as the advantages it may represent View full abstract»

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  • Non-negative rational spline interpolation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):200 - 204
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    Scientific visualization is one of the important areas of computer graphics. This paper is concerned with non-negative C1-interpolation of non-negative data for visualization proposes. Using the rational cubic spline function of Sarfraz et al. (1997), necessary and sufficient conditions have been derived which ensure the generation of a non-negative curve through given non-negative data... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic abstraction management in information visualization systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 56
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    The construction of information visualization systems is a difficult task. However, there is little research into the provision of software architectures for visualization systems to reduce this difficulty. Particularly, systems that provide a reusable support for the automatic management of the different levels of abstraction in which complex data can be observed cannot be found in current visual... View full abstract»

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  • Deformation of plane curves preserving Pythagorean hodographs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):71 - 76
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    Parametric plane curves are expressed as complex valued functions of a real parameter. The method is convenient for investigating Pythagorean-hodograph curves. A complex function transforms one curve to another curve in the complex plane. There are complex functions which preserve the Pythagorean hodographs of the curves. These functions can be used in deforming Pythagorean-hodograph curves. In pa... View full abstract»

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  • On some pel level research problems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):156 - 164
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    The note lists some unsolved research problems concerning line (or edge) drawing algorithms for raster displays which seem to be still outstanding in 1997. Work in progress includes the so called “pixel perfect” speeded up versions of Bresenham's (1965) line drawing algorithm designed to exploit the parallel capabilities of modern display processors. Where should the build up of multi-... View full abstract»

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  • Feature based 2D shape transformation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):337 - 342
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    The transformation or blending of one 2D shape into another usually operates on sets of discrete points approximating the objects. This relies on a series of evenly distributed or properly positioned points on the boundary of the objects. Characteristics of the objects are not well considered. This paper presents a technique for transforming or blending shapes represented as a series of curve segm... View full abstract»

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  • GIVE: a general interactive visualization environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):139 - 145
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    We present a data flow based software platform called GIVE (General Interactive Visualization Environment). GIVE owns a data flow kernel, a visual programming interface and an extensible module library. It greatly enhances the efficiency of building visualization programs. GIVE has the following distinctive features: it introduces control nodes and procedure nodes into traditional data flow archit... View full abstract»

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  • Visualisation of photovoltaic clad buildings

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):173 - 178
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    The paper describes a study carried out to investigate the capabilities of computer aided design software for the visualisation of building elevations and detail, with focus on the representation of photovoltaic cells in facade architecture. The development of photovoltaic (PV) technology, converting energy from sunlight into electricity, has resulted in the emergence of PV as a building material.... View full abstract»

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  • The STARLIGHT information visualization system

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):42 - 49
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    STARLIGHT is an example of a new class of information system expressly designed around visualization-oriented user-interface. Incorporating more traditional information storage and retrieval technologies into its design, the STARLIGHT system also enables the integrated use of multiple, concurrent visualization techniques to support comparison of content and interrelationship information levels of ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiresolution data modelling for irregular data fields based on wavelets

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64 - 70
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    In many applications of scientific visualization, the data fields are so large that they are very expensive to store, transmit and render. Multiresolution offers a promising new approach for addressing these difficulties on a simple, unified way. Wavelets provide an extremely useful mathematical toolkit for hierarchically decomposing functions in ways that are both efficient and theoretically soun... View full abstract»

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  • The role of virtual world design in collaborative working

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):246 - 251
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    Introduces the concept of Internet-based shared worlds, and certain problems that have been encountered in their use for collaborative working. These problems can be addressed, it is argued, by the use of architectural notions, such as grounding the model in a physical institution and looking at the role of locales in real working environments. The problem of access to these locales is made by dra... View full abstract»

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  • Meshing and visualization of oilfields

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 24
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    To optimize the exploitation of a new oilfield it is necessary to do computer simulations in order to determine the number and the geometrical positions of oil wells. Mathematical models are used to estimate the evolution of the production of an oilfield according to the 3D geometry of this oilfield, the number of wells used, the geometry of these wells and some economical parameters. An important... View full abstract»

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  • Depth cueing for augmented reality

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):348 - 349
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    Computer-augmented reality systems promise to overcome some of the problems inherent in virtual reality and, in addition, to provide numerous other application possibilities. However, if augmented reality is to become fully practicable a number of hurdles need to be surmounted. Not least of these is the ability to achieve convincing real-time visual integration of virtual objects within real scene... View full abstract»

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  • An end user oriented platform for scientific visualization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):235 - 239
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    In our discussions with end users about today's visualization environments, we were led to consider new concepts for the setting up of a platform which should be better suited to their real needs. In this paper, a hierarchy of visualization objects is presented. They will be the main elements of a new platform which should be both intuitive and extensible View full abstract»

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  • CODI-a system for cooperative 3D design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):286 - 293
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    A system that integrates 3D virtual scene generation tools and data communication techniques for 3D cooperative design work is presented. The system, named CODI (Sistema Cooperativo de Diseno3D) supports two major functions: 3D cooperative design and multiple client distant access. The system is implemented using Open Inventor Toolkit in C++ with VRML compatibility View full abstract»

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  • The use of customized emphasis in text visualization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):132 - 138
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    The paper presents a technique to allow quick evaluation of the relevance of documents to one's interests. It is designed primarily for presenting documents on the World Wide Web, but it can also be used in other situations. The idea is to automatically highlight selected keywords in Web pages as they are shown. Users maintain lists of keywords of interest to them. At any given time, a user can ac... View full abstract»

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  • A library-based 4D visualisation of construction processes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):315 - 321
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    The lack of tools for activity level visualisation of construction projects presents problems to planners when considering the future implications of their decisions. Current research into the application of computer graphics to construction planning goes not as far as the component level of a building. Though desirable, this approach does not match the efforts of planners who have to work at the ... View full abstract»

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  • Visualization of controllable regions in real-time systems using a 3D-Julia set methodology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):25 - 29
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    The paper introduces the possibility of the occurrence of chaos in any iterative system, and then explains how the familiar Julia set visualization can be programmed into a graphical tool. Stability on real-time systems occurs in regions of operation and is dependent on the simultaneous values of several parametric values. Because of this, it is very difficult to explore regions of instability in ... View full abstract»

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  • A simple approach to 3D object metamorphosis

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 37
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    This paper presents a technique for smoothly blending some special categories of three-dimensional polygonal objects. Polygon blending is usually considered a two-part process: generating vertex correspondences and interpolating between corresponding vertices to create the intermediate polygons. This paper emphasises on the problem of automatic vertex correspondence determination. The proposed alg... View full abstract»

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