PVG 2003

The IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-DataVisualization and Graphics (PVG), will be held on October 20-21, 2003 inconjunction with IEEE Visualization 2003. This is the 6th in a series that began with the Parallel Rendering Symposium. The current title reflects an expanded emphasis on large data models, scientific visualization and graphics in addition to photorealistic rendering. This emphasis was intended to address subject areas outside the bounds of larger conferences, e.g. IEEE Visualization or ACM SIGGRAPH.

For complete information visit the PVG web site.



Understanding Ecosystems Through Observation & Simulation António Baptista (Oregon Graduate Institute)

Out-of-Core Techniques

Visibility-Based Prefetching for Interactive Out-Of-Core Rendering
Wagner Corrêa (Princeton University/IBM Research), James Klosowski (IBM Research), Cláudio Silva (University of Utah)

Efficient Parallel Out-of-core Isosurface Extraction
Huijuan Zhang, Timothy S. Newman (University of Alabama in Huntsville)

Parallel Simplification of Large Meshes with Intelligent Partitioning
Dmitry Brodsky, Jan Pedersen (University of British Columbia),

Parallel Rendering

From Cluster to Wall with VTK
Kenneth Moreland, David Thompson (Sandia National Laboratories)

SLIC: Scheduled Linear Image Compositing for Parallel Volume Rendering
Kwan-Liu Ma, Aleksander Stompel, Eric Lum (University of California at Davis), James Ahrens, John Patchett, Patrick McCormick (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Sort-First Distributed Memory Parallel Visualization and Rendering
E. Wes Bethel (R3vis Corporation/LBNL), Greg Humphreys (University of Virginia), Brian Paul (Tungsten Graphics), J. Dean Brederson (University of Utah)

Volume Visualization

Parallel Cell Projection of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data
Gunther Weber (University of California at Davis), Martin Oehler (Universität Kaiserslautern), Oliver Kreylos (University of California at Davis), Wes Bethel, John Shalf (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Bernd Hamann (University of California at Davis)

A Multiresolution Image Cache for Volume Rendering
Eric LaMar, Valerio Pascucci (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory),

Real-Time Volume Rendering of Temporal Data Using A Fragment-Shader Compression Approach
João Comba, Alécio Binotto, Carla Freitas (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)


Interactive Ray Tracing

A Simple and Practical Method for Interactive Ray Tracing of Dynamic Scenes
Ingo Wald, Carsten Benthin, Philipp Slusallek (Saarland University)

Distributed Interactive Ray Tracing for Large Volume Visualization
David DeMarle, Steve Parker, Christiaan Gribble, Mark Hartner, Charles Hansen (University of Utah)

Visualization Systems

A PC Cluster System for Simultaneous Interactive Volumetric Modeling and Visualization
Shigeru Muraki (AIST, Japan), Eric B. Lum, Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California at Davis), Masato Ogata, Xuezhen Liu (Mitsubishi Precision, Japan)

The Feature Tree: Visualizing Feature Tracking in Distributed AMR Datasets
Deborah Silver, Jian Chen, Lian Jiang (Rutgers University)

Improving Occlusion Query Efficiency with Occupancy Maps
Dirk Staneker, Dirk Bartz, Michael Meißner (University of Tübingen)


Middleware Infrastructure for Large-Scale Data Management
Joel Saltz (The Ohio State University)