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[Sy-cg-global] DIMACS Workshop on Surface Reconstruction

Sarah Donnelly sarahd at
Tue Mar 11 16:01:49 EST 2003

DIMACS Workshop on Surface Reconstruction 

April 30 - May 2, 2003 
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

    Nina Amenta, University of California - Davis,
      amenta at 

    Fausto Bernardini, IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center, 
      fausto at 

Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational
Geometry and Applications.


Surface reconstruction is the problem of producing a representation of
a two-dimensional surface in 3D, give a set of sample points lying on
or near the surface.  There are a number of interesting systems which
collect sample sets and construct surfaces, using laser range
scanners, structured light and other techniques. Recent results in
computational geometry have focused on algorithms for the surface
reconstruction problem and finding ways to guarantee topologically and
geometrically correct outputs, given good enough input samples. This
workshop will encourage interaction between systems builders and the
computational geometry community.

We are interested in surveying the state of the theory and practice of
surface reconstruction, and in looking at related problems arising in
systems that reconstruct objects, such as the alignment of multiple
laser range scans, integrating photometric data, reconstructing
dynamic scenes and real-time object acquisition.


Call for Participation:

This workshop is intended to foster interaction between researchers
interested in surface reconstruction, computational geometry, surface
acquisition, and industry. It will consist of a combination of invited
and contributed talks. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for
half-hour presentations at the workshop. Since there are no formal
proceedings for the workshop, submission of material that has, or
will, appear in a a refereed conference is allowed and encouraged.

Please submit abstracts (at most 2 pages) and any supporting materials
(papers, drafts) to the organizers:

amenta at, fausto at

Abstracts due: To be guaranteed consideration, abstracts must be
received by March 28, 2003.


The following is a list of confirmed speakers:

Keynote speaker:

Marc Levoy, Stanford University Leader of the Digital Michelangelo
Project, a large-scale cultural heritage 3D scanning and
reconstruction project.


-   J.-Angelo Beraldin, NRC Canada, scanning systems 

-   Ping Fu, Raindrop Geomagic, co-founder and CEO of reconstruction
software company 

-   Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University, computational geometer,
reconstruction algorithms and co-founder of Raindrop Geomagic 

-   Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Princeton University, real-time scanning and

-   Jason Geng, Genex Technologies, researcher and CEO of 3D camera

-   Marc Pollefeys, University of North Carolina, computer vision
reconstruction from images 

-   Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois UC, computational geometer,
complexity bounds 

-   Hongkai Zhao, UC Irvine, applied math, level-set method
reconstruction algorithms 

-   Frederic Cazals, INRIA, computational geometer, reconstruction

-   Nina Amenta, UC Davis, computational geometer, reconstruction

-   Fausto Bernardini, IBM Watson, large scale scanning and
reconstruction algoritms
-   Tamal Dey, Ohio State, reconstruction algorithms 

-   Claudio T. Silva, Oregon Graduate Institute, point-set modeling


Registration Fees: 

(Pre-registration deadline: April 23, 2003) 

Regular rate
Preregister before deadline $120/day
After preregistration deadline $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0

Non-Local Graduate & Undergraduate students
Preregister before deadline $5/day
After preregistration deadline $10/day

Local Graduate & Undergraduate students $0
(Rutgers & Princeton)

DIMACS partner institution employees** $0

DIMACS long-term visitors*** $0

Registration fee to be collected on site, cash, check, VISA/Mastercard

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee for the
workshop. Registration fees cover participation in the workshop, all
workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and any scheduled social
events (if applicable).

* College/University faculty and employees of non-profit organizations
will automatically receive the reduced rate. Other participants may
apply for a reduction of fees. They should email their request for the
reduced fee to the Workshop Coordinator at
workshop at  Include your name, the Institution you
work for, your job title and a brief explanation of your
situation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
preregistration deadline. You will promptly be notified as to the
decision about it.

** Fees for employees of DIMACS partner institutions are waived.
DIMACS partner institutions are: Rutgers University, Princeton
University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, NEC Laboratories America
and Telcordia Technologies. Fees for employees of DIMACS affiliate
members Avaya Labs, IBM Research and Microsoft Research are also

***DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS for two or
more weeks inclusive of dates of workshop.


Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel
can be found at:



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