2009 News

OzViz 2009 Workshop Call for Participation

We cordially invite you to participate in Ozviz 2009 which will be held on the 3rd and 4th of December 2009 and will be hosted by the Monash e-Research Centre at Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.

OzViz 2009 Workshop Call for Participation http://sites.google.com/site/ozvizworkshop/ozviz-2009.

Started in 2001, OzViz (http://sites.google.com/site/ozvizworkshop/ozviz-2009) is the major workshop for visualisation practitioners and researchers from across Australia and New Zealand. The workshop provides an occasion for participants to present research outcomes, share innovative ideas, publicize work and meet colleagues. It is highly multidisciplinary, with participants from fields such as mathematics, geoscience, architecture, biology, medicine and astronomy presenting alongside computer graphics and visualisation experts.

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker will be Professor Rob Lewis, foundation chair of X-ray and Synchrotron Physics at Monash University and the Director of the Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science. We expect synchrotron science to be a major driver of imaging and visualisation in the Clayton district and across Australia, and we are privileged to have Professor Lewis present his vision.

There will also be a joint session on 3D Bioimaging in conjunction with the Live Cell Imaging Workshop (LCI09) organised by Monash Micro Imaging. This session will feature a keynote presentation by Dr Marius Messerli, CEO of Bitplane which develops the Imaris toolbox widely used for microscopy visualisation, and other speakers who utilise 3D visualisation and analysis for micro imaging datasets.

Like previous years, we encourage a range of participants to present and share their work—research in progress, visualization breakdowns, student projects and mature research are all suitable. The format of the workshop will be short presentations, 20-30 minutes each. To propose a presentation, please submit an abstract and images by the 1st of November 2009. Submissions should be one A4 PDF including text and images. Submissions will be reviewed by a small program committee and published online as part of the conference program.

In conjunction with OzViz 2009, this is a call for contributions to a showreel of visualisation outcomes from practitioners within Australia. This is a good chance to be part of a production that promotes and hi-lights the visualisation activities within your organisation. The format of the showreel will be similar to 2008. For optimal results it is recommended that contributors provide animations at HD resolution (1920x1080, square pixels) and a frame rate of 30fps.

These can be supplied as individual frames or alternatively as QuickTime movies with a high quality compression codec. Any associated audio must match the length of the video exactly. Other formats will be accepted as long as they can be reasonably integrated into the production software being used. All questions should be forward to Paul Bourke (paul.bourke@uwa.edu.au).

For interested participants we will be organising a tour of the Australian Synchrotron, details of which will be available closer to the registration date.

Program Committee:

Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
Drew Whitehouse, The Australian National University
Paul Bourke, University of Western Australia

Submission:

1 A4 page including abstract and images in PDF format – https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=ozviz2009 A word template is available here, though you’re welcome to use another format.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for presentation abstract submission – 1st November 2009
  • Acceptance notification - 7th of November 2009
  • Deadline for submissions to the visualisation showreel – 16th November 2009
  • Workshop – 3rd & 4th of December

Cost:
OzViz 2009 will be free to all participants.

Registration:
Registration details will be made available closer to the abstract submission date.