GI Logo Graphics Interface 2006
June 7-9, Quebec City, Canada
Invited Speakers  
Advance Program  
About Quebec City  
Call For Papers  
Paper Formatting  
Call for Posters and Demos  
Electronic Submission  
Submission Dates  
Graphics Papers: November 21  
HCI Papers: December 19  
Posters: April 30  
Conference: June 7-9  
Quebec City   
Invited Speakers

Alyn Rockwood
Alyn Rockwood received a Ph.D. from the Dept. of Applied Math and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He has had faculty positions at a German "Gymnasium," teaching math and physics, at BYU teaching math, and nine years at Arizona State University in computer science. He has additionally spent over 15 years in industrial research at Evans and Sutherland, Shape Data Ltd., SGI, PTO -- a start-up company and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. He was a professor and assistant head at Colorado School of Mines, Department of Math and Computer Science and is now involved in another start up doing geometric modeling. Altogether he has spent over 25 years as a researcher in mathematics, computer graphics, CAD/CAM and simulation. He was the SIGGRAPH99 papers' chair and the SIGGRAPH conference chair for 2003.

Attribute Based Modeling
In modeling, mathematical and topological specifications often impose limitations on a user's ability to convert a creative concept into a geometric shape. B-spine modeling, for instance, requires a rectangular arrangement of surface patches that do not always fit the natural configuration indicated by the object. A new design method, called AB modeling, enables freely designable topologies, including multisided regions, T-junctions, floating curves of any parametric form and points in one unified approach. It facilitates design by allowing one to focus on the feature curves of the object, and minimizing curves that exist only due to the mathematics. We develop interface methods based on the new method that allow both G1 and G2 continuity between patches. We also investigate the computational efficiency and compact database properties that make the method attractive for interactive applications.

Elizabeth Mynatt
Elizabeth D. Mynatt is Associate Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is the the director of the GVU Center. There, she directs the research program in Everyday Computing, examining the human-computer interface implications of having computation continuously present in many aspects of everyday life. Themes in her research include supporting informal collaboration and awareness in office environments, enabling creative work and visual communication, and augmenting social processes for managing personal information. Dr. Mynatt is one of the principal researchers in the Aware Home Research Initiative; investigating the design of future home technologies, especially those that enable older adults to continue living independently as opposed to moving to an institutional care setting.

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