ACM Siggraph Web 3D Consortium Euro Graphics
Institutes, companies that support the conference: EDF Kitware Vicomtech Wildpeaks
17th International Conference
on 3D Web Technology
August 04-05, 2012
Los Angeles, CA - USA

Preliminary Program

L.A. Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
August 04-05, 2012

Sponsored & Co-Located:

In Cooperation:
Web3D Consortium & Eurographics

email: web3d2012[at]web3d[dot]org

Saturday August 4, 2012

RegistrationRoom 501ABRoom 501C
07:30Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45Opening Session - Welcome - Program Chairs
08:45 - 10:30Paper session 1: Meshes on the Web Tutorial #1: Resources for Teaching and Learning X3D by Don Brutzman, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:00Paper session 2: Scientific Visualization Tutorial #2: Not Your Mother's Web3D - Integrating X3DOM, jQuery and HTML5 by Sandy Ressler (NIST)
12:00 - 12:30 Invited Session: OGC 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment - Insights and Results by Jan Klimke
12:30 - 13:30Lunch – Room 511 BCLunch – Room 511 BC
13:30 - 14:15Keynote Speaker
Prof. Markus Gross
(Disney Research - Zurich)
14:15 - 15:45Paper Session 3: RenderingWorkshop:
"Virtual Worlds in the Web"
by Sergiy Byelozyorov, IMPRS-CS
15:45 - 16:15Break
16:15 - 17:45Paper session 4: GIS and Mobile Tutorial #3: X3D Volume Visualization and Medical Applications by Nicholas Polys, Virginia Polytechnic (VT)
17:55 - 19:25Posters (9 posters)Programming Contest Results
20:00 - 22:00Conference Reception: Figueroa Hotel

Sunday August 5, 2012

Room 501ABRoom 501C
07:30Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 10:30Paper session 5: Media Integration and DistributionWorkshop:
"Augmented Reality and the Web"
(Marius Preda, Neil Trevett, OGC)
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:30Paper session 6: Content Pipelines and VRTutorial #4: WebGL: The Standard, the Practice and the Opportunity by Neil Trevett, Khronos Group
12:30 - 13:30Lunch - Room 511 BCWeb3D 2013 Committee: Get Involved Lunch
13:30 - 14:15Keynote Speaker:
Dave Kasik
14:15 - 15:45Workshop:
"Declarative 3D"
(Organizers: Kristian Sons and Johannes Behr)
"Lightweight Visualization"
(Organizer: Julien Jomier, Kitware)
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Panel Session: "3D and the Web"
(Chairs: Alain Chesnais - Past President ACM and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr and Christophe Mouton - EDF, France)
17:00 - 17:30Closing:
Best papers awards & Sponsor Acknowledgments
18:00SIGGRAPH Paper Fast Forward


1. Resources for Teaching and Learning X3D
Speaker: Dr. Don Brutzman, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

NEW: Presentation Slides

This course is taught at an intermediate level and is suitable for educators and learners (i.e. all attendees). Materials covered include X3D examples, authoring validation and conversion tools, books, course slidesets and videos, communities, and numerous other resources. Educators will get everything needed to teach their own introductory or advanced X3D graphics courses, without student prerequisites for programming experience. Graphics authors learning on their own will be fully enabled to learn and try whichever parts of X3D interest them. Future work on e-books will be described. If time permits, educators will be given 1-2 minutes to describe their experiences teaching X3D.

2. Not Your Mother's Web3D - Integrating X3DOM, jQuery and HTML5
Speaker: Sandy Ressler NIST

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

This tutorial, for intermediate users, is suitable for educators, scientists and artists, with some 3D and programming experience, (all attendees). The benefits of declarative 3D markup, as realized by X3DOM will be emphasized in the context of integration with web pages. First we will look at the structure of markup languages in particular X3D (briefly); several methods of using jQuery to affect the geometry in a scene (after an introduction to jQuery); creation and modification of typical web-based user interface elements; and finally a small set of examples will be fully explored giving attendee the framework to put useful 3D content into their web pages with fully functional interactive web (HTML5) elements.

3. X3D Volume Visualization and Medical Applications
Dr. Nicholas Polys, Virginia Polytechnic (VT)
Dr. Michael Aratow, San Mateo Medical Center
Dr. Luis Kabongo/John Congote, Vicomtech-IK4

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Extensible 3D (X3D) version 3.3 includes new functionality to describe the presentation of volumetric imagery and its integration with the scene graph. In this tutorial, we will introduce the nodes of the Medical Interchange Profile and demonstrate their expressiveness to describe visualization of data from several modalities including MRI, CT, and X-Ray. Attendees will learn practical techniques and pipelines to process volumetric data (such as image slices) into interactive X3D worlds. We will demonstrate processing with open-source tools such as ImageJ, Seg3D, H3D and X3D-Edit to build X3D scenes and applications. Finally, we will demonstrate new developments in X3D volume rendering with X3DOM.

4. WebGL: The Standard, The Practice and the Opportunity
Neil Trevett, The Khronos Group
Ken Russell, Google and WebGL Working Group Chair

3D on the Web and the Khronos Ecosystem by Neil Trevett, NVIDIA and Khronos Group President
Hands On With WebGL by Ken Russell, Google and WebGL Working Group Chair

NEW: [Presentation Slides by Ken Russel]

NEW: [Presentation Slides by Neil Trevett]

WebGL is a significant advance in the evolution of 3D on the Web, enabling foundational, GPU-accelerated 3D to be delivered by the browser without the need for a plug-in. WebGL can be used directly by applications or by a widening variety of higher-level frameworks and middleware. WebGL has already inspired a wide variety of accelerated applications to be deployed on the Web. This session is an introduction to WebGL with two speakers actively involved in the development and evolution of the WebGL standard. The first half of the session provides the context for WebGL within the HTML5 and Khronos API ecosystems. The second half of the session will provide a hands-on introduction to coding in WebGL along with examples and cutting edge demos. This session is suitable for educators, scientists and artists, with some 3D and programming experience, (all attendees).

Paper Sessions:

Session 1: Meshes on the Web

Adaptive Quad Patches: an Adaptive Regular Structure for Web Distribution and Adaptive Rendering of 3D Models (full paper)
Gobbetti, Enrico (CRS4, Italy), Marton, Fabio (CNR, Italy), Marcos Balsa Rodriguez (CRS4, Italy), Ganovelli, Fabio (ISTI-CNR, Italy), Di Benedetto, Marco (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Using Images and Explicit Binary Container for Efficient and Incremental Delivery of Declarative 3D Scenes on the Web (full paper)
Behr, Johannes (Fraunhofer IGD), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD), Franke, Tobias (Fraunhofer IGD), Timo Sturm (Fraunhofer IGD)

3DFC: a new container model for 3D file formats compositing (full paper)
Bouville Berthelot, Rozenn (Orange Labs), Royan, Jerome (Orange Labs), Duval, Thierry (IRISA), Bruno Arnaldi (IRISA Rennes France)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Xflow - Declarative Data Processing for the Web (full paper)
Klein, Felix (Saarland University, Intel VCI), Sons, Kristian (Saarland University, Intel VCI, DFKI), Byelozyorov, Sergiy (Saarland University, IMPRS-CS), Rubinstein, Dmitri (Saarland University, DFKI), Stefan John (TU Braunschweig), Slusallek, Philipp (Saarland University, Intel VCI, DFKI)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Session 2: Scientific Visualization

Real-time Collaborative Scientific WebGL Visualization with WebSocket (short paper)
Marion, Charles (Kitware SAS), Jomier, Julien (Kitware)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

A Web Interface for 3D Visualization and Interactive Segmentation of Medical Images (full paper)
Jacinto, Hector (OneFit Medical, SAS; CREATIS), Kechichian, Razmig (Creatis), Desvignes, Michel (GIPSA-Lab), Prost, Remy (Creatis), Valette, Sebastien (CREATIS)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

3DNSITE: A networked interactive 3D visualization system to simplify location awareness in crisis management (full paper)
Pintore, Giovanni (CRS4), Gobbetti, Enrico (CRS4), Ganovelli, Fabio (CNR), Brivio, Paolo (CNR)

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Toward an immersion platform for the World Wide Web using autostereoscopic displays and tracking devices (short paper)
Nocent, Olivier (CReSTIC SIC), Piotin, Sylvia (CReSTIC SIC), Aassif Benassarou (CReSTIC SIC), Jaisson, Maxime (GRESPI), Lucas, Laurent (CReSTIC SIC)

Session 3: Rendering

Simplification and Streaming of GIS Terrain for Web Clients (full paper)
Cellier, Fabien (Gandoin, Pierre-Marie), Gandoin, Pierre-Marie (Universite Lyon), Chaine, Raphaelle (LIRIS, Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon), Barbier-Accary, Aurelien (Atos worldline), Akkouche, Samir (Liris Lyon, cnrs)

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

A scalable framework for image-based material representations (full paper)
Franke, Tobias (Fraunhofer IGD), Dieter W. Fellner (Fraunhofer IGD & TU Darmstadt Germany)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

CommonSurfaceShader Revisited: Improvements and Experiences (short paper)
Schwenk, Karsten (Fraunhofer IGD), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD), Gerrit Vob (Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, NTU Singapore, Singapore), Timo Sturm (Fraunhofer IGD), Behr, Johannes (Fraunhofer IGD)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Server-Based Rendering of Large 3D Scenes for Mobile Devices Using G-Buffer Cube Maps (short paper)
Doellner, Juergen (Hasso-Plattner-Institute), Benjamin Hagedorn (Hasso-Plattner-Institute), Jan Klimke (Hasso-Plattner-Institute)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Session 4: GIS and Mobile

Visualization Of 3D City Models On Mobile Devices (short paper)
Inaki Prieto Furundarena (Tecnalia Research & Innovation), Jose Luis Izkara (Tecnalia Research & Innovation)

Use of OGC Web Standard for a Spatio-Temporal Enabled SDI for Civil Protection (full paper)
Prandi, Federico (Fondazione Graphitech), De Amicis, Raffaele (Fondazione Graphitech), Conti, Giuseppe (Graphitech), Debiasi, Alberto (Graphitech)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Virtual Heritage To Go (short paper)
Michaelis, Nils (University of Applied Sciences Fulda), Jung, Yvonne (Fraunhofer IGD), Behr, Johannes (Fraunhofer IGD)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

A 3D talking head for mobile devices based on unofficial iOS WebGL support (short paper)
Benin, Alberto (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR of Italy), Leone, Riccardo (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR of Italy), Piero Cosi (Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR of Italy)

Session 5: Media Integration and Distribution

3D Revision Control Framework (full paper)
Jozef Dobos (University College London, Dept. of Computer Science), Anthony, Steed (University College London)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Evaluating the X3D Schema with semantic web tools (full paper)
Petit, Marc (EDF), Henry Boccon-Gibod (EDF), Mouton, Christophe (EDF)
NEW: [Presentation Slides: web version] [Presentation Slides]

Accessing HTTP Interfaces within X3D Script Nodes (short paper)
Olbrich, Manuel (Fraunhofer-Institut fur Graphische Datenverarbeitung)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Embedding 3D Objects into NCL Multimedia Presentations (full paper)
Azevedo, Roberto Gerson (Pontiphical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares (Pontiphical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Session 6: Content Pipelines and VR

Virtual Reality Procedure Training Simulators in X3D (full paper)
Belloc, Olavo (CAVERNA Digital, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo), Ferraz, Rodrigo (University of Sao Paulo), Cabral, Marcio (CAVERNA Digital, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo), de Deus Lopes, Roseli (University of Sao Paulo), Knorich Zuffo, Marcelo (University of Sao Paulo)
NEW: [Presentation Slides] [Web Demo]

Model-Driven Iterative Development of 3D Web-Applications Using SSIML, X3D and JavaScript (full paper)
Lenk, Matthias (Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg), Vitzthum, Arnd (University of Cooperative Education Dresden), Jung, Bernhard (Institute of Infromatics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

A flexible approach to gesture recognition and interaction in X3D (short paper)
Franke, Tobias (Fraunhofer IGD), Olbrich, Manuel (Fraunhofer-Institut fur Graphische Datenverarbeitung), Fellner, Dieter (Fraunhofer IGD & TU Darmstadt Germany)

A DCC pipeline for native 3D graphics in browsers (short paper)
Ulbrich, Christian (TU Dresden), Lehmann, Claus (T-Systems MMS)

Poster Presentations

Congote, John (Vicomtech)

A Methodology for the Promotion of Cultural Heritage Sites Through the Use of Low-Cost Technologies and Procedures
Manferdini, Anna Maria (University of Bologna, Dept. DAPT)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Pervasive Touristic Location Based Service Mobile App with a Social Perspective
Di Staso, Umberto (Fondazione Graphitech), Raffaele De Amicis (Fondazione Graphitech), Federico Devigili (Fondazione Graphitech), Gabrio Girardi (Fondazione Graphitech)
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Evaluation of Static vs. Animated Views in 3D Web User Interfaces
Jankowski, Jacek (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUI Galway)

X3DOM Virtual Reality Book Store
Pimsuwan, Hassadee (Suranaree University of Technology), Phosaard, Satidchoke (Suranaree University of Technology), Rattanawicha, Pimmanee (Chulalongkorn University), Chantatub, Wachara (Chulalongkorn University)

Study of 3D Web Technologies for Industrial Applications
Sanchez, Jairo (Vicomtech), Oyarzun, David (Vicomtech), Diaz, Ruben (Vicomtech)

Intelligent 3D Accurate Human Body Modeling for Virtual Try-on of Clothing
Shuaiyin Zhu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), P. Y. Mok (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Y. L. Kwok (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Guidance for Web 3D in cultural heritage dissemination(short paper)
Rossana Damiano (Universita di Torino), Gena, Cristina (Universita di Torino), Vincenzo Lombardo (Universita di Torino), Fabrizio Nunnari (VRMMP)

Gendl meets X3DOM: The Declarative Web, All the Way Down
Cooper, David (Genworks International), van Dijk, Reinier (TU Delft)

Panel Session: "3D and the Web"

Alain CHESNAIS, Past President ACM and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr
Christophe MOUTON, EDF France

Panelists: Web3D Consortium, MPEG 3DGC, MPEG-V, Khronos Group, W3C Declarative 3D Community Group, EDF, Google

Introduced in Paris at Web3D2011, the final panel session of the annual Web3D conference intends to highlight the main trends and challenges in the Web3D domain. During this final panel session, industry leaders and representatives from expert groups and standardization consortia will explain their visions and needs concerning web based 3D and will address questions posed by the audience. This session is open to Web3D and SIGGRAPH attendees. Questions can be posted via twitter to @web3d2012 using the hashtag #web3dfp before the session and will be monitored live during the session itself

Workshop: "Lightweight Visualization"

Organizer: Julien Jomier, Kitware
Speakers: Hyokwang Lee, Thierry Bonfante, Alexis Vartanian

While datasets are becoming larger and more and more complex, users are expecting to visualize their data anywhere, leading to a technological challenge to provide lightweight visualization tools and services. During this workshop, speakers will share their vision and experience regarding the challenging topic of providing and using lightweight visualization.

CAD2X3D Conversion and Visualization of massive CAD data by Hyokwang Lee
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Bio: Hyokwang Lee is working for PartDB Co., Ltd. as CTO in South Korea. Web3D Korea Chapter member and one of Web3D CAD WG co-chairs. Current research interests include CAD, CAE, M&S(Modeling and Simulation), Web3D, and real-time simulation and visualization. (received Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST in 2010.)

Augmented Visualization by ORACLE by Thierry Bonfante
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Bio: Thierry Bonfante has more than 15 years of experience in Enterprise Software solutions. Mr. Bonfante began his career at Intergraph, customizing and deploying GIS and mission critical public safety systems to 911 call centers around the world. Following management experiences with smaller companies in both development and consulting, Mr. Bonfante became part of Oracle Product Management and was responsible for defining a mobile strategy for Unified Communications. He joined Agile in 2005 to formalize the product vision and strategy of the newly acquired AutoVue portfolio and later on coordinated its acquisition into Oracle. Today, Thierry Bonfante leads the overall Oracle Enterprise Visualization product development organization which defines the product strategy and develops the different products of its portfolio. Mr Bonfante holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics awarded with honors from University Marseille-Luminy, France.

From Immersive to Lightweight Visualization : collaborative visualization by Techviz by Alexis Vartanian
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Bio: Alexis Vartanian is the CTO of Techviz, a software editor founded in 2004. Headquartered in Paris, France, TechViz provide advanced visualization solutions for 3D applications. This breakthrough software technology helps to display virtual prototypes directly from desktop – 3D CAD, PLM, geospatial and simulation applications- into a “virtual environment” for project design, planning or reviews.

Workshop: "Virtual Worlds in the Web"

Organizer: Sergiy Byelozyorov, IMPRS-CS
Speakers: Sergiy Byelozyorov, Mic Bowman (or colleague), Ewen Cheslack-Postava and Nicholas Polys, Virgina Tech

Virtual worlds have become more widespread as we see increase in the number of online games, collaborative environments etc. However, most of them are still using technologies that are foreign to the Web and operate using different applications than the browser itself. In this workshop we will explore the existing and emerging solutions that permit using virtual worlds directly in the browser and the challenges that developers face when creating such worlds.

"Virtual Worlds: State of the Art" by Sergiy Byelozyorov, IMPRS-CS
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

"Beyond Porting Sirikata to the Web" by Ewen Cheslack-Postava, Sirikata Project, Stanford
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

"State and Synchrony in Standards-based Virtual Worlds: 2012 Update" by Nicolas Polys, Virginia Tech
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Workshop: "Augmented Reality and the Web"

Organizer: Marius Preda, MPEG ARAF
Speakers: Neil Trevett, Don Brutzman, Carl Smyth, Marius Preda

Augmented, and in general, Mixed Reality (AR/MR) applications and services are bridges between the two worlds of today's humanity: the physical one and the informational one. While the former is our natural environment, the later is relatively new and it evolved exponentially with the development of the Web. The recent development of mobile terminals processing capabilities makes possible to anyone to use these bridges. Academia and industry provided, and continue to do, an impressive quantity of algorithms, tools, prototypes, products to create and experiment AR/MR content. As at the beginning of the Web and the creation of HTML, the common vision of the speakers of this panel is that open standards will be a catalyst for developing the bridges. Representatives from major standardization bodies involved in the field such as Web3D, Khronos Consortium, OGC and ISO/IEC will provide their recent advancements. Uniquely, these standard organizations create the framework to advance in a synchronized manner in the field of AR/MR.

"AR activities in Web3D consortium" by Don Brutzman

"AR Standards Community" by Neil Trevett
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

"AR activities in OGC" by Steve Smyth

" MPEG ARAF including tutorial" by Marius Preda
NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Workshop: "Declarative 3D"

Organizers: Kristian Sons and Johannes Behr
Speakers: Johannes Behr, Kristian Sons, Kenneth Russell

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

The introduction of WebGL in early 2009 brought us closer also to the idea of Declarative 3D than most other technologies. Now -- with 3 years of experience in WebGL and DOM-based 3D descriptions -- we want to discuss the lessons learned and what next steps it takes to make 3D graphics a matter of course in our daily web experience.

"Declarative 3D: Lessons learned and essentials" by Johannes Behr & Kristian Sons, W3C Declarative 3D Community Group chairs

"3 years of WebGL" by Kenneth Russell, Google and WebGL Working Group Chair

"Discussion: 3D graphics in the browser, what's next?"

Invited Session: "OGC 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment - Insights and Results"

Speaker: Jan Klimke

NEW: [Presentation Slides]

Initiated by the OGC 3D Information Management Domain Working Group, partners from 9 companies, institutes, and universities have been working together for 9 months in the OGC 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment (3DPIE) to demonstrate and test various approaches for setting up a service-based pipeline for the portrayal of complex 3D geodata, based on open standards. A key issue of the 3DPIE was to test concepts and implementations of two service interfaces currently discussed and developed within the OGC: 1) the Web 3D Service (W3DS), which is providing graphics data, e.g., in X3D or KML/COLLADA format, to be rendered at the client side, and 2) the Web View Service (WVS), which is providing multilayered images of 3D views of a 3D scene, which can be consumed also by thin client applications. In several experiments arranged in three threads (data integration, service integration, and service delivery) the partners, e.g., imported massive CityGML data (e.g., a complete Paris model) into W3DS and WVS servers and managed to deliver 3D content to web browsers and mobile devices. This talk will present experiments as well as major results and issues generated by the 3D Portrayal Interoperability Experiment.

Reception @ Figueroa Hotel


Figueroa Hotel / website:
939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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