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All activites are held in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Building 2360 East Mall, University of British Columbia (see Map)

Invited Speakers:

Rene Barsalo, Director, Strategy & Development  La Société des arts technologiques

Rodney Hoinkes, D.Des., CTO, I-MMERSiON

CDRN Smart Design Panelists:

René Barsalo, Director, Liaison & Strategy, La Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

Marc Baumgartner, Principal bnode and Instructor, Emily Carr Institute

Michael Griffin, Ancient Spaces Project, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

Dr. Rodney Hoinkes, I-MMERSiON

Dr. Richard Levy, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

  Saturday 22 Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
08:00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
08:30   (provided) (provided) (provided)
09:00   Keynote Keynote Intelligent image &
09:30   Rene Barsalo
Rodney Hoinkes  film composing
10:30   Break Break Break
11:00   Text processing

11:30   & placement Posters papers
12:00   papers


13:00   Lunch Lunch Lunch

14:00   Perceptive Smart Visual
14:30   systems visualization features,
15:00   papers
15:30   Coffee
16:30   Demos Botanical garden or Wrap-up session
Pacific Spirit Park
18:30   Dinner CDRN UBC Museum of
19:00   SAGE BBQ Anthropology
19:30 Socializing Bistro
CDRN Smart Design
20:00 Koerner’s pub
Panel (room 101)

Information for poster presenters: Our poster boards are 4 feet tall x 8 feet wide (1.2 metres tall x 2.4 metres wide - approximately A0 landscape size), made from cork.

Symposium topics and full papers

Room 103, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, UBC
Intelligent Text Processing And Placement
Efficient View Management for Dynamic Annotation Placement in Virtual Landscapes (Stefan Maass, Jürgen Döllner)
Predictive Text Fitting (Xiaofan Lin)
Agent-Based Annotation of Interactive 3D Visualizations (Timo  Goetzelmann, Knut Hartmann, Thomas Strothotte)
Perceptive Systems
Experiments in the Perception of Causality (Eric Neufeld, Jeff Solheim, Sonje Kristtorn)
Causal Perception in Virtual Environments (Jean-luc Lugrin, Marc  Cavazza,  Marc  Buehner)
Deep Surrender: Musically Controlled Responsive Video, (Robyn Taylor, Pierre Boulanger)
Smart Visualization
Hierarchical-temporal Data Visualization Using a Tree-ring Metaphor (Roberto Theron)
AudioRadar: A metaphorical visualization for the navigation of large music collections (Otmar Hilliges, Phillipp Holzer, René Klüber, Andreas Butz
Visually Supporting Depth Perception in Angiography Imaging (Timo Ropinski, Frank Steinicke, Klaus Hinrichs)
Visual Features, Sketching, and Graphical Abstraction
A Modified Laplacian Smoothing Approach With Mesh Saliency (Zhihong Mao, Lizhuang Ma, Mingxi Zhao, Zhong Li)
3D Sketching with profile curves (Florian Levet, Xavier Granier, Christophe Schlick)
Sketch L-System: Global Control of Tree Modeling Using Free-form Stroke (Takashi Ijiri, Shigeru  Owada, Takeo  Igarashi)
Feature-preserving, Accuracy-controllable Freeform Surfaces for Web-based Surgical Simulations (Akira Wakita, Masahiro Kobayashi, Hiroaki Chiyokura)
Intelligent Image and Film Composing
Through-The-Lens Cinematography (Marc Christie, Hiroshi Hosobe)
Explorations in declarative lighting design (Hai Nam Ha, Patrick Olivier)
A Photographic Composition Assistant for Intelligent Virtual 3D Camera Systems (William Bares)
Smart Interaction
Copy-paste Synthesis of 3D Geometry with Repetitive Patterns (Shigeru Owada, Frank Nielsen, Takeo Igarashi)
Smart Sticky Widgets: Pseudo-haptic Enhancements for Multi-Monitor Displays (Malcolm Rodgers, Regan Mandryk, Kori Inkpen)
The EnLighTable: Design of Affordances to Support Collaborative Creativity (Lucia Terrenghi, Torsten Fritsche, Andreas Butz)


On Monday, July 24, 2006 the Canadian Design Research Network (CDRN) will host a free, public presentation on the future of visualization in the world of design. Four of Canada's top experts in the field will present their views and their work in areas such as 3D scanning, historic reconstructions, immersive environments, interactive graphics and collaborative design. The event is open to anyone interested in design. For more information about the CDRN please visit:

  • René Barsalo, Director, Liaison & Strategy, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)
    Mr. Barsalo will present an overview of SAT's research in using public spaces as the next interface and the impact they could have on the design of public events in the near future.
  • Marc Baumgartner, Principal bnode and Instructor, Emily Carr Institute
    bnode is a design and research studio focused on architecture, urbanism and systems of communications and exchange. Baumgartner will present three recent bnode projects that integrate new media and information technologies into architectural space.
  • Michael Griffin, Ancient Spaces Project
    Mr. Griffin will describe the work of the Ancient Spaces Project (recently featured in WIRED Magazine) which is an evolving open-source platform for rebuilding and exploring historically accurate virtual models of famous ancient monuments. This presentation will focus on the work created in Ancient Spaces and the challenges of the project.
  • Dr. Richard Levy, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
    Using a case study approach Dr. Levy will present his work in visualization for planning and historic preservation and explore various techniques for building and displaying computer reconstructions.