paper on the role of Computer Graphics and Visualization in the GII,
Nahum Gershon, $5,000, approved, 11/12/95.
This white paper discusses the state of the art, the importance of the
GII (Global Information Infrastructure) to Computer Graphics, the importance
of Computer Graphics to the GII, and what the needs for computer graphics
on the GII are. The project was discussed by the SIGGRAPH Public Policy
task force at their S 94 and S 95 meetings. The purpose is to inform policy
makers of the importance of computer graphics and the GII. The $5,000 supported
a discussion meeting of the project committee.
2. Support for Birds-of-a-Feather on Information Visualization at SIGGRAPH
Nahum Gershon, $3,000, approved 11/29/95.
This funding covered travel and per diem expenses for a distinguished
speaker and AV Costs.
Project description: This is an emerging area, and this project gave
SIGGRAPH 96 attendees an opportunity to learn and discuss the recent advances
of information visualization and how it is implemented in commerce, government,
academia, and the information technology world. The BOF consisted of a
Keynote-like Address and an active discussion on the state of the art and
challenges of this emerging area.
Project Organizers: Nahum Gershon (MITRE), Stephen G. Eick (AT&T
Bell Labs), andStuart Card (Xerox PARC).
3. Carto Project:
Integrating Computer Graphics and Spatial Data
1997 Carto Project Survey),
Theresa Marie Rhyne, $14,750 over 3 year period ($6,250 in year 1),
pending review at the end of years 1 and 2, approved 5/30/96.
This project explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer
graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial
data sets. The "Carto Project" is in collaboration with the International
Cartographic Association's (ICA) Commission on Visualization. The project
seeks viewpoints from the computer graphics community on technology (including
hardware and software) and techniques that will impact and can be applied
to cartographic visualization.
4. SIGGRAPH Publications Outreach,
Stephen Spencer and Alain Chesnais, $2,500, approved 6/20/96.
This project is to distribute SIGGRAPH publications to economically-
challenged educational institutions to further educational causes and foster
interest in the SIGGRAPH organization and the field of computer graphics.
Upon approval of a request from an educational institution, said educational
institution will receive the SIGGRAPH Technical Conference publications
for a period of two years from date of request. As of 1996, this set of
publications includes the Conference Proceedings book and CD- ROM and Visual
Proceedings book and CD-ROM. Approval of requests received will be based
on evaluation of economic hardship experienced by the candidate institution
and on the computer graphics-related work done at the institution. These
funds will provide for shipping the first 50 sets of publications.