Prof. Pere Brunet
Dept de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informatics
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal 647, Edif ETSEIB, Pl. 8
E-08028 Barcelona, Spain
Dear colleague, dear member of the Eurographics Association,
In this letter, I would like to continue informing you on some of the services and activities we are offering to the members of the Association. You surely are aware of the Computer Graphics Forum Journal, the annual Conference and the different Workshops in specific areas. But besides this, Eurographics is introducing new services like the Digital library and a number of on-line services to face our new challenges. If you have already renewed your EG membership, I would like to thank you for putting again your trust on us. If you still have not renewed, let me encourage you to do it and to continue using our services !
The Eurographics 2001 Conference in Manchester was very succesful. The Conference Proceedings ( issue 20:3 of the Computer Graphics Forum Journal) were distributed to the participants and have been sent to the members that asked for a subscription in paper form. I am also pleased to report that thanks to our CGF managers ( the Editors and the production team at Blackwell), we are in a good production and delivery schedule, issue 20:4 and the annual CD being in the production pipeline. You can also access the Digital material, the retroactive digitization of CGF, the Conference and Workshop Proceedings or the Computer Graphics Forum with multimedia attachments (both published and accepted papers) if you visit the Digital Library at http://diglib.eg.org/ where you will also find a Bibliography Database with the BibTeX database of papers. Continuing with Publications, please note that EG has discontinued the printed list of bookshop items and replaced it by the online publications list. The online list is updated as soon as new publications appear.
In addition to the annual Conference, Eurographics is organizing a number of Workshops. The following workshops have been organized in 2001: Visualization, Virtual Environments (VE), Volume Graphics, Rendering, Graphics Hardware, Animation & Simulation, and Multimedia. Details on these events together with announcements of upcoming EG Workshops can be found at the online pages of the Workshop Working Groups http://www.eg.org/EG/Docs/Workshops.html .
Our Stand at Siggraph'2001 was very succesful. Promotional material was distributed, a good number of books and proceedingd were sold, and new members joined Eurographics. The stand was very well located, at the exhibition hall. Thanks to Andy Day, David Arnold and their three student helpers for their organization. On the other hand, our relatioship with Siggraph has continued and becomed stronger. Two Campfires have been held in 2001 and three are already planned for 2002 (visual learning, augmented reality and disabilities).
One of the Eurographics goals is to create innovative new offers and services, together with good quality events and the journal. Local contacts in different countries are being used to promote country-based events and to incentivate local iniciatives and activities. Promoting local initiatives and the exchange of ideas and proposals for new services and activities is fundamental. Local chapters have a central role in these iniciatives. In this context, I would like to remark that a new EG chapter has been created in Italy during 2001, and that some others are on the way. With regard to membership options, the all-inclusive Organizational Membership (for 1290 SFr per year) offers all services and benefits previously known as ‘Institutional Membership’ with all options taken. We encourage you to have a look at the details at http://www.eg.org/EG/Organization/member.html . The Educational Package (for 250 SFr per year) offers all students, faculty and staff at one institution electronic access to STARs, Tutorials, the full ‘Best Paper Award’ contributions from the Annual event and CGF’s content pages. ( http://www.eg.org/EG/organization/edu_member.pdf ).
Seven new members have been elected to the Eurographics Executive Committee: Sabine Coquillart, Markus Gross, Nigel John, Heinrich Mueller, Roberto Scopigno, Hans-Peter Seidel and Laszlo Szirmay-Kalos. Our warmest welcome to all of them, and many thanks for the time and effort they will spend on serving the Association.
For your calendar, please don’t forget to mark EG’2002 in Saarbruecken from September 2-6, 2002 ( http://www.eg.org/EG2002 ). The deadlines for abstracts and full papers are january 30 and february 4th 2002, respectively. On 2003, we will have our Conference in Granada, Spain from September 1-6th. To help candidates to prepare their bids for the organization of future Conferences, a version of the EG Conference Guide is being prepared, and will be publically available in the web pages of the Association.
I would not like to finish without thanking the EG vice-chairs, the officers, the members of the Executive Board and Executive Committee and all volunteers for the time and effort they devote to the Association Their time and work has resulted on an improvement of the overall services to members and on the introduction of attractive new services to face the challenges of the oncoming years.
I do hope that you will use the new services offered by EG and you find
them helpful. Please visit our organization
pages for more information.If you have any queries or suggestions please
feel free to contact the Association’s officer you feel most appropriate,
With best wishes,