DIMACS Workshop on Surface Reconstruction

April 30 - May 2, 2003
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

Nina Amenta, University of California - Davis, amenta@cs.ucdavis.edu
Fausto Bernardini, IBM - T. J. Watson Research Center, fausto@watson.ibm.com
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational Geometry and Applications.

Surface reconstruction is the problem of producing a representation of a two-dimensional surface in 3D, give a set of sample points lying on or near the surface. There are a number of interesting systems which collect sample sets and construct surfaces, using laser range scanners, structured light and other techniques. Recent results in computational geometry have focused on algorithms for the surface reconstruction problem and finding ways to guarantee topologically and geometrically correct outputs, given good enough input samples. This workshop will encourage interaction between systems builders and the computational geometry community.

We are interested in surveying the state of the theory and practice of surface reconstruction, and in looking at related problems arising in systems that reconstruct objects, such as the alignment of multiple laser range scans, integrating photometric data, reconstructing dynamic scenes and real-time object acquisition.

Keynote speaker: Marc Levoy, Stanford University

Invited Speakers:
J.-Angelo Beraldin, NRC Canada
Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University
Ping Fu, Raindrop Geomagic
Jason Geng, Genex Technologies
Marc Pollefeys, University of North Carolina

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