VEonPC 2002
Virtual Environment on a PC Cluster Workshop


Protvino, Russia  September 09-12, 2002
Sankt Petersburg,  September 13-15, 2002

Conference web site:
Contact persons: Lyuda Milichenko
                 Peter Brusentsev


VEonPC 2002 is World Workshop on research and development and application 
of Virtual Environment systems based on a PC cluster. The main purpose
of the workshop is the discussion and exchange of information and
opinions on development and use of such systems.

The workshop structure this year includes two parts:
the first part will be held in Protvino, Moscow Region
and the second one including panels and round-tables will be held 
in Sankt Petersburg


The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, the following
major topics:

Hardware and equipment for VE
Reality centers; caves; low-cost systems based on personal computers

Software for VE
Avango; transfer of the software to Linux; graphics algorithms

Applications of VE

 Natural Science
 high energy physics, geophysics, geochemistry, seismology, environmental 
 research and climate studies

 VR-assisted surgery; educational tools; organs models; tele-medicine; 
 clinical assessment & diagnostics; tele surgery;
 training & performance assessment; simulators

 Virtual prototyping; engineering design; maintenance; project reviews;
 collaborative work; VR industrial applications; VR in automatic industry;
 Mechanical simulation;  CAD - Computer Aided Design; GIS - Geographic
 Information Systems

 Cooperative work; CVE (Collaborative Virtual Environment); experimentation

 virtual theater; VR & cinema; interactive art

 Cognition; cognitive modeling; interaction; ubiquity; adaptation; learning;

 Avatars; web 3D interaction; ASP Linux

 VR around the world
 VR state of the art in different countries; international research programs

We welcome  proposals for presentations.

The program of each session will be composed of: 
- A 45 minutes keynote presentation given by the invited speaker, 
- 30 minutes scientific talks selected by the international program committee, 
- Poster presentations, which will also be included in the conference 

The conference languages are both English and Russian with simultaneous


Submission deadline => July 15, 2002 
Notification of acceptance => July 30, 2002 
Delivery of full papers => August 10, 2002 

-------ceptance => July 30, 2002 
Delivery of full papers => August 10, 2002 


Conference proceedings, in English, (including all accepted papers)
will be published and will be available for the delegates in printed form. 


The workshop registration fee for all presenters and participants will be
$150 USA. Registration includes proceedings, receptions, cofee breakes,
and transportations from/to airport (about 150km). For invited speakers
the fee will be reduced to $50.


The Workshop Committee offers prospective authors to send
a full paper by e-mail. All submissions must be written in English,
starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved,
their significance and a comparison with previous work.
The submission should also include: title of proposed paper, authors names,
affiliations, addresses, name of author to contact for correspondence,
e-mail address, telephone and fax number of contact author,
topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords).

Full papers: 5000 words or 20 double-spaced pages.

All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee
(its will be processed electronically).  
A paper should be submitted in TeX, Postscript or PDF format to:


Workshop Committee Co-Chairs: Stanislav Klimenko (Russia)
                              Martin Reiser (Germany)
 Alexander Bugaev (Russia) --- honorary chair
 Lyuda Milichenko (Russia) --- secretary
 Nikolay Achuev (Russia) --- CAD topics
 Peter Brusentsev (Germany) --- web-master
 Valentin Kochin (Russia) --- GIS topics
 Marina Labyntseva (Russia) --- SPB secretary
 Yuri Lisnenko (Russia) --- SPB resident
 Igor Nikitin (Germany) --- Proceedings editor in chief
 Eugene Slobodyuk (Russia) --- Director of finance

Workshop Committee Members:  Sergei Belousov (Singapore), Vladimir 
 Galaktionov (Russia), Pavel Frolov (Germany), Jiung-yao Huang (Taipei), 
 Natalia Krupko (Russia), Victor Lakhno (Russia), Anton Lipatov (Russia), 
 Sergei Matveyev (Germany), Alexander Nychkin (Russia), Sergei Prokhorov 
 (Russia), Olga Rayskaya (Russia), Yuri Saigin (Russia), Vladislav Scorik
 (Russia), Alexander Tomilin (Russia), Maxim Foursa (Germany), 
 Natasha Yakovenko (Russia)

International Programme Committee (IPC)

IPC Chair: Stanislav Klimenko (Russia)

Members: (tentative) Christian-Arved Bohn (Germany), Anatoly Fomenko (Russia),
 Bernd Froehlich (Germany), Vladimir Galaktionov (Russia), Martin Goebel 
(Germany), Boris Groth (Germany), Volodymyr Kindratenko (USA), Bill Lorensen
(USA), Vladimir Nifontov (Russia), Zhigeng Pan (P.R.China), Timour Paltashev
(USA), Sergey Rotkov (Russia), Alexei Sourin (Singapore), Boris Yamrom (USA),

International Advisory Board (IAB)

 David Arnold (UK), Hans Hagen (Germany), Geoffrey Knauth (USA),
 Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann (Switzerland), Nikolay Mirenkov (Japan), 
 Gregory Nielson (USA), Vladimir Pavlov (Russia), Adam Richter (USA), 
 Larry Rosenblum (USA), Jiao Ying Shi (P.R.China), Timothy K. Shih (Taipei),
 Vaclav Skala (Czech Republic), Seah Hock Soon (Singapore), 
 Daniel Thalmann (Switzerland)


Welcome to Protvino - one of the finest scientific towns
in Moscow Region:

Welcome to Sankt Petersburg - North Capital of Russia

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Prof. Stanislav V Klimenko		Tel: fr msk 8-277-13938 (of)
IHEP, Computer Science Dept.		Tel: fr anywhere +7(09677)13938 (of)
P.O.Box 35 Protvino			Fax: +7(095) 796 9690
Moscow region,142284			E-mail:
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