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UNIVERSITY OF WALESThe University of Wales enjoys a distinctive identity as a federal university comprising six Constituent Institu-tions, including University of Wales Swansea, and two University Colleges. It is a major national institution and has its distinctive Welsh responsibilities. It is also committed to its international role and to enhancing its standing across the UK and overseas. Collaboration, partnership and interdependence is the key to its creation of the conditions whereby its member institutions achieve their full potential and maintain national and international academic excellence.
SILICON GRAPHICS, UKSilicon Graphics is the world's leader in high-performance computing technology, dedicated to unleashing the power of human creativity. The company's systems, ranging from desktop workstations and servers to the most powerful supercomputers, deliver advanced computing and 3D visualization capabilities to scientific, engineering and creative pro-fessionals and large enterprises. It creates innovative software for a variety of applications; and provides solutions in manufacturing, energy, communications, entertain-ment, government, sciences, education and other fields. Its UK offices were established in 1986.
IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY, TVCGThe IEEE Computer Society is the world's largest association of computing professionals, and is the leading provider of technical information in the field. IEEE Transactions on Visualisation and Computer Graphics (TVCG), published quarterly by IEEE Computer Society, is devoted to the publication of high-quality seminal research papers disclosing theoretical, practical and exploratory advances, as well as comprehensive surveys and reviews of archival value. Its articles represent the state of the art of computer graphics and visualisation.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABSMitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. (MERL) was founded in January 1991 as a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan, one of the world's largest diversified electrical and electronic products companies. MERL's charter is to conduct problem-driven basic research in computers and their uses. MERL considers Volume Graphics as the next frontier of advanced graphics, and one of its research aims is to provide hardware acceleration to enhance the realism and interactivity of advanced visualization applications.
MANCHESTER VISUALIZATION CENTREThe Manchester Visualization Centre (MVC) provides visualisation, computer graphics, virtual reality, multimedia and image processing services to the University of Manchester and the UK academic community. Additionally MVC undertakes a diverse program of research and development funded both by industry and by a variety of agencies. Volume graphics has been an important aspect of MVC's work for many years, particularly in areas of parallel volume rendering, visualisation of medical data including 3D Ultrasound, and more recently the use of volume graphics in virtual reality applications.