In the end, there were 76 of us from New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Israel and Canada. We had 31 paper presentations and 24 poster presentations. Invited talks were given by Andre Gagalowicz (INRIA, France), Ralf Reulke, (DLR, Germany) and John Fryer (University of Newcastle, Australia). An industrial presentation was given by ADInstruments and a virtual reality demonstration, the Watching Window, was given by the Graphics and Vision Research Laboratory from the University of Otago.
We received a lot of positive feedback about the informal and friendly atmosphere of the conference. Many of you enjoyed the fact that the oral sessions could be attended while seated in the comfortable couches of St. Margaret's College's large living room. The long tea breaks that were combined with the poster sessions also received high praise. People were having such a good time at the conference dinner at Glenfalloch Restaurant that they had to be urged to into the buses when the time came to depart.
The conference ended in the spirit of fun with a presentation of a "best effort" poster award to Chris Forne (above) and Michael Hayes of the University of Canterbury. We expect (fear?) that 3D posters will become the norm at future IVCNZ's.
We enjoyed seeing familiar IVCNZ faces, as well as meeting so many new people that we hope will return again. We'd like to thank our sponsors and everyone who helped to make IVCNZ such a great success this year.
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Last updated: September 9, 2002