TMR Network of Excellence
Minutes of Management Meeting
Glasgow 22nd April 1999
Dept of Computing Science,
University of GLASGOW G12 8QQ
Present: Prof Philip Willis, Frédéric Labrosse, Max Froumentin (Bath U), John Patterson, Jean-Christophe Nebel, Sylvain Brugnot (Glasgow U), Prof Frank Van Reeth (Limburgs UT), Johan Claes (U Balears), Prof Gérard Hegron (E de M Nantes), François Faure, Christian Faisstnauer (TU Vienna), Amaury Aubel (EPFL), Sumedha Kshirsagar (U Geneva)
Apologies: Jean-Dominique Gascuel (U J-F Grenoble), Jean-Daniel Fekete (E de M Nantes)
(SoftImage is now owned by Avid)
||One meeting only so far||Amaury Aubel|
||No meeting||Gérard Hegron (for Jean-Daniel Fekete)|
||Facial Interaction - No meeting. This WP should link with WP 5, also Glasgow work on facial modelling and (just starting) animation||Samedha Kshirsagar (Geneva)
Siemens were coordinators here (needs resolving)
||Dynamic Simulation - Meeting 8-4-99 J-D Gascuel, F Faure, C Faisstnauer in Grenoble. Josh Hale (PhD Student Glasgow) and J-C Nebel would like to attend in future||François Faure|
||WP needs to change to 2D animation. PAVRML
server subsumes this WP so deliverable has been completed.
'WP redundant because of the good work of WP 5'
-rest falls to WP 8
|F Van Reeth|
||meeting to happen April 23rd (separate minutes) Need to establish collaboration between M Froumentin (Bath) and F Van Reeth (LUC)||J Patterson|
4.7 Research Appointements:
|Ecole des Mines, Nantes||0|
4.8 Associated Countries
6.1.1 Capture Technologies
AA asked about deliverables. Ambiguous D11 deadline. Choose end Year 4.
Query: are demos required at the end (for final review)? Commission only requires reporting of progress and deliverables. It is a matter of courtesy to provide a demo to the commission when appropriate, e.g. during a review at which they are present/are invited. May be policy to invite commission to attend reviews when deliverables fall due.
Query: what is a deliverable? Here it is a record that the work has been done, e.g. a report. AA: Tom Molet (EPFL) delivered D5 (handed in a report) some time ago but no feedback. Format of report is on commission guidelines. In regard to software as part of deliverable, partners should be able to use it.
6.2 Preparation for next Meeting (autumn 1999)
This will be for preparation for next annual report due November 1, 1999.
Question about Bath and 3D models: Glasgow has already provided 3D models for
Vienna review, has capability to produce more and has just learned that new
capability for whole-body scanning is to be funded (this is confidential until
|Who||From||To||How long||From when|
|François Faure||TU Vienna||U J-F Grenoble||6 weeks||19-4-99|
|Jean-Dominique Gascuel||U J-F Grenoble||TU Vienna||1.5 weeks||9-4-99|
|Johan Claes||U Ilas Balears||Limburgs UC||8 weeks||several dates|
8. Replacement for Siemens
Several candidate companies suggested:
||F. Van Reeth||
||Founded 1990. Spin-off from LUC. 2D animation systems and networked VR|
|Company B||Germany||large||J. Patterson/ J Blat||
||Founded 1996. 700 MEuros initial capitalisation. Are they still interested?|
||Ex U J-F Grenoble. Lipsynch system. Real-time interaction with capture hardware.|
|Imagination Computer Services GesmbH||Austria||small||
||Spin-off from Inst. Comp. Graph. Tu Vienna. Co-funded by Institute and private investors. 3D VR and interactive animation. 'Virtual Mirror', Interactive visualisation of technological systems.|
||3D cloning of faces and animation of these. N M-T is co-founder.|
contact person in company
nature of association with PAVR academic partners
scale of visits the company will accept
charge to PAVR for a person month
number of person-months sought
10.2 Funding Variation
WP (Vienna) asked if funding can be shifted from sites which can't attract
people to sites which can. Answer: don't want to do this at this stage.