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Mingle 2003 Workshop was the final workshop, which took place in Cambridge, England, during September 9-11, 2003. The proceedings book was published in September 2004.

The European Summer School "Principles of Multiresolution in Geometric Modelling", held at the Munich University of Technology, Germany, during August 22-30, 2001. The lecture notes book was published in 2002.

This is the homepage for the EU research project "Multiresolution in Geometric Modelling" (MINGLE for short). The main objectives of the project are:

  1. to train young European researchers in various aspect of multiresolution in geometric modelling, and
  2. to accelerate the research effort in this area with regard to both theoretical advances and industrial and commercial applications.
MINGLE will run from 2000 to 2003 and involves nine European research teams, representing six different countries, from universities, research centers, and industry.

The term `multiresolution' captures the concept of representing a single mathematical model in several levels of detail or accuracy. The 3D geometric models we have in mind are organized sets of point data, typically in the form of triangle meshes, such as those used to represent terrain models or free-form surfaces in computer graphics. [ Click for larger picture, 300 kB ]

Multiresolution decompositions show great potential in applications such as the fast rendering, editing and compression of 3D geometric models, their transmission over the World Wide Web, computer animation, and scientific visualization in general. Though several promising techniques are emerging in this field, the mathematical theory is not yet mature when compared, for example, with 2D image analysis. Existing commercial software systems for 3D geometric modelling have not yet realized the full mathematical potential of multiresolution methods.

EU Contract No. HPRN-CT-1999-00117

Coordinating Partner: SINTEF
Project Coordinator: Michael Floater

Prepared by: SINTEF Applied Mathematics & TECHNION, Computer Science Dept.
Last update: Nov 2, 2004 | Vitaly Surazhsky