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Modelling, Interpretation and Alternate Representations:
Visualization technology, Heritage Buildings & Coastal Threats

Event 1

Heritage Visualizations & Technologies,
Bangor University,
February 19-20 2009

WISCA seminar room, Bangor University (Day 1)
Technium CAST, Bangor, Parc Menai (Day 2)

Two day workshop at Bangor University (WISCA) looking at modelling and visualization in Heritage Sciences and site visit to National Trust’s archaeological site (Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd).


  1. Programme
  2. Travel Directions
  3. Registration


A. Programme

Day 1. Visualization & Modelling

Venue: Bangor University, WISCA

10.30am coffee

11.          Introduction to the concept & Challenge/outcomes & people (Jonathan Roberts, Ray Karl, Bangor University)

11.15      Introduction to the sites: Dinas Dinlle (John Latham, National Trust)

11.30      High-fidelity rendering (The Digital Laboratory, WMG, Warwick University)

12.20         Presentation 2. Urban Modelling Historic Sites (Andy Day, University of East Anglia)

1pm        lunch

2pm        Presentation 3. The People's collection, (Tom Pert
Swyddog Mapio / Mapping Officer; Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

2.40        Presentation 4. Geophysics and its visualization. (Klaus Löcker) Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), Vienna, Austria.

3.20        tea/coffee

4pm        Presentation 5. Uncertainty visualization (Ken Brodlie, University of Leeds)

4.40pm Discussion preparation

5.10pm  close

free time, check-in to hotel

6pm       a working drink, at The Management Centre

7pm       dinner, at The Management Centre, Bangor University


Day 2. Discussion & Site Visit

Venue: Technium CAST, Bangor, Parc Menai, Bangor, Wales LL57 4HJ  in the Visualization Suite

9.00 am coach leaves from Management Centre Car park for CAST.

9.30am  The plan… towards a rich-media demo    Discussion & Breakout Part 1.

What computational environment is suitable for alternate scenario visualization? What functionality is required to visualize and interact with alternates? What interaction capability is required (e.g. to allow comparison or query visualizations and details).

11am     coffee

11.30      Discussion and Breakout Part 2.

An installation? What equipment is optimum – the use of tactile interfaces, or handheld devices such as using haptic devices, e.g. Omni, Novint Falcon or games controllers such as the Wii?

12pm     Plenary & bring together

12.30         lunch

1.30pm  move to site

2pm   Site visit & meet with NT.. (Ray Karl & John Latham)

3.30pm  close

B. Travel

See attached map for more details.

Travelling to Bangor by car

In most cases, the fastest route to Bangor is the A55 expressway along the North Wales coast. If you are travelling from the South/West of England from the M6, follow the M54 signs towards Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester to the A55 to Bangor. If you are travelling from the North, you need to take the M56 and then the A55 to Bangor.

From West Wales, you should follow the A487 to Aberystwyth, and then via Dolgellau, Porthmadog and Caernarfon to Bangor. From South Wales the best route is via Hereford, Leominster and Shrewsbury, then follow Wrexham and Chester signs to the A55 to Bangor.

On leaving the A55 (Jct. 11) at the first turn-off signposted Bangor, follow the signs for the University.
This will bring you into the city along Beach Road and Garth Road as shown on the enclosed map. The main University buildings are situated on College Road.
At the A487/A4087 roundabout, instead of taking the A4087 towards Bangor, please take the exit signposted ‘Conwy / Holyhead'.

At the next three roundabouts follow the signs for Bangor. The main University buildings are situated on College Road. Please see map.
From the train station
Exit the station and turn left to go up the hill. Continue across a mini roundabout and past Morrisons (on the right). When you get to the second pedestrian crossing, cross over where there is a café and a pub called the Belle Vue. Go down the street named College Road, keep going until you get to the Main University building on your right.
WISCA seminar room
The main University buildings are situated on the right hand side of College Road when approached from Holyhead Road (on the left if you are coming from Garth / Upper Garth Road). The WISCA offices are on the mezzanine floor of the Main Arts Building, please enter the university via the main entrance and turn left. At the end of the corridor take a right down the stairs one floor. Go through the door to the right signposted ‘Drama Rehearsal Room’. Proceed to the end of this corridor and turn left. Go straight ahead and our entrance is at the end of the corridor. If you are unsure of where to go, the porters in the reception will direct you.

Technium CAST, Bangor

A coach will take guests from Bangor to Technium CAST, and also onto the site visit. However if you wish to make your own way there (on day 2) then here are some details:

Please see attached map for directions.

Technium CAST Ffordd Penlan, Parc Menai Business Park, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4HJ
Tel: 01248 675 000
Fax: 01248 675 012

By Rail. From Bangor Station. Take a taxi from outside the station to our office. Journey time approx. 10 minutes.

By Car. Leave the A55 at junction 9 (signposted Bangor, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hospital A&E). Then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ffordd Y Parc. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing onto Ffordd Y Parc. Then take the 3rd left onto Ffordd Penlan and the Technium CAST building is approximately 400metres on the left.


C. Registration

Please use the booking form.

Please send the filled in form back to Stephanie Dolben no later than the 13th February 2009 either by email or by post to WISCA, Bangor University, Mezzanine Floor, Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG

The fee to attend this event is £45. This covers all refreshments, lunches including the evening meal on the 19th February.

Please refer to the booking form for information on local accommodation in Bangor which you will need to book yourself if required.