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Published: March 1999.


Martin Goebel

GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology
Sankt Augustin
D53754 Germany

Martin Goebel is head of the research division VISUALIZATION & MEDIA SYSTEM DESIGN (VMSD) in the Institute for Media Communication of the German National Research Centre for Information Technology (GMD). He is responsible for R&D projects in high performance interactive Scientific Visualization, Virtual Studios, Simulation and Virtual Environments.

Martin Goebel was born in 1955, he studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt where he received the diploma degree in 1982. From 1982 until 1986 he was research assistant with the Interactive Graphics Systems group at the Technical University of Darmstadt. 1987 he joined the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft's Institute for Computer Graphics where he headed the Simulation & Visualization department. During this time, Goebel performed R&D projects in Scientific Visualization and Virtual Reality ad was teaching these subjects at Darmstadt University. He established and coordinated the application oriented Fraunhofer Demonstration Centres for Virtual Reality in Darmstadt and Stuttgart between from 1993 to 1995. In 1996 he joined GMD where he developed the first European CAVE-like-set-up in Bonn.

Martin Goebel received the PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 1990 from Darmstadt University. He is author and editor of several books on Graphics Standards, Visualization and Virtual Reality. He has chaired four Eurographics Workshops on Virtual Environments from 1993 to 1998, has been program co-chair of the EUROGRAPHICS 95 and 98 conference, conference Co-chair of the Virtual Enviromnments'98 conference and has been program committee member of the many Conferences in VR and visualization for several years. Martin Goebel is member of the IEEE Computer Society, the EUROGRAPHICS Association and the German Computer Society (GI). He is member of the editorial advisory board of the international Computers & Graphics journal.

Martin will demonstrate Beethoven Online