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Vienna MorphoFest 2006, July 11-22, 2006

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The Vienna MorphoFest 2006 is organized and hosted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, and subsidized by the Austrian Ministry of Culture, Science and Education, and the Austrian Council for Science and Technology, and by EVAN: EU FP6 Marie Curie Actions, Human Resource & Mobility Activity.

What Meeting
When 2006-07-11 19:00 to
2006-08-22 22:00
Where Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Contact Name Katrin Schaefer, Fred L. Bookstein (organizers)
Contact Email
Contact Phone Phone : +43-1-4277-54701, Fax: +43-1-4277-9547
Attendees People interested in GMM from all over the world., Sorry, registration is closed !!
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Shared Central Theme: Quantitative morphology and data analysis in three dimensions

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MorphoFest Basic design
Summer School in GMM: tutorial and special topics 7/11-15
Symposium, invited lectures, 7/17 – 7/18 morning
Workshop on advanced topics, 7/18 afternoon– 7/22 evening

Principal instructors
Fred L. Bookstein, Paul O'Higgins, F. James Rohlf, Dennis E. Slice

Vienna MorphoFest 2006 (pdf)
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last update July 12, 2006

Topics of Summer School

Standard curriculum weighted to 3D data with some additional special topics such as Ecophenotypy/PLS, components of asymmetry, semilandmarks, and size shape space.

Topics of Symposium

Broader perspectives at the selection of the lecturers

Keynote address:
The Tyranny of Three Dimensions

Charles OXNARD, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, AUS

Plays well with Figures: the Present State of Morphometrics, with a Guess about the near Future
Fred L. BOOKSTEIN, DoA, Univ Vienna & Dept. of Statistics, Univ of Washington, Seattle, USA

Topometric 3D-metrology: Fundamentals of Operation, and Applications from Arts to Anthropology.
Bernd BREUCKMANN, Breuckmann GmbH, Meersburg, Germany

Morphometrics and Post-Genomic Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
Benedikt HALLGRIMSSON, Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary, Canada

Morphometrics and Class Recognition: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in the 3rd Dimension.
Norman MACLEOD, Palaeontology Dept. Natural History Museum (London), UK

Landmarks: What are they?
Paul O’HIGGINS, Functional Morphology and Evolution Group, Hull York Medical School, UK

Mathematics, Statistics and Explanations in Biology.
Hermann PROSSINGER, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

Morphometrics on Phylogenetic Trees
F. James ROHLF, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

Topics of Workshop

These are intended as hot current topics to be discussed by more than one lecturer and/or participant:
  • Semilandmarks
  • Size-shape space
  • Detection/Classification
  • New morphological distances
  • Modularity
  • Reconstruction/Missing data
  • Quadratic TPS
  • Noise models
  • Vertebrae/Sequence data
  • Theoretical morphology
  • Neural nets
  • Participant presentations
  • Software presentations (DAISY, Edgewarp, etc.)

  • Hardware presentations (e.g., optical surface scanner, etc.)