© 2017 by Luleå University of Technology


1 - 2  OCTOBER  2019




The organizing committee, part of the Visual3D network of infrastructure, extends the warmest invitation to you to join us at Uppsala University, Sweden, for the first conference on visualization of 3D/4D geomodels in geosciences, exploration and mining, 1–2 October, 2019.


With regards to interpretation of data and understanding of deep geological structures and bodies at different scales, modelling tools and experience are vital for geosciences, exploration and mining. Geomodelling provides a platform for integration of different types of data, including new kinds of information (e.g., new improved measuring methods). However, the optimization and application of visualization technology, such as high resolution cubes, VR walls, VR goggle solutions, high resolution photogrammetry, UAVs, lidar-scanners etc., still requires a common dialogue within the geoscientific community.


The Visual3D conference 2019 will be an opportunity for communication of recent and ongoing advances in visualization of 3D/4D content in geosciences, exploration and mining. A special focus will be the linking of research, education and industry, as well as the integration of multi-disciplinary data and their visualization in three and four dimensions. The conference format will consist of regular plenary sessions of oral contributions (including keynotes), as well as a poster and demonstration session.


Please find more information on registration, abstract submission, important deadlines etc. in the sections below.


We are looking forward to welcome you in Uppsala!

The organizing committee

  • Tobias C. Kampmann, Luleå University of Technology

  • Ayse Kaslilar, Uppsala University

  • Monika Ivandic, Uppsala University

  • Florian Wellmann, RWTH Aachen University

  • Simon Virgo, RWTH Aachen University

  • Florian Lowicki, DMT GmbH & Co. KG

  • Veiko Karu, Tallinn University of Technology




Virtual and augmented reality (VAR) visualization of 3D/4D content will be an essential tool for education in the near future, in an academic context, as well as for policy makers, school children and the wider society. The appealing and immersive nature of these visualization technologies open up possibilities to bring geoscientific content from the field into the classroom, and thereby attract new talent. This session focuses on recent and ongoing projects and initiatives to develop VAR in geosciences for education purposes. We also welcome contributions about similar projects and initiatives in the mining and wider raw materials sector.


Tobias Kampmann (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)


Keynote speaker: 

James Tibbett (SeePilot Pty Ltd., Australia)

Outreach & communication

This session focuses on different possibilities of communicating and presenting geomodels. This includes scientific and popular science communication, wider society learning, industrial outreach, web-based services and visualization tools such as virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. We encourage submissions showing cases of communication and presentation of geomodels that illustrate the wide possibilities provided by modern technologies.


Tobias Bauer (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)


Keynote speaker:

David Hodgetts (University of Manchester, UK)

Applications and case studies

This session focuses on how 3D-visualization and modelling tools may be applied for the purposes of scientific research and industrial and societal usage. We specifically encourage submissions highlighting innovative and cross-disciplinary use of modelling / visualization tools and software packages. We also welcome presentations arising from real-life case-studies illustrating the potential of digital 3D-modelling and visualization in answering the studied problems and improving the applicability of the geoscientific research. The presentations are not tied to any specific geological environment but should optimally cover a wide spectrum of application areas.  


Pietari Skyttä (University of Turku, Finland)

Jana Rechner (DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)


Keynote speaker:

Jussi Mattila (GTK - Geological Survey of Finland)

Research and development

The main strength of 3D geological modeling is to bring different kinds of data and knowledge into consistency in a quantitative framework. This integration work leads to multi- and/or trans-disciplinary models. This session will focus on current bottlenecks for such an integration and latest developments in the efficient production and visualisation of realistic 3D geological models: geological modeling approaches, either based on traditional or new methods, combination of different kinds of models (e.g. joint modeling of geology and BIM, joint interpretation of large point clouds and regional scale models, joint inversions), automatic extraction of structural features and knowledge from heterogeneous data, quantification and visualization of uncertainty. We strongly encourage contributions from related research fields such as procedural modeling and computer graphics, machine learning and AI field, enabling cross-fertilization with traditional geological modeling approaches.


Simon Lopez (BRGM - Geological Survey of France)

Florian Wellmann (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Keynote speaker:

Julie Digne (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France)

Software and implementation

Advancements in computer graphics and modelling are rapidly changing the way we visualize and interact with 3D geological models.
This session aims to explore new algorithms and tools and their application in geoscience. This includes on the one hand, rendering—e.g. VR/AR, GIS systems, Lidar scanner, HPC visualization—and on the other hand, different mathematical formulations to better represent the subsurface—e.g. implicit/explicit interpolations,  Bézier surfaces or kinematic approaches. The session will aim the attention particularly on implementations of the mentioned methods with special interest in open-source libraries. 


Miguel de la Varga (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Simon Virgo (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)


Keynote speaker:

Matthew Jackson (Imperial College London, UK)

Poster and interactive content

In the joint poster and interactive content session we welcome contributions to all thematic session and to the general subject of 3D visualization in geosciences. 
In addition to the classical posters, we provide space for alternative forms of analogue and digital presentation, and a collection of AR and VR devices will be available for demonstrations.
Especially student groups and start-ups are invited to share their projects and demonstrate technology.
At the beginning of each oral session, there will be the possibility to tease related poster and interactive contributions to the audience in a 1 minute lightning talk.


Ayse Kaslilar (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Alba Gil de la Iglesia (Uppsala University, Sweden)



Hambergsalen, Geocentrum

Villavägen 16, SE 752 36

Uppsala, Sweden

For information on travel, accommodation and the city of Uppsala, please click here.


City Tour - 1 October 2019

The city tour of Uppsala will include the botanical garden, the city castle, the old town and many other sights. The tour starts at 18.00 in front of the conference venue (Geocentrum, Uppsala University) and ends at 19.30 in the city centre, with only a short walk to the conference dinner venue.


1. Only participants who booked the tour in the online registration are allowed to participate.

2. The city tour registration will close on 23 september 2019.

Conference Dinner - 1 October 2019

The conference dinner will take place at 20.00 in the historical building of Norrlands Nation in Uppsala city centre (Västra Ågatan 14). A three-course meal will be served, including welcome drink, beer and wine.


1. Only participants who booked the dinner in the online registration are allowed to participate.

2. The dinner registration will close on 23 september 2019.



Please use the Word template provided to construct your conference abstract in the correct format. The maximum length of an abstract is one page, including title, authors, affiliations, main text and figures.


Please submit your abstract using the link below.

Deadline for abstract submission:

Extended until 30 June 2019


Registration is open. We recommend that you read the information about registration and cancellation conditions before starting the registration.

All fees are including 25% VAT (Please see information on VAT rules in the text below)

until 1 September 2019

from 2 September 2019

2500 SEK (~250 €)

2000 SEK (~200 €)

Registration fee

500 SEK (~50 €)

750 SEK (~75 €)

Registration fee student

500 SEK (~50 €)

Conference dinner*

500 SEK (~50 €)

125 SEK (~13 €)

City tour*

125 SEK (~13 €)

* Dinner and city tour only bookable until 23 September 2019

Registration fee

The registration fee includes full conference entrance with participation at all lectures, lunch and coffee according to conference program.
The early bird fees are available until Sunday 2 September 2019.


Payment must be made in advance of the conference by credit card or invoice. Please note that we accept the following credit cards: VISA and Master Card. We will not accept any bank charge deductions.

You will choose your payment option in the registration form.

According to Swedish legislation, 25% VAT will be added according to the regulations stated below.

VAT regulations

VAT will be added to the registration fee according to Swedish VAT rules below.

Swedish delegates

  • If your invoice is to be paid by a Swedish public authority (such as a university): No VAT 

  • If your invoice is to be paid by a company/organization that is not a Swedish public authority: 25% VAT will be added to your registration fee

Delegates from outside of Sweden

  • If your invoice is to be paid by a company/organization within EU that has a VAT number: No VAT

  • If your invoice is to be paid by a company/organization within EU that does not have a VAT number: 25% VAT will be added to your registration fee, but you may be entitled to have the VAT refunded by the authorities in your country.

  • If your invoice is to be paid by a company/organization outside of EU: 25% VAT will be added to your registration fee

Please note that 25% VAT will be automatically added to your registration fee if you pay with credit card.

Cancellation of registration

Cancellation of registration will be accepted until Sunday 1 September, 2019, up to which date the total amount will be refunded except for a cancellation fee of SEK 750(+VAT).

We accept no refunds or reductions of fees for cancellations made from Monday 2 September, 2019, nor for no-shows for any reasons.

Change of name

Should you be unable to attend, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place for an administrative fee of 250 SEK.


Supported by:

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Uppsala Universitet


Do you have any questions about

registration, travel, hotel and other organizational issues?

Please contact visual3d2019@akademikonferens.se


Do you have any questions about the conference, scientific content, sessions and abstract submission? Send us an email at conference2019@visual3d.info or fill in the contact form below.