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* ''Moderators:'' Don Brutzman (Naval Postgraduate School), Dick Puk (Intelligraphics) and Leonard Daly (Daly Realism).
 
* ''Moderators:'' Don Brutzman (Naval Postgraduate School), Dick Puk (Intelligraphics) and Leonard Daly (Daly Realism).
  
'''Looking ahead.''' Common threads for all sessions are to plan cooperative work for the next year:
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'''Looking ahead.''' Common threads for all sessions are to plan cooperative work for the next year:
 
* What common work can we do together?
 
* What common work can we do together?
 
* What is our timetable of goals?
 
* What is our timetable of goals?
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Additional topics are welcome in each session, but please be brief since we are pushing hard to accomplish lots in a short period of time!
 
Additional topics are welcome in each session, but please be brief since we are pushing hard to accomplish lots in a short period of time!
  
This page actively records notes that elaborate on the agenda topics. We are collaboratively adding key points.
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This page actively records notes that elaborate on the agenda topics. We are collaboratively adding key points.
  
 
== X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE) Geometric-Compression Algorithm Candidates ==
 
== X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE) Geometric-Compression Algorithm Candidates ==
  
Scheduled time: 0900-1030. Goal outcomes:
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Scheduled time: 0900-1030. Goal outcomes:
  
 
=== Review and improve all published plans & milestones ===
 
=== Review and improve all published plans & milestones ===
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==== Fast Infoset (FI) ====  
 
==== Fast Infoset (FI) ====  
  
Fast Infoset was completed a few years before EXI. It compared favorably to 40 other forms of compression as part of the XML Binary Compression (XBC) effort leading up to EXI. Nevertheless FI is less efficient than EXI.
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Fast Infoset was completed a few years before EXI. It compared favorably to 40 other forms of compression as part of the XML Binary Compression (XBC) effort leading up to EXI. Nevertheless FI is less efficient than EXI.
  
FI is used in the [http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/X3D_Binary.html X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE)]. EXI can directly replace it in the  
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FI is used in the [http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/X3D_Binary.html X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE)]. EXI can directly replace it in the  
 
[http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/concepts.html#X3DCompressionDataFlow compression] and
 
[http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/concepts.html#X3DCompressionDataFlow compression] and
 
[http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/concepts.html#X3DDecompressionDataFlow decompression] algorithms.
 
[http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19776-3/V3.3/Part03/concepts.html#X3DDecompressionDataFlow decompression] algorithms.
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==== Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) ====  
 
==== Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) ====  
  
"Efficiency" means both size and speed. EXI has demonstrated compaction that always meets or beats the most commonly used compression techniques (zip and gzip). Additionally, because EXI decompression goes straight into memory rather than string characters, which then require significant additional parsing, decoding EXI is many times faster than other techniques. This approach also reduces memory requirements and power consumption on small devices. Alternative bit-centric compression schemes cannot take full advantage of those characteristics.
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"Efficiency" means both size and speed. EXI has demonstrated compaction that always meets or beats the most commonly used compression techniques (zip and gzip). Additionally, because EXI decompression goes straight into memory rather than string characters, which then require significant additional parsing, decoding EXI is many times faster than other techniques. This approach also reduces memory requirements and power consumption on small devices. Alternative bit-centric compression schemes cannot take full advantage of those characteristics.
  
 
The [http://www.w3.org/ World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)] supervises these open standardization efforts with contributions by many companies, universities, agencies and individuals to continually improve these capabilities.
 
The [http://www.w3.org/ World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)] supervises these open standardization efforts with contributions by many companies, universities, agencies and individuals to continually improve these capabilities.
  
NPS student-driven research continues to provide significant explorations of XML-based compression and decompression techniques. Many opportunities are emerging.
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NPS student-driven research continues to provide significant explorations of XML-based compression and decompression techniques. Many opportunities are emerging.
  
* Snyder, Sheldon L., [http://calhoun.nps.edu/public/handle/10945/5422 Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Compression and Performance Benefits: Development, Implementation and Evaluation], Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, March 2010. Also available: [https://wiki.nps.edu/download/attachments/325451808/SnyderExiCompressedXmlThesisPoster.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1400817356000&api=v2 poster].
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* Snyder, Sheldon L., [http://calhoun.nps.edu/public/handle/10945/5422 Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Compression and Performance Benefits: Development, Implementation and Evaluation], Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, March 2010. Also available: [https://wiki.nps.edu/download/attachments/325451808/SnyderExiCompressedXmlThesisPoster.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1400817356000&api=v2 poster].
  
 
* Williams, Jeffrey Scott, [http://calhoun.nps.edu/public/handle/10945/4610 Document-based Message-centric Security using XML Authentication and Encryption for Coalition and Interagency Operations], Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, September 2009.
 
* Williams, Jeffrey Scott, [http://calhoun.nps.edu/public/handle/10945/4610 Document-based Message-centric Security using XML Authentication and Encryption for Coalition and Interagency Operations], Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, September 2009.
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Currently NPS participates in EXI working-group activities as liaison member for Web3D Consortium work.
 
Currently NPS participates in EXI working-group activities as liaison member for Web3D Consortium work.
  
==== OpenEXI Open-Source Java Implementation ====  
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==== OpenEXI Open-Source Java Implementation ====  
  
We support open Web standards and actively contribute to the OpenEXI project.
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We support open Web standards and actively contribute to the OpenEXI project.  
  
 
* [http://openexi.sourceforge.net/ OpenEXI open-source codebase] and [http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenExiProposal OpenEXI Apache Incubator proposal]
 
* [http://openexi.sourceforge.net/ OpenEXI open-source codebase] and [http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenExiProposal OpenEXI Apache Incubator proposal]
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== X3D 3.4 Evolution ==
 
== X3D 3.4 Evolution ==
  
Scheduled time: 1030-1200. Goal outcomes:
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Scheduled time: 1030-1200. Goal outcomes:
  
 
=== Review all planned technology additions ===
 
=== Review all planned technology additions ===
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* Technical quicklook
 
* Technical quicklook
** '''[http://www.json.org JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)]''': as an X3D encoding
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** '''[http://www.json.org JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)]''': as an X3D encoding
 
** [http://web3d.org/pipermail/x3d-public_web3d.org/2014-July/thread.html#2854 assessment email thread]
 
** [http://web3d.org/pipermail/x3d-public_web3d.org/2014-July/thread.html#2854 assessment email thread]
 
** NPS will perform a detailed experimental comparison of ''data.json.gz'' to ''data.xml.exi'' examples
 
** NPS will perform a detailed experimental comparison of ''data.json.gz'' to ''data.xml.exi'' examples
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== Lunch discussions ==
 
== Lunch discussions ==
  
Scheduled time: 1200-1300. Participants will order lunch in the morning, sandwiches to be delivered to a good spot near the meeting room.
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Scheduled time: 1200-1300. Participants will order lunch in the morning, sandwiches to be delivered to a good spot near the meeting room.
  
 
== X3D 4.0 / X3DOM / HTML5 Revolution ==
 
== X3D 4.0 / X3DOM / HTML5 Revolution ==
  
Scheduled time: 1300-1500. Goal outcomes:
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Scheduled time: 1300-1500. Goal outcomes:
  
 
=== Review and improve all published plans & milestones ===
 
=== Review and improve all published plans & milestones ===
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=== Evolution/convergence strategy for X3D 4.0, X3DOM, HTML5 ===
 
=== Evolution/convergence strategy for X3D 4.0, X3DOM, HTML5 ===
  
Lots of great progress! What's next? Discussion.
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Lots of great progress! What's next? Discussion.
  
 
=== Mixed Augmented Reality (MAR) Reference Model ===
 
=== Mixed Augmented Reality (MAR) Reference Model ===
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* Demonstration: [http://www.web3d.org/example/cad-scene-graph-viewer CAD Scene Graph and Part Viewing] (including [http://examples.x3dom.org/cadViewer/slimViewerEngine/index.html direct link])
 
* Demonstration: [http://www.web3d.org/example/cad-scene-graph-viewer CAD Scene Graph and Part Viewing] (including [http://examples.x3dom.org/cadViewer/slimViewerEngine/index.html direct link])
  
* Our game plan today: key points, demo, talk! repeat for each topic.
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* Our game plan today: key points, demo, talk! repeat for each topic.
  
 
=== Progress and planned work ===
 
=== Progress and planned work ===
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* Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF)
 
* Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF)
** [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Additive_Manufacturing_File_Format Wikipedia description] is quite short! That's good.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Additive_Manufacturing_File_Format Wikipedia description] is quite short! That's good.
 
** Key asset: [http://web3d.org/mailman/private/cad_web3d.org/2013-December/000352.html AMF assessment meeting minutes] which concluded that this work is do-able
 
** Key asset: [http://web3d.org/mailman/private/cad_web3d.org/2013-December/000352.html AMF assessment meeting minutes] which concluded that this work is do-able
 
** How shall we best perform this work to map transformations between the two standards?
 
** How shall we best perform this work to map transformations between the two standards?
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** Lots of shared imperatives for metadata modeling within X3D scenes
 
** Lots of shared imperatives for metadata modeling within X3D scenes
  
Parting thoughts: wow! lots of great work await us for the coming year.
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Parting thoughts: wow! lots of great work await us for the coming year.

Revision as of 07:39, 14 December 2015

The Web3D 2014 Conference program schedule includes multiple X3D Workshops on Future Graphics Standards.

  • Moderators: Don Brutzman (Naval Postgraduate School), Dick Puk (Intelligraphics) and Leonard Daly (Daly Realism).

Looking ahead. Common threads for all sessions are to plan cooperative work for the next year:

  • What common work can we do together?
  • What is our timetable of goals?
  • Who else should we be talking to?
  • What new features are needed?

Additional topics are welcome in each session, but please be brief since we are pushing hard to accomplish lots in a short period of time!

This page actively records notes that elaborate on the agenda topics. We are collaboratively adding key points.

X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE) Geometric-Compression Algorithm Candidates

Scheduled time: 0900-1030. Goal outcomes:

Review and improve all published plans & milestones

Review Fraunhofer geometric-compression approach in detail, compare to all of the established X3D metrics

  • Demos, proposals

Summary of Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) data compression and XML Security to replace Fast Infoset (FI) in existing X3D CBE Specification

Fast Infoset (FI)

Fast Infoset was completed a few years before EXI. It compared favorably to 40 other forms of compression as part of the XML Binary Compression (XBC) effort leading up to EXI. Nevertheless FI is less efficient than EXI.

FI is used in the X3D Compressed Binary Encoding (CBE). EXI can directly replace it in the compression and decompression algorithms.

Efficient XML Interchange (EXI)

"Efficiency" means both size and speed. EXI has demonstrated compaction that always meets or beats the most commonly used compression techniques (zip and gzip). Additionally, because EXI decompression goes straight into memory rather than string characters, which then require significant additional parsing, decoding EXI is many times faster than other techniques. This approach also reduces memory requirements and power consumption on small devices. Alternative bit-centric compression schemes cannot take full advantage of those characteristics.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) supervises these open standardization efforts with contributions by many companies, universities, agencies and individuals to continually improve these capabilities.

NPS student-driven research continues to provide significant explorations of XML-based compression and decompression techniques. Many opportunities are emerging.

Currently NPS participates in EXI working-group activities as liaison member for Web3D Consortium work.

OpenEXI Open-Source Java Implementation

We support open Web standards and actively contribute to the OpenEXI project.

Shall we have a public mesh “contest” or “bakeoff” to confirm that proposed approaches are ready for prime time?

  • Discussion please.

Decide on readiness to proceed with next milestones

  • Multiple tasks await, and sequencing among X3D 3.4, X3D 4.0 and MAR appears to be necessary.
  • Each of these areas appear to be pursuable in tandem without interference.
  • What work is proceeding?
  • Discussion please.
    • Will the security and digital signing use cases be stronger drivers than compression for people to adopt EXI?

X3D 3.4 Evolution

Scheduled time: 1030-1200. Goal outcomes:

Review all planned technology additions

Determine technology and specification contributors, responsible working groups

Working groups and individual contributions are currently defining future goals and requirements.

Please see Making 3D work for you: Web3D Consortium at Siggraph 2014 for details on working-group Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions.

X3D JSON

  • Streaming considerations?
  • Where to define an X3D JSON encoding in X3D Specifications

Achieving two independent implementations and X3D scene conformance tests

  • Discussion please

Next steps and 2014 timeline

  • Discussion please

Lunch discussions

Scheduled time: 1200-1300. Participants will order lunch in the morning, sandwiches to be delivered to a good spot near the meeting room.

X3D 4.0 / X3DOM / HTML5 Revolution

Scheduled time: 1300-1500. Goal outcomes:

Review and improve all published plans & milestones

  • Major technology under consideration: HTML5/Declarative 3D/X3DOM
  • Major technology under consideration: Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR) Continuum (formerly ARC)
  • Confirm status of technology components, if appropriate shift some to v3.4 list

Evolution/convergence strategy for X3D 4.0, X3DOM, HTML5

Lots of great progress! What's next? Discussion.

Mixed Augmented Reality (MAR) Reference Model

Status and plans quicklook.

  • ISO SC24/SC29 MAR Joint Ad Hoc Group (JAHG), Gerry Kim and Marius Preda
  • X3D MAR implementation exemplar efforts, Gun Lee and Timo Engelke
  • Flag any potential conflicts

Decide on next steps and milestones for 2014

  • Preview: ISO/IEC JTC1 SC24 meeting agenda, 18-22 August 2014, Seattle Washington
  • The meeting was totally productive! A detailed report was sent to Web3D Board of Directors (BoD).

BIM/AEC/AM/CAD Initiatives Workshop

X3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Working Group (also wiki)

  • Agenda review and welcome discussion
  • Our game plan today: key points, demo, talk! repeat for each topic.

Progress and planned work

Recent activities and developments

  • Summary of accomplishments for past year
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    • BimServer additions by Dave Arendash
    • Hyo is working on an X3D mapping for BIM that follows the successful architectural approach we used for CAD
  • Additive Manufacturing File Format (AMF)
  • Cultural Heritage
    • Workshop, keynote, other activity coming up
    • Lots of shared imperatives for metadata modeling within X3D scenes

Parting thoughts: wow! lots of great work await us for the coming year.