Peter Wisskirchen

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Gesellschaft fur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung, Director


  • Germany


  • SIGGRAPH 1991

    Peter Wisskirchen is a director of the Institute for Applied Information Technology of the GMD (German National Research Center for Computer Science) in St Augustine, near Bonn, Germany. His research interests include computer graphics, generalized man-machine communication, and integrated office information systems. Wisskirchen is the chairman of the special interest group in Graphics Systems within the German scientific and professional computing organization, “Gesellschaft für Informatik” (GI). He also coordinates the computer graphics activities of Germany’s large-scale national research centres (AGF). Wisskirchen is one of the pioneers in the definition of the computer graphics standard GKS. He was a member of the first editorial subgroup, which produced the early specifications for GKS. Wisskirchen received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bonn in 1969.

    In his book “‘Object-Oriented Graphics – From GKS and PHIGS to object-oriented Systems” (Springer Verlag, 1990) Wisskirchen shows the potential of object-oriented system, and he builds a bridge between traditional systems and the object-oriented approach. 

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