The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World

Guido Reina  Hank Childs  Krešimir Matkovic  Katja Bühler  Manuela Waldner  David Pugmire  Barbora Kozlíková  Timo Ropinski  Patric Ljung  Takayuki Itoh Eduard Gröller  Michael Krone 





Visualization has evolved into a mature scientific field and it has also become widely accepted as a standard approach in diverse fields, including physics, life sciences, and business intelligence. However, despite its successful development, there are still many open research questions that require customized implementations in order to explore and establish concepts, and to perform experiments and take measurements. Many methods and tools have been developed and published but most are stand-alone prototypes and have not reached a mature state that can be used in a reliable manner by collaborating domain scientists or a wider audience. In this study, we discuss the challenges, solutions, and open research questions that affect the development of sophisticated, relevant, and novel scientific visualization solutions with minimum overheads. We summarize and discuss the results of a recent National Institute of Informatics Shonan seminar on these topics.

Publication:

Guido Reina  Hank Childs  Krešimir Matkovic  Katja Bühler  Manuela Waldner  David Pugmire  Barbora Kozlíková  TimoRopinski  Patric Ljung  Takayuki Itoh Eduard Gröller  Michael Krone:
The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World,
Computers and Graphics
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Bibtex:

@article{REINA2020,
        author    = {Guido Reina and Hank Childs and Krešimir Matković and Katja Bühler and Manuela Waldner and David Pugmire and Barbora Kozlíková and Timo Ropinski and Patric Ljung and Takayuki Itoh and Eduard Gröller and Michael Krone},
        title     = {{The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World}},
        journal   = {{Computers \& Graphics}},
        year      = {2020}
        }