In the context of the last Ter@tec forum (June 2010), the Collaviz project organized a workshop about the New Paradigms of Scientific Visualization.
Some of the most qualified and respected speakers of the field accepted to join just in this occasion. Their presence helped Collaviz make a real success of this workshop. Indeed about a hundred people came to assist to the different presentations and the feedback was good.
Many thanks to them again on behalf of all of the Collaviz partners.
This workshop has covered many different areas of the Scientific Visualization domain:
- Standards and Norms of Scientific Visualization
o Web3D Consortium presentation by Johannes BERH (Fraunhofer IDG):
This consortium aims at creating an Open Source ISO standard for interactive 3D exchanges.
o XML3D & Ray tracing by Philipp SLUSALLEK and Kristian SONS (DFKI):
No solution exists yet for 3D visualization through the WWW. Developing such tool is the goal of their work.
o Editor’s point of view by William J. SCHROEDER (Kitware):
The 66 employees of Kitware are specialized in the Open Source Scientific Visualization field. They are known for their experience of co-processing, streaming, online visualization or collaboration.
- High Performance Visualization
o Collaborative Visualization for National Research by Guillaume COLIN DE VERDIERE (CEA):
Presentation of VisuPortal (Oxalya), a solution which enables users to book computing resources and exploit interactive graphic means to visualize their results in 3D, remotely, collaboratively and safely.
o High Performance Visualization material by Eric BRAUX (Barco):
Barco helps Research centers to address their Visualization challenges (Images wall, Immersive rooms, etc.)
- Remote Scientific Visualization
o Covise introduction by Andreas WIERSE (VISENSO):
Covise is a product distributed by VISENSO. It is the outcome of several R&D projects (presented during the workshop).
o Users’ needs by Jacques VAIRON and Fabrice DUPROS (BRGM):
The BRGM is a public organization which has important Scientific Visualization needs. It is important to understand users’ needs.
o Functional answer from the Collaviz project by Ian GRIMSTEAD (University of Cardiff) and Laurent ANNE (Distene):
The Collaviz project is developing an Open Source platform for remote collaborative visualization. Some of the developments were shown.
- Scientific Visualization as a Decision-making tool
o CSDL: an Industrial point of view by Michel RAVACHOL (Dassault Aviation)
o CSDL: Researchers ongoing works by Florian DE VUYST, Rim DJEDIDI and Anastasia BEZERIANOS (ECP Paris):
The CSDL project is coordinated by Dassault Aviation. It aims at showing the interest of Scientific Visualization for Decision-making editors and users. They need it to interpret and interact better their data with their various collaborators.