IEEE Visualization Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization for Science and Medicine

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Abstract

This tutorial presents recent research and developments from academia in illustrative visualization focusing on its use for medical/science subjects. Lectures are organized within a comprehensive illustration framework, focusing on three main components:

• Traditional and computerized illustration techniques and principles for technical and scientific subjects

• Evaluation and practical use

• Viewing & rendering

Presentation of topics is balanced between descriptions of traditional methods and practices, practical implementation motivated approaches and evaluation, and detailed descriptions and analysis of illustrative techniques and algorithms. We begin in the morning with a lecture presenting an overview of traditional illustration for technical, scientific, and medical subjects. This is followed by a description of the main components in an illustrative visualization pipeline for developing systems to assist technical and scientific illustrators. The tutorial progresses with an overview of the techniques used in illustration as well as approaches to evaluate their use and effectiveness. The morning concludes with the start of the “viewing and rendering” section. The three lectures in this section describe the latest approaches in computerized illustration algorithms for scientific and medical data for both surface and volumetric data, covering techniques from silhouette enhancement to stippling, to cut-away viewing, labeling, and focus+context rendering. Each of the lectures also discusses practical issues in making these techniques interactive and their use for different application domains. The tutorial includes a trained medical illustrator discussing the principles/caveats/issues in using illustration techniques in real-world medical applications. This lecture will also describe an evaluation, from an illustrator’s point of view, of the use and quality of the techniques presented throughout the day. The tutorial concludes with discussion on specific medical case studies where illustrative visualization has been effectively applied.

IEEE Visualization 2006 Tutorial Page: http://vis.computer.org/vis2006/session/tutorials.html#t3

See also previous tutorials on Illustrative Visualization:

Eurographics 2006 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization for Science and Medicine http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-eg-2006/

SIGGRAPH 2006 Course on Illustrative Visualization for Science and Medicine http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-siggraph-2006/

IEEE Visualization 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/Viola-vistutillustrativevis/

Eurographics 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/eg-tut2005-iv/

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@misc{tut-vis-2006,
  title =      "IEEE Visualization Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization
               for Science and Medicine",
  author =     "Ivan Viola and Mario Costa Sousa and David Ebert and Bill
               Andrews and Bruce Gooch and Stefan Bruckner and Bernhard
               Preim and Don Stredney and Nikolai Svakhine and Christian
               Tietjen",
  year =       "2006",
  abstract =   "This tutorial presents recent research and developments from
               academia in illustrative visualization focusing on its use
               for medical/science subjects. Lectures are organized within
               a comprehensive illustration framework, focusing on three
               main components:  • Traditional and computerized
               illustration techniques and principles for technical and
               scientific subjects  • Evaluation and practical use  •
               Viewing & rendering  Presentation of topics is balanced
               between descriptions of traditional methods and practices,
               practical implementation motivated approaches and
               evaluation, and detailed descriptions and analysis of
               illustrative techniques and algorithms. We begin in the
               morning with a lecture presenting an overview of traditional
               illustration for technical, scientific, and medical
               subjects. This is followed by a description of the main
               components in an illustrative visualization pipeline for
               developing systems to assist technical and scientific
               illustrators. The tutorial progresses with an overview of
               the techniques used in illustration as well as approaches to
               evaluate their use and effectiveness. The morning concludes
               with the start of the “viewing and rendering” section.
               The three lectures in this section describe the latest
               approaches in computerized illustration algorithms for
               scientific and medical data for both surface and volumetric
               data, covering techniques from silhouette enhancement to
               stippling, to cut-away viewing, labeling, and focus+context
               rendering. Each of the lectures also discusses practical
               issues in making these techniques interactive and their use
               for different application domains. The tutorial includes a
               trained medical illustrator discussing the
               principles/caveats/issues in using illustration techniques
               in real-world medical applications. This lecture will also
               describe an evaluation, from an illustrator’s point of
               view, of the use and quality of the techniques presented
               throughout the day. The tutorial concludes with discussion
               on specific medical case studies where illustrative
               visualization has been effectively applied.  IEEE
               Visualization 2006 Tutorial Page:
               http://vis.computer.org/vis2006/session/tutorials.html#t3 
               See also previous tutorials on Illustrative Visualization: 
               Eurographics 2006 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization for
               Science and Medicine
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-eg-2006/
                SIGGRAPH 2006 Course on Illustrative Visualization for
               Science and Medicine
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-siggraph-2006/
                IEEE Visualization 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative
               Visualization
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/Viola-vistutillustrativevis/
                Eurographics 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/eg-tut2005-iv/
               ",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2006/tut-vis-2006/",
}