The moving target of visualization software for an increasingly complex world

Guido Reina, Hank Childs, Kresimir Matkovic, Katja Bühler, Manuela Waldner, David Pugmire, Barbora Kozlikova, Timo Ropinski, Patric Ljung, Takayuki Itoh, Meister Eduard Gröller, Michael Krone
The moving target of visualization software for an increasingly complex world
Computers & Graphics, 87:12-29, April 2020. [paper]

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  • Publication Type: Journal Paper (without talk)
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s):
  • Date: April 2020
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2020.01.005
  • Journal: Computers & Graphics
  • Pages (from): 12
  • Pages (to): 29
  • Volume: 87
  • Keywords: Software engineering, Visualization, Visualization community, Visualization research, Visualization software

Abstract

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.

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@article{reina-2020-mtv,
  title =      "The moving target of visualization software for an
               increasingly complex world",
  author =     "Guido Reina and Hank Childs and Kresimir Matkovic and Katja
               B\"{u}hler and Manuela Waldner and David Pugmire and Barbora
               Kozlikova and Timo Ropinski and Patric Ljung and Takayuki
               Itoh and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller and Michael Krone",
  year =       "2020",
  abstract =   "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.",
  month =      apr,
  doi =        "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2020.01.005",
  journal =    "Computers & Graphics",
  volume =     "87",
  pages =      "12--29",
  keywords =   "Software engineering, Visualization, Visualization
               community, Visualization research, Visualization software",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2020/reina-2020-mtv/",
}