Computer Visualization – Concepts and Challenges

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NII Shonan Meeting Seminar 046

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Computer visualization is a very active research area of computer science due to its usefulness proven in diversified applications. IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) has served as the sponsor for three major international forums on computer visualization, emphasizing Scientific Visualization (SciVis) and Information Visualization (InfoVis) and more recently including Visual Analytics. The Visualization Conference, held annually in the US, started in 1990, and has continued to grow in its attendance and technical program. In Europe, co-sponsored by Eurographics, the Visualization Symposium, EuroVis, is being held annually since 1999, and still continues its rapid growth. In the Asia-Pacific region, the Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis, had its debut in Kyoto in 2008, and is held annually since then with a particular aim to draw more related researchers in the Asia-Pacific region.

After the six successful meetings, PacificVis 2014 will come back to Japan. As the venue for the symposium, selected was Keio University, Yokohama, which is very close to Hayama. We would like to hold an NII Shonan Meeting on computer visualization immediately after PacificVis2014 (4-7 March), in order to invite senior researchers participating in the symposium for continuing intensive discussions on the future of the research area, as well as to encourage young researchers and Ph.D. candidates from Asian countries for exchanging their latest ideas with these senior participants.

In this meeting, we will place our particular focus on specific cutting-edge sub-topics of SciVis and InfoVis, which include biomedical visualization; uncertainty visualization; mapping visualization; multi-scale visualization; and multi-dimensional/variate visualization, and have intensive discussions to expand their concepts and to forecast the promising perspectives of their research and development. In order to focus the discussions and the group, we will not include Visual Analytics in this meeting.

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