The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World

Guido Reina

University of Stuttgart

Hank Childs

University of Oregon

Krešimir Matković

VRVis Research Center

Katja Bühler

VRVis Research Center

Manuela Waldner

TU Wien

David Pugmire

US Department of Energy science

Barbora Kozlíková

Masaryk University (Brno)

Timo Ropinski

Ulm University

Patric Ljung

Linköping University

Takayuki Itoh

Ochanomizu University (Tokyo)

Meister Eduard Gröller

TU Wien

Michael Krone

University of Tübingen

Computers & Graphics 2020


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.


	title={The Moving Target of Visualization Software for an Increasingly Complex World},
	author={Reina, Guido and Childs, Hank and Matkovi{\'c}, Kre{\vs}imir and B{\"a}hler, Katja and Waldner, Manuela and Pugmire, David and Kozl{\'i}kov{\'a}, Barbora and Ropinski, Timo and Ljung, Patric and Itoh, Takayuki and Gr{\"o}ller, Meister Eduard and Krone, Michael},
	journal={Computers & Graphics},