Report_cover2006 Report



 

Chris Johnson (Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah)
Robert Moorhead (Mississippi State University)
Tamara Munzner (University of British Columbia)
Hanspeter Pfister (Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories)
Penny Rheingans (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Terry S. Yoo (National Library of Medicine)

Contact email: vrc-info@sci.utah.edu

Citation:
C. R. Johnson, R. Moorhead, T. Munzner, H. Pfister, P. Rheingans, and T. S. Yoo, (Eds.): NIH-NSF Visualization Research Challenges Report; IEEE Press, ISBN 0-7695-2733-7, 2006.
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Introduction

Nearly twenty years ago, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a panel to report on the potential of visualization as a new technology. Last year, the NSF and U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened the Visualization Research Challenges Executive Committee to write a new report. The goal of this new report is to evaluate the progress of the maturing field of visualization, to help focus and direct future research projects, and to provide guidance on how to apportion national resources as research challenges change rapidly in the fast-paced world of information technology. In it we describe some of the remarkable achievements visualization enables and discuss the major obstacles blocking the discipline’s advancement.

Our findings and recommendations reflect not only information gathered from visualization and applications scientists during two workshops on Visualization Research Challenges but also input from the larger visualization community. We are indebted to the expert and visionary panelists for sharing their considerable talents and insights, and to the NSF and NIH for their sponsorship.

Report:

NIH/NSF Visualization Research Challenges Report - January 2006
The complete report is also available for purchase from IEEE Press.

Workshops:

NIH/NSF Spring 2005 Workshop on Visualization Research Challenges - May 2-3, 2005

NIH/NSF Fall 2004 Workshop on Visualization Research Challenges - September 22-23, 2004

Workshop I Panelists:

Maneesh Agrawala, Microsoft Research; Steve Cutchin, San Diego Supercomputing Center; David Ebert, Purdue University; Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart; Bob Galloway, Vanderbilt University; Mike Halle, Harvard University, BWH SPL; Chuck Hansen, University of Utah; Karl Heinz Hoehne, University of Hamburg; Ken Joy, University of California Davis; Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University (SUNY); David Laidlaw, Brown University; Ming Lin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Bill Lorensen, General Electric Global Research; Alan MacEachren, Pennsylvania State University; Chris North, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Art Olson, Scripps Research Institute; Catherine Plaisant, University of Maryland College Park; Jerry Prince, Johns Hopkins University; Will Schroeder, Kitware, Inc.; Jack Snoeyink, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; John Stasko, Georgia Institute of Technology; Barbara Tversky, Stanford University; Colin Ware, University of New Hampshire.

Workshop I Guest Speakers:

Felice Frankel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Alyssa Goodman, Harvard University Astrophysics; Leslie Loew, University of Connecticut; Wayne Loschen, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory; Patrick Lynch, Yale University School of Medicine.

Workshop II Panelists:

Liz Bullitt, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; David Ebert, Purdue University; Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart; Steve Feiner, Columbia University; Michael Halle, Harvard University, BWH SPL; Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University; Chuck Hansen, University of Utah; Helwig Hauser, VRVis Research Center; Ken Joy, University of California Davis; Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz; Bill Lorensen, General Electric Global Research; Kwan Liu Ma, University of California Davis; Alan MacEachren, Pennsylvania State University; Will Schroeder, Kitware Inc.; Matthew O. Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ross Whitaker, University of Utah; Turner Whitted, Microsoft Research; Jarke van Wijk, University of Eindhoven.