This half-day workshop at IEEE
will explore the impact on visualization systems of two emerging
developments in computing: Grids and Web Services.
The aim is to bring together those interested in distributed
visualization systems in order to share experiences and initiate a
state of the art report on Grid-based visualization. We shall take a
broad view extending beyond just "The Grid", and therefore we shall
look at a number of related issues:
- How should visualization web services be developed?
- How can visualization systems adapt dynamically to available
- Is interactivity well supported in the Grid model of computing?
- How should simulation and visualization be linked in Grid
environments to support computational steering?
- How should provenance of visualizations be maintained?
- What can visualization learn from workflow?
- Is there a need for national or international visualization
These questions are typically concerned with how Grid-based
visualization can leverage existing work in a variety of areas;
another important question is how can visualization impact on these
The format will be a mix of talks and discussion sessions. We aim to
publish the state-of-the-art report widely after the workshop.
Ian Foster will deliver the keynote
talk for the workshop. Dr. Foster is Director of the Computation
Institute, the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of
Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and Senior
Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. The co-editor with Carl
Kesselman of "The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure",
he is an internationally recognized researcher and leader in the area
of Grid computing.
In order to give as many people a chance to contribute as possible, we
aim to have a 'gong' session in which participants can speak for five
minutes - either on their current work in the area, or on some issue in
Grid-based visualization that they would like to raise for discussion.
In order to book your slot, please mail Ken Brodlie as soon as
October 30th, 2006
by Ken Brodlie
|| Invited Talk
Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National
Title: Science 2.0: New Thinking about Data Analytics and
New information architectures enable new approaches to
publishing and accessing valuable data and programs. So-called
service-oriented architectures define standard interfaces and protocols
that allow developers to encapsulate information tools as services that
clients can access without knowledge of, or control over, their
internal workings. Thus, tools formerly accessible only to the
specialist can be made available to all; previously manual
data-processing and analysis tasks can be automated by having services
access services. Somewhat lightheartedly, I name the new approaches to
science enabled by such technologies "Science 2.0," by analogy with
"Web 2.0", a term commonly applied to Web-based platforms such as those
being deployed by Google and Amazon. The impact of Science 2.0 on the
practice of science is going to be significant, but getting it right
will require innovations in our thinking, methods, tools, reward
structures, and infrastructure, among other things.
||Interactivity and Computational Steering, Ray Idaszak
||UK Grid Visualization Efforts, Jason Wood
||TeraGrid, Kelly Gaither and Mike Papka
session of four 5 minute talks (TBA)
| Autonomic Computing, Min Chen
|Visualization Provenance, Juliana Freire
University of Leeds, UK,
Juliana Freire, University of Utah
Claudio Silva, University of Utah
If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact one of the
workshop organizers. Please include a brief note describing your
interest in the area, and any further questions you feel the workshop