VisNOW Visualization Workshop
13 Oct 2014 - 17 Oct 2014

Date13 - 17 October 2014, Monday - Friday
Venue: Level 17, Charles Babbage Room, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis South, Singapore 138632
SpeakerBartosz Borucki, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw

VisNow is a generic visualization framework in Java technology, developed by Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at University of Warsaw.

It is a modular data flow driven platform enabling users to create schemes for data visualization, visual analysis, data processing and simple simulations. Motivated by 'Read and Watch' idea, VisNow shows the data as soon and fast as possible giving further opportunity for processing and more in-depth visualization. In a few steps it can create professional images and movies as well as discover unknown information hidden in datasets.

Part 1:  VisNow introduction (Monday – Tuesday) 
Prerequisites: general knowledge on scientific data and visualization 
Abstract: Within Part 1 of VisNow training we will introduce the general concepts of scientific visualization and visual analysis, especially in HPC environments. VisNow platform will be described, including the philosophy beneath, generic data structures and data flow network. User interfaces will be introduced and several case studies presented in hands-on sessions, to familiarize participants with VisNow interface and most common visualization schemes.   

  1. Introduction to Visual Analysis
  2. Visualization systems and paradigms
  3. Generic data structures
  4. Introduction to VisNow
  5. Case Study #1 – 2D data visualization
  6. Case Study #2 – 3D data visualization
  7. Case Study #3 – Vector data visualization
  8. Case Study #4 – Unstructured data visualization
  9. Data computations
Part 2:  VisNow advanced topics and programming (Wednesday  – Friday) 
Prerequisites: VisNow introduction, Java SE programming 
Abstract: Within part 2 of VisNow training we will cover the more sophisticated or specific problem related visualization possibilities of VisNow, including the overview of time dependent data, applications of visualization in debugging and data exploration, and various visualization techniques. Participants will be introduced to the generic data header for own regular datasets I/O. For most advanced users and programmers, the functionality of VisNow plugins will be introduced with a hands-on module programming course.    

  1. Introduction to time dependent data in VisNow
  2. Case Study #5 – Time dependent data visualization
  3. Case Study #6 – Visual debugging and analysis
  4. Various visualization techniques and modules
  5. VisNow data I/O
  6. VisNow plugins and module programming
Detailed Information about the VisNOW workshop is available here.

A VisNOW paper submitted to the Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2014 is available here.

About the Speaker
Bartosz Borucki is currently a researcher and scientific project manager at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw. 

Bartosz Borucki graduated the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw in the field of Computational Methods of Physics and Fourier Optics and Optical Information Processing. He is an employee of ICM UW since 2006. He is a specialist in the field of scientific visualisation and visual analysis, image data processing and High Performance Computing.  

No of Participants: 11

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