Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Andre Merzky
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Understanding the Visualization Pipeline

Wed 22.11.2006, 15:30, 60 minutes


The visualization pipeline is a well understood paradigm, and is commonly used for describing visualization systems. The used pipeline models, however, vary greatly in scope, focus and detail. This talk attempts to define a complete and detailed reference model for the visualization pipeline, which is applicable for basically all scientific visualization systems. First, the scope of this reference model is set by defining scientific visualization. Short examples for scientific visualization are given, with their representation in the original Haber-McNab pipeline. Then the pipeline elements are further detailed to allow the modeling of more realistic visualization systems, and a reference pipeline model for scientific visualization systems is derived. With a visualization pipeline reference model, the distribution of visualization systems becomes an optimization problem. The talk finishes with a discussion of pipeline performance in distributed systems.


Andre Merzky received his diploma in Particle Physics in 1998 at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has worked since on Grid-related topics concerning data management and visualization, and is actively involved in the Open Grid Forum (OGF). Currently, he is working at the Computer Science Department of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, with the focus on Grid application programming.
Invited by o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jens Volkert

The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).
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