Workshop on Immersive Visualization Laboratories - Past, Present and Future.

Workshop Program
(March 26 08:00am - March 26 13:40pm, Shanghai, China, UTC+8)

(March 25 08:00pm - March 26 01:40am, US Eastern, USA, UTC-5)
(March 25 05:00pm - March 25 10:40pm, US Pacific, USA, UTC-8)
(March 26 01:00am - March 26 06:40am, Central European Time, UTC+1)*

NOTE: Europe will enter daylight saving time at 9:00am Shanghai time

08:00 - 08:10        Introduction by the Organizers                                                                                                                                   Simon Su
08:10 - 08:30        Motivations and Intentions of the workshop                                                                                                               William Sherman
08:30 - 09:00        Immersive Visualization Lab at Idaho National Laboratory                                                                                        Rajiv Khadka
09:00 - 09:30        25 years so far: Lessons from a Large Scale Immersive Visualization Facility                                                          Nicholas Polys
09:30 - 10:00        Center for Cyber-Physical Systems: Immersive Visualization and Simulation Environment                                      Thomas Wischgoll
10:00 - 10:30        Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation                                                                                       John Moreland
10:30 - 11:00        Campus Visualization Centers: Reflecting and Projecting                                                                                          Frank Klassner
11:00 - 11:30        Ten years Center for Immersive Visualizations - Past, Present, and Future                                                               Elisabeth Mayer
11:30 - 12:00        A Case Study on Providing Immersive Visualization for Neuronal Network Data Using COTS Soft- and Hardware  Marcel Krüger
12:00 - 12:30        Immersive and Interactive 3D Visualization of Large-Scale Geo-Scientific Data                                                        Markus Flatken
12:30 - 01:00        Establishing Design Computing and Extended Reality Facilities for Remote Virtual Reality Training                        Lap-Fai Yu
01:00 - 01:40        Panel Discussion - Direction and Future of Workshop discussion                                                                              Kenny Gruchalla, and all.

Introduction to the Workshop

Over the past 30 years, many research organizations established large-scale immersive visualization laboratories. Some have been very successful, but others are no longer around. With the recent availability of COTS virtual reality devices, the need for larger immersive visualization laboratories comes into question.  Some immersive visualization laboratories have moved away from large scale facilities due to the cost of maintaining these more elaborate systems. But can immersive visualization requirements be satisfied solely using COTS VR devices used by researchers in their own office?

The goal of this workshop is to gather practitioners from immersive visualization laboratories to share their success stories, information about their hardware setups and the software they used and/or developed.  Discussion can also include "not-so-successful" stories with lessons learned and workshop participants will also come together to discuss the future of large-scale immersive visualization labs. We also hope to bring visualization practitioners together to advance the way our field works with immersive visualization hardware and software frameworks for a sustainable immersive visualization laboratory.

The program consists of a balanced mix of keynote talks, paper presentations, and panel discussions around the current state of immersive visualization labs, and the path forward. Topics of interest to the “Immersive Visualization Laboratory” workshop may include, but are not limited to:
Immersive visualization laboratory panel questions

Important Dates
Program Chairs

William Sherman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Simon Su, National Institute of Standards and Technology