Agenda for the UWM-based Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) Science Visualization Workshop, 

August 25-26, 2014, Enderis Hall 107

Register on the VSCSE site.

Central time (VSCSE site lists EST)

Monday, August 25, 2014

10:00-11:15 Introduction to Visualization

Goal of visualization: to convey information. Examples: Illustration vs. exploration, static vs. interactive. Info-vis vs. Sci-vis data.

11:30 - 12:30 Intro to Information Visualization

What is info-vis data? High-level commercial tools; Low-level tools

12:30-1:00 lunch

1:00 - 2:15 Intro to Scientific Visualization 

Data as a function mapping a domain into a range. 2-, 3- and 4-D meshes. Attributes on meshes. File Formats.

2:30 - 4:00  Scientific Visualization with Paraview

Introduction to Paraview. Lab - visualizing a complex dataset (potentially hands on). Animation. Re-using visualizations on new datasets.


Tuesday, August 26:

10 - 11:30  Scientific Visualization with VisiT

Introduction to VisiT. Lab - visualizing a complex dataset (potentially hands on). Animation. Re-using visualizations on new datasets.

11:45 - 12:30 Scripting

Paraview. Visit.


12:30 - 1:00 lunch


1:00 - 2 Parallel Visualization

Architecture. Running Paraview and Visit in parallel. Optimizing.

2:15 - 4:00 Remote Visualization at TACC and special topics

Systems. Remote Access. Immersive Visualization.


If participants would like to follow the Paraview and VisIt labs hands-on exercises, they should install Paraview v. 4.1.0 from http://www.paraview.org/download/ and Visit v. 2.7.4 from https://wci.llnl.gov/codes/visit/executables.html  on their personal systems.  

Stay tuned, there may be datasets to download.