[ESIP-all] Final CFP: Frameworks for Data Visualization

Kevin Ward kevin at eyeonclimate.com
Tue Jun 5 19:47:20 EDT 2012

Presentations due June 8! Please let me know if you have any questions
about potential topics.

Final Call for Presentations
"Frameworks for Data Visualization"

Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
Summer Meeting Theme:
'ESIP Community Leadership: Innovating Throughout the Data Life Cycle'

July 17-20, 2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


"Frameworks for Data Visualization"
Many frameworks have been developed to support science data
visualization. These frameworks can be integrated or modular and very
often involve massaging the underlying source science data (via a set
of specialized procedural steps) into a generalized derivative form
(images, grids, tiles) facilitating the visualization process.
Visualization frameworks might also simply be data browsers.

Some examples of visualization frameworks are:

+ NASA Giovanni http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni
+ EPA Wadeable Streams Assessment (WSA)
+ Columbia University's EdGCM http://edgcm.columbia.edu/
+ EPA AirData http://www.epa.gov/airdata/
+ NASA Earth Observations (NEO) http://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/

We want to identify examples of frameworks that exist within the Earth
sciences community and encourage the developers, maintainers, and
users of those systems to participate in this workshop at the summer
meeting of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
in Madison, WI (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2012_Meeting).

For this workshop we are soliciting 15-20 minute presentations that
address the following core questions regarding visualization

+ What are the challenges/functions that the framework is attempting to address?

+ What varieties of data products are represented within these
frameworks? (e.g., considering data formats, types, and topics -- HDF,
CSV, vector, point, remotely sensed, in-situ, etc.)

+ How can these frameworks be expanded/adapted to other science
datasets? Have frameworks been developed with extensibility in mind or
are there requirements that necessitate solutions that are unique to
the source data?

+ What are the processing considerations when generating intermediate
data products that then feed the frameworks?

+ How do the above considerations reflect the intended audience and

Demonstrations of existing frameworks are certainly welcome as long as
the core questions are addressed as part of that demonstration.

Other topics within the realm of visualization frameworks are welcome as well.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please send
us an abstract of no more than 250 words describing your framework (or
frameworks you have used, if that is your perspective) and briefly
summarizing its use. Abstracts should be submitted to
kevin.ward at sigmaspace.com by June 8, 2012.

The workshop is July 17, 2012, 1:30-5pm. Updated information will be
posted here as necessary:

More information about the summer meeting is available here:

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Ward, NASA/Sigma Space
kevin.ward at sigmaspace.com

Charles Thompson, JPL
Charles.K.Thompson at jpl.nasa.gov

Kevin Ward
NASA's Earth Observatory
Sigma Space Corporation
kevin at eyeonclimate.com
Office Hours 7:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time



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