Strategic Research in Scalable, Semantic Rendering
HILITE - High Quality Lighting Simulation: A dynamic, interactive, realistic real-time lighting simulation for complex architectural environments
Validation of concepts and technologies towards a shared public and private situation report
Systems for the surveillance of tunnels utilize various sensor data to inform operators in case of emergency situations. In many disaster scenarios, however, avalanches of alarm messages are generated within a short time. This makes it difficult or even impossible for operators to maintain an overview of the situation and to react appropriately. The goal of the project INFOSAW is to significantly increase the situation awareness of operators even in disaster scenarios by providing a system that combines intelligent data processing with innovative visualization techniques.
Decision Support System - Translational research on novel methods of 3d viewing technologies for tunnel design and construction; support for planners to view and evaluate different planning scenarios; visualization of geo-referenced sensor measurements in real-time; analyse entire history of tunnel construction
The project AMBAVis will examine existing innovative technical solutions, in order to allow an understanding of how to improve them and to generate more affordable tactile models for museums in the future. Tactile models and 3D objects will be developed by applying three different technologies: 1) 3D replication and digital touch, 2) Virtual haptics, 3) Relief printing. Expected results are evaluations and a better understanding of existing and emerging technologies applicable for tactile and 3D objects in museums in terms of the experience from the focus groups as well as cost-effectiveness and therefore affordability for museums.
This project addresses one of the current challenges faced in industry and research: the intelligent fusion of information available in multi‐dimensional multi‐source datasets of a spatial‐temporal object or phenomenon to gain new insights and knowledge on complex biological and technical systems. Examples of our industrial partners for such tasks are extraction, fusion and representation of diagnostic relevant information from intra‐patient and time‐dependent data on anatomy, function, metabolism, cellular and molecular structure of one organ; the fusion of CAD data with time‐dependent simulation results and the context aware visualization of automatically extracted relevant features; the feature and object driven visual representation and search of huge databases containing 3D image and geometry data as well as spatial related textual information on the neural structure of the fruit fly drosophila melanogaster. Goal of this project is the investigation and development of effective, application‐ and user centered data fusion, visualization, and exploration methods for analysis of high dimensional data from multiple sources.
The project Semantic Steering targets a novel integrated steering system called "Visdom" to support the user in the decision making process. The developed concepts enable users to interact with a remote simulation system based on their understanding and to examine alternative scenarios in a short period of time. This is accomplished by combining simulation and visualization into a single, modular and extensible environment.
The project VICEWORK will research how to make interactive visual analysis a core concept integrating different steps of workflows. The overall objective is to significantly reduce time (and thus costs) for selected tasks of the involved company partners as compared to current workflows. The project addresses five scientific research topics: 1) analyzing families of functions with complex characteristics, 2) an integrated tool chain, 3) a situation-sensitive user interface, 4) decision making in collaborative workshops, 5) and a tight integration of statistical and visual approaches.
The project ENERVIS will research ways to address various tasks in the energy sector by applying and extending techniques from interactive visual analysis.