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Immersive Visualization Bootcamps

The Advanced Visualization Lab at Indiana University, in cooperation with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at the Idaho National Laboratory, the University of Wyoming and Kitware Inc. are pleased to announce a series of training camps on the use of immersive visualization software for virtual reality displays, including CAVE-style systems as well as single-screen tracked displays.

For 2013, these "bootcamps" are being held in Indianapolis Indiana (March), and Laramie Wyoming (June). We are providing multiple offerings to enable a more intimate and hands-on experience. The east and west locations have been selected to allow participants to choose a destination that better suits their travel needs. The content of the offerings will be equivalent.

The Indianapolis bootcamp held in March is now in the books, and was a great success. Registration for the Laramie Wyoming event has just opened, and we anticipate another good crowd.

The goal of these bootcamps is to empower immersive (aka virtual reality) visualization facilities with software tools that will enable them to visualize data in a variety of formats within their advanced displays. The software presented will primarily be open-source, allowing participants to freely incorporate packages into their workflow suite.

IQ-station at SC'11

Planned topics include:

  • General Purpose Vis (Immersive ParaView)
  • Point-cloud data (LidarViewer)
  • Volume Rendering (Toirt Samhlaigh)
  • Molecular viewer (VMD)
  • Matlab VR interface
  • Archaeology Vis with CalVR
  • System configuration
  • Low-cost Immersive Systems
  • Human Computer Interface considerations
  • Workflow examples at INL
  • Interaction capabilities
  • Supported input devices

Registration is $200 per person. Many meals will be provided to encourage discussion and collaborations. Space is limited to 25 participants per event in order to maximize hands-on time. Bootcamps will begin at 1:00pm on the first day, will last two working day equivalents, ending at noon on the third day.

Registration for the Laramie bootcamp is now open. Registration is handled on our online registration page.

ParaView class at the VCT

The June bootcamp will be held in the new University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) facility at 1020 E. Lewis St. in Laramie. As a consequence of the small size of the bootcamp, there is no hotel reservation block. However, we do recommend the Hilton Garden Inn, which is a short, pleasant, walk.

Further logistic information will be provided to registered participants as we approach the bootcamp.

Please email your questions to Bill Sherman (shermanw@indiana.edu).

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