Back to the Future of Medical Visualization

Panel Discussion on Medical Visualization

Date: Wed, 4 September 2019 at 13.00-14.00

Organizer and Moderator: Noeska Smit (University of Bergen, Norway)

Ingrid Hotz (Linköping University, Sweden)
Anna Vilanova (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Helwig Hauser (University of Bergen, Norway)
Katja Bühler (VRVis, Austria)


Abstract: At VCBM 2016, a panel was held on the topic of Future topics in Medical Visualization. This year, we re-visit this topic and explore what our panelists currently foresee for the future of medical visualization research. Experts in the field will discuss current trends and challenges in the field of medical visualization to extrapolate what the future may hold. Are there any topics in medical visualization research that should be considered solved and do not need further attention in the future? What should be the ultimate goal in medical visualization going forward, translation to the clinic, or rather researching novel visualization techniques driven by an application domain? Our panelists will briefly elaborate on these topics and more, and afterwards, the audience is invited to join the discussion, as well as actively contribute additional interesting topics. Join us for a look into the crystal ball and a glimpse of what the future may hold for medical visualization!


Current Trends and Challenges in Biomolecular Visualization

Panel Discussion on Molecular Visualization

Date: Thu, 5 September 2019 at 13.00-14.00

Organizer and Moderator: Michael Krone (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Jan Paleček (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Timo Ropinski (Ulm University, Germany)
Ivan Viola (KAUST, Saudi Arabia & TU Vienna, Austria)


Abstract: The goal of this panel is to discuss current trends and challenges in research related to biological visualization. This includes, for example, the significance of useful and innovative applications and tools versus new algorithms and techniques, the role of machine learning for the future of biological visualization, or the usage of Immersive Analytics for visualizing and exploring biological data. Besides the above-mentioned topics, which each panelist will be asked to discuss briefly, panelists, as well as the audience, can of course also contribute with further topics of interest to the discussion. The ultimate goal of the panel discussion is to find ways to tackle current issues, as well as to reveal future research opportunities in biological visualization.