During EuroVis 2014 in June at the University of Swansea we had post dinner and then extended discussion meeting regarding the possibility of considering Visualisation as a CCP in itself or as a cross-service role to other CCPs.
1. The conference hosted about 250 people so there is a vibrant and large community which would be active in supporting. The UK component is a good size and this year it was reported that there was a significant increase in interest from a range of UK universities.
2. There is alterntaive networks within the UK including the Eurographics UK Chapter: who could support and assist in further network development. They also represent 10 or so people across the two main communities of Computer Graphics and Visualisation. A recent survey has involved trying to define the distinction between these two main groups.
Question is what is the key software deliverables;
- information visualisation or scientific visualisation – or both.
- specific API toolkit or major product including interface etc.
- web-based portal type programming or stand-alone application
- how localised a network of developers vs users
Swansea City is meant to be the wettest city in the UK- and we had to suffer the 30 min walk across the wilderness from the hotel to the university; there and back every day.