Pushing Boundaries in Information Visualization:
Using Virtual, Immersive and Interactive Technologies in Research & Practice

Saturday, September 13, 2008
9am - 4:30pm

This workshop will showcase some of the innovative uses of technology in terms of virtual and immersive environments for interacting with information. The day's events will generate attendee discussion around the use, integration and evaluation of such tools (how do we evaluate the use of these technologies? how can research improve practice? how can practice inform research?, etc.).

The program will feature a colorful mix of research projects ranging from electrical stimulation of the nervous system with cochlear implant, to scalable visualization of genealogy links, an experiential look at the death penalty, visualizing activity on a busy website, and comparing human and yeast cell protein interaction networks. Attendees need not be familiar with the disciplines of these research projects - the program will expose you to the use of immersive and interactive technology across a range of disciplines and then encourage discussion about the possibilities.

Event Details:
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9am - 4:30pm
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), UNC Campus - ITS Manning
211 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Free for ASIS&T members, $50 for non-members (ASIS&T student membership is only $40)
Breakfast, lunch and a reception are included in the program
Payment must be received by September 8, 2008, attendance is limited to 45

Parking available at Ram's Head Parking Deck on Ridge Road north of Manning Drive; Dogwood Parking Deck, corner of Manning Drive and Hospital Drive, one block west of ITS Manning

Please also view the workshop flyer.

Presenters and Participants:


9-10a.m.Registration and continental breakfast
10-10:45a.m.Track I (Dome room), Track II (Social computing room), Track III (Tele-immersion room)
11-11:45p.m.Track I (Social computing room), Track II (Tele-immersion room), Track III (Dome room)
12-1:30p.m.Lunch (outside or rm. 2400)
1:30-2:15p.m.Track I (Tele-immersion room), Track II (Dome room), Track III (Social computing room)

Summary of the workshop by cc:asis&t 2008-2009 Program Committee Chair, Mike Brown

Pictures from the workshop

cc:asis&t Fall Workshop 2008