Workshop 1: Workshop on Commodity-Based Visualization Clusters
Workshop Chair: Allen McPherson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Clusters of commodity computers are rapidly becoming a viable alternative to traditional "big iron" for both visualization research and the delivery of production visualization tools. Clusters are cost effective, flexible, and exhibit superior performance when applied to visualization and rendering algorithms in a parallel or distributed fashion. The workshop will consist of 20-minute presentations on specific commodity technologies as applied to scientific visualization. We will allot time for discussion with other presenters and those in the audience that are not presenting.
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Workshop 2: Visualization in Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics
Workshop Chairs: Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
John Peter Lee, AstraZeneca R&D, Boston.
Bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and their computational relatives, computational biology and chemistry, are at the forefront of modern drug discovery, as their techniques are central to the identification of new drugs that address critical needs. Biological data is extremely complex and richly interconnected. Chemical databases are often massive in dimensionality and cardinality. Both data types must be analyzed in concert. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss the role of visualization in bioinformatics and cheminformatics, and for the presentation, discussion, and evaluation of systems (conceptual, prototype, or products) that attempt to integrate visualization in bioinformatics and cheminformatics. We invite researchers in the academic and commercial communities, along with application developers, to join us in enlightening discussions on creating visualization tools for the management, exploration, and analysis of complex data and systems.