As a versatile research field operating directly at the intersection of science and industry, visual computing is one of the most important cross-cutting technologies of the future. What this ultimately means was demonstrated by the four internationally renowned researchers Prof. Marie-Paule Cani (École Polytechnique, France), Prof. Ming C. Lin (University of Maryland, USA), Prof. Eduard Gröller (TU Wien, Austria) and Prof. Anders Ynnerman (Linköping University, Sweden) at the invitation of the COMET Center VRVis during the "Visual Computing Trends" symposium on January 26, 2023.
As Austria's leading and internationally renowned center of excellence in the field of visual computing, VRVis has been bringing key experts in international visualization, computer graphics, simulation, and artificial intelligence research to Vienna every two years since 2009. After a longer break due to the corona pandemic, this year's symposium was once again attended by well over 250 guests from 14 countries. VRVis Managing Director Gerd Hesina and Katja Bühler, Scientific Director of VRVis, moderated the event.
Who sees, understands - human-centered visual data exploration
Regardless of industry, science, or business: unimaginably large and, above all, complex data accumulates everywhere. In their lectures, the four keynote speakers showed how visual computing technology can be used universally and efficiently to create human-centered solutions that bring people into contact with their data more quickly and more immersively.
The keynotes covered the topics:
Visual Computing for a better world
The symposium was rounded off by the presentation of the first VRVis Visual Computing Award 2023 to Gaia Pavoni (ISTI-CNR, Italy) and Thomas Höllt (TU Delft, Netherlands), whose research impressively demonstrates the high level of concrete impact of visual computing research in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. With this new award, VRVis highlights the significant role of the RTI sector, in particular application-oriented research, in developing sustainable and viable solutions for a green future.
Communication & PRdrobna(at)vrvis.at +43 1 908 98 92 207
Pictures of the event
All photos of the Visual Computing Trends 2023 are available in our webalbum.
Please find the recorded audio of the four keynotes on our VRVis youtube channel.
More information on the speakers and keynotes can be found here.
Vienna, January 27, 2023