September 2003 Workshop on Visualization Frameworks: Data Models

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Date and Location

Sep 15-16, 2003 at the Woodfin Suites, Emeryville CA Link to Woodfin Suites website.

There is a block of sleeping rooms at the Woodfin Suites is under the group name Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Dates blocked are from Sunday, Sep 14 through Tuesday, Sep 16. There should be no problem extending nights on either end. Cost of rooms is $118 +12% tax per night. Cut-off date for reservations is August 14, at which point prevailing rates will apply. (N.B. - the workshop will conclude at about 5:00pm on Tuesday September 16. Staying over the night of the 16th is your choice, but there will be no further workshop activities after approximately 5:00pm on 9/16.)


Please visit this page to register for the September workshop. No registration fee is required - we just need to get a head count. Please register no later than 29 August 2003.

Background and Workshop Objectives

Following upon the success of the three previous DiVA workshops, the September meeting will focus on the issue of defining objectives and requirements for realizing data model compatiblity between visualization components. For additional background on the workshops in general, please refer to the previous workshops.

One result from the workshop will be a document that lists the consensus we reach concerning an inter-component data model(s), scope of such data model(s), and recommended next actions.

Pre-Workshop Homework

It would be useful for each workshop participant to fill out the survey as the price of admission for this workshop. As this survey was designed by a committee of people with a broad set of interests, it has gotten quite long. However, answers to this survey are essential to motivate our discussions in the upcoming meeting. You don't need to answer all of the questions -- just the ones for which you have informed opinions. Please try to provide minimal answers at least 3 days prior to the workshop so that there is time to compile everyone's responses for discussion.

The Survey (txt) (doc)

Current Survey Responses
Randy Frank (more)
Pat Moran
John Clyne (more1) (more2) (more3)
Ilmi Yoon
John Shalf
Jim Kohl (more)
Wes Bethel
Combined Results of all Survey Respondents

Supplementary Information

Field Model


Monday September 15

8am-9am: Breakfast

9:00-9:30am:  Introduction by Wes Bethel

9:30-10:30am: Walk through the vis survey responses in order 
	to ensure that everyone's contributions are correctly incorporated. 
	This will form the basis of all remaining workshop discussion.

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-Noon: Morning session, continued.

Noon-13:30:  Lunch discussion/lecture. Seth Rosen, LBNL
	Technology Transfer Office, will talk about Open Source software
	licensing and distribution issues. 

13:30-15:00: Focus on developing a baseline data representation that 
	can provide us with a starting point for scoping out components.

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-17:00 Afternoon session, continued.

18:30pm - 21:00 - Dinner event 
	Cha-Am Thai Restaurant 
	1543 Shattuck Ave. 
	Berkeley CA 
	(510) 848-9446
	(Reservation under the name of Bethel)


Tuesday September 16

8am-9am: Breakfast

9:00-9:30:  Preliminary discussion led by Wes Bethel

9:30-10:30: First portion of day 2 will be devoted to working through 
  component execution scenarios and how data representations must be 
  bent to accomodate these scenarios.

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-Noon: Morning session, ctd.

Noon-14:00:  Lunch discussion/lecture: speaker/topic TBD.

14:00-15:00: The second half of day 2 will focus on programming abstractions 
  that provide better support for distributed/parallel/shared data
  structures for the execution models discussed in the first half of the day.

15:00-15:30: Break

15:30-17:00: Afternoon session, ctd.

For your planning purposes, we will conclude all workshop activities by 5:00pm on Tuesday 9/16.


Name Affiliation Email At Woodfin? Diet Dinner Event
Wes Bethel LBNL ewbethel at lbl dot gov No EatAnything Korean
Pat Moran NASA Ames patrick dot j dot moran at nasa dot gov No EatAnything Thai
Ilmi Yoon San Francisco State University No EatAnything Korean
Randy Frank LLNL No EatAnything x
John Clyne NCAR Yes EatAnything Thai
Michael Papka Argonne National Laboratory Yes EatAnything Thai
Jim Kohl Oak Ridge National Laboratory Yes EatAnything Korean
Sam Fulcomer Brown University Yes EatAnything Korean
Ken Joy UC Davis joy at cs dot ucdavis dot edu Yes EatAnything Thai
Arie Shoshani Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory No EatAnything Other
Wendy Koegler Sandia National Labs/CA No EatAnything DimSum
John van Rosendale DOE Yes EatAnything Thai
Bryce Hathaway UCDavis No EatAnything x
John Shalf LBNL No EatAnything Other
Steve Parker SCI Institute, University of UT Yes EatAnything DimSum
1234 Yes Vegan Thai

Workshop Findings

Under construction.