The Visualization Working Group (WG) gathers experts, developers, users and all people from the HEP community interested in interactive data visualization and event displays. The WG has been started in October 2016 and it is convened by Riccardo Maria Bianchi (University of Pittsburgh).
All are welcome to join the WG and participate!
The goal of the WG is to discover common approaches, foster collaboration among HEP experiments and groups, plan future software development and draft the guidelines for the future HEP visualization tools, with a view of 5-10 years.
Description of the WG
Here follows the description of the WG, its challenges and the questions which it should address, as defined by the WG itself during the Visualization session in the HSF Workshop in San Diego (see link in the meetings’ list below).
The first task of the WG is the planning and the writing of the CWP chapter on Visualization.
Visual representation of event data overlaid with detector geometry for the purpose of HEP research, education and outreach. This representation can be static (event displays) or time-dependent (animations).
Out of scope
Visualization of detector infrastructure and systems (eg. slow control)
Visualization for statistical data analysis (histograms, etc…)
- Improve support for the following use cases:
- detector design (geometry browser)
- simulation and reconstruction development
- physics analysis
- outreach & education
- Improve support for required platforms and devices
- Ensure sustainability for key software packages
- Improve low latency access to data, low entrance cost
- Improve rendering performance
Questions to address
- Can we develop a common framework such that experiments can plug in geometry and event data in their own formats/data?
- Can the data delivery be web-based?
- Can we develop a collaborative (“multi-player”) tool to visualize and interact with event data and geometry in real time and a distributed manner (Google doc for visualization)? How will this capability advance HEP research and outreach?
- Can we have common graphics engine?
- Can we think about common visualization tools with other fields (astrophysics, geophysics, etc…)? And can we learn something from them?
Interaction with other WGs
Topics for which we will have to interact with other WGs:
- Data access (data handling, frameworks)
- Geometry description (simulation group)
- Working Group’s charge document, as defined by the WG in the San Diego Workshop
HSF Visualization Workshop, CERN, 28-30 March 2017
- Agenda: https://indico.cern.ch/event/617054/
- Discussion’s Live notes
HSF Workshop, San Diego, 23-26 January 2017
- Workshop agenda: https://indico.cern.ch/event/570249/
- Visualization session’s agenda
- All the contributions