[Asis-l] cc:asist Program: Pushing Boundaries in Information Visualization

Rachael Clemens rclemens at email.unc.edu
Wed Aug 13 23:08:38 EDT 2008


Apologies for Cross-Posting




cc:asis&t Fall 2008 Program



Using Virtual, Immersive and Interactive Technologies in Research & Practice


The Carolinas Chapter of ASIS&T (cc:asis&t) is pleased to announce an
upcoming workshop "Pushing Boundaries in Information Visualization" to be
held at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) in beautiful Chapel
Hill, North Carolina on Saturday, September 13, 2008.  The focus of this
workshop is on current and developing technologies to enable more effective
collaboration within professional and research environments. 


PROGRAM GOALS           

1)  Showcase some of the innovative uses of technology in terms of virtual
and immersive environments for interacting with information


2)  Generate attendee discussion around the use, integration and evaluation
of such tools (i.e. how do we evaluate the use of these technologies?  how
can research improve practice? how can practice inform research, etc.)



WHEN   Saturday, September 13, 2008

                9:00 am - 4:30 pm


WHERE Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)

                UNC Campus - ITS Manning

                211 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599


COST     Free for ASIS&T members

                $50 non-members

                (ASIS&T student membership is only $40)


REGISTER Online at

                Attendance limited to 45

                Payment must be received by Monday, September 8


PARKING             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 http://www.dps.unc.edu/maps/visitor/Visitor.pdf  



A number of researchers will demonstrate the ways in which they have been
able to take advantage of current technologies in order to manage their
collaborate projects and share research data using RENCI's facilities,
including its high-tech Social Computing Room, an environment providing a
full 360-degree display and allowing virtual, immersive, and interactive
engagement for groups.  Attendees may also experience haptic environments
and multi-user online social environments that offer possibilities for
further expanding virtual, immersive, and collaborative work.


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, 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.  


Breakfast, lunch and a delightful reception are included in the program - so
please join us for this immersive and engaging program.




cc:asis&t is the Carolinas Chapter of the American Society for Information
Science & Technology

http://www.asis.org/Chapters/carolinas/ Join us on Facebook too








Rachael Green Clemens

PhD Student

School of Information & Library Science

University of North Carolina




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