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NIH-NSF Visualization Research Challenges Report Summary
March/April 2006 (vol. 26 no. 2)
pp. 20-24
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Chris Johnson, University of Utah
Robert Moorhead, Mississippi State University
Hanspeter Pfister, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Penny Rheingans, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Terry S. Yoo, National Library of Medicine
Nearly twenty years ago, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) convened a panel to report on the potential of visualization as a new technology, jump-starting funding for computer-based visualization. Last year, the NSF and US National Institutes of Health convened the Visualization Research Challenges Executive Committee, the authors of this article, to write a new report. This article summarizes the new report, whose goal is to evaluate the progress of the maturing field of visualization, to help focus and direct future research projects, and to provide guidance on how to apportion national resources as research challenges change rapidly in the fast-paced world of information technology. The audience is twofold: the supporters, sponsors, and application users of visualization research on the one hand, and researchers and practitioners in visualization on the other. The authors' findings and recommendations reflect information gathered from visualization and applications scientists during two workshops on Visualization Research Challenges, as well as input from the larger visualization community.

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Index Terms:
Visualization, Information Visualization, Scientific Visualization
Tamara Munzner, Chris Johnson, Robert Moorhead, Hanspeter Pfister, Penny Rheingans, Terry S. Yoo, "NIH-NSF Visualization Research Challenges Report Summary," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 20-24, March-April 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.44
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