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The Need for Verifiable Visualization
September/October 2008 (vol. 28 no. 5)
pp. 78-83
Robert M. Kirby, University of Utah
Cl?udio T. Silva, University of Utah
Visualization is often employed as part of the simulation science pipeline—it's the window through which scientists examine their data for deriving new science, and the lens used to view modeling and discretization interactions within their simulations. We advocate that as a component of the simulation science pipeline, visualization must be explicitly considered as part of the validation and verification (V&V) process. In this article, the authors define V&V in the context of computational science, discuss the role of V&V in the scientific process, and present arguments for the need for verifiable visualization.

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Index Terms:
validation, verification, error budget, uncertainty
Citation:
Robert M. Kirby, Cl?udio T. Silva, "The Need for Verifiable Visualization," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 78-83, Sept.-Oct. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCG.2008.103
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