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Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.29)
pp: 58-68
Pak Chung Wong , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
L. Ruby Leung , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ning Lu , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael J. Scott , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Patrick Mackey , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Harlan Foote , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
James Correia Jr. , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Z. Todd Taylor , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jianhua Xu , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Stephen D. Unwin , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Antonio Sanfilippo , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
ABSTRACT
GreenOracle is a collaborative visual analytics tool for interactively modeling future social and technological changes. The development project involves an interdisciplinary team of scientists from atmospheric physics, electrical engineering, building engineering, social sciences, economics, public policy, and national security. The tool aims to predict global climate change's impact on US power grids and its implications for society and national security. These future scenarios provide critical assessments and information to help policymakers and stakeholders formulate a coherent, unified strategy toward shaping a safe, secure society. This article is part of a special issue on collaborative visualization.
INDEX TERMS
collaboration, visual analytics, predictive analytics, visualization, social modeling, technological modeling, computer graphics
CITATION
Pak Chung Wong, L. Ruby Leung, Ning Lu, Michael J. Scott, Patrick Mackey, Harlan Foote, James Correia Jr., Z. Todd Taylor, Jianhua Xu, Stephen D. Unwin, Antonio Sanfilippo, "Designing a Collaborative Visual Analytics Tool for Social and Technological Change Prediction", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.29, no. 5, pp. 58-68, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.92
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