Issue No. 03 - March (2013 vol. 19)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2012.133
K. Moreland , Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA
The most common abstraction used by visualization libraries and applications today is what is known as the visualization pipeline. The visualization pipeline provides a mechanism to encapsulate algorithms and then couple them together in a variety of ways. The visualization pipeline has been in existence for over 20 years, and over this time many variations and improvements have been proposed. This paper provides a literature review of the most prevalent features of visualization pipelines and some of the most recent research directions.
Data visualization, Pipelilnes, Distributed control, Data models, Rendering (computer graphics), Centralized control
K. Moreland, "A Survey of Visualization Pipelines," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 367-378, 2013.