An Emphasis on Interactive Multimedia and Visualization


February 8, 2011


Michael Ackerman, Robert M. Hansen, Roberta Shaffer, Tony Hey, and Wilmot Li


Microsoft Research


Watch presentations from session 1 of the Multimedia & Visualization Workshop, held on February 8, 2011, in Redmond, Washington. Opening remarks are delivered by Roberta Shaffer, president, ICSTI, and Tony Hey, corporate vice president, Microsoft Research.

Session 1: An Emphasis on Interactive Multimedia and Visualization, chaired by Brian Hitson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, includes the following presentations:

  • Explaining Complex 3D Objects with Interactive Illustrations, Wilmot Li, Adobe Systems
  • Delivering Interactive 3D Molecular Structure – The Jmol Solution, Robert M. Hanson, St. Olaf College
  • Interactive Multimedia Scientific Publishing, Michael Ackerman, National Library of Medicine

The Multimedia & Visualizations for Science Workshop featured leading-edge innovations in science-oriented web multimedia, large-scale data exploration and visualization, speech and object recognition, image indexing and analysis, human/computer interaction and virtual environments, among other topics.

The workshop was hosted by Microsoft Research and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).


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