Rapid Assembly and Deployment of Domain Visualisation Solutions
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION SALISBURY (AUSTRALIA) ELECTRONICS AND SURVEILLANCE RESEARCH
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Information visualisation exploits the natural perceptual capabilities of the decision-maker to facilitate the rapid assimilation and analysis of abstract, complex and often voluminous information. In this paper we argue that a major advance for computer-based information visualisation will be the definition of an open, component-based framework to support the rapid assembly and deployment of visualisation solutions. The proposed visualisation framework should not only support and extend the functionality common to existing visualisation tools, such as view generation and user interaction, but also provide support for the deployment of that tool into the customers organisational environment. Successful deployment should encompass the integration of the deployed visualisation tool with existing work processes, the information space and the available information technology tools and services and ongoing support for the use and evolution of the tool. We describe InVision - an open framework for the development and deployment of integrated visualisation solutions, which employs computer-based visualisation techniques, component-based software engineering, and agent-based computing - and describe a research program to validate the InVision concepts and promote the adoption, extension, and integration of the InVision framework by visualisation researchers and application developers.
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