WestGrid Webinar: Highlights from the 2021 SciVis Contest

Wed, Nov 10, 2021 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

Status: Completed

Brief overview of the ideas suggested in this year's Contest.

Speaker: Alex Razoumov

The 2021 SciVis Contest organized jointly by IEEE and Compute Canada wrapped up on October 28th, with the official announcement of awards at the IEEE Vis conference. This Contest dataset was a numerical simulation of convection in the Earth's mantle containing 251 timesteps covering 500 Myr of geological time, data courtesy of the Pysklywec Lab (Russell Pysklywec and Hosein Shahnas) at the University of Toronto. The simulation was conducted using Compute Canada’s Niagara cluster. The Contest challenge was to identify various flow features and visualize them clearly as they evolve in time. We saw many good submissions and a ton of innovative visualization ideas. In this webinar we will talk about some of the ideas suggested in the submissions, and how these techniques could be applied to other scientific datasets.