Pasquale Pavone, HU Berlin, gave an invited talk 'Accessing Big Data: The NOMAD Encyclopedia' at the Emerging Technologies in Scientific Data Visualisation workshop in Pisa, Italy, April 4–6, 2018.
The workshop, co-sponsored by CECAM and Psi-k, focused on visualization of materials Big-Data, bringing together data producers, data analysts and visualization technologists to answer the following open questions:
- Data Producers: What are the emerging visualization needs for Big Data; how are they different than scaled-up versions of existing tools?
- Data Analysts: How to enhance current analysis tools or create new ones with visualization? What visual analytics techniques, representations and mapping methods can we borrow from other fields now that the molecular simulations can produce a variety of data other than molecular representations?
- Technologists: How can we better use the developing technologies such as Virtual Reality, haptic feedback mechanisms, graphical artificial neural networks, and computer vision to reveal patterns and relationships that were previously not exposed to visualization at all? How can computational material science benefit from technologies that target interaction with data?