Emerging Industrial Visualization Systems: The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual and Immersive Reality Technologies

  • Miguel Cota
  • Miguel González-Castro
  • Frederico Branco
  • Ramiro GonçalvesEmail author
  • José Martins
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 405)


The continuous process industry is currently facing a serious need for systems that allow to monitor and manage their factories. Despite the existing industrial visualization screens provide for a partial answer to the identified issue, there is a set of new technologies who might help on developing the existing industrial visualization systems and provide and improved aid to the human controllers who monitor and manage the production processes. The presented paper aims at not only delivering a serious and focused characterization on the existing industry visualization screens, but above all, it intends to present several opportunities, challenges and new perspectives for the use of innovative visualization technologies (such as 2.5D/3D screens, augmented and virtual reality) in those industries whose production process assumes itself as continuous. This contribute, from our perspective will serve as a basis for further research on the field.


DCS HCI 3D 2.5D Smart glasses Virtual reality, Augmented reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Cota
    • 1
  • Miguel González-Castro
    • 1
  • Frederico Branco
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ramiro Gonçalves
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • José Martins
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.University of Trás-os-Montes E Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.INESC TEC and UTADUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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