Molecular Visualization with Supports of Interaction, Immersion and Collaboration among Geographically-Separated Research Groups

  • Moacyr Francischetti-Corrêa
  • Luis Carlos Trevelin
  • Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)


This paper explores the possibilities of integrate two or more geographically-separated research groups in the same molecular visualization. It is presented the JViewer (JAMP Molecular Viewer), which is a molecular visualization application with interaction, immersion and collaboration. The interaction and immersion are provide by the use of Virtual Reality technology; and the communication and synchronization using JAMP platform (Java Architecture for Media Processing), which is a distributed programming environment for multimedia applications.


Molecular visualization collaboration immersion interaction Virtual Reality JAMP Platform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moacyr Francischetti-Corrêa
    • 1
  • Luis Carlos Trevelin
    • 1
  • Marcelo de Paiva Guimarães
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal de São CarlosSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade Campo Limpo PaulistaInstituto Federal de São PauloBrazil

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