VISSION: An Object Oriented Dataflow System for Simulation and Visualization

  • Alexandru Telea
  • Jarke J. van Wijk
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


Scientific visualization and simulation specification and monitoring are sometimes addressed by object-oriented environments. Even though object orientation powerfully and elegantly models many application domains, integration of OO libraries in such systems remains a difficult task. The elegance and simplicity of object orientation is often lost in the integration phase, so combining OO and dataflow concepts is usually limited. We propose a system for visualization and simulation with a generic object-oriented way to simulation design, control and interactivity, which merges OO and dataflow modelling in a single abstraction. Advantages of the proposed system over similar tools are presented and illustrated by a comprehensive set of examples.


Scientific Visualization Dataflow Graph Component Developer Application Library Computational Steering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Telea
    • 1
  • Jarke J. van Wijk
    • 1
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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