International Workshop on

Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences

- Current Challenges, State-of-the-art Approaches, and Future Directions -

Rügen, Germany

 July 19-21, 2006







Important Dates



Invited Speakers


Discussion Sessions


Registration Fee

Conference Location



Conference Dinner






1. Visualization in Medicine: Future Directions


Wednesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

Session Chairs: Hans Hagen & Michael Scheuering.


Medicine is a traditional application area for visualization. Many approaches exist and many efforts have been taken. What remains? What are challenges that we still have not tackled sufficiently? What problems still need to be solved? Moreover, new medical methods emerge steadily. What types of new medical data sets are produced by evolving techniques? What are the new challenges for visualization?



2. Visualization in Life Sciences: Future Directions


Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Session Chairs: Bernd Hamann  & Darren Platt.


Life Sciences have been and possibly are still in a revolutionary phase, where many new techniques have evolved and evolve. What types of data are generated by evolving techniques? How and why can visualization help in understanding the data? What are the visualization challenges? What existing visualization techniques can be adopted and what are their limitations? What new visualization directions emerge?



3. Collaborative Research Programs


Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

Session Chairs: Hans Hagen & Bernd Hamann & Lars Linsen.


Having discussed the new directions to go, one should also find the best way implement the research plans. The first question to ask is, what types of scientific teams would be ideal to tackle the discussed challenges collaboratively. Then, what are some concrete action steps that could be taken now to move forward? One may discuss joint research projects, joint proposal opportunities, and international opportunities.