The Continuum
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 20

The Continuum Research in Amplified Collaboration Environments of the Future Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Thomas A. DeFanti, Jonas Talandis PowerPoint PPT Presentation

The Continuum Research in Amplified Collaboration Environments of the Future Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Thomas A. DeFanti, Jonas Talandis Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) University of Illinois at Chicago. Along time ago in a laboratory not far away…. Established in 1973

Download Presentation

The Continuum Research in Amplified Collaboration Environments of the Future Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Thomas A. DeFanti, Jonas Talandis

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Along time ago in a laboratory not far away

The Continuum

Research in Amplified Collaboration Environments

of the Future

Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Thomas A. DeFanti,

Jonas Talandis

Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)

University of Illinois at Chicago


Along time ago in a laboratory not far away

Along time ago in a laboratory not far away…

  • Established in 1973

  • Co-directors: Tom DeFanti, Dan Sandin

  • 10 full time staff

  • 40 students, 30 funded students, 50% Art and CS

  • Main areas of research: advanced display systems, visualization, high speed networking, and collaboration.

  • Funded mainly by NSF and DoE

  • Additional funding by Microsoft, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), General Motors


We are known for the cave and tele immersion

We are known for the CAVE andTele-Immersion


Motivation for amplified collaboration environments

Motivation for Amplified Collaboration Environments

  • Olson & Olson – Michigan

  • Study of 9 project rooms – software design, appliance design, organization design, sales response team

  • Comparison of war groups with norm showed performance of war group well above corporate average (doubling for software design case)

  • How do we amplify these benefits and support distributed teams using modern collaboration technology?


Requirements of modern day collaboration environments

Requirements of Modern DayCollaboration Environments

  • Our work focuses mainly on supporting Scientific collaborations because they are not easily supported with gear you buy from BestBuy.

  • Aspects of group collaboration that need to be supported:

    • Persistence of Information

    • Spatiality and Deictic Referencing

    • Group Awareness

    • Immediacy of Access to Knowledgeable Experts

  • Technology requirements:

    • Good quality, panoramic audio/video conferencing.

    • Persistent, high resolution, information displays.

    • Ability to rapidly distribute displayed information to collaborating sites.

    • Support for brainstorming.

    • Seamless integration of content from remote computer systems like supercomputers to laptops and PDAs.

    • High speed networking to support all of the above.


The continuum

The Continuum

Goal is to research and develop a collaborative project-room / warroom, interconnected by high speed networks, and enhanced by high end visualization and computation to allow researchers to fluidly work with each other and with complex data.


Amplified collaboration environments

Amplified Collaboration Environments

Collaborativepassive stereo

display

Collaborative Tiled Display

AccessGrid multisitevideo conferencing

Collaborative

touch screenwhiteboard

Wireless

laptops &

Tablet PCs to steer the displays


Along time ago in a laboratory not far away

speakers

happy nodeoperator

cameras

desktop ambient mics

Video Conferencing: The AccessGrid


Collaborative annotation

Collaborative Annotation

Touch Plasma Screen


Immersion

Immersion

AccessGrid Augmented Virtual Environment

Originally designed & developed by EVL in 2001

Now widespread adoption by GeoWall Consortium for

Research & education in the Geosciences

(www.geowall.org)


70 walls since jan 2001

70 Walls since Jan 2001

June ‘02

Sept. ‘02

70

Other

GeoScience

40


The geowall consortium

The GeoWall Consortium

  • Provides open source software and data sets for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, to Geoscience researchers and educators.

  • Integration into Univ. Michigan, Minnesota and Arizona State curriculum- ~3000 students per year

  • Deployment at SciTech Museum in Aurora, Illinois; and Museum of Science and Industry.


The perspectile

The PerspecTile

  • Extreme resolution LCD tiled display (6000x3000).

  • Driven by 16 PCs.

  • View high resolution montages from Scripps, USGS, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research

  • Example:

  • In a Homeland Security / Emergency Response Application, USGS has aerial photos of 133 urban areas:

    • 5643 tiles each 5000x5000 pixel resolution ~ 375,600x375,600 pixels for each urban area (394GB per area.)

    • Total data ~ 51 TB

Bathymetry data of the whole world (Scripps)


Teravision high resolution graphics distribution

TeraVision : High ResolutionGraphics Distribution

VGA / DVI capture

GigE

RemoteDisplay

  • Like a Powerpoint projector with aGigabit NIC built into it.

  • Capture raw image @ 1024x768 30fps

  • Next generation version will let us capture twice the resolution.

  • All TRECC Continuum tiled displays have GigE NICs.


Wireless interaction

Wireless Interaction

  • Collaborative steering of Continuum screens as if one continuous screen.

  • Allow users to push displays from their wireless devices onto the Continuum screens.

  • Walk in a room & start sharing information.

  • Or stream video to a remote handheld device.


Networks that support collaboration star tap science technology and research transit access point

Networks that support collaboration: STAR TAPScience, Technology And Research Transit Access Point

Internet 2

Abilene

Next Generation Internet

vBNS OC-12 622Mbps

(very high-performance BackboneNetwork Service)

NISNOC-3 155Mbps

NASA Research and Education Network

Esnet OC-3

(US DOE Energy Sciences Nework)

NREN OC-3

(Nasa Research & Education Network)

DREN

(Department of Defence Research & Education Network)

US Connections

www.startap.net


Star tap international connections connected interested

APAN (Australia, China, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand) 100

Austria

NORDUnet (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) 45 – 155Mbps

Brazil

Canada (CANet) 155

Chile

France (Renater2)

Germany

Israel (IUCC)

Netherlands (SURFnet) 155

Russia (mirNET) 6

Singapore (SingAREN) 12

South Africa

Switzerland (CERN) 45

Taiwan (TANet2) 15

Tonga

United Kingdom

Special: NTT GEMnet 5Mbps

STAR TAP International Connections Connected,Interested


Along time ago in a laboratory not far away

2.5G


For more information

For More Information

  • www.evl.uic.edu/cavern

  • www.startap.net

  • www.geowall.org

  • www.accessgrid.org

  • www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/geopad


Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

  • National Science Foundation

  • NSF Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (PACI)

  • Office of Naval Research through the Technology Research Education and Commercialization Center (TRECC)

  • Microsoft Research

  • General Motors Research

  • Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Optical Network Systems Laboratory


  • Login