Recent Challenges in Medical Visualization
2020-10-29T18:00:00Z – 2020-10-29T19:30:00Z
Medical is a popular application in visualization. In this area, there are decades of development. In addition, the medical application highly contributes to the visualization research. Medicine itself is a developing area, where novel imaging, diagnosis, and treatment techniques are constantly developed and improved. Due to the increasing data complexity in this field, novel challenges arise when considering medical visualization. Still, by now fewer and fewer medical visualization contributions appear in proceedings of VIS related conferences. In this application spotlight, we aim to summarize and discuss recent challenges and proposed solutions in the area of medical visualization. These challenges include uncertainty visualization, multi-modal visualization, teaching of medical students, challenges in publishing medical visualization papers, surgery assistance, and legal regulations that need to be considered when proposing novel visualization techniques to the medical market. We plan to structure our application spotlight as follows. First, we intend to invite selected speakers, that are working in the field of medical visualization to obtain their opinion on recent challenges in this field. Subsequently, we aim to feature a lively discussion with the audience of our spotlight to identify additional problems. Furthermore, we aim to highlight recent problems in publishing papers in the application area of medical. This discussion will be the main part of the application spotlight and will be carefully tracked. Based on the proposed event, we aim to provide a list of current challenges in medical visualization that will be publicly available. We hope that this list of challenges provides a deeper understanding to the VIS community as to why developments in medical visualizations are in high demand and how our community can benefit from and contribute to them.