Topology verification for isosurface extraction

Tiago Etiene, Luis Gustavo Nonato, Carlos Scheidegger, Julien Tienry, Thomas J. Peters, Valerio Pascucci, Robert M. Kirby, Cláudio T. Silva

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The broad goals of verifiable visualization rely on correct algorithmic implementations. We extend a framework for verification of isosurfacing implementations to check topological properties. Specifically, we use stratified Morse theory and digital topology to design algorithms which verify topological invariants. Our extended framework reveals unexpected behavior and coding mistakes in popular publicly available isosurface codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5928335
Pages (from-to)952-965
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 5 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Verifiable visualization
  • isosurface
  • topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Etiene, T., Nonato, L. G., Scheidegger, C., Tienry, J., Peters, T. J., Pascucci, V., Kirby, R. M., & Silva, C. T. (2012). Topology verification for isosurface extraction. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(6), 952-965. [5928335].