Webs on the web (WOW)

3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education

Ilmi Yoon, Rich Williams, Eli Levine, Sanghyuk Yoon, Jennifer Dunne, Neo D Martinez

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Abstract

This paper describes information technology being developed to improve the quality, sophistication, accessibility, and pedagogical simplicity of ecological network data, analysis, and visualization. We present designs for a WWW demonstration/prototype web site that provides database, analysis, and visualization tools for research and education related to food web research. Our early experience with a prototype 3D ecological network visualization guides our design of a more flexible architecture design. 3D visualization algorithms include variable node and link sizes, placements according to node connectivity and tropic levels, and visualization of other node and link properties in food web data. The flexible architecture includes an XML application design, FoodWebML, and pipelining of computational components. Based on users' choices of data and visualization options, the WWW prototype site will connect to an XML database (Xindice) and return the visualization in VRML format for browsing and further interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR.F. Erbacher, P.C. Chen, J.C. Roberts, M.T. Groehn, K. Boerner
Pages124-132
Number of pages9
Volume5295
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventVisualization and Data Analysis 2004 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2004Jan 20 2004

Other

OtherVisualization and Data Analysis 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/19/041/20/04

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World Wide Web
education
Visualization
Education
prototypes
food
XML
websites
tropical regions
format
Tropics
Data visualization
Information technology
Websites
Demonstrations
interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Yoon, I., Williams, R., Levine, E., Yoon, S., Dunne, J., & Martinez, N. D. (2004). Webs on the web (WOW): 3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education. In R. F. Erbacher, P. C. Chen, J. C. Roberts, M. T. Groehn, & K. Boerner (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5295, pp. 124-132) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.526956

Webs on the web (WOW) : 3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education. / Yoon, Ilmi; Williams, Rich; Levine, Eli; Yoon, Sanghyuk; Dunne, Jennifer; Martinez, Neo D.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / R.F. Erbacher; P.C. Chen; J.C. Roberts; M.T. Groehn; K. Boerner. Vol. 5295 2004. p. 124-132.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yoon, I, Williams, R, Levine, E, Yoon, S, Dunne, J & Martinez, ND 2004, Webs on the web (WOW): 3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education. in RF Erbacher, PC Chen, JC Roberts, MT Groehn & K Boerner (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5295, pp. 124-132, Visualization and Data Analysis 2004, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/19/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.526956
Yoon I, Williams R, Levine E, Yoon S, Dunne J, Martinez ND. Webs on the web (WOW): 3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education. In Erbacher RF, Chen PC, Roberts JC, Groehn MT, Boerner K, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5295. 2004. p. 124-132 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.526956
Yoon, Ilmi ; Williams, Rich ; Levine, Eli ; Yoon, Sanghyuk ; Dunne, Jennifer ; Martinez, Neo D. / Webs on the web (WOW) : 3D visualization of ecological networks on the WWW for collaborative research and education. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / R.F. Erbacher ; P.C. Chen ; J.C. Roberts ; M.T. Groehn ; K. Boerner. Vol. 5295 2004. pp. 124-132
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