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The ChemVis project is one of 23 research projects in the strategic research initiative "V3D2" ("Distributed Processing and Exchange of Digital Documents") of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).

The ChemVis project will end in the end of 2004.

Project Leaders:

Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Ihlenfeldt    
Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Thomas Ertl 
Visualization and Interactive Systems Group
Institute of Computer Science
University of Stuttgart
Research Project:
Chemical Visualization on the Internet: Embedded dynamic and interactive high-end graphics in digital documents for the visualization of complex factual relationships.  
We propose the development of an Internet standard orientated system for the embedding of dynamic visualizations in digital documents in the field of chemistry. We aim to show with prototypical examples that such a system facilitates the understanding of complex chemical phenomena easier than static 3D scenes or videos. For example, important chemical effects depend on 3D geometry, time scale and field effects and therefore is difficult to depict by a few static viewpoints. The coupling and realtime manipulation of 3D visualizations, by user-initiated change of graph attributes, space/time parameters and other influencing factors, enable a new quality and density of information. Such kind of information visualization is able to keep pace with the complexity of current research. Several models of scene manipulation shall highlight a wide range of uses and requirements of these dynamic scenarios.

Last change: 2004-09-21
F. Oellien