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Automatic construction of dynamic 3D metaphoric worlds: an application to network management
Author(s): Pierre Abel; Pascal Gros; Cristina Russo Dos Santos; Didier Loisel; Jean-Pierre Paris
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the CyberNet research project. The aim of this project is to study how 3D visualization may help the user in the process of monitoring large amounts of dynamic information. The project focuses on a specific application domain, network management, but it is designed so that it can be applied to other domains. The paper present how information is collected and structured in order to define services that the user wants to monitor. We also present the impact of the dynamic nature of information on the system. Each 3D world represent a service, that is a model that groups and structures all the information related to a specific aspect of the network. Each modification of the service has a real time impact on the virtual world. This representation is done within the context of a 3D metaphor that defines the rules used to map services onto graphical elements. It also defines how information is mapped onto the visual parameters of these graphical elements. The metaphor also handles suitable navigation and interaction mechanisms to allow the user to explore and manage the virtual world.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3960, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, (28 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378908
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Abel, Institut Eurecom (France)
Pascal Gros, Institut Eurecom (France)
Cristina Russo Dos Santos, Institut Eurecom (France)
Didier Loisel, Institut Eurecom (France)
Jean-Pierre Paris, France Telecom-CNET (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3960:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editor(s)

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