The need for verifiable visualization

Robert M. Kirby, Cláudio T. Silva

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Visualization is often employed as part of the simulation science pipeline-it's the window through which scientists examine their data for deriving new science, and the lens used to view modeling and discretization interactions within their simulations. We advocate that as a component of the simulation science pipeline, visualization must be explicitly considered as part of the validation and verification (V&V) process. In this article, the authors define Vamp;V in the context of computational science, discuss the role of V&V in the scientific process, and present arguments for the need for verifiable visualization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2008


  • Accuracy
  • Communities
  • Computational modeling
  • Data models
  • Data visualization
  • Error budget
  • Mathematical model
  • Pipelines
  • Uncertainty
  • Validation
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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