7th International Workshop on In Situ Visualization

Thursday, May 25, 2023: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hall Y3 - 2nd Floor, Hamburg, Germany
Held in conjunction with ISC High Performance 2023.


Registration is open. Early-bird deadline: April 19, 2023.
Organized by James Kress, Peter Messmer, and the WOIV team.

Workshop Theme

Large-scale HPC simulations with their inherent I/O bottleneck have made in situ visualization an essential approach for data analysis, although the idea of in situ visualization dates back to the golden era of coprocessing in the 1990s. In situ coupling of analysis and visualization to a live simulation circumvents writing raw data to disk for post-mortem analysis – an approach that is already inefficient for today’s very large simulation codes. Instead, with in situ visualization, data abstracts are generated that provide a much higher level of expressiveness per byte. Therefore, more details can be computed and stored for later analysis, providing more insight than traditional methods.

We encourage contributed talks on methods and workflows that have been used for large-scale parallel visualization, with a particular focus on the in situ case. Presentations on codes that closely couple numerical methods and visualization are particularly welcome. Speakers should detail if and how the application drove abstractions or other kinds of data reductions and how these interacted with the expressiveness and flexibility of the visualization for exploratory analysis. Presentations on codes that closely couple numerical methods and visualization are particularly welcome. Speakers should detail frameworks used and data reductions applied. They should also indicate how these impacted the flexibility of the visualization for exploratory analysis.

Of particular interest to WOIV and its attendees are recent developments for in situ libraries and software. Submissions documenting recent additions to existing in situ software or new in situ platforms are highly encouraged. WOIV is an excellent place to connect providers of in situ solutions with potential customers.

For the submissions we are not only looking for success stories, but are also particularly interested in those experiments that started with a certain goal or idea in mind, but later got shattered by reality or insufficient hardware/software.

Areas of interest for WOIV include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques and paradigms for in situ visualization.
  • Algorithms relevant to in situ visualization. These could include algorithms empowered by in situ visualization or algorithms that overcome limitations of in situ visualization.
  • Systems and software implementing in situ visualization. These include both general purpose and bespoke implementations. This also includes updates to existing software as well as new software.
  • Workflow management.
  • Use of in situ visualization for application science or other examples of using in situ visualization.
  • Performance studies of in situ systems. Comparisons between in situ systems or techniques or comparisons between in situ and alternatives (such as post hoc) are particularly encouraged.
  • The impact of hardware changes on in situ visualization.
  • The online visualization of experimental data.
  • Reports of in situ visualization failures.
  • Emerging issues with in situ visualization.


May 25, 2023 · Hamburg, Germany
Times: CEST

Papers and Slides

Welcome Address
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
9:05 AM – 9:50 AM
Dave Pugmire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory:
In Situ and You – A Why, What, Where, and How, for the Future of In Situ
Paper Session (Session Chair Peter Messmer)
9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
  • François Mazen, Lucas Givord and Charles Gueunet:
    Catalyst-ADIOS: in-transit analysis for numerical simulations using Catalyst 2 API
  • Marcel Krüger, Simon Oehrl, Torsten Kuhlen and Tim Gerrits:
    A Case Study on Providing Accessbility-Focused In-Transit Architectures for Neural Network Simulation and Analysis
  • James Kress, Glendon Holst, Hari Prasad Dasari, Shehzad Afzal, Ibrahim Hoteit, and Thomas Theußl:
    Inshimtu - A Lightweight In Situ Visualization “Shim”
Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cross-Discipline Session and Panel
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
  • Matthieu Dorier
  • Jorji Nonaka
  • François Mazen
  • Marcel Krüger
    The In Situ Ecosystem: How Evolving Technology and Research Trends are Shaping the Future of In Situ Visualization
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM
Closing Remarks
12:55 PM – 1:00 PM


We accept submissions of short papers (6 to 8 pages), full papers (10 to 12 pages) and lightning presentations (2 to 4 pages) in Springer single column LNCS style. Please find LaTeX and Word templates here.

Submissions are exclusively handled via EasyChair. The review process is single or double blind, we leave it to the discretion of the authors whether they want to disclose their identity in their submissions.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, and will be evaluated according to relevance to the workshop theme, technical soundness, thoroughness of success/failure comparison, and impactfulness of method/results. Accepted short and full papers will appear as post-conference workshop proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series; lightning presentations will be published via Zenodo. The submitted versions will be made available to workshop participants during ISC.


Mar 10, 2023 :  Submission deadline (extended)
Submissions are exclusively handled via EasyChair.
Apr 7, 2023 :  Notification of acceptance
Apr 19, 2023 :  Early Bird registration deadline (estimated from past years, see ISC website)
May 25, 2023 :  Workshop day
Jun 22, 2023 :  Camera-ready version due


Please feel free to reach out to the organizers via woiv@googlegroups.com.



James Kress

Visualization Core Lab, KAUST


Peter Messmer


Invited Speakers


Barney Maccabe

University of Arizona


David Pugmire

Oak Ridge National Laboratory



James Kress

Visualization Core Lab, KAUST


Marcel Krüger

RWTH Aachen University


François Mazen

Kitware Europe


Andy Bauer

US Army Corps Of Engineers

E. Wes Bethel

San Francisco State University

Jose Camata

Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Berk Geveci

Kitware Inc.

Hank Childs

University of Oregon

Ingrid Hotz

Linköping University

Shaomeng Li

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Nicole Marsaglia

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Silvio Rizzi

Argonne National Laboratory

Gunther Weber

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Steering Committee


Steffen Frey

University of Groningen


Kenneth Moreland

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Guido Reina

Visualization Research Center, University of Stuttgart


Thomas Theussl

Visualization Core Lab, KAUST


Tom Vierjahn

Westphalian University of Applied Sciences