ContextuWall: Peer collaboration using (large) displays

Matthias Klapperstuck, Tobias Czauderna, Cagatay Goncu, Jaroslaw Glowacki, Tim Dwyer, Falk Schreiber, Kim Marriott

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    The emerging field of Immersive Analytics investigates how novel display and interaction technologies can enable people to visualise and analyse data and complex information. In this paper, we present ContextuWall, a system for interactive local and remote collaboration using touch and mobile devices as well as displays of various sizes. The system enables groups of users located on different sites to share content to a jointly used virtual desktop which is accessible over a secured network. This virtual desktop can be shown on different large displays simultaneously, taking advantage of their high resolution. To enable users to intuitively share, arrange as well as annotate image content, a purpose-built client software has been built and can easily be adapted with plug-ins for existing data analytics software. We show exemplary use cases and describe the system architecture and its implementation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2016)
    Subtitle of host publicationSydney, Australia, 22 – 25 November 2016 [Proceedings]
    EditorsKarsten Klein, Julian Heinrich
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509052721
    ISBN (Print)9781509052738
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
    EventInternational Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2016) - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 22 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
    Conference number: 2nd


    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2016)
    Abbreviated titleBDVA'16
    OtherBDVA 2016 : 2nd International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics
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    • Collaboration
    • ContextuWall
    • Immersive Analytics
    • Interaction
    • Large displays
    • Touch display
    • Visualisation

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