Summer School of Scientific Visualization

The School of Scientific Visualization is an intense, 5-day, graduate level course. Scientific visualization  is  a remarkable branch of computer graphics. Its purpose is to graphically illustrate scientific data to enable scientists to understand, illustrate, and obtain insights from their data.

  • Introduction to computer graphics
  • Introduction to scientific and remote visualization
  • High-performance visualization tools and libraries
  • Advanced techniques for in-situ visualization 
  • Acceleration engines for complex scenarios

One  edition is scheduled for 2012.

Edition: June 11-15 This edition will be held in English and is open to non-Italian speaking  students.


The school is aimed at final year master students, PhD students, and young researchers in computational sciences and scientific areas with different backgrounds.

The number of participants for each edition is limited to 24 students. Applicants will be selected according to their experience and  qualifications. Knowledge of  computer programming is required (languages C/Python).

Attendance is free. Grants up to 250 EUR are available for partecipants not funded by their institution and not coming from the Bologna area. Lunch will be provided by CINECA. Each student will be given a two month access to the CINECA's hybrid cluster PLX.

Registrationswill be open on March 1, 2012.

Application deadline:May 1 2012

The list of admitted applicantswill be published on May 7, 2012. The lists of participants, reserves and auditors are available.

Additional info

How to reach us: the school will be held at the CINECA supercomputing center, via Magnanelli 6/3, Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), from monday to friday of each week. CINECA is located 9 Km from the Bologna Airport, 12 Km from the centre of Bologna.  More details.

Accommodation: we can propose you a list of hotels in the neighborhood or in Bologna. If the hotel has an agreement with CINECA, specify you are attending the school at booking time in order to obtain a discounted rate.

Contacts: please contact the school secretariat for further information.

Partners: this training is sponsored by the European Project PRACE-2IP. More about PRACE.