VisNow - a generic data visualization platform

VisNow is a generic visualization platform in Java technology, developed by the Laboratory of Visual Analysis at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw.
It is a modular data flow driven platform enabling users to create schemes for data visualization, visual analysis, data processing and simple simulations. Motivated by 'Read and Watch' idea, VisNow shows the data as soon and fast as possible giving further opportunity for processing and more in-depth visualization. In a few steps it can create professional images and movies as well as discover unknown information hidden in datasets.

VisNow, not trying to be yet another visualization tool, is targeted at overcoming the drawbacks of other similar software platforms. It is subject to the following keynotes:

  • Clear and legible desktop
  • Network creation support
  • Multifunctional modules
  • Module-Object-Interface connection


How to cite VisNow

If you are using VisNow for your work and need to formally reference it, please use one of the following:

  • VisNow,, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw
  • K.S.Nowinski, B.A.Borucki, "VisNow - a Modular, Extensible Visual Analysis Platform", Proc. of 22nd Int. Conf. in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision WSCG2014, pp 73-76



VisNow was partially supported by "OCEAN - Open Centre for Data Analysis" project, co-funded within the European Regional Development Fund under the Innovative Economy Operational Programme


VisNow tutorial at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018 conference

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Supercomputing Frontiers conference was held for the first time in Warsaw, Poland as SCFE 2018. Its is the place to be for visionary look at the future of supercomputing. Between many tutorials (including quantum computing by D-Wave or programming with Julia) VisNow also found its place. Participants were able to work with VisNow v1.3-RC1 (release candidate) version, coming soon to full release, and providing a number of new functionalities like physical units support, new probing modules or integrated stationary flow visualization module.

VisNow at SC17 conference

Monday, 20 November 2017

VisNow was present at SuperComputing 2017 conference in Denver in three flavors - ICM booth and two live demos. Based on fast global connections a globally distributed visualization was presented in first demo, based on NICE DCV engine with VisNow as a visualization layer. In the second demo VisNow enabled a 3D insight into a deep learning network decision process in Achilles tendon imaging.

Visualization in Practice Workshop @ IEEE VIS 2016 conference in Baltimore

Monday, 24 October 2016

VisNow and JSciC are presented in poster session of the "Workshop on Visualization in Practice: Open Source Visualization and Visual Analytics Software" within the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference in Baltimore, US. "A Java alternative to open source visualization - VisNow" and "Java Scientific Containers - an open source generic large data library for visualization applications" give a story on our software and libraries as a potential alternative to other generic visualization platforms and VTK standard.

Scientific visualization tutorial for young scientists

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Academy of Young Scientists of the Polish Academy of Sciences implemented the next "Young Talens Forge" school last weekend. The participants had the oportunity to use VisNow to learn on best practices in scientific visualization on real world case studies. See for more details on the school.

Graphics designers meet scientific visualization

Monday, 25 April 2016

FestDesign16 design&science conference took place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice 22-23 April 2016. The main purpose of the conference was to bring together the scientists and designers to start the discussion on collaboration needs. Visualization is the central point of that discussion. Tutorial on scientific visualization for designers and scientists was based on VisNow software with amazing visual results.


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