Scientific Visualization

Simulation in HLRS's CAVE

This course is targeted at researchers with basic knowledge in numerical simulation, who would like to learn how to visualize their simulation results on the desktop but also in Augmented Reality and Virtual Environments. The two-day workshop gives a short overview over scientific visualization in general, followed by a hands-on introduction to 3D desktop visualization with VISTLE (webpage on the EXCELLERAT service portal) and COVISE. Participants will further learn how to build interactive 3D Models for Virtual Environments and how to set up an Augmented Reality visualization.


HLRS, University of Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Room 0.439 / Rühle Saal
Location and nearby accommodations

Start date

Sep 29, 2022

End date

Sep 30, 2022



Entry level


Course subject areas

Scientific Visualization



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Prerequisites and content levels

Programming experience in Fortran or C

Content levels
  • Basic: 9 hours
  • Intermediate: 2:30 hours

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Dr.-Ing. Uwe Wössner, Martin Aumüller, Dennis Grieger and Leyla Kern from HLRS.

Learning outcomes

  • Overview over scientific visualization in general.
  • Knowledge about how to build an interactive 3D Models for Virtual Environments and how to set up an Augmented Reality visualization.


All times are local times in the Central European Summer Time zone (Berlin).

First day (Thursday Sep. 29):
09:00 Registration
09:30 - 13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00 - 17:30 Lectures and exercises

Second day (Friday Sep. 30):
09:00 - 13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00 - 15:30 Lectures and exercises

On-site course & COVID rules

Besides the content of the training itself, another important aspect of this event is the scientific exchange among the participants. We try to facilitate such communication by

  • offering common coffee and lunch breaks and
  • working together in groups of two during the exercises (if desired by the individual participants and permitted by the COVID-19 rules).

For your safety, we will only allow fully vaccinated or fully recovered or COVID-19 negative tested participants on all days. You must wear a medical face mask or FFP2 mask everywhere on site. If a distance of 1.5 m cannot be guaranteed inside, e.g., if you are working in pairs in exercises, it must be an FFP2 mask. Details can be found on the registration page.

We strongly recommend to choose travel options and hotels with the possibility to cancel (even close to the event) because we might be forced to deliver the course as an online course.

Registration information

Register via the button at the top of this page (will be available soon).

Registration closes on September 12, 2022 (extended registration phase).

Late registrations after that date are still possible according to the course capacity, possibly with reduced quality of service.


Students without Diploma/Master: none.
Members of German universities and public research institutes: none.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR.
Others: 400 EUR.

Our course fee includes coffee breaks (in classroom courses only).

Lunch Breaks

A nearby canteen is opened and we plan to have lunch there. Further two other near possibilities for lunch are on all days:

We will update this information if opening times etc. change and inform you more precisely before the course starts.


Tobias Haas phone 0711 685 87223, tobias.haas(at)
Lorenzo Zanon (for EXCELLERAT) phone 0711 685 63824, zanon(at)


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012.

HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC.

This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC training program. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.


This workshop is supported by the Horizon-2020 Centre of Excellence EXCELLERAT (first phase Dec 2018-May 2022). See also the EXCELLERAT Service Portal for more information.

Further courses

See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.


Further information can be found at the Visualization department of HLRS. Also consider the webpage at EXCELLERAT.