Designing a collaborative visual analytics tool for social and technological change prediction

Pak Chung Wong, L. Ruby Leung, Ning Lu, Michael J. Scott, Patrick Mackey, Harlan Foote, James Correia, Z. Todd Taylor, Jianhua Xu, Stephen D. Unwin, Antonio Sanfilippo

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GreenOracle is a collaborative visual analytics tool for interactively modeling future social and technological changes. The development project involves an interdisciplinary team of scientists from atmospheric physics, electrical engineering, building engineering, social sciences, economics, public policy, and national security. The tool aims to predict global climate change's impact on US power grids and its implications for society and national security. These future scenarios provide critical assessments and information to help policymakers and stakeholders formulate a coherent, unified strategy toward shaping a safe, secure society. This article is part of a special issue on collaborative visualization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-68
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2009



  • Collaboration
  • Computer graphics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Social modeling
  • Technological modeling
  • Visual analytics
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Wong, P. C., Leung, L. R., Lu, N., Scott, M. J., Mackey, P., Foote, H., Correia, J., Taylor, Z. T., Xu, J., Unwin, S. D., & Sanfilippo, A. (2009). Designing a collaborative visual analytics tool for social and technological change prediction. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 29(5), 58-68.