Authors: Juliano Franz, Joseph Malloch, Derek Reilly
Abstract: Mission planning and decision making often require a large amount of complex, heterogeneous data that comes from multiple distributed sources. Data specialists are responsible for exploring and extracting vital information that can lead to a successful operation from complex datasets. Augmented-reality can help experts to explore and understand data by adding an extra volume of 3D information to familiar data representations and interfaces such as maps and interactive tables. We present the beginning stages of a long term research project focusing on immersive interfaces for data analysis in a naval mission setting. The long term research goals include the development of approaches and techniques for data exploration and interaction, query creation and management, virtual co-presence and the integration of heterogeneous devices into a single data session.