Collaborative 3D Visualization for Ashore, Afloat and Expeditionary Readiness Workshop

Virginia Tech and Web3D Consortium are hosting a one-day workshop to provide Naval enterprise leaders presentations on the use of collaborative web based 3D visualization techniques by Government, Academia and Industry practitioners.
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Friday, 2019, December 6 (All day)
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, 900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203. Falls Church room, second floor.

Virginia Tech and Web3D Consortium are hosting a one-day workshop to provide Naval enterprise leaders presentations on the use of collaborative Web-based 3D visualization techniques by Government, Academia and Industry practitioners.

We have a very interesting and busy agenda. There is a lot happening, we want everyone to get the most out of their valuable networking time together!

The workshop is intended to foster networking and showcase current and emerging capabilities for enterprise-scale, networked geo-enabled 3D communications. Increasing shared understanding and technical coordination agility can be feasibly adapted to improve digital connectedness, accelerate consensus/decision making processes across systems engineering, advance planning conceptualization, and collaborative virtual rehearsal for ashore & afloat logistics activities. 

Building shared priorities adds value for everyone. Workshop participants will discuss their reactions "around the table" together to share ideas about opportunities and potential synergies that can further the art of the possible to realize shared innovation.

Workshop Program

Web3D Consortium offers Value Proposition.  

Enabling Enterprise Connectedness and Real-Time Networked Communications via ISO Standards.

Anita Havele (Web3D Executive Director) and Dr. Nicholas Polys (VT and Web3D President)

SPIDERS3D Collaborative Visualization for Navy and US Coast Guard Risk Assessment Support. 

Accelerating Pace of Group Understanding and Consensus.

Dr. Don Brutzman (NPS MOVES)



Virginia Tech (VT) 3D Blacksburg and VT Visionarium: Translating Theory into Real-World Practice.   

Exploring Software Infrastructures to Related Structure & Function in Dynamic Geo-enabled Systems.

Peter Sforza (Virginia Tech Director of Center for Geospatial IT) and Dr. Nicholas Polys (Virginia Tech Director of Visual Computing)


Web3D Geo-Enabled Interoperability. 

Unlock Adaptation, Reuse of Existing GIS Data Investments.

Tom Cowan (Synergy Software Design) and Anthony Scardino (GISinc)

3D Models for Naval Underwater Archeology. 

Challenges and Requirements that Match Operational Needs.

Shanna Daniel (Naval History and Heritage Command, NHHC)

3D Metadata Model for Archival Data Publication. 

Identify Reference Terms, Create Exemplars, and Standardize Metadata Models that describe Digital Twins and Surrogates.

Dr. Nicholas Polys (Virginia Tech and Web3D)

3D Visualization for Contingency Preparation and Master Planning.

Enabling New Joint Service Collaboration Capabilities.

John Ouellette (VP, Versar)

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Capability Demonstrations: Hand-Held Laser Scanning and Measurement. Large demonstration files: slideset and two movies.

Bill Gutelius (Qntfi Inc.)


Enabling Better Shore, Naval Expeditionary Readiness via Networked 3D Virtual Environments.

Model-Based Collaboration Capabilities Accelerate Pace of Technical Coordination and Planning Across Naval Commands.

Alex Viana (NAVFAC HQ) and Gerritt Lang (NAVFAC Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center)


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Naval Innovation and Long-Term Impacts.

Exploring Future Benefits, Risks and Outcomes through Agility .

Dr. Dale Moore

NavalX Playbooks Provide Potential Pattern for Growth.

Sharing High-Impact Knowledge, Skills Across Naval Enterprise.

CDR Sam “Chubs” Gray USN, NavalX Tech Bridge National Director 



5D Virtual Environments Collaboration Capability.

Emerging SPIDERS3D Functionalities For Navy Decision Making.

Mike Russalesi (Founder and COO, Synergy Software Design)


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X3D Best Practices for Computer-Aided Design CAD, 3D Printing, and 3D Scanning Applications.

Enable Visualization and Interchange of X3D Across Technologies.

Dr. Vince Marchetti (Kshell, Inc. and  Web3D), Dr. Nicholas Polys (VT),  Web3D Design Printing and Scanning Working Group)

video and presentation

Increasing Afloat Readiness via UAV 3D Scanning.

Accelerating 3D Ship Configuration Data to Shore Maintainers.

LT Todd Coursey (NSWC PHD) and Chuck Spaulding (Aerial Alchemy)

Converting LiDAR Scan Data to X3D Data.

Automating Point Cloud Data Conversion into 3D Mesh Models.

Mark Senior (Pointfuse)


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NPS Center for Additive Manufacturing and X3D Model Exchange for NPS Additive Manufacturing Makers.

Web-Based Additive Manufacturing and 3D Model Re-Use.

Dr. Amela Sadagic, Dr. Edward Rockower, and Dr. Don Brutzman (NPS MOVES Institute)

X3D Version 4 International Standard Update.

Specification Milestones, Multiple Implementations for HTML5 Publishing and (Emerging) X3D Semantic Web.

Anita Havele, Don Brutzman, Nicholas Polys, Vince Marchetti (Web3D Consortium)

X3D VE Requirements Review, Shared Action Items

  • Collected Requirements: Must Have, Like to Have, Don't Need
  • Timeline for workshop publication
  • Technology Deliverable Drumbeat
  • 2020 Proposal Opportunities

Milestones and Events Schedule

Anita Havele (Web3D Executive Director), Dr. Nicholas Polys (Web3D), Dr. Don Brutzman (NPS MOVES), Alex Viana (NAVFAC HQ)

Press Release: 
Release Date: 
Wed, 2019-11-20