The Visualization Virtual Services (VVS) is an infrastructure combining
databases for the archival of shapes and software tools for their processing.
The VVS is a revised version of the Digital Shape Workbench (DSW)
developed by the AIM@SHAPE consortium, whose direct benefit is to
provide the means for sharing digital resources, such as tools and models,
for the preparation of virtual scenes and experiments for any graphical
and VR settings. To a larger extent, the VVS fosters the re-use of program
components and testing models for speeding-up research in digital shapes,
and as such, it may be regarded as an e-Science support in the field of
scientific visualisation. The VVS is conceived as an operational,
distributed and web-based resource repository which involves the
integration of the Shape Repository, the Tool Repository and the
Ontology and Metadata Repository, together with an advanced Search Framework.