VISIONAIR is an acronym for “VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research”. VISIONAIR is a European infrastructure for high level visualization facilities that is open to research communities across Europe and around the world. By integrating existing facilities, VISIONAIR creates a world-class research infrastructure for conducting state-of-the-art research, thus significantly enhancing the attractiveness and visibility of the European Research Area (ERA).
VISIONAIR allows researches into Scientific Visualization, Ultra High Definition Networks, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Collaborative Environments. VISIONAIR expects high level research inside these fields and enables new research perspectives. This paper presents the aims of VISIONAIR and analyzes some challenges and opportunities open by such an infrastructure.