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9–14 NOVEMBER 2014
Welcome to VIS 2014 in Paris! The VIS acronym represents the
three main conferences appearing this week: IEEEVisual Analytics
Science and Technology (VAST), IEEE Information Visualization
(InfoVis), and the IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis). All the
conferences now run single track in parallel from Tuesday to
Friday. Additionally, VIS is hosting the IEEE Symposium on
Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) on Sunday
and Monday, as well as a diverse program of workshops and
tutorials at which you can learn about and develop skills in the
latest in VIS and contribute to VIS research efforts and agendas.
This year, VIS celebrates its 25th anniversary with several
special events in addition to its standard program. Scattered
throughout the week, you will also be able to explore the
Arts Program, Exhibit on Jacques Bertin, Doctoral Colloquium,
and a series of panels, posters, Meetups (previously known as
birds-of-a-feather—BOF), exhibitions, and a practitioner experiences track. It definitively promises to be an exciting and
stimulating week!
About Paris.................................................................................................3
We continue the recent tradition in which topical papers published during the last year in IEEE Transactions on Visualization
and Computer Graphics (TVCG) are presented during the conference. The presentations are now merged with the main
conference sessions according to the topic of the papers and
not as separate sessions. TVCG will publish all of the papers
from InfoVis and SciVis, and 35 papers from VAST in a special
December 2014 issue of the journal. In addition, this year, 21
VAST papers are presented at the conference level, so as to
increase the opportunity for presenting emerging work, results,
and applications of Visual Analytics.
This year, VIS features 8 workshops, 10 tutorials, and 6 panels,
and roughly 150 posters overall. The opening session for
the three conferences on Tuesday features keynote speaker
Alberto Cairo – author of ‘The Functional Art’ and director of
the Visualization Program at University of Miami Center for
Computational Science; the closing session on Friday features
capstone speaker Barbara Tversky – Professor of Psychology
Emerita at Stanford University and Professor of Psychology at
Columbia Teachers College. Each conference day begins with a
fast-forward session containing a brief 30-second preview of
every paper to be presented during that day.
As always, a number of other events will enrich the week.
Posters from all of the conferences will be on display and video
previews of work presented during the conference will be viewable on special displays. Wednesday evening will feature a
special poster viewing event and a VIS reception. The numerous breaks, various Compass lunch events to support the next
generation of visualization researchers by helping connect
beginning and advanced researchers, and evenings in the
lobby will provide many further opportunities for social and
collaborative interaction.
Welcome to Paris, thank you for coming, and have a great VIS!
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA
VIS 2014 General Chair
Giuseppe Santucci, (VAST) Università degli Studi di Roma
“La Sapienza”
Jason Dykes, (InfoVis) City University London
David Laidlaw, (SciVis) Brown University
Chuck Hansen, (LDAV) University of Utah
Thierry Carrard, (LDAV) CEA
VIS 2014 Conference & Symposium Chairs
Bertin’s Exhibit...........................................................................................3
Map of Venue : The Marriott Rive-Gauche.................................... 3–5
Committee Members.......................................................................... 6–8
LDAV Symposium Posters.......................................................................9
Conference Schedule At-A-Glance.............................................. 10–11
Conference Session Details.......................................................... 12–23
LDAV Keynote.......................................................................................... 13
VIS Keynote.............................................................................................. 16
Call for Participation 2015................................................................... 20
VIS Capstone........................................................................................... 23
VIS Posters & Contests.................................................................. 24–27
Call for Participation: Doctoral Colloquium 2015......................... 26
Supporters & Exhibitors....................................................................... 28
How to Order Proceedings
Additional copies of the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis 2014 digital
proceedings can be ordered from:
IEEE Computer Society
By mail: 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
By phone: +1–800–CS–BOOKS, +1–714–821–8380 (direct)
By fax: +1–714–821–4641
By email: [email protected]
By web: http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/
IEEE Computer Society
To become a member visit http://computer.org/join
IEEE Visualization and Graphics
Technical Committee (VGTC)
For information on awards, national initiatives, conferences
and symposia, and a comprehensive membership directory,
please visit http://vgtc.org/.
In 2014, IEEE VIS comes to the city of Paris, France for the first
European edition in the the conference’s 25-year history. Paris
is the capital of France, and attracts around 28 million
tourists per year, making it the world’s leading tourist
destination. The city is renowned for its 2000 years
of history, as well as for its spectacular monuments,
museums, theaters, restaurants, and cafés. The
public transportation system in Paris is also cheap,
efficient, and extensive, allowing you to visit the
city and region conveniently. The list of attractions is
endless---so please check with the Visitors Bureau of
Paris or ask student volunteers during the conference
for help finding the best attractions for you.
25th Anniversary Celebration
Bertin’s Exhibit
As we celebrate the 25th year of the IEEE VIS Event at IEEE VIS
2014 in Paris, we invite you to share your inspiring milestone
visualizations with our community.
We have already gathered initial content that we have collated
online. We thank many members of the IEEE VIS community for
sharing these contributions.
During IEEE VIS 2014, we will print many of these images and
produce a real and interactive timeline exhibit during the conference week. If you have video content, we also plan to show video
examples in the time line exhibit as well.
Please visit http://ieeevis.org/vis25timeline for more details.
Exhibition on Jacques Bertin
Exhibit chairs: Charles Perin, INRIA , Pierre Dragicevic, INRIA, JeanDaniel Fekete, INRIA
Located on Level 2, Studio IJ
Open from Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00 – 18:00
On the occasion of its 25th birthday and its unprecedented location in France, Vis 2014 will host an exhibit on Jacques Bertin.
Jacques Bertin was a French cartographer whose 1967 monograph Sémiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics) has had a
great influence on the Vis community. This exhibit will focus on
Jacques Bertin’s work that is less known by the community. It
will showcase unique documents on loan from the Archives de
France and the Archives Nationales, including his physical matrices and work from his colleagues conducted at the Laboratoire
de Cartographie, which he founded in 1954. The exhibition was
made possible with the support of Tableau Software.
The Marriott Rive-Gauche
Level 2: Les Quartiers Rive Gauche
Studio F
Studio E
Studio G
Studio D
Studio H
Studio J
Studio I
Studio A
1 Bertin’s Exhibit
2 Family Room
Located in Studio IJ
Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00–18:00
Hosted Viewing, Wednesday, 18:00–19:00
Located in Studio G
Sunday – Thursday, 8:00–18:00
Friday, 8:00–12:00
The Marriott Rive-Gauche
Level 0: Les Rives de Seine
Scene A
Scene B
Scene D
Scene C
Scene E
Scene F
Hotel Lobby
Boulevard Saint Jacques
3 Conference Registration
Located in front of Scene A Foyer near the Entrance
Saturday, 18:00–20:00
Sunday, 7:00–16:30
Monday–Thursday, 7:30–16:30
Friday, 7:30–10:30
4 Meetups (BOF) Board
Located next to Registration
Check the board for times and locations, or to arrange
a new Meetup. All attendees are welcome.
5 Exhibits
Located in Scene DEF
Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00–18:00
6 Posters
LDAV & Workshops
Located in Scene A
Sunday–Monday, 8:30–19:00
Hosted Viewing, Sunday–Monday, 18:00–19:00
Located in Forum ABC
Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30–17:55
Hosted Viewing, Wednesday, 18:00–19:00
Level 1: Les Clubs de Jazz
Forum F
Forum E
Forum D
Forum C
Forum H
Forum G
Forum B
Forum J
Forum I
Forum A
7 VISAP Art Show
Located in Forum GHIJ
Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30–17:55
Hosted Viewing, Wednesday, 18:00–19:00
VISAP Papers
Presented in the Auditorium
Wednesday, 8:30–12:10
8 Speaker Preparation
Located in Forum EF
Sunday–Thursday, 7:30–17:00
Friday, 7:30–9:00
VIS 2014
Committee Members
VIS Conference Committee
VIS General Chair
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA
VAST Conference Chair
Giuseppe Santucci, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
InfoVis Conference Chair
Jason Dykes, City University London
SciVis Conference Chair
David Laidlaw, Brown University
Program Chair
Gautam Chaudhary, University of California, Irvine
Papers Chairs
Min Chen, University of Oxford (VAST)
David Ebert, Purdue University (VAST)
Chris North, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VAST)
Helwig Hauser, University of Bergen (InfoVis)
Jeffrey Heer, University of Washington (InfoVis)
Melanie Tory, University of Victoria (InfoVis)
Huamin Qu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (SciVis)
Han-Wei Shen, Ohio State University (SciVis)
Anders Ynnerman, Linköping University (SciVis)
Posters Chairs
Gennady Andrienko, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS and City University London (VAST)
Enrico Bertini, NYU Polytechnic (VAST)
Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland (InfoVis)
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research (InfoVis)
Hamish Carr, University of Leeds (SciVis)
Heike Leitte, University of Heidelberg (SciVis)
Fast Forward Chairs
Luana Micallef, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Bilal Alsallakh, Vienna University of Technology
Panels Chairs
Daniel F. Keefe, University of Minnesota
Jo Wood, City University London
Jing Yang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Tutorials Chairs
Tim Dwyer, Monash University
TJ Jankun-Kelly, Mississippi State University
Xiaoyu Wang, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
VAST Challenge Chairs
Digital Compass Chairs
Kristin Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Alex Endert, Georgia Tech
Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mohammad Ghoniem, Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann
SciVis Contest Chairs
Heidi Lam, Google
Bernd Hentschel, RWTH Aachen University
David Feng, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Finance Chairs
VIS 25th Anniversary Chairs
John Stasko, Georgia Tech
Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Consultant
Hans Hagen, Technical University of Kaiserlautern
Benjamin Bach, INRIA
Student Volunteer Chairs
Maria Velez, CA Technologies
Loretta Auvil, University of Illinois
Publicity Chairs
Andrew Vande Moere, University of Leuven
Adam Perer, IBM Research
Arita Dasgupta, New York University
G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Krishna Chaitanya Gurijala, Stony Brook University
Andrew Stamps, Mississippi State University
Sung-Hee Kim, Purdue University
Charles Perin, INRIA
Local Arrangements Coordinator
Exhibit Chairs
Melissa Kingman, Elevation Design
Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
Steven Drucker, Microsoft Research
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD
Petra Isenberg, INRIA
Allen Sanderson, University of Utah
Industry Outreach Chairs
Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research
William Wright, Oculus Info
David Gotz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctoral Colloquium Chairs
Jian Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Christopher Collins, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology
Marion Bressat, Dakini
Publication & Project Coordinator
Meghan Haley, Junction Publishing
Web & Graphic Design
Todd Szymanski, Munday & Collins AV
VIS Executive Committee
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA
Brian Fisher, Simon Fraser University
Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
Mark Livingston, Naval Research Laboratory
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard University
Han-Wei Shen, Ohio State University
Amitabh Varshney, University of Maryland
Arts Program Chairs
VAST Program Committee
Angus Forbes, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fanny Chevalier, INRIA
Gennady Andrienko, Fraunhofer IAIS
Simon Attfield, Middlesex University
Thomas Baudel, IBM ILOG
Enrico Bertini, NYU Polytechnic
Rita Borgo, Swansea University
Paolo Buono, Università degli Studi di Bari
Patricia Crossno, Sandia National Laboratories
John Dill, Simon Fraser University
Wenwen Dou, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Geoffrey Ellis, University of Konstanz
Niklas Elmqvist, Purdue University
Alex Endert, Georgia Tech
Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA
Michael Gleicher, University of Wisconsin
LDAV Symposium Chairs
Charles Hansen, University of Utah
Thierry Carrard, CEA
VizSec Symposium Chair
Kirsten Whitley, US Department of Defense
Workshops Chairs
Daniel Acevedo-Feliz, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Nathalie Henry-Riche, Microsoft Research
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA
Tobias Schreck, University of Konstanz
Zoë Wood, California Polytechnic State University
Tatiana von Landesberger, Technical University Darmstadt
Shixia Liu, Microsoft Research
Carlos Scheidegger, AT&T Research
VIS in other Venues Chair
Meetups Chairs
Leanna House, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba
Yun Jang, Sejong University
Jimmy Johansson, Linköping University
Eser Kandogan, IBM Research
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD
Robert Kosara, Tableau Software
Scotland Leman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Shixia Liu, Microsoft Research Asia
Zhicheng Liu, Stanford University
Krešimir Matković, VRVis
Laura McNamara, Sandia National Laboratories
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
William Pike, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology
Jonathan Roberts, University of Bangor
Tobias Schreck, University of Konstanz
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock
Claudio Silva, NYU Polytechnic
Christian Tominski, University of Rostock
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma
Mark Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michelle Zhou, IBM Almaden Research Center
VAST Steering Committee
David Ebert, Purdue University
Brian Fisher, Simon Fraser University
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
Richard May, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology
William Ribarsky, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Larry Rosenblum, University of Maryland
InfoVis Program Committee
Wolfgang Aigner, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences
Natalia Andrienko, Fraunhofer IAIS
Daniel Archambault, Swansea University
Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University
Enrico Bertini, NYU Polytechnic
Remco Chang, Tufts University
Carlos Correa, Google
Stephan Diehl, Universität Trier
Pierre Dragicevic, INRIA
Niklas Elmqvist, Purdue University
Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research
Carsten Görg, University of Colorado
Frank van Ham, IBM
Nathalie Henry-Riche, Microsoft Research
Petra Isenberg, INRIA
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
Jessie Kennedy, Edinburgh Napier University
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University
Stephen Kobourov, University of Arizona
Robert Kosara, Tableau Software
Heidi Lam, Google
Tatiana von Landesberger, Technical University Darmstadt
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research
Alexander Lex, Harvard University
Zhicheng Liu, Adobe Research
Shixia Liu, Microsoft Research Asia
Ross Maciejewski, Arizona State University
Michael McGuffin, École de technologie
Guy Mélançon, Université Bordeaux
Torsten Möller, University of Vienna
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Stephen North, Consultant
Adam Perer, IBM Research
Harald Piringer, VRVis
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock
Michael Sedlmair, University of Vienna
Jinwook Seo, Seoul National University
Aidan Slingsby, City University London
Bettina Speckmann, Technical University Eindhoven
John Stasko, Georgia Tech
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Justin Talbot, Tableau Software
Martin Theus, Universität Augsburg
Andrew Vande Moere, University of Leuven
Matthew Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Martin Wattenberg, Google
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma
Jarke J. van Wijk, Technical University Eindhoven
Jing Yang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ji Soo Yi, Purdue University
Michelle Zhou, IBM Research
InfoVis Steering Committee
Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
Matthew Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Martin Wattenberg, Google
Jarke J. van Wijk, Technical University Eindhoven
SciVis Program Committee
Johanna Beyer, Harvard University
Hamish Carr, University of Leeds
Guoning Chen, University of Huston
Wei Chen, Zhejiang University
Hank Childs, University of Oregon
David Duke, University of Leeds
Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart
Chi Wing Fu, Nayang Technology University
Issei Fujishiro, Keio University
Eduard Gröller, Vienna University of Technology
Markus Hadwiger, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Hans Hagen, Technical University of Kaiserlautern
Peter Hastreiter, Friedrich Alexander
Universität Erlangen Nürenberg
Mario Hlawitschka, Universität Leipzig
Ingrid Hotz, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Jing Hua, Wayne State University
Jian Huang, University of Tennessee
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA
Chris Johnson, University of Utah
Ken Joy, University of Californa at Davis
Daniel F. Keefe, University of Minnesota
Mike Kirby, University of Utah
Jens Krueger, Deutsche Forschungszentrum fur Kunstliche Intelligenz (GmbH),Saarbrucken
Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University
Peter Lindstrom, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lars Linsen, Jacobs University
Patric Ljung, Linköping University
Claes Lundström, Linköping University
Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis
Raghu Machiraju, The Ohio State University
G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Torsten Möller, University of Vienna
Kenneth Moreland, Sandia National Laboratories
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
Vijay Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Renato Pajarola, University of Zurich
Alex Pang, University of Calfornia at Santa Cruz
Ronny Peikert, ETH Zurich
Christof Rezk-Salama, Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences
Timo Ropinski, Linköping University
Filip Sadlo, University of Stuttgart
Gerik Scheuermann, Universität Leipzig
Claudio Silva, NYU Polytechnic
Deborah Silver, Rutgers University
Anna Vilanova Bartroli, Delft University of Technology
Ivan Viola, Vienna University of Technology
Li-Yi Wei, Univesity of Hong Kong
Tino Weinkauf, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Yingcai Wu, Microsoft Asia
Xiaoru Yuan, Peking University
Eugene Zhang, Oregon State University
SciVis Steering Committee
Baoquan Chen, Shandong University
Hans Hagen, Technical University of Kaiserlautern
Mark Livingston, Naval Research Laboratory
Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard University
Claudio Silva, NYU Polytechnic
Amitabh Varshney, University of Maryland
VISAP Program Committee
Yeohyun Ahn, School of the Art Institute in Chicago
Basak Alper, Koç University
Alex Bruno, Virgina Commonwealth University
Andres Burbano, University of Los Andes
Alberto Cairo, University of Miami
Bruce Campbell, Rhode Island School of Design
Joann Cho, Triton College
Xarene Eskander, University of California, Los Angeles
Ronak Etemadpour, Oklahoma State University
Guia Camille Gali, OCAD University
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA
Christopher Jette, Independent
Daniel Keefe, University of Minnesota
Martha Ladly, OCAD University
Lindsay MacDonald, University of Calgary
Francis T. Marchese, Pace University
Stefanie Posavec, Independent
Charlie Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara
Francesca Samsel, University of Texas, El Paso
F. Myles Sciotto, University of Southern California
Jasio Stefanski, Virgina Commonwealth University
Kelland Thomas, University of Arizona
Daria Tsoupikova, University of Illinois at Chicago
Julie Wagner, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ruth West, University of North Texas
Daniel Weiskopf, University of Stuttgart
Jarke J. van Wijk, Technical University Eindhoven
Javier Villegas, University of Arizona
Romain Vuillemot, Harvard University
LDAV Symposium Committee
Symposium Chairs Charles Hansen, University of Utah
Thierry Carrard, CEA
Program Chairs Hank Childs, University of Oregon / Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Renato Pajarola, University of Zurich
Venkatram Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
James Klosowski, AT&T Research
Torsten Kuhlen, RWTH Aachen University
Ross Maciejewski, Arizona State University
Torsten Möller, University of Vienna
Jason Moore, US Air Force
Kenneth Moreland, Sandia National Laboratory
Vijay Natarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Paul Navratil, University of Texas at Austin
Valerio Pascucci, University of Utah
Kristin Potter, University of Oregon
Bruno Raffin, INRIA
William Ribarsky, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Tobias Schreck, University of Konstanz
Madhusudhanan Srinivasan, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Huy Vo, NYU Polytechnic
Xiaoyu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National
LDAV Steering Committee
James Ahrens, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chris Johnson, University of Utah
Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis
Michael Papka, Argonne National Laboratory
VizSec Committee
General Chair
Kirsten Whitley, US Department of Defense
Program Chair
Sophie Engle, University of San Francisco
Publications Chair
Lane Harrison, Tufts University
Poster Chair
Fabian Fischer, University of Konstanz
Poster Chairs Local Chair
Chaoli Wang, Michigan Technological University
Julien Tierny, Telecom ParisTech
Nicolas Prigent, Supélec
LDAV Program Committee
VizSec Program Committee
Daniel Acevedo-Feliz, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Utkarsh Ayachit, Kitware Inc.
Jeff Baumes, Kitware Inc.
Janine Bennett, Sandia National Laboratory
Johanna Beyer, Harvard University
Peer-Timo Bremer, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory / University of Utah
David Camp, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Kristin Cook, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Carlos Correa, Google
Alex Endert, Georgia Tech
Kelly Gaither, University of Texas at Austin
Christoph Garth, University of Kaiserslautern
Berk Geveci, Kitware Inc.
Bernd Hentschel, RWTH Aachen University
Ming Jiang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
David Barrera, ETH Zürich
Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gregory Conti, US Military Academy at
West Point
Ann Cox, US Department of Homeland Security
Gustavo de los Reyes, AT&T Research
Ron Dilley, UberAdmin
David Ebert, Purdue University
Alex Endert, Georgia Tech
Rob Erbacher, Army Research Laboratory
Fabian Fischer, University of Konstanz
Deborah Frincke, US Department of Defense
Carrie Gates, Dell
John Gerth, Stanford University
TJ Jankun-Kelly, Mississippi State University
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD
Tim Leschke, US Department of Defense & Johns Hopkins University
John Goodall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Celeste Lyn Paul, US Department of Defense
Raffael Marty, PixlCloud
Chris Muelder, University of California at Davis
Stephen North, Graphviz
Joe Parry, Cambridge Intelligence
Elisha Peterson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Nicolas Prigent, Supélec
Danny Quist, Bechtel Corporation
Chris Simpson, National University
Diane Staheli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Lincoln Laboratory
Teryl Taylor, University of North Carolina
Olivier Thonnard, Symantec Research Labs Europe
Joanne Treurniet, Defence Research and Development Canada
David Trimm, US Department of Defense
Grant Vandenberghe, Defence Research and Development Canada
Sean Whalen, University of California at
San Francisco
Anatoly Yelizarov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Tamara Yu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Lincoln Laboratory
BELIV Committee
Heidi Lam, Google
Petra Isenberg, INRIA
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA
Michael Sedlmair, University of Vienna
BELIV Program Committee
Wolfgang Aigner, Fachhochschule St.Pölten
Enrico Bertini, NYU Polytechnic
Remco Chang, Tufts University
Carla Dal Sasso Freitas, Instituto de Informatica UFRGS
Niklas Elmquist, Purdue University
Brian Fisher, Simon Fraser University
Nathalie Henry-Riche, Microsoft Research
Victoria Interrante, University of Minnesota
Daniel F. Keefe, University of Minnesota
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD
Robert Kosara, Tableau Software
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology
Torsten Möller, University of Vienna
Tamara Munzner, University of British Columbia
Chris North, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology
Paul Rosenthal, Chemnitz University of Technology
John Stasko, Georgia Tech
Melanie Tory, University of Victoria
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma
Jarke J. van Wijk, Technical University Eindhoven
Symposium Posters
LDAV Posters
Located in Scene A
Sunday–Monday, 8:30–19:00
Hosted Viewing, Sunday–Monday, 18:00–19:00
Bacterial Gene Neighborhood Investigation Environment: A LargeScale Genome Visualization for Big Displays, Jillian Aurisano, Khairi
Reda, Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh
Parallel Processing and Immersive Visualization of Sonar Point
Clouds, Alessandro Febretti, Kristof Richmond, Peter Doran,
Andrew Johnson
CosMovis: Analyzing Semantic Network of Sentiment Words in
Movie Reviews, Hyoji Ha, Gi-nam Kim, Wonjoo Hwang, Hanmin Choi,
Kyungwon Lee
Movie Analytics: Visualization of the Co-starring Network, Dominique
Haughton, Mark-David McLaughlin, Kevin Mentzer, Changan Zhang
In-situ Processing and Interactive Visualization for Large-Scaled
Numerical Simulations, Fang Chen, Markus Flatken, Ingrid Hotz,
Andreas Gerndt
Remote Parallel Rendering for High-Resolution Tiled Display Walls,
Daniel Nachbaur, Raphael Dumusc, Ahmet Bilgili, Juan Hernando,
Stefan Eilemann
SeedMe: A Cyberinfrastructure for Sharing Results, Amit Chourasia,
Mona Wong-Barnum, David Nadeau, Michael L. Norman
Visualizing results in the SALOME platform for large numerical simulations: an integration of ParaView, Alejandro Ribés, Adrien Bruneton
UnityMol: Interactive Scientific Visualization for Integrative Biology,
Sébastien Doutreligne, Tristan Cragnolini, Samuela Pasquali, Philippe
Derreumaux, Marc Baaden
Remote Visualization of Large Scale Fast Dynamic Simulations in a
HPC Context, Fabien Vivodtzev, Isabelle Bertron
VIS Art Program (VISAP)
VISAP Art Show
Located in Forum GHIJ
Tuesday–Thursday, 8:30–17:55
Hosted Viewing, Wednesday, 18:00–19:00
Voice of Sisyphus, George Legrady, Ryan McGee, Joshua Dickinson
Hearts and Minds, Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg, Daria Tsoupikova,
Arthur Nishimoto
Spatial Correlation, Jung Nam, Daniel F. Keefe
Smellmap, Kate McLean
Soybots: Mobile Micro-Gardens, Fabian Winkler, Shannon McMullen
Observation, William Fairbrother, Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia
Psycolorgy, Chin-En Soo
Flows, Duncan Shingleton, Mark Kobine
Shanghai Metro Flow, Till Nagel, Benedikt Groß
Escher Animator, Danny Bazo
Culturegraphy, Kim Albrecht, Marian Dörk, Boris Müller
Point Cloud, Muhammad Hafiz Wan Rosli, Andres Cabrera
Visualizing Expressiveness in Conducting Gestures, Kyungho Lee
VISAP Papers
Presented in the Auditorium on Wednesday 8:30–12:10
Art+Interpretation, Angus Forbes, Fanny Chevalier
What Public Visualization Can Learn from Street Art, Sandy Claes,
Andrew Vande Moere
PhysicSpace: From Quantum to Human Scale, Kevin Walker,
Karin von Ompteda
Beyond Data: Abstract Motionscapes as Affective Visualization,
Chao Feng, Lyn Bartram, Diane Gromala
Expressive Cartography and the Aesthetics of Public Visualization,
Patricio Davila, Dave Colangelo, Maggie Chan, Robert Tu
Painting with Flow, Corinna Vehlow, Fabian Beck, Daniel Weiskopf
Node-Ring Graph Visualization Clears Edge Congestion, Katayoon
Etemad, Sheelagh Carpendale, Faramarz Samavati
Staging Data Visualization Installations in Physical Locations, George
Legrady, Angus Forbes
The Living Canvas: Interactive Chloroplasts, Margaret Dolinsky,
Roger Hangarter
Analogy and Conceptual Blending are Part of a Visualization Toolkit for
Artists and Scientists, Jack Ox
Visualization on Spherical Displays: Challenges and Opportunities,
Karla Vega, Eric Wernert, Patrick Beard, Cassandre Gniady, David
Reagan, Michael Boyles, Chris Eller
Danny Bazo
Spatial Correlation: An Interactive Display of Virtual Gesture Sculpture,
Jung Nam, Daniel F. Keefe
Application of Gestalt Principles to Multimodal Data Representation,
Muhammad Hafiz Wan Rosli, Andres Cabrera
Shanghai Metro Flow - Multiple Perspectives into a Subway System,
Till Nagel, Benedikt Groß
Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project, Roderick Coover, Scott
Rettberg, Daria Tsoupikova, Arthur Nishimoto
Flows: Manifesting CO2 Emissions, Duncan Shingleton, Mark Kobine
Smellmap: Amsterdam – Olfactory Art & Smell Visualisation,
Kate McLean
For a detailed program, please visit http://visap.uic.edu/2014/program.html
VIS 2014 At-a-Glance
Scene A
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Viewing & Reception
(Scene Foyer & Various Ballrooms)
- (18:00–20:00)
In Situ
Visualization of
Large Data
Applications to
Very Large
Data Sets
and Closing
Symposium & Workshops Posters
(Various Ballrooms) - (18:00–19:00)
b Recommended by the Practitioner Experiences Track
b VIS Posters & VISAP (8:30–18:00) @ Forum ABC, Forum GHIJ l Exhibits (10:00–18:00) @ Scene DEF, Scene Foyer, Studio IJ
Posters FF
b Tut: Answering Questions @ Forum GHIJ
Architectures for Vis
b Tut: Best Practice of Visual Design @ Forum GHIJ
b Tut: Everything Except the Chart @ Forum ABC
Forward, &
Fast Fwrd,
for Large &
b Tut: Intro to Tensor Field Visualization @ Scene DEF
b Tut: Glyph-based Visualization @ Scene DEF
b Tut: Applying Color Theory to Vis @ Forum ABC
l WS: BELIV (cont) @ Auditorium
l WS: VizSec @ Scene C
b WS: BusinessVis @ Scene B
b Tut: Where Do I Start? @ Forum GHIJ
b Tut: Visualization & Analysis w/ Python @ Scene DEF
b Tut: Interaction in Visualization @ Forum ABC
b WS: Vis for Predictive Analytics @ Auditorium
l WS: VAST Challenge (cont) @ Scene C
l WS: Death of the Desktop @ Scene B
l WS: BELIV @ Auditorium
l WS: VizSec @ Scene C
l WS: Provenance for Sensemaking @ Scene B
b Symposium & Workshop Posters
b Tut: Visualization Analysis & Design @ Forum GHIJ
l WS: 3DVis: 3D for Data Vis? @ Scene DEF
l WS: Visualization Literacy Testing @ Forum ABC
l WS: DECISIVe: Cognitive Biases in Vis @Auditorium
l WS: VAST Challenge @ Scene C
b WS: Visualizing Elec. Health Record Data @Scene B
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l VIS Welcome (8:00 - 8:30)
b Symposium & Workshop Posters
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l VIS Keynote Speaker:
Alberto Cairo, Journalist, designer, and
Professor of Vis, Infographics & Data
Journalism, Univ. of Miami (8:30–9:30)
l VIS Paper FF (9:30–10:00)
+ Fund.
of Visual
+ Techniques
(ends @
l Digital Compass Lunch
with a
@ Auditorium
Meet the
@ Forum
Empowering Users
in Visual
Maps &
Papers: Papers:
Clustering Networks
Perception and
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@ Auditorium
Interaction &
@ Auditorium
Extraction and
Clustering, &
Challenges Contest
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l VIS Papers Fast Forward @ Scene B
l VIS Papers Fast Forward
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b VIS Posters & VISAP (8:30–18:00) @ Forum ABC, Forum GHIJ l Exhibits (10:00–18:00) @ Scene DEF, Scene Foyer, Studio IJ
l VIS Papers Fast Forward @ Scene B
@ Auditorium
Searching and
the Gap
@ Auditorium
in Infrastructural
& Enviro.
l VIS Capstone Speaker:
Barbara Tversky, Stanford
University & Columbia Teachers
College (10:30–11:30)
l VIS Closing @ Scene ABC
Comparative Vis
Perception &
2D vs
l VIS Poster + Art Program Viewing
@ Scene ABC, Forum GHIJ
l VIS Banquet @ Scene ABC
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VIS 2014
Program Details
Sunday, 09 November
Full Day
l VAST Workshop (8:30–19:00)
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VAST Challenge
Contributors: Kristin Cook, Georges Grinstein, Mark Whiting
The VAST Challenge asked participants to solve a mystery
using diverse and conflicting datasets. A record 73 entries from
13 countries explored analysis of streaming data, geospatial
and geotemporal data, transaction data, and unstructured
text. This workshop brings together organizers, participants,
and conference attendees to discuss the challenge. Award
and honorable mention winners will present their work. The
meeting will also feature a poster session. This workshop is
open to all VIS attendees. A detailed program can be found at
Half day
bWorkshop (8:30–12:10)
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Visualizing Electronic Health Record Data
Contributors: Catherine Plaisant, Silvia Miksch, Theresia
Gschwandtner, Sana Malik
NOTE: full day, afternoon session in another venue, see website.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) databases contain millions of
patient records including events such as diagnoses, test results,
or medication prescriptions. These records are an invaluable
data source for clinical research and improvement of clinical quality, as they provide longitudinal health information
about patient populations. The use of EHR databases could be
dramatically improved if easy-to-use interfaces allowed clinical researchers and quality improvement analysts to explore
complex patterns in order to build and test hypotheses regarding the benefits, risks, and appropriateness of treatments or
medication regimens. Novel strategies in information visualization and visual analytics are needed. The interest in this
topic is growing at very rapid pace and is very interdisciplinary by nature, both in term of field (medicine and computer
science) but also research environment (academic research
as well as industry and government agencies). Because of
the European location of the conference, we have a unique
opportunity to create bridges and explore new collaborations
between groups that would have never met otherwise.
l Workshop (8:30–12:10)
DECISIVe: Dealing with Cognitive Biases in Visualisations
Contributors: Geoffrey Ellis, David Peebles, Donald Kretz,
Gaëlle Lortal
NOTE: full day, afternoon session in another venue, see website.
Our inherent reliance on mental shortcuts, or heuristics, sometimes results in deviations in judgment from what rational
decision models would predict. These deviations are known as
cognitive biases. Heuristics allow us to make “good enough”
decisions without expending all of our cognitive effort on
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the task, however, in critical decision environments, “good
enough” is often NOT good enough. Visualisation tools are
increasingly adept at making sense of complex data, but
researchers who study cognitive biases have come to realise
that the quality of decisions made with these tools are often
impaired because tool designers fail to address how heuristics
and biases operate in a human-computer interactive setting. l Workshop (8:30–12:10)
Forum ABC
Towards An Open Visualization Literacy Testing Platform
Contributors: Sung-Hee Kim, Jeremy Boy, Sukwon Lee, Ji Soo Yi,
Niklas Elmqvist
NOTE: full day, afternoon session in another venue, see website.
We propose a hands-on workshop where participants will learn
about and discuss visualization literacy by actually designing
and evaluating questions for a visualization literacy measure.
Though the value of information visualization is becoming
apparent to a broad audience, visualization researchers often
acknowledge that people have different levels of understanding of visualization techniques. In other words, our understanding of how users interpret visualizations has not caught
up with design and technical developments, and even the
concept of visualization literacy is still debated. Different
domains of research, such as mathematics education, cognitive science, and psychology, have been approaching this
problem within their domain. We believe that researchers in
information visualization and visual analytics should lead the
effort in defining the concept, and in creating valid and practical measurement tools. l Workshop (8:30–12:10)
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3DVis: Does 3D really make sense for Data Visualization?
NOTE: full day, afternoon session in another venue, see website.
Contributors: Thierry Duval, Pascale Kuntz, Jérôme Royan,
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Gilles Venturini
The aim of this workshop is to discuss 3D display and 3D
user interfaces for scientific and information visualization
and Visual Analytics. As such, it starts by analyzing the state
of the art in 3D visualization and associated interaction. We
also review how 3D displays and user interfaces match human
perceptual, cognitive and motor capabilities. We then go to
the heart of the 2D vs. 3D debate. On the one hand, 3D technologies provide additional options for display and interaction,
which broadens the space of potential solutions considerably.
Consequently, many 3D visualization approaches have been
implemented. The recent introduction of low-cost virtual and
augmented reality hardware further paves the way towards
a deeper exploration of the design space for 3D visualization.
Moreover, better consistency in terms of dimensions between
the visualization and interaction may also improve the immersion and navigation in huge amounts of data. On the other
hand, the experimental results from studies that investigate
the differences between 2D and 3D visualization interfaces
provide no real evidence for the claimed benefits of 3D technologies. Thus, the current body of literature provides at best
inconclusive guidance on the benefits of 3D approaches.
Moreover, a deep consideration of human abilities and capabilities identifies a potential mismatch with full 3D user
interfaces. Yet, there may be a bias in the evaluations, as the
prevalent visualization and interaction techniques in all areas
of visualization are based on non-immersive technologies.
bTutorial (8:30–12:10)
Forum GHIJ
Visualization Analysis and Design
Contributor: Tamara Munzner
This introductory tutorial provides a unified approach encompassing information visualization techniques for tables and
networks, scientific visualization techniques for sampled
spatial data, and visual analytics techniques for interweaving data transformation and analysis with interactive visual
exploration. It focuses on abstractions and design choices
rather than algorithms. No previous experience is assumed in
visualization, programming, mathematics, computer graphics,
human–computer interaction, or graphic design.
l Workshop (14:00 – 17:55)
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Death of the Desktop – Envisioning Visualization without
Desktop Computing
Contributors: Yvonne Jansen, Petra Isenberg, Jason Dykes,
Sheelagh Carpendale, Sriram Subramanian, Daniel F. Keefe
How do we envision visualization systems in the next 5, 10, 25+
years? Is it possible that desktop systems will die out? What
would be the consequences of a concerted community focus
on non-desktop visualization? Which advances would make
such a radical change possible? We will be exploring possible
visualization futures with rich scenarios in which designers,
practitioners and researchers creatively explore opportunities
for `beyond-the-desktop’ visualization. We will be discussing
these and using them, and other means of engaging with the
future, to develop the community’s perspective on the VIS of
tomorrow and beyond. What is your ‘imagined future’ for visualization? http://beyond.wallviz.dk/
bWorkshop (14:00–17:55)
Visualization for Predictive Analytics
Contributors: Enrico Bertini, Adam Perer, Ross Maciejewski,
Jimeng Sun
One of the surprising facts of much current visualization
research is that prediction does not often play a significant
role. Most visualization research seems to focus exclusively
on data analysis and presentation, with little support for predictive analytics and the numerous models researchers have
developed for this purpose. Upon reflection, this comes as
a surprise as many scientific endeavors and many business
problems are mostly concerned with prediction. Looking more
closely at the recent advancements (and tremendous popularity) of Data Science, one may recognize that the vast majority
of problems addressed involve some form of prediction and
modelling. Notable examples are: prediction of drug effectiveness in drug development, prediction of diseases in healthcare,
prediction of crime in city management.
bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
Forum ABC
Opening the Black Box of Interaction in Visualization
Contributor: Hans-Jörg Schulz, Tatiana von Landesberger,
Dominikus Baur
Interaction is a key ingredient of modern visualization and
visual analysis systems. Yet, so far interaction is perceived from
either of three different angles: interaction activities (e.g.,
visualization tasks/events), interaction architectures (e.g.,
model-view-controller), or interaction metaphors (e.g., direct
manipulation). This tutorial for beginning audiences aims
to bring these three perspectives on interaction together by
detailing the state-of-the-art for each and providing a comprehensive view on interaction.
bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
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Visualization and Analysis with Python
Contributor: Jonathan Woodring, Julien Jomier, Joseph Cottam,
Peter Wang
Python is a powerful environment due to the wide variety
of libraries developed for it. One of the areas where Python
excels at is visualization and analysis of data. This tutorial will
cover the visualization capabilities of several interactive tools,
analysis, simulation, & web environments (e.g., iPython, VTK,
pandas, yt). This tutorial is intended for intermediate level participants that have a basic understanding of Python. Beginner
participants are welcome, but Python fundamentals will not
be covered in this tutorial.
bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
Forum GHIJ
“Where Do I Start?” Practical Methods for the Design Studies
in Information Visualization and Visual Analysis
Contributor: Laura McNamara, Kerstan Cole, Susan
Visualization and visual analytic practitioners emphasize the
importance of tailoring visualizations to a user. However,
studying an unfamiliar work domain and building productive
design relationships with domain stakeholders can feel quite
daunting. Drawing on our collective experience in informatics
system design and evaluation, our tutorial provides infovis/VA
practitioners with systematic introduction to practical social/
behavioral science approaches for engaging user communities
in the study of their work processes.
LDAV Symposium
l LDAV Opening Remarks & Day 1 Fast Forward
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LDAV Keynote
Speaker: Anders Ynnerman
Anders Ynnerman is chair of scientific visualization at Linköping
University and the director of the Norrköping Visualization
Center - C. He is chair of the scientific council for the Center
for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) at the
Linköping University hospital. Ynnerman is currently serving
as vice chair of the Eurographics association, of which he is
also a fellow, and as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions
on Visualization and Computer Graphics and of Computers &
Graphics. Ynnerman has received several awards for his work
on visualization and computational science, including the
Akzo-Nobel Science Award, and he is a member of the Swedish
Royal Engineering Science Academy. Ynnerman’s current
research interest lies in the area of fundamental aspects of
computer graphics and visualization, in particular large scale
and complex data sets with a focus on volumetric data.
l Coffee Break
l LDAV Papers
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Exploiting Modern Architectures for Visualization
Visualizing Large 3D Geodesic Grid Data with Massively
Distributed GPUs, Jinrong Xie, Hongfeng Yu, Kwan-Liu Ma
Multi-Threaded Streamline Tracing for Data-Intensive
Architectures, Ming Jiang, Brian Van Essen, Cyrus Harrison,
Maya Gokhale
Cache-Aware Sampling Strategies for Texture-Based Ray
Casting on GPU, Junpeng Wang, Fei Yang, Yong Cao
l LDAV Posters Fast Forward
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l Symposium & Workshops
Scene Foyer & Various Ballrooms
Posters Viewing & Reception 13
Monday, 10 November
Full Day
l Workshop (8:30–17:55)
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VizSec: Visualization for Cyber Security
Contributors: Kirsten Whitley, Sophie Engle, Lane Harrison,
Fabian Fischer, Nicholas Prigent, John Goodall
The 11th Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that
brings together researchers and practitioners from academia,
government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber
security community through new and insightful visualization
and analysis techniques. VizSec will provide an excellent venue
for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a
broad range of security- and privacy-related topics.
Important research problems often lie at the intersection
of disparate domains. Our focus is to explore effective, scalable visual interfaces for security domains, where visualization
may provide a distinct benefit, including computer forensics,
reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography,
privacy, preventing ‘user assisted’ attacks, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration
testing in addition to traditional network security. Human
time and attention are precious resources. We are particularly
interested in visualization and interaction techniques that
effectively capture human analyst insights so that further processing may be handled by machines, freeing the analyst for
other tasks. For example, a malware analyst might use a visualization system to analyze a new piece of malicious software
and then facilitate generating a signature for future machine
processing. When appropriate, research that incorporates multiple data sources, such as network packet captures, firewall
rule sets and logs, DNS logs, web server logs, and/or intrusion
detection system logs, is particularly desirable.
l Workshop (8:30–17:55)
BELIV: Beyond Time And Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods For
Contributors: Heidi Lam, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg,
Michael Sedlmair
The BELIV workshop series is a bi-annual event focusing on
the challenges of evaluation in visualization. Visualization
has recently gained much relevance for its ability to cope with
complex data analysis tasks and communication. While the
overall use visualizations is accelerating, the growth of techniques for the evaluation of these systems has been slow.
To understand these complex behaviors, evaluation efforts
should be targeted at the component level, the system level,
and the work environment level. The commonly used evaluation metrics such as task time completion and number of
errors appear insufficient to quantify the quality of a visualization system; thus the name of the workshop: “beyond time
and errors ...”.
Half day
l Workshop (8:30–12:10)
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Provenance for Sensemaking
Contributors: Kai Xu, Simon Attfield, TJ Jankun-Kelly
During complex sensemaking and analysis task, it can be valuable to maintain a history of the processes and transformations
involved - referred to as ‘provenance’ information. Provenance
information can be a resource for “reflection-in-action” during
analyses, for supporting planning and reframing of objectives
and scope. It can also be a resource after the event, supporting
the interpretation of claims, audit, accountability or training.
There has been considerable work on capturing and visualizing
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of ‘data provenance’, which focuses on data collection and
computation, and ‘analytic provenance’, which captures the
interactive data exploration process. However, there is limited
work of utilizing these provenance information to support sensemaking, in terms of improving its efficacy and avoid pitfalls
such as data quality issue and human bias.
bTutorial (8:30–12:10)
Forum ABC
Applying Color Theory to Visualization
Contributors: Theresa-Marie Rhyne
We examine the foundations of color theory and how these
methods apply to building effective and compelling visualizations. We define color harmony and demonstrate the application of color harmony to visualization case studies. Our tutorial
concludes with a hands on session that teaches how to use
online and mobile apps to successfully capture, analyze and
store color schemes for future use in visualizations. Please
bring small JPEG examples of your visualizations for color analyses during the hands on session. bTutorial (8:30–12:10)
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Glyph-based Visualization
Contributors: Rita Borgo, Min Chen, Eamon Maguire, Sine
McDougall, Matthew Ward
Multivariate data visualization (MDV) is nowadays a common
requirement across different disciplines. Glyph-based visualization is a form of MDV. In comparison with other forms of
MDV, such as parallel coordinates, glyph-based visualization
exhibits some unique advantages as well as limitations. Welldesigned glyphs can facilitate effective and intuitive visual
search & pattern identification. This tutorial offers a timely
introduction to the fundamentals, techniques and applications
of glyph-based visualization.
bTutorial (8:30–12:10)
Forum GHIJ
Best Practice of Visual Design. A Hands-on Tutorial for Data
Explorers and Visual Makers
Contributors: Ana Florescu, James Godwin
Visual design is a broad discipline that deals with the organisation of visual content in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way. In this interdisciplinary tutorial students will learn the
basics of visual design. The goal of the tutorial is to provide students with knowledge and practical experience necessary to
create clear, coherent and accessible visualisations that make
an impact. The tutorial will provide a unique opportunity to
combine theory with practice in an intensive, illuminating and
fun 4-hour-long format.
bWorkshop (14:00–17:55)
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Contributors: Rahul C. Basole, Steven Drucker, Jörn Kohlhammer,
Jack J. van Wijk
Enterprises across all industries are inundated by an accelerating tsunami of business data. Converting these data
and insights into better business outcomes is a pressing and
strategic challenge for many managers, decision makers,
and executives. While there is a growing interest in business
analytics, advanced information visualization and visual analytic tools have lagged behind. This is in part explained by the
plethora and complexity of design and implementation challenges presented by diverse business users, data, and contexts.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and
practitioners interested in in presenting, exploring, and understanding complex business issues through visualization and
visual analytics.
bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
Forum ABC
Everything Except the Chart: Developing Complex Web-based
Contributors: Dominikus Baur, Moritz Stefaner
The recent improvements in web-based technologies have
made browsers a suitable platform for visualizations. However,
once one moves beyond simple charts and aims to implement novel visualization techniques—as is often the case in
research—the architecture around the vis becomes vital. In
this tutorial, we present an overview of the scaffolding around
the visualization. With several years of experience as freelance
visualization developers, we overview considerations when
building a successful web-based visualization. bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
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Introduction to Tensor Field Visualization: Concepts, Processing
and Visualization
Contributors: Ingrid Hotz, Anna Vilanova, Thomas Schultz,
Eugene Zhang
Tensors provide a powerful language to describe physical
phenomena. Consequently, they play a fundamental role in
physics and engineering. The intention of the tutorial is to
motivate more visualization scientists to get involved in this
field. The tutorial provides: An introduction to the fundamental concepts of tensors and presentation of the different view
on tensor fields; an introduction of the main application areas;
A list of major challenges when processing tensor data; An
overview of existing visualization methods.
bTutorial (14:00–17:55)
Forum GHIJ
Answering Questions We Did Not Know How to Ask
Contributor: Alfred Inselberg
Parallel coordinates (||-coords) were presented at the first
Visualization Conference and have been widely accepted ever
since for visual cue exploration. In tandem and independently,
research on the geometry induced by ||-coords has made major
breakthroughs. Many patterns corresponding to multivariable
relations have been discovered. Here we embark on a program
to transform these results into powerful tools for our exploration and data mining arsenal. They revolutionize the power of
modern ||-coords.
LDAV Symposium
l LDAV Day 2 Fast Forward
Speaker: Anders Ynnerman
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l LDAV Papers: Scene A
Foundational Techniques for Large and Complex Data
Data-Parallel Halo Finding with Variable Linking Lengths,
Wathsala Widanagamaachchi, Peer-Timo Bremer, Christopher
Sewell, Li-Ta Lo, James Ahrens, Valerio Pascucci
Multivariate Volume Visualization through Dynamic
Projections, Shusen Liu, Shusen Liu, Jayaraman J. Thiagarajan,
Peer-Timo Bremer, Valerio Pascucci
ADR Visualization: A Generalized Framework for Ranking
Large-Scale Scientific Data using Analysis-Driven Refinement,
Boonthanome Nouanesengsy, Jonathan Woodring, Kary Myers,
John Patchett, James Ahrens
l Coffee Break
l LDAV Papers
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In Situ Visualization of Large Data
In-situ multi-resolution and temporal data compression for
visual exploration of large-scale scientific simulations, Henry
Lehmann, Bernhard Jung
Space-Time Volumetric Depth Images for In-Situ Visualization,
Oliver Fernandes, Steffen Frey, Filip Sadlo, Thomas Ertl
Improved Post Hoc Flow Analysis Via Lagrangian
Representations, Alexy Agranovsky, David Camp, Christoph
Garth, E. Wes Bethel, Kenneth I. Joy, Hank Childs
l Lunch Break
l LDAV Papers
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Applications to Very Large Data Sets
Visual Analysis of Large Dental Imaging Data in Caries
Research, Guangchen Ruan, Hui Zhang
Visual Analytics of Large-Scale Climate Model Data, Pak Chung
Wong, Han-Wei Shen, Ruby Leung, Samson Hagos, Teng-Yok
Lee, Xin Tong, Kewei Lu
Out-of-Core Visualization of Time-Varying Hybrid-Grid Volume
Data, Min Shih, Yubo Zhang, Kwan-Liu Ma, Jayanarayanan
Sitaraman, Dimitri Mavriplis
l LDAV Awards and Closing
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l Symposium & Workshops Posters Viewing Various Ballrooms
Tuesday, 11 November
l VIS Welcome
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Keynote: The Island of Knowledge and the Shorelines of
Wonder. Visualization and Infographics for an Enlightned World
Speaker: Alberto Cairo
Journalist, designer, and Professor of Visualization, Infographics
& Data Journalism, School of Communication, University of Miami
To say that giving data a visual shape helps us humans comprehend the increasing complexity of the world isn’t particularly surprising nowadays. Or is it? Are we really working to
transform visualization into a tool that all citizens can use?
Are we building bridges to connect the
multitude of disciplines that deal
with visualization and information
graphics today, in many cases
without being aware of what
goes on beyond their boundaries? Perhaps we aren’t. It may
be time to face that challenge
Alberto Cairo is a journalist, designer, and professor of visualization, infographics,
and data journalism at the School
of Communication of the University of
Miami. He is also the head of the visualization program at
UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been director
of interactive graphics at El Mundo newspaper (Spain, 20002005), a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill (2005-2009), and director of multimedia and infographics
at Editora Globo (Brazil, 2009-2012).
Cairo is the author of the book ‘The Functional Art: An
Introduction to Information Graphics and Communication’. He
has taught courses and workshops in two dozen countries, and
run four editions of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
about visualization for communication that has attracted
14,000 people from more than 100 countries. He tweets as
@albertocairo and his website is www.thefunctionalart.com.
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VAST Papers
Fundamentals of Visual Analytics
Chair: Patricia Crossno
Knowledge Generation Model for Visual Analytics, Dominik
Sacha, Andreas Stoffel, Florian Stoffel, Bum Chul Kwon,
Geoffrey Ellis, Daniel Keim
INFUSE: Interactive Feature Selection for Predictive Modelling
of High Dimensional Data, Josua Krause, Adam Perer,
Enrico Bertini
Transforming Scagnostics to Reveal Hidden Features, Tuan
Dang, Leland Wilkinson
[Conference Paper] Towards Interactive, Intelligent, and
Integrated Multimedia Analytics, Jan Zahálka, Marcel Worring
Chair: Nathalie Henry-Riche
UpSet: Visualization of Intersecting Sets, Alexander Lex,
Nils Gehlenborg, Hendrik Strobelt, Romain Vuillemot,
Hanspeter Pfister
OnSet: A visualization technique for large-scale binary set
data, Ramik Sadana, Timothy Major, Alistair Dove, John Stasko
DimpVis: Exploring Time-varying Information Visualizations
by Direct Manipulation, Brittany Kondo, Christopher Collins
Axis Calibration for Improving Data Attribute Estimation in Star
Coordinates Plots, Manuel Rubio-Sánchez, Alberto Sanchez
Comparing, and Manipulating Subsets across Multiple Tabular
Datasets, Samuel Gratzl, Nils Gehlenborg, Alexander Lex,
Hanspeter Pfister, Marc Streit
l SciVis Introduction
SciVis Papers
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Volume Visualization Systems
Chair: Chris Johnson
Predicate-based Focus-and-Context Visualization for 3D
Ultrasound, Christian Schulte zu Berge, Maximilian Baust,
Nassir Navab, Ankur Kapoor
ViSlang: A System for Interpreted Domain-Specific Languages
for Scientific Visualization, Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner,
Eduard Gröller, Markus Hadwiger
Interactive Progressive Visualization with Space-Time Error
Control, Steffen Frey, Filip Sadlo, Kwan-Liu Ma, Thomas Ertl
Vivaldi: A Domain-Specific Language for Volume Processing
and Visualization on Distributed Heterogeneous Systems,
HyungSuk Choi, Woohyuk Choi, Tran Minh Quan, David
Hildebrand, Hanspeter Pfister, Won-Ki Jeong
bVIS Panel
l Coffee Break
l VAST Introduction
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l Lunch Break
l Digital Compass Lunch
l VIS Papers Fast Forward
l InfoVis Introduction
InfoVis Papers (ends at 12:20)
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Data with a cause: Visualization for policy change
Moderator: Moritz Stefaner
Panelists: Greg McInerny, Scott David, Toby Green, Tariq Khokhar
We experience an increasing demand for data visualization in
the context of NGOs, policy making and open data. What are
the specific challenges that organizations like the World Bank,
OECD, or the World Economic Forum face when publishing
reports and data sets? What is the role that data visualization
can play in these contexts? And how can we make an actual
difference in important questions, with data visualization?
l Coffee Break
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Empowering Users in Visual Analytics
Chair: Jonathan Roberts
i[VAST BEST PAPER AWARD] Supporting Communication and
Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking, Narges Mahyar,
Melanie Tory
Opening the Black Box: Strategies for Increased User
Involvement in Existing Algorithm Implementations, Thomas
Mühlbacher, Harald Piringer, Samuel Gratzl, Michael Sedlmair,
Marc Streit
Progressive Visual Analytics: User-Driven Visual Exploration
of In-Progress Analytics, Charles D. Stolper, Adam Perer,
David Gotz
Finding Waldo: Learning about Users from their Interactions,
Eli T. Brown, Alvitta Ottley, Jieqiong Zhao, Quan Lin, Richard
Souvenir, Alex Endert, Remco Chang
Interactive Visual Analysis of Image-Centric Cohort Study Data,
Paul Klemm, Steffen Oeltze, Kai Lawonn, Kathrin Hegenscheid,
Henry Völzke, Bernhard Preim
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Maps & Trees
Chair: Remco Chang
Attribute Signatures: Dynamic Visual Summaries for Analyzing
Multivariate Geographical Data, Cagatay Turkay, Aidan
Slingsby, Helwig Hauser, Jo Wood, Jason Dykes
Origin-Destination Flow Data Smoothing and Mapping,
Diansheng Guo, Xi Zhu
Stenomaps: Shorthand for Shapes, Arthur van Goethem,
Andreas Reimer, Bettina Speckmann, Jo Wood
Nmap: A Novel Neighborhood Preservation Space-filling
Algorithm, Felipe S. L. G. Duarte, Fabio Sikansi, Francisco M.
Fatore, Samuel G. Fadel, Fernando V. Paulovich
Tree Colors: Color Schemes for Tree-Structured Data, Martijn
Tennekes, Edwin de Jonge
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Scalar Analysis and Volume Rendering
Chair: Hammish Carr
Sparse PDF Volumes for Consistent Multi-Resolution Volume
Rendering, Ronell Sicat, Jens Krueger, Torsten Möller, Markus
Multiscale Symmetry Detection in Scalar Fields by Clustering
Contours, Dilip Thomas, Vijay Natarajan
Low-Pass Filtered Volumetric Shadows, Marco Ament, Filip
Sadlo, Carsten Dachsbacher, Daniel Weiskopf
Boundary Aware Reconstruction of Scalar Fields, Stefan
Lindholm, Daniel Jönsson, Charles Hansen, Anders Ynnerman
[TVCG] Direct Isosurface Ray Casting of NURBS-based
Isogeometric Analysis, Andre Schollmeyer, Bernd Froehlich
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Clustering and Classification
Chair: Jimmy Johansson
Visual Abstraction and Exploration of Multi-class Scatterplots,
Haidong Chen, Wei Chen, Honghui Mei, Zhiqi Liu, Kun Zhou,
Weifeng Chen, Wentao Gu, Kwan-Liu Ma
Cupid: Cluster-based Exploration of Geometry Generators
with Parallel Coordinates and Radial Trees, Michael Beham,
Wolfgang Herzner, Eduard Gröller, Johannes Kehrer
Visual Methods for Analyzing Probabilistic Classification Data,
Bilal Alsallakh, Allan Hanbury, Helwig Hauser, Silvia Miksch,
Andreas Rauber
A Five-Level Design Framework for Bicluster Visualizations,
Maoyuan Sun, Chris North, Naren Ramakrishnan
VarifocalReader -- In-Depth Visual Analysis of Large Text
Documents, Steffen Koch, Markus John, Michael Wörner,
Andreas Müller, Thomas Ertl
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Chair: Tim Dwyer
i[INFOVIS BEST PAPER AWARD] Multivariate Network Exploration
and Presentation: From Detail to Overview via Selections and
Aggregations, Stef van den Elzen, Jarke J. van Wijk
GLO-STIX: Graph-Level Operations for Specifying Techniques
and Interactive eXploration, Charles D. Stolper, Minsuk Kahng,
Zhiyuan Lin, Florian Foerster, Aakash Goel, John Stasko, Duen
Horng Chau
[TVCG] A Modular Degree-of-Interest Specification for the
Visual Analysis of Large Dynamic Networks, James Abello,
Steffen Hadlak, Heidrun Schumann, Hans-Jörg Schulz
[TVCG] GraphDiaries: Animated Transitions and Temporal
Navigation for Dynamic Networks, Benjamin Bach, Emmanuel
Pietriga, Jean-Daniel Fekete
[TVCG] Visual Adjacency Lists for Dynamic Graphs, Marcel
Hlawatsch, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
[TVCG] How to Display Group Information on Node-Link
Diagrams: an Evaluation, Radu Jianu, Adrian Rusu, Yifan Hu,
Douglas Taggart
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Perception and Evaluation
Chair: Daniel F. Keefe
[TVCG] An Evaluation of Depth Enhancing Perceptual Cues for
Vascular Volume Visualization in Neurosurgery, Marta KerstenOertel, Sean J. Chen, D. Louis Collins
[TVCG] Perceptually Uniform Motion Space, Asmund Birkeland,
Cagatay Turkay, Ivan Viola
[TVCG] A Metric for the Evaluation of Dense Vector Field
Visualizations, Victor Matvienko, Jens Kruger
Attractive Flicker: Guiding Attention in Dynamic Narrative
Visualizations, Manuela Waldner, Mathieu Le Muzic, Matthias
Bernhard, Werner Purgathofer, Ivan Viola
Design and Evaluation of Interactive Proofreading Tools for
Connectomics, Daniel Haehn, Seymour Knowles-Barley, Mike
Roberts, Johanna Beyer, Narayanan Kasthuri, Jeff W. Lichtman,
Hanspeter Pfister
l Compass: Meet the Candidates
Forum ABC
Wednesday, 12 November
l VIS Papers Fast Forward
Scene B
l VISAP Papers
Chair: Angus Forbes, Fanny Chevalier
The IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program (VISAP’14) showcases highquality artwork and research that explores the increasingly
prominent intersections between art and visualization. This
morning’s session features ten papers that introduce new
perspectives on a range of topics that will facilitate discussion and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the
intersection of these fields. More information is available at
bVAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analytics in Societal Applications
Chair: Daniel Keim
Visualizing Loyalty Dynamics in Search Engines, Conglei Shi,
Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Hong Zhou, Huamin Qu
VAET: A Visual Analytics Approach for E-transactions Timeseries, Cong Xie, Wei Chen, Xinxin Huang, Yueqi Hu, Scott
Barlowe, Jing Yang
EvoRiver: Visual Analysis of Topic Coopetition on Social Media,
Guodao Sun, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Tai-Quan Peng, Jonathan
Zhu, Ronghua Liang
OpinionFlow: Visual Analysis of Opinion Diffusion on
Social Media, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Kai Yan, Mengchen Liu,
Fangzhao Wu
Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social
Media, Jian Zhao, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin,
Christopher Collins
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Interaction & Authoring
Chair: Bongshin Lee
Revisiting Bertin matrices: New Interactions for Crafting
Tabular Visualizations, Charles Perin, Pierre Dragicevic, JeanDaniel Fekete
iVisDesigner: Expressive Interactive Design of Information
Visualizations, Donghao Ren, Tobias Höllerer, Xiaoru Yuan
Constructing Visual Representations: Investigating the
Use of Tangible Tokens, Samuel Huron, Yvonne Jansen,
Sheelagh Carpendale
PanoramicData: Data Analysis through Pen & Touch, Emanuel
Zgraggen, Robert Zeleznik, Steven Drucker
[TVCG] Munin: A Peer-to-Peer Middleware for Ubiquitous
Analytics and Visualization Spaces, Sriram Karthik Badam, Eli
Raymond Fisher, Niklas Elmqvist
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Biomedical and Molecular Visualization
Chair: Johanna Beyer
Characterizing Molecular Interactions in Chemical Systems,
David Guenther, Roberto Alvarez Boto, Julia Contreras Garcia,
Jean-Philip Piquemal, Julien Tierny
b Recommended by the Practitioner Experiences Track
Ligand Excluded Surface : A New Type of Molecular Surface,
Norbert Lindow, Daniel Baum, Hans-Christian Hege
ADR - Anatomy-Driven Reformation, Jan Kretschmer, Grzegorz
Soza, Christian Tietjen, Michael Suehling, Bernhard Preim,
Marc Stamminger
Combined Visualization of Wall Thickness and Wall Shear
Stress for the Evaluation of Aneurysms, Sylvia Glasser, Kai
Lawonn, Thomas Hoffmann, Martin Skalej, Bernhard Preim
i[SCIVIS BEST PAPER AWARD] Visualization of Brain
Microstructure through Spherical Harmonics Illumination of
High Fidelity Spatio-Angular Fields, Sujal Bista, Jiachen Zhou,
Rao Gullapalli, Amitabh Varshney
l Coffee Break
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analytics of Spatiotemporal Activities
Chair: Alex Endert
[Conference Paper] Feature Driven Visual Analytics of Soccer
Data, Halldór Janetzko, Dominik Sacha, Manuel Stein, Tobias
Schreck, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Keim
[Conference Paper] Baseball4D: A Tool for Baseball Game
Reconstruction & Visualization, Carlos Dietrich, David Koop,
Huy Vo, Claudio Silva
[Conference Paper] A System for Visual Analysis of Radio Signal
Data, Tarik Crnovrsanin, Chris Muelder, Kwan-Liu Ma
[Conference Paper] Feedback-Driven Interactive Exploration of
Large Multidimensional Data Supported by Visual Classifier,
Michael Behrisch, Fatih Korkmaz, Lin Shao, Tobias Schreck
[Conference Paper] An Integrated Visual Analysis System for
Fusing MR Spectroscopy and Multi-Modal Radiology Imaging,
Miguel Nunes, Benjamin Rowland, Matthias Schlachter,
Soleakhena Ken, Krešimir Matković, Anne Laprie, Katja Bühler
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Exploratory Data Analysis
Chair: Adam Perer
The Effects of Interactive Latency on Exploratory Visual
Analysis, Zhicheng Liu, Jeffrey Heer
Visualizing Statistical Mix Effects and Simpson’s Paradox,
Zan Armstrong, Martin Wattenberg
Error Bars Considered Harmful: Exploring Alternate Encodings
for Mean and Error, Michael Correll, Michael Gleicher
Four Experiments on the Perception of Bar Charts, Justin
Talbot, Vidya Setlur, Anushka Anand
Visual Parameter Space Analysis: A Conceptual Framework,
Michael Sedlmair, Christoph Heinzl, Harald Piringer, Stefan
Bruckner, Torsten Möller
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Feature Extraction and Flows
Chair: Chaoli Wang
for Extracting Parallel Vectors in 3D, Tao Ju, Minxin Cheng, Xu
Wang, Ye Duan
[TVCG] Exploring Flow Fields Using Space-filling Analysis of
Streamlines, Abon Chaudhuri, Teng-Yok Lee, Han-Wei Shen,
Rephael Wenger
Vortex Cores of Inertial Particles, Tobias Günther,
Holger Theisel
The Natural Helmholtz-Hodge Decomposition For OpenBoundary Flow Analysis, Harsh Bhatia, Valerio Pascucci, PeerTimo Bremer
FLDA: Latent Dirichlet Allocation Based Unsteady Flow
Analysis, Fan Hong, Chufan Lai, Hanqi Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Enya
Shen, Sikun Li
l Lunch Break [TVCG] Blood Flow Clustering and Applications in Virtual
Stenting of Intracranial Aneurysms, Steffen Oeltze, Dirk J.
Lehmann, Alexander Kuhn, Gábor Janiga, Holger Theisel,
Bernhard Preim
[TVCG] A Deformation Framework for Focus + Context Flow
Visualization, Jun Tao, Chaoli Wang, Ching-Kuang Shene,
Seung Hyun Kim
l Coffee Break
l VIS Panel
Scene C
Funding Opportunities for V.I.S. Research in Horizon 2020
Moderator: Jörn Kohlhammer
Panelists: Philippe Quevauviller, Teresa de Martino, William
Wong, Daniel Keim, Brian Fisher
IEEE VIS comes to Europe for the first time in 25 years. In the
same year, the new framework program for research in the EU,
called Horizon 2020, had its first calls targeting a wide range
of topics related to ICT, including visualization. The breadth
of calls and sub-programs can be truly overwhelming, and it
is hard to get an overview of the opportunities for researchers in information visualization, visual analytics, and scientific
visualization. There is also the possibility to include partners
from outside the EU, called international collaboration in
Horizon 2020, which should be of interest for participants
of VIS beyond Europe. This panel aims to give an overview of
the current EU funding opportunities in visualization. Two EU
representatives from Brussels, Belgium, will present, who are
or were overlooking projects with a visualization and visual
analytics emphasis. They will introduce two areas of EU
funding in Horizon 2020: the specific security research unit,
and the broader, basic research-oriented FET area. In addition,
invited project coordinators of EU projects will give examples
for successful collaboration or potential pitfalls during projects. In addition to the panelists representatives of international funding agencies will give their views as part of the
discussion on international collaboration.
bInfoVis Papers
Scene B
Design Process & Persuasion
Chair: Michael Sedlmair
Attribute Signatures: Dynamic Visual Summaries for Analyzing
Moving beyond sequential design: Reflections on a rich multichannel approach to data visualization, Jo Wood, Roger
Beecham, Jason Dykes
Process for Visualization Design, Gordon Kindlmann, Carlos
Design Activity Framework for Visualization Design, Sean
McKenna, Dominika Mazur, James Agutter, Miriah Meyer
Activity Sculptures: Exploring the Impact of Physical
Visualizations on Running Activity, Simon Stusak, Aurélien
Tabard, Franziska Sauka, Rohit Ashok Khot, Andreas Butz
The Persuasive Power of Data Visualization, Anshul Vikram
Pandey, Anjali Manivannan, Oded Nov, Margaret Satterthwaite,
Enrico Bertini
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Flowline Tracing, Clustering, and Visualization
Chair: Tino Weinkauf
Advection-Based Sparse Data Management for Visualizing
Unsteady Flow, Hanqi Guo, Jiang Zhang, Richen Liu, Lu Liu,
Xiaoru Yuan, Jian Huang, Xiangfei Meng, Jingshan Pan
Trajectory-based Flow Feature Tracking in Joint Particle/
Volume Datasets, Franz Sauer, Hongfeng Yu, Kwan-Liu Ma
[TVCG] Interpolation-Based Pathline Tracing in Particle-Based
Flow Visualization, Jennifer Chandler, Harald Obermaier,
Ken Joy
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analysis of Relationships
Chair: Margit Pohl
[Conference Paper] An Insight- and Task-based Methodology
for Evaluating Spatiotemporal Visual Analytics, Steven Gomez,
Hua Guo, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, David H. Laidlaw
[Conference Paper] Weaving a Carpet from Log Entries:
a Network Security Visualization Built with Co-Creation,
Johannes Landstorfer, Ivo Herrmann, Jan-Erik Stange, Marian
Dörk, Reto Wettach
[Conference Paper] Analyzing High-dimensional Multivariate
Network Links with Integrated Anomaly Detection,
Highlighting and Exploration, Sungahn Ko, Shehzad Afzal,
Simon Walton, Yang Yang, Junghoon Chae, Abish Malik, Yun
Jang, Min Chen, David Ebert
[Conference Paper] Visual Analysis of Patterns in Multiple
Amino Acid Mutation Graphs, Olav Lenz, Frank Keul, Sebastian
Bremm, Kay Hamacher, Tatiana von Landesberger
[Conference Paper] A Visual Reasoning Approach for Datadriven Transport Assessment on Urban Roads, Fei Wang, Wei
Chen, Feiran Wu, Ye Zhao, Han Hong, Tianyu Gu, Long Wang,
Ronghua Liang, Hujun Bao
bVIS Panel
Scene B
Challenges in Financial Visualization
Moderator: Richard Brath
Panelists: Lancelot Comrie, David Keller, Elaine Knuth,
Eugene Sorenson
Financial visualization has existed for more than 100 years.
Ongoing growth of financial markets increases the frequency,
complexity and scale of data while users need to discern meaningful insights for many different types of tasks and objectives.
This panel brings together four established practitioners from
the financial industry from the firms of Bloomberg, Fidelity
Investments, Morgan Stanley and Davenport Advisors and
who use visualization tools every day. Each works with a different type of financial firm (buy-side, sell-side, advisory,
information provider) bringing a unique perspective to their
challenges. This panel represents an opportunity for VisWeek
participants to learn more about the challenges of financial
visualizations; understand real-world constraints, tasks and
usecases; and identify new potential application areas.
l SciVis
Scene A
IEEE Scientific Visualization Contest
Chairs: David Feng, Bernd Hentschel
Each year, the VisContest presents researchers from the vis
community an opportunity to transfer the latest developments
in visual data analysis to a challenging application scenario.
This year, the contest targets data from atmospheric
research that captures volcanic eruptions and their atmospheric aftermath. We challenge participants to create a comprehensive visualization of the provided data that enables
domain experts to gain a deeper understanding of the volcanic
eruption events and helps them better understand the consequences for atmosphere and climate.
l VIS Poster + Art Program Viewing
Scene ABC, Forum GHIJ
l VIS Banquet
Scene ABC
Saturday 15th November
After a few enjoyable bike rides with VIS colleagues over
the years we are marking the 25th Anniversary and IEEE VIS’
own Tour de France by establishing an open and informal
road cycling club as a post-VIS tradition.
The Velo Club de VIS is a lightweight (dis)organization that
aims to encourage IEEE VIS participants to ride together
on a pre-determined route on the weekend following
the conference.
The Petit Depart of Le Tour de VIS 2014 will be outside the
conference hotel at 9:30 on Saturday 15th November.
If you’d like to ride, follow the links.
@veloclubdevis #LeTourdeVIS
Les Randonneurs du Velo Club de VIS
Jason Dykes, Jo Wood, Miriah Meyer, Ross Whitaker,
Danyel Fisher, Wesley Willett
25–30 October 2015
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vis2 0 1 5
11th IEEE VAST Conference
22nd IEEE InfoVis Conference
26th IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference
Call for Participation
VIS 2015 will be the year’s premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization. The weeklong event will
convene an international community of researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to explore
their shared interests in tools, techniques, and technology.
We invite you to participate in IEEE Visual Analytics Science and
Technology (VAST), IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis), and
IEEE Scientific Visualization (SciVis), by sharing your research,
insights, experience, and enthusiasm.
In 2015, IEEE VIS will be held in the City of Chicago, a worldclass city located on the shore of Lake Michigan. The Chicago
metropolitan area is home to over 9.5 million people, several
world-renowned universities, two national laboratories,
numerous corporate headquarters, and five major American
professional sports teams. The city also promotes year-round
cultural activities, which include Millennium Park, The Field
Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, Shedd Aquarium, the Magnificent Mile,
music festivals, theater districts, and exceptional restaurants.
Two international airports serve Chicago. The conference
venue is also conveniently located downtown and accessible
from the city’s airports and public transportation.
*Chicago photo credits: Choose Chicago, http://www.choosechicago.com
b Recommended by the Practitioner Experiences Track
Follow @ieeevis to keep up with conference activities
and announcements.
Questions? Email [email protected]
VIS 2015 General Chairs:
Michael E. Papka, Argonne National Laboratory / Northern Illinois University
Maxine Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thursday, 13 November
l VIS Papers Fast Forward
Scene B
l VIS Panel
Bridging the Gap: Translating Perception and Cognition
Expertise into Visualization Research and Practice
Moderator: Georges-Pierre Bonneau
Panelists: Rita Borgo, Brian Fisher, Michael Gleicher, Timo
Ropinski, Colin Ware
In principle, perceptual and cognitive science form an important foundation for visualization and visual analytics. However,
while some basic principles (e.g. color contrast, pre-attentive
popout) have had significant impact on visualization practice,
the application of the sciences of perception and cognition
has been slow. A simplistic view might expect that the visualization community should be able to mine the extensive
literature of perceptual and cognitive science for ideas to influence and improve our work. In practice, such direct translation seems rare. There are many potential causes of this. For
example, there may be differences in goals (understanding
people vs. making visualizations), differences in methodology
(reductionist empiricism vs. wanting realistic applications),
etc. In this panel, we propose to explore why the translation
of perceptual and cognitive science into visualization research
and practice is so challenging.
bVAST Papers
Scene C
Searching and Tracking
Chair: William Pike
DecisionFlow: Visual Analytics for High-Dimensional Temporal
Event Sequence Data, David Gotz, Harry Stavropoulos
Footprints: A Visual Search Tool that Supports Discovery and
Coverage Tracking, Ellen Isaacs, Kelly Domico, Shane Ahern,
Eugene Bart, Mudita Singhal
Visual Analytics for Complex Engineering Systems: Hybrid
Visual Steering of Simulation Ensembles, Krešimir Matković,
Denis Gračanin, Rainer Splechtna, Mario Jelović, Benedikt
Stehno, Helwig Hauser, Werner Purgathofer
Visual Exploration of Sparse Traffic Trajectory Data, Zuchao
Wang, Tangzhi Ye, Min Lu, Xiaoru Yuan, Huamin Qu, Jacky Yuan,
Qianliang Wu
DIA2: Web-based Cyberinfrastructure for Visual Analysis of
Funding Portfolio, Krishna Madhavan, Niklas Elmqvist, Mihaela
Vorvoreanu, Xin Chen, Yuet Ling Wong, Hanjun Xian, Zhihua
Dong, Aditya Johri
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Chair: Heidi Lam
Comparative Eye Tracking Study on Node-Link Visualizations
of Trajectories, Rudolf Netzel, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf
Node, Node-Link, and Node-Link-Group Diagrams: An
Evaluation, Bahador Saket, Paolo Simonetto, Stephen
Kobourov, Katy Borner
The Not-so-Staggering Effect of Staggered Animated
Transitions on Visual Tracking, Fanny Chevalier, Pierre
Dragicevic, Steven Franconeri
The Influence of Contour on Similarity Perception of Star
Glyphs, Johannes Fuchs, Petra Isenberg, Anastasia Bezerianos,
Fabian Fischer, Enrico Bertini
Order of Magnitude Markers: An Empirical Study on Large
Magnitude Number Detection, Rita Borgo, Joel Dearden,
Mark W. Jones
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Maps and Topology
Chair: Shigeo Takahashi
Visualizing 2-dimensional manifolds with curve handles in 4D,
Hui Zhang, Jianguang Weng, Guangchen Ruan
Fast and Memory-Efficient Topological Denoising of 2D and 3D
Scalar Fields, David Guenther, Alec Jacobson, Jan Reininghaus,
Hans-Peter Seidel, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Tino Weinkauf
Conforming Morse-Smale Complexes, Attila Gyulassy, David
Guenther, Joshua A. Levine, Julien Tierny, Valerio Pascucci
Escape Maps, Gustavo Mello Machado, Filip Sadlo, Thomas
Müller, Thomas Ertl
Visualization of Regular Maps: The Chase Continues,
Jarke J. van Wijk
l Coffee Break
bVAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analytics in Infrastructural and Environmental
Chair: Laura McNamara
Visualizing Mobility of Public Transportation System, Wei
Zeng, Chi-Wing Fu, Stefan Müller Arisona, Alexander Erath,
Huamin Qu
Visual Analysis of Public Utility Service Problems in a
Metropolis, Jiawan Zhang, Yanli E, Jing Ma, Yahui Zhao, Binghan
Xu, Liting Sun, Jinyan Chen, Xiaoru Yuan
VASA: Interactive Computational Steering of Large
Asynchronous Simulation Pipelines for Societal Infrastructure,
Sungahn Ko, Jieqiong Zhao, Jing Xia, Xiaoyu Wang, Greg Abram,
Niklas Elmqvist, Shaun Kennedy, Kelly Gaither, William Tolone,
William Ribarsky, David Ebert
Predictive Visual Analytics for Community Policing and Law
Enforcement, Abish Malik, Ross Maciejewski, Sherry Towers,
Sean McCullough, David Ebert
Run Watchers: Automatic Simulation-Based Decision Support
in Flood Management, Artem Konev, Jürgen Waser, Bernhard
Sadransky, Daniel Cornel, Rui A. P. Perdigão, Zsolt Horváth,
Eduard Gröller
bInfoVis Papers
Scene B
Chair: Miriah Meyer
LiveGantt: Interactively Visualizing a Large Manufacturing
Schedule, Jaemin Jo, Jaeseok Huh, Jonghun Park, Bohyoung
Kim, Jinwook Seo
TenniVis: Visualization for Tennis Match Analysis, Tom Polk,
Jing Yang, Yueqi Hu, Ye Zhao
Combing the Communication Hairball: Visualizing Large-Scale
Parallel Execution Traces using Logical Time, Katherine Isaacs,
Peer-Timo Bremer, Ilir Jusufi, Todd Gamblin, Abhinav Bhatele,
Martin Schulz, Bernd Hamann
MovExp: A Versatile Visualization Tool for Human-Computer
Interaction Studies with 3D Performance and Biomechanical
Data, Gregorio Palmas, Myroslav Bachynskyi, Antti Oulasvirta,
Hans-Peter Seidel, Tino Weinkauf
Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal
Connectivity, Ali Al-Awami, Johanna Beyer, Hendrik Strobelt,
Narayanan Kasthuri, Jeff W. Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister,
Markus Hadwiger
bSciVis Papers
Scene A
Visual Integration and Design
Chair: Xiaoru Yuan
Visual Elements to Predict Non-Visual City Attributes, Sean
Arietta, Alexei Efros, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Maneesh Agrawala
Using Topological Analysis to Support Event-Guided
Exploration in Urban Data, Harish Doraiswamy, Nivan Ferreira,
Theodoros Damoulas, Juliana Freire, Claudio Silva
[TVCG] Activity Detection in Scientific Visualization, Sedat
Ozer, Deborah Silver, Karen Bemis, Pino Martin
Trend-Centric Motion Visualization: Designing and Applying
a new Strategy for Analyzing Scientific Motion Collections,
David Schroeder, Fedor Korsakov, Carissa Mai-Ping Knipe,
Lauren Thorson, Arin M. Ellingson, David Nuckley, John Carlis,
Daniel F. Keefe
Curve Boxplot: Generalization of Boxplot for Ensembles of
Curves, Mahsa Mirzargar, Ross Whitaker, Mike Kirby
l Lunch Break 14:00–15:40
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analysis of Changes
Chair: Zhicheng Liu
[Conference Paper] Using Visualizations to Monitor Changes
and Harvest Insights from a Global-Scale Logging Infrastructure
at Twitter, Krist Wongsuphasawat, Jimmy Lin
[Conference Paper] HydroQual: Visual Analysis of River Water
Quality, Pierre Accorsi, Mickaël Fabrègue, Arnaud Sallaberry,
Flavie Cernesson, Nathalie Lalande, Agnès Braud, Sandra
Bringay, Florence Le Ber, Pascal Poncelet, Maguelonne Teisseire
[Conference Paper] Vismate: Interactive Visual Analysis of
Station-Based Observation Data on Climate Changes, Jie Li,
Kang Zhang, Zhao-Peng Meng
[Conference Paper] BoundarySeer: Visual Analysis of 2D
Boundary Changes, Wenchao Wu, Yixian Zheng, Huamin Qu,
Wei Chen, Eduard Gröller, Lionel Ni
[Conference Paper] YMCA - Your Mesh Comparison Application,
Johanna Schmidt, Reinhold Preiner, Thomas Auzinger, Michael
Wimmer, Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner
l Industry Presentations
Scene B
The Future of Visualization: Research and Industry
Chair: Danyel Fisher
Speakers: Edouard Audit (CEA), Steven Drucker (Microsoft
Research), Jean-Daniel Fekete (Inria), Dieter W. Fellner (Fraunhofer
IGD), Jock Mackinlay (Tableau), Merry Wang (Autodesk)
The sponsors of IEEE Vis are organizations that care deeply
about the way the visualization field will be shaped in the
future. Come hear major players discuss their vision of the
next years of information, data, and scientific visualization. We’ll gain an industry perspective on important issues,
upcoming challenges; both research opportunities and
industry directions.
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Data Transformation and Comparative Visualization
Chair: Hans-Christian Hege
Volume-Preserving Mapping and Registration for Collective
Data Visualization, Jiaxi Hu, Guangyu Jeff Zou, Jing Hua
b Recommended by the Practitioner Experiences Track
Fixed-Rate Compressed Floating-Point Arrays, Peter Lindstrom
Decomposition and Simplification of Multivariate Data
using Pareto Sets, Lars Huettenberger, Christian Heine,
Christoph Garth
Multi-Charts for Comparative 3D Ensemble Visualization,
Ismail Demir, Christian Dick, Rüdiger Westermann
Stent maps – Comparative visualization for the prediction of
adverse events of transcatheter aortic valve implantations,
Silvia Born, Simon Sündermann, Christoph Russ, Raoul Hopf,
Carlos Ruiz, Volkmar Falk, Michael Gessat
l Coffee Break
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analysis of Semantic Meanings
Chair: Jörn Kohlhammer
[Conference Paper] Multi-Model Semantic Interaction for
Text Analytics, Lauren Bradel, Chris North, Leanna House,
Scotland Leman
[Conference Paper] Serendip: Topic Model-Driven Visual
Exploration of Text Corpora, Eric Alexander, Joe Kohlmann,
Michael Witmore, Robin Valenza, Michael Gleicher
[Conference Paper] TopicPanorama: a Full Picture of Relevant
Topics, Shixia Liu, Xiting Wang, Jianfei Chen, Jun Zhu,
Baining Guo
[Conference Paper] Integrating Predictive Analytics and Social
Media, Yafeng Lu, Robert Krueger, Dennis Thom, Feng Wang,
Steffen Koch, Thomas Ertl, Ross Maciejewski
[Conference Paper] PEARL: An Interactive Visual Analytic Tool
for Understanding Personal Emotion Style Derived from Social
Media, Jian Zhao, Liang Gou, Fei Wang, Michelle Zhou
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Perception & Design
Chair: Petra Isenberg
Learning Perceptual Kernels for Visualization Design, Çağatay
Demiralp, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey Heer
Ranking Visualization of Correlation Using Weber’s Law, Lane
Harrison, Fumeng Yang, Steven Franconeri, Remco Chang
The Relation Between Visualization Size, Grouping, and User
Performance, Connor Gramazio, Karen Schloss, David Laidlaw
A Principled Way of Assessing Visualization Literacy, Jeremy
Boy, Ronald Rensink, Enrico Bertini, Jean-Daniel Fekete
Reinforcing Visual Grouping Cues to Communicate Complex
Informational Structure, Juhee Bae, Benjamin Watson
l VIS Panel
Scene A
2D vs 3D
Moderator: Robert S. Laramee
Panelists: Chuck Hansen, Silvia Miksch, Klaus Mueller, Bernhard
Preim, Colin Ware
Most of us agree that visualization design is a critical aspect
of any visualization research. There are many different aspects
to the topic of visualization design including: data characteristics and type, data enhancement, visualization mapping, e.g.,
choice of shape, color, opacity, and texture etc. Another critical aspect is the spatial domain in which the final visualization
is presented. In general, 1, 2, or 3 spatial dimensions are used
when designing a visualization. The vast majority of visualizations in the literature reside in 2 or 3 spatial dimensions.
However, there are differing opinions as to what constitutes
an ideal spatial dimensionality when it comes to visualization
design. Some believe that 3D space is preferable since it may
convey more information than 2D. However, others believe
that 2D is preferable because it may result in less occlusion
and complexity.
Friday, 14 November
l VIS Papers Fast Forward
Scene B
l VIS Panel
For Young Visualization Researchers: Words of Wisdom
Moderator: Georges Grinstein
Panelists: Sheelagh Carpendale, Alfred Inselberg, Jim Foley,
Ari Kaufman, Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Bernice Rogowitz,
Ben Shneiderman
This panel is motivated by Christopher Hutchins’ letters to
a young contrarian. Each panelist will discuss their views on
research. Some will suggest-high impact areas; some will
discuss how to select a mentor; some will provide guidance
on path choices. Each will offer words of wisdom. This panel
will be slightly different than other panels. The panelists and
moderator are quite diverse and together bring over 350
years of experience. We want to inspire you as an evolving
researcher to choose a path that leads you not just to challenging and impacting research but also to an extremely satisfying,
engaging and impacting life.
l VAST Papers
Scene C
Visual Analytics in Scientific Applications
Chair: Andreas Kerren
ConTour: Data-Driven Exploration of Multi-Relational Datasets
for Drug Discovery, Christian Partl, Alexander Lex, Marc Streit,
Hendrik Strobelt, Anne-Mai Wassermann, Hanspeter Pfister,
Dieter Schmalstieg
Visual Analytics for Comparison of Ocean Model Output
with Reference Data: Detecting and Analyzing Geophysical
Processes Using Clustering Ensembles, Patrick Köthur, Mike
Sips, Henryk Dobslaw, Doris Dransch
Genotet: An Interactive Web-based Visual Exploration
Framework to Support Validation of Gene Regulatory
Networks, Bowen Yu, Harish Doraiswamy, Xi Chen, Emily
Miraldi, Mario Luis Arrieta-Ortiz, Christoph Hafemeister, Aviv
Madar, Richard Bonneau, Claudio Silva
The Spinel Explorer - Interactive Visual Analysis of Spinel
Group Minerals, M. Luján Ganuza, Gabriela R. Ferracutti, M.
Florencia Gargiulo, Silvia M. Castro, Ernesto A. Bjerg, Eduard
Gröller, Krešimir Matković
Visual Reconciliation of Alternative Similarity Spaces in
Climate Modeling, Jorge Poco, Aritra Dasgupta, Yaxing Wei,
William Hargrove, Christopher Schwalm, Deborah Huntzinger,
Robert Cook, Enrico Bertini, Claudio Silva
l InfoVis Papers
Scene B
Documents, Search & Images
Chair: Martin Wattenberg
Overview: The Design, Adoption, and Analysis of a Visual
Document Mining Tool For Investigative Journalists, Matthew
Brehmer, Stephen Ingram, Jonathan Stray, Tamara Munzner
How Hierarchical Topics Evolve in Large Text Corpora, Weiwei
Cui, Shixia Liu, Zhuofeng Wu, Hao Wei
Exploring the Placement and Design of Word-Scale
Visualizations, Pascal Goffin, Wesley Willett, Jean-Daniel
Fekete, Petra Isenberg
[TVCG] Similarity Preserving Snippet-Based Visualization of
Web Search Results, Erick Gomez-Nieto, Frizzi San Roman,
Paulo Pagliosa, Wallace Casaca, Elias S. Helou, Maria Cristina
Ferreira de Oliveira, Luis Gustavo Nonato
Effects of Presentation Mode and Pace Control on Performance
in Image Classification, Paul van der Corput, Jarke J. van Wijk
l SciVis Papers
Scene A
Video and High Dimensional Data
Chair: Wei Chen
[TVCG] A Structure-Based Distance Metric for HighDimensional Space Exploration with Multi-Dimensional
Scaling, J. Lee, K. McDonnell, A. Zelenyuk, D. Imre, K. Mueller
[TVCG] An Approach to Supporting Incremental Visual Data
Classification, Jose Gustavo S. Paiva, William Robson Schwartz,
Helio Pedrini, Rosane Minghim
[TVCG] Glyph-Based Video Visualization for Semen Analysis,
Brian Duffy, Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam, Simon Walton, David J.
Smith, Anne Trefethen, Jackson C. Kirkman-Brown, Eamonn A.
Gaffney, Min Chen
[TVCG] The Impact of Interactivity on Comprehending 2D
and 3D Visualizations of Movement Data, Fereshteh Amini,
Sébastien Rufiange, Zahid Hossain, Quentin Ventura, Pourang
Irani, Michael J. McGuffin
[TVCG] GazeVis: Interactive 3D Gaze Visualization for
Contiguous Cross-sectional Medical Images, Hyunjoo Song,
Jihye Yun, Bohyoung Kim, Jinwook Seo
l Coffee Break
l VIS Capstone
Scene ABC
Understanding and Conveying Events
Speaker: Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology Emerita
at Stanford University, Professor of Psychology at Columbia
Teachers College
The world presents us with an overwhelming continuous multi-media
flow of information to all the senses.
From that we carve discrete chunks,
events. Events can be analyzed as
kinds and as parts. Our research on
segmenting everyday events like
making a bed shows a confluence
of top-down (goal-completion) and
bottom-up (local maxima of information
change) features at event segment boundaries that allow inferences from one to the other. The flip side of
understanding events is communicating them, using a range
of linguistic diagrammatic, and pictorial devices. Analysis of
research and examples from history, diagrams, and comics will
illustrate ways to convey events visually.
Barbara Tversky is a cognitive scientist who has worked on
memory, categorization, spatial language and thinking, event
perception and cognition, diagrammatic reasoning, creativity, and gesture. She has enjoyed collaborating with computer
scientists, linguists, philosophers, engineers, educators, biologists, chemists, geographers, artists, and designers on a range
of projects. She is Professor of Psychology Emerita at Stanford
University and Professor of Psychology at Columbia Teachers
College. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences and a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, the
Society for Experimental Psychology, the Psychonomic Society,
and the Association for Psychological Science.
l VIS Closing
Scene ABC
VIS Posters & Contests
Visual Analysis of Stance Markers in Online Social Media, Kostiantyn
Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren
StretchPlot: Interactive Visualization of Multi-Dimensional
Trajectory Data, Paul Murray, Angus Forbes
Analyzing Parameter Influence on Time-Series Segmentation and
Labeling, Martin Rohlig, Martin Luboschik, Heidrun Schumann,
Markus Bogl, Bilal Alsallakh, Silvia Miksch
Visual Analytics for the Exploration of Multiparametric Cancer
Imaging, Renata Georgia Raidou, Marta Paes Moreira, Wouter
van Elmpt, Marcel Breeuwer, Anna Vilanova
A Sketch+Fisheye Interface for Visual Analytics of Large TimeSeries, Lei Ren, Yi Du
Visualizing Statistical Analysis of Curve Datasets in ParaView,
Alejandro Ribes, Joachim Pouderoux, Anne-Laure Popelin,
Bertrand Iooss
Towards a Tighter Coupling of Visualization and Public Policy
Making, Tobias Ruppert, Jurgen Bernard, Hendrik Locke-Tieke,
Jörn Kohlhammer
Exploiting History to Reduce Interaction Costs in Collaborative
Analysis, Ali Sarvghad, Melanie Tory
mailVis: Visualizing Emailbox for Re-finding Emails, Baris
Serim, Thanh Tung Vuong, Tuukka Ruotsalo, Luana Micallef,
Giulio Jacucci
VisMOOC: Visualizing Video Clickstream Data from Massive
Open Online Courses, Conglei Shi, Siwei Fu, Qing Chen, Huamin Qu
The Care and Condition Monitor: a Tablet Based Tool for
Visualizing Informal Qualitative Health Care Data, Anne Stevens,
Hudson Pridham, Steve Szigeti, Sara Diamond, Bhuvaneswari
Studying propagation dynamics in networks through rule-based
modeling, Jason Vallet, Bruno Pinaud, Guy Mélançon
Application of Visual Analytics to Aviation Safety; Wildlife
Strikes; The 5 W Questions, Margaret Varga, Albert de Hoon,
Richard May, Caroline Varga, Hans van Gasteren
Sequence Mining based on Pattern-Growth, Katerina Vrotsou,
Aida Nordman
MatchVis: A generalized visual multi-scale analysis framework
for competitive sports, Wentao Wang, Jiawan Zhang, Tianshi Liu
Pantheon: Visualizing Historical Cultural Production, Amy (Zhao)
Yu, Kevin Hu, Deepak Jagdish, Cesar Hidalgo
Visualization of Social Media Flows with Interactively Identified
Key Players, Xiaoru Yuan, Zhenhuang Wang, Zipeng Liu, Cong
Guo, Hongwei Ai, Donghao Ren
VAST Posters
Visual Exploratory Tool for Storyline Generation, Erk Ediz Akyigit,
Tugkan Cengiz, Onur Burak Yildirim, Selim Balcisoy
TimeGraph: a data management framework for Visual Analytics
of large multivariate time-oriented networks, Albert AmorAmoros, Paolo Federico, Silvia Miksch
Detecting and Tracking Dynamic Clusters of Spatial Events,
Natalia Andrienko, Gennady Andrienko, Georg Fuchs,
Hendrik Stange
A multidimensional brush for scatterplot data analytics, Michael
Aupetit, Nicolas Heulot, Jean-Daniel Fekete
TimeFork: Mixed-Initiative Time-Series Prediction, Sriram Karthik
Badam, Jieqiong Zhao, Niklas Elmqvist, David Ebert
Towards a User-Defined Visual-Interactive Definition of Similarity
Functions for Mixed Data, Jurgen Bernard, David Sessler, Michael
Behrisch, Marco Hutter, Tobias Schreck, Jörn Kohlhammer
Visual Process Mining: Event Data Exploration and Analysis, Peter
Bodesinsky, Bilal Alsallakh, Theresia Gschwandtner, Silvia Miksch
Interactive Visualization for Optimal Placement of PublicAccess AEDs, Bryan Bonnet, Keith Kraus, Jose Emmanuel
Interactive Visual Support for Metagenomic Contig Binning,
Bertjan Broeksema, Fintan McGee, Magdalena Calusinska,
Mohammad Ghoniem
Emoticons and Linguistic Alignment: How Visual Analytics Can
Elicit Storytelling, Nan-Chen Chen, Laurie Beth Feldman, Judith F.
Kroll, Cecilia R. Aragon
MovementFinder: Visual Analytics of Origin-Destination Patterns
from Geo-tagged Social Media, Siming Chen, Cong Guo, Xiaoru
Yuan, Jiawan Zhang, Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang
Balanced Layouts Using the Composite Data-Variable Matrix,
Shenghui Cheng, Bing Wang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Klaus Mueller
i[VAST BEST POSTER AWARD] PIVE: Per-Iteration Visualization
Environment for Supporting Real-time Interactions with
Computational Methods, Jaegul Choo, Changhyun Lee, Hannah
Kim, Hanseung Lee, Chandan Reddy, Barry Drake, Haesun Park
VisIRR: Visual Analytics for Information Retrieval and
Recommendation with Large-Scale Document Data, Jaegul
Choo, Changhyun Lee, Hannah Kim, Hanseung Lee, Zhicheng Liu,
Ramakrishnan Kannan, Charles Stolper, John Stasko, Barry Drake,
Haesun Park
3DArcLens: A Technique for the Exploration of Geographical
Networks, Alberto Debiasi, Bruno Simoes, Raffaele De Amicis
Linea: Tailoring Timelines by Visual Exploration of Temporal Text,
Tiago Etiene, Paulo Pagliosa, Luis Gustavo Nonato
Extracting and Visualizing Insights from Real-Time Conversations
Around Public Presentations, Nicolas Garcia Belmonte
Visualizing the Effects of Scale and Geography in Multivariate
Comparison, Sarah Goodwin, Jason Dykes, Aidan Slingsby
Segmentation-Free Quantification of Spots on a Homogeneous
Background, Max Hermann, Reinhard Klein, Thomas Schultz
VisAdapt-Increasing Nordic Homeowners’ Adaptive Capacity to
Climate Change, Jimmy Johansson, Carlo Navarra, Tina Neset, Erik
Glaas, Tomasz Opach, Bjorn-Ola Linnor
i[VAST HONORABLE MENTION AWARD] Visual Analysis of Missing
Data - To See What Isn’t There, Sara Johansson Fernstad, Robert
C. Glen
I-VEST: Intelligent Visual Email Search and Triage, Jay Koven,
Enrico Bertini, Nasir Memon, R. Luke Dubois
InfoVis Posters
EnergyScout: A Consumer Oriented Dashboard for Smart Meter
Data Analytics, Nafees Ahmed, Klaus Mueller
Data of Interest (DOI)-Based Analysis of Eye-Tracker Data for
Interactive Visualizations, Sayeed Safayet Alam, Radu Jianu
Towards a Visualization Process Model for Online Visualization,
Marco Angelini, Giuseppe Santucci, Heidrun Schumann, HansJorg Schulz
The Focus-Filter Widget: A Versatile Control for Defining
Focus + Context in 1D, Clemens Arbesser, Oliver Rafelsberger,
Harald Piringer
Dynamic Generation and Prefetching of Data Chunks
for Exploratory Visualization, Leilani Battle, Remco Chang,
Michael Stonebraker
Visualization of Confusion Matrix for Non-Expert Users, Emma
Beauxis-Aussalet, Lynda Hardman
The CO2 Pollution Map: Lessons Learned from Designing a
Exploratory Visualization through Copy, Cut and Paste, Jonathan
Visualization that Bridges the Gap between Visual Communication
C. Roberts, Rick Walker, Lukas Roberts, Robert S. Laramee,
and Information Visualization, Jeremy Boy, Jean-Daniel Fekete
Panagiotis D. Ritsos
The Design Space of Typeface, Richard Brath, Ebad Banissi
for Decision Support, Roeland Scheepens, Steffen Michels, Huub
MemViz: A Tool for Creating Memorable Visualizations, Darius
van de Wetering, Jarke J. van Wijk
Coelho, Sungsoo Ha, Shenghui Cheng, Salman Mahmood, Jisung
Kim, Klaus Mueller
MOOClens: A Peek into MOOCs for Picking MOOCs,
Gaurav Kumar Singh, Abhay Doke, Varun Kumar, Savita Bhat,
Financevis.net : A Visual Survey of Financial Data Visualizations,
Niranjan Pedanekar
Maxime Dumas, Michael J. McGuffin, Victoria L. Lemieux
Comparative Gaze Analysis Framework for Volumetric Medical
The Confluence Diagram: Embedding Knowledge in Interaction
Images, Hyunjoo Song, Jeongjin Lee, Tae Jung Kim, Bohyoung
Constraints, Martin J. Eppler, Sebastian Kernbach, Benjamin
Kim, Jinwook Seo
Wiederkehr, Peter Gassner
A Design Space for Heterodox Methods in Information
Visualization, Andrew Stamps, T.J. Jankun-Kelly
Indicator for Task Difficulty in Data Visualization, Nahid Ferdous,
Radu Jianu
Transparent Layering for Visualizing Dynamic Graphs Using the
Flip Book Metaphor, Holger Stitz, Samuel Gratzl, Stefan Luger,
Matrix Reordering Based on PQR Trees, Binarization and
Nils Gehlenborg, Marc Streit
Smoothing, Bruno Figueiredo Medina, Celmar Guimaraes da Silva
Large-scale Dynamic Visualization of Multiple Comparative
Weighted Maps: Location-Aware Treemaps, Mohammad
Genomic Data, Balozs Tukora, Christoph Anthes, Paul Heinzlreiter,
Ghoniem, Mael Cornil, Mickael Stefas, Benoit Otjacques
Dieter Kranzlmuller
Toward Integrated Exploration and Manipulation of Data
Prioritizing Nodes in Hierarchical Visualizations with the Tree Cut
Attributes in Graphs, Stefan Gladisch, Christian Tominski
Model, Rafael Veras, Christopher Collins
Exploring Spatio-Temporal Data as Personal Routes, Alex Godwin,
Anand Sainath, Sanjay Obla Jayakumar, Vivek Nabhi, Sagar Raut, i[INFOVIS HONORABLE MENTION AWARD] Data Sketches:
An Exploratory Study, Jagoda Walny, Sheelagh Carpendale
John Stasko
Visualizing Time-varying Twitter Data with SentimentClock,
Isoscope - Visualizing temporal mobility variance with isochrone
Florence Ying Wang, Arnaud Sallaberry, Karsten Klein,
maps, Flavio Gortana, Sebastian Kaim, Martin von Lupin, Till Nagel
Masahiro Takatsuka
CreativeCities: Does Infrastructure Influence Creative Hotspots
Interactive 3D Force-Directed Edge Bundling on Clustered
in Cities?, Mohammad Hadhrawi, Yu-Ann Wang, Alexander Lex,
Edges, Daniel Zielasko, Benjamin Weyers, Bernd Hentschel,
Kent Larson
Torsten W. Kuhlen
Profile Contour Plots: Alternative Projections of 3D Free Energy
Applying Heat Maps in a Web-Based Collaborative Graph
Surfaces, Kyle Hall, Peter Kusalik, Sheelagh Carpendale
Visualization, Bjorn Zimmer, Andreas Kerren
Data in Everyday Life: Visualizing Time-Varying Data on a Calendar,
Dandan Huang, Melanie Tory, Lyn Bartram
SciVis Posters
Visualization According To Research Paper Keywords,
View-Dependent Coding of 3D Mesh Sequences, Semih Oelik,
Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg, Michael Sedlmair, Jian Chen,
Ulua Bayazat
Torsten Moller
Intuition-Based Visual Modeling of Charge Transport Bottlenecks
Reactive Data Visualizations, Curran Kelleher, Haim Levkowitz
in Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells, Amal Aboulhassan, Olga Wodo,
Daniel Baum, Markus Hadwiger, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian
Visual Exploration of Personal Commuting Behaviors, Tanyoung Kim
Piecewise Polynomial Reconstruction of Functions from Simplified
Lexichrome: Examining Word-Color Associations with
Morse-Smale complex, Loo Allemand-Giorgis, Georges-Pierre
Visualization, Chris K. Kim, Christopher Collins
Bonneau, Stefanie Hahmann
i[INFOVIS BEST POSTER AWARD] Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs
for Exploring Dynamic Graphs, Brittany Kondo, Hrim Mehta, i[SCIVIS BEST POSTER AWARD] VCMass: A Framework for
Verification of Coronal Mass Ejection Ensemble Simulations,
Christopher Collins
Alexander Bock, M. Leila Mays, Lutz Rastaetter, Anders Ynnerman,
Text Visualization Browser: A Visual Survey of Text Visualization
Timo Ropinski
Techniques, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren
Information Visualization in Affective User Studies, Kyeong-An i[SCIVIS HONORABLE MENTION AWARD] Moment Invariants for
3D Flow Fields, Roxana Bujack, Ingrid Hotz, Jens Kasten, Gerik
Kwon, Dvijesh Shastri, Ioannis Pavlidis
Scheuermann, Eckhard Hitzer
Friend Bubbles: Personal Visualization for Facebook, Paul Lapides,
Adjusting the Generalized Barycentric Coordinates for More
Sheelagh Carpendale
Comprehensive Layout, Shenghui Cheng, Bing Wang, Zhiyuan
It Ain’t Necessarily So: Checking Charts for Robustness, Aran
Zhang, Klaus Mueller
Lunzer, Amelia McNamara
Visualizing Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in 3D, Judith B.
Visualizing Communities in Dynamic Mouse Brain Networks,
Cushing, Viriya Ratanasangpunth, Mike Bailey, Nik Molnar,
Chihua Ma, Robert V. Kenyon, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Daniel A. Llano
Kendra Schmal, Robert McKane, John Bolte, Christoph Thomas,
s-CorrPlot: Encoding and Exploring Correlation, Sean McKenna,
Genevieve Orr, Kirsten Winters, Denise Lach, Susan Stafford
Miriah Meyer, Christopher Gregg, Samuel Gerber
A Novel Method for the Depiction of Multivariate Data through
Emotion-Weather Maps: Representation of Spatial Distributions
Flow Maps, Alberto Debiasi, Bruno Simoes, Raffaele De Amicis
of Mass and Complex Emotions, Kazuo Misue, Kiyohisa Taguchi
StreamProbe: A Novel GPU-based Selection Technique for
Analysis of Local Data Patterns by Local Adaptive Color Mapping,
Interactive Flow Field Exploration, Mai El-Shehaly, Denis Gračanin,
Sebastian Mittelstadt, Andreas Stoffel, Tobias Schreck, Daniel Keim
Mohamed Gad, Hicham Elmongui, Krešimir Matković
Aquaria: Integrating Sequence and Structure, Sean O’Donoghue,
Radial Visualization for Geo-spatial Categorical Data, Diana
Kenneth Sabir, Maria Kalemanov, Christian Stolte, Nelson Perdigao,
Fernandez Prieto, John Alejandro Triana, Juan Camilo Ibarra,
Fabian Buske, Julian Heinrich, Burkhard Rost, Andrea Schafferhans
Isabel Cristina Arteaga, Jose Tiberio Hernandez, Hans Hagen
GraphUnit: Evaluating Interactive Graph Visualizations Using
Crowdsourcing, Mershack Okoe, Radu Jianu
Multisensory Analysis of Characteristic Noise from WW2
Aircraft, Yuma Fukushima, Noriyoshi Kato, Yuriko Takeshima,
Shigeru Obayashi
Comparison of interpolation methods for estimating
spatially aggregated pollution exposure, Ekaterina Galkina,
Georges Grinstein
Supporting Planners: Work with Uncertain Demographic Data,
Amy L. Griffin, Seth E. Spielman, Nicholas N. Nagle, Jason Jurjevich,
Meg Merrick, David C. Folch
Do 3D Visualizations Fail? An Empirical Discussion on 2D and 3D
Representations of the Spatio-temporal Data, Erdem Kaya, M.
Tolga Eren, Candemir Doger, Selim S. Balcisoy
Characterizing the Swarm Movement on Map for Spatial
Visualization, Chandan Kumar, Uwe Gruenefeld, Wilko Heuten,
Susanne Boll
Tablet-Based Interaction for Immersive 3D Data Exploration,
David Lopez, Lora Oehlberg, Candemir Doger, Tobias Isenberg
Brain Connectome Visualization for Feature Classification,
Yanhua Liang, Shiaofen Fang, Taylor Brandstatter, Chengtao Cai, Yang
Wang, John West, Joaquin Goni Cortes, Andrew J. Saykin, Li Shen
Visual Interaction for Spatiotemporal Content using Zoom and
Pan with Level-of-Detail, Daeil Seo, Byounghyun Yoo, Heedong Ko
Web based Interactive Visualization of Weather Radar Data,
Ankit Sharma, Armand Girier, Yeonsoo Yang, Nobuyasu Nakajima
Visualizing Variations for Ensemble Simulations Exploration,
Qingya Shu, Hanqi Guo, Limei Che, Weicong Lyu, Xiaoru Yuan
The Online Anatomical Human: Anatomical Knowledge Exchange
on the Web, Noeska Smit, Cees-Willem Hofstede, Annelot Kraima,
Daniel Jansma, Marco deRuiter, Elmar Eisemann, Charl Botha,
Anna Vilanova
Entropy Guided Visualization And Analysis Of Multivariate
Spatio-Temporal Data Generated By Physically Based Simulation,
Selcuk Sumengen, Ekrem Serin, Selim Balcisoy
The Stacked-Stacked Bar Graph: A new twist on an old visualization, Steve Szigeti, Joana Patrasc, David Schnitman, Sara Diamond
Cache-Aware Iso-Surface Volume Rendering with CUDA, Junpeng
Wang, Fei Yang, Yong Cao
Interactive Visualization of Large Scale Feature Data in Geographic
Information Systems, Matthias Thöny, University of Zürich
Visualizing Microbiome Data for Scientific Analysis and
Communication, Megan Pirrung, University of Colorado
Visualizations as Intermediates, Puripant Ruchikachorn, Stony
Brook University
Practitioner Experiences Posters
Task-tailored Dashboards: Lessons Learned from Deploying a
Visual Analytics System, Thomas Mühlbacher, Harald Piringer
SynerScope B.V. - From Research Prototype to Enterprise Solution,
Stef van den Elzen, Danny Holten, Jorik Blaas, Niels Willems
Is there a Value in Detours? Experiences with Designing a Visual
Browser for the Linked Lexical Resource UBY, Daniela Oelke,
Judith Eckle-Kohler, Iryna Gurevych
Experiences with Supporting Hospital Infrastructure Planning,
Dominique Brodbeck, Markus Degen
WIGA as A Bridge from Theory to Practice, Tin Seong Kam, Lian
Chee Koh, Dan Wu
High-Performace Visualization in Science and Research,
T. Bednarz, J.A. Taylor, W. Huang, W. Griffen, S. G. Satterfield,
J. G. Hagedorn, J. E. Terrill
VAST Challenge
Doctoral Colloquium Posters
Visual Analysis Methods for the Influence Study of Adverse
Weather on Urban Transportation Demands, Zuchao Wang,
Peking University
Visualization Task Abstraction from Multiple Perspectives,
Matthew Brehmer, University of British Columbia
Grand Challenge
AnnotatedTimeTree, Dodeca-Rings Map & Smart: A GeoTemporal Analysis of Criminal Events, Chen Guo, Jing Xia, Jun
Yu, Jieqiong Zhao, Jiawei Zhang, Qiaoying Wang, Zhenyu Cheryl
Qian, Yingjie Victor Chen, Chen Wang, David Ebert
VAST 2014: Summary on Grand Challenge Work, Yang Liu
iAward for Effective Analysis and Presentation
Safeguarding Abila through Multiple Data Prespectives, Parang
Saraf, Patrick Butler, Naren Ramkrishnan
Mini-Challenge 1
The Kronos Incident (Mini-Challenge 1), Pilar Ávila, Amalia
Guaymás, Valeria Burgos
IPM - A Framework for Visual Sense Making VAST 2014 MiniChallenge 1, Perakath Benjamin, Karthic Madanagopal, Belita
Gopal, Kannan Swaminathan
VACI: Towards Visual Analytics for Criminal Investigation, Rahul
Kamal Bhaskar, Julia Paredes, Zahra Shakeri, Zahra Sahaf, Haleh
Alemasoom, Craig Anslow, Frank Mauer, Mario Costa Sousa,
Faramarz Samavati
VAST 2014 Mini-Challenge 1: MEAT - Multiview Event Analysis
Tool of Diverse Data Sources, Zhuang Cai, Mengyao Chen,
Hanqing Zhao, Ying Zhao, Fangfang Zhou, Kang Zhang
Doctoral Colloquium 2 0 1 5
VIS 2015 will host a Doctoral Colloquium to support the next generation of visualization researchers. Ph.D.
students at any stage of their research are invited to apply to participate in the colloquium. Students who
will be completing their proposal defense near the time of the colloquium are particularly encouraged to
apply. It will incorporate contributions from the visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics student
Colloquium participation will offer students insight and support for the framing of their research and will help them
create important relationships. Financial support may be available to participants to assist in traveling to the conference.
The colloquium will be run as a single day invitation-only event at the beginning of IEEE VIS.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Visual analytics support for collecting and correlating evidence
for intelligence analysis, Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Zipeng Liu,
Zhenhuang Wang, Chenglong Wang, Zhengjie Miao, Xiaoru Yuan
Exploring Anomalies in GAStech VAST 2014 Mini Challenge 1 and
2, Jaegul Choo, Yi Han, Mengdie Hu, Hannah Kim, James Nugent,
Francesco Poggi, Haesun Park, John Stasko
Using Visual Analytics to Support Decision Making to Solve the
Kronos Incident (VAST Challenge 2014), Fabian Fischer, Florian
Stoffel, Sebastian Mittelstӓdt, Tobias Schreck, Daniel A. Keim
iHonorable Mention for Effective Use of Coordinated Visualizations
Multi-view Display Coordinated Visualization Design for Crime
Solving Analysis, Ruimin Gao, Han Tao, Hui Chen, Wentao Wang,
Jiawan Zhang
Summarising the structure of an organisation and reconstructing a chain of events, Rafael Henkin, Alexander Kachkaev,
Aidan Slingsby
Integrated Visual Analytics Tool for Heterogenous Text Data,
Jihyoun Park
Safeguarding Abila: Discovering Evolving Activist Networks VAST
2014 Mini Challenge 1: Unstructured Text and Network Data
Analysis, Parang Saraf, Patrick Butler, Naren Ramkrishnan
VAST Challenge 2014: Mini-Challenge 1, Qiang Song, Rui Li,
Peng Yin
Using a Knowledge Graph Data Structure to Analyze
Text Documents (VAST Challenge 2014 MC1), Florian Stoffel,
Fabian Fischer
Event-Based Text Visual Analytics, Ji Wang, Lauren Bradel,
Chris North
Story Explorer: A Visual Analysis Tool for Heterogenous Text
Data, Chenglong Wang, Zhengjie Miao, Siming Chen, Zipeng Liu,
Zuchao Wang, Zhenhuang Wang, Xiaoru Yuan
AnnotatedTimeTree: Visualization and Annotation of News
Text and Other Heterogeneous Document Collections, Jing Xia,
Jieqiong Zhao, Isaac Sheeley, Joseph Christopher, Qiaoying Wang,
Chen Guo, Jiawei Zhang, David S. Ebert, Yingjie Victor Chen,
Zhenyu Cheryl Qian
VAST 2014 Mini-Challenge 1: Team Aptima, Caroline Ziemkiewicz,
Adam Fouse, Gabriel Ganberg, Ryan Mullins, Stacy Pfautz
Mini-Challenge 2
Analysis of Mobility Behaviors in Geographic and Semantic
Spaces, Natalie Andrienko, Gennady Andrienko, Georg Fuchs
Patterns of Life Visual Analytics Suite for analyzing GPS movement patterns, Simon Attfield, Peter Passmore, Neesha Kodagoda,
Pragya Paudyal, David Neilson, George Pagiatakis, Brian Joyce,
Robert Wells, William Wong, Adrian Wagstaff, James Bullock,
Adam Malin, Dougie Holmes, Graham Phillips, John Marshall,
Stewart Bertram
MovementFinder: A Multi-filter Visual Analytics Design for
Movement, Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Zipeng Liu, Zhenhuang
Wang, Chenglong Wang, Zhengjie Miao, Xiaoru Yuan
A Three Step Process to Design Visualisations for GeoTemporal
Analysis (VAST 2014 Mini Challenge 2), Alvin Chua, Ryo Sakai,
Jan Aerts, Andrew Vande Moere
UCD-Griffin-MC2 Submission Summary, Kevin S. Griffin
Dodeca-Rings Map: Interactively Finding Patterns and Events in
Large Geo-temporal Data, Chen Guo, Shang Xu, Jun Yu, Hanxing
Zhang, Qian Wang, Jing Xia, Jiawei Zhang, Yingjie Victor Chen,
Zhenyu Cheryl Qian, Chen Wang, David Ebert
Visual Analytics for Detecting Behavior Patterns in Geo-Temporal
Data, Michael Hundt, Natascha M. Siirak, Manuel Wildner
Detecting Suspicious Behavior Using a Graph-Based Approach,
Lenin Mookiah, William Eberle, Lawrence Holder
iHonorable Mention for Effective Presentation
Safeguarding Abila: Spatio-Temporal Activity Modeling, Parang
Saraf, Patrick Butler, Naren Ramkrishnan
Data Mining Driven Visual Pattern Discovery RBEI-IYER-MC2,
Manik Singhal, Prakash Lekkala, Shivashankar M R,
Parameshwaran S Iyer
VAST 2014: Summary on Mini Challenge 2, Carlos K.F. Tse, Yang Liu
Making Sense of Daily Life Data: From Commonalities to
Anomalies, Ji Wang, Lauren Bradel, Chris North
Visual analytics of GPS tracks: From location to place to behavior,
Jo Wood
Regular and Unusual Data Visualization IIIT-H, P Yashaswi,
Yarrabelly Navya, Veera Raghavendra Chikka
iAward for Outstanding Visualization and Analysis
A Collaborative Visual Analytics of Trajectory and Transaction
Data for Digital Forensics, Ying Zhao, Yanni Peng, Wei Huang,
Yong Li, Fangfang Zhou, Zhifang Liao, Kang Zhang
Mini-Challenge 3
NStreamAware: Real-Time Visual Analytics for Data Streams
(VAST Challenge 2014 MC3), Fabian Fischer, Florian Stoffel
A Platform For Collaborative Visual Analysis on Streaming
Messages, Zipeng Liu, Zhenhuang Wang, Siming Chen, Zuchao
Wang, Zhengjie Miao, Xiaoru Yuan
VAST 2014: Summary on Mini Challenge 3 Work, Minjing Mao
VAST Challenge MC1: An Off the Shelf Approach to Messy Data,
Fintan McGee, Bertjan Broeksema, Benoît Otjacques
Visual Analytics of Text Streams Through Multiple Dynamic
Frequency Matrices, Nicolas Médoc, Mickaël Stefas, Mohammad
Ghoniem, Mohamed Nadif
VAST Challenge 2014 - The Kronos Incident - Mini-Challenge
3, Andrei Rukavina, Mariana Landoni, Paulina Verasay,
Maria L. Traveso
Safeguarding Abila: Real-Time Streaming Analysis VAST 2014
Mini Challenge 3: Streaming Text Analysis, Parang Saraf, Patrick
Butler, Naren Ramkrishnan
iHonorable Mention for Good Support for Situation Awareness
ScatterScopes: Understanding Events in Real-time through
Spatiotemporal Indication and Hierarchical Drilldown, Dennis
Thom, Michael Wörner, Steffen Koch
Visual Analysis of Streaming Data with SAVI and SenseMAP,
Kai Xu, Phong H. Nguyen, Bob Fields
iHonorable Mention for Good Support for Streaming & Forensic Analysis
ClueMiner: A real-time multi-dimensional visualization system,
Siqi Yang, Xinyi Jiang, Jiawan Zhang
Real-time Identification and Monitoring of Abnormal Events
Based on Microblog and Emergency Call Data Using SMART,
Jiawei Zheng, Shehzad Afzal, Dallas Breunig, Jing Xia, Jieqiong
Zhao, Isaac Sheeley, Joseph Christopher, David S. Ebert, Chen
Guo, Shang Xu, Jun Yu, Qiaoying Wang, Chen Wang, Zhenyu Qian,
Yingjie Chen
SciVis Contest
VOV: Interactive 3D Geo-application for Visualization of Volcanic
Eruptions via Smart Devices and LED Cube, Hyesoo An, Jisu Han
Interactive Visualization of Atmospheric Data for Eruption
Events, Mai El-Shehaly, Denis Gračanin, Mohamed Gad, Hicham
G. Elmongui, Krešimir Matković
Atmospheric Impact of Volcano Eruptions, W. Engelke, A. Kuhn,
M. Flatken, F. Chen, H.-C. Hege, A. Gerndt, I. Hotz
Visualizing the Aftermath of Volcanic Eruptions, Tobias Günther,
Maik Schulze, Anke Friederici, Holger Theisel
Space and time partitioning for efficient uncluttered scientific
visualization, Iason Nikolas, Konstantinos Moustakas
SPatial Atmospheric Cloud Explorer (SPACE), Jinrong Xie,
Franz Sauer, Hendrik Schroots, Chuan Wang, Shimin Wang,
Kwan-Liu Ma
Supporters & Exhibitors
The IEEE 2014 VIS and LDAV Committees gratefully acknowledge the following supporters and exhibitors:
Start Up/Small Company

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