Invited Talks:

The Interdisciplinary Aspects of Visual Analytics
Jörn Kohlhammer (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research -IGD-)
Head of the Department of Realtime Solutions for Simulation and Visual Analytics,

To really master the challenges of the information age, we have to combine different research disciplines in an effective way. Visual analytics has become the new term for a field that links information visualization, data mining, and cognitive science, among others, to facilitate analytical reasoning. While everyone agrees on the necessity of such interdisciplinarity in visual analytics, we have only just begun to build sustainable bridges between the respective research communities. The goal of VisMaster, a European coordination action, is to build a visual analytics community with strong ties between information visualization and four selected disciplines: cognitive science, data mining, data management, and geographic sciences. This talk presents notions about these ties, shows examples of increased integration, and looks ahead at the next steps in this direction.



Visual Analytics: Challenges and Applications
Daniel A. Keim, Konstanz University, Germany
Coordinator of the Center for Analysis and Visualization of large Information Spaces (CAVIS)

In research and development as well as numerous application areas fast growing data sets develop with ever higher complexity and dynamics. A central challenge is to filter the substantial information and to communicate it to humans in an appropriate way. Visual analysis techniques extend the perceptual and cognitive abilities of humans with automatic data analysis techniques. Only by a combination of data analysis and visualization techniques an effective access to otherwise unmanageably complex data sets is possible. Visual analysis techniques help to gain insights and to optimize and steer complicated processes. Approaches, which work either on a purely analytical or on a purely visual level, do not help due to the dynamics and complexity of the underlying processes or due to a situation with intelligent opponents.

In the talk, I will introduce the basic idea of Visual Analytics, explain how automated analysis and visualization methods can be combined, discuss the main challenges of Visual Analytics, and show that the combined automatic and visual analysis is the only chance to capture the complex, changing characteristics of the data and to take suitable measures. To demonstrate the idea of Visual Analytics, examples from a number of application areas will be provided.


Tentative Schedule:

  28.05.09 29.05.09 30.05.09
       
9:00 Opening + Visual Analytics and Infovis Session Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence Session User Studies Session
10:30 Break Break Break
11:00 Short Papers Session I Invited talk: Jörn Kohlhammer
"The Interdisciplinary Aspects of Visual Analytics"
Invited talk: Daniel Keim "Visual Analytics: Challenges and Applications"
12:30 Virtual and Mixed Reality Session Art Exhibition and Demo Session Short Papers Session II
14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:30 Social event Human-Computer Interaction Session Social event
17:30 Break Break
18:00 Panel: Graphics and Arts that Make Us Smart Panel: Technological Culture of Contemporary Society
20:30 Gala Dinner  
Visual Analytics and Infovis Session THURSDAY, May 28
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
9:00 Visual evaluation of clustered molecules in the process of new drugs design, Carlos Armando García, Roberto Therón, Rafael Peláez, José Luis López, Gustavo Santos-Garcia
9:30 Large Image Collections - Comprehension and Familiarization by Interactive Visual Analysis, Kresimir Matkovic, Denis Gracanin, Wolfgang Freiler, Jana Banova, Helwig Hauser
10:00 Towards the Big Picture: Enriching 3D Models with Information Visualisation and viceversa, Michael Sedlmair, Kerstin Ruhland, Fabian Hennecke, Andreas Butz, Susan Bioletti, Carol O'Sullivan
Short Papers Session I THURSDAY, May 28
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
11:00 A Rendering Method for 3D Origami Models using Face Overlapping Relations, Yohsuke Furuta, Jun Mitani, Yukio Fukui
11:20 A visual analytics tool for software project structure and relationships among classes, Juan García, Antonio González Torres, Diego Alonso Gómez Aguilar, Roberto Therón, Francisco J. García Peñalvo
11:40 Magnet Mail: a Visualization System for Email Information Retrieval, Paulo Castro, Adriano Lopes
12:00 Calligraphic Shortcuts for Comics Creation, Ricardo Lopes, Tiago Cardoso, Nelson Silva, Manuel J. Fonseca
Virtual and Mixed Reality Session THURSDAY, May 28
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
12:30 Complexity and Occlusion Management for the World-in-Miniature Metaphor, Ramón Trueba, Carlos Andujar, Ferran Argelaguet
13:00 Interactive Context-Aware Visualization for Mobile Devices, Mike Eissele, Daniel Weiskopf, Thomas Ertl
13:30 The Glass Organ: Musical Instrument Augmentation for Enhanced Transparency, Christian Jacquemin, Rami Ajaj, Sylvain Le Beux, Christophe d Alessandro, Markus Noisternig, Brian F. G. Katz, Betrand Planes
Computer Graphics & Artificial Intelligence Session FRIDAY, May 29
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
9:00 A Spatio-temporal Reasoning System for Virtual Camera Planning, Marc Christie, Fabrice Lamarche, Frédéric Benhamou
9:30 Heuristic-search-based light positioning according to irradiance intervals, Francesc Castro, Esteve del Acebo, Mateu Sbert
10:00 Interactive Generation and Modification of Cutaway Illustrations for Polygonal Models, Sebastian Knödel, Martin Hachet, Pascal Guitton
Invited Talk: Jörn Kohlhammer FRIDAY, May 29
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
11:00 The Interdisciplinary Aspects of Visual Analytics
In the talk, I will introduce the basic idea of Visual Analytics, explain how automated analysis and visualization methods can be combined, discuss the main challenges of Visual Analytics, and show that the combined automatic and visual analysis is the only chance to capture the complex, changing characteristics of the data and to take suitable measures. To demonstrate the idea of Visual Analytics, examples from a number of application areas will be provided.
Art Exhibition and Demo Session FRIDAY, May 29,
Espacio de Arte Experimental
Hospedería Fonseca, Calle Fonseca, 4
12:30 Creating dream.Medusa to Encourage Dialogue in Performance, Robyn Taylor, Pierre Boulanger, Patrick Olivier
12:45 The sound brush made of bamboo, Young-Mi Kim, Jong-Soo Choi
13:00 Nyoro-Nyoro san: Sprits in Your Belongings, Kazushi Mukaiyama
13:15 ePaper Project: Virtual Exploration, Inbal Rief, Shahar Hesse
13:30 A Framework for Review, Annotation, and Classication of Continuous Video in Context, Tobias Lensing, Lutz Dickmann, Stéphane Beauregard
13:45 Virtual Reality for Consensus Building: Case Studies, Thea Lorentzen, Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Yuji Ito
Human Computer Interaction Session FRIDAY, May 29
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
15:30 Whole Body Interaction with Geospatial Data, Florian Daiber, Johannes Schöning, Antonio Kr├╝ger
16:00 The Pie Slider: Combining Advantages of the Real and the Virtual Space, Alexander Kulik, André Kunert, Christopher Lux, Bernd Fröhlich
16:30 User-centered Development of a Visual Exploration System for In-Car Communication, Michael Sedlmair, Benjamin Kunze, Wolfgang Hintermaier, Andreas Butz
Panel FRIDAY, May 29
Bar El Savor
C/ San Justo, 28
18:00 Graphics and Arts that Make Us Smart

PANELISTS: Jörn Kohlhammer (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Alemania), Brian Fisher (School of Interactive Arts + Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada), Marcos García (Director de Programación of Medialab-Prado, Spain), Juan Manuel Corchado (Subdirector of the Institute for the Research in Arts and Animation Technologies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain), Invited Artist (FIACyL).
User Studies Session SATURDAY, May 30
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
9:00 Evaluation of Alternative Label Placement Techniques in Virtual Environments, Stephen D. Peterson, Magnus Axholt, Matthew Cooper, Stephen R. Ellis
9:30 TagClusters: Semantic Aggregation of Collaborative Tags beyond TagClouds, Yaxi Chen, Rodrigo Santamaría, Andreas Butz, Roberto Therón
10:00 An Interface for Assisting the Design and Production of Pop-Up Card, Sosuke Okamura, Takeo Igarashi
Invited Talk: Daniel Keim SATURDAY, May 30
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
11:00 Visual Analytics: Challenges and Applications
In the talk, I will introduce the basic idea of Visual Analytics, explain how automated analysis and visualization methods can be combined, discuss the main challenges of Visual Analytics, and show that the combined automatic and visual analysis is the only chance to capture the complex, changing characteristics of the data and to take suitable measures. To demonstrate the idea of Visual Analytics, examples from a number of application areas will be provided.
Short papers Session II SATURDAY, May 30
Facultad de Traducción
Calle de Francisco Vitoria, 6
12:30 Feature-Driven Volume Fairing, Shigeo Takahashi, Jun Kobayashi, Issei Fujishiro
12:50 GPSel: A Gestural Perceptual-based Path Selection Technique, Hoda Dehmeshki, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
13:10 Sketch-based Interface for Crowd Animation, Masaki Oshita, Yusuke Ogiwara
13:30 EML3D: An XML based Markup Language for 3D Object Manipulation in Second Life, Arturo Nakasone, Helmut Prendinger
Panel SATURDAY, May 30
Bar El Savor
C/ San Justo, 28
18:00 Technological Culture of Contemporary Society

PANELISTS: Daniel Keim (Coordinator of the Center for Analysis and Visualization of large Information Spaces, Konstanz University, Alemania), Patrick Olivier (Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Reino Unido), Santiago Ortiz (Artist and founder of Bestiario, Spain-Portugal), Invited Artist (FIACyL).