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VisWeek 2009 Preview

by on October 9, 2009


VisWeek is the annual Visualization conference where researchers, users and enthusiasts of data visualization meet to present their work and discuss new ideas. This year the conference will be in Atlantic City, NJ from October 11th-16th and promises to be a very exciting event.

In this post, I focus more on a preview from the ‘Vis‘ side of things for VisWeek. I have previously posted previews for the InfoVis conference and for the VAST conference.

There are so many events that instead of listing all of them, I have categorized them by day. It includes Workshops, Panels, Tutorials and Paper talks.

Read Alark’s recommended events after the break.


VizSec Workshop: Visualization for Computer Security

VisWeek Forum
FODAVA: Geometric Aspects of Machine Learning and Visual Analytics
Organizers: V. Koltchinskii, M. Maggioni, H. Park, A. Varshney
Speakers: Misha Belkin, Gunnar Carlson, Tony Jebara, Gilad Lerman, Sayan Mukherjee,
Justin Romberg, Clayton Scott, Santosh Vempala, Rene Vidal
“This promises to be an interesting event since its the first of a kind and also have a very impressive list of speakers.”


VisWeek Tutorial
Provenance-Enabled Data Exploration and Visualization – Shall be based on the VisTrails project which is amazing for data exploration.
Organizers: Emanuele Santos, Claudio Silva, Juliana Freire, Erik Anderson

VisWeek Workshop
Workshop: REVISE: Refactoring Visualization from Experience
Organizers: Hamish Carr, Min Chen, Kelly Gaihter, Hans Hagen, Matt Ward, Gunther Weber, Thomas Wischgoll

VisWeek Tutorial
Interactive Massive Model Rendering
Organizers: Sung-Eui Yoon, Dinesh Manocha, David Kasik, Enrico Gobbetti, Renato Pajarola, Philipp Slusallek

VisWeek Tutorial
Visualization and Analysis Using VisIt
Organizer: Hank Childs
This tutorial will focus on VisIt, an open source visualization and analysis tool designed for processing large data.

VisWeek Tutorial
Advanced ParaView Visualization
Organizers: Kenneth Moreland, James Ahrens, Dave DeMarle, David Thompson, Philippe Pébay, Fabian Nathan

VisWeek Tutorial
Visualization of Time-Varying Vector Fields
Organizers: Christoph Garth, Filip Sadlo, Jens Krueger, Daniel Weiskopf, Hank Childs

Vis Papers Fast Forward Session – Quick overview of all the accepted papers


Keynote: Visual Thinking and Visual Thinking Tools
Speaker: Colin Ware, Data Visualization Research Lab, University of New Hampshire

Applying Manifold Learning to Plotting Approximate Contour Trees,
Shigeo Takahashi, Issei Fujishiro, Masato Okada

Multi-Scale Surface Descriptors,
Gregory Cipriano, George N. Phillips Jr., Michael Gleicher

Comparing 3D Vector Field Visualization Methods: A User Study,
Andrew S. Forsberg, Jian Chen, David H. Laidlaw

Verifiable Visualization for Isosurface Extraction,
Tiago Etiene, Carlos Scheidegger, L. Gustavo Nonato, Robert M. Kirby, Cláudio T. Silva

Exploring the Millennium Run – Scalable Rendering of Large- Scale Cosmological Datasets,
Roland Fraedrich, Jens Schneider, Rüdiger Westermann

Depth-Dependent Halos: Illustrative Rendering of Dense Line Data,
Maarten H. Everts, Henk Bekker, Jos B.T.M. Roerdink, Tobias Isenberg

Vis Posters Fast Forward Session – Quick overview of all the accepted posters


Interactive Visual Analysis of Complex Scientific Data as Families of Data Surfaces,
Kresimir Matkovic, Denis Gracanin, Borislav Klarin, Helwig Hauser

Visualization and Exploration of Temporal Trend Relationships in Multivariate Time-Varying Data,
Teng-Yok Lee, Han-Wei Shen

Interactive Coordinated Multiple-View Visualization of Biomechanical Motion Data,
Daniel F. Keefe, Marcus Ewert, William Ribarsky, Remco Chang

Vis Panel
The Impact of Future Hardware on Visualization
Organizer: Hanspeter Pfister
Panelists: David Luebke, Larry Seiler, James Ahrens, Tom Ertl
“Experts from NVIDIA, Intel and academia weigh in on the impact of hardware on visualization.”

Vis Panel
Challenges in Large Data Visualization: A Visualization Community Call to Action
Organizer: James Ahrens
Panelists: Sean Ahern, John Gerth, Kwan-Liu Ma, Valerio Pascucci, Mark SubbaRao


Visual Exploration of Nasal Airflow,
Stefan Zachow, Philipp Muigg, Thomas Hildebrandt, Helmut Doleisch, Hans-Christian Hege

Sampling and Visualizing Creases with Scale-Space Particles,
Gordon L. Kindlmann, Raál San José Estépar, Stephen M. Smith, Carl-Fredrik Westin

Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images,
Wei Chen, Zhicheng Yan, Song Zhang, John Allen Crow, David S. Ebert, Ronald M. McLaughlin, Katie B. Mullins, Robert Cooper, Zi’ang Ding, Jun Liao

A Novel Interface for Interactive Exploration of DTI Fibers,
Wei Chen, Zi’ang Ding, Song Zhang, Anna MacKay-Brandt, Stephen Correia, Huamin Qu, John Allen Crow, David F. Tate, Zhicheng Yan, Qunsheng Peng

Exploring 3D DTI Fiber Tracts with Linked 2D Representations,
Radu Jianu, Çagatay Demiralp, David H. Laidlaw

The Occlusion Spectrum for Volume Classification and Visualization,
Carlos D. Correa, Kwan-Liu Ma

Structuring Feature Space: A Non-Parametric Method for Volumetric Transfer Function Generation,
Ross Maciejewski, Insoo Woo, Wei Chen, David S. Ebert

Automatic Transfer Function Generation Using Contour Tree Controlled Residue Flow Model and Color Harmonics,
Jianlong Zhou, Masahiro Takatsuka

An Interactive Visualization Tool for Multi-channel Confocal Microscopy Data in Neurobiology Research,
Yong Wan, Hideo Otsuna, Chi-Bin Chien, Charles Hansen

BrainGazer – Visual Queries for Neurobiology Research,
Stefan Bruckner, Veronika Šoltészová, Eduard Gröller, Jiří Hladůvka,, Katja Bühler, Jai Y. Yu, Barry J. Dickson


Quantitative Texton Sequences for Legible Bivariate Maps,
Colin Ware

Continuous Parallel Coordinates,
Julian Heinrich, Daniel Weiskopf

VisMashup: Streamlining the Creation of Custom Visualization Applications,
Emanuele Santos, Lauro Lins, James P. Ahrens, Juliana Freire, Cláudio T. Silva

Volume Ray Casting with Peak Finding and Differential Sampling,
Aaron Knoll, Younis Hijazi, Rolf Westerteiger, Mathias Schott, Charles Hansen, Hans Hagen

Decoupling Illumination from Isosurface Generation Using 4D Light Transport,
David C. Banks, Kevin M. Beason

Vis Panel
New Faculty Members and Postdoctoral Fellows Spill the Beans
Organizer: Alark Joshi
Panelists: Jeffery Heer, Gordon Kindlmann, Miriah Meyer
“This panel should be interesting since the panelists are young visualization researchers and besides I’m organizing it :)”

Capstone: Visual aids: Use of Paintings and Photography for
Lighting in the Theater
Speaker: Brian MacDevitt, Broadway Lighting Designer

What other sessions are you looking forward to? If you are planning to attend, do drop us a line at Vizworld. We’d be happy to meet and talk about visualization.