SIGGRAPH has posted their Technical Papers preview trailer, showing some of the great stuff they’ll be presenting. Some of it I’ve seen before (femto-photography), but there’s lots of new stuff as well. Definitely worth the 3-minute runtime.
The Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference is pleased to announce the first SD&A Stereoscopic Game Competition, to be held at the conference in February 2014. The aim is to encourage the creative use of stereoscopic depth in exciting new game designs. A panel of expert judges will review the game designs and the winner will receive a cash prize of $1000.
Full rules are at the website below, but interested competitors must register by July 22nd.
Eurovis is underway over in Vienna, and Robert Kosara (@eagereyes) is there posting daily recaps of some of the best papers and events. He offers up authors, details, and links to available resources and papers, making it a great way to keep up with the event.
Wolfgang Aigner presented to papers, Bertin was Right: An Empirical Evaluation of Indexing to Compare Multivariate Time-Series Data Using Line Plots by Wolfgang Aigner, Christian Kainz, Rui Ma, and Silvia Miksch, and Comparative Evaluation of an Interactive Time-Series Visualization that Combines Quantitative Data with Qualitative Abstractions by Wolfgang Aigner, Alexander Rind, and Stephan Hoffmann. Both describe interesting studies of visualization ideas. But more than that, the authors provide not only the tools used, but also the log data produced in the study on their website
Hit his site for full details and links.
This year’s “Stereoscopic Displays and Applications” conferent hit its 23rd year, with researchers and experts around the world congregating in California to discuss all the latest research and development in 3D capture, processing, and perception. Sounds like an amazing event, but I didn’t make it. No matter, now over 12 hours of the talks are available for viewing online!
If you want to watch all the video communications here under, plan your session carefully: the total duration of the 37 talks here under amounts to over 12 hours! And amond them, 20 minutes are in stereoscopic 3D (watch that one directly here under). This impressive collection of stereoscopic 3D topical talks provides a valuable summary of the SD&A conference presentations for those that weren’t able to attend the meeting, and also for those that did attend the meeting and would like a reminder of the presentations.
Poynter has a nice collection of some SXSW panels, focusing on ones of interest to journalist. Data folks might want to pay attention too, because they have a nice list of the ones focused on data journalism and visualization, like this one entitled “Data Visualization & the Future of Research”.
This session will cover the basics of data, as well as developments in data visualization strategies, theories of visualization and major issues with data analysis. The session isn’t geared specifically toward journalists, but it could help journalists get up to speed on techniques of data visualization. Panelists include Lee Dirks from Microsoft Research and Johan Bollen, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.
It’s only 3 months until the next GTC2012 in San Jose, and the website is now online with registration details, an agenda, and much more.
GTC 2012 will feature hundreds of hours of technical sessions, tutorials, panels, and moderated roundtables, presented by senior programmers, researchers and thought leaders from across a broad range of fields. Explore the growing list of confirmed sessions on the sessions page.
Be sure to check out their “Convince your Manager Toolkit” as well, if you think you’ll need some help getting work to expense your trip.
via Agenda – NVIDIA.
For those who have been in the visualization space for a while, the annual cycle of conferences and events is pretty well known. Over at Infographer, a Russian site dedicated to infographics, they’ve constructed a nice circular calendar showing this trend across 2011 and 2012.
The idea to make this kind of ‘map-calendar’ of events appeared in our mind a long time ago, we started to collect data in 2011 and suddenly 2012 started. So we decided to combine both years and show the history for 2011 and actual events for 2012, which you can use for your personal planning.
November, December and January are the months without infographic activities — second year proves this tendency. But in the rest periods there are up to 4 events, which you can visit. In 2012 the most active months are Feb, March and June — you even will have no time to repack your luggage.
If you’ll be in the Portland, Oregon area this March, maybe you should consider stopping by the Marquam Hill Campus of the Oregon Health & Science Universith for the IEEE Virtual World Symposium where they’ll be demonstrating the use of 3D virtual environments in a variety of areas.
The purpose of this symposium is introduce 1) present tutorials and examples of usage of a selected virtual social environment, Second Life®, which is being used by the IEEE® professional organization to educate, communicate, and promote membership collaboration, present examples of Second Life and other virtual worlds being used in a wider range of engineering fields such as architecture, mechanical design, corporate group meetings, 2) present a keynote address by an IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society Distinguished Lecturer on research topics in the area of virtual social environments and multi-player gaming, and, 3) host a “geekfest” event with presentations demonstrating wide-ranging universe of virtual worlds, applications, tools, and situations.
Update 1/26 10am: An eagle-eyed commenter pointed out my inability to parse dates, this is actually last year’s Virtual World Symposium. This year’s symposium is in Southern California, details here.
The website for VisWeek 2012 is now online, with all the dates and deadlines you’ll need for the event this year happening in Seattle.
VisWeek 2012 is the premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization. The event-packed week brings together 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 Visualization, IEEE Information Visualization, and IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology by sharing your research, insights, experience, and enthusiasm.
The data for the annual Vis Contest will be online next month, and Paper Abstracts are due in March.
At the recent “Visualizing Marathon” in Berlin, Moritz Stefaner gave a fun presentation entitled “A Few things that would have been helpful to know beforehand”. Her slide-deck is now online for all to enjoy.