The following events will take place alongside EuroVis 2014:
Workshop: The 2nd Workshop on Visualization in Environmental Sciences
The EnvirVis-Workshop aims to bring together researchers in the area of visualization of geo-scientific, environmental or climate data to present and discuss recent developments in the field. The workshop "Visualization in Environmental Sciences" invites both contributions in the fields of scientific visualization and visual data integration with a broad application area in environmental research.
Karsten Rink, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.
Olaf Kolditz, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.
Gerik Scheuermann, Leipzig University, Germany.
Workshop: Towards Visualization Literacy
In recent years, visualization has reached almost every walk of life. While the value of visualization has been appreciated by most people, the widely-used visual representations remain fundamentally similar to those invented some 300 years ago. When visualization research is leaping ahead with innovative visual designs, we need to find effective means for improving the visualization literacy within the larger population that produces and consumes visual data analysis content as an integral part of the agenda for visualization science and technology. The workshop aims to engage visualization educators, practitioners, and researchers in a discussion where we define and promote a new research agenda focused on understanding and enriching popular visualization literacy.
Mario Romero, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Maria Velez, CA Technologies, USA.
Greg McInerny, Oxford, UK.
Deborah Silver, Rutgers University, US.
Min Chen, Oxford University, UK.
Workshop: Toward Visualization-Specific Heuristic Evaluation
This workshop is meant to be a community-wide collaborative effort to further develop visualization-specific heuristics for use with visualizations and visualization research. We will begin with a short overview of heuristic evaluation as an evaluation technique - both inside and outside the visualization community - then begin our work of further developing a set of heuristics most appropriate for use with visualizations. We intend to use ThinkTank - a group support software tool - to help capture community input and to facilitate that effort. With community-wide participation and engagement, we expect to emerge from this workshop with a more fully-developed set of visualization-specific heuristics for further application and research within the visualization community.
Rita Borgo, Swansea University, UK.
Camilla Forsell, Linkoeping University, Sweden.
Ann Fruhling, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics; University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA.
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.
Jean Scholtz, Pacific Northwest National Labs, USA.
Alvin Tarrell, College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA.
Outreach Event: Introduction to Data Visualisation Training Event
This event will provide delegates with a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of data visualisation. Delivered through an energetic blend of teaching, interactive exercises and discussions, delegates will learn about the most effective techniques for visually analysing and communicating data. The emphasis of the training is critical thinking, helping you to most astutely rationalise all the decisions you are faced with in any context. You will leave with an enhanced appreciation of the many different practical and creative choices, broadening your visual vocabulary and inspiring you to feel more confident when faced with future challenges.
Who is This Training For?
These workshops are ideal for anyone who has a responsibility for or is interested in best practice techniques for the visual analysis and communication of data. This includes analysts, statisticians, researchers, those working in marketing and finance, or local government professionals. It should also appeal to those in creative roles such as designers and developers, looking to increase the rigour of their data-related work. There are no technical skills or knowledge pre-requisites. The session will discuss technology but will not concentrate or be based around any specific tool or programme; it is focused more on the underlying craft of data visualisation design.
Organizer: Andy Kirk.
Visualising Data Ltd
Outreach Event: Workshop on Open Source in Visualization (OSVIS)
The goal of this workshop is to present, discuss and assess the development and use of Open-Source Software (OSS) for scientific visualization. This one-day workshop will bring together developers and users of well-known OSS for visualization and will focus on user's experience in specific scientific and industrial contexts. Attendees are encouraged to submit a short abstract paper at http://osvis2014.kitware.fr.
Julien Jomier, Kitware, France.
Joachim Pouderoux, Kitware, France.