Our goal with this workshop is to bring together data storytellers from diverse disciplines and continue the conversation of how these different fields utilize each other’s techniques and articulate principles for telling data narratives. Our target participants are researchers, journalists, bloggers, and others who seek to understand how visualizations support narrative, stories, and other communicative goals. Participants may be designers of such visualizations or designers of tools that support the creation of narrative visualizations. Visualizations that serve as a “community mirror” and thus create opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing within a social network are also suitable topics. While we are inspired by many visualizations that display personal histories and storylines, our focus is on visualization situated in storytelling contexts, not necessarily visualizations of stories.
This workshop will provide a unique and valuable opportunity in which participants will be able to meet, talk, and showcase their visualization and data mining techniques to leading physicians and receive feedback about how their tools can be adapted for use in clinical practice. In addition, physicians will provide detailed information about areas in healthcare where additional visualization techniques are needed.
Visualization and visual analytics show great potential as methods to analyze, filter, and illustrate many of the diverse data used in clinical practice. Today, (a) physicians and clinical practitioners are faced with the challenging task of analyzing large amount of unstructured, multi-modal, and longitudinal data to effectively diagnose and monitor the progression of a particular disease; (b) patients are confronted with the difficult task of understanding the correlations between many clinical values relevant to their health; and (c) healthcare organizations are faced with the problem of improving the overall operational efficiency and performance of the institution while maintaining the quality of patient care and safety.
Visualization and visual analytics can potentially provide great benefits to each of these three core areas of healthcare. However, to be successful, the resulting visualization must be able to meet the physician's requirements and be useful for both patients and physicians.
Analyzing text documents has become increasingly an important part of decision making in large corporations, small businesses, and households. This workshop will explore advanced research in the field of text visualization and analytics and their applications.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and industry practitioners interested in text visualization, text analytics, and visual analytics, to define the emerging fields of visual text analytics, and to discuss ideas, techniques, and applications to support decision making in different domains.
Tools, techniques and methodologies are needed in every facet of dealing with uncertainty from representation, quantification, propagation, and visualization. The domain of expertise and applications that have a stake in addressing uncertainty is not limited to the visualization community. This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields who have a strong interest for the proper treatment of uncertainty. It will provide a venue for describing and identifying open problems, current best practices, and discussions on challenges and long term directions.