2012 IEEE VIS Workshops

Date & Time : October 14 08:30 am - 05:55 pm
Location : Willow AB
BELIV 2012: Beyond Time and Errors - Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization
Contributors: Enrico Bertini, Adam Perer, Heidi Lam, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg

The BELIV workshop series is a bi-annual event focusing on the challenges of evaluation in visualization. While it has been focused on information visualization in the past, BELIV 2012 aims at gathering researchers in all fields of visualization to continue the exploration of novel evaluation methods, and to structure the knowledge on evaluation in visualization around a schema, where researchers can easily identify unsolved problems and research gaps.

Date & Time : October 14 08:30 am - 05:55 pm
Location : Cedar
VAST Challenge
Contributors: Kris Cook, Georges Grinstein, Mark Whiting

Click HERE for the VAST Challenge Workshop Schedule.

The VAST Challenge is a participation category of the IEEE VAST Symposium (part of VisWeek). The VAST Challenge continues in the footsteps of the VAST Challenges of 2008 through 2011, and the 2007 and 2006 contests with the purpose of pushing the forefront of visual analytics tools using benchmark data sets. The VAST Challenge workshop will be an event where contest organizers, participants, and conference attendees can come together to review and discuss this year's Challenge. The workshop will include presentations by participant about their submissions, invited speakers, panel discussions, and other activities.

WORKSHOP: Interactive Visual Text Analytics
Date & Time : October 15 08:30 am - 05:55 pm
Location : Willow AB
Interactive Visual Text Analytics: Task-Driven Analysis of Social Media Content
Contributors: Eser Kandogan, Shixia Liu, John Stasko, Huahai Yang, Michelle X. Zhou

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in social media, text visualization, text analytics, and visual analytics, to define the emerging field of visual text analysis of social media. We are particularly interested in discussing tasks, techniques, and applications in different domains. In other words, we would like to establish a better understanding what major tasks that people aim to accomplish in using visual text analysis of social media and how different tasks call for different text analytics and/or interactive visualization techniques.

Date & Time : October 15 08:30 am - 05:55 pm
Location : Redwood AB
Visualization for Cyber Security
Contributors: Dino Schweitzer, Daniel Quist, John Goodall

The International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques. Our focus is to explore effective, scalable visual interfaces for security domains, where visualization may provide a distinct benefit, including computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, preventing 'user assisted' attacks, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing in addition to traditional network security.

The workshop schedule can be found here.

WORKSHOP: Visual Analytics in Healthcare
Date & Time : October 17 02:00 pm - 05:55 pm
Location : Grand Ballroom B
Visual Analytics in Healthcare - Open Health Data
Contributors: Jesus J. Caban, David Gotz

The 2012 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss visual analysis applications in the healthcare domain. The focus of this year's workshop will be on Open Health Data initiatives. In addition to sharing and discussing use cases, techniques, and applications in this area, participants will be able to meet with program officers involved in major open health data initiatives and learn about funding opportunities. The workshop will allow participants to showcase their ongoing work on visualization and data mining techniques and to learn more about emerging sources of open health data.

WORKSHOP: Scheherazade's Toolbox: Artists Meet Visualization
Date & Time : October 18 08:30 am - 12:10 pm
Location : Willow AB
Scheherazade's Toolbox: Artists Meet Visualization
Contributor: Francesca Samsel

We live amidst a cacophonous tornado of information. Given an audience accustomed to video games and instant information, how does one make visualizations to engage enough and maintain the interest necessary to absorb the depth of the visualization's information? Artists have been in the business of gathering and holding attention for thousands of years. They have well-honed tools. Science is inherently fascinating. Making discoveries, connections and understanding the world in which we live is addictive. This workshop will explore the artist’s toolbox, and open discussion to which tools might be put to use. The goal of this workshop is to tap into the participating artist’s expertise and discuss how to effectively employ their tools while maintaining the integrity of the visualization and the science.