29 January - 2 February, 2017 • Burlingame, California USA

Visualization and Data Analysis 2017

Conference Keywords:  Visualization, Human Factors, Data Mining, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cyber-security

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Visualization and Data Analysis 2017 Conference Program


Wednesday February 1, 2017

EI 2017 Wednesday Plenary and Symposium Awards

Session Chairs: Joyce E. Farrell, Stanford University, and Nitin Sampat, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

Designing VR video camera systems, Brian Cabral, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

Brian Cabral is Director of Engineering at Facebook, leading the Surround 360 VR camera team, specializing in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics. He has published a number of papers in the area of computer graphics and imaging including the pioneering Line Integral Convolution algorithm. Cabral discusses developing Facebook Surround 360, an open, high-quality 3D-360 video capture system. VR video capture systems are composed of multiple optical and digital components - all of which must operate as if they are one seamless optical system. The design of VR video cameras, optical choices, SNR, etc., require a new set of technologies and engineering approaches, with tight coupling to the computational system components.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

KEYNOTE: Visualization and Data Analysis

Session Chair: Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Cypress B

VDA-383 Topological analysis at the extreme scale: Finding features in large data sets, Gunther Weber1,2; 1Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 2University of California, Davis (United States)

Gunther Weber is a Staff Scientists in LBNL's Computational Research Division and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis. His research interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization, topological data analysis methods, parallelization of visualization algorithms, hierarchical data representation methods, and bioinformatics. Prior to joining LBNL, Weber worked as a Project Scientist at the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) at UC Davis focusing on visualization of three-dimensional gene expression data (with researchers of LBNL's Genomics and Life Sciences divisions), topological exploration of scalar data, and visualization of brain imaging data and experimental earthquake data. Weber earned his PhD in computer science, from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (2003).


Visualization and Data Analysis 2017 Interactive Papers Oral Previews

Session Chair: Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)
4:30 – 4:50 PM
Cypress B

In this session interactive poster authors will each provide a brief oral preview of their poster presentation, which will be presented fully in the Visualization and Data Analysis 2017 portion of the Symposium Interactive Papers Session at 5:30 pm on Wednesday.

4:30VDA-384
An interactive tool for Analyzing the Correlation, Uncertainty, and Clustering (ACUC) over ensembles in climate dataset, Najmeh Abedzadeh, Mississippi State University (United States)

4:36VDA-385
Analysis enhanced particle-based flow visualization, Lieyu Shi, Lei Zhang, Wei Cao, and Guoning Chen, University of Houston (United States)

4:42VDA-450
Constellations of movement: An interactive application to visualise research in motor imagery decoding, Jennifer Rogers1, Matthieu Poyade1, and Frank Pollick2; 1Glasgow School of Art and 2University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


PANEL: Application Papers: What are they and how should they be evaluated?

Panel Moderator: Gunther Weber, Berkeley Lab (United States)
4:50 – 5:30 PM
Cypress B

This panel will start a discussion in the community about what goals an application paper ought to have, what its main contributions to the state of art of visualization should be, and how it ought to be evaluated by reviewers. How do we as a community generate clear evaluation criteria for this type of paper?


5:30 – 7:00 PM Symposium Interactive Papers (Poster) Session, Atrium

5:30 – 7:00 PM Meet the Future: A Showcase of Student and Young Professionals Research, Atrium

Thursday February 2, 2017

Information Visualization

Session Chair: Song Zhang, Mississippi State University (United States)
8:50 – 10:10 AM
Cypress B

8:50VDA-386
Declarative guide creation, Joseph Cottam and Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University (United States)

9:10VDA-387
Visual-interactive semi-supervised labeling of human motion capture data, Jürgen Bernard1, Eduard Dobermann1, Anna Vögele2, Björn Krüger3, Jörn Kohlhammer4, and Dieter Fellner1; 1Technische University Darmstadt (Germany), 2University of Bonn (Germany), 3Gokhale Method Institute (United States), and 4Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD (Germany)

9:30VDA-388
Visual-interactive creation and validation of text clustering workflows to explore document collections, Tobias Ruppert1, Michael Staab2, Andreas Bannach1, Hendrik Lücke-Tieke1, Jürgen Bernard2, Arjan Kuijper1,2, and Jörn Kohlhammer1,2; 1Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD and 2Technische University Darmstadt (Germany)

9:50VDA-389
AssisTag: Seamless integration of content-based and keyword-based image exploration for category search (JIST-first), Kazuyo Mizuno, Daisuke Sakamoto, and Takeo Igarashi, The University of Tokyo (Japan)


10:10 – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

Virtual Reality

Session Chair: Song Zhang, Mississippi State University (United States)
10:50 – 11:30 AM
Cypress B

10:50VDA-390
Megacity: A collaborative virtual reality environment for emergency response, training, and decision making, Sharad Sharma1, Phillip Devreaux1, David Scribner2, Jock Grynovicki2, and Peter Grazaitis2; 1Bowie State University and 2Army Research Laboratory (United States)

11:10VDA-391
Display systems for visualization and simulation in virtual environments, Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)


Scientific Visualization

Session Chair: David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Cypress B

11:30VDA-392
Ray traced volume clipping using multi-hit BVH Traversal, Stefan Zellmann1, Mauritius Hoevels2, and Ulrich Lang1; 1University of Cologne and 2University Hospital of Cologne (Germany)

11:50VDA-393
Effectiveness of feature-driven storytelling in 3D time-varying data visualization (JIST-first), Aidong Lu, Li Yu, and Lane Harrison, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)


12:10 – 2:00 PM Lunch Break

Graphs and Hierarchies

Session Chair: Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)
2:00 – 2:40 PM
Cypress B

2:00VDA-394
A visual evaluation study of graph sampling techniques, Fangyan Zhang1, Song Zhang1, and Pak Wong2; 1Mississippi State University and 2Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (United States)

2:20VDA-395
Inferring partial orders of nodes for hierarchical network layout (JIST-first), Hsiang-Yun Wu1, Shigeo Takahashi2, Hiroko Miyamura3, Satoshi Ohzahata4, and Akihiro Nakao5; 1Keio University, 2University of Aizu, 3Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4The University of Electro-Communications, and 5The University of Tokyo (Japan)


Flow Visualization

Session Chair: David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
2:40 – 3:20 PM
Cypress B

2:40VDA-396
Closest point sparse octree for surface flow visualization, Mark Kim and Charles Hansen, University of Utah (United States)

3:00VDA-397
Accelerating advection via approximate block exterior flow maps, Ryan Bleile1, Linda Sugiyama2, Christoph Garth3, and Hank Childs1; 1University of Oregon (United States), 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), and 3University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)


3:20 – 4:00 PM Coffee Break

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Important Dates
Demonstration Applications Dec 15, 2016
Manuscripts Due (check the conference page)
· Pre conference proceedings Nov 28, 2016 
· Post conference proceedings Jan 11, 2017
Registration Opens
Oct 20,2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline
Jan 6, 2017 
Early Registration Ends
Jan 9, 2017
Conference Starts Jan 29, 2017
2016 Proceedings
Conference Chairs
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States); Song Zhang, Mississippi State University (United States); David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)

Program Committee
Madjid Allili, Bishop's University (Canada); Wes Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States); Abon Chaudhuri, WalmartLabs (United States); Yi-Jen Chiang, New York University (United States); Hank Childs, University of Oregon (United States); Jaegul Choo, Korea University (Republic of Korea); Joseph Cottam, Indiana University (United States); Sussan Einakian, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States); Christoph Garth, Technische University Kaiserslautern (Germany); John Gerth, Stanford University (United States); Matti Gröhn, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Finland); Christopher Healey, North Carolina State University (United States); Mario Hlawitschka, University of Leipzig (Germany); Halldor Janetzko, University of Konstanz (Germany); Ming Jiang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States); Alark Joshi, University of San Francisco (United States); Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University (Sweden); Robert Lewis, Washington State University (United States); Peter Lindstrom, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States); Lars Linsen, Jacobs University Bremen GmbH (Germany); Zhanping Liu, Old Dominion University (United States); Aidong Lu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States); G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States); Richard May, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States); Joerg Meyer, Magic Leap, Inc. (United States); Harald Obermaier, University of California, Davis (United States); Donald Pellegrino, The Dow Chemical Co. (United States); Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Computer Graphics and E-Learning (United States); René Rosenbaum, meeCoda (Germany); Jibonananda Sanyal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Pinaki Sarder, University of Buffalo (United States); Graig Sauer, Towson University (United States); Inga Scheler, Technische University Kaiserslautern (Germany); Jürgen Schulze, University of California, San Diego (United States); Christopher Shaw, Simon Fraser University (Canada); Chad Steed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Kalpathi Subramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States); Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu (Japan); Chaoli Wang, Michigan Technological University (United States); Tino Weinkauf, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden); Jie Yan, Bowie State University (United States); Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University (Taiwan); Leishi Zhang, Middlesex University London (United Kingdom); Wenjin Zhou, Oakland University (United States); Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Brown University (United States)