13 - 17  January, 2019 • Burlingame, California USA

Visualization and Data Analysis 2019

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

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Wednesday January 16, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Industry Exhibition

10:10 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

Wednesday Plenary

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

Light Fields and Light Stages for Photoreal Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality, Paul Debevec, Senior Scientist, Google (United States)

Paul Debevec will discuss the technology and production processes behind "Welcome to Light Fields", the first downloadable virtual reality experience based on light field capture techniques which allow the visual appearance of an explorable volume of space to be recorded and reprojected photorealistically in VR enabling full 6DOF head movement. The lightfields technique differs from conventional approaches such as 3D modelling and photogrammetry. Debevec will discuss the theory and application of the technique. Debevec will also discuss the Light Stage computational illumination and facial scanning systems which use geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights as have been used to create digital actor effects in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, and Gravity, and have recently been used to create photoreal digital actors based on real people in movies such as Furious 7, Blade Runner: 2049, and Ready Player One. Th lighting reproduction process of light stages allows omnidirectional lighting environments captured from the real world to be accurately reproduced in a studio, and has recently be extended with multispectral capabilities to enable LED lighting to accurately mimic the color rendition properties of daylight, incandescent, and mixed lighting environments. They have also recently used their full-body light stage in conjunction with natural language processing and automultiscopic video projection to record and project interactive conversations with survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Paul Debevec is a Senior Scientist at Google VR, a member of GoogleVR's Daydream team, and Adjunct Research Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, working within the Vision and Graphics Laboratory at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Debevec's computer graphics research has been recognized with ACM SIGGRAPH's first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001 for "Creative and Innovative Work in the Field of Image-Based Modeling and Rendering", a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award in 2010 for "the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures" with Tim Hawkins, John Monos, and Mark Sagar, and the SMPTE Progress Medal in 2017 in recognition of his achievements and ongoing work in pioneering techniques for illuminating computer-generated objects based on measurement of real-world illumination and their effective commercial application in numerous Hollywood films. In 2014, he was profiled in The New Yorker magazine's "Pixel Perfect: The Scientist Behind the Digital Cloning of Actors" article by Margaret Talbot.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Visualization and Data Analysis 2019 Interactive Posters Session

5:30 – 7:00 PM
The Grove

The VDA program includes works to be presented at the EI 2019 Symposium Interactive Papers Session. Refer to the Visualization and Data Analysis 2019 Interactive Papers Overview session on Thursday morning for the list of entries.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Data Visualization and Displays

Session Chair: David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
8:50 – 9:30 AM
Harbour B

KEYNOTE: Data visualization using large-format display systems, Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)

Professor Thomas Wischgoll is the Director of Visualization Research and professor in the computer science & engineering department at Wright State University. Wischgoll received his PhD in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern (in 2002), and was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine from 2003 through 2005. The Advanced Visual Data Analysis (AViDA) group at Wright State is devoted to research and support of the community in the areas of scientific visualization, medical imaging and visualiation, virtual environments, information visualization and analysis, big data analysis, and data science, etc. The AViDA group runs and supports the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory, a state-of-the-art visualization facility that supports large-scale visualizating and fully immersive, virtual reality equipment. The Appenzeller Visualization laboratory provides access to cutting edge visualization technology and equipment, including a traditional CAVE-type setup as well as other fully immersive display environments.

Visualization and Data Analysis 2019 Interactive Papers Overview

Session Chair: Yi-Jen Chiang, New York University (United States)
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Harbour B

In this session, interactive poster authors will each provide a brief oral overview of their poster presentation, presented interactively in the Visualization and Data Analysis 2019 Interactive Papers Session at 5:30 pm on Wednesday.

Visual analytic process to familiarize the average person with ways to apply machine learning, Andrew Tran, Yamini Dasu, and Anna Baynes, California State University, Sacramento (United States)

Visualization of carbon monoxide particles released from firearms, Sadan Suneesh Menon and Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)

Visualizing tweets from confirmed fake Russian accounts, Stephen Hsu, David Kes, and Alark Joshi, University of San Francisco (United States)

10:10 – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

Data Analysis and Visual Analytics

Session Chair: Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)
10:50 AM – 12:10 PM
Harbour B

Chemometric data analysis with autoencoder neural network, Muhammad Bilal1 and Mohib Ullah2; 1University of Trento (Italy) and 2Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Norway)

Dynamic color mapping with a multi-scale histogram: A design study with physical scientists, Junghoon Chae, Chad Steed, John Goodall, and Steven Hahn, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)

CCVis: Visual analytics of student online learning behaviors using course clickstream data, Maggie Goulden1, Eric Gronda2, Yurou Yang3, Zihang Zhang3, Jun Tao4, Chaoli Wang4, Xiaojing Duan4, G. Alex Ambrose4, Kevin Abbott4, and Patrick Miller4; 1Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 2University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 3Zhejiang University (China), and 4University of Notre Dame (United States)

Correlation visualisation for sleep data analytics in SWAPP (Sleep Wake Application), Amal Vincent, Ankit Gupta, Christopher Shaw, and Ruoyu Li, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

Scientific Visualization

Session Chair: David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
2:00 – 2:40 PM
Harbour B

Visualizing mathematical knot equivalence, Juan Lin and Hui Zhang, University of Louisville (United States)

Visualization and data analysis of quantum computations in high energy, nuclear and condensed matter physics, Michael McGuigan, Raffaele Miceli, Charles Kocher, Tri Duong, Christopher Kane, and Brandon Ortega, Brookhaven National Laboratory (United States)

Information Visualization

Session Chair: Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States)
2:40 – 3:20 PM
Harbour B

VideoSwarm: Analyzing video ensembles, Shawn Martin1, Milosz Sielicki2, Jaxon Gittinger1, Matthew Letter1, Warren Hunt1, and Patricia Crossno1; 1Sandia National Laboratories and 2Foster Milo (United States)

M-QuBE3: Querying big multilayer graph by evolutive extraction and exploration, Antoine Laumond1, Mohammad Ghoniem2, Bruno Pinaud1, and Guy Melancon1; 1Bordeaux University - LaBRI (France) and 2Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxembourg)

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends 8 Sept 2018
· Extended Submission Ends 25 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due 14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 23 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 18 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 3 Jan 2019
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019

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Conference Chairs
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University (United States); Song Zhang, Mississippi State University (United States); David Kao, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); Yi-Jen Chiang, New York University (United States)

Program Committee
Madjid Allili, Bishop's University (Canada); Wes Bethel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (United States); Abon Chaudhuri, Intel Corporation (United States); Guoning Chen, University of Houston (United States); Joseph Cottam, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (United States); Sussan Einakian, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States); Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO (Australia); John Gerth, Stanford University (United States); Matti Gröhn, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Finland); Christopher G. Healey, North Carolina State University (United States); Halldór Janetzko, University of Konstanz (Germany); Ming Jiang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States); Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University (Sweden); Harinarayan Krishnan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States); Robert Lewis, Washington State University (United States); Peter Lindstrom, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States); Zhanping Liu, Kentucky State University (United States); Aidong Lu, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States); G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States); Richard May, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (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); Jürgen Schulze, University of California, San Diego (United States); Chad Steed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Kalpathi Subramanian, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States); Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu (Japan); Chaoli Wang, University of Notre Dame (United States); Leishi Zhang, Middlesex University London (United Kingdom)