VisMaster CA -- Visual Analytics - Mastering the Information Age

Submitted by Katharina Kaiser on Wed, 30. Nov 2011 - 13:18
Aim

The VisMaster Project main goals are to

  • form and shape a strong European Visual Analytics community
  • define the European Visual Analytics Research Roadmap
  • expose public and private stakeholders to Visual Analytics technology
  • set the stage for larger follow-up Visual Analytics research initiatives in Europe.
Team

 

Duration

August 2008 - August 2010

Funding

This project is funded by the Seventh Research Framework  Programme [FP7] under grant no. 225924.

Contact
Status
finished

VisMasterVisMaster is a European Coordination Action Project focused on the research discipline of Visual Analytics: One of the most important challenges of the emerging Information Age is to effectively utilise the immense wealth of information and data acquired, computed and stored by modern information systems. On the one hand, the appropriate use of available information volumes offers large potential to realize technological progress and business success. On the other hand, there exists the severe danger that users and analysts easily get lost in irrelevant, or inappropriately processed or presented information, a problem which is generally called the information overload problem. Visual Analytics is an emerging research discipline developing technology to make the best possible use of huge information loads in a wide variety of applications. The basic idea is to appropriately combine the strengths of intelligent automatic data analysis with the visual perception and analysis capabilities of the human user.

With VisMaster, we want to push the limits of today's Visual Analytics. To achieve this goal, we formed a Coordination Action to join European academic and industrial R&D excellence from several individual disciplines, forming a strong Visual Analytics research community. The project is divided into an array of thematic working groups that focus on advancing the state of the art in Visual Analytics. Specifically, the working groups will join excellence in the fields of data management, data analysis, spatial-temporal data, and human visual perception research with the wider visualisation research community.

Publications

Margit Pohl, Silvia Wiltner, Alexander Rind, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Thomas Turic, Felix Drexler, "Patient Development at a Glance: An Evaluation of a Medical Data Visualization", Proceedings of 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2011), Part IV, pp. 292–299, 2011. paper
, "International Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA 2011)", , 2011.
, "IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST 2011)", , 2011. paper
Alessio Bertone, Tim Lammarsch, Thomas Turic, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, "Does Jason Bourne need Visual Analytics to catch the Jackal?", Proceedings of International Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (EuroVAST 2010) in conjunction with EuroVis 2010, pp. 61–67, 2010. paper
Kai Puolamäki, Alessio Bertone, Roberto Theron, Otto Huisman, Jimmy Johansson, Silvia Miksch, Panagiotis Papapetrou, Salvo Rinzivillo, "Data Mining", Mastering the Information Age: Solving Problems with Visual Analytics, pp. 39–56, 2010. paper