Posts Tagged ‘ Visual Analytics ’


Visual Analytics for All (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Jun 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The overall goal of the Humanitics project, financed mainly by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is to develop visual analytics tools for public organizations to enhance collaborative knowledge discovery, information exchange and communication.

It was initiated as a collaboration between the University of Fribourg and the United Nations in Geneva. Each year, the United Nation manipulates and reports numerous data and information concerning world-wide health, illicit drug trade, environment and global climate change, diseases, energy, conflict, and humanitarian development concerns.

Video abstraction and anomalies detection for stationary cameras

Jun 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, News

The increasing adoption of video surveillance makes it possible to watch over sensitive areas and identify people responsible for damage, theft and violence. However, when such events are not detected immediately, the subsequent video analysis can be a long and tedious task. In this article is presented a technique that allows a human investigator to focus only on those parts of a video showing the event as it unfolds, and so helping to save on the time needed to identify and understand how it happened. The presented technique creates a single interactive image of the whole video that shows everything that happened in the scene.

Visual analytics research at ITC

Jun 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, News

The research focusses on methods and techniques to integrate data from different sources and dimensions (2D, 3D, Time). The data are offered via a variety of map representations in multi-functional visual (online) environments that allow exploration and data analysis. To justify the solutions produced, usability research is an integral part of the activities.

Geographic data is characterized by a locational, attribute and temporal component. The time component can be a typical indicator of change of all sorts. For instance, movement data holds information about where the movement took place (the path), what was moving (the object), and especially when it was moving (the time frame). Examples are travel time between cities, the daily trips of commuters, or the possible average speed along a path etc.

PIE Fire Video

May 25th, 2010 | By | Category: In the Media, Interactive Demos

How visualization helps to coordinate firefighting

A visual analytic tool for multicriterial retrieval in large databases

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, News

The field of visual analytics has opened new directions for smart data analysis and knowledge discovery. Utilizing rich and novel visualization methods and appropriate interaction mechanisms, visual analytics technologies exploit the perceptual abilities and intuition of humans, capacities that have not been matched by machines yet. CERTH / ITI has an active interest in the field of visual analytics and is investing effort into developing relevant technologies.This article presents some of the the current research conducted in CERTH / ITI in the field of visual analytics.

GeoVA(t) – Geospatial Visual Analytics: Focus on Time

May 14th, 2010 | By | Category: News

On May 10, 11 on Guimaraes Portugal a workshop, GeoVA(t), was held in conjunction with the AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Sciences.

This workshop had 35 submissions evaluated by five workshop chairs. On the basis of the evaluation (two reviews per submission) 25 papers were accepted for presentation at the workshop. Among them, 16 were invited to be extended for the second round of reviewing for special issues of Int Journal GIScience and Journal of Location based Services.

iVAC Newsletter April 2010

May 14th, 2010 | By | Category: iVAC, News

Attached is the April 2010 edition of the Integrated Visualization and Analytics Community (iVAC) Newsletter. The Basic/Futures Research (BFR) Program believes that regular communication is one of the most effective ways to enable our Data and Visual Analytics enterprise to flourish.

The iVAC Newsletter is envisioned as a coordinating function for the various activities coming out of the BFR program, international university partners and other government agencies.

The thought is to present and share knowledge of these initiatives, accomplishments in various areas (technology, publications, new funding, etc.), up-coming conferences and events, and other significant happenings to the entire community.

EuroVAST 2010

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: EuroVAST, News

EuroVAST 2010 is the first international symposium on visual analytics science and technology held in Europe. The goal of the symposium is to promote and advance the combination and integration of visualization and analytics methods for the purpose of problem solving in a variety of application domains. [...]

The EuroVAST program will feature a number of invited speakers from research and industry as well as a poster program. Full papers related to Visual Analytics can be submitted to the Visual Analytics track of the EuroVis conference.EuroVAST is sponsored by the European Coordination Action “VisMaster: Visual Analytics – Mastering the Information Age” in cooperation with EuroGraphics.

Visual Analytics at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Conferences, News

The VisMaster project was selected to be one of a few projects in the “Future and Emerging Technology” EU funding program to be shown in the exhibition “Science beyond Fiction” at the EU parliament in Strasbourg on 20.-21. April 2010.

Goal of the “Science beyond Fiction” exhibition at the EU parliament was to show how Information and Communication Technologies will change our life in the future and to discuss related issues with EU politician. The exhibition gave an exciting glimpse of how European researchers are pushing the boundaries of science & technologies to enable radically new opportunities.

Three-dimensional visualization of thermal information from facades

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles, News

Infrared images or so-called thermal images are increasingly available. Usually the data is acquired and stored, but a thorough interpretation and presentation of the data is done insufficiently. Within ongoing research at the TUM/LfK we deal with the innovative representation of thermal building information.

These include coating steps, rectangular shapes or homogeneous network structures in a three-dimensional environment. Adapted methods concerning the cartographic representations are applied and modified to fit the specific requirements.