Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Big Data Environments in Industrial Applications at AVI 2018

Dietrich Kammer and Mandy Keck from the VANDA project team were involved in conducting the Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Big Data Environments in Industrial Applications at AVI 2018 on 29 May 2018. The workshop was part of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2018) in Castiglione della Pescaia (Italy). The target of this workshop were Visual Big Data Interfaces in industrial contexts such as e-commerce, e-learning and business intelligence. We addressed interfaces for three different user groups: data scientists, data workers and end users. The workshop was well-attended and offered a forum for discussing the presented position papers as well as general research questions and solutions in industrial applications. The project members from the VANDA team attending the conference enjoyed all of the talks and gained new insights into current visualization research. The proceedings of the workshop including all of the presented papers is available online at the archival website CEUR-WS.org. More Information is available on the workshop website.

Conversation Training Paper and Presentation at VisBIA 2018

Alexander Maasch from project partner chemmedia AG also presented research concerning the visualization of conversation training data. Conversation training is an e-learning method designed for the transfer of communication-related skills. With increasing conversation length and number of learners, creating and evaluating conversations becomes a complex task that needs appropriate visual guidance and data visualization. This paper shows the inherent complexities of conversation trainings and guides through an approach that eases the conversation creation. In the talk, we explained data collection with Experience API and finally we presented a Sankey Diagrams based approach to visualize large amounts of collected learning data.

Presentation of VANDA Project at Round Table of Visual Engineering

The VANDA team seized the opportunity to present the current research of the project at the 20th installation of the Round Table of Visual Engineering (Runder Tisch der Technischen Visualistik). The event was entitled “Learning in a Sea of Data” and was opened by Prof. Rainer Groh, who looked back on the 19 prior events. In the introductory talk, Dietrich Kammer and Mandy Keck addressed the foundations of Visual Analytics Interfaces for Big Data Environments.

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Learning in a Sea of Data

The Chair for Media Design at Technische Universität Dresden invites the general public to participate in a round table discussion with the project partners. The event is the 20th installation of the Round Table of Visual Engineering (Runder Tisch der Technischen Visualistik) and will be opened by Prof. Rainer Groh, who will look back on the 19 prior events.

We want to discuss the project topics with researchers and practitioners. First, we introduce the challenges associated with Visual Analytics Interfaces for Big Data Environments. Second, the industrial partners will give short introductory talks outlining their use cases and visualization approaches. Further discussion will take place during a poster session and a small catering for all guests.

More information (in German) and the registration is available on the website of the event: http://technische-visualistik.de/events/lernen-im-datenmeer

AVI 2018 Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Big Data Environments in Industrial Applications

On 29 May 2018, we will organize a workshop at the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2018) in Castiglione della Pescaia (Italy).

The workshop targets Visual Big Data Interfaces in industrial contexts such as e-commerce, e-learning and business intelligence. It addresses interfaces for three different user groups: data scientists, data workers and end users. The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussing research questions and solutions in industrial applications.

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Mensch und Computer in Regensburg

Dietrich Kammer at the conference Mensch und Computer 2017 in Regensburg.
Dietrich Kammer at the conference Mensch und Computer 2017 in Regensburg.

On Sunday, 10th of September, Dietrich Kammer presented the paper „Exploring Big Data Landscapes with Elastic Displays” at the main german conference on Human-Computer Interaction „Mensch und Computer“ in Regensburg, Germany. The conference is organized by the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)), which is a non-profit organization with about 20,000 members living across the world. The talk was part of the workshop on Tangible Interaction („Be-greifbare Interaktion“), which was held at the conference for the 10th time. The topic was how novel interaction technologies can assist data analysts in optimizing their clustering algorithms by adapting parameters with instant visual and haptic feedback.

RecSys conference in Como


On Sunday, 27.08.2017 Simon Bremer, a student working at Mercateo, presented our paper “A Framework for Training Hybrid Recommender Systems” at the RecSys 2017 conference in Como. The presentation took place as part of the workshop on “Intelligent Recommender Systems by Knowledge Transfer and Learning”. Enabling recommender models of different strengths to learn from each other, the introduced method is particularly useful for dealing with the cold-start problem.

VINCI conference in Bangkok

Last week, Mandy Keck presented our research project and the paper “Towards Glyph-based Visualizations for Big Data Clustering” at the 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction in Bangkok. The paper addressed a glyph concept for cluster analysis and an user evaluation. We got valuable feedback at the conference and discussed our approach with an international expert audience. The associated presentation is available on slideshare: