Workshop 1 (Half day, afternoon)
Using Large, High-Resolution Displays for Information Visualizations

With the decreasing costs of certain technologies, large, high-resolution displays are becoming more common. This creates an opportunity for information visualizations to take advantage of the additional screen space. Designs are no longer limited to the desktop. The purpose of this workshop is to determine how to take advantage of these displays, determine what challenges currently exist, and to determine the most critical research directions. The goals of this workshop are:

  1. Bring together experts working with large, high-resolution displays to share personal insights regarding this technology.
  2. Determine the potential these displays hold for changing and advancing information visualization techniques.
  3. Identify research directions and challenges.

Participants: 12-15 participants

Participants will be selected based on their position statements and their experience with information visualization and/or large, high-resolution displays. We seek a variety of different experiences and viewpoints.

For more information, check the workshop website.

Chris North (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
George Robertson (Microsoft Research)
Robert Ball (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Beth Yost (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)


Workshop 2 (Full day)
IEEE Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security 2005

Computer security is one of the key problems of our day. Security operations analysts and researchers alike cope with difficult challenges in the scale and complexity of the data that must be analyzed to ensure the integrity of computer networks and systems.

VizSEC 2005 covers many leading research topics in the interdisciplinary area of visualization and human interfaces for computer security. The submitted papers show several noteworthy trends. We are glad to see that many practical prototype systems are converging and building off each other. Also, the program includes papers on two relatively new security visualization domains - firewall alert and trust negotiation. Several institutes have two accepted papers, and we have a first commercial VizSEC paper.

To be inclusive, we accepted more than 50% of the submissions. About 20% of the papers incorporate user studies, which is good to see. It seems appropriate that this years' VizSEC drew more of an emphasis on viz than security, given co-location between premiere visualization conferences. The program is still somewhat U.S.-centric; so further efforts are needed to reach a broader technical audience.

For more information, check the workshop website.

Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California, Davis)
Stephen North (AT&T Labs)
Bill Yurcik (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)

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