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Participants are requested to submit positions papers by September 15,2007. Please click here for details.
The field of visual analytics is now recognized as a research area in many universities and organizations. As new fields develop ways of assessing progress in those fields also emerge. In the field of visual analytics, we are fortunate in that we already have lessons learned about evaluating visualizations. Unfortunately, these lessons still point out that this is a difficult problem. Visual analytics compounds this problem by adding more dimensions; not only are we concerned with some measure of the visualizations, but we are concerned with evaluating the impact these visualizations have in helping analysts in their work.
User-centered evaluations are vital in visual analytics as they contribute greatly to adoption of research software. The issues we face in developing user-centered evaluations for visual analytics are selecting:
You are invited to "Visualization Forum: Enabling Science Discoveries through Visual Exploration". This forum, held on Sunday, October 28, from 1-5:30 PM in the Regency F Ballroom, provides an opportunity to listen to and communicate with invited scientists from a broad variety of disciplines. These invited scientists participated in a workshop entitled, "Enabling Science Discoveries through Visual Exploration", held at the National Science Foundation in September. This workshop had three overarching themes: grand challenge science, impediments to knowledge discovery, and designing sustainable models for integrating visualization and data analysis into the science pipeline. This forum, co-located with the IEEE Visualization 2007 Conference, will provide a unique opportunity to interact with representatives from the science community and exchange ideas for visualizing next generation science.
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Most of the existing visualization techniques and systems were not designed to utilize the knowledge and information derived from the process of scientific visualization or from abstract data analysis. As visual exploration is an inherently iterative process, it is highly desirable to enable more effective visualization by utilizing information about the visualization process itself (e.g., users' chosen visualization parameters and abstractions), and information about the scientific data to be visualized (e.g., high level abstract characterization, and findings). The combination of such information from different visualization processes can also infer new knowledge that can aid data visualization in an intelligent manner if it is stored and organized in a structured fashion.
We begin to see growing efforts to collect and use such information and knowledge, especially when the cost of visualization is high or when the visualization work is collaborative in nature. In addition, information visualization techniques are increasingly used in the context of scientific visualization due to the diverse types of information that need to be looked at for more comprehensive data analysis.
This workshop aims at stimulating the research efforts for knowledge- and information - enabled data visualization by providing a forum for shaping this important and exciting research area. We solicit submissions on work in progress as well as mature results. In particular, the utilization of information and knowledge in producing visually effective data visualization and facilitating efficient visualization processes is the main focus of this workshop.
Topics include but are not limited to:
The workshop is a full-day event held in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2007 Conference. Interested participants are asked to submit short papers (limited to 2 pages), which will be reviewed by an international program committee (IPC). The selected contributions will be presented at the workshop in a very interactive fashion with an extended Q & A session led by experienced researchers from a steering committee of the workshop. A number of participants will be invited to make a full submission for a publication in a special issue of a journal or a book after the workshop. The selection for full submission will be based on the quality of both the extended abstract and the oral presentation in the workshop.
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The VizSEC 2007 Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security will provide a forum for new research in visualization for computer security. Participants are requested to submit full papers by September 15, 2007. Accepted papers will be published in an edited book by Springer after the workshop. Please see the website for details.
Networked computers are increasingly ubiquitous, and they are subject to attack, misuse, and abuse. Every effort is being made by organizations and individuals to build and maintain trustworthy computing systems. Traditional, signature-based and statistical methods are limited in their capability to cope with the large, evolving data and the dynamic nature of Internet. In many applications, visualization proves very effective to understand large high-dimensional data. Thus, there is a growing interest in the development of visualization methods as alternative or complementary solutions to the pressing cyber security problems.
As a result of previous VizSEC workshops, we have seen both the application of existing visualization techniques to security problems and the development of novel security visualization approaches. However, while security visualization research has addressed the development of applications there has only been limited coverage of user needs and designing visualization to support those needs. To address this shortcoming, the theme of this year's workshop will be on applying user-centered design to VizSEC research, focusing on integrating users' needs, visualization design, and evaluation. This year's workshop will be an incubator for new ideas related to security visualization, a forum for garnering feedback from peers, and a place to identify and meet potential collaborators.
We solicit papers that report results on visualization techniques and systems in solving all aspects of cyber security problems. Topics include, but are not limited to:
The workshop is a full-day event held in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2007 and InfoVis 2007 Conferences. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in an edited book by Springer after the workshop.
For more information, please see: http://vizsec.org/workshop2007/.