[Infovis] TAVA 2011, 07 Sep 2011, Graz, Austria (Submissions: 30 Apr 2011)

Keith Andrews kandrews at iicm.edu
Mon Feb 21 14:57:56 CET 2011

I-Know 2011 Special Track on
Theory and Applications of Visual Analytics (TAVA 2011)

07 September 2011
Graz, Austria

TAVA 2011 addresses theoretical advances and practical applications of
Visual Analytics. This is the sixth event in a series of special
tracks on visualization topics organized in conjunction with the
annual I-Know conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge
Technologies. Former events included the KIV (Knowledge and
Information Visualisation) special tracks since I-Know 2003 and the
KVD (Knowledge Visualisation and Discovery) special tracks since
I-Know 2006. The focus of TAVA 2011 on Visual Analytics reflects the
increasing scientific importance and the growing practical relevance
of this exciting new discipline.

This one-day special track is a programme item of I-Know 2011, the
11th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge
Technologies which takes place in Graz, Austria from September 7th to
September 9th 2011. The special track provides an interdisciplinary
forum for international scientists and practitioners to discuss
theoretical and practical aspects of Visual Analytics. I-Know 2011
brings together international researchers and practitioners from the
fields of knowledge management and knowledge technologies. The
conference will cover relevant aspects from the fields of Knowledge
Management, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Services, Social Media,
Enterprise 2.0 and the Social Web. I-Know 2011 will be held
concurrently with I-Semantics 2011, the International Conference on
Semantic Systems.


Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by
interactive visual techniques. It integrates techniques from
visualization and computer graphics, statistics and mathematics, data
management and knowledge representation, data analysis and machine
learning and cognitive and perceptual sciences. Real-world
applications in areas like business intelligence, media analysis or
protection of intellectual property rights require efficient access
and analysis of massive, heterogeneous, dynamic knowledge repositories
which frequently contain ambiguous or conflicting evidence. Visual
Analytics advocates a promising combination of automatic analysis and
human pattern recognition abilities and domain knowledge to address
this challenge.

TAVA 2011 addresses theoretical advances and practical applications of
Visual Analytics. In the best tradition of the i-KNOW conference
series, the objective of the special track is to bring together
researchers and practitioners in the field. TAVA 2011 will provide a
forum for the promotion of research and developments in Visual
Analytics with particular attention towards the application of Visual
Analytics in Knowledge Technologies and Knowledge Management.

We encourage submission of original research papers reporting on
theoretical advances, evaluation results or applications of Visual
Analytics in relevant real-world scenarios. Submissions will be
reviewed by a board of international experts with accepted papers to
be published in the I-Know conference proceedings. The special track
will be held in English.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

o Visual representations and interaction techniques
o Visualisation of search results, text and multimedia corpora
o Visualisation of knowledge structures
o Visualisation of temporal and spatial data
o Human computer interfaces for knowledge and information visualisation
o New display and interaction technologies, i.e. multitouch and 
stereoscopic 3D
o Analytical reasoning support, i.e. discourse and collaborative 
o Data management and knowledge representations
o Data analysis and machine learning
o Knowledge relationship discovery
o Cognitive and perceptual factors in Visual Analytics
o Empirical studies of Visual Analytics techniques
o Evaluation of Visual Analytics techniques
o Application reports, i.e. success stories or stories on spectacular 

Target Group

The topics mentioned above are addressed at researchers and developers
as well as at practitioners and providers in the fields of Visual


TAVA ’11 will be inaugurated by a conference-wide keynote given by
Prof. Daniel Keim (University of Konstanz, Germany). The special track
program will be opened by a keynote given by Prof. Jack van Wijk
(Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands). Three paper
presentation sessions will be separated by comfortably scheduled
breaks allowing for fruitful discussions among participants. A closing
panel headed by Dr. Jörn Kohlhammer (Fraunhofer IGD, Germany) will
investigate the future role of Visual Analytics in the context of
Knowledge Technologies and conclude the special track.

Important Dates

30 Apr 2011: Submission of the full papers (8 pages)
31 May 2011: Notification of acceptance
30 Jun 2011: Camera ready version (8 pages)
07 Sep - 09 Sep 2011: i-KNOW 2011 Conference
07 Sep 2011: TAVA 2011 Special Track

Submission Procedure

Paper Submission: http://i-know.at/paper-submission

In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers,
please contact the track chairs at tava at know-center.at.

Notification of Acceptance and Publishing

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2011. Accepted
papers will be published within the I-Know 2011 conference
proceedings. At least one author of an accepted paper must register
for I-Know 2011 before the deadline for camera ready versions (30 June
2011) in order to get the paper published in the conference

Chairs of TAVA 2011

o Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
o Wolfgang Kienreich, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
o Vedran Sabol, Know-Center Graz (Austria)

Programme Committee

o Wolfgang Aigner, Technical University Vienna (Austria)
o Gennady Andrienko,Fraunhofer IAIS (Germany)
o Alessio Bertone, Donau University (Austria)
o Anastasia Bezerianos, ECP (France)
o Jean-Yves Blaise, CNRS (France)
o Giuseppe Conti, Fondazione Graphitech (Italy)
o Raffaele de Amicis, Fondazione Graphitech (Italy)
o Urska Demsar, National centre for geocomputation (Ireland)
o Geoff Ellis, Lancaster University (UK)
o Petra Isenberg, INRIA (France)
o Tobias Isenberg, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
o Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD (Germany)
o Florian Mansmann, University of Konstanz (Germany)
o Kresimir Matkovic, VR-VIS (Austria)
o Silvia Miksch, Technical University Vienna (Austria)
o Arno Scharl, Modul University Vienna (Austria)
o Christin Seifert, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
o Daniel Weiskopf, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

I-Know 2011 Keynote on Visual Analytics

o Prof. Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz (Germany)

TAVA 2011 Scientific Keynote

o Prof. Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

TAVA 2011 Panel

o Head of Panel: Dr. Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany (Head of 
o Panelists to be announced


Keith Andrews             IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria

http://www.iicm.tugraz.at/keith         "No wild kangaroos in Austria"

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