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VAST Workshop 2017

Agenda

8:30AM – 5:55PM Sunday, October 1, 2017 – 207 Lecture Hall


Session 1: Welcome and Mini-Challenges (8:30-10:10)


  • 8:30 – 8:50 Overview of the VAST Challenge 2017 and Introduction to Mini-Challenge 1: Patterns of Life Analysis
  • 8:50 – 9:10 #103 “Exploring Lekagul Sensor Events using Rules, Aggregations, and Selections”
    Bram Cappers, Eindhoven University of Technology.
    MC1 Award: Elegant support for hypothesis generation and testing
  • 9:10 – 9:30 #107 “Interactive Visual Analytic Application for Spatiotemporal Movement Data”
    Guan Yifei, Singapore Management University.
    MC1 Award: Actionable and detailed analysis
  • 9:30 – 9:50 #115 “Mystery at Lekagul Preserve: The Pipits Kick It”
    Jon Nemargut, SAS.
    MC1 Award: Outstanding clarity of presentation
  • 9:50 – 10:10 Special Posters Session.
    Posters will be located in 301-AB (upstairs from the Workshop)
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Morning Break and Poster Viewing

Session 2: Mini-Challenges (10:30-12:10)


  • 10:30 – 10:50 #145 “ODIX: A Rapid Hypotheses Testing System for Origin-Destination Data”
    Juri Buchmüller, University of Konstanz.
    MC1 Award: Excellence in spatio-temporal graph analytics
  • 10:50 – 11:05 #165 “A Visual Explorer for Analyzing Trajectory Patterns”
    Wooil Kim, Korea University.
    MC1 Honorable Mention: Novel use of experimental coordinated visualizations
  • 11:05 – 11:15 Introduction to Mini-Challenge 2: Sensor Performance and Gaseous Effluent Analysis
  • 11:15 – 11:35 #147 “Visual Analytic Design for Detecting Airborne Pollution Sources”
    Johannes Liem, giCentre City University of London.
    MC2 Award: Comprehensive Mini-Challenge 2 solution (also Sponsor's Award)
  • 11:35 – 11:50 #140 “Mining Factory Pollution Data through a Spatial-Nonspatial Flow Approach”
    Joseph Borowicz, University of Illinois at Chicago.
    MC2 Honorable Mention: Clarity in visual communication
  • 11:50 – 12:10 “Experientially training the next generation of visual analysts: The role of the VAST Challenge outside the VAST Challenge” presented by Georges Grinstein
  • 12:10 – 2:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing (12:10-2:00)

Session 3: Mini-Challenge 3 and Multi-Challenges (2:00-3:40)


  • 2:00 – 2:05 Introduction to Mini-Challenge 3: Multispectral Image Analysis
  • 2:05 – 2:20 #106 “Multi-Spectral Satellite Image Analysis for Feature Identification and Change Detection”
    Ghulam Quadri, University of South Florida.
    MC3 Honorable Mention: Good facilitation of single image analysis
  • 2:20 – 2:35 #141 “A Web-Based Interactive Image Explorer for Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images”
    Vijayraj Mahida, University of Illinois at Chicago.
    MC3 Honorable Mention: Good interactive image explorer for temporal analysis
  • 2:35 – 2:40 Grand Challenge and Introduction to Multi-Challenge Presentations
  • 2:40 – 3:10 #119 “ClockPetals: Interactive Sequential Analysis of Traffic Patterns” and #108 “WindNebula: Vectorial-Temporal Analysis for Environmental Assessment”
    Zheng Zhou, Hui Tang, and Wenjie Wu, Purdue University.
    Award: Multi-challenge award for aesthetic design (also, Sponsor's Award)
  • 3:10 – 3:40 #142 “Interactive and Collaborative Visual Analysis on Traffic Sensor Data”, #172 “Temporal Pattern Analysis and Source Detection through Visual Analysis on Multi-Dimensional Time Series Data” and #160 “Visual Analysis for Multi-Spectral Images Comparisons”
    Chufan Lai, Geozheng Li, and Shuai Chen, Peking University.
    Award: Multi-challenge award for combining automated and visual analytics
  • 3:40 – 4:15 Afternoon Break and Poster Viewing. VAST Challenge SMEs will be available at the front of the workshop room for an informational “Ask Me Anything” session about how the annual VAST Challenges are created.

Session 4: Multi-Challenges and Discussion (4:15-5:55)


  • 4:15 – 4:45 #124 & #126 “PreserVis, a Visual Analytic System for Traffic and Pollution Patterns”
    Lian Chen and Haotian Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    Award: Multi-Challenge award for Compelling Synthesis of Information
  • 4:45 – 5:15 #152 & #155 “Spatiotemporal Identification of Anomalies in a Wildlife Preserve”
    Singapore Management University.
    Award: Multi-Challenge award for clear presentation of hypotheses and supporting evidence
  • 5:15 – 5:35 Challenge Participants’ Feedback
  • 5:35 – 5:55 Poster Favorites Awards; VAST Challenge 2018; Closing Remarks

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