A Visualization Mapping Language

Duration: Jan 2010 - Feb 2013
Project leader: Meister Eduard Gröller
Funding:
FWF P21695

General Information

Visualization is the discipline dealing with the depiction of data. The assignment of visual abstractions to data abstractions is referred to as the visualization mapping. Expressive visualization mappings proofed in many cases to be more effective than the examination of raw data (i.e., large tables of numbers). Although visualization mapping is a crucial step in the visualization pipeline surprisingly few general approaches exist. We propose to develop the Visualization Mapping Language (ViMaL) that is capable of describing expressive visualization mappings and provides user interfaces suitable for non-experts in visualization. ViMaL will be a language that is used to specify visualization pipelines. We will provide language concepts for the specification of data abstraction processes, visual concretization processes and the required visualization mapping. With this approach the semantics of a specific domain are modeled by the domain experts while the semantics of the visualization domain are modeled by the visualization expert. The visualization mapping is described using domain semantics as well as visualization semantics. Unlike other general purpose visualization systems, ViMaL systems explicitly use the semantics of the visualization mapping process. It incorporates information and knowledge assisted methods in the visualization mapping pipeline. In the scope of this project we will define a novel Visualization Mapping Language and implement a toolbox that aids researchers from other areas to integrate the ViMaL concepts into their systems. The toolbox will provide basic ViMaL document setup and parsing as well as components for each step in the visualization pipeline. We will make use of fuzzy logic in our components for the abstraction of data, for the visual concretization, and for the visualization mapping. We believe that the formalization of the visualization pipeline that is achieved with the visualization mapping language will enable many researchers from other domains to benefit from existing visualization methods. Further, the introduction of domain and visualization semantics for the specification of visualization mappings enables meta-visualization approaches that provide insight into the visualization process itself. Laypersons will benefit from such meta-visualization systems that are able to illustrate the involved components.

Publications

32 Publications found:
Image Bib Reference Publication Type
2016
Johanna Schmidt
Scalable Comparative Visualization
Supervisor: Meister Eduard Gröller
Duration: 2011 - 2016
PhD-Thesis
Matthias Labschütz, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller, Markus Hadwiger, Peter Rautek
JiTTree: A Just-in-Time Compiled Sparse GPU Volume Data Structure
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1):1025-1034, January 2016.
Journal Paper (without talk)
2015
Peter Mindek
Automatized Summarization of Multiplayer Games, 2015, Comenius University in Bratislava
Invited Talk
Peter Mindek
Interactive Integrated Exploration and Management of Visualization Parameters
Supervisor: Stefan Bruckner
Duration: Oct 2011 - Jun 2015
[Defense Slides] [Dissertation]
PhD-Thesis
2014
Michael Beham, Wolfgang Herzner, Meister Eduard Gröller, Johannes Kehrer
Cupid: Cluster-based Exploration of Geometry Generators with Parallel Coordinates and Radial Trees
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12):1693-1702 , December 2014.
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Peter Mindek, Meister Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner
Managing Spatial Selections with Contextual Snapshots
Computer Graphics Forum, 33(8):132-144, December 2014. [Paper] [Video]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Johanna Schmidt, Reinhold Preiner, Thomas Auzinger, Michael Wimmer, Meister Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner
YMCA - Your Mesh Comparison Application
In IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology. November 2014.
Conference Paper
Johannes Kehrer
Interactive Visual Analysis of Complex Scientific Data, 2014, Munich, Germany
Invited Talk
Peter Mindek
ViviSection: Skeleton-based Volume Editing, 2014, Czech Technical University in Prague
Invited Talk
Peter Mindek
Managing Spatial Selections with Contextual Snapshots, 2014, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
[Slides + Video]
Invited Talk
2013
Johannes Kehrer, Harald Piringer, Wolfgang Berger, Meister Eduard Gröller
A Model for Structure-based Comparison of Many Categories in Small-Multiple Displays
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12):2287-2296, December 2013. [Draft] [Slides]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Johanna Schmidt, Meister Eduard Gröller, Stefan Bruckner
VAICo: Visual Analysis for Image Comparison
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12):2090-2099, December 2013.
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Steffen Oeltze, Helwig Hauser, Johannes Kehrer
IEEE VIS Tutorial on Interactive Visual Analysis of Scientific Data
[Tutorial proposal]
WorkshopTalk
Rita Borgo, Johannes Kehrer, David H.S. Chung, Eamonn Maguire, Robert S. Laramee, Helwig Hauser, Matthew Ward, Min Chen
Glyph-based Visualization: Foundations, Design Guidelines, Techniques and Applications
Eurographics State of the Art Reports:39-63, May 2013.
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Peter Mindek, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Contextual Snapshots: Enriched Visualization with Interactive Spatial Annotations
In Proceedings of the 29th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics. May 2013.
[Paper] [Slides]
Conference Paper
Peter Mindek
Contextual Snapshots: Enriched Visualization with Interactive Spatial Annotations, 2013, Czech Technical University in Prague
Invited Talk
Johannes Kehrer
Visual Analysis of Multi-faceted Scientific Data: Challenges and Trends, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
Invited Talk
Peter Mindek, Stefan Bruckner, Peter Rautek, Meister Eduard Gröller
Visual Parameter Exploration in GPU Shader Space
Journal of WSCG, 21(3):225-234, 2013. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
2012
Balázs Csebfalvi, Balázs Tóth, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Illumination-Driven Opacity Modulation for Expressive Volume Rendering
In Proceedings of Vision, Modeling & Visualization 2012, pages 103-109. November 2012.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Timo Ropinski, Stefan Diepenbrock, Stefan Bruckner, Klaus Hinrichs, Meister Eduard Gröller
Unified Boundary-Aware Texturing for Interactive Volume Rendering
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(11):1942-1955, November 2012.
Journal Paper (without talk)
Åsmund Birkeland, Stefan Bruckner, Andrea Brambilla, Ivan Viola
Illustrative Membrane Clipping
Computer Graphics Forum, 31(3):905-914, June 2012. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Paul Herghelegiu, Vasile Manta, Radu Perin, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Biopsy Planner - Visual Analysis for Needle Pathway Planning in Deep Seated Brain Tumor Biopsy
Computer Graphics Forum, 31(3):1085-1094, June 2012. [Paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Moritz Gerl, Peter Rautek, Tobias Isenberg, Meister Eduard Gröller
Semantics by Analogy for Illustrative Volume Visualization
Computers & Graphics, 36(3):201-213, May 2012. [Paper]
Journal Paper (without talk)
2011
Jürgen Waser, Hrvoje Ribičić, Raphael Fuchs, Christian Hirsch, Benjamin Schindler, Günter Blöschl, Meister Eduard Gröller
Nodes on Ropes: A Comprehensive Data and Control Flow for Steering Ensemble Simulations
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(12):1872-1881, December 2011. [Paper]
Journal Paper (without talk)
Gábor Sörös, Peter Rautek, Hartmut Seichter, Meister Eduard Gröller
Augmented Visualization with Natural Feature Tracking
In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2011) , pages 4-12. December 2011.
[Paper]
Conference Paper
Peter Sikachev, Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Dynamic Focus + Context for Volume Rendering
[presentation]
WorkshopTalk
Peter Sikachev
ProtoVis
[presentation]
WorkshopTalk
2010
Peter Rautek
Continuous Integration
WorkshopTalk
Peter Sikachev, Peter Rautek, Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Gröller
Dynamic Focus+Context for Volume Rendering
In Proceedings of Vision, Modeling and Visualization 2010, pages 331-338. November 2010.
[Preprint]
Conference Paper
Peter Sikachev
STL Containers Inside
[Presentation]
WorkshopTalk
Peter Sikachev
Illustrative Visualization and Volume Rendering, 30. July 2010, Moscow, Russia
[Presentation]
Invited Talk
Stefan Bruckner, Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola, Mike Roberts, Mario Costa Sousa, Meister Eduard Gröller
Hybrid Visibility Compositing and Masking for Illustrative Rendering
Computers & Graphics, (34):361-369, 2010. [Preprint]
Journal Paper (without talk)
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