This year IEEE VIS was held in Europe (Paris) for the first time. giCentre researchers made contributions throughout the week.
VIS kicked off with a series workshops. Rafael Henkin presented an entry to the VAST Challenge that was given an Honourable Mention and Natalie and Gennady Andrienko presented an award winning entry using their Semantic Spaces methodology. Roger Beecham delivered a paper on Map Line-ups at the DECISIVe workshop, Cagatay Turkay presented at a workshop on Visualization for Predictive Analytics and Jason Dykes co-lead a workshop on the Future of Vis.
During the conference itself, giCentre researchers were involved in four paper presentations: Attribute Signatures, an approach to analysing multivariate data; Stenomaps, a new technique for simplified representations of spatial data; Perceptually Uniform Motion Space, a study of factors that affect motion perception; and a Multi-channel Approach to Data Visualization, which reflects on four years of collaborative design and analysis with colleagues at TfL. In addition, Sarah Goodwin presented a well-received poster on Multivariate Correlation and having been papers chair in 2012 and 2013, Jason chaired this year's IEEE Information Visualization conference.
As well as enjoying some Parisian gastronomy, the conference culminated with a bike ride around Paris and its hinterlands.