VISREG – Visual Summarization and Report Generation:
Beyond Scatter-Plots and Bar-Charts
Visit our Workshop at VIS 2018!
Monday, October 22nd, 09:00am - 12:40am
An exploratory analysis of large and complex data, often consisting of different heterogeneous datasets, is a challenging task.
Visual summarization of data can be employed to assess the most important aspects of the data, and to get a concise overview of the available attributes.
Such visual summaries are often used as a starting point in common overview-first, details-on-demand, settings.
Visual summaries need to be able to combine a lot of different aspects of the data into one concise overview.
They may also be employed as a separate visualization technique to communicate findings to external people.
And last but not least, summaries will in many cases be used in static reports.
In the latter case, visualization designers have to face new interesting challenges, for example, to deal with limited space, and the fact that interaction is not possible in reports.
Approaches for visual summarization have so far mainly been proposed for image galleries, where the main idea is to find a subset of images that describe the gallery best.
There is also a need for data summarization in other domains.
For example, medical practitioners in many cases have to read through long textual reports in order to get an overview of a patient’s anamnesis.
With this proposed workshop we will gather visualization experts working on, or being interested in, the topic of visual summarization and report generation.
We encourage paper submissions presenting solutions for new summarization techniques, and visualization techniques for report generation.
We are also interested in approaches that are already used in practice, or in descriptions of work in progress.
This workshop will take place in a very interactive manner, including paper sessions as well as discussion rounds among the participants.
All together, we will identify interesting research question for the visualization community, and establish a research agenda, to define the topics where visualization can be employed to develop appropriate visual summarizations, which may possibly also be used in static reports.