Swiss Informatics Society

Special Interest Group

on Information Systems


DBTA Workshop on Information Visualisation

16:30-18:00 Wednesday 7 December 2011
The workshop will be followed by an apero.

ETH Zurich
ML F 34, Sonneggstrasse 3, Zurich

The widespread adoption of information systems naturally leads to an increased number of applications in the context of complex domains. Such systems manage increasingly complex and large amounts of information. Consequently, developers are faced with novel challenges including the design of support for more effective and efficient ways of visualising, browsing and retrieving information.

The goal of this workshop is to present state-of-the-art approaches for information visualisation and their application supporting novel forms of interactions with information systems. Three presentations will be given from speakers with academic as well as industrial backgrounds.


Visual Analytics: Integrating Computational Methods and Interactive Visualization to Cope with Challenging Data Analysis Tasks
Enrico Bertini, University of Constance
Dr. Enrico Bertini is a member of the data analysis and visualization group led by Prof. Daniel A. Keim at the University of Konstanz. He will present an overview of the work in the group, which includes innovative analysis methods, visualizations and how both can be combined to develop novel interfaces.

The Process Behind a Data Visualization
Benjamin Wiederkehr, Interactive Things
Benjamin Wiederkehr is the co-founder and managing director of Interactive Things. He is a senior interaction designer with expertise in both design and implementation of user interfaces. Moreover, he is an editor at Datavisualization.ch, a news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics. Benjamin Wiederkehr will present their approach and experiences in designing data visualisations and novel user interfaces.

Using Synchronised Tag Clouds for Browsing Data Collections
Stefania Leone, ETH Zurich
Stefania Leone is a member of the Global Information Systems group at ETH Zurich and Alexandre de Spindler is a lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. They will present past and ongoing work on using tag clouds to support novel forms of browsing data and interacting with information systems.


There is no charge to attend the workshop, but registration is required to help with catering arrangements. If you would like to register please send an email to despindler@inf.ethz.ch before 30 November 2011.

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