IEEE Visualization '97

Saturday, October 18, 1997

Contact the workshop organizer for workshop registration information and fees.

Workshop on Issues in the Integration of Data Mining and Data Visualization

Saturday, October 18,1997

Georges Grinstein, The MITRE Corporation

Data Visualization deals with the effective portrayal of data with a goal towards insight about the data. Typically, the data is of high volume, multidimensional in nature, and does not lend itself to easy display. The data is also often non-spatial and temporal in nature.

Data visualization software systems are very popular with end-user domain scientists who require visual tools to explore and analyze their data. These visual tools however are used strictly as output of the exploration process and have received much attention whereas the input issues to the exploration process still have not. The knowledge-discovery-in-databases (KDD) community looks at visualization as a back-end of the exploration process; the visualization community looks at KDD and analytic methods also as applications to generate displays. However visualization can be used as input to KDD and analytic tools; it can also be used to support computational steering. This workshop will continue the discussions started at the first two workshop and focus on these and other issues that make a case for integrating KDD and visualization technologies.

Participation is limited to 20 people.

Two previous Workshops (Siggraph '90 and Visualization '91) have dealt with areas such as high-level requirements for data structures and access software, and data visualization environments. The first and second workshop on Database Issues for Data Visualization held in 1993 and 1995 explored the fundamental issues. A number of experimental, prototype, and research systems were presented. The second workshop also saw a beginning interest with data mining and visualization integration. This trend so significant in the commercial sector today is in its infancy.

Position Statements and papers are welcome on the following issues as they relate to KDD and data visualization integration - we would like to keep discussions focused on the end result, which is improving the integration of data mining and knowledge discovery systems with visualization:

- Requirements Visualization places on Knowledge Discovery Systems

- Data Models and Access Structures

- Modeling the User - Tasks

- Processes

- Support Issues

- Advanced User Interfaces for Data Mining

- Visual Languages for Data Mining

- System Integration Issues

- Computational Steering for Data Mining

- Distributed, Heterogeneous Data Set Issues

- Data and Computation Sharing

- Examples of Integrated Systems

- Applications of Integrated Systems

The Workshop format allows for the formal presentation of the papers in the morning session (accepted papers will be included in preprints). These presentations are designed to serve as catalysts for discussion. In addition, there will be a few invited papers, summaries of the first part of the KDD'97 workshop, and several afternoon subgroup discussion sessions. Participants will have an opportunity to edit and resubmit their papers for possible post-workshop publication.

Papers (and position papers to be expanded for final publication) are solicited that present research results in the integration of data mining and visualization. Papers should be limited to 5,000 words and may be accompanied by NTSC video. These should describe some original research on the particular subject, and how that research fits in with the overall theme of the workshop. Proper references should be cited. Position Statements (1-2 pages) are also accepted. Position Papers might preceed a longer paper to be given at the Workshop. Deadline for paper submissions is September 15, 1997.

This call for papers is also available via WWW: URL:

Submissions may be post-mailed to: Georges Grinstein, Institute for Visualization and Perception Research, University of Massachusetts at Low= ell, Lowell MA 01854 - USA. Hard Copy: 2 copies of original, double spaced.

Email or call with specific requests to Georges Grinstein,, 508-934-3627, Andreas Wierse,, +49-711-685-5796 or Usama Fayyad,, 206-703-1528

Workshop on PC-Based Visualization and Computer Graphics

Saturday, October 18, 1997

Bill Ribarsky,Georgia Institute of Technology

This full-day workshop will examine the exciting possibilities and massive new markets that will result from the wide availability of interactive 3D graphics on PCs. Already consumers can buy 3D graphics accelerators for their home computers, and Intel estimates that by the year 2000, 80% of all PCs will have 3D graphics. What is to be done with this enormous increase in the availability of computer graphics to the consumer? What tools and applications will be needed? It may be that applications that are now minor or non-existent could become dominant in the coming years. How will we address the concurrent growth in the visualization of non-scientific data, and how will burgeoning areas such as the Web be affected by the wide availability of 3D computer graphics? A key question is: the PC is ubiquitous, 3D graphics is about to become ubiquitous, can we make visualization ubiquitous, too? This workshop will address these and other issues.

We plan to have invited participants from the computer and software industries and from academia. In addition we will select a limited number of additional participants for discussions and possible presentations. If you would like to participate, please submit a 1-2 page position paper by September 1, 1997 to the contact above.

To insure the widest possible dissemination of workshop discussions, a report on its activities will appear in IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. In addition the report will be posted on the TCCG Web page. Finally, we will decide at the workshop whether to have a full symposium with refereed papers and a published proceedings at a future Visualization conference. For workshop attendees, this will be an opportunity to get involved early in establishing and running this symposium.