CGiV2014 – 11th International Conference
Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization
6 - 8 August 2014

Nanyang Executive Centre | Nanyang Technological University  Singapore ● 


Keynotes Lectures:

1.    Visualization of Temporal Patterns

Prof. Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba, Japan


2.    Visulalisation: Simplicty versus Complexity

Dr Remo Aslak Burkhard, Managing Director of the Future Cities Laboratory


3.   Tracking the Eye, Tracking the Mind

Prof Jian J Zhang and Dr Jian Chang, Computer Graphics at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK


4.   3D Digital Model of City

Prof. Ebad Banissi, Department of Informatics, London South Bank University, UK




Visualization of Temporal Patterns

Kazuo Misue

University of Tsukuba, Japan


Huge number of events occur everyday, for example visiting web pages, tweeting something, buying something, taking photos, going to hospital, etc. Many kinds of these events are being recorded as log data. A temporal pattern is a set of timestamps that accompany events. Temporal patterns include many kinds of valuable information and suggest tendencies of human activities, occurrences of accidents, etc. Therefore, it is important to identify remarkable features of temporal patterns in event data. There are a lot of methods to represent time-oriented data. However, it is difficult to observe many temporal patterns because most naive methods require certain area to visualize a temporal pattern. I proposed a space-efficient technique to represent temporal patterns. By using this technique, we can simultaneously visualize many event groups and easily compare their occurrence patterns. In my talk, I will introduce the technique and want to discuss its potential and limitations. 


Short Biography

Text Box:  Kazuo Misue received a BSc and an MSc, both from Tokyo University of Science. He received a PhD in engineering from the University of Tokyo. He is currently an Associate Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His current research interests are information visualization, automatic graph drawing, and visual interfaces. Misue authored a well-known journal paper about mental map preservation. His work includes drawing compound digraphs, magnetic spring model, anchored maps, ChronoView, etc. For more information, please see

MA: MIT Press.





Visulalisation: Simplicity versus Complexity

Remo Aslak Burkhard

Managing Director


Are you writing a research proposal and wish to know, which areas of visualization research will be funded? Are you considering to found a start-up company to sell your visualization tool but wonder whether you will get rich? A lot has been said about the huge potential of visualization. In this talk the presenter will share a self-critical analysis of his successes and failures of using visualizations and describe visualisation dilemmas.


The presenter has been working for more than 15 years as a researcher and entrepreneur in the various fields of visualization research and application. He initiated the discussion on knowledge visualization, founded a visualization company (, successfully secured research grants (e.g. for and recently built up as Managing Director the Future Cities Laboratory ( It is a leading research centre with more than 100 full time researchers and where visualizations and simulations play a key role.


Short Biography

Text Box:  Dr. Remo Burkhard has built up ETH Singapore SEC Ltd and it’s Future Cities Laboratory to a leading research institute with 140 researchers. Before he established a leading Knowledge Management Consultancy at the University of St. Gallen and after that he built up the chair of Information Architecture at ETH Zurich. As serial entrepreneur he has founded and established the company vasp datatecture GmbH with operations in Switzerland and Singapore. His areas of expertise are Management Innovations, Knowledge Visualization, Computer Simulation and Information Architecture, Software Development, Graphical User Interface, Information Management, Value Lab, Intellectual Property Innovations. He is a keynote speaker in Europe and Asia. He wrote his PHD thesis in knowledge visualization and complexity management at ETH Zurich. Remo Burkhard has written over 30 scientific publications and organized several large conferences. Headquarter operations are located in Switzerland and Singapore. In short, Remo Burkhard is dedicated to bottom-line results and combines visionary thinking and pragmatic problem solving while combining the best of academia and industry.





Tracking the Eye, Tracking the Mind

Jian J Zhang & Jian Chang

Computer Graphics at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK


 ‘The eyes are the window to the soul’. The ability to capture the eye movement and focus leads to deeper insight into human psychology and opens a door for new research findings in many disciplines including neuroscience, psychological studies, human factors, marketing, and needless to say computer science and HCI.

By studying the eye movement patterns as a series of eye fixations (short stops) and saccades, researchers are able to reveal useful information and hidden facts related to humans’ complex behaviour and psychological cues in conducting different tasks. Not only does it help us to understand human mental activities, but also to provide a new dimension for the next generation of human-computer interface and related products, which are of practical value in many fascinating applications, both in science/engineering and in the digital entertainment sector.


Short Biography

Text Box:  Jian J Zhang is Professor of Computer Graphics at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK and leads the Computer Animation Research Centre. His research focuses on a number of topics relating to the technology of 3D virtual human simulation and animation. He is also interested in graphics applications such as virtual reality and medical visualisation. Some of his research achievements were widely reported by various international news organisations, such as Newscientist and MIT Technology Review.

Prof Zhang has chaired numerous international conferences and serves the editorial boards for a number of international journals. He has given over 30 invited and keynote presentations internationally.

Prof Zhang is one of the two founders of the UK’s Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) whose remit includes computer animation, computer games and computer visualisation. The CDE has been granted over £10 million (pounds) research funding by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK.


Text Box:  Dr. Chang is a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), Bournemouth University, UK and received his PhD degree in computer graphics at the NCCA in 2007.

Dr Chang has produced 40 peer reviewed publications and his research has focused on a number of topics relating to physically-based simulation/animation, digital human modelling, haptic modelling and eye-tracking. He has been specialised in modelling the deformation of various objects, from soft bodies to car crash. One of his main achievements in this area is to develop the mesh-free computation technique for graphical applications where only points are used to compute the deformation, which is advantageous over the traditional methods where volumetric discretization is necessary.

Dr Chang has secured a large amount of research funding from European Commission and UK funding organisations. He currently plays an active role in several externally funded projects.




3D Digital Model of City

Prof. Ebad Banissi, Department of Informatics, London South Bank University, UK


This paper presents concepts and methods to develop digital 3D city model from photography. The aim of current research is to create an effective approach of modelling city with huge amount of complex architectures. Taking advantage of advanced photogrammetry and High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) technology, high quality ground details can be mapped to GIS datasets and the accurate 3D information can be explored. We describe a technique to triangulate (mesh) polygonal surface for creating 3D visual objects. The technique provides high quality and accuracy for the creation of geographic objects. Also, we introduce the method to improve visualization performance by means of rectification and optimization. Finally, we discuss the data management of 3D city model.


Short Biography

Dr. Ebad Banissi is a professor of Computer Graphics and Visualisation in the Department of Informatics at London South Bank University where he heads the Visualisation and Graphics Research Unit. He has a PhD in Computer Graphics from the Brunel University, and has published widely in Computer Graphics, computer visualization.  He has been principle investigator in number of industry based research projects.  He is founder of the International forum on Information Visualization Which is held in Europe and  has served at its chair since its inception some 15 years ago as well as the International conference on computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation that promote this subject theme around South Pacific region.










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