keynote lectures

CGiV2017 - 14th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization

22 May - 25 May, 2017

Cadi Ayyad University ● Marrakesh ● Morocco ●

http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/cgiv2017/

1.       Visualizing Big Hierarchical Data with CabinetTree

Prof. Kang Zhang, Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

 

2.    The Future of Text Visualization

Richard Brath, Uncharted Software, Canada

 

3.    NanoSat the future of Space & Application

Dr. Mohamed Kayyali, Founder of KSF Space Foundation, UK

---

 

Visualizing Big Hierarchical Data with CabinetTree

Prof. Kang Zhang, Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

 

Abstract

Hierarchical data could essentially be represented as a tree structure and be visualized as a tree. The traditional Treemaps are the most popular among many tree visualization approaches. Most tree visualization approaches, however, have been focused on layout algorithms and paid little attention to other display properties and interactions. Furthermore, the structural information in conventional Treemaps is too implicit for viewers to perceive. This talk will present our recent work on Cabinet Tree, an approach for visualizing big hierarchical data (recently published in Journal of Big Data at http://www.journalofbigdata.com/content/pdf/s40537-015-0022-3.pdf). Cabinet Tree draws branches explicitly to show relational structures, uses a space-optimized layout to maximize space utilization, and adopts coloring and labeling strategies to clearly reveal patterns and contrast different attributes intuitively. Our quantitative evaluations demonstrate that Cabinet Tree achieves good scalability for increased resolutions and big datasets. A usability evaluation in comparison with other approaches also confirms the effectiveness of Cabinet Tree in visualizing hierarchical overview and user exploration.

 

Bio-sketch

Text Box:   Kang Zhang is Professor and Director of Visual Computing Lab, Department of Computer Science, and Professor of Arts and Technology, at the University of Texas at Dallas, and an Adjunct Professor at Tianjin University, China. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1982, Ph.D. from the University of Brighton, UK, in 1990, and Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. Prior to joining UT-Dallas, he held academic positions in the UK, Australia, and China. Dr.Zhang's current research interests include generative art, visual languages, aesthetic computing, managerial aesthetics, and software engineering; and has published over 200 papers in these areas. He has authored and edited six books. Dr Zhang is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Big Data, The Visual Computer, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and International Journal of Advanced Intelligence."

 

 

 

 

---

The Future of Text Visualization

Richard Brath, Uncharted Software, Canada

 

Abstract

Visualization of text has lagged behind the visualization of quantitative data. Text analytics are significantly advancing, but the most famous text visualization is the tag cloud which has many criticisms. One can find inspiration by looking beyond the visualization community: calligraphers, typographers, cartographers, mathematicians, and other fields have long traditions of text supplemented with additional information embedded into formats and layouts. Many of these old techniques can be re-discovered and inform new kinds of text visualizations. These communities can also provide insight into different applications of text and different criteria to evaluate text visualizations. As a result, there is a broad opportunity for innovation in text visualization

 

Bio-sketch

Text Box:  Richard Brath has been involved in the design and development of interactive visualization for the last 25 years. These include the first interactive 3D financial visualization on the web (1996) and other early visualizations; to a wide variety of visualizations in use today by hundreds of thousands of users. Together with David Jonker, Richard published Graph Analysis and Visualization with Wiley books (2015). Richard is a partner at Uncharted Software. He had degrees in both design and software and remains active in visualization research including an in-progress PhD in visualization.

 

 

 

 

 

---

 

NanoSat the future of Space & Application

Dr. Mohamed Kayyali, Founder of KSF Space Foundation, UK

 

Whatever the next generation of space technology towards R&D, industry and commercial applications is, NanoSat would be the leading era for the upcoming decade, over 400NanoSat launched every single year and over 3500 NanoSat will be launched up to 2020, definitely this would reflect the importance of NanoSat era among slot of applications like mining, telecom, mapping, bigdata, tracking, military and much more. What are the most future industries and how they will count on NanoSat and for what sort of applications? What is the next education and vocation strategy to adopt such technology for future career builders and employers?

 

Bio-sketch

Text Box:  Dr. Kayyali, Innovation Management from Harvard University at the HBS, a PhD &M.Sc (WCU), he is IEEE Industrial Officer ,and BCS (British Computer Society) Computer Chartered Scientist & Chartered Fellow by the Royal Science Council of United Kingdome & Awarded ELITE by BCS in U.K., his biography listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and he has patent theory, he has many published conferences & journals papers and

indexed book at the Library of Congress in U.S.A.-, invited as key note speaker by U.N. & European Union’s industry foundations International Conferences, he was a researcher visitor at the University of California- Santa Barbara UCSB, he was CEO at Trust Holding Dubai, held Business Advisor at CMCE Dubai, also he has numbers of business technology management consulting works in Latin America, North Africa, Asia and Middle East, he is vice president of Kuwait & Maroc console Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the CGEM. Currently he is CEO / co-founder of 4D Business Consulting 4dbc.net - a Business Consulting firm founded (a business advisory firm short listed by European Bank of Reconstruction & Developing ebrd.com), founder of ANAhost an ISP company in the U.S.A , founder of Time Business News, President of International Federation of Green ICT and founder of KSF Space a U.K International Space Foundation.

He is specialized in: ICT Program Directing & Management, Technology Business Management Consulting, Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ICT Business Transformation & Integration, Governance and Portfolio Management, Enterprise-wide Change Management, Architecture and Infrastructure Planning, Green ICTand Space Technology & Space Industry

 

 

 

 

| TOP |