June 23, 2016;
From June 6
th to 10
th, researchers, practitioners, and industry partners met in Groningen (Netherlands) at
the visualization symposium
EuroVis 2016 to exchange about
their current developments, visions, and ideas for future trends in all areas of visualization.
During these five days, the participants of this international symposium – among them a group of
SFB-TRR 161 scientists – discussed their newest results and challenges.
Alexander Jäger, PhD student in
project INF of SFB-TRR 161
University of Konstanz, presented the
Lessons on Combining Topology
and Geography — Visual Analytics for Electrical Outage Management with a new idea that might
help operators of electical networks to eliminate electrical power outages. This collaborative work
with Daniel Keim (head of TRR
project A03) from the
University of Konstanz, Sebastian Mittelstädt from Siemens AG, and Daniela Oelke, Sonja Sander,
Axel Platz and Gies Bouwman from Alliander Netherlands, got a special attention by the community
and was honored by the reviewers with the Best Paper Award of
EuroVA – an EuroVis workshop on Visual Analytics.
Moreover, the SFB-TRR 161 supported the keynote of
EuroVA by Prof. Sara Irina Fabrikant with the
Moving Visual Analytics of
Movement. As head of the Geography Department at the University of Zurich (UZH) and of the
Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis Group (GIVA), Prof. Fabrikant presented her
ongoing empirical research on their way to establish usable and useful geovisual analytics
tools for the increasingly mobile information society.