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AVI 2010

Advanced Visual Interfaces

International Working Conference
in cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI,
May 25-29, 2010 - Rome, Italy

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25th May - Workshops

26-28 May - Conference

29th May - Tutorials

Invited speakers

Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz (26th May)

Advanced Visual Analytics Interfaces

Advanced visual interfaces, like the ones found in information visualization, intend to offer a view on abstract data spaces to enable users to make sense of them. By mapping data to visual representations and providing interactive tools to explore and navigate, it is possible to get an understanding of the data and possibly discover new knowledge. With the advent of modern data collection and analysis technologies, the direct visualization of data starts to show its limitations due to limited scalability in terms of volumes and to the complexity of required analytical reasoning. Many analytical problems we encounter today require approaches that go beyond pure analytics or pure visualization. Visual analytics provides an answer to this problems by advocating a tight integration between automatic computation and interactive visualization, proposing a more holistic approach. In this paper, we argue for Advanced Visual Analytics Interfaces (AVAIs), visual interfaces in which neither the analytics nor the visualization needs to be advanced in itself but where the synergy between automation and visualization is in fact advanced. We offer a detailed argumentation around the needs and challenges of AVAIs and provide several examples of this type of interfaces.


Pat Lynch,Yale University (28th May)

Aesthetics and Trust: Visual Decisions About Web Pages

Eyetracking studies seem to suggest that users do not look at large expressive graphics on web pages, as seen in the relatively few gaze fixations such graphics attract from users in task-driven eyetracking studies. However, many studies show that users react in very fast important ways to the overall design of web pages, and that such reactions have a profound effect on user’s judgments of the usability, aesthetic merit, and trustworthiness of web page designs.


Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft (27th May)

Architecting Next-Generation User Interfaces

Emerging technologies provide platforms for new devices, applications, and user interfaces. These technologies have shown potential in early research, but their true utility and measures of success lie in their ability to reflect and enhance the capabilities of the people who use them. My research seeks to address this problem by thoroughly examining and understanding humans, hardware, and software to create tools that enable users in new ways and meet real needs. In this talk, I will discuss both sides of the coin: the potential, and the limitations of emerging input technologies that require fundamentally different user interface designs to realize their full utility. With particular focus on the area of multi-touch and surface computing, I will describe how leveraging and mirroring human motor, cognitive, and social abilities and needs can produce interfaces that are both learnable and enabling of high bandwidth communication between the user and the computer. Further, such leverage and reflection also ensures that the resulting tools solve real problems and enable their users in ways that a traditional mouse-based user interface do not.


Exhibition Trip  (Wednesday evening, 26th May)

Corot, Monet, Sisley e Pissarro in Rome
The masters of impressionism at Vittoriano

Conference Dinner (Thursday night, 27th May)



Wednesday, May 26th          
8:00 - 9:00 Conference Registration        
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction to AVI 2010        
9:15 - 10:30 Invited Talk          
Session Chair: Giuseppe Santucci      
Advanced Visual Analytics Interfaces          
Daniel Keim, University of Konstance, Germany      
Today's special: Demos and posters of the day      
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break          
11:00 - 12:40 Session 1: Visual Analytics        
Session Chair: Enrico Bertini          
Paper | A new Weaving Technique for Handling Overlapping Regions  
Martin Luboschik, Axel Radloff, Heidrun Schumann      
University of Rostock, Germany          
Paper | Wakame: Sense Making of Multi-Dimensional Spatial-Temporal Data  
Clifton Forlines, Kent Wittenburg        
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc., USA      
Paper | Finding Business Information by Visualizing Enterprise Document Activity
Xiaoyu Wang*°, Eric Bier°, Bill Janssen°        
* UNC Charlotte, USA          
° Palo Alto Research Center          
Paper | Visual quality metrics and human perception: an initial study on 2D projections of large 
multidimensional data          
Andrada Tatu*, Peter Bak*, Enrico Bertini*, Daniel Keim*, Joern Schneidewind°
*University of Konstanz, Germany        
°Telefonica o2 Business, Intelligence Center, Muenchen    
12:40 - 14:10 Lunch Break          
14:10 - 15:15 Session 2: Visual interaction  I      
Session Chair: Paolo Bottoni          
Paper | iChase: Supporting Exploration and Awareness of Editing Activities on Wikipedia
Nathalie Henry Riche*, Bongshin Lee*, Fanny Chevalier°    
*Microsoft Research, USA          
°Microsoft-INRIA joint center, Université Paris Sud, France    
Paper | A Visual Tool for Using Design Patterns as Pattern Languages  
Paloma Díaz*, Ignacio Aedo*, Mary Beth Rosson°, John M. Carroll°  
*Universidad Carlos III, Spain          
°Pennsylvania State University, USA        
Short Paper | Gameplay on a Multitouch Screen to Foster Learning about Historical Sites
Carmelo Ardito; Maria Costabile; Rosa Lanzilotti      
Università di Bari, Italia          
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break          
15:45 - 16:50 Session 3: Visual interaction II      
Session Chair: Aaron Quigley          
Paper | Exploring the Design Space of Multiscale 3D Orientation    
James McCrae*, Michael Glueck°,Tovi Grossman°, Azam Khan°, Karan Singh*
* University of Toronto, Canada          
° Autodesk Research, Canada          
Short Paper | Task-Driven Service Discovery and Selection    
Kyriakos Kritikos, Fabio Paternò        
Short Paper | Towards an Environment for Designing and Evaluating Multimedia Art Guides
Augusto Celentano, Renzo Orsini, Fabio Pittarello      
Universita' Ca' Foscari, Venezia Italy        
Short Paper | 3-D Interaction with a Large Wall Display using Transparent Markers
Akito Hyakutake, Koichiro Ozaki, Kris Makoto Kitani, Hideki Koike  
University of Electro-Communications, Japan      
17:30  Exhibition "Da Corot a Monet. Sinfonia della Natura"     
19:00 Welcome Cocktail          


Posters scheduled on Wednesday, May 26th
Visual, In-place Data Flow Modeling
Uwe Jugel
SAP Research Center, Germany
A Design Pattern Language for Accessible Web Sites
Daniela Fogli*, Loredana Parasiliti Provenza*, Cristian Bernareggi°
*Università di Brescia, Italy
°Università di Milano, Italy
An architecture and a visual interface for tagging the 3D Web 
Fabio Pittarello
Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italia
MetroNG: Multimodal Interactive Scheduling Interface
David Bednárek, Jiˇrí Dokulil, Jakub Yaghob, Filip Zavoral
Charles University in Prague, Czech Rep.
Adjustable context adaptations for user interfaces at run-time
Veit Schwartze, Marco Blumendorf, Sahin Albayrak
DAI-Labor, TU-Berlin, Germany
Power and Energy Visualisation for Micro-Management of Household Electricity Consumption
Paul Monigatti, Mark Apperley, Bill Rogers
University of Waikato, New Zeland


Demos scheduled on Wednesday, May 26th
BrainyHand: A Wearable Computing Device without HMD and It’s Interaction Techniques
Emi Tamaki, Takashi Miyak, Jun Rekimoto      
The University of Tokyo, Japan        
Interacting Annotations in MADCOW 2.0      
Danilo Avola, Paolo Bottoni, Stefano Levialdi, Emanuele Panizzi    
Sapiena, University of Rome, Italy      
Don’t Touch Me: multi-user annotations on a map in large display environments  
Andrea Bellucci, Alessio Malizia, Paloma Diaz, Ignacio Aedo    
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain      




Thursday, May 27th            
9:00 - 10:15 Invited Talk          
Session Chair: Kent Wittemburg          
Architecting Next-Generation User Interfaces          
Daniel Wigdor, Microsoft, USA          
Today's special: Demos and posters of the day      
10:15 - 10:40 Coffee Break          
10:40 - 12:35 Session 4: Visual Interaction & Collaboartion         
Session Chair: Stuart Card          
Paper | Designing A Cross-channel Information Management Tool For Workers in Enterprise Task Forces
Gregorio Convertino, Sanjay Kairam, Lichan Hong, Bongwon Suh, Ed Chi  
Palo Alto Research Center, USA        
Paper | CompUTE: A Runtime Infrastructure for Device Composition  
Jakob Bardram*, Christina Fuglsang°, Simon Pedersen"    
*IT University of Copenhagen, DK        
°Systematic Software Engineering, DK        
"Miracle A/S, DK            
Paper | Design TeamMate: A Platform to Support Design Activities of Small Teams
Jean-Bernard Martens*, Frans Parthesius°, Berke Atasoy*    
*Eindhoven University of Technology, NL        
Paper | Complete Fashion Coordinator: A support system for capturing and selecting daily clothes with social network.
Hitomi Tsujita, Koji Tsukada, Keisuke Kambara, Itiro Siio    
Ochanomizu University, Japan          
Short paper | User Requirements for a Web Based Spreadsheet-Mediated Collaboration  
Athula Ginige*, Luca Paolino°, Monica Sebillo°, Richa Shirodkar*, Giuliana Vitiello°
* University of Western Sidney          
° University of Salerno          
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch Break          
14:00 - 15:40 Session 5: Controlled studies      
Session Chair: Giuliana Vitiello          
Paper | Lift-and-Drop: Crossing Boundaries in a Multi-Display Environment by Airlift
Thomas Bader*, Asrid Heck°, Jürgen Beyerer°      
*Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany      
°Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany          
Paper | Knotty Gestures: Subtle traces to support interactive use of paper  
Theophanis Tsandilas*, Wendy Mackay°        
*IRIT, Université Paul-Sabatier          
°INRIA, LRI, Université Paris-Sud        
Paper | Supporting menu design with radial layouts      
Krystian Samp and Stefan Decker        
National University of Ireland, Galway        
Short Paper | Structured Laser Pointer: Enabling Wrist-Rolling Movements as a New Interactive Dimension
Yongqiang Qin,Yuanchun Shi, Hao Jiang, Chun Yu      
Tsinghua University, China          
Short Paper | The effect of stereoscopy and motion cues on 3D interpretation task performance
Boris W. van Schooten*, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk*, Elena Zudilova-Seinstra°, Avan Suinesiaputra", Johan H.C. Reiber"
*University of Twente, NL          
°University of Amsterdam, NL          
"LUMC, Leiden University, NL          
15:40 - 16:05 Coffee Break          
16:05 - 17:20 Session 6: Interfaces to go      
Session Chair: Augusto Celentano          
Paper | Wavelet Menus on Handheld Devices: Stacking Metaphor for Novice Mode and Eyes-Free Selection for Expert Mode
Jérémie Francone*,  Gilles Bailly°,  Eric Lecolinet°, Nadine Mandran*, Laurence Nigay*
*University of Grenoble 1, France        
°TELECOM ParisTech, CNRS LTCI France        
Paper | Text entry for mobile devices using ad-hoc abbreviation    
Stefano Pini, Sangmok Han, David R. Wallace      
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA      
Paper | Bimanual Handheld Mixed Reality Interfaces for Urban Planning  
Markus Sareika, Dieter Schmalstieg        
Graz University of Technology, AT        
17:20 - 18:35 Session 7: Evaluation        
Session Chair: Emanuele Panizzi          
Paper | An Heuristic Set for Evaluation in Information Visualization  
Camilla Forsell, Jimmy Johansson        
Linköping University, Sweden          
Paper | GPS and Road Map Navigation: The Case for a Spatial Framework for Semantic Information
Ginette Wessel*, Caroline Ziemkiewicz°, Remco Chang°, Eric Sauda°  
*UC Berkeley, USA            
°UNC Charlotte, USA            
Paper | Implied Dynamics in Information Visualization      
Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Robert Kosara        
°UNC Charlotte, USA            
20:30 Gala Dinner            


Posters scheduled on Thursday, May 27th
An infrastructure for creating graphical indicators of the learner profile by mashing up different source
Luca Mazzola, Riccardo Mazza
USI - Università della Svizzera italiana, CH
Synchronous cooperation and visualization for social bookmarking systems
Maxime Collomb, Mountaz Hascoët
Univ. Montpellier II, France
Creating A Virtual Archery Experience
Sebastian Göbel, Christian Geiger, Christin Heinze, Dionysios Marinos
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
A Multi-Layered Aesthetical Web-portal Interface for Governmental Integration Issues
Linn Gustavsson Christiernin, Anneli Martin
University West, Sweden
3D Attentional Maps - Aggregated Gaze Visualizations in Three-Dimensional Virtual Environments
Sophie Stellmach*, Lennart Nacke°, Raimund Dachselt*
*Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
°University of Saskatchewan, USA
Enhanced Navigation and Focus on TileBars with Barycenter Heuristic-based Reordering
VinhTuan Thai, Siegfried Handschuh
National University of Ireland, Ireland
Doughnut Crumbs: Visual Navigation for Data Hierarchies
Teruhiko Teraoka
Yahoo Japan Corporation, Japan


Demos scheduled on Thursday, May 27th

Visual Analysis of Financial Crimes

Emilio Di Giacomo, Walter Didimo, Giuseppe Liotta, Pietro Palladino      
University of Perugia            
Experience with Interactive Multimedia Art Guides      
Giuseppe Barbieri, Augusto Celentano, Valeria Finocchi, Marek Maurizio, Renzo Orsini, Fabio Pittarello
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy        




Friday, May 28th                    
9:00 - 10:15 Invited Talk                  
Session Chair: Tiziana Catarci                  
Aesthetics and Trust: Visual Decisions About Web Pages            
Patrich Lynch, Yale University, USA                
Today's special: Demos and posters of the day              
10:15 - 10:40 Coffee Break                  
10:40 - 12:20 Session 8: Infovis                
Session Chair: Robert Spence                  
Paper | MIAOW: A 3D Image Browser Applying a Location- and Time-Based Hierarchical Data Visualization Technique  
Ai Gomi, Takayuki Itoh                  
Ochanomizu University                  
Paper | An automatic generation of metro-like maps to display Flight Routes for Air Traffic Controllers: structure and color optimization
Christophe Hurter*"^, Mathieu Serrurier°, Roland Alonso°^, Gilles Tabart*"^, Jean-Luc Vinot*"^      
*ENAC, France                    
°RPDMP-IRIT, France                  
"IHCS-IRIT, France                    
^DSNA/DTI/R&D, France                  
Paper | Tracing Genealogical Data with TimeNets              
Nam Wook Kim, Stuart K. Card, Jeffrey Heer              
Stanford University, USA                  
Short Paper | Video abstraction and detection of anomalies by tracking movements        
Paolo Buono, Adalberto L. Simeone                
Università di Bari, Italy                  
Short Paper | Setting the Bar for Set-Valued Attributes            
Kent Wittenburg                    
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc., USA              
12:40 - 14:10 Lunch Break                  
14:10 - 15:25 Session 9: Interaction                
Session Chair: Laura Tarantino                  
Paper | Multi-Con: Exploring Graphs by Fast Switching among Multiple Contexts        
Ying Tu                      
The Ohio State University, USA                  
Paper | PAC-PAC: Pinching Gesture Recognition for Tabletop Entertainment System        
Kentaro Fukuchi*, Toshiki Sato°, Haruko Mamiya°, Hideki Koike°            
*Meiji University, Japan                  
°The University of Electro-Communications, Japan              
Short Paper | Social Robots and ECAs for Accessing Smart Environments Services        
Berardina De Carolis, Irene Mazzotta, Nicole Novielli, Sebastiano Pizzutilo          
University of Bari, Italy                  
15:25 - 15:55 Coffee Break                  
15:55 - 17:00 Session 10: Interface design              
Session Chair: Paolo Buono                  
Paper | Comic Engine                  
Hiroaki Tobita                    
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, Japan              
Paper | Jelly: A Multi-Device Design Environment for Managing Consistency Across Devices      
Jan Meskens, Kris Luyten, Karin Coninx                
Hasselt University, Belgium                  
Short Paper | A Reflex in Eye-Hand Coordination for Calibrating Coordinates of a Tabletop Display      
Makio Ishihara*, Yukio Ishihara°, Japan                
*Fukuoka Institute of Technology                
°Nichibei Denshi Co., Ltd., Japan                
17:00-18:00 Panel : Visual Analytics: people at the heart of data                    
18:00 Closing Remarks & AVI 2012 presentation              


Posters scheduled on Friday, May 28th
Gestures as a "Creation" Mechanism for Tabletop Interfaces
Mohammed Belatar,  François Coldefy
France Telecom R&D – Orange Labs, France
Deep Diffs: Visually Exploring the History of a Document
Ross Shannon*, Aaron Quigley°, Paddy Nixon
*UCD Dublin, Ireland
°University of Tasmania, Australia
Wheels of Web - Visual User Interface
Sravanthi Kollukuduru, Kamalakar Karlapalem
Improving the Performance and Usability for Visual Menu Interface on Mobile Computer
Yaohua Yu, Zhengjie Liu
Dalian Maritime University, China
EVEREVIS: Event Recognizer in Video Scenes
Rodrigo Oliveira, Fillipe Souza, Tiago Cunha, Júlia Oliveira, Arnaldo Araújo
UFMG, Brasil
Showtime: increasing viewer understanding of animated data structures
Ross Shannon*, Aaron Quigley°, Paddy Nixon
*UCD Dublin, Ireland
°University of Tasmania, Australia
Virtual-ICSI: A Visual-Haptic Interface for Virtual Training in Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
A.F. Abate*, M. Nappi*, S.Ricciardi*, G. Tortora*, S. Levialdi°, M. De Marsico°
*University of Salerno, Italy
°Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy


Demos scheduled on Friday, May 28th


EnforManga: Interactive Comic Creation with Deformation        
Hiroaki Tobita              
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan        
Advanced Brain computer interface for communication and control        
F. Aloise*, F. Schettini*, P. Aricò*, L. Bianchi*°, A. Riccio*, M. Mecella^, F. Babiloni*^, D. Mattia°, F. Cincotti*
*Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Roma, Italy        
° University OF Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy          
^ Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy