for the 19th International CODATA Conference

Berlin, Germany — 7-10 November 2004

CODATA Course on Information Visualization

CODATA website

CODATA 2004 Proceedings Index
Data Archiving
Data Quality
Data Visualization
Environmental Informatics
Gas Hydrates
Infoscience Today
Knowledge Discovery
Multi-disciplinary Data Projects
Open Scientific Communications
Publication and Citation of Scientific Data
Scientific Data for Economic Development
Scientific Informatics in EurAsia
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Submission/Publication Guidelines

Organization Committees
The International Scientific Program Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee
The Local Organization Committee

Scientific Program
Program at a Glance
Final Detailed Program Book [large pdf file - you may want to right-click and save to your computer]
General Information About the Program


CODATA Course on Information Visualization
Sunday, 7 November from 9 AM to 4PM

At the Hotel Steglitz, Albrechstrasse 2
Berlin-Steglitz, Germany.
Tel: +49(0) 30 - 790 050 Fax: +49(0) 30 - 790 05550
Email :

Dr. Nahum Gershon, MITRE, USA <>
Dr. Jean-Jacques Royer, CNRS, Nancy, France <>
Prof. Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, Germany <>
Prof. Koji Okamoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan <>

The course will give the participants a working knowledge of effective visualization approaches for presenting information and data. Visual representation of information requires merging of data visualization methods, computer graphics, design, and imagination. In contrast with scientific data, i.e. spatially or geometrically based data, information spaces are more abstract and different from physical data spaces and thus require different visualization approaches. The course will cover various types of data and information, browsing and searching, large document collections, and small and large databases. The attendees will learn how to make sense of data and information with visualization. Practical applications will be illustrated using specific case studies. The course highlights the process of producing effective visualizations, making sense of information, taking users' needs into account, and illustrating good practical visualization procedures in specific case studies.

More specifically, the course will cover the following topics:

  • What is visualization including examples driving research and development
  • Visualization basics
  • Perceptual basis of information visualization
  • 3D visualization and visualization of spatial data and information
  • Case studies including scientific data applications (e.g., visualization of geological data, flow visualization) and Web visualization methods
  • Conclusions and a round table discussion on how to make visualization work in your environment.

Course Fee: 65 Euro (including one-day course, course material, refreshments and lunch)

AGENDA for the CODATA Course on Information Visualization

Sunday, November 7, 2004 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
At Hotel Steglitz, Albrechstrasse 2, Berlin-Steglitz, Germany

9:00 - 9:30 AM Introduction by Dr. Nahum Gershon, MITRE, USA
9:30 - 11:00 AM 3D Visualization and Examples by Dr. Jean-Jacques Royer, CNRS, Nancy, France
11:00 - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 - 12:30 PM Pixel-based Information Visualization Techniques for Exploring
Large Databases
by Prof. Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, Germany
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM Information Visualization by Dr. Nahum Gershon, MITRE, USA
3:00-3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM Quantitative Visualization for Invisible Flow by Prof. Koji Okamoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
4:30-5:30 PM Discussion (instructors & audience) How to Go About Visualization in Your Area & Organization




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