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University Shield Gwyddor Cyfrifiadur EuroVis 2014

The Visible Lunch

An Event of the Visual and Interactive Computing Group,
Computer Science Department, Swansea University
in conjunction with

CODAH


The Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities


Date:

Tuesdays

Time:

starting at 12:00

Place:

SURF Room
1st Floor
Fulton House
Swansea University
SA2 8PP

Coordinator(s):

Robert S. Laramee

If you have a talk you'd like to give or an event you would like to take place in conjuction with the Visible Lunch then please contact a coordinator!

Former Co-Coordinator(s):

Tony McLoughlin (2007-2010)
Zhao Geng (2010-2011)
Zhenmin Peng (2009-2011)
Victoria Wang (2010-2011)

Group Link:

Join us on facebook as well.

Poster:

Check out the new Visible Lunch poster! Feel free to hang it up.

Related Links:

Delighted Beauty.org lead by Tom Cheesman

CODAH-the Centre on Digital Adventures in the Humanities

VLunch, Cardiff, Cardiff School of Computer Science,

Past Events:

Visual Computing Day, 2007
Visual Computing Day, 2009
Announcement
The Visible Lunch event aims to bring together researchers at Swansea University (and surroundings) with a common interest in visual computing, i.e., data visualization, computer graphics, computer vision, and related topics. This event encourages informal discussion, open exchange, and personal interaction in order to foster both research directions in visual computing and a sense of local community. Note that this is the only research oriented seminar in the Computer Science Department targeted specifically at students and staff alike. In fact, the majority of the talks are given by Masters and PhD students. The Visible Lunch gives students the (unusual) opportunity to practice their presentation skills. Another unusual feature of the Visible Lunch are the post-talk questions and discussions. The question and discussion period following a presentation is not constrained to the strict five or ten minutes imposed by typical conferences, workshops, or other more formal seminars. The post-presentation discussions at the Visible Lunch often last much longer, e.g., 30 minutes or more, and allow time for a true debate. In fact, this is the only open, uncensored discussion forum offered in the computer science department.

The Visible Lunch is also inter-disciplinary. We have hosted engaging speakers from biology, engineering, industry, psychology, modern languages, earth science, law, as well as other areas of computer science such as human-computer interaction and theory. The Visible Lunch serves as a suitable platform from which to launch inter-disciplinary collaboration.

We also note that the presentation content is of very high quality. 7 practice talks featured at the Visible Lunch have already presented contributions that were chosen as best papers (They are indicated in the program below.). A seventh paper was shortlisted for best paper.

Thanks to Benjamin Spencer and Lyndsey Clarke
		      for providing the photo(s).

The Visual Computing Group Photo, July 2009
Link to more Visible Lunch Photos
The Visual Computing Group Photo, March 2007

Aims
Maybe you are a postgraduate student researching a topic in visual computing and would like to discuss it with your colleagues. Maybe you are working on a problem and would like to find out if anyone else has seen or worked on the same problem. Maybe you have an idea for a new research direction and would like to get someone else's opinion on it. Maybe you have new results you'd like to show your colleagues. Perhaps you have a talk coming up and you'd like to give it a practice run. Or maybe you would just like to find out what other projects colleagues are currently working on. The goal of this event is to provide a regular, casual forum for such discussions and meetings.

Topics for discussion include (but are not limited to):

  • data visualization including scientific and information visualization
  • computer graphics and computer vision
  • visual analytics
  • new (or old) research ideas
  • papers and other research literature
  • problem solving
  • research results
  • conferences and journals
  • dissertations and vivas
  • research proposals
  • presentations
  • special events
  • programming tools
  • Who Should Attend?
    Although the meeting is targeted at researchers in the Visual and Interactive Computing Group, post-graduates and staff, the event is open to anyone. For example, undergraduates who are thinking about writing an MRes or PhD in visual computing may want to attend in order to get an idea of what writing such a degree is like. A theoretical computer scientist might want to attend in order to come up with a visual representation of their idea(s). There are certainly mathematicians doing visualization. HCI researchers might discover one of the many human-centered research topics in visual computing. Indeed some of the world's most famous HCI researchers attend the premier visualization conferences every year.

    Why Lunch?
    No one has the time to attend yet another seminar, lecture, or similar event, however, every sensible, healthy person finds the time to eat lunch. Therefore the Visual Lunch event attempts to combine the interests of: (1) eating, (2) research, and (3) time management. Please remember to bring your lunch with you.

    Special Visible Lunch Events
    [257]   Thurs 2 Feb '17, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Naif Alharbi,
    Biological, Molecular and Shape Visualization Conference Report Part VII, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [256]   Thurs 19 Jan '17, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Mohammed Alharbi,
    Textual Data Conference Report Part VI, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [255]   Thurs 19 Jan '17, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Liam McNabb,
    Storytelling / Presentation Conference Report Part V, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [254]   Thurs 24 Nov '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Dylan Rees,
    Interaction Conference Report Part IV, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [253]   Thurs 24 Nov '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Richard Roberts,
    Applications Conference Report Part III, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [252]   Thurs 24 Nov '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Chao Tong,
    Geovisualization Conference Report Part II, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [251]   Thurs 24 Nov '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Robert S Laramee,
    Design Studies and Evaluation Conference Report Part I, from the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland
    [250]   Tues 18 Oct '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Gary Tam,
    An Analysis of Machine- and Human-Analytics in Classification Practice Talk, IEEE VIS 2016 Conference, 24-28 Oct 2016, Baltimore, Maryland and recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE VAST 2016.
    [249]   Thurs 29 Sept '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Richard Roberts,
    Interactive Analytical Treemaps for Visualisation of Call Centre Data, Practice Talk, for the Smart Tools and Apps in Computer Graphics (STAG) 2016, 3-4 Oct 2016, Genova, Italy
    [248]   Mon 12 Sept '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Naif Alharbi,
    MolePathFinder: Interactive Multi-Dimensional Path Filtering of Molecular Dynamics Simulation Data , Practice Talk, for the Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) 2016 Conference, 15-16 Sept 2016, Bournemouth University, UK
    [247]   Tues 26 July '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Richard Roberts,
    Time Series Data and Sequences , EuroVis 2016 Conference Report Part V, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [246]   Tues 19 July '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Liam McNabb,
    The State of the Art in Financial Visualization and Cartograms , EuroVis 2016 Conference Report Part IV, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [245]   Tues 12 July '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Chao Tong,
    Story, History, and Evolution , EuroVis 2016 Conference Report Part III, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [244]   Tues 5 July '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Naif Alharbi,
    Biological Data Visualization , EuroVis 2016 Conference Report Part II, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [243]   Tues 21 June '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Robert S Laramee,
    GeoSpatial Data Visualization , EuroVis 2016 Conference Report Part I, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [242]   Tues 31 May '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Daniel Archambault,
    How Ordered Is It? On the Perceptual Orderability of Visual Channels , Practice Talk, for the EuroVis 2016 Conference, 6-10 June 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands
    [241]   Tues 24 May '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Richard Roberts,
    Adventures from the European Industrial Doctoral Training School (EIDTS) 2016 , Doctoral Training Event Report, For the Computer Science Department and Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [240]   Tues 26 April '16, 13:00, 4th Floor Kitchen, Faraday Tower Ben Daubney, Renishaw.com,
    An Industrial Perspective of Computational Geometry , Invited Talk, For the Computer Science Department and Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [239]   Tues 8 March '16, 13:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Rita Singer, Bangor University,
    Putting Wales on the Map: Using GIS to Uncover European Travel Routes, 1750 – 2016 , Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    Abstract: This lunchtime seminar showcases the contents and functions of the database Accounts of Travel: European Travel Literature about Wales, which contains over 350 entries with summaries of travel writing about Wales by European visitors, together with interactive maps and metadata relating to the records. Travellers from Europe have been writing about their diverse impressions and perceptions of Wales in diaries, letters, travelogues and, more recently, blogs for centuries. Remarks on the nature of travelling in a foreign country, its people, the weather, town and country life, industrial enterprise, social endeavours or encounters with unfamiliar food are only a few of the topics in these texts. These diverse topics are featured extensively in the database, which is one of the main outputs of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project European Travellers to Wales, 1750-2010. The project is a collaboration between Bangor University, the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the Department of Modern Languages at Swansea University.
    [238]   Tues 15 Dec '15, 13:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Sarah Hoss
    VocalEyes.org, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    Abstract: VocalEyes is a digital democracy tool developed in South Wales. It helps groups engage members to gather opinions & ideas, discuss, prioritise, and feed back on actions. It is used by schools, colleges, universities, housing associations, community networks, etc. Trainer Sarah Hoss presents case studies and the principles of digital democracy.
    [237]   Tues 1 Dec '15, 13:00, Room 306 Digital Technium Dr Yan Wu, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University
    ‘The New Box of Joy and Frustration: The Affordances of Digital Television’, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [236]   Tues 16 Nov '15, 13:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Dr Rhys Jones, Department of Languages, Translation and Communication, Swansea University and
    Dr Daniel Cunliffe, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales,
    Reasonably Big Data - #DataRhesymolFawr, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    We outline our work in progress on the use of Twitter by the political parties who contested the 2014 European and 2015 UK general elections in Wales. We build on our existing work (Cunliffe, 2008, 2011) which examined the relative levels of Welsh-language provision on party websites during the 2007 Welsh Assembly and 2010 UK elections, and bring to it our previous research (Jones, Cunliffe and Honeycutt, 2013) on Twitter and the Welsh language. However, this will mainly be a talk about the challenges of ‘data rhesymol fawr’, or, in English, ‘reasonably big data’. We now have a corpus of over 40,000 tweets from 12 political parties, and we will outline the challenges we face in analysis and discuss possible methodologies for constructing and discovering meaning in what we have collected.
    [235]   Tues 20 Oct '15, 13:00, SURF Room, Fulton House This is an informal event where we plan to announce a CODAH sandpit in late January, geared towards preparing funding bids (Bob Laramee), announce a workshop in March, on digital tools for history research and teaching (Chris Millington), set a date for a management committee meeting, and consider its membership and roles
    [234]   Tues 24 Mar '15, 12:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Dr Matt Wall (Politics and Cultural Studies) and Dr Stephen Lindsay (Computer Science) ‘What are the odds? Capturing and Exploring Data Created by Online Political Gambling Markets, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    Abstract: This project has gathered and analysed gambling market data concerning elections and referendums, the key means by which citizens influence policy in representative democracies. From an academic viewpoint, online political gambling markets provide unique data about the shifts that take place during election campaigns. Such shifts are currently measured via polling data – however, polls are highly expensive, tend to be conducted at irregular intervals, and polling houses differ in sampling and weighting methodologies. Online gambling markets provide free, minute-by-minute snapshots of outcome likelihoods during a campaign, all generated by the same mechanism. However, gathering and organising such data is not straightforward, especially given the number of sites offering political betting markets – each site has a specific format and features which must be taken into account. Furthermore these are ‘big’ – in terms of volume (for instance, the UK general election dataset size is estimated at 9.5 GB) and velocity (the speed at which markets can react to external events). Storing and analysing such data requires bespoke tools and techniques. For this reason, ‘What are the odds?’ is a collaboration between political scientists and computer scientists, whose key goal is to allow both the research team and other researchers to capture and analyse the data created by online political gambling markets.
    [233]   Tues 24 Mar '15, 12:00, SURF Room, Fulton House David Beavan and Raquel Alegre The Craftsperson and the Scholar: the Role of Software Engineers in Humanities Research, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    David Beavan is Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and Research Manager and Associate Director for Research for UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Raquel Alegre is a Software Developer on the UCL Research Software Development Team.
    [232]   Tues 10 Mar '15, 12:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Rick Turner and Daniel Archambault, Mapping the Welsh Marcher Lordships: Results of a Pilot Project, Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [231]   Tues 24 Feb '15, 12:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Robert S Laramee, The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project Database , Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [230]   Tues 10 Feb '15, 12:00, SURF Room, Fulton House Dr Kasia Szpakowska, The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project Database , Invited Talk, For the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), Swansea University
    [229]   Tues 18 Nov '14, 12:30, SURF Room, Fulton House David Chung, High Dimensional Glyph-Based Visualization and Interactive Techniques , Practice PhD Viva Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [228]   Tues 28 Oct '14, Room 314 Faraday Tower Max Wilson, Tweet Usefulness, Style, and Favouriting Behaviour, Invited Talk
    Abstract: This talk is a summary of three recent bits of work, each on how people engage with social media content on twitter: 1) a study of what makes a tweet useful, 2) the reasons why people favourite tweets (which someone converted to a buzzfeed post- http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/why-we-favorite-tweets-according-to-science ), and 3) formative work on the impact of language style.
    Bio: Max is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. His research is focused on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Seeking, with a more recent focus on how people gather information from social networks. Max has had work published at conferences like ACM SIGCHI and AAAI ICWSM, as well as in journals like the JASIST. Max has also been on the organising committees of ACM SIGCHI and IIiX, and sits on the editorial board for the IP&M Journal.
    [227]   Tues 21 Oct '14 Tom Cheesman and Robert S Laramee, The CODAH Launch Event, The Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities,
    We will discuss the following topics: Mission, terms of reference, information capture and sharing, sharing info on research projects, events (seminars etc), training, funding opportunities, requests for help, news, reflections, events / the CODAH budget, projects, coding for All, teaching plans, formal structure, membership, committee roles, minutes, membership, events, information, links to other groups or centres, national and international links, increasing comp sci participation
    [226]   Thurs 29 May '14 Michael Nicholas, Interactive Visualisation of Automotive Warranty Data Using Novel Extensions of Chord Diagrams, Practice Talk for, EuroVis 2014, The Eurographics Conference on Visualization, Swansea, Wales, 9-13 June 2014
    [225]   Thurs 8 May '14 John Grenfell -Performance and Information Manager at City and County of Swansea, Performance and Knowledge in Social Services in Wales, Invited Talk, for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea, UK
    Abstract: Administrative data is held in abundance by social services, but we often fail to invest time and knowledge to harvest the meaning it holds. The Health, Social Care and Well-Being Act 2014 of the Welsh Government provides an opportunity to rethink the way social services approaches the measurement of performance. The Act also encourages social services to develop stronger local knowledge about the communities being served. Information workers in social services will need to reveal more meaning in our data to help translate that knowledge into management action. This session demonstrates some of the tools we have been experimenting with.
    Short Bio: John graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in English in 1989. He has been working in local government since 1991, and within social services since 1996. His work focusses on all areas of information management and performance measurement within social services. He have been developing tools to help make sense of administrative and performance data for many years. In recent years, my team has been exploring technologies such as data warehousing, dashboards and mapping. He keen to share some of this work and find out what the future could hold.
    [224]   Thurs 27 Mar '14 Michael Nicholas, Interactive Visualisation of High-Dimensional Warranty Data, Practice MRes Viva Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea, UK
    [223]   Thurs 19 Dec '13 Matt Edmunds, Stream Surface Seeding for Flow Visualization, Practice PhD Viva Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea, UK
    [222]   Thurs 12 Dec '13 John Crowley, Interactive Visualization of Tidal Flow, Practice Gregynog Talk for Year 3 Project,
    Jame Ellis, Visual History Gamification, Practice Gregynog Talk for Year 3 Project, Department of Computer Science, Swansea, UK
    [221]   Thurs 5 Dec '13 Dan Archambault-TBA, IEEE VIS Conference Report Part III, 13-18 October 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
    Please see the link to the IEEE VIS 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Rodrigo Rogers, Visualization of Animal Sensor Data, Practice Gregynog Talk for Year 3 Project, Department of Computer Science, Swansea, UK
    [220]   Wed 27 Nov '13 Jan Rybicki, Stylometry in R, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University.
    Co-Sponsored by the Language Research Centre (LRC).

    Abstract: R has been one of the favourite tools of computational linguists despite its relatively steep learning curve (at least for humanists). The stylo package, available on CRAN since the summer of 2013, is a suite of stylometric tools that strives to combine the speed and the attractive graphics of the R statistical programming environment with ease of use for literary scholars and state-of-the-art methods of computational stylistics, such as Burrows’s Delta and Zeta and their various versions and variations. After a short introduction to stylometry, the presentation will show a variety of completed and ongoing literary and translational research.
    Short Bio: Jan Rybicki is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland; he also taught at Rice University, Houston, TX and Kraków's Pedagogical University. His interests include translation, comparative literature and humanities computing (especially stylometry and authorship attribution). He has worked extensively (both traditionally and digitally) on Henryk Sienkiewicz and the reception of the Polish novelist's works into English, and on the reception of English literature in Poland. Rybicki is also an active literary translator, with more than twenty translated novels by authors such as Coupland, Fitzgerald, Golding, Gordimer, le Carré or Winterson.
    [219]   Thurs 21 Nov '13 Rob Rolley, Key Research and Development Challenges at General Dynamics, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
    Short Bio: Rob Rolley (MSc) is Director of Research and Development at General Dynamics, UK. His project teams are responsible for delivering capability product and knowledge into the business units. Rob started his career as an electronics engineer in the Radio Group at the Research Labs of ITT Standard Telephone Laboratories in Harlow. This work was defence related, working on a wide-range of products including Rapier FSB2, UAV landing systems and the UK’s first airborne Military GPS system.
    Rob has participated in many long field-trials, so understands what it takes to ensure that technology works away from the lab in the real world. After a solid 15-year grounding in research, he then spent the next 10-years leading the rapid development and delivery of leading edge voice and data gateway products to market for Nortel and Motorola. This involved the creation and collaboration with worldwide teams. Rob joined General Dynamics UK in 2005, where he leads General Dynamics UK’s internal research and development activities.
    [218]   Thurs 7 Nov '13 David Chung-Application Areas, IEEE VIS Conference Report Part II, 13-18 October 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
    Please see the link to the IEEE VIS 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [217]   [213]  James Walker-Ordinal and Categorical Data, IEEE VIS Conference Report Part I, 13-18 October 2013, Atlanta, Georgia
    Please see the link to the IEEE VIS 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [216]   Thurs 10 Oct '13 Matt Edmunds-FP 8: Vector Fields, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part VII, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [215]   Thu 3 Oct '13 David Chung, Visual Analytics for Multivariate Sorting of Sport Event Data, Practice Talk for the Workshop on Sports Visualization in conjunction with the IEEE VIS Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 13-18 October 2013
    [214]   Fri 27 Sept '13 Dan Lipsa, Visualization of Time-Dependent Foam Simulation Data, Practice PhD Viva Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, 2013
    [213]   Thurs 12 Sept '13 Robert S Laramee, Similarity Measures for Enhancing Interactive Streamline Seeding, Practice Talk for the China-UK Workshop, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 18 Sept 2013 and
    IEEE VIS Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 13-18 October 2013
    [212]   Thurs 29 Aug '13 Haya Dossary and Hassan Alshehri -SP3: High-Dimensional Data, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part VI, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [211]   Thurs 22 Aug '13 (Cancelled:) Andrew Ryan-FP: Volumes, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part V, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [210]   Thurs 15 Aug '13 Dan Archambault, The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2013 Conference Report 8-10 July 2013, Boston, MA
    [209]   Thurs 1 Aug '12 Mike Nicholas-FP: Space & Time, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part III, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [208]   Thurs 25 July '13 Dan Lipsa, Visualizing 3D, Time-Dependent Foam Simulation Data, Practice Talk for the International Symposium on Visual Computing, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece July 29-31, 2013
    [207]   Thurs 18 July '12 James Walker-Selected Papers from EuroVA 2013, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part II, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [206]   Thurs 11 July '12 Robert S Laramee, Visualizing Version Variation, Practice Invited Talk, for the third meeting of the Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts Researcher Education (SHARE) Network, University College London (UCL), London, UK, 12 July '13, and
    David Chung-FP: Foundations, EuroVis 2013 Conference Report Part I, 17-21 June 2012, Leipzig, Germany
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2013 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [205]   Thurs 4 July '13 Dan Lipsa, IEEE VIS and NAFEMS '13 Conference Report, a discussion of submissions to the IEEE VIS Conference 2013 13-18 Oct 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia and
    a conference report for NAFEMS World Congress (NWC) Conference, 9-12 June, 2013, Salzburg, Austria
    [204]   Thurs 13 June '13 Robert S Laramee, EuroVis 2014, The European Conference on Data Visualization, 9-12 June, 2014, Swansea University and
    David Chung, Amazing Visible Lunch Statistics
    (special catered lunch)
    [203]   Thurs 6 June '13 Mike Nicholas, The KESS Graduate School, a report on what exactly takes place during the obligatory KESS graduate school and
    IEEE VIS Submissions, a discussion of submissions to the IEEE VIS Conference 2013 13-18 Oct 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia
    [202]   Thurs 30 May '13 Dan Lipsa, A Visualization Tool for Foam Research, Practice Talk for NAFEMS World Congress (NWC) Conference, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, 9-12 June, 2013, Salzburg, Austria
    [201]   Thurs 23 May '13 David Chung, IEEE VIS Submissions, a discussion of submissions to the IEEE VIS Conference 2013 13-18 Oct 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia
    [200]   Thurs 16 May '13 Matthew Edmunds, IEEE VIS Submissions, a discussion of submissions to the IEEE VIS Conference 2013 13-18 Oct 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia
    [199]   Thurs 25 Apr '13 David Chung, Glyph-Based Visualization: Applications, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2013, State of the Art Reports, 6-10 May 2013, Girona, Spain
    [198]   Thurs 18 Apr '13 Ben Evans, The Bloodhound Project: The 1000mph Supersonic Car, Invited Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Dr Ben Evans is a Lecturer in the College of Engineering at Swansea University
    [197]   Thurs 28 Mar '13 Robert S Laramee et al, Vis 2013 Submissions, Discussion, We will discuss the progress of our submissions to the IEEE VIS 2013 conference and review abstracts for submission, Atlanta, Georgia, 13-18 Oct '13
    [196]   Thurs 21 Mar '13 Robert S Laramee et al, Vis 2013 Submissions, Discussion, We will discuss the progress of our submissions to the IEEE VIS 2013 conference and review abstracts for submission, Atlanta, Georgia, 13-18 Oct '13
    [195]   Thurs 7 Mar '13 Robert S Laramee, IVAPP 2013, Conference Report on the 4th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 Feb '13
    [194]   Thurs 28 Feb '13 Liam Betsworth, Visualization of History, PhD Research Talk for the Computer Science Department at Swansea University
    [193]   Thurs 7 Feb '13 Gary Tam -SciVis: Topology and Fields
    IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part V, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [192]   Thurs 31 Jan '13 Daniel Archambault, On Information Visualization Research, Inaugural Talk for the Computer Science Department at Swansea University
    [191]   12:30, Friday 26 Jan '13, 129 Wallace Building Richard Bender, How Do You Know When You Are Done Testing?, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department at Swansea University
    Short bio: Richard Bender has over forty years experience in software with a primary focus on quality assurance and testing. He has consulted internationally to large and small corporations, government agencies, and the military. This has involved a wide range of applications including finance, billing, manufacturing, operating systems, data base management systems, communications, medical, command and control, satellite intelligence, aircraft, trains, automobiles, air traffic control, law enforcement, shipping, insurance, utilities, sales and distribution, education, prison management, and weather forecasting. He also teaches a series of courses on the techniques for practical, rigorous requirements-based testing, code-based testing and writing testable requirements.
    [190]   Thurs 17 Jan '13 Matt Edmunds, On Postgraduate Research, Practice Talk for the Undergraduate Computer Science Colloquium at Gregynog, 21-22 Jan, 2013
    [189]   Thurs 13 Dec '12 James Walker, My Internship at Grid Tools, Oxford, UK, October of 2012
    [188]   Thurs 6 Dec '12 Michael Nicholas -VAST: Space and Time and the Analysis Process
    IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part V, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    and
    James Walker, Visualization of Large, High-Dimensional, Time-Dependent, Abstract Data, Practice MRes Viva Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [187]   Thurs 29 Nov '12 Mark Jones -Paper Session to be Announced and
    Andy Ryan -TVCG on Volume Visualization
    IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part IV, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [186]   Thurs 22 Nov '12 David Chung -SciVis: Rendering and Interaction and
    Phil Legg -InfoVis: Education and Popular Applications
    IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part III, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [185]   Thurs 8 Nov '12 Matt Edmunds -SciVis: Vector Field Visualization
    IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part II, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [184]   Thurs 1 Nov '12 -Special Time at 14:00 and place Robert S Laramee , Adventures in Flow Visualization, Invited Talk Civil and Computational Engineering Research Seminar Series in the College of Engineering, C2EC LT, ground floor of Talbot Building, Swansea University
    [183]   Thurs 1 Nov '12 Dan Lipsa -Visual Computational Analysis of Multivariate Data, IEEE VisWeek 2012 Conference Report Part I, Seattle, WA, 15-19 Oct. 2012
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [182]   Thurs 25 Oct '12 Irene Reppa, The Relationship between Visual Aesthetic Appeal and Performance: Evidence from icon search tasks, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Dr Reppa is from the Department of Psychology, Swansea University
    [181]   Thurs 4 Oct '12 Dan R. Lipşa, Visualization of Foam Simulation Data, Practice Talk for the IEEE VisWeek 2012 Doctoral Colloquium 14-19 October 2012, Seattle, Washington
    [180]   Thurs 27 Sept '12 Matthew Edmunds, , TPCG '12 Conference Report from the Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG) 2012, 13-14 September 2012, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, UK
    [179]   Thurs 20 Sept '12 Ian Masters, Marine Renewable Energy Research in Wales, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Dr Masters is a member of the Marine Energy Research Group (MERG), Department of Engineering, Swansea University
    [178]   Thurs 6 Sept '12 Matthew Edmunds, Advanced, Automatic Stream Surface Seeding and Filtering, Practice Talk for Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG) 2012, 13-14 September 2012, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, UK
    [177]   Thurs 16 Aug '12 Matthew Parry-Illustrative Visualization, EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part VI, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 202 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [176]   Thurs 9 Aug '12 Robert S Laramee-The Capstone Talk, EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part V, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2012 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [175]   Thurs 2 Aug '12 Tudur Davies, Simulations and Experiments of a Sphere Falling Through Liquid Foams, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Dr. Davies is a RIVIC Research Officer in the Department of Physics, Aberystwyth Univesity, Wales
    [174]   Thurs 26 July '12 Phil Legg-Visualization for Decision Support and
    Andy Ryan-Volume Visualization
    EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part IV, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2012 Conference Program.
    [173]   Thurs 19 July '12 Dan Lipsa -Time-Series Data and
    David Chung-Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Variate Data
    EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part III, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2012 Conference Program.
    [172]   Thurs 12 July '12 Zhao Geng-Text and Documents and
    James Walker-Geospatial Visualization
    EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part II, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2012 Conference Program.
    [171]   Thurs 5 July '12 Robert S Laramee-Flow Visualization and
    Matt Edmunds-Topology
    EuroVis 2012 Conference Report Part I, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 202 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [170]   Thurs 31 May '12 James Walker, Visualization of Large, Time-Dependent, Abstract Data with Integrated Spherical and Parallel Coordinates, Practice Talk for the EuroVis 2012 Conference, Short Papers, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna Austria
    [169]   Thurs 24 May '12 Matt Edmunds, Automatic Stream Surface Seeding: A Feature-Centered Approach, Practice Talk for the EuroVis 2012 Conference, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna Austria
    [168]   Thurs 17 May '12 Phil Legg, MatchPad: Interactive Glyph-Based Visualization for Real-Time Sports Performance Analysis, Practice Talk for the EuroVis 2012 Conference, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna Austria
    [167]   Thurs 26 Apr '12 Rami Malki, Simulation and Visualization of Flow Past a Marine Turbine, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Dr Malki is a member of the Marine Energy Research Group (MERG), Department of Engineering, Swansea University
    [166]   Tues 24 Apr '12 at 15:00 Professor Colin Ware, Perceptual Theory and Challenges for 2D Flow Visualization, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Professor Colin Ware is the Head of the Data Visualization Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    [165]   Thurs 12 Apr '12 Robert S Laramee, IVAPP 2012 -The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications , Conference Report, 24-26 February 2012 in Rome, Italy,
    [164]   Thurs 22 Mar '12 Hamish Carr, Continuity in Scientific Visualization, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Scientific computation is most commonly used to simulate continuous phenomena. Scientific visualization, therefore, depends very heavily on continuity in the mathematical models to be applied. Thus, not only do good visualizations depend on good data, they depend on understanding and reproducing the assumptions about continuity that underlie the computation in the first place. Moreover, some implications of continuity that are not part of conventional numerical analysis become increasingly important when we attempt to present large-scale data to a human viewer.
    One of the stages where this occurs is presenting a discrete representation based on particles, voxels or meshes to the human eye. Since the human eye expects visual continuity, it becomes important how continuity is reintroduced after the computation. Another stage where this occurs is in topological analysis - as data gets ever more massive, more sophisticated forms of analysis are invoked, and these too depend on assumptions about continuity.
    The presentation will therefore cover the fundamental role of continuity in how we approach scientific visualization, some examples of where the choice of models of continuity causes real difficulties, and a discussion of some problems where the assumptions of continuity in visualization and analysis are in tension with the assumptions of continuity in numerical simulation.
    Hamish Carr is currently a Senior Lecturer in Visualization in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds
    [163]   Thurs 15 Mar '12 James Walker, Visualization of Large, Time-Dependent, Abstract Data with Integrated Spherical and Parallel Coordinates, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University
    [162]   Thurs 8 Mar '12 Zhao Geng EuroVis 2012 Submissions, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    [161]   Thurs 1 Mar '12 Zhenmin Peng, Bringing Data Visualization into Practice, Invited Talk, Zhenmin Peng is currently employed by the School of Medicine at Swansea University.
    [160]   Thurs 16 Feb '12 Ognjen Arandjelovic, ICCV 2011 the 13th International Conference on Computer Vision, Conference Report, 6-13 November 2011, Barcelona, Spain
    [159]   Thurs 2 Feb '12 Dan Lipsa EuroVis 2012 Submissions, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    [158]   Thurs 2 Feb '12 Dan Lipsa and Matthew Edmunds, EuroVis 2012 Submissions, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    [157]   Thurs 26 Jan '12 Robert S Laramee and David Chung, EuroVis 2012 Submissions, 5-8 June 2012, Vienna, Austria
    [156]   Thurs 19 Jan '12 Phil Legg, ICIP 2011: the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Conference Report, 11-14 Sept 2011, Brussels, Belgium
    [155]   Thurs 12 Jan '12 Matthew Parry -Saliency, Deep Features, Events, and Devices
    and Matthew Edmunds -TVCG Papers Session 1
    IEEE VisWeek 2011 Conference Report Part V , Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [154]   Thurs 15 Dec '11 Special Christmas Visible Lunch at Pub on the Pond. We meet on the 4th floor of Faraday Tower at 12:30 and then head on over.
    [153]   Thurs 8 Dec '11 Andy Ryan -Enriched Rendering and Visualization
    IEEE VisWeek 2011 Conference Report Part IV , Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [152]   Thurs 1 Dec '11 James Walker -Time and Trees and
    David Chung -Medical Visualization
    IEEE VisWeek 2011 Conference Report Part III , Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [151]   Thurs 17 Nov '11 Zhao Geng -Multidimensional Visualization IEEE VisWeek 2011 Conference Report Part II , Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page. and
    Bo Xia, Advanced Visualization of Electroencephalography (EEG) Data, Practice MRes Viva Talk, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [150]   Thurs 10 Nov '11 Dan Lipsa -Statistics, Geometry, and Signal Processing and
    Robert S Laramee -Flow Visualization
    IEEE VisWeek 2011 Conference Report Part I , Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [149]   Thurs 3 Nov '11 Niall Colgan, MRI Imaging Methods and Applications in Medicine and Research, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Note: The speaker is a Lecturer in Institute of Life Sciences (MRI), College of Medicine, Swansea University
    [148]   Thurs 20 Oct '11 Matthew L. Parry, Hierarchical Event Selection for Video Storyboards with a Case Study on Snooker Video Visualization, Practice Talk for IEEE VisWeek 2011, Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    [147]   Thurs 13 Oct '11 Zhao Geng, Angular Histograms: Frequency-Based Visualizations for Large, High-Dimensional Data, Practice Talk for IEEE VisWeek 2011, Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    [146]   Thurs 6 Oct '11 Dan Lipsa, FoamVis: Visualization of 2D Foam Simulation Data, Practice Talk for IEEE VisWeek 2011, Providence, RI, Oct. 23-28, 2011
    [145]   Thurs 29 Sep '11 Phil Legg, ICIP 2011: the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Conference Report, 11-14 Sept 2011, Brussels, Belgium (postponed)
    [144]   Thurs 22 Sep '11 Zhao Geng, Visualizing Translation Variation: Othello, Practice Talk for the 7th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) 2011, 26-28 September, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
    [143]   Thurs 15 Sep '11 Zhenmin Peng, Interactive Visualization of Computational Fluid Dynamics Data, Practice PhD Viva Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [142]   Thurs 8 Sep '11 Robert S. Laramee, How To Write a Visualization Research Paper: A Starting Point, Tutorial Talk for the Visual Computing Group, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [141]   Thurs 1 Sep '11 Zhao Geng-InterFace 2011 Conference Report, University College London, 27-29 July 2011 and
    Zhao Geng-The Digital.Humanities Oxford Summer School Report, Oxford University, 25-29 July 2011
    [140]   Thurs 18 Aug '11 Yoann Drocourt-Spatiotemporal Data Visualization and
    Hui Fang-Parameter Spaces and Analysis
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part VI May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [139]   Thurs 4 Aug '11 Ben Daubney, IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011, Conference Report, 21-23 June 2011, Colorado Springs, US
    [138]   Thurs 28 July '11 Robert S Laramee- On the Workshop on Scientific Visualization, Schloss Dagstuhl, Workshop Report 6-10 June 2011, Wadern, Germany
    [137]   Thurs 21 July '11 David Chung -Evaluation and
    Bo Xia -Temporal Data Visualization
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part V May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [136]   Thurs 14 July '11 Ed Grundy -Biological Data Visualization and
    Andrew Ryan -Volume Visualization
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part IV May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [135]   Thurs 7 July '11 Ehab Essa -Automatic Segmentation of IVUS Media-Adventitia Border with Shape Prior, Practice Talk for Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2011, 13-15 July 2011, King's College London, UK
    [134]   Thurs 30 June '11 Dan Lipsa -2D Visualization by Aggregation and
    Zhao Geng -Text and Document Visualization
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part III May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [133]   Thurs 23 June '11 Matthew Edmunds -Flow Visualization and
    Zhenmin Peng -Multidimensional Data Visualization
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part II May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [132]   Thurs 16 June '11 Robert S Laramee-The Meister's Capstone: The Haunted Swamps of Heuristics
    Rita Borgo-Molecular Data Visualization
    EuroVis 2011 Conference Report Part I May 31–June 3 2011, Bergen, Norway
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2011 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [131]   Thurs 26 May '11 Yoann Drocourt, Temporal Visualization of Boundary-based Geo-information Using Radial Projection , Practice Talk for EuroVis 2011, May 31–June 3, Bergen, Norway
    Thurs 5 May '11 Simon Robinson, TapBack: Towards Richer Mobile Interfaces in Impoverished Contexts, Practice Talk for Proceedings of CHI 2011, 7-12 May 2011, Vancouver, Canada
    Thurs 21 April '11 Special Visible Lunch Event dedicated to Professor Min Chen. SuperMin by Robert S Laramee
    [130]   Thurs 7 April '11 Dan R. Lipşa- Visualization for the Physical Sciences: Part I, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2011, State of the Art Reports, 11-15 April 2011, Llandudno, Wales
    and
    Matthew Edmunds- Automatic Stream Surface Seeding, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2011, Short Papers, 11-15 April 2011, Llandudno, Wales
    [129]   Friday 1 April '11 Robert S Laramee- Visualization for the Physical Sciences: Part II, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2011, State of the Art Reports, 11-15 April 2011, Llandudno, Wales
    [128]   Thurs 24 Mar '11 (Potential cancellation due to planned strike action.)
    Dr Adam Mosley- Visualizing Past Social/Scholarly Networks, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    The speaker is from the School of Arts and Humanities: History and Classics, Swansea University
    [127]   Thurs 17 Mar '11 Zhao Geng-IVAPP 2011 Conference Report, from the International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP) 2011, 5-7 March, 2011, Algarve, Portugal
    [126]   Thurs 10 Mar '11 Professor Kevin Haines- Visualizing the Visualization of Social Data, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    The speaker is from the School of Law, Swansea University, and specializes in Criminology and Youth Justice
    [125]   Thurs 3 Mar '11 Professor Samuel Buss, Accurate Simulation of Rigid Body Rotation and Extensions to Lie Groups, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    The speaker is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego
    Abstract: We discuss algorithms for simulating rigid body rotations, with an eye towards applications in computer games, for updating the orientation of rigid objects moving freely or with external torques. Working in a Taylor series framework, we show that second-order and higher-order accurate updates require expected terms. These higher-order approximations extend to computations over general Lie groups as well. For free motion, we introduce a method for preserving energy as well as angular momentum. We conclude with experiments comparing our methods to other update methods, including higher order symplectic updates. The third-order method with energy preservation is particularly effective. The second-order method without energy preservation is perhaps the best choice for computer game applications.
    [124]   Thurs 24 Feb '11 Si Yong Yeo-3D Deformable Modelling and Statistical Shape Prior, Invited Talk, for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Abstract: Si Yong Yeo started his PhD study in image segmentation in July 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Xie and Prof. Nithiarasu (Engineering). In this talk, he is going to present a novel deformable surface model for volumetric image segmentation. This work has resulted in several publications, including an article in IEEE T-IP (IF: 2.848). Furthermore, an extension of this work in a variational level set framework with statistical shape prior will be presented.
    [123]   Thurs 17 Feb '11 Christian Wallraven-Computational Aesthetics: A Psychological and Computer Vision Perspective on Arts, Invited Talk, Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    The speaker works in the Cognitive Systems Lab, Brain & Cognitive Engineering at Korea University
    [122]   Thurs 10 Feb '11 Tom Cheesman-Othello: Visualizing Re-Translation Variation, Invited Talk, Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    Tom is a Reader in the School of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University
    [121]   Thurs 3 Feb '11 Christine Dow-Geophysical Measurements of a Catastrophic Supraglacial Lake Drainage Event in the Russell Glacier Catchment, SW Greenland, Invited Talk, Computer Science Department, Swansea University.
    The speaker is from the Glaciology Group, School of Environment and Society, Swansea University
    [120]   Thurs 20 Jan '11 Mark Jones-Selection of Papers, ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference Report, 3-7 August 2009, New Orleans
    [119]   Thurs 13 Jan '11 Bo Xia, TimeHistograms for Large, Time-Dependent Data, Practice Talk (Presenting a Research Paper) for CS_M37: Graphics Surveys and Research Methodology and
    Ian Doidge-Rendering, SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Report, Seoul, Korea, 15-18 Dec, 2010
    Please see the link to the SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [118]   Thurs 16 Dec '10 Special Christmas Visible Lunch: Lunch at Pub on the Pond.
    [117]   Thurs 9 Dec '10 Tony McLoughlin-Vector and Tensor Data and
    Zhenmin Peng-Visual Analysis and Design in Scientific Applications,
    VisWeek 2010 Conference Report: Part IV, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-29 October, 2010
    Please see the link to the VisWeek 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [116]   Thurs 2 Dec '10 Bo Xia-Multivariate, Time-Series Data Visualization,
    VisWeek 2010 Conference Report: Part III, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-29 October, 2010
    Please see the link to the VisWeek 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [109]  Thurs 18 Nov '10 Ed Grundy-Registration, Segmentation, and Denoising Medical Data and
    Tim Crawford-Text Visualization,
    VisWeek 2010 Conference Report: Part II, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-29 October, 2010
    Please see the link to the VisWeek 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [108]  Thurs 11 Nov '10 Robert S. Laramee-Impressions from VisWeek 2010 and
    Rita Borgo-To Be Announced,
    VisWeek 2010 Conference Report: Part I, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-29 October, 2010
    Please see the link to the VisWeek 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [107]   Thurs 4 Nov 2010 Matthew Edmunds, Introduction to Depth Peeling, Tutorial Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University
    [106]   Thurs 21 Oct 2010 Rita Borgo, Evaluating the Impact of Task Demands and Block Resolution on the Effectiveness of Pixel-based Visualization, Practice Talk for the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis '10) 2010, 24-29 Oct 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah
    [105]   Thurs 14 Oct 2010 Xianghua (Jason) Xie, Conference Report for the 11th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010, 5-11 Sep 2010, Crete, Greece
    Please see the link to the ECCV 2010 Conference Web Site.
    [104]   Thurs 7 Oct 2010 Zhao Geng, My Summer Internship at Thompson Reuters in Bangalore, India, 2010 and
    Simon Robinson, My Summer Internship at IBM in Delhi, India, 2010, for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [103]   Thurs 23 Sep 2010 Robert S. Laramee, Software Design: Objects and Responsibilities, Software Engineering Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [102]   Thurs 16 Sep 2010 Hui Fang, Conference Report for ICPR 2010, the 20th Conference of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), 23-26 Aug 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Please see the link to the IEEE ICCV 2010 Conference Web Site.
    [101]   Thurs 2 Sep 2010 Farhan Mohammed- From Tabular to Metaphoric Landscape Visualisation: A Template Based Approach, Practice Talk for Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG), University of Sheffield, UK, 6-8 September 2010
    and
    Ian Doidge-Fiber and Lines,
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part VI, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    [100!]  Thurs 26 Aug 2010 Mark Jones-Volume Visualization
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part VI, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program
    and
    Professor Nelson Max- Fast Height Field Rendering under Image-Based Lighting, Practice Talk for the Pacific Graphics Conference, Hangzhou, China, September 25-27, 2010
    [99]  Thurs 12 August 2010 Robert S Laramee-Volume Rendering and
    Abdul Qahtani-Evaluation,
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part V, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    [98]  Thurs 5 August 2010 Professor Nelson Max, Flow Visualization by Object Advection , Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University.
    Nelson Max is a visiting professor from the University of California, Davis. He has been a leader in data visualization for a long time.
    [97]  Thurs 22 July 2010 Robert S. Laramee, The PhD in Visualization Starter Kit (PVSK) , Practice Tutorial Talk for the Information Visualization (IV) 3rd Doctoral Research Workshop, Monday 26 July 2010, London South Bank University, London, UK
    [96]  Thurs 15 July '10 Matthew Edmunds-Vectors and Tensors and
    Dan R. Lipşa-Acceleration,
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part IV, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [95]  Thurs 8 July 2010 Cyril Charron, Probabilistic Image Segmentation using Incremental Mixture Models , Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Dr. Charron is a new Research Assistant at Swansea University working on medical image analysis.
    [94]  Thurs 1 July '10 Rita Borgo-Navigating Abstract Spaces, and
    Zhenmin Peng-Space and Color
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part III, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [93]  Thurs 24 June '10 Min Chen-Volume Reconstruction and Visualization and
    Tony McLoughlin-Medical Visualization,
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part II, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [92]  Thurs 17 June '10 Ed Grundy-Multivariate Data and
    Zhao Geng-Graphs,
    EuroVis 2010 Conference Report: Part I, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June, 2010
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2010 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [91]  Thurs 10 June '10 Visible Lunch at the Beach. We'll meet at the usual time and place and then head off to the beach. Rain plans: massive Fussball!
    [90]  Thurs 3 June 2010 Robert S. Laramee and Tony McLoughlin, Conference Report on the The 26th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics 2010 (SCCG 2010), May 13-15, 2010, Budmerice, Slovakia
    [89]  Thurs 27 May 2010 Neil Mac Parthaláin, Rough, and Fuzzy-Rough Sets and Their Application to Machine Learning Problems , Invited Talk as part of the RIVIC collaboration.
    Dr. Neil Parthalain is from Aberystwyth University.
    Abstract: Rough set theory has enjoyed a period of increasing attention from researchers since its inception over 28 years ago. The reasons for its popularity when applied to machine learning problems stem from the computational and conceptual simplicity of the approach. Allied to this, is the fact that rough sets are domain independent and also do not require the specification of any subjective thresholding or tunable parameters. Rough set theory does have one particular disadvantage however: it's inability to deal with real-valued data. As a result of this, a number of extensions have been proposed, one of the most flexible of these is fuzzy-rough set theory which retains the advantages of rough sets. This talk explores the application of both rough and fuzzy-rough sets for machine learning tasks such as supervised and unsupervised feature selection, classification, and semi-supervised learning. Real-world example applications for industrial plant monitoring and mammographic density estimation, are presented to illustrate the efficacy of the techniques.
    [88]  Thurs 6 May 2010 Tony McLoughlin, Constructing Streak Surfaces in 3D Unsteady Vector Fields, Practice Talk for The 26th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics 2010 (SCCG 2010), May 13-15, 2010, Budmerice, Slovakia
    [87]  Thurs 29 April 2010 Zhenmin Peng, My 23 Day Trip to China, 2010, Informal Talk featuring photos from Peng's 23 day trip to China, 2-25 April 2010
    [86]  Thurs 22 April 2010 Christoph T. Weidemann , On EEG Data, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    Dr Weidemann is from the Department of Psychology, Swansea University
    [85]  Thurs 8 April 2010 Visual Computing Graduate School 2010 , Swansea University, Wales, UK, 6-9 April 2010
    [84]  Thurs 1 April 2010 Dan R. Lipşa, Visualization of Foam Rheology, Practice Talk for the Visual Computing Graduate School 2010, Swansea University, Wales, UK, 6-9 April 2010
    [83]  Thurs 25 March 2010 David Chisnall, Introducing Object Planes, Work-in-Progress Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    Abstract: Object Planes provide an extension of the Object Orientation model via a recursive abstraction. They can be used to represent a number of operating system abstractions in a coherent system. This talk will introduce the concept and highlight some of the implementation work done in collaboration with INRIA Lille.
    [82]  Thurs 18 March 2010 Hui Fang, Facial Registration and Recognition: General Overview and Trends, Practice Talk for the Visual Computing Graduate School 2010, Swansea University, Wales, UK, 6-9 April 2010
    [81]  Thurs 11 March 2010 Nick Croft, Simulation of Green Energy Devices: What Do We Want to See?, Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    Dr. Nick Croft is a guest speaker from the School of Engineering at Swansea University
    [80]  Thurs 4 March 2010 Ben Daubney, Computer Vision: Getting Computers to Understand the Visible World, State-of-the-Art Report for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    [79]  Thurs 25 Feb 2010 Ed Grundy, Video Visualization for Snooker Skills Training, forthcoming in EuroVis 2010, Bordeaux, France, 8-11 June 2010
    [78]  Thurs 18 Feb 2010 Matjaz Bone, Multi-Colored Marching Squares and Cubes, Work-in-Progress Report for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    [77]  Thurs 11 Feb 2010 Max Wilson, Studying and Encouraging More Exploratory Forms of Search, Practice Invited Talk for the Computer Science Department, University College London
    Abstract: Not all forms of Information Seeking can be solved nicely with one or more searches on Google. The study of Exploratory Search aims to investigate scenarios where users may: be in an unfamiliar information space, have complicated requirements, need to learn a little on the way, and/or be searching in multiple sessions over time (even a whole lifetime!) This talk will cover two strands of research: on-going work into how we can design and evaluate more exploratory search interfaces, and the other aimed at developing our understanding of these more exploratory scenarios through analysing a large Twitter corpus.
    [76]  Thurs 4 Feb 2010 Robert S Laramee, Bob's Open-Source, Object-Oriented, OpenGL Source Code, Tutorial Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Wales, UK
    [75]  Thurs 28 Jan 2010 Mark Jones, Distance Fields, An Introduction, Tutorial Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University
    [74]  Thurs 21 Jan 2010 Dan R. Lipşa, Dynamic Chunking for Out of Core Volume Visualization Applications, Conference Talk for Advances in Visual Computing, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium (ISVC 2009), pages 117-128, November 30-December 2, 2009. Las Vegas, NV, published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS, Volume 5876, Springer
    [73]  Thurs 14 Jan 2010 Tony McLoughlin, Software Demonstration of VoReen.org, an open source volume rendering engine which allows interactive visualization of volumetric data sets with high flexibility when integrating new visualization techniques. It is implemented as a multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) C++ library using OpenGL and GLSL for GPU-based rendering, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
    [72]  Thurs 10 Dec '09 Mark Jones-Spatio-Temporal Analytics and
    Min Chen-Transfer Function Design
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part V, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    [71]  Thurs 3 Dec '09 Ben Daubney, Hui Fang, and Xianghua (Jason) Xie Conference Report for
    ICCV 2009, the 12th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan, 29 September-2 October 2009
    Please see the link to the IEEE ICCV 2009 Conference Web Site.
    [70]  Thurs 19 Nov '09 Edward Grundy-Medical and Molecular Visualization and Analysis and
    Matjez Bone-Surface Descriptors
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part IV, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    [69]  Thurs 12 Nov '09 Farhan Mohammed-Evaluation Methods
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part III, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    [68]  Thurs 5 Nov '09 Matt Edmunds-Medical and Molecular Visualization and Analysis (cancelled!) and
    Deyu Gai-BioInformatics Visualization
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part III, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    [67]  Thurs 29 Oct '09 Zhao Geng-Multidimensional Visualization and
    Zhenmin Peng-Visually Supported Analysis,
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part II, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    [66]  Thurs 22 Oct '09 Robert S Laramee-Graph Visualization and
    Tony McLoughlin-Particle Systems and Flow Visualization
    IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Report: Part I, Atlantic City, NJ, 11-16 Oct 2009.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2009 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [66]  Thurs 8 Oct '09 Zhenmin Peng, Mesh Driven Vector Field Clustering and Visualization, Practice Talk for the Computer Science Department, Swansea University, 8 Oct 2009
    [65]  Thurs 1 Oct '09 Robert S Laramee, Debugging Visualization: Guidelines for Eliminating Bugs in Visualization Software, Practice Talk for the ReVisE (Refactoring Visualization from Experience) Workshop, in Atlantic City, NJ, (held in conjunction with IEEE VisWeek 2009) 12 October 2009
    [64]  Thurs 24 Sep '09 Ravi P. Kammaje, Software Demonstration of Investigating Ray Tracing Algorithms and Data Structures in the Context of Visibility. Ravi is going to blow the audience away with a live software demonstration of the application he wrote for his PhD thesis.
    [63]  Thurs 17 Sep '09 Ben Daubney, Monocular 3D Human Pose Estimation using Sparse Motion Features, Practice Talk for Themis 2009 - (IEEE International Workshop on Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences) - Held in conjunction with ICCV 2009, the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan, 3 October 2009
    [62]  Thurs 10 Sep 09 Farhan Mohamed-User Studies and Interaction,
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part VI, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    [61]  Thurs 27 Aug 09 Simon Robinson, Sweep-Shake: Finding Digital Resources in Physical Environments, Practice Talk for MobileHCI 2009, the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Bonn, Germany, September 15-18, 2009 (Recipient of the Best Paper Award)
    [60]  Thurs 20 Aug 09 Mark W Jones-Graph Visualization
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part V, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    [59]  Thurs 6 Aug 09 Matthew Edumunds-Volume Rendering and Hardware Acceleration and
    Matjaz Bone-Biomedical Visualization
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part IV, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    [58]  Thurs 30 July 09 Zhao Geng-Scatter Plots and Parallel Coordinates and
    Professor Min Chen-Volume Rendering,
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part III, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    [57]  Thurs 23 July 09 Tony McLoughlin-Flow Visualization and
    Zhenmin Peng-Text Visualization,
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part II, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    [Excursion]  Thurs 16 July 09 Special Event: Visual Computing Away Day Please see the link to the Visual Computing Away Day web page.
    [56]  Thurs 9 July 09 Professor Daniel Weiskopf, Texture-Based Vector Field Visualization, Invited Talk for the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University.
    Daniel is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany in the Visualization Research Center, University of Stuttgart (VISUS) in the Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute (VIS)
    Historical Note: This is the first Visible Lunch talk given by a professor from another university.
    [55]  Thurs 2 July 09 Ed Grundy-Multidimensional Data and
    Robert S Laramee-Applications,
    EuroVis 2009 Conference Report: Part I, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009
    Please see the link to the EuroVis 2009 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [54]  Thurs 25 June '09 Tony McLoughlin, Conference Report for Computer Graphics International (CGI '09), May 26-29, 2009, Victoria, Canada
    Zhenmin Peng, Conference Report for Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG '09), 17-19 June 2009, Cardiff, UK
    [53]  Thurs 4 June '09 Zhenmin Peng, Higher Dimensional Vector Field Visualization: A Survey, Practice Talk for Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (TPCG '09), 17-19 June 2009, Cardiff, UK
    [52]  Thurs 28 May '09 Ed Grundy, Visualisation of Sensor Data from Animal Movement, Practice Talk for EuroVis 2009, The Joint EUROGRAPHICS - IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization, Berlin, Germany, 10-12 June, 2009 (Recipient of the Best Paper Award)
    [51]  Thurs 21 May 09 Ed Grundy-GPU (Full Papers) and
    Matjaz Bone-Paper Session To Be Announced,
    EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Report: Part III, Munich, Germany, 31 March - 3 April 2009.
    Please see the link to the EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Program.
    [50]  Thurs 14 May '09 Tony McLoughlin, Easy Integral Surfaces: A Fast, Quad-based Stream and Path Surface Algorithm, Practice Talk for Computer Graphics International (CGI '09), May 26-29, 2009, Victoria, Canada
    [49]  Thurs 7 May 09 Professor Harold Thimbleby, Enjoying and Getting Research Degrees Reliably, Editorial Talk for for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University ( slides, slides-extended version )
    [48]  Thurs 30 April '09 Robert S Laramee-Some Interesting Education Papers and
    Zhenmin Peng-Fluids and Beyond (Full Papers),
    EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Report: Part II, Munich, Germany, 31 March - 3 April 2009.
    Please see the link to the EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Program.
    [47]  Thurs 16 April 09 Benjamin Spencer-Caustics and Scattering (Full Papers) and
    Tony McLoughlin-Rendering (Short Papers),
    EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Report: Part I, Munich, Germany, 31 March - 3 April 2009.
    Please see the link to the EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [46]  Thurs 26 March '09 Professor Rory Wilson, Ten Trendy Ways to Find Out About Your Cat's Night Life Using Case Studies from Sharks, Condors, Penguins, and Armadillos, Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    The speaker is currently Head of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), a professor of Aquatic Biology and post-graduate admission officer for biology.
    [45]  Thurs 19 March '09 Benjamin Spencer, Into the Blue: Better Caustics through Photon Relaxation , Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2009 (EG '09) , the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, 30 March - 3 April 2009, Munich, Germany (Shortlisted for Best Paper Award.)
    [44]  Thurs 12 March '09 Robert S. Laramee, How To Write a Visualization Research Paper: The Art and Mechanics, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Education Papers (EG '09), the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, 30 March - 3 April 2009, Munich, Germany (Selected as one of the two best Education Papers)
    [43]  Thurs 5 March '09 Parisa Eslambolchilar, Encourage Me I Want to Be Green: Shape Physical Activity Behaviour with Personal Mobile Displays , State-of-the-Art Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [42]  Thurs 26 February '09 Professor Min Chen, Visualization in Flatland, Keynote Talk for WSCG 2009 -the 17th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2009, 2-5 February, 2009, Plzen, Czech Republic
    [41]  Thurs 19 February '09 Robert S Laramee and Tony McLoughlin, Over Two Decades of Geometric Vector Field Visualization, Practice Talk for EUROGRAPHICS 2009, State of the Art Reports (EG '09) , the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, 30 March - 3 April 2009, Munich, Germany
    [40]  Thurs 12 February '09 Emily Shepard, Time for Energy Expenditure: Understanding the Underwater Behaviour of the Imperial Cormorant, Practice Talk for the 36th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, 18-26 February, 2009, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
    The speaker is from the Institute of Environmentantal Sustainability at Swansea University.
    [39]  Thurs 5 February '09 Fernando Loizides, Document Triage Data , Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [38]  Thurs 22 January '09 Matjaz Bone, What is Ontology-Based Visualization? , Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [37]  Thurs 18 Dec 08 Ed Grundy, Clustering and Visualization Methods for Scalar Data, Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Abstract: Ed teaches us what clustering methods he used in his masters thesis, Detecting Patterns in Waveform Data Produced by Tracking Devices, and how they work.
    Zhenmin Peng, Clustering of Vector Field Data, Work-in-Progress Report for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Abstract: Peng presents the preliminary results (flash animations) of a vector field clustering algorithm.
    [36]  Thurs 11 Dec 08 Matjaz Bone-Medical Visualization I
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part VI in Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [35]  Thurs 4 Dec 08 Lloyd Williams-Systems and
    Mark Jones-Volume Rendering and Modeling II,
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part V in Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [34]  Thurs 27 Nov 08 Professor Min Chen-Volume Rendering and Modeling I and
    Ed Grundy-Visualization in the Physical Sciences,
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part IV in Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [33]  Thurs 20 Nov 08 Zhenmin Peng-Multivariate and Multi-field Visualization and
    Robert S. Laramee-Topology and Tensors,
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part III in Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [32]  Thurs 13 Nov 08 Farhan Mohamed-Information Visualization and
    Darius Garnham-Perception,
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part II in Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [31]  Thurs 6 Nov 08 Tony McLoughlin-Flow Visualization and
    Ravi P. Kammaje-Meshes and Surfaces,
    IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Report: Part I, Columbus, Ohio, 19-24 Oct 2008.
    Please see the link to the IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [30]  Thurs 30 Oct 08 Benjamin Spencer, Evenly-Spaced Streamlines for Surfaces: An Image-Based Approach, A research paper report in Computer Graphics Forum (CGF), forthcoming
    and
    Zhenmin Peng, VMV Conference Report of the The 13th International Fall Workshop on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2008, 8-10 October 2008, Constance, Germany
    [29]  Thurs 16 Oct 08 Rita Borgo, Functional Streaming: Visualizing Data Through Functional Pipelines , Invited talk from Leeds University
    Abstract: This talk introduces a new way of thinking about visualization algorithms and systems. Functional programs are concise, high level, problem oriented descriptions. The lazy evaluation model underlying languages such as Haskell supports a novel idiom for implementing visualization algorithms, through demand driven streams. Using Haskell, we have reconstructed several fundamental visualization techniques, with encouraging results both in terms of novel insight and performance.
    (Historical Note: This was the first ever external speaker at the Visible Lunch.)
    [28]  Thurs 2 Oct 08 Temesghen Kahsai, Testing a Jet Engine Starting System Internship Talk for Rolls-Royce, Derby, England, 5 Aug 2008
    [27]  Thurs 25 Sep 08 Zhenmin Peng, Vector Glyphs for Surfaces: A Fast and Simple Glyph Placement Algorithm for Adaptive Resolution Meshes Practice Talk for The 13th International Fall Workshop on Vision, Modeling, and Visualization (VMV) 2008, 8-10 October 2008, Constance, Germany
    [26]  Thurs 18 Sep 08 Xianghua (Jason) Xie, Statistical Inference of Visual Primitives, Tutorial Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    Abstract: We will review three sets of important techniques in Computer Vision to extract primitive entities, texton, epitome, and texem.
    [25]  Thurs 11 Sep 08 George Buchanan, Improving Placeholders in Digital Documents, Conference Talk for the European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) 2008 in Aarhus, Denmark, 14-19 September, 2007 (Recipient of the Best Paper Award, again)
    [24]  Thurs 28 August 08 Ed Grundy, Detecting Patterns in Waveform Data Produced by Tracking Devices, Practice MRes Thesis Talk as part of the MRes Degree in Visual Computing for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    [23]  Thurs 21 August 08 Simon Robinson, Point-to-GeoBlog: Gestures and Sensors to Support User Generated Content Creation, Practice Talk for MobileHCI 2008, the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2-5 September 2008
    [22]  Thurs 14 August 08 Mark New, Independent Typing Rules for Basic Programming Constructs, Colloquium Talk at the 24th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS) 2008, Durham University, 7-10 April 2008
    (Historical Note: The first ever theory talk at the Visible Lunch)
    [21]  Thurs 7 August 08 Jonathan Harvey, Starting Your Own Business: A Case Study-Practice and Experience from Industry, Industry Talk for the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
    (Historical Note: The first ever industry talk at the Visible Lunch)
    Abstract: This presentation will overview of some of the ways that one can set up a business, including the translation of ideas from an academic context into a commercial/industrial environment. The talk will cover some of the practical considerations, steps and processes involved; drawing upon the speaker's own experience.
    Speaker Bio: Jonathan studied Computer Science at Swansea University (2002), then completed an MPhil (2005), and then undertook a PhD in web-based technologies and database systems. In late 2006, he formed the company Bay View Systems Ltd, which has now been trading for almost two years.
    [20]  Thurs 31 July 08 Ravi P. Kammaje, Row Tracing using Hierarchical Occlusion Maps, Practice Talk for the IEEE Symposium on Interactive Ray Tracing, Los Angeles, California, August 9-10, 2008
    Abstract: A new rendering method that ray traces an entire row of the image at a time is introduced. This moves some of the ray tracing computations into a simplified 1D domain and reduces the memory requirements considerably. Visibility determination is performed efficiently using Hierarchical Occlusion Maps and provides faster renderings than packet ray tracing in general and OpenGL for large scenes. In addition, the algorithm shows near perfect scaling when multi-threaded and works very well with kd-trees and octrees, as implementations demonstrate. Finally, optimal rendering times are reached with trees that are an order of magnitude smaller than those required for regular ray tracing.
    [19]  Thurs 24 July 08 Professor Harold Thimbleby, Keeping People Alive with CS & HCI
    Abstract: (a) Connecting for Health (CfH) is spending tens of billions and failing to get a working NHS - in the largest civilian computing project in the world. Yet, CfH are not fools - but they clearly don't know or don't understand something. Might be CS &/or HCI. (b) People are dying because programmers don't know CS or HCI. (c) The problems have little to do with CS or HCI per se, but in getting good CS & HCI into the right places.
    (Historical note: The first talk at the Visible Lunch by a permanent, non-visual computing staff member)
    [19]  Thurs 10 July 08 Visible Lunch at the Beach. We'll meet at the usual time and place and then head off to the beach. Rain plans: massive Fussball!
    [18]  Thurs 6 July 08 Darius Garnham-User Studies and User Interaction,
    Ed Grundy-Parallel Coordinates, and
    Professor Min Chen-Visualization for Neurology,
    EuroVis 2008 Conference Report: Part V. This event is a continuation of the presentations and discussions from the EuroVis '08 Conference Report.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [17]  Thurs 26 June 08 Mark W Jones-Meshes and Volumes,
    Lyndsey Clarke-Applications in Life Sciences, and
    Fernando Loizides-Visual Analytics,
    EuroVis 2008 Conference Report: Part IV. This event is a continuation of the presentations and discussions from the EuroVis '08 Conference Report.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    (Historical Note: This was the first Visible Lunch with a female speaker.)
    [16]  Thurs 19 June 08 Benjamin Spencer-Visualization Applications,
    Farhan Mohamed-Software Visualization, and
    Ravi P. Kammaje-Visualization Tools,
    EuroVis 2008 Conference Report: Part III. This event is a continuation of the presentations and discussions from the EuroVis '08 Conference Report.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [15]  Thurs 12 June 08 Tony McLoughlin-Flow Advection and Geometry Processing,
    Zhenmin Peng-Flow Feature Extraction, and
    Robert S. Laramee-Multivariate Visualization,
    EuroVis 2008 Conference Report: Part II. This event is the second part in the multi-part EuroVis '08 Conference Report.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    [14]  Thurs 5 June 08 Min Chen-Illustrative and Realistic Volume Rendering and
    Owen Gilson-Graph Visualization,
    EuroVis 2008 Conference Report: Part I, The Joint EUROGRAPHICS - IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 26-28 May 2008.
    Please see the link to the Eurovis 2008 Conference Program.
    Please see the Conference Report Description at the bottom of this page.
    Note: This is the first stage of multi-part Visible Lunch Event.
    [13]  Thurs 29 May 08 Darius Garnham, Incidental Mobile Information and Large Public Displays, Conference Talk for the ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI) 2008 Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Mobile Phone-Based Interaction with Public Displays, 5-8 April 2008, Florence, Italy
    [12]  Thurs 22 May 08 Lloyd Williams, 3D Graphics in Java: A Comparison of Two Popular 3D Graphics APIs (JOGL vs Java 3D), Practice Talk (Presenting a Project Paper) for CS_M27/CS_317: Programming and Graphics APIs/Computer Graphics Laboratory
    [11]  Thurs 15 May 08 Ed Grundy, Spatial Data Structures for GIS Visualization, Practice Talk (Presenting a Programming Project) for CS_M27: Programming and Graphics APIs
    [10]  Thurs 8 May 08 Benjamin Spencer, Hierarchical Photon Mapping, A research paper report in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), forthcoming
    [9]  Thurs 1 May 08 Fernando Loizides, Investigating Document Triage on Paper and Electronic Media, Conference Talk for the European Conference on Digital Libraries 2007 in Budapest, Hungary, 16-21 September, 2007 (Recipient of the Best Paper Award)
    (Historical Note: This was the first ever catered Visible Lunch. This was also the first Visible Lunch talk given by an HCI specialist.)
    [8]  Thurs 24 April 08 Owen Gilson, From Web Data to Visualization via Ontology Mapping, Practice Talk for EuroVis 2008, The Joint EUROGRAPHICS - IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 26-28 May, 2008 (Recipient of the Best Paper Award)
    [7]  Thurs 10 April 08 Benjamin Mora, Are 3D Displays the Logical Continuation of 3D Graphics?, A research paper report in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE TVCG), forthcoming
    [6]  Thurs 13 Mar 08 The first Fussball tournament is launched.
    [5]  Thurs 6 March 08 Ravi P. Kammaje, A Study of Restricted BSP Trees for Ray Tracing, Research Paper Talk from the IEEE- EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Interactive Ray-Tracing 2007
    [4]  Thurs 28 Feb 08 Lloyd Williams, TimeHistograms for Large, Time-Dependent Data, Practice Talk (Presenting a Research Paper) for CS_M37: Graphics Surveys and Research Methodology
    [3]  Thurs 21 Feb 08 Robert S. Laramee, Flow Visualization: The State-of-the-Art, Practice Invited Talk for the 19th Conference of Simulation and Visualization (SimVis) 2008, Magdeburg, Germany, 28-29 February 2008
    (Historical Note: This was the first official Visible Lunch talk.)
    [2]  Thurs 29 Nov 07 The Fussball table arrives.
    [1]  Thurs 16 Aug 07 The First Visible Lunch Event takes place.
    Conference Reports
    For a conference report, each speaker shortly presents (3-5 minutes recommended) a selection of papers (3-5 papers recommended) from a given conference. Each paper talk discusses: (1) what the paper is about i.e., what is the goal of the research work, (2) results or findings presented, and (3) the strengths and weaknesses of the paper including the presenter's own opinion. If a supplementary video has been provided with the paper, presenters can save themselves a lot of work by showing the video. Videos usually give a concise and helpful summary of the paper. Overall impressions of the conference are also discussed. The idea behind the conference report is that those who did not attend the conference can still benefit from those that did.

    Related papers are normally grouped together by sessions at a conference. Hence, for a conference report, papers are usually assigned and presented together based on sessions. Each speaker, along with the title of the session which they are presenting, is shown in the Visible Lunch special events and talks listing. Recommended talk preparation time is approximately two hours. Most of the preparation time is for reading the papers. Please let a Visible Lunch coordinator know if you have any questions. Also, if you are having trouble with a paper and would like to discuss it briefly, you are welcome to come and discuss it with a Visible Lunch coordinator.

    Some benefits of conference reports include:

    1. Experience: Those who did not attend a conference can learn from those that did.
    2. Skill Building: Participants practice reading research papers and presentation.
    3. Education: Participants keep up with the latest research literature.
    4. Enjoyment: Participants enjoy sharing their experiences with others or hearing about others experiences.

    This page is maintained by Robert S. Laramee.
    In case of comments, questions, suggestions, or collaboration ideas, please sent email to: r.s.laramee "at" swansea.ac.uk.
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