TU Wien Informatics

About

Our unit conducts research and provides teaching in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. We are concerned with computer-tools, methods, and concepts that support humans in coping with complex information spaces.

We strive to make complex information structures more comprehensible, facilitate new insights, and enable process of information and knowledge discovery. At this, human abilities as well as users’ needs and tasks are central issues to assist in situations where complex decisions need to be made. Data and information are a broad field – we focus particularly on the temporal, spatial and spatial-temporal dimension.

Visualization (Information Visualization & Visual Analytics): On the one hand, a huge amount of highly structured and unstructured data and information is available in working situations and the daily life, which need to be interpreted for further decision making. On the other hand, different kinds of data and information analysis methods have been developed to gain more insights (information and knowledge gains). We investigate interactive visual and automatic methods which support the interactive exploration process in order to gain new insights. At this, we do not primarily aim to design “beautiful pictures”, but to develop visual and automatic representations and methods to explore multidimensional information spaces, which support the shaping of hypotheses facilitated by various forms of user interactions.

Plan Management & Process Engineering: Plans, workflows, and processes are omnipresent. Computer-assisted methods could ease the handling of these. On the one hand, we develop methods to support the design of such plans and actions. On the other hand, we investigate methods to execute, adapt, and maintain these. The starting point of our research is a time-oriented, intention-based plan representation language. However, such languages are very complex and hardly accessible by the user. To overcome that situation, we study visual methods to communicate such plans (for example, metaphor graphic-based visualizations) and structure as well as model such plans in an (semi-)automatic way (for example, information extraction methods).

Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice: Theoretical methods alone can only partly support the knowledge discovery process. Therefore, we examine the usability and applicability of our methods and apply them in the medical domain. One of our main foci is medical therapy planning:” clinical guidelines and protocols aim to support medical staff in their daily routine. Currently, guidelines and protocols are available in the form of textual documents only. However, if clinical guidelines are embedded within clinical decision support systems and integrated within the workflow of clinicians’ work habits and patient management, they could ease clinicians’ practices. Thus, they have to be presented in a structured format that can be used by clinical decision support systems. Moreover, the life cycle of such guidelines needs to be taken into account to support the concept of “living guidelines”. Other application areas are Digital Humanities, Financial Markets, Business Intelligence, Market Analysis, as well as other disciplines of Natural, Social, and Economic Science.

Visual Analytics is part of the faculty’s Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology.

Silvia Miksch
Silvia Miksch S. Miksch

Head of Research Unit
Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.

Roger Almeida Leite
Roger Almeida Leite R. Almeida Leite

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

Alessio Arleo
Alessio Arleo A. Arleo

PostDoc Researcher
PhD

Christian Bors
Christian Bors C. Bors

PreDoc Researcher
DI

Davide Ceneda
Davide Ceneda D. Ceneda

PreDoc Researcher
BSc MSc

Velitchko Filipov
Velitchko Filipov V. Filipov

PreDoc Researcher
DI /BSc

Theresia Gschwandtner
Theresia Gschwandtner T. Gschwandtner

PostDoc Researcher
Mag. DI Dr. /Bakk.

Victor Schetinger
Victor Schetinger V. Schetinger

PostDoc Researcher
PhD

2019

2018

  • EVA: Visual Analytics to Identify Fraudulent Events / R. Leite, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch, Simone Kriglstein, M. Pohl, E. Gstrein, J. Kuntner / IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24 (2018), 1; 330 - 339
  • Viewing Visual Analytics as Model Building / N. Andrienko, T. Lammarsch, G. Andrienko, G. Fuchs, D. Keim, S. Miksch, A. Rind / Computer Graphics Forum, 37 (2018), 6; 275 - 299
  • Visual Interactive Creation, Customization, and Analysis of Data Quality Metrics / C. Bors, S. Kriglstein, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch, M. Pohl / Journal of Data and Information Quality, 10 (2018), 1; 3:1 - 3:26
  • Know Your Enemy: Identifying Quality Problems of Time Series Data / T. Gschwandtner, O. Erhart / in: "Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)", issued by: IEEE; IEEE Xplore Digital Library, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-5386-1424-2, 205 - 214
  • CV3: Visual Exploration, Assessment, and Comparison of CVs / V. Filipov, P. Federico, S. Miksch / Poster: Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018), Brno, Czech Republic; 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-08; in: "EuroVisPosters 2018", Eurographics / VGTC, (2018), ISBN: 978-3-03868-065-9; 3 pages
  • Network Analysis for Financial Fraud Detection / R. Leite, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch, E. Gstrein, J. Kuntner / Poster: Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018), Brno, Czech Republic; 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-08; in: "Proceedings of Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018)", Eurographics / VGTC, (2018), 3 pages
  • Sketching Temporal Uncertainty - An Exploratory User Study / F. Schwarzinger, A. Roschal, T. Gschwandtner / Talk: Eurographics / IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018), Brno, Czech Republic; 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-08; in: "Proceedings of the Eurographics / IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018)", J. Johansson, F. Sadlo, T. Schreck (ed.); The Eurographics Association, (2018), ISBN: 978-3-03868-060-4
  • VoD - Understanding Structure, Content, and Quality of a Dataset / A. Peterschofsky, T. Gschwandtner / Talk: IEEE VIS Workshop on Visual Summarization and Report Generation: Beyond Scatter-Plots and Bar-Charts (VISREG 2018), Berlin, Germany; 2018-10-22; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Workshop on Visual Summarization and Report Generation: Beyond Scatter-Plots and Bar-Charts (VISREG 2018)", IEEE Xplore Digital Library, (2018)

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  • Integrating Predictions in Time Series Model Selection / M. Bögl, W. Aigner, P. Filzmoser, T. Gschwandtner, T. Lammarsch, S. Miksch, A. Rind / Talk: The Sixth International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), Cagliari, Italy; 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-26
  • Vials: Visualizing Alternative Splicing of Genes / H. Strobelt, B. Alsallakh, J. Botros, B. Peterson, M. Borowsky, H Pfister, A. Lex / IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22 (2015), 1; 399 - 408
  • Task Cube: A Three-Dimensional Conceptual Space of User Tasks in Visualization Design and Evaluation / A. Rind, W. Aigner, M. Wagner, S. Miksch, T. Lammarsch / Information Visualization, Online First, published online before print December 27, 2015 (2015), 1 - 20
  • Integrating Predictions in Time Series Model Selection / M. Bögl, W. Aigner, P. Filzmoser, T. Gschwandtner, T. Lammarsch, S. Miksch, A. Rind / in: "EuroVA 2015 EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics", J. Yang, E. Bertini, N. Elmqvist, T. Dwyer, X. Yuan, H. Carr (ed.); issued by: Cagliari, Italy May 25-26, 2015; Eurographics Association, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-905674-86-6, 73 - 78
  • Visual Analytics for Fraud Detection and Monitoring / R. Almeida Leite, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch, E. Gstrein, J. Kuntner / Poster: IEEE Vis 2015, Chicago, IL, USA; 2015-10-25 - 2015-10-30; in: "Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference 2015", J. Yang, E. Bertini, N. Elmqvist, T. Dwyer, X. Yuan, H. Carr (ed.); (2015), 2 pages
  • Visually and Statistically Guided Imputation of Missing Values in Univariate Seasonal Time Series / M. Bögl, W. Aigner, P. Filzmoser, T. Gschwandtner, T. Lammarsch, S. Miksch, A. Rind / Poster: IEEE Vis 2015, Chicago, IL, USA; 2015-10-25 - 2015-10-30; in: "Poster Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference 2015", J. Yang, E. Bertini, N. Elmqvist, T. Dwyer, X. Yuan, H. Carr (ed.); (2015), 2 pages
  • QualityFlow: Provenance Generation from Data Quality / C. Bors, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch / Poster: Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2015), Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-29; in: "Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Posters 2015", R. Maciejewski, F. Marton (ed.); Eurographics Association, (2015), Paper ID 9, 3 pages
  • Enhancing Time Series Segmentation and Labeling Through the Knowledge Generation Model / T. Gschwandtner, H. Schumann, J. Bernard, T. May, M. Bögl, S. Miksch, J. Kohlhammer, M. Röhlig, B. Alsallakh / Poster: Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2015), Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-29; in: "Proceedings of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) - Posters 2015", R. Maciejewski, F. Marton (ed.); Eurographics Association, (2015), Paper ID 11, 3 pages
  • Visual Exploration and Analysis of Uncertain Time-oriented Data / M. Bögl / Talk: IEEE VIS 2015 Doctoral Colloquium, Chicago, IL, USA (invited); 2015-10-24; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE VIS 2015 Doctoral Colloquium - closed, invitation only special session", E. Marai, C. Collins, M. Pohl (ed.); (2015), 4 pages
  • Supporting Activity Recognition by Visual Analytics / M. Röhlig, M. Luboschik, M. Bögl, F. Krüger, B. Alsallakh, S. Miksch, T. Kirste, H. Schumann / Talk: IEEE Vis 2015, Chicago, IL, USA; 2015-10-25 - 2015-10-30; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology", IEEE, (2015), ISBN: 978-1-4673-9783-4; 8 pages
  • Exploration and Assessment of Event Data / P. Bodesinsky, B. Alsallakh, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch / Talk: Sixth International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) 2015, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-26; in: "Proceedings of the Sixth International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) 2015", E. Bertini, J. Roberts (ed.); Eurographics Association, (2015), ISBN: 978-3-905674-86-6; Paper ID 12, 5 pages
  • A Concept for the Exploratory Visualization of Patent Network Dynamics / F. Windhager, A. Amor-Amoros, M. Smuc, P. Federico, L. Zenk, S. Miksch / Talk: The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications IVAPP, Berlin; 2015-03-11 - 2015-03-14; in: "Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications", (2015), ISBN: 978-989-758-088-8; 268 - 273
  • A Survey of Visualization Systems for Malware Analysis / M. Wagner, F. Fischer, R. Luh, A. Haberson, A. Rind, D. Keim, W. Aigner / Talk: Eurographics Conference on Visualization, Cagliari, Italia; 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-29; in: "Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) State of The Art Reports", R. Borgo, F. Ganovelli, I. Viola (ed.); EuroGraphics, (2015), 105 - 125

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  • Visual Analytics of Dynamic Networks / PhD Thesis by P. Federico / Supervisor, Reviewer: S. Miksch, M. Pohl, T. Ertl; Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, 2017; oral examination: 2017-05-31

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  • Theresia Gschwandtner: Visual Support for Rastering of Unequally Spaced Time Series / Best Short Paper Award / International Organization / 2017
  • Theresia Gschwandtner: Visually and Statistically Guided Imputation of Missing Values in Univariate Seasonal Time Series / Best VAST Poster Award / International Organization / 2015
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Honorable Mention at IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2012 / IEEE Computer Society Visualization & Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) / USA / 2012
  • Silvia Miksch: Recognition of Service Award / Eurographics: European Association for Computer Graphics / 2012
  • Silvia Miksch: Honorable Mention at IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) 2012 / IEEE Computer Society Visualization & Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) / USA / 2012
  • Theresia Gschwandtner: "Poster Award" sponsored by Bank Austria at the Epilog SS2010 of the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology / Austria / 2010
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Karl Ritter von Ghega Award of Recognition for the research project "VisuExplore" / Karl-Ritter-von-Ghega-Preis / Austria / 2010
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BM.WF): Sparkling Science Award for the cooperative research project "HorizonVis" with the school HTBL Krems / Austria / 2010
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Top Cited Article 2005-2010 in Computers and Graphics / Pergamon/Elsevier / Netherlands / 2010
  • Silvia Miksch: Karl Ritter von Ghega Award of Recognition for the research project "VisuExplore" / Karl-Ritter-von-Ghega-Preis / Austria / 2010
  • Silvia Miksch: Top Cited Article 2005-2010 in Computers and Graphics / Pergamon/Elsevier / Netherlands / 2010
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Federal Ministry of Science and Re- search (BM.WF): Sparkling Science Award for the cooperative research project "StackFlow 3D" with the school HTBL Krems / Austria / 2009
  • Theresia Gschwandtner: "Best Poster Award" of the Faculty of Informatics at the epilog SS2008, TU Wien / Austria / 2008
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Karl Ritter von Ghega Award of Recognition for the research project "DisCo" / Karl-Ritter-von-Ghega-Preis / Austria / 2008
  • Silvia Miksch: Karl Ritter von Ghega Award of Recognition for the research project "DisCo" / Karl-Ritter-von-Ghega-Preis / Austria / 2008
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Award of Special Recognition / Austrian Society of Artificial Intelligence(ÖGAI) / Austria / 2004
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Outstanding Achievement Award / Austria / 2003
  • Wolfgang Aigner: Outstanding Achievement Award / Johannes Kepler University Linz / Austria / 1999

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