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------------------------------- Referenced Note --------------------------- Dear Scientific Database Researchers: I am organizing a workshop on databases and visualization this October in San Jose, CA, as part of the IEEE Visualization con- ference. It seems that the visualization community has largely ignored database management issues, and this has impacted the quality of their work. They could benefit greatly from insight into DBMS services and approaches to managing scientific data. All interested parties are welcome to submit. I will also field any questions you might have. thanx. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JP Lee Institute for Visualization and Perception Research jlee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx University of Massachusetts at Lowell (508) 934-3384 1 University Ave. Lowell, MA 01854 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ************** Call for Participation ************** Title: "Workshop on Database Issues for Data Visualization" Place: Visualization '93 Red Lion Inn San Jose, CA Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1993 8:30 am - 5:00 pm A full-day workshop on the application of database technology to data visualization will be held during the 1993 IEEE Visualization Conference. The purpose of the workshop will be to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and evaluation of designs that apply database technology to the data visualization problem. It seeks to bring together a diverse group of researchers in the database and visualization fields, along with application developers towards creating more supportive tools to enable the exploration, analysis, and visualization of complex data. It is imperative that such cross-fertilization occur for visualization tools to better fit the task they are designed for. IEEE VISUALIZATION'93 CONFERENCE Scientific visualization is an important research frontier shared by a variety of computational science and engineering fields. Visualization work is both interdisciplinary and a field in its own right. This conference focuses on interdisciplinary methods and supports collaboration among the developers and users of visualization methods across all of science, engineering, and commerce. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Graphics, in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Data Visualization deals with the effective protrayal of data with a goal towards insight about the data. Typically, the data is of high volume, multidimensional in nature, and does not lend itself to easy display. The data is also often spatial and temporal in nature. Data visualization software systems are very popular with end-user domain scientists who require visual tools to explore and analyze their data. Whereas the output issues for visualization production, i.e., image synthesis, have received much attention, input and data management issues have not. The visualization community has not embraced database technology to handle data access for reasons of performance and inadequacies of the available data models (such as relational). This workshop hopes to address these issues, and make a case for database technology integration into visualization. Database issues for data visualization have become increasingly important as ever-larger data set sizes and dimensionality create problems that present-day systems cannot handle. Collaborative computing requires multiple users and multiple, heterogeneous databases. Visualization system users are only given minimal support for querying data. Querying is limited in most cases to integrating filters and output rendering methods over flat data files and fixed data types, which is hardly "interactive". Two previous Workshops (Siggraph '90 and Visualization '91) have dealt with areas such as high-level requirements for data structures and access soft- ware, and data visualization environments. This workshop intends to deal with issues specifically related to the integration of database management systems with data visualization. This could also lead to low-level implementation issues as well. Researchers who have working applications are encouraged to present their work, for critique and evaluation. Participation is limited to 20 people. Position Statements and papers are welcome on the following issues as they relate to data visualization - we would like to keep discussions focused on the end result, which is improving visualization with database management systems: - Requirements Visualization places on Databases - Data Models and Access Structures - Modeling the User - Tasks, Processes, Support Issues - Advanced User Interfaces for databases - Visual Languages for Visualization - System Integration Issues - Querying for Visualization - Distributed, Heterogeneous Data Set Issues - Data Sharing WORKSHOP FORMAT The Workshop format allows for the formal presentation of the papers in the morning session (accepted papers included in preprints). These presentations are designed to serve as catalysts for discussion. In addition, there will be a few invited papers and several afternoon workshop discussion sessions with designated discussion topics. Participants will have an opportunity to edit and resubmit their papers for possible post-workshop publication. PAPER SUBMISSIONS (Due 15 July 1993) Papers are solicited that present research results in the related areas of database technology as applied to visualization. Position papers will also be accepted. Papers should be limited to 5,000 words and may be accompanied by NTSC video. Please submit 5 copies of all materials to one of the workshop organizers. ACCOMMODATION Location: The Workshop will be held at the Red Lion Hotel, the Visualization'93 Conference Hotel. *** VERY IMPORTANT NOTE *** There is a Park and Recreation conference that is using most of the hotel rooms the week before our workshop, and has 417 (of the 500) rooms booked on Friday and 345 booked on Saturday. It is the largest conference that San Jose has ever had! Hotel space will get very tight so please reserve rooms early and guarantee these for late arrival (if arriving after after 6:00 pm) with a credit card. Rooms are being held until October 3, 1993. When making reservations please mention IEEE. Accommodation inquiries: Red Lion Hotel - Reservations 2050 Gateway Place San Jose CA 95110 +1-408-453-4000 MEALS AND REFRESHMENTS Lunch as well as coffee and tea breaks will be provided. REGISTRATION FEE There is a single registration fee of US $75 which covers the technical session, the Workshop preprints, lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Payment: the registration fee can be paid in any convertible currency by either check or credit card (American Express, Mastercard or Visa). WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS: J.P. Lee Institute for Visualization and Perception Research University of Massachusetts at Lowell Lowell, MA 01854 and The MITRE Corporation 202 Burlington Avenue Bedford MA 01730-1420 email: jlee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx fax: +1-617-271-2964 phone: +1-617-271-7417 Georges Grinstein Institute for Visualization and Perception Research University of Massachusetts at Lowell Lowell, MA 01854 and The MITRE Corporation 202 Burlington Avenue Bedford MA 01730-1420 email: ggg@xxxxxxxxx, fax: +1-617-271-2964, phone: +1-617-271-7714 Registration Form: -------------------------------------------------- Workshop on Database Issues for Data Visualization -------------------------------------------------- PERSONAL INFORMATION Last Name:______________________________________________________________ First Name:______________________________Title (Prof/Dr/Mr/Ms):_____________ Mailing Address:_________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Phone:______________________________Fax:________________________________ Email:__________________________________________________________________ Accompanying Person:____________________________________________________ PAYMENT INFORMATION Workshop Fee: $US 75.00 Method of payment: [ ] check (make check payable to "Database Workshop") Credit card [ ] American Express [ ] Mastercard [ ] Visa Card number:____________________________________________________ Name on card:____________________________Exp. date:_______________ Signature (if sending by post):_______________________________________ HOTEL INFORMATION [ ] I will not be staying at the Red Lion [ ] I will book myself at the Red Lion [ ] Please book me into the Red Lion [ ] Single [ ] Double [ ] Smoking [ ] Non-Smoking Arrival date:_________________ Departure date:________________ Please send this form by email, fax or post no later than 1 September to: Maria Zimmerman IEEE Database and Visualization Workshop Manager The MITRE Corporation 202 Burlington Road Bedford MA 01730-1420 Fax: +1-617-271-2964 Phone: +1-617-271-2513 Email: rmz@xxxxxxxxx =====================================================================