Visualisation Network-of-Experts

Supporting NATO Research Task Group IST-059 on Network Visualisation

http://www.visn-x.net

 

 

Priory Church, Malvern. 2008 ©  Martin Taylor

 

Workshop:

Visualizing Network Dynamics

4th - 6th November 2008

 

QinetiQ Malvern,

Malvern Technology Centre,

St. Andrew’s Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3PS, GBR

 

Edited by M. Varga

 

 

The NATO Research Task Group "Visualisation Technologies for Network Analysis" has invited the Visualisation Network of Experts (Vis N/X) to advise it on how graph/network analysis and visualisation can support simulations of and predictions about dynamic systems critical to defense, intelligence and public safety.


 

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Agenda

Tuesday, 4th November 2008

 

 

 

0945

Security check-in

 

1015

Margaret Varga                       

Welcome to QinetiQ

1030

 

Information on local arrangements

1035

Round robin  Introductions                                           

 

1055

Vincent Taylor

Introduction to NATO IST059 and the N/X

1105

Zack Jacobson & Margaret Varga   

Workshop Introduction

1115

Provocations and Discussions: Design and Evaluation                          

 

Amy K. C. S. Vanderbilt

Evaluation of interactive visualisation of Network Dynamics

 

Rob Young

Some considerations towards metrics to assess visualisation   Abstract  Presentation

 

Marcus Lem & Ben Houston

Design and Specifications of a visualization tool for dynamic network analysis (VITA-DNA)

1215

Lunch

 

1300

Provocations and discussions: Techniques and Applications

 

Neil Bowan

CBRN Incident and Consequence Management and CBRN Capability Policy

 

Nisha Iswaran

Effects-based Approach to CBRN Capability Policy

1340

Provocations and discussions: Techniques and Applications

 

Sven.Brueckner      

Entities: An Alternative Perspective on Multiple Networks

 

Rusty Bobrow

Kinetic Visualizations: Seeing and Understanding Structure in Large Interacting Networks, Using Human Motion Perception

 

Dragos Calitoiu, Zack Jacobson, Margaret Varga & Ben Houston

Knowledge Discovery in a multi-mode network: a visualization approach to measure the interdependence between actors and social venues

·        

Jan-Terje Bjørke & Margaret Varga

Weight (error) Propagation in Networks of Hypernodes

1500

Introduction to Breakout Groups

 

Zack Jacobson

Topic Selection

1510

Breakout Groups - First Working Session

1630

End, Day 1

 

1900

Dinner at the Red Lion Pub

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 5th November 2008

 

 

 

0820

Security check-in                    

 

0830

Margaret Varga           

 Welcome

0845

Provocations & discussions: Techniques and Applications (I)

 

Martin Taylor 

The VisTG Framework for Network Visualisation

 

Sonya McMullen and Cristin Hall

Survey of Relevant Research Related to Data Visualization Applications and Areas Requiring Additional Study   Presentation    paper

 

Andy Swarbrick           

"Can you evaluate a tool to visualise a complex system, like an organisational network, without validated models for how it behaves?" - Drawing the lines between exploration and discovery versus understanding and prediction.  Why we need to work anthropologists and social scientists.

0940

Breakout Groups - Second Working Session

1115

Provocation and Discussions: Techniques and Applications (II)

 

Shashi Shekhar

Spatio-Temporal Networks: A GIS Perspectives:

 

Paul Wonnacott

Geo-temporal visualisation of networks for Intelligence

 

Neil Briscombe

Application of semantic tooling for military information exploitation and decisions support systems

1215

Lunch

 

1245

Provocations and Discussions:  Techniques and Applications (III)

 

Zack Jacobson & Ben Houston

VITA—Visual Interface for Text Analysis

 

Michael Otterstatter & Zack Jacobson

Contagion in real social networks: insights from social insects

1340

Breakout Groups - Third Working Session

1545

End, Day 2

 

1600

Depart for wine tasting event

 

1900

Dinner at the ASK restaurant

 


 

Thursday, 6th November 2008

 

 

 

0845

Security check-in

 

0900

Amy K.C.S. Vanderbilt            

Welcome

0910

Provocations and Discussions:  Techniques and Applications (IV)                    

 

Andy Swarbrick                                               

SNA Visualisation Tools

 

Dr. Mark Round

A Research Agenda for SNA

 

Margaret Varga, Dr. Rob Young, Kevin Adams & Rose Hines

Hypothesis Network Visualisation

1010

Breakout Groups: Final Working Session and Preparation of Presentations

1215

Lunch

 

1300

Breakout Group presentations; Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations

 

Cristin Hall,  Chris Horeczy,  Annette Kaster, Michael Kleiber, Marcus Lem and Sonya McMullen

Experimental Designs for Utility Testing of Visualization Techniques

 

Neil Bowman, James Freemantle, Rose Hines, Nisha Iswaran, Andy Swarbrick, Margaret Varga and Rob Young

Visualising the Propagation of Uncertainties

 

Amy K.C.S. Vanderbilt ,Vincent Taylor, Martin Taylor, Mark Nixon, Jan Terje Bjorke, Sven Brueckner, Zack Jacobson, Jason Moore, Rusty Bobrow

Information Theoretic Considerations

 

Kevin Adams, Mark Round, Andrew Webb, Lisbeth Ramussen

Approaches to the analysis and visualization of multi-modal and multi-relational networks

1450

Margaret Varga           

Close of Workshop and Farewell

1500

Workshop Closes