The Program for
Human-Computer Interaction & Visualization

Competence Center Human-Centered Visualization
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Kaiserslautern, Germany

in cooperation with

DFG's International Research Training Group
“Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets – Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modeling, and Engineering”
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

In 2006, we have launched a new major program in Human Computer Interaction and
Visualization (HCIV). The aim of this initiative is to establish a study and research program
that will combine the knowledge of both the science and the practice in the fields of Human
Computer Interaction and Visualization.

One of the program’s major aims is the organization of an annual workshop with world-renowned experts in the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Visualization.

We want to invite you to attend our


Large Data Sets --- Large Screens

April 15th and 16th, 2008, Kaiserslautern, Germany

DFKI GmbH, Trippstadter Str. 122

If you have ever seen a sporting event on a large screen TV, then you have surely been impressed with the captivating and amazing display that makes the game both innately attractive and easier to follow. This is not limited to entertainment alone. People get the same sensations, impressions, and further their understanding of displayed information in more serious applications. In this respect, size matters.
What is it that makes large screens so captivating and how do we use them effectively? For the latter, we need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of this large medium, and the ways large screens are different or similar to smaller screens (i.e., desktop or mobile devices). As large screens have become cheaper and more commonplace in our environments, it is necessary to understand this medium in order to use it more effectively. Effective use is both a science and an art and, to be effective, there must be a balance between them.

We will have the chance to listen to talks of and discuss with

  • Prof. Dr. Mark Apperley  (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Dr. Patrick Baudisch  (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Dr. Ken Boff  (Tennenbaum Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Dr. Jeff Bradshaw  (University of West Florida, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. John Carroll  (Penn State University, USA - live on video)
  • Prof. Dr. Tiziana Catarci (Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
  • Dr. Nahum Gershon  (The MITRE Corp., USA)
  • Dr. Azam Khan (Autodesk Research, Canada)
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Moorhead (Mississippi State University, USA - live on video)
  • Prof. Dr. Annelise Pejtersen (Ris° National Laboratory, Denmark)
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Spence  (Imperial College, London, UK - live on video)
  • Prof. Dr. John Stasko  (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA - live on video)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerrit van der Veer  (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

Contact:         Dr. Achim Ebert (Assist. Prof.)
Visualization Lab                                             Tel.:        +49 631 205 3502
Erwin-Schr÷dinger-Str. 57                             Fax:        +49 631 205 3483
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany                  Email:    ebert@dfki.uni-kl.de