LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications

18/19 OCTOBER 2018


LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications

18/19 OCTOBER 2018


On the "Road to Berlin" (IEEE VisWeek), LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications (LEVIA) aims at bringing together visualization scholars from all research areas related to visualization. The focus of the symposium is to shed a light on different application areas that enable scientific knowledge discovery with visualizations. The program will be structured along several visualization application areas.


Means of visualization are widely used in diverse application domains to analyze data, to facilitate hypothesis verification and generation, to derive new data, and to discover trends, outliers and data-dependent features. Collaborative aspects between visualization scholars and domain experts as well as design studies and the development of novel visualization techniques that shed a new light on known data objects are in the scope of the symposium. We welcome papers describing original work, i.e. hitherto unpublished scientific or information visualization research. Suggested application domains include, but are not limited to:

  • bioinformatics
  • business and finance
  • digital humanities
  • earth, space, and environmental sciences
  • geovisualization
  • material sciences
  • molecular, biomedical, and medical visualization
  • multimedia visualization (image/video/music)
  • physical sciences and engineering
  • social and information sciences
  • software visualization
  • text visualization
  • urban science
  • visual analytics
  • visualization for the masses


Papers are only accepted in English, they should be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, and authors should address one or several application domains of visualization. Papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. In order to facilitate a double-blind paper evaluation method, we kindly request authors to submit their paper without any explicit reference to any of the authors. Please make sure that submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. In such a case, papers will be rejected without reviews. LEVIA calls for long papers (up to 8 pages + 1 page for references) and short papers (up to 4 pages + 1 page for references). Accepted long papers will receive a long talk slot (25 min. talk + 5 min. for questions) while accepted short papers will receive a short talk slot (15 min. talk + 3 min. for questions).

Submission Page
The submission page for LEVIA'18 papers can be found via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=levia18.

Paper Template
We accept papers from 4 up to 8 pages (+ 1 page for references) that have been prepared using this IEEE Journal and Conference Template.

All accepted papers will be long-term archived and made online available through the publication service of Leipzig University. The publications will be published under CC-BY-4.0 license, and each publication will receive a unique URN from the German National Library that can be used for citations.




You register for LEVIA by sending an informal E-Mail to levia@vizcovery.de. Please provide the following information: full name, affiliation, submission ID (optional).

  • When registering as a student, please attach a corresponding certificate.
  • After registering, you will receive an invoice by E-Mail.
  • After transferring the registration fee, you will receive a receipt by E-Mail confirming that you paid the fee.

Though on-site registration is possible with the same procedure, we appreciate registrations prior to the symposium to better estimate catering expenses.

Students: 150 EURO
Regular: 200 EURO



Stefan Jänicke (chair)
Leipzig University, Germany

Ingrid Hotz
Linköping University, Sweden

Shixia Liu
Tsinghua University, China

Program Committee

Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King's College London, UK
Gennady Andrienko, City University London, UK
Tanja Blascheck, INRIA, France
Michael Böttinger, German Climate Computing Centre, Germany
Roxana Bujack, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Wei Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Michael Correll, Tableau Research
Mennatallah El-Assady, University of Konstanz, Germany
Ronak Etemadpour, City College of New York, USA
Angus Forbes, University of California, USA
Issei Fujishiro, Keio University, Japan
Christoph Garth, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Christina Gillmann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Markus John, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Daniel Jönsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Richard Khulusi, Leipzig University, Germany
Steffen Koch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Michael Krone, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Heike Leitte, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tom Liebmann, Leipzig University, Germany
Robert Krüger, Harvard University, USA
Renata Georgia Raidou, TU Wien, Austria
Martin Reckziegel, Leipzig University, Germany
Michail Schwab, Northeastern University, USA
Noeska Smit, University of Bergen, Norway
Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Kevin Verbeek, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma, USA
Yingcai Wu, Zhejiang University, China
Dirk Zeckzer, Leipzig University, Germany


Josef Focht
Professor for Organology & Principal of the Musical Instruments Museum Leipzig


The Musical Instruments Museum of Leipzig University is one of the largest musical instruments museums worldwide. Next to its collection of nearly 10.000 objects, the museum drives a musicological research department that cooperates with the Image and Signal Processing Group of Leipzig University. Prof. Dr. Josef Focht will give an overview of past and recent digital humanities projects that utilize timeline visualizations, e.g. to explore musicological items (musicians, their institutions, works or keywords), volume visualizations to illustrate the body or construction of musical instruments, or visual analytics approaches for interactive profiling tasks. In addition, he will give an overview of current research prospects where visualizations play major roles for analyses of musicological data.


Thursday, October 18th

11:00 LEVIA Opening

11:05 Keynote

Session Chair: Gerik Scheuermann

Josef Focht
Visualization as a Research Methodology for Musicology

12:15 Lunch at Gasthaus Alte Nikolaischule

14:00 Paper Session I: Digital Humanities

Session Chair: Markus John

Christofer Meinecke and Stefan Jänicke
Visual Analysis of Engineers' Biographies and Engineering Branches

Stefan Jänicke
Timages: Enhancing Time Graphs with Iconographic Information

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 Paper Session II: Visual Analytics I

Session Chair: Martin Reckziegel

Brian Plüss, Fabian Sperrle, Valentin Gold, Mennatallah El-Assady, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Katarzyna Budzynska and Chris Reed
Augmenting Public Deliberations through Stream Argument Analytics and Visualisation

Calvin Yau, Chittayong Surakitbanharn, Jun Xiang Tee and David Ebert
SuccessVis - Visualizing Academic Impact

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Paper Session III: Visual Analytics II

Session Chair: Stefan Jänicke

Tobias Post, Christina Gillmann, Thomas Wischgoll, Bernd Hamann and Hans Hagen
Visual Analytics of Cascaded Bottlenecks in Planar Flow Networks

Qi Han, Markus John, Kuno Kurzhals, Johannes Messner and Thomas Ertl
Visual Interactive Labeling of Large Multimedia News Corpora


18:00 Guided Tour (by Prof. Dr. Josef Focht) in the Museum of Musical Instruments Leipzig (free of charge)
Please find more information here: http://mfm.uni-leipzig.de/en/index.php

20:00 Joint Dinner at Hans im Glück (self-paid)

Friday, October 19th

09:00 Paper Session IV: Volume Visualizations

Session Chair: Tom Liebmann

Pascal Nardini, Michael Böttinger, Hans Pogrzeba, Lydia Siegfried, Martin Schmidt and Gerik Scheuermann
Numerical Evaluation of Pathline Predicates of the Benguela Upwelling System

Roxana Bujack, David Rogers and James Ahrens
Reducing Occlusion in Cinema Databases through Feature-Centric Visualizations

Christina Gillmann, John H. Matsuura, Hans Hagen and Thomas Wischgoll
Towards an Image-based Indicator for Peripheral Artery Disease Classification and Localization

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Invited Paper Talk

Session Chair: Roxana Bujack

James George Wendelberger and Paul Herrick Smith
Data Visualization for Statistical Analysis and Discovery in Container Surface Characterization at the Nano-Scale and Micro-Scale

12:00 LEVIA Closing


12:15 Joint Lunch (self-paid)

16:30 Guided Tour in the Stasi Museum "Runde Ecke" (approx. 5,00€/person)
Please find more information here: http://www.runde-ecke-leipzig.de/index.php?id=223&L=1


LEVIA will take place in Room P7-02 at the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science of Leipzig University!

Address: Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany

Directions: Find it on Google Maps!

Leipzig University Building

Room P7-02