LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications

14/15 NOVEMBER 2019


LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications

14/15 NOVEMBER 2019


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 We welcome papers describing original work, i.e. hitherto unpublished scientific or information visualization research.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'19 papers can be found via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=levia19.

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


PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20 September 2019 (extended)
SHORT PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 27 September 2019 (extended)
NOTIFICATION: 11 October 2019
LEVIA'19: 14/15 November 2019



Stefan Jänicke (chair)
University of Southern Denmark

Ingrid Hotz
Linköping University, Sweden

Christina Gillmann
Leipzig University, Germany

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
Kathrin Feige, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
Issei Fujishiro, Keio University, Japan
Petra Gospodnetic, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, Germany
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
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
Jakob Kusnick, Leipzig University, Germany
Renata Georgia Raidou, TU Wien, Austria
Noeska Smit, University of Bergen, Norway
Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma, USA


Issei Fujishiro
Professor, Department of Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Seeing the Lost: Three Case Studies from Astrophysical Visualization

Astrophysics can be regarded as the ultimate remote sensing because no one can travel to see the heavenly bodies far from Earth. Astronomers' only option is to observe and analyze the variety of signals emanating from these distant bodies. Such work can prompt them to develop greater enthusiasm for data visualization than those in other disciplines. Indeed, astrophysics relies heavily on observed data visualization and analysis. This talk provides an overview of the latest research results from three collaborative research projects with astronomers, which examine the asymmetric biclustering of multivariate data for correlated subspace mining and its application to type Ia supernovae, TimeTubes for visually extracting characteristic polarization variations from long sequences of observed blazar datasets, and aflak as a novel visual programming environment to tweak fine-grained transformations and visual analytics filtering for multispectral astrophysical observations.


Manuel Burghardt
Jun.-Prof. for Computational Humanities, Leipzig University, Germany

Visual Analytics for DH – Toward Scalable Visualizations

In this talk I will give a short introduction to the field of digital humanities (DH) and highlight the important role of visualization for DH. After a brief overview of existing distant reading visualizations, I argue for the need of scalable reading for text analysis in DH and present possible visualization approaches. Going beyond distant reading, I show that scalable visualizations in the digital humanities are not only important for text-based analyses, but are also for image and video analysis. Accordingly, I present a multimodal approach for the scalable viewing of movies that makes use of image data (keyframes), structural data (shots and scenes) and movie dialogs (scripts and subtitles).


Thursday, November 14th

11:00 LEVIA Opening

11:05 Opening Keynote

Session Chair: Gerik Scheuermann

Issei Fujishiro, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Seeing the Lost: Three Case Studies from Astrophysical Visualization

12:15 Lunch at Gasthaus Alte Nikolaischule

14:00 Paper Session I: Industrial Applications

Session Chair: Christina Gillmann

Petra Gospodnetic, Markus Rauhut and Hans Hagen
Surface Inspection Planning Using 3D Visualization

Johannes Bayer
Graph-based manipulation Rules for Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 Paper Session II: Querying and Searching

Session Chair: Christian Heine

Robin G. C. Maack, David H. Rogers, Hans Hagen and Christina Gillmann
Focus and Context Querying in Cinema Database using multi-dimensional Image Measures

Takuya Suga, Genki Nagasawa, Masanori Nakayama and Issei Fujishiro
rewind: Visual Exploration of Web Video Viewing History for Self-reflection

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Paper Session III: Volume Rendering & Visual Analytics

Session Chair: Robin Maack

Peter Steneteg, Daniel Jönsson, Martin Falk and Ingrid Hotz
Volume Raycasting Sampling Revisited

Alrik Hausdorf, Andreas Niekler and Daniel Wiegreffe
LocalCompanies: Visual exploration of geospacial aligned regional companies

Ayan Biswas, David Walters, Devin Francom, Sky Sjue, Earl Lawrence, James Paul Ahrens and Darby Jon Luscher
Enhancing the Visualization of Laue Diffraction for Analyzing Strength Model Parameter Sensitivity

18:00 Socializing + Dinner

Friday, November 15th

09:00 Paper Session IV: Digital Humanities

Session Chair: Richard Khulusi

Martin Baumann, Markus John, Hermann Pflüger, Gabriel Viehhauser-Mery, Cornelia Herberichs, Wolfgang Knopki and Thomas Ertl
An Interactive Visualization for the Analysis of Annotated Text Variance in the Legendary Der Heiligen Leben, Redaktion

Christofer Meinecke, David Joseph Wrisley and Stefan Jänicke
Automated Alignment of Medieval Text Versions based on Word Embeddings

Tariq Yousef
Ugarit: Translation Alignment Visualization

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Closing Keynote

Session Chair: Stefan Jänicke

Manuel Burghardt, Leipzig University, Germany
Visual Analytics for DH – Toward Scalable Visualizations

12:00 LEVIA Closing


12:15 Joint Lunch at Auerbach's Keller (self-paid)

14:30 Visit of the Stasi Museum "Runde Ecke"
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