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JCDL - The First ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 

(W1) Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries - 
Its Past, Present, and Future

June 28th 2001, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA, USA 

Workshop Organizers
Katy Börner
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University, USA
Chaomei Chen
Department of Information Systems 
Brunel University, UK 

The workshop is suitable for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the areas of information visualization, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, library and information science, and computer science.

The primary aim of the workshop is to raise the awareness of several interconnected fields of research related to the design and use of visual interfaces to digital libraries, especially in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology. This workshop also aims to stimulate participants to reflect on the state of the art in their own fields by identifying challenging issues concerning visual interfaces and thereby fostering a multidisciplinary research agenda for future research and development.

The workshop's objectives are:

See also the 1-page WS description.

Photo was taken by Doug Pearson another WS participant.

Workshop Schedule
9:00am Welcome and Introduction by Katy Börner (slides)
9:15am Invited Talk by Stephen Eick
10:00am Open Discussion: The Role of Visual Interfaces in Digital Libraries; Self Introduction of WS Participants; Identification of Important Issues to be Addressed.
10:45am Break & Software Demos
11:30am Presentation of 3 Papers (a 15min + 5min) and General Discussion
Buzydlowski et al.: Co-Cited Author Analysis as an Interface for Digital Libraries (slides)
Weiss-Lijn et al.: Supporting Document Use Through Interactive Visualization of Metadata (slides)
Buchanan et al.: Spatial Hypertext as a Reader Tool in Digital Libraries (slides)
Sullivan: Hilbert Problems in Visual Interface Development/Evaluation (slides)

12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00pm Presentation of 4 Papers (a 15min + 5min) and General Discussion
Skupin: Cartographic Considerations for Map-like Interfaces to Digital Libraries
Cai: GeoVIBE: A Visual Interface to Geographic Digital Library
Boyack et al.: Information Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, and Cognitive Psychology: Domain Visualizations (slides)
Christel: Accessing News Video Libraries through Dynamic Information Extraction, Summarization, and Visualization (slides)
3:30pm Break & Software Demos
4:00pm Expert Panel: Challenges and Opportunities with Katy Börner, Chaomei Chen, Stepen Eick, Sougata Mukherjea, André Skupin, Terry Sullivan, and Howard White
5:00pm Summary and Conclusion by Chaomei Chen (slides)
5:30pm Close

Invited Talk
Title: Visualizing On-line Activity
Presenter: Stephen G. Eick, Visual Insights, steve.eick@visualinsights.com
Abstract: The explosive growth on-line activity has established the e-channel as a critical component of how institutions interact with their customers.  One of the unique aspects of this channel is the rich instrumentation where it is literally possible to capture every visit, click, page view, purchasing decision, and other fine-grained details describing visitor browsing patterns.  The problem is that the huge volume of relevant data overwhelms conventional analysis tools. To overcome this problem, we have developed a sequence of novel metaphors for visualizing website structure, paths and flow through the site, website activity, and a click stream analysis tool called eBizInsights.  The useful aspect of our tools is that they provide a rich visual interactive workspace for performing ad hoc analysis, discovering patterns, and identifying correlations that are impossible to find with traditional non-visual tools.
Acknowledgement: The talk was sponsored by   - Virtual Reality Software & Consulting.


Software Demos
Printouts on paper often cannot convey the true visual appearance and interactive performance of today's visual interfaces to digital libraries.
Currently, the subsequently listed system demo's are scheduled:
All workshop participants are required to register for WS01 ($75.00 to $95.00) via the JCDL registration pageYou do not need to register for JCDL if you attend the workshop only.
The WS t-shirts are sold out. You may like to read the Making of the T-Shirt.

Important Dates
May 1st: Submissions of 2-page position paper
May 10th: Notification of acceptance or rejection of papers
May 15th: Early registration deadline for JCDL
June 15th: Submission of camera-ready copy of papers (max 6 pages)
June 28th: Workshop

Submission & Selection
You are invited to submit a 2-page position paper by May 1st.
The camera-ready copy of accepted papers can be up to 6 pages long. Paper format  of accepted papers has to follow the guidelines in the ACM templates given under 'Submissions' on the main JCDL webpage. All submissions will be electronic (not in printed) and only in Postscript or Adobe Acrobat. Please send a pdf file of your submission to visual@slis.indiana.edu. If you don't receive an acknowledgment of your submission within 2 days please contact katy@indiana.edu.
Full papers for presentation will be selected by an international program committee composed of leading researchers in this area in university, government, and industry.

Workshop participants will be invited to produce an extended version of their work for publication in an edited book in the Springer Book Series on Information Visualization to provide a comprehensive coverage of the topic to a wider audience.

Program Committee
Ann Blandford
School of Computing Science 
Middlesex University 
  Kevin W. Boyack
Computation, Computers & Math Center 
Sandia National Laboratories 
Martin Dodge
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
University College London 
  Xia Lin
College of Information Science and Technology 
Drexel University 
John MacColl
SELLIC Director 
University of Edinburgh 
  Sougata Mukherjea
BEA systems 
Sue O'Hare
Research Group
  Henry Small
Institute for Scientific Information 

Min Xiao & Katy Börner
Last update: July 05, 2001