Call for participation and Program:
“Persistent problems in geographic visualization”
ICC2011 Workshop on July 2nd 2011, Paris

Organized by ICA commission on GeoVisualization (
in collaboration with ISPRS WG II/6 Geographical Visualization and Virtual Reality (

Paris, institue of geography (Quartier latin)

Preliminary program:

09:30 - 10:00 Opening:
Gennady Andrienko, Jason Dykes (ICA GeoVisualization), Chris Pettit (ISPRS WG II/6)

Session 1

What does it all mean? Cognition, education
Chair: Arzu Coltekin
10:00 - 10:20 Evidence of geovis(ual analytics) utility and usefulness. Sara Fabrikant, CH pdf
10:20 - 10:40 Visualization: the value proposition for trans-disciplinary studies. Chris Pettit, AU pdf
10:40 - 11:00 Adoption of Stereoscopic Displays in Geographic Education: A Persistent Problem in Geographic Visualization. Terry Slocum, Alan Halfen, Travis White, Dan Hirmas Stephen Egbert, Dave McDermott, William Johnson, and Paul Atchley pdf

11:00 - 11:20


Session 2

Virtual and Augmented Reality, Multimedia
Chair: Chris Pettit
11:20 - 11:40 From Static to Dynamic Virtual Urban Environment: Challenges and Considerations. Bo Wu, CN pdf
11:40 - 12:00 Sounds dangerous: emotion, geovisual analytics, and music. Robert Edsall, US pdf
12:00 - 12:20 Cognition of dynamic geographic process: combining geo-referenced phenomena simulation with real-time dynamic change monitoring. LIN Hui and HU Mingyuan, CN pdf

12:20 - 14:00

lunch (at own costs)

Session 3

Theoretical considerations: mobility, uncertainty
Chair: Gennady Andrienko
14:00 - 14:20 Ubiquitous visualization. Chris Marmo, AU pdf
14:20 - 14:40 Code red: mobile. Patrick B. Quinn pdf
14:40 - 15:00 Modifiable temporal unit problem. Arzu Çöltekin, Stefano De Sabbata, Corina Willi, Irene Vontobel, Sebastian Pfister, Matthias Kuhn, Martin Lacayo, CH, US pdf
15:00 - 15:20 Framework for integrating thematic uncertainty information into a Geovisual Analytics process. Jochen Schiewe, DE pdf

15:20 - 15:40


Session 4

Specific user centric cases
Chair: Jason Dykes
15:40 - 16:00 The issue of time pressure in map-based decision making. Jan Wilkening, CH pdf
16:00 - 16:20 For which type of user queris are schematic network maps more useful than geographic network maps? Qiuju Zhang, NL pdf
16:20 - 16:40 How to confirm visualization strategies and design guidelines based on multi-domain usability research on the STC? Irma Kveladze, NL pdf

16:40 - 17:00

GeoViz Challenges
Jason Dykes

Each presenter is given 5-10 minutes for the position statement followed by 10-15 minutes discussion.
It is down to presenters to stimulate discussion - you may want to finish your presentation with a slide describing open problems or questions upon which you would like participants to reflect and comment.

The workshop participation is free. However, local organizers do not have funds for serving coffee breaks. Please consider bringing water etc. with you.


Workshop registration:, registration will close by June 19, 2011.
The room has only 50 seats, so please register asap.
In an unlikely case of technical problems, please contact Arzu Coltekin (you can find her email below)

1st call:

Synopsis: In this one-day workshop, we seek to identify and communicate about persisting research challenges in geographic visualization and geo-visual analytics amongst peers. Participants are expected to present work in progress towards solving a problem, or a design issue (rather than reporting results) and contribute to the discussion that follows. The objective is to determine ongoing research challenges and discuss progress towards addressing these in a forum that will provide instant feedback from peers, and through which collaborators for future work can be identified.

Participation: Please formulate a brief ‘problem statement’, identifying the persistent problem and your work towards or ideas on addressing it. This should be no longer than 1-page and should describe a discussion item or an issue on which you need feedback from your peers. Topics should be in your area of expertise, which you can present with sufficient background information. Submit the document by April 30th, 2011 at the latest. Text should be submitted in an email attachment in PDF format at gennady.andrienko at with a cc to arzu.coltekin at and subject line should include “Paris ICA2011 workshop”

Important dates:

  • April 30th 2011: Submission of the statement of discussion item
  • May 23rd 2011: Notification of acceptance & announcement of the final program
  • July 2nd 2011: Workshop

Further details to be published at and and announced in the second call.