Schedule

Note: Please be advised that the schedule is tentative and subject to change.


Schedule A: CANVAS 2014 Summer School, VA Industry Workshop & BRAVA-CANVAC Workshop

  CANVAS2014 Summer School VA Industry Workshop
Time Monday, July 28 Tuesday, July 29 Wednesday, July 30 Thursday, July 31 Friday, August 1
08:00-09:00

Fred Popowich (VIVA/SFU) - Status of VA in Canada
Arvind Gupta (UBC) - Opening Remarks
Location: FSC 1005

Evangelos Milios (Dalhousie) – Visual text analytics: Facilitating insight from text data (Remotely)
Location: FSC 1005
Orland Hoeber (URegina) - Supporting search with visual analytics
Location: FSC 1005
Panel 1: VA tool vendors + VA tool users Panel 2: VA tool Vendors + Universities

Participants will discuss the capabilities of VA tools currently available and the requirements for future VA tools.
Location: FSC 1005

Participants will focus on the need for training visual analysts and job/research funding opportunities.
Location: FSC 1005
09:00-10:00 Sara Diamond (OCAD) - Representing data: Visualization, sonification, data sculpting and vibro-tactile arrays
Location: FSC 1005
Ronald Rensink (UBC) - Visual analytics and visual intelligence
Location: FSC 1005
Christopher Collins (UOIT) - Semantics and sentiment in visual text analytics
Location: FSC 1005
10:00-10:30 Break Break Break Break Break
10:30-11:30 CANVAS Keynote: Academic Keynote: Academic Keynote: Industry Keynote: Industry Keynote:
John Stasko (GeorgiaTech) - Visual analytics for investigative analysis and exploration of documents and data
Location: FSC 1005
Leland Wilkinson(SkyTree) - Exploring huge collections of scatterplots and images
Location: FSC 1005
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger(York) - Interactive alternatives in visual analytics
Location: FSC 1005
Valerie Lavigne (DRDC) – Visual analytics research at DRDC: Maritime domain awareness, social network analysis and semantic text exploration
Location: FSC 1005
Alan Keahey (IBM) - Visualization scalability for Big Data
Location: FSC 1005
11:30-12:30 Nathalie Henry Riche (Microsoft Research) - Visual exploration of complex data
Location: FSC 1005
Sheelagh Carpendale (Calgary) - The interplay between representation and interaction
Location: FSC 1005
Margaret-Anne Storey (UVic) - Visualization for software analytics
Location: FSC 1005
BRAVA-CANVAC workshop: Ahmad Yaghoobi (Boeing Analytics) - tbd
Location: FSC 1005
12:00 UFSCar - Junia Anacleto - tbd (Remotely)
Location: FSC 1005
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30-15:30  JS Mercier (VIVA) - Intro to VARI-lab*
Location: MCML 378D
VARI-lab exercises & play*
Location: MCML 378D
VARI-lab exercises & play*
Location: MCML 378D
13:30 UBC - Sid Fels, Roberto Calderon, Dawood Al-Masslaw - tbd
Location: FSC 1005
Panel 3: VA tool users + Universities
VARI-lab exercises & play*
Location: MCML 378D
14:15 OCAD - Sara Diamond, Bhuvaneswari Arunachalan - tbd
Location: FSC 1005
Participants will discuss the need for collaborative research programs, HQP opportunities and product development.
Location: FSC 1005
15:00 Dalhousie - Derek Reilly, Bonnie MacKay - tbd
Location: FSC 1005
15:30-16:30 15:45 BRAVA Project Panel - tbd
Location: FSC 1005
CANVAS Postscript:
David Kasik (Boeing) - What we’ve learned
Location: FSC 1005
16:30-17:00 End of Day End of Day End of Day End of Day  
After 17:00 Reception 17:00-19:00
Location: FSC MacMillan Bloedel Atrium
Free play in VARI lab
Location: UBC VARI lab, MacMillan bldg. #378D
  CANVAS dinner 17:30-21:00
Location: Point Grill
  Pub evening 19:00-22:00
Location: Point Grill

All talks/panels on Schedule A will be held at the Forestry Sciences Centre (FSC), Room #1005.

*The VARI-lab excercises & play (items in light blue) are reserved for the 24 selected CANVAS hands-on VA workshop participants.


Schedule B: CANVAC Panel Discussions (July 28 - 30)

  CANVAS2014 Summer School
Time Monday, July 28 Tuesday, July 29 Wednesday, July 30
08:00-09:00 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
09:00-10:00 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
10:00-10:30 Break Break Break
10:30-11:30 CANVAS Keynote: Academic Keynote: Academic Keynote:
John Stasko (GeorgiaTech) Leland Wilkinson (SkyTree) Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (York)
11:30-12:30 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30-14:30 Panel I:
VA + Big Data + Visualisation
Panel II:
VA Research - CANVAC + VARDEC
Panel III:
VA Education + Training + Certification
10-min position statements
Location: FSC 1005
10-min position statements
Location: FSC 1005
10-min position statements
Location: FSC 1005
14:30-15:00 Break Break Break
15:00-16:30 Panel discussion
Location: FSC 1005
Panel discussion
Location: FSC 1005
Panel discussion
Location: FSC 1005
16:30-17:00 End of Day End of Day End of Day
After 17:00 Reception 17:00-19:00
Location: FSC MacMillan Bloedel Atrium
Free play in VARI lab
Location: UBC VARI lab, MacMillan bldg. #378D
 
  Pub evening 19:00-22:00
Location: Point Grill

All CANVAC panels will be held at the Forestry Sciences Centre (FSC), Room #1005.


Schedule C: Student VA Unconference (July 28 - 30)

This is a free-formed gathering to facilitate interaction and network building. There will be discussion facilitators on site. We strongly recommend students who are not part of the hands-on VA workshop to participate. Non-students (individuals, industry reps, academics) are invited to join the discussion!

  CANVAS2014 Summer School
Time Monday, July 28 Tuesday, July 29 Wednesday, July 30
08:00-09:00 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
09:00-10:00 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
10:00-10:30 Break Break Break
10:30-11:30 CANVAS Keynote: Academic Keynote: Academic Keynote:
John Stasko (GeorgiaTech) Leland Wilkinson (SkyTree) Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (York)
11:30-12:30 See Schedule A See Schedule A See Schedule A
12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30-16:30

Student VA Unconference
Topics: TBD
Location: FSC 1221

Student VA Unconference
Topics: TBD
Location: FSC 1221
Student VA Unconference
Topics: TBD
Location: FSC 1221
16:30-17:00 End of Day End of Day End of Day
After 17:00 Reception 17:00-19:00
Location: FSC MacMillan Bloedel Atrium
Free play in VARI lab
Location: UBC VARI lab, MacMillan bldg. #378D
 
  Pub evening 19:00-22:00
Location: Point Grill

All sessions for the Student Unconference will be held at the Forestry Sciences Centre (FSC), Room #1221.