EuroVis 2016, hosted by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (6-10 June 2016) is the 18th annual visualization gathering organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). EuroVis has been a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999. EuroVis has been a conference since 2012.
The exciting and vibrant field of data visualization is an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. In general, our ability to collect, store, and archive data vastly exceeds our ability to derive useful knowledge and insight from it. This is a ubiquitous problem. Data visualization is key in gaining an understanding of large, complex data sets by exploiting the human visual system. Data visualization leverages computer graphics in order to provide a visual overview, explore, analyze, and present phenomena which are often difficult to understand.
The objective of EuroVis is to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers and industry partners in Europe to enter this rapidly growing area of research. EuroVis has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization, and a steadily more wide-spread visibility that achieves a more wide-spread impact.
Target is a consortium of ten public and private partners that have set up an expertise center for R&D of large-scale scalable information systems that can handle massive (Petabyte range) data volumes. Located at the Center for Information Technology in the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, the data infrastructure facilities of Target offer extensive computational and storage power. Currently, several large scientific projects with very diverse processing and archiving requirements are hosted on the Target infrastructure (LOFAR, LifeLines, Monk, KiDS/VIKING, Euclid). Additionally, the Target consortium is strongly connected to and actively collaborates with commercial partners in order to translate its collective expertise and newly obtained insights to socially-relevant, high impact and application-driven solutions in today’s increasingly data-rich world. Stretching the possibilities of information systems to intelligently capture useful information from the continuously growing and often formidable “data avalanche” , Target aims at developing the technology that can arm society with the tools to better understand and sustainably manage the world around us.
Edwin Valentijn, Kapteyn Institute, University of Groningen
Tel: +31 50 3634036
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Personal website: www.astro.rug.nl/~valentyn
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