Graph Visualization in Practice (GraphViP)

Graphs provide a versatile model for data from a large variety of application domains, including biology, finance, information security, telecommunication, software engineering, and social sciences. Graph visualization helps scientists and engineers to understand critical issues in these domains.

However, the depth of understanding depends on the quality of the visualization and the interactive interface. Graph visualization techniques need to be intuitive for domain experts to facilitate exploration of networks within the expert's work flow, and have to take into account application semantics or user-defined constraints. In many areas, the application of graph visualization methods seems to lag behind the current state of the art in research by many years, whereas in others the most pressing challenges have not yet been addressed on a sufficient level by the research community.

The workshop is a forum to foster exchanges and discussions among researchers in graph visualization and people from application areas that require graph visualization. The objective is to discuss challenges emerging from applications as well as recent advances in graph visualization research, and to investigate how to facilitate the transfer of research results into practical applications.



For both full and short papers:

Abstract (optional) May 17th
Paper Submission May 23th30th
Notification June 13th
Workshop Friday August 1st 2014

Although abstract submission is optional, authors are strongly encouraged to upload their abstract. Program Committee members will be asked to bid on papers for review, between the abstract and paper submission dates. Making your abstract available will help to ensure that the most appropriate experts review your paper.



Registration is included in the Diagrams conference registration.


We invite researchers in the field of graph visualization and related
areas as well as practitioners in fields of application both from
academia and industry to submit papers. Submit your paper via

Papers should either describe substantial research in graph
visualization concerned with application-driven requirements (long
paper, 10 pages maximum) or ongoing research, experiences and challenges
in application areas (short paper, 5 pages maximum).

The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:
  * graph drawing
  * interactive graph exploration
  * graph-based visual data analysis
  * evaluation of graph visualizations
  * graph visualization software
  * graph models and analysis

All submissions should be in Springer's LNCS format. The proceedings
will be published by CEUR. We plan to organise a special issue of a
journal for extended versions of the best papers.



9:00 – 10:20 Welcome and paper session

9:05  Daniel Archambault and Helen C. Purchase.  On the Application of Experimental Results in Dynamic Graph Drawing

9:20  Volker Ahlers, Felix Heine, Bastian Hellmann, Carsten Kleiner, Leonard Renners, Thomas Rossow and Ralf Steuerwald. Replicable Security Monitoring: Visualizing Time-Variant Graphs of Network Metadata.

9:40  Carsten Gutwenger, Reinhard von Hanxleden, Petra Mutzel, Ulf Rüegg and Miro Spönemann.  Examining the Compactness of Automatically Generated Layouts for Practical Diagrams.

10:00  Fabian Beck, Franz-Josef Wiszniewsky, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl and Daniel Weiskopf.  Asymmetric Visual Hierarchy Comparison with Nested Icicle Plots.

10:20 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 Invited talks session

10:45  Tim Dwyer.  Building a useful software dependency visualization system.

11:10  Tim Pattinson.  Interactive Visualisation of Formal Concept Lattices.

11:35  Falk Schreiber.  Current approaches and challenges in biological network visualisation.

12:00 – 12:30 Open discussion and closing



The workshop and the main Diagrams conference will be held at Novotel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne, Australia. The Diagrams conference is co-located in 2014 with VL/HCCDetails are available here.


  • Markus Chimani (Osnabrück University)
  • Walter Didimo (University of Perugia)
  • Carsten Gutwenger (Technical University Dortmund)
  • Yifan Hu (Yahoo Labs)
  • Ilir Jusufi (University of California Davis)
  • Quang Vinh Nguyen (University of Western Sydney)
  • Martin Nöllenburg (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Petr Novak (Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Ceske Budejovice)
  • Michael Wybrow (Monash University, Melbourne)


Karsten Klein  (University of Sydney, Australia)

Steve Kieffer  (Monash University, Australia)



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