Friday, 4 March 2016

The Fourth Visual Analytic Spring School (VASS2016) Residential Boot Camp in Visual Analytics

The Fourth Visual Analytic Spring School (VASS2016) Residential Boot Camp in Visual Analytics
Date: 29th March – 1st April 2016
Venue: Middlesex University, London, UK

Aim and Scope of the residential boot camp in Visual Analytics Middlesex University will be hosting VASS2016 at their Hendon Campus in North London. The aim of VASS2016 is to promote learning and networking in the emerging field of Visual Analytics. Over four days, international researchers and expert practitioners will lead students through a series of lectures, hands-on group exercises and software lab classes in Reasoning and Sensemaking, Visualisation Design and Data Analytics. Delegates will be set a group investigation and design challenge. VASS always include a lively social programme.

- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK (DSTL)
- Visual Analytics for Sense-Making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis (VALCRI – PF7 European Commission-funded project)

- Reasoning and Sensemaking
- Visualisation Design
- Data Analytics

Confirmed Speakers Include
- Asst. Prof. Alex Endert (Georgia Tech, USA)
- Dr. Dustin Arendt (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
- Prof. Babak Akhgar (Sheffield Hallam, UK)
- Mr. Bob Middleton (Tableau, UK)
- Prof. Chris Baber (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Asst. Prof. Christopher Weaver (University of Oklahoma, USA)
- Prof. Jasminko Novak (Stralsund, DE)
- Kristin Cook (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
- Dr. Leishi Zhang (Middlesex University, UK)
- Dr. Margaret Varga (Oxford/Seetru Ltd, UK)
- Prof. Robert Biddle (Carleton University, Ottawa, CA)
- Dr. Robert Ghanea-Hercock (British Telecommunications plc, UK)
- Dr. Roger Beecham (City University, UK)
- Russ Burtner (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
- Asst. Prof. Simon Attfield (Middlesex University, UK)
- Prof. Simon Henderson (Cranfield University, UK)
- Prof. William Wong (Middlesex University, UK)

The VASS is intended for participants from industry, government and post-graduate students with an interest in the area. Programming is not a requirement although a high level of IT literacy is essential.

Thanks to support from DSTL & VALCRI we are able to charge nominal fees:
- £400 (non-student fee)
- £200 (student fee)

Delegates will receive hotel accommodation, lunch and refreshments on teaching days, plus a social dinner.

Registration will open very soon. We have limited places.


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