Enterprises across all industries are inundated by an accelerating tsunami of business data. Converting these data and insights into better business outcomes is a pressing and strategic challenge for many managers, decision makers, and executives. While there is a growing interest in business analytics, advanced information visualization and visual analytic tools have lagged behind. This is in part explained by the plethora and complexity of design and implementation challenges presented by diverse business users, data, and contexts. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in in presenting, exploring, and understanding complex business issues through visualization and visual analytics.

We will welcome submissions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Real-world experiences with designing, building, deploying and evaluating new information visualization and visual analytic systems
  • Case studies describing success (and failure) of applying visualization to business contexts
  • Domain-specific enterprise applications of visualization and visual analytics (i.e. healthcare, manufacturing, energy, media, transportation, finance, etc.)
  • Review and evaluative papers discussing or comparing current tools and toolchains; integration with other enterprise support tools (i.e. modeling, simulation, etc.)


Submissions Closed

Please submit your paper via PCS: https://precisionconference.com/~vgtc

We encourage submissions of short papers (up to 4 pages) presenting novel, thought-provoking ideas and promising (preliminary) results. Papers must conform with a "double-blind review" process, such that authors should not know the names of the reviewers of their papers, and reviewers should not know the names of the authors. Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves anonymity of the authors. The following templates are meant to aid you in preparing a draft of your submission: LaTeX (TAR) | LaTeX (ZIP) | Word (ZIP)

Important Dates

 Submissions Due September 15, 2014
 Notifications October 1, 2014
 Workshop November 10, 2014

Please contact businessvis14@gmail.com for any questions.


14:00 Welcome by the Workshop Organizers
14:10 Keynote | Dr. Peter Evans (Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise)
Pushing the Boundaries of Strategy: The CEO and Advanced Information Visualization

CEOs are perhaps the most challenge clients for advanced business visualization.   They are highly time constrained and subject to diverse and rapidly changing information needs.  At the same time, many command significant resources and have broad information networks from which to tap for insights.  Finally, they have a strong bias toward information they can execute on rather than information that is theoretical or aesthetically pleasing.   In this keynote address, Peter Evans, Vice President for the Center for Global Enterprise, will explore what it takes for advanced business visualization to break into the C-Suite.  Drawing on his experience reporting to CEOs, as well as current experience working with CEOs around the world, he will discuss current opportunities and gaps that face use of advanced information visualization techniques aimed at top executives.  
Selling Visualization: From Research Benefit To Business Value
Sebastian Maier, Thorsten May, and Jörn Kohlhammer (Fraunhofer IGD)
Towards Visually Understanding Commuter Behaviour
Craig Anslow (University of Calgary)
LibraryVis: Towards Visually Understanding Library Resource Usage
Rahul Kamal Bhaskar, Mahshid Marbouti, S. M. Waliur Rahman, Julia Paredes, Ostap Orobets, Amir Karbalaei, Xuezhang Hu, Craig Anslow, Frank Maurer  (University of Calgary)
15:40 Break
Visual Exploration of Journal Entries to Detect Accounting Irregularities and Fraud
Andrada Tatu, Marco Schreyer, Jan Hagelauer, and Jixuan Wang (PWC and TU Munich)
16:30 business|vis|discuss
Moderator: Dr. Frank van Ham (Master Inventor, IBM Watson) 
17:05 Capstone | Dr. Erik-Jan van der Linden (CEO, MagnaView B.V.)
Analytics is dead. Long live Synthetics and Genetics!
Experience with large-scale analytics applications for business professionals provides valuable information about practical do’s and don’ts. However, needs in business that will become more pressing in the future require a more radical change of perspective from visual analysis, to synthesis and genesis.  
17:50 Wrap-Up
17:55 Adjourn



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