Visualizing the evolution of module workflows

Marcel Hlawatsch, Michael Burch, Fabian Beck, Juliana Freire, Claudio Silva, Daniel Weiskopf

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Abstract

Module workflows are used to generate custom applications with modular software frameworks. They describe data flow between the modular components and their execution under certain parameter configurations. In many cases, module workflows are modeled in a graphical way by the user. To come up with the final result or to explore multiple solutions, they often undergo many iterations of adaptation. Furthermore, existing workflows may be reused for new applications. We visualize the evolution of module workflows with a focus-and-context approach and visualization techniques for time-dependent data. Our approach provides insight into user behavior and the characteristics of the underlying systems. As our examples show, this can help identify usability issues and indicate options to improve the effectiveness of the system. We demonstrate our approach for module workflows in Vis Trails, a modular visualization system that allows building custom visualizations by combining different modules for processing and visualizing data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages40-49
Number of pages10
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Print)9781467375689
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2015
Event19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 24 2015

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Other19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/22/157/24/15

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Keywords

  • Information visualization
  • Software visualization
  • Workflows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software
  • Signal Processing

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Hlawatsch, M., Burch, M., Beck, F., Freire, J., Silva, C., & Weiskopf, D. (2015). Visualizing the evolution of module workflows. In Proceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015 (Vol. 2015-September, pp. 40-49). [7272577] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2015.19

Visualizing the evolution of module workflows. / Hlawatsch, Marcel; Burch, Michael; Beck, Fabian; Freire, Juliana; Silva, Claudio; Weiskopf, Daniel.

Proceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015. Vol. 2015-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 40-49 7272577.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hlawatsch, M, Burch, M, Beck, F, Freire, J, Silva, C & Weiskopf, D 2015, Visualizing the evolution of module workflows. in Proceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015. vol. 2015-September, 7272577, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 40-49, 19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 7/22/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2015.19
Hlawatsch M, Burch M, Beck F, Freire J, Silva C, Weiskopf D. Visualizing the evolution of module workflows. In Proceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015. Vol. 2015-September. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 40-49. 7272577 https://doi.org/10.1109/iV.2015.19
Hlawatsch, Marcel ; Burch, Michael ; Beck, Fabian ; Freire, Juliana ; Silva, Claudio ; Weiskopf, Daniel. / Visualizing the evolution of module workflows. Proceedings - Information Visualisation: Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015. Vol. 2015-September Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 40-49
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