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Book Chapter published in Student Handbook “Praxishandbuch Forschungsdatenmanagement”

We are glad to announce that our chapter to the student handbook “Praxishandbuch Forschungsdatenmanagement” (Engl.: practice handbook research data management) was accepted and got printed at De Gruyter. Our chapter addresses the foundations of Data Visualization, which is explained on behalf of selected examples.

The book covers nowadays societal research challenges in pespective of data management and how current approaches in research can helo to handle it. Therewith, events such as the entry into force of the code “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) put providers, producers and users of research data in front of specialist, technical, legal and organizational challenges. The practical handbook for research data management comprehensively covers all relevant aspects of research data management and the current framework conditions in the data ecosystem.

In particular, the practical implications of data policy and law, the respective data market, data culture, personal qualification, data management and “FAIR” data transfer and reuse are examined. The practical handbook also provides an overview of projects, developments and challenges in Research data management.

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Three Papers Accepted at IEEE Information Technology and Management Science Conference (ITMS 2020)

Three of our submitted collaboration papers got accepted at the this year’s IEEE Information Technology and Management Science Conference 2020. The conference aims at bringing together young scientists and researchers from information technologies and management sciences in an effort to promote and encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and tools related to the general topics of the conference, such as Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Technologies, Data Processing, System Security and Control, Modelling and Simulation, Automatic Control, E-Commerce and E-Governance, Cloud Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Cyber-Physical Systems, Intelligent Systems, Internet of Everything.

Paper #1: Visual Analytics Indicators for Mobility and Transportation

Abstract

Visual Analytics enables a deep analysis of complex and multivariate data by applying machine learning methods and interactive visualization. These complex analyses lead to gain insights and knowledge for a variety of analytics tasks to enable the decision-making process. The enablement of decision-making processes is essential for managing and planning mobility and transportation. These are influenced by a variety of indicators such as new technological developments, ecological and economic changes, political decisions and in particular humans’ mobility behaviour. New technologies will lead to a different mobility behaviour with other constraints. These changes in mobility behaviour require analytical systems to forecast the required information and probably appearing changes. These systems must consider different perspectives and employ multiple indicators. Visual Analytics enable such analytical tasks. We introduce in this paper the main indicators for Visual Analytics for mobility and transportation that are exemplary explained through two case studies.


More information about the technology and topic: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #2: Innovations in Mobility and Logistics: Assistance of Complex Analytical Processes in Visual Trend Analytics

Abstract

A variety of new technologies and ideas for businesses are arising in the domain of logistics and mobility. It can be differentiated between fundamental new approaches, e.g. central packaging stations or deliveries via drones and minor technological advancements that aim on more ecologically and economic transportation. The need for analytical systems that enable identifying new technologies, innovations, business models etc. and give also the opportunity to rate those in perspective of business relevance is growing. The users’ behavior is commonly investigated in adaptive systems, which is considering the induvial preferences of users, but neglecting often the tasks and goals of the analysis. A process-related supports could assist to solve an analytical task in a more efficient and effective way. We introduce in this paper an approach that enables non-professionals to perform visual trend analysis through an advanced process assistance based on process mining and visual adaptation. This allows generating a process model based on events, which is the baseline for process support feature calculation. These features in form of visual adaptations and the process model enable assisting non-experts in complex analytical tasks.


More information about the technology and topic: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #3: On Microservice Architecture Based Communication Environment for Cycling Map Developing and Maintenance Simulator

Abstract

Urban transport infrastructure nowadays involves environmentally friendly modes of transport, the most democratic of which is cycling. Citizens will use bicycles if a reasonably designed cycle path scheme will be provided. Cyclists also need to know the characteristics and load of the planned route before the trip. Prediction can be provided by simulation, but it is often necessary to use heterogeneous and distributed models that require a specific communication environment to ensure interaction. The article describes the easy communication environment that is used to provide microservices communication and data exchange in a bicycle route design and maintenance multi-level simulator.



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Two succeeful Submissions to ICTE in Transportation and Logistics book

We could successfully submit two chapters to the current ICTE in Transportation and Logistics book. The goal of the book “ICTE in Transportation and Logistics” is an interdisciplinary annual issue published by Springer Nature Switzerland AG on the edge between transportation, logistics, economy and computer science highlighting sociotechnical aspects of any real sustainable system. The issue would be the announcing area of successful research projects giving possibilities for fast dissemination the information about new findings. The book will be covered by Scopus and Web of Science.

#1 Visual Analytics in Mobility, Transportation and Logistics

Mobility, transportation and logistics are more and more influenced by a variety of indicators such as new technological developments, ecological and economic changes, political decisions and in particular humans’ mobility behavior. These indicators will lead to massive changes in our daily live with regards to mobility, transportation and logistics. New technologies will lead to a different mobility behavior with new constraints. These changes in mobility behavior and logistics require analytical systems to forecast the required information and probably appearing changes. These systems have to consider different perspectives and employ multiple indicators. Visual Analytics provides both, the analytical approaches by including machine learning approaches and interactive visualizations to enable such analytical tasks. In this paper the main indicators for Visual Analytics in the domain of mobility transportation and logistics are discussed and followed by exemplary case studies to illustrate the advantages of such systems. The examples are aimed to demonstrate the benefits of Visual Analytics in mobility.

Link to paper: doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-39688-6_12

#2 Process Support and Visual Adaptation to Assist Visual Trend Analytics in Managing Transportation Innovations

In the domain of mobility and logistics, a variety of new technologies and business ideas are arising. Beside technologies that aim on ecologically and economic transportation, such as electric engines, there are also fundamental different approaches like central packaging stations or deliveries via drones. Yet, there is a growing need for analytical systems that enable identifying new technologies, innovations, business models etc. and give also the opportunity to rate those in perspective of business relevance. Commonly adaptive systems investigate only the users’ behavior, while a process-related supports could assist to solve an analytical task more efficient and effective. In this article an approach that enables non-experts to perform visual trend analysis through an advanced process support based on process mining is described. This allow us to calculate a process model based on events, which is the baseline for process support feature calculation. These features and the process model enable to assist non-expert users in complex analytical tasks.

Link to paper: doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-39688-6_40

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