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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.


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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 Paper accepted at 6th Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020)

At the this year’s Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020) two of our students papers titled “Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts” and “A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society” were accepted for presentation. Due to Corona epidemic the conference is hold virtually. The multidisciplinary CERC is an annual event that takes place since 2011 when it was initiated by University partners across Europe. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines in order to foster knowledge transfer, inter-disciplinary exchange and collaboration.

Paper #1: Visual Dashboards in Trend Analytics to Observe Competitors and Leading Domain Experts

Abstract:
The rapid changes due to digitalization challenges a variety of market players and forces them to find strategies to be aware of changes in these markets, particularly those that impacts their business. The main challenge is how a practical solution could look like and how technology can support market players in these trend ob-servation tasks. The paper outlines therefore a technological solution to observe specific authors e.g. researchers who influence a certain market or engineers of competitor. In many branches both are well-known groups to market players and there is almost the need of a technology that support the topical observation. The main contributions of this paper are next to the concept of how a visual dash-board could enable a market observation and how data has to be processed for it, the prototypical implementation which enables an evaluation later on. Further-more, the definition of a principal technological analysis for innovation and tech-nology management is created and is also an important contribution to the scien-tific community that specifically considers the technology perspective and it cor-responding requirements.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

More information about the technology: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Paper #2: A Future Prospect for European Collaboration on Advanced Analytics in Economy and Society

Abstract:
Analytical Reasoning by applying machine learning approaches, artificial intelli-gence, NLP and visualizations allow to get deep insights into the different do-mains of various stakeholders and enable to solve complex tasks. Thereby the tasks are very heterogenous and subject of investigation in the different areas of application. These tasks or challenges should be defined by the stakeholders themselves and lead through a deep investigation to advanced analytical ap-proaches. We therefore set up a strategic alliance of research, enterprises and so-cietal organization with the goal of a strong collaboration to identify in a first step these challenges and workout technological solutions for each application scenar-io. We give in this paper a first draft of current challenges and technological ad-vancements. The main contribution of this paper is next to an accurate description of the current challenges in the analytics domain, also the description of an agen-da how these challenges can be solved. Furthermore, a process is explained, how the strategic alliance should act and organize their work to realize beneficial and useful analytical solutions.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

Paper accepted at 24rd Internation Conference Information Visualization (iV 2020)

We are very glad to be accepted for presenting our paper titled “Comparison of Full-text Articles and Abstracts for Visual Trend Analytics through Natural Language Processing” at the high-class conference Information Visualisation Conference (iV 2020). Due to Corona epidemic the conference is hold virtually. The iV 2020 is an international conference that aims to provide a foundation for integrating the human-centered, technological and strategic aspects of information visualization to promote international exchange, cooperation and development.

Comparison of Full-text Articles and Abstracts for Visual Trend Analytics through Natural Language Processing

Abstract:
Scientific publications are an essential resource for detecting emerging trends and innovations in a very early stage, by far earlier than patents may allow. Thereby Visual Analytics systems enable a deep analysis by applying commonly unsupervised machine learning methods and investigating a mass amount of data. A main question from the Visual Analytics viewpoint in this context is, do abstracts of scientific publications provide a similar analysis capability compared to their corresponding full-texts? This would allow to extract a mass amount of text documents in a much faster manner. We compare in this paper the topic extraction methods LSI and LDA by using full text articles and their corresponding abstracts to obtain which method and which data are better suited for a Visual Analytics system for Technology and Corporate Foresight. Based on a easy replicable natural language processing approach, we further investigate the impact of lemmatization for LDA and LSI. The comparison will be performed qualitative and quantitative to gather both, the human perception in visual systems and coherence values. Based on an application scenario a visual trend analytics system will further illustrate the outcomes.

Link to paper/fulltext: tba

More information about the technology: Scitics for Visual Trend Analytics

Advanced Seminar toward Visual Analaytics in next Summer Semester at h_da/FBI (computer science)

In the upcoming summer semester 2020, our team provides an advanced seminar at the department of computer science at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. The topic of the seminar will be toward “Visual Analytics for Smart Manufacturing and Trend Analysis”:

Due to the increasing digitization, analyzes are a constant necessity, which also applies to the identification of errors, problems or opportunities for improvement. With visual analytics, the combination of algorithmic and massive calculation opportunities of computer-based systems on the one side as well as the visual and cognitive skills of the users on the other side are used together. The seminar focuses on the use of visual analytics in the two current areas of smart manufacturing and trend analysis. On behalf of the given task, current approaches, methods and implementations should be researched and examined. The goal should be a scientific elaboration based on empirical and scientific standards.

Interested students are invited to register soon, since the number of places will be limited.

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Paper accepted at 14th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2019)

I’m proud to announce that our paper titled “A Visual Analytics Approach for Analyzing Technological Trends in Technology and Innovation Management” is accepted at the high-class visual computing conference ISVC 2019 in Lake Tahoe, NV, USA. The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in visual computing. ISVC seeks papers describing contributions to the state of the art and state of the practice in the four central areas of visual computing: computer vision, computer graphics, virtual reality, and visualization. The paper reflects some new on-going advancements of our innovative Trend Analytics solution Scitics.

Paper: A Visual Analytics Approach for Analyzing Technological Trends in Technology and Innovation Management

Abstract:
Visual Analytics provides with a combination of automated techniques and interactive visualizations huge analytics possibilities in technology and innovation management. Thereby not only the use of machine learning data mining methods plays an important role. Due to the high interaction capabilities, it provides a more user-centered approach, where users are able to manipulate the entire analysis process and get the most valuable information. Existing Visual Analytics systems for Trend Analytics and technology and innovation management do not really make use of this unique feature and do not include the human in the analysis process. Outcomes from research on information search, information visualization and technology management can lead to more sophisticated Visual Analytics systems that involved the human in the entire analysis process. We propose in this paper a new interaction approach for Visual Analytics in technology and innovation management with a special focus on technological trend analytics.

Link to paper/fulltext: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33723-0_23
Link to poster: https://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3473065

 

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