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C O D A T A
Information and Visualization
the CODATA 23rd General Assembly in Montréal 2002
approved by the CODATA General Assembly, Berlin 2004
Note: This Task Group was dissolved in 2006.
areas of this task group, visualization and data, information, and knowledge
management, have gone in the past years through an enormous expansion in research
and development and in their use. These technical areas include advances in
data mining, heterogeneous systems, and visual presentations enabling the linking
of data, information, and knowledge.
The Task Group mission is
to enable CODATA take advantage of state-of-the-art developments in the areas
visualization and information and knowledge management.
This is to be done through:
- Being a liaison between
academia, industry and government and CODATA
- Organizing meetings,
workshops, and sessions on the subject area and publishing information
- Organize tutorials for
CODATA on the subject areas
- Create and manage a
Web page. A resource of information about visualization and data & information
This task group will continue
to bring the state of the art developments in these important technological
areas (visualization, data, information, & knowledge management, human information
interaction) to CODATA members (through workshops, tutorials and publications).
The task group will assess the applicability of these technologies to CODATA
and ICSU mission and activities. It will bring to CODATA standards activities
done in other organizations (e.g., IEEE Task Force on Human Centered Information
Systems). The activities of the Task Group will also make CODATA activities
known to other technological organizations (i.e., IEEE Computer Society).
of Recent Activities
CODATA Workshop on Information Visualization
The Task Group is organizing the Prague CODATA Workshop on Information Visualization.
It took place on March 29 - March 31, 2004 at the Czech Technical University
in Prague, Prague, The Czech Republic. This is one of the first significant
events linking the Czech Republic, a new national member of CODATA, with the
Task Group Web page: http://homepage.mac.com/schmooz/DIVisTG.htm.
This web page is continuously updated and improved. It contains information
about the area of interest to the Task Group and on events and resources (tutorials,
conferences, links, books, and other publications).
Tutorials: The tutorial
on information visualization given at the Montreal conference will be available
on the Web in a short time. 2 tutorials are planned for the 19th CODATA International
Conference (see below)
The 19th CODATA International
Conference - The Information Society: New Horizons for Science, 7-10 November
2004, in Berlin, Germany.
- The Task Group is actively
involved in the organization of the program of this meeting. We plan, among
other things, a Keynote and sessions on the TG topics.
- Tutorials on information
visualization and on data & information issues are planned for this meeting.
- Beginning to examine
the areas of visualization and data & information management at ICSU.
- Beginning planning for
a report on the examination of the current activities within ICSU family on
visualization and data & information management including
- A proposal for a
strategic framework for ICSU to take in the next 10-15 years
for promoting collaboration and co-ordination within the ICSU family,
and recommendations for potential partnerships with outside organizations.
Current and Upcoming
- Proceedings of the Paris
2002 meeting- the proceedings of the meeting will be available on the Web
in a short time
- ICSU Matters
- Initial proposal
for a strategic framework for ICSU to take the areas of visualization
and data & information management for the next 10-15 years.
- Initial report on
the examination of the current activities within ICSU family on visualization
and data & information management including recommendations for promoting
collaboration and co-ordination within the ICSU family, and recommendations
for potential partnerships with outside organizations.
N. Gershon & J.-J. Royer (eds.), Information Visualization,
Presentation, and Design- Practical Aspects, in preparation.
N. Gershon, "Visualization of Data and Information," To be submitted to CODATA Data Science
Royer, "3D Modeling and Visualization". To be submitted to CODATA Data Science
Nahum Gershon, ( USA
Prof. Helene Bestougeff, Universite Denis-Diderot, France, Secretary
Prof. Keith Andrews, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Prof. Shuichi Iwata, University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Milan Konecny, Masaryk University Faculty of Science, Brno, Czech Republic
Dr. Michael Kurtz, Harvard Univ., USA
Prof. Paul Mezey, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Victor Pilyugin, Institute for Computer-aided Design, Russia
Prof. Francois Bouille, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Mr. Jams Crease, Hindhead, Surrey, U.K.
Prof. Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle, Universite de Savoie, France
Prof. Alexei Gvishiani, Geophysical Center, RAS, Russia
Dr. Micah I. Krichevsky, Bionomics International, U.S.A.
Mr. Paul F., Uhlir, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council,
Dr. Rengachari Venkataraghavan
Executive Committee Liaison
Prof. GUO Huadong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China