AVLCD 2010 Workshop Program
1:50 - 2:00     Registration
2:00 - 2:10     Opening (welcome)
2:10 - 3:10     Session 1
    2:10 - 2:30    Xuemin Lin (University of New South Wales) "Stochastic Skyline Operator"
    2:30 - 2:50    Maolin Huang (UTS) "Let Babies Grow with their Knowledge Trees Together"
   2:50 - 3:10 Carsten Friedrich (CSIRO, Canberra) "Visualizing semantic data (RDF) in the wild. A case study based on the Atlas of Living Australia"
3:10 - 3:30     Afternoon Tea
3:30 - 5:10     Session 2
    3:30 - 3:50 Keith Nesbitt (University of Newcastle) "Ten Days with your Data"

I will present a simple visulisation tool to be used as a first step in the search for useful patterns in large multi- attributed data sets. The question I have been considering is: "If I had your data for ten days could we find any new and interesting patterns?". I will try and answer this question using some case studies. These include the search for patterns in university ranking data and student performance data.
    3:50 - 4:10 Kevin Pulo (ANU, Canberra) "Parallel Coordinate Plots for Fun and Profit"

Parallel Coordinate Plots are a very direct way of visualising very high dimensional data, however they are not without their challenges. This talk will briefly detail two applications of Parallel Coordinate Plots: Panemalia, an interactive visualisation tool for social science data (longitudinal datasets), and the Dow Jones Animated Parallel Multiverse, a historical stockmarket micro-data animation.
    4:10 - 4:30 Falk Schreiber (IPK and University of Halle, Germany) "Analysis and visualization of biological networks and related information - barley as an example"

Barley is a main source of human nutrition and is important for the production of beer and breed. To improve its growth and yield a detailed understanding of its metabolism is necessary. However, data requirements in metabolic research are quite diverse, ranging from qualitative global views of metabolism to detailed information about single reactions. Modeling approaches to analyze and quantitatively simulate complex biochemical networks and the visualization of diverse data connected to metabolism will be presented in this talk.
    4:30 - 4:50 Lanbo Zheng (University of Newcastle) "Maintenance Scheduling for the Hunter Valley Coal Chain"

The Hunter Valley coal chain operates the largest coal exporting service of the world. Every year, there are series of preventive and corrective maintenance jobs carried on trains, track sections and terminal machines to ensure the whole system functions properly. The system capacity is significantly restricted by the maintenance that there is about 15% coal reduction due to more than 2000 maintenance jobs per year. Good alignment of maintenance on problem derived from the real scenario. We prove the NP-hardness of the problem and present a linear programming based local search algorithm. The performance of the algorithm is analysed computationally for both randomly generated instances and a real world data.
    4:50 - 5:10   Wei Lai (Swinburne University, Melbourne) "Clustering for Web Network Visualization"
5:10 - 5:20     Closing
6:00 - 8:00     Dinner