Visualization Summit 2007: Ten Research Goals for 2010

Remo Aslak Burkhard, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Jason Dykes, Alexander Koutamanis, Wolfgang Kienreich, Robert Phaal, Alan Blackwell, Martin Eppler, Jeffrey Huang, Mark Meagher, Armin Grün, Silke Lang, Daniel Perrin, Wibke Weber, Andrew Vande Moere, Bruce Herr, Katy Börner, Jean Daniel Fekete, Dominique Brodbeck

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At the first international Visualization Summit, more than 100 international researchers and practitioners defined and assessed nine original and important research goals in the context of Visualization Science, and proposed methods for achieving these goals by 2010. The synthesis of the whole event is presented in the 10th research goal. This article contributes a building block for systemizing visualization research by proposing mutually elaborated research goals with defined milestones. Such a consensus on where to go together is only one step toward establishing visualization science in the long-term perspective as a discipline with comparable relevance to chemistry, mathematics, language, or history. First, this article introduces the conference setting. Second, it describes the research goals and findings from the nine workshops. Third, a survey among 62 participants about the originality and importance of each research goal is presented and discussed. Finally, the article presents a synthesis of the nine research goals in the form of a 10th research goal, namely Visualizing Future Cities. The article is relevant for visualization researchers, trend scouts, research programme directors who define the topics that get funds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-188
Number of pages20
JournalInformation Visualization
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


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