UK Visual Analytics Consortium








The UK Visual Analytics Consortium (UKVAC) is a partnership of UK universities with a shared interest in establishing  a multi-disciplinary scientific community in the UK dedicated to promoting and contributing to the visual analytics research and development agenda in the UK. UKVAC is coordinated from Middlesex University and includes Imperial College London, Oxford University, Bangor University and University College London. UKVAC is working with the support of the US Department of Homeland Security via the US National Visualization and Analytics Center at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State, and in close collaboration with the UK Home Office.

UKVAC's goals are to:

- Strengthen UK research in the area of visual analytics and develop recommendations for the research and development agenda.

- Raise the level of awareness of visual analytics in the Government, Industry, and user communities.

- Strengthening research and collaborative links between the UK, the EU, Canada, and the US.

- Foster the education of the next generation of students in the area of visual analytics.

VAC Views article on UKVAC : Putting the pieces together - download [pdf 1,245kb]


Visual Analytics
Summer School, Middlesex University, London,
July 15th 19th, 2013


Masters by Research
in Visual Analytics,
Middlesex University,
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July 2013.  IDC runs the Third Visual Analytics Summer School, VASS 2013. With sponsorship from the US Office of Naval Research, Boeing, the UKVAC and Middlesex University, VASS 2013 featured 29 invited speakers who are experts in various aspects of visualisation, analytics, and human factors and cognition. Topics included the application of visual analytics to business intelligence, financial systemic risk analysis, advanced analysis and identification of communities, sub-space clustering, text analytics and how it is used in the study of an unfamiliar language such as the quran, and many other advanced topics.  A special feature of this year's VASS was the cooperation with CANVAS - the Canadian Visual Analytics Summer School held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and with VIVA (the Vancouver Institute of Visual Analytics) at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. VASS and CANVAS shared the daily keynote addresses, broadcasted from both Halifax and London via video conference link, enabling question and answering from both sides of the Atlantic. VASS 2013 ran from 15-19 July 2013.