VASS 2016

Middlesex University, London29th March - 1st April 2016

A 4 day visual analytics boot camp

Following the success of the UKVAC Visual Analytics Summer Schools in 2010, 2012 and 2013, Middlesex University will be hosting a Visual Analytics Spring School at their Hendon campus in London.


Aim & scope

The aim of VASS2016 is to promote learning and networking in the emerging field of Visual Analytics. Over four days, international researchers and expert practitioners will lead students through a series of lectures, hands-on group exercises and software lab classes in: Reasoning and Sensemaking, Visualization Design and Data Analytics. A single, modest registration fee (students £200, non-students £400) covers hotel accommodation, lunch each day and a social dinner. Delegates should note we will be video recording teaching sessions, including student reports from group exercises, and these will be made freely available on the web. Students will also be asked to sign a IP waiver relating to ideas generated during the event.

Syllabus includes
  • reasoning and sensemaking
  • design of interactive visualisations
  • data analytics


Alex Endert

Georgia Tech, USA

Bob Middleton

Tableau, UK

Babak Akhgar

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Chris Baber

University of Birmingham, UK

Chris Weaver

University of Oklahoma, USA

Dustin Arendit

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, USA

Jasminko Novak

Stralsund, Germany

Kris Cook

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Leishi Zhang

Middlesex University, UK

Margaret Varga

Seetru Ltd/University of Oxford, UK

Robert Biddle

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Robert Ghanea-Hercock

British Telecommunications, UK

Roger Beecham

giCentre, City University London, UK

Russ Burtner

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Simon Attfield

Middlesex University, UK

Kai Xu

Middlsex University, UK

David Windridge

Middlsex University, UK

William Wong

Middlesex University, UK

Bryan Seeds

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)


Thinking of coming? VASS2016 will be taking place at Middlesex University's Hendon Campus in London. Here's how to get here.

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