• Location: Boulevard de Pérolles 90, Fribourg


Spatio-temporal data are complex unstructured data types that generally exhibit numerous difficult features like heterogeneity and uncertainty. Yet they are ubiquitous in practice (e.g. migrant flows, geo-statistical data, people's movements in public spaces, etc.). Visualizing them effectively for practical applications poses many open challenges, including distortion, overplotting, non-uniformity and uncertainty representation. The aim of this course is to present the state-of-the-art of research and applications in interactive visualization of spatio-temporal data. The course will be tutored by Daniel Keim and Jo Wood, whose expertise and experiences cover both the practical and theoretical angles.


  • Professor Daniel A. Keim: Daniel A. Keim is full professor (Chair of Information Processing) in the Computer Science department at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He received the 2011 Visualization Technical Achievement Award in recognition of his seminal technical work in high-dimensional data analysis and visualization of large data bases, which has stimulated research in the new field of Visual Analytics. Daniel is an editor of TKDE and the Information Visualization Journal and the author of several books dedicated to Interactive Data Visualization. He also has published extensively on topics specifically related to data visualization and data mining, and has given tutorials on related issues at several large conferences.

  • Professor Jo Wood: Jo is a Professor of Visual Analytics at the giCentre and head of the Department of Computer Science at City University London. He has been involved in teaching and research in Geographical Information Science and visualization since 1990. His research interests range from visual design to visual analytics, from transport visualization to terrain modelling and visual storytelling to cartography. He is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and software including giCentre Utils, the LandSerf GIS and the Handy sketchy library for Processing.

Course material


For members of the CUSO, we will reimburse travel costs for half-price second class SBB tickets up to 30.-/person; lunch will be provided by the organisers. You will receive reimbursement instructions during the school. Registration deadline: 12.05.2017

Please register directly through CUSO.

Preliminary program

The activity takes place at the University of Fribourg, Bd de Pérolles 90, Fribourg (PER21):

  • 18.05.2017, 09:00-13:00: room A120
  • 18.05.2017, 14:00-17:00: room E230
  • 19.05.2017, 09:00-13:00: room B207


  • Prof. Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg
  • Dr Florian Evéquoz, University of Fribourg

This workshop is part of the 3eme cycle romand in Informatics For more information, please refer to the conference website at: https://informatique.cuso.ch/