6/7 APRIL 2022


6/7 APRIL 2022

COVID19 Note

Due to the current pandemic the LEVIA 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. This means that we plan for a physical meeting, but in case conference participants are not allowed to travel or do not feel comfortable with travelling, an online attendance will be possible.


The 4th LEipzig symposium on Visualization In Applications (LEVIA'22) aims at bringing together visualization scholars from all research areas related to visualization. The focus of the symposium is to shed a light on different application areas that enable scientific knowledge discovery with visualizations. The program will be structured along several visualization application areas.

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Means of visualization are widely used in diverse application domains to analyze data, to facilitate hypothesis verification and generation, to derive new data, and to discover trends, outliers and data-dependent features. Collaborative aspects between visualization scholars and domain experts as well as design studies and the development of novel visualization techniques that shed a new light on known data objects are in the scope of the symposium. We welcome papers describing original work, i.e. hitherto unpublished scientific or information visualization research. Suggested application domains include, but are not limited to:

  • bioinformatics
  • business and finance
  • digital humanities
  • earth, space, and environmental sciences
  • geovisualization
  • material sciences
  • molecular, biomedical, and medical visualization
  • multimedia visualization (image/video/music)
  • physical sciences and engineering
  • social and information sciences
  • software visualization
  • text visualization
  • urban science
  • visual analytics
  • visualization for the masses

Full Paper Track

Full papers are only accepted in English, they should be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, and authors should address one or several application domains of visualization. Papers will be reviewed by at least three experts in the field. Please make sure that submissions do not substantially overlap work that has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. In such a case, papers will be rejected without reviews. LEVIA calls for papers having a length of 4 to 8 pages (+1 page for references). Accepted papers will receive a long talk slot and will be published on the conference website. In addition, we seek for a second publication realm to increase the visibility of accepted works. More details will be announced soon.

Paper Abstract Track

This year, we will also provide a platform for young researchers in applied visualization, in which they can present their research ideas and PhD topics and discuss them with experts in the field. We welcome abstracts in all application areas of visualization as suggested in the call for papers. Abstracts can be submitted for the following purposes:

  • discussion of a project/research idea
  • discussion of a PhD topic
  • presentation of a position, i.e., an arguable opinion about a certain topic

Abstracts are only accepted in English, they should be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, and authors should address one or several application domains of visualization. Abstracts will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. Please announce a substantial overlap with further work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings in order to properly the purpose of your paper.

We solicit abstract submissions (2 pages +1 page for references) that outline a research idea. We explicitly welcome open question sections to promote a lively discussion of the topic. Accepted abstracts will be presented in a mixed poster/presentation session, in which each presenter will display a poster of the respective abstract topic. In addition, each presenter will give an elevator pitch of their research ideas.

Selected, promising ideas will be invited to submit a full paper after the conference, which will undergo a revision cycle that aims to provide feedback for a minor revision. Finally, accepted full papers will be included in the LEVIA 2020 proceedings next to the regularly accepted full papers.

Submission Page
The submission page for LEVIA'22 papers can be found via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=levia22.

Paper Template
We accept full papers from 4 up to 8 pages (+ 1 page for references) and paper abstract up to 2 pages (+ 1 page for references) that have been prepared using this IEEE Journal and Conference Template.

All accepted papers will be made available through the symposium website. In addition, we will publish the papers using OSF Preprints to receive a DOI for your manuscript. We are currently negotiating on publishing LEVIA papers in a special issue.



SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 19 January 2022 6 February 2022
NOTIFICATION: 18 February 2022 1 March 2022
LEVIA'22: 6/7 April 2022


REGISTRATION FEE: 150 Euro per participant

Please register via E-mail to: gillmann(at)informatik(dot)leipzig(dot)de


Wednesday, April 6th

09:30 LEVIA Opening & Paper Session I: Visualization in Digital Humanities

Session Chair: Jakob Kusnick

David Fuhry, Vera Piontkowitz, Josef Focht and Richard Khulusi
MusiXplora: Visualizing Geospatial Data in the Musicological Domain

Christofer Meinecke, Jeremias Schebera, Jakob Eschrich and Daniel Wiegreffe
Visualizing Similarities between American Rap-Artists based on Text Reuse

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Opening Keynote

Session Chair: Christina Gillmann

Prof. Kai Lawonn, University of Jena, Germany
Visualization for Culture, Art and Medicine

11:45 Lunch (paid) at Alte Nikolaischule

13:30 Paper Session II: Scientific Visualization

Session Chair: Robin Maack

Roxana Bujack, Etienne Bresciani, Jiajia Waters and Will Schroeder
Topological Segmentation of 2D Vector Fields

Lovro Bosnar, Markus Rauhut, Hans Hagen and Petra Gospodnetic
Image Synthesis for Surface Inspection

Carlo Dindorf, Jürgen Konradi, Claudia Wolf, Bertram Taetz, Gabriele Bleser, Janine Huthwelker, Friederike Werthmann, Eva Bartaguiz, Philipp Drees, Ulrich Betz and Michael Fröhlich
Visualization of interindividual differences in spinal dynamics in the presence of intraindividual variabilities

15:00 Coffee & Social Event (Völkerschlachtdenkmal)

19:00 Dinner (paid) at Kartoffelhaus No. 1

Thursday, April 7th

09:30 Paper Session III: Visualization in Applications

Session Chair: Richard Khulusi

Johannes Bayer, Yakun Li and Sebastian Marquardt
Geometric and Computational Aspects of Manipulation Rules for Graph-Based Engineering Diagrams

Tobias Hyrup, Pernille Matthews, David Nhan Thien Nguyen, Jakob Kusnick and Stefan Jänicke
Danish Companies Dashboard: An Interactive, Geospatial Visualisation of Industries and Profit in Denmark

Yves Annanias, Jonah Windolph, Robert Wehlitz and Daniel Wiegreffe
An Interactive Decision Support System for Analyzing and Linkage of Weather-Related Restrictions of Opencast Lignite Mines

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Closing Keynote & LEVIA Closing

Session Chair: Johanna Schmidt

Michael Böttinger, German Climate Computing Center, Hamburg, Germany
Visualization in Climate Modeling – Status and Challenges


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kai Lawonn
Head of the Visualization and Explorative Data Analysis Group, University of Jena, Germany

Visualization for Culture, Art and Medicine

The goal of visualization is to transform data into an understandable and comprehensible form that can be better and more easily interpreted. Behind this sentence, however, there is much more than one might first imagine. In the talk 'Visualization for Culture, Art and Medicine' we will demonstrate with the help of comprehensible application examples what visualization is capable of and where it can support experts in different fields.


Michael Böttinger
Group Head Visualization and Public Relations, German Climate Computing Center, Hamburg, Germany

Visualization in Climate Modeling – Status and Challenges

ince the term “Scientific Visualization” was coined in the late 1980s, weather forecasting and climate modeling have been among the most prominent application domains of this new discipline. Similarly, besides statistical analysis, visualization is probably the most important tool in these domains for evaluating the complex simulation data. In my presentation, I will briefly discuss the difference between weather and climate, and illustrate implications for climate and climate change visualization as opposed to the visualization of actual weather phenomena. However, since climate change will also effect actual future weather events (i.e. their probability, frequency, intensity), we need to deal with weather and with climate when we analyze and visualize results of climate projections, i.e. with data and phenomena at different spatial and temporal scales. Using many practical examples, I will give a - subjective - overview of the current state of climate data visualization, i.e. the techniques and tools used in practice. In addition, I will briefly discuss the challenges we face, e.g., due to recent trends in climate modeling or due to the gap between visualization research and visualization software.



Christina Gillmann
Leipzig University, Germany

Johanna Schmidt
VRVis Research Center, Austria

Stefan Jänicke
University of Southern Denmark

Daniel Wiegreffe
Leipzig University, Germany

Program Committee

Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King's College London, UK
Gennady Andrienko, City University London, UK
Yves Annanias, Leipzig University, Germany
Michael Böttinger, German Climate Computing Centre, Germany
Roxana Bujack, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Michael Correll, Tableau Research
Mennatallah El-Assady, University of Konstanz, Germany
Issei Fujishiro, Keio University, Japan
Ingrid Hotz, Linköping University, Sweden
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Daniel Jönsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Richard Khulusi, Leipzig University, Germany
Robin Maack, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Christofer Meinecke, Leipzig University, Germany
Renata Georgia Raidou, TU Wien, Austria
Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma, USA


LEVIA will take place in Room P7-02 at the Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science of Leipzig University!

Address: Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany

Directions: Find it on Google Maps!

Leipzig University Building

Room P7-02