GEMS 2.0 is a follow-up of the GEMS – Graph Exploration and Manipulation on interactive Surfaces project, which was carried out from November 2012 until February 2016. Similar to its predecessor, GEMS 2.0 is a cooperation between the Interactive Media Lab Dresden at the Technische Universität Dresden and the Chair of Computer Graphics (VC²G) at the University of Rostock. A more extensive overview is also provided on the GEMS 2.0 project website.

Graphs are universally relevant in many application domains, such as communication, transportation, biology, and climatology. In these domains, there is an increasing demand for methods and tools that do not only support working with a graph’s structure, that is, its nodes and edges, but also with numerous data attributes that may be associated with the graph. Understanding such multivariate graphs comprehensively is a significant challenge for the people working with them.

Working with data usually means analyzing them. Interactive visual analysis has proved to be an effective mean to gain insight into data. Yet, there is more to working with graphs than understanding basic information of their structure and attributes. In this proposal, we plan to study how classic exploratory graph analysis can be advanced to include comparative analysis of multiple graphs and the possibility to directly edit a graph’s nodes and edges as well as its associated attributes when necessary.

Associated Publications

Currently, the following publications from the Interactive Media Lab Dresden are associated with the GEMS 2.0 project:

Associated Student Theses

The following student theses from the Interactive Media Lab Dresden are associated with the GEMS 2.0 project:

  • Tobias Knothe

    Responsive Graphs: Adapting Node-Link Diagrams for Mobile Devices

    Tobias Knothe June 19th, 2020 until November 20th, 2020

    Supervision: Tom Horak, Eva Goebel, Raimund Dachselt

  • Lars Arne Beck

    Strategies for Adapting Visualizations in Dashboards for Usage on Mobile Devices

    Lars Arne Beck May 24th, 2019 until December 8th, 2019

    Supervision: Tom Horak, Tamara Flemisch, Raimund Dachselt

  • Elisabeth Baudisch

    Visual Data Exploration of Graphs with Cross-Device Workflows between a Large Display and Mobile Devices

    Elisabeth Baudisch February 23rd, 2018 until September 22nd, 2018

    Supervision: Tom Horak, Ricardo Langner, Raimund Dachselt

  • Javid Abbasov

    Pointing Interaction with Mobile Devices Using Internal Sensors

    Javid Abbasov October 2nd, 2017 until March 12th, 2018

    Supervision: Tom Horak, Raimund Dachselt

  • Paul Hoffmann

    Embedded Micro Visualizations in Interactive Matrix Visualizations of Multivariate Graphs

    Paul Hoffmann May 24th, 2019 until October 11th, 2019

    Supervision: Tom Horak, Raimund Dachselt