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2018-06-27: InfoVis Spring 2017 Class Projects

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This may sound familiar, but yet again I'm way behind in posting about my previous offerings of CS 725/825 Information Visualization.
(Previous semester highlights posts: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring/Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011)

Here are a few projects that I'd like to highlight from Spring 2017. (All class projects are listed in my InfoVis Gallery.  This semester has its own page because there were 19(!) projects.)  All of the projects were implemented using the D3.js library.

Because the Spring 2017 semester began with President Donald Trump's Travel Ban (EO 13769) and we have a large international graduate student population, students were understandably interested in US immigration and refugee data.  The first two projects here focus on that.  In addition, one project looked at sentiment about the US Presidential candidates on social media on Election Day.

The last two projects that I'll highlight are focused on the lighter topic of sports, NFL football and …

2018-06-11: Knowledge Discovery From Digital Libraries (KDDL) Workshop Trip Report from JCDL2018

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The theme of the workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Digital Libraries (KDDL) was to uncover hidden relationships between data with techniques from artificial intelligence, mathematics, statistics, and algorithms. The workshop organizers, which included ODU Computer Science alumna, Dr. Hui Shi, Dr. Wu He, and Dr. Guandong Xu identified the following objectives that we were to explore:
Existing and novel techniques to extract and present knowledge from digital libraries;Advanced ways to organize and maintain digital libraries to facilitate knowledge discovery;Knowledge discovery applications in business; andNew challenges and technologies brought to the area of knowledge discovery and digital libraries.
Hui Shi, @oducs alumni, kicks off Knowledge Discovery from Digital Libraries (KDDL) 2018 #jcdl2018pic.twitter.com/NrLJUlfRm0 — Shawn M. Jones (@shawnmjones) June 6, 2018 The KDDL workshop consisted of three paper presentations which are summarized here.

Presentation 1: I presented my …

2018-06-11: Web Archive and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop Trip Report from JCDL2018

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Mat Kelly reports on the Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL) Workshop 2018 that occurred in Fort Worth, Texas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ⓖⓞⓖⓐⓣⓞⓡⓢ


On June 6, 2018, after attending JCDL 2018 (trip report), WS-DL members attended the Web Archiving and Digital Libraries 2018 Workshop (#wadl2018) in Fort Worth, Texas (see trip reports from WADL 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013). WS-DL's contributions to the workshop included multiple presentations inclusive of the workshop keynote by my PhD advisor, which I discuss below..@mart1nkle1n getting us started at #WADL2018#jcdl2018https://t.co/SctiuI9foXpic.twitter.com/Kbj4ofRwRH— Michael L. Nelson (@phonedude_mln)

2018-06-08: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Doctoral Consortium Trip Report

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On June 3, 2018, PhD students arrived in Fort Worth, Texas to attend the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Doctoral Consortium. This is a pre-conference event associated with the ACM and IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. This event gives PhD students a forum in which to discuss their dissertation work with others in the field. The Doctoral Consortium was well attended, not only by the presenting PhD students, their advisors/supervisors, and organizers, but also by those who were genuinely interested in emerging work. As usual, I live-tweeted the event to capture salient points. It was a very enjoyable experience for all.

Thanks very much to the chairs: J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USAOksana Zavalina, University of North Texas, USADaniel Gelaw Alemneh, University of North Texas, USASampath Jayarathna, Old Dominion University, USA In this post I will cover the work of all accepted students, three of whom are from the Web Science and…

2018-06-08: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2018 Trip Report

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This year's 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Libraries (JCDL 2018) took place at the University of North Texas (Fort Worth, Texas). Between June 3-6, members of WSDL attended paper sessions, workshops, tutorials, panels, and a doctoral consortium.
We had a great #jcdl2018 / #wadl2018 / @jcdl2018! Here is the 2018 @WebSciDL reunion photo, but we're getting so large we weren't all there at once!

Not pictured:
Incoming fac (Fall 2018): @OpenMaze@fanchyna
Alum: @johnaberlin

See you June 2-6, 2019 @iSchoolUI@JCDLConfpic.twitter.com/GmKpqKg0Zs — Michael L. Nelson (@phonedude_mln) June 7, 2018
#JCDL2018 seems like a good time to announce recent @WebSciDL comings and goings.

Present at @jdl2018 we're happy to have:
* 2 faculty
* 2 incoming faculty (!)
* 6 students
* 3 alumni https://t.co/vjdxuSWFjd — Michael L. Nelson (@phonedude_mln) June 4, 2018 The theme of this year's conference was "From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies,…