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Using VizDSL for Modelling Visualization Processes

Authors: R. Morgan, G. Grossmann, M. Schrefl, M. Stumptner
Paper: Schr18c (2018)
Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW 2018), October 16-19, 2018, Stockholm, Schweden, IEEE, Online:, DOI: 10.1109/EDOCW.2018.00039, pp. 212-215, 2018.
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Abstract (English):

Information collection and exchange between different domains is challenging due to the complex nature of modern enterprise systems. Visualization is used to increase understanding and communicability, however, creating visualizations of complex information poses significant challenges in itself, especially for non-IT users. As a solution to this problem, we have created VizDSL, a graphical domain specific language for modelling and executing interactive visualizations. In this demonstration, we show how VizDSL can be used to model and execute interactive visualizations of complex data specifications, from a variety of data sources including schema and instance data, without requiring any significant programming expertise. We demonstrate how VizDSL can be used to create a variety of visualization types as part of a single visualization process. Conference participants will benefit from attendance at this demonstration by increased understanding of how taking a model-driven approach to visualization could be applied to their own information domain and potential use cases.