Graph Visualization Using Hierachical Edge Routing and Bundling

Wolfgang Kienreich, Ralph Wozelka, Vedran Sabol, Christin Seifert

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    Abstract

    Driven by rapidly growing application areas such as semantic knowledge bases and social networks, visualization of large graphs has been gaining importance recently. A large amount of nodes and intersecting edges presents a major challenge for usability and aesthetics, and may also pose a scalability problem. Edge routing and bundling methods proved useful for reducing clutter, while hierarchical techniques, besides providing the basis for level of detail rendering, also address scalability. We present work in progress which combines hierarchical techniques with edge routing and bundling methods, and utilizes their respective advantages. The proposed graph visualization method employs hierarchical aggregation of graph nodes and edges, and applies edge routing and bundling along the hierarchy to reduce clutter and improve the clarity of the representation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA)
    EditorsKresimir Matkovic, Giuseppe Santucci
    PublisherEurographics Association
    Pages97-101
    ISBN (Print)978-3-905673-89-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
    Event9th International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics, EuroVA 2012 - Brno, Czech Republic
    Duration: 4 Jun 20124 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 9
    http://www.eurova.org/previous-events/eurova-2012

    Conference

    Conference9th International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics, EuroVA 2012
    Abbreviated titleEuroVA
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityBrno
    Period4/06/124/06/12
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    Kienreich, W., Wozelka, R., Sabol, V., & Seifert, C. (2012). Graph Visualization Using Hierachical Edge Routing and Bundling. In K. Matkovic, & G. Santucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) (pp. 97-101). Eurographics Association. https://doi.org/10.2312/PE/EuroVAST/EuroVA12/097-101