September 11-14 2012 Zurich, Switzerland

The Graphical Web is a conference for discussing what is aesthetically possible on the web.

Participate

Registration is now open. The abstract submission deadline is officially over. However, if you have something really cool and new please let us know and submit an abstract in English.

Topics

We offer presentations and workshops on art and design, integrated web experience, webapps and user interfaces, sciences, mapping, data visualization, 3d visualization, and all other uses of interactive open web graphics.

Registration

You may now register for the conference. Payment options are credit card or bank transfer. After your registration you will receive a payment confirmation. Please allow a few days for processing as the confirmation is sent out manually. Please note that this is a different registration system as the preregistration used for the abstract submission. All attendees should register, regardless of their status. Keynote speakers, participants on behalf of sponsorships or workshop instructors please register, check the box for dinner event or workshop if you plan to attend (included) and choose bank transfer as payment option.

Important Dates

Pricing, Conference Fees

All prices include lunches and coffee breaks (morning and afternoon) and a public transportation pass valid during the conference and the day before and after for going from and to the airport. The optional dinner event on the second evening will be charged extra. Cash payments may also be made the day of the conference at the registration desk. Please register in advance online.

Regular Attendee Early Bird (until August 13), Conference Pass (Sep. 11-13) CHF 400.-
Regular Attendee (starting August 14), Conference Pass (Sep. 11-13) CHF 500.-
Presenter, Conference Pass (Sep. 11-13)* CHF 150.-
Student Early Bird (until August 13), Conference Pass (Sep. 11-13)** CHF 100.-
Student (starting August 14), Conference Pass (Sep. 11-13)** CHF 150.-
Regular Attendee Day Pass CHF 180.-
Workshop/Course Instructors, Keynote Speakers*** CHF 0.-
Dinner Event with Boat Trip on Lake Zurich (at extra charge) CHF 100.-
Dinner Event Accompanying Person with Boat Trip on Lake Zurich CHF 100.-
Workshop Day Pass, Sep 14, for Conference Attendees (2 courses) CHF 250.-
Workshop Day Pass, Sep 14, for People who did not attend the main Conference (2 courses) CHF 300.-
Workshop Day Pass, Sep 14, for Students (2 courses)** CHF 100.-

* Main presenter price only, co-presenters need to register at full price. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend as a presenter, please contact us at info (at) graphicalweb (dot) org to see if we can help (our resources are limited and we may not be able to help in all cases).

** If you are a student, please send a scan of your student ID to info (at) graphicalweb (dot) org as a proof. It has to be clearly visible that the student ID is still valid.

*** Workshop/course instructors as well as keynote speakers are also invited to the dinner event at no extra charge.

Bank Transfer / Wire Transfer Information

For wire transfer/bank transfer please use the following account data:

Swiss National Bank
Boersenstrasse 15
8022 Zurich
Switzerland

SWIFT/BIC: SNBZCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH6100100001550000036
In favour of: 1-67618-12 „SVG Conference 2012“

Name and address of account holder:
ETH Zurich
Abteilung Rechnungswesen
Scheuchzerstrasse 68-70
8092 Zurich
Switzerland

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds can be made up to one month before the conference. A 50% refund can be made 10-30 days prior to the conference. In both cases there will be a cancellation fee of CHF 15. There will be no refunds given for cancellations made within 10 days before the conference or cancellations made after the conference.

Schedule

Conference Schedule

See also listing of presentations below for abstracts and biographies

Conference Schedule

Quick jump to:

Day 1: September 11 Day 2: September 12 Day 3: September 13 Day 4: September 14

Day 1: September 11

TimeTrack 1, Lecture Hall E3 Track 2, Lecture Hall E9
09:00 Welcome
Session Chair: Andreas Neumann
09:15 Opening Keynote
Session Chair: Andreas Neumann
09:15 A journey through the graphical Web (60 min)
Vincent Hardy (Adobe Systems)
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Keynotes
Session Chair: Andreas Neumann
10:45 SVG and SVG Open – a retrospective (45 min)
David Dailey (Slippery Rock University)
11:30 Designing the modern web (60 min)
Jacob Surber (Adobe Systems)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Authoring Tools for Designers
Session Chair: Cyril Concolato
Web Graphics Applications
Session Chair: Ruud Steltenpool
13:30 Inkscape Update, 2012 Edition (30 min)
Tavmjong Bah (Inkscape)
Bender: A Declarative, Dynamic Framework for Web Application User Interfaces (30 min)
Julien Quint (IGEL Co., Ltd.)
Takanari Hayama (IGEL Co.,Ltd.)
14:00 SVG in eBooks – Packaging the Graphical Web for Offline Use (30 min)
Michael Neutze
Building Interactive Environments with SVG for Google Blockly (30 min)
Neil Fraser (Google)
14:30 SVG2 for the artist (30 min)
Tavmjong Bah (Inkscape)
Screenshot annotations in the browser (30 min)
Edward Zhang (Atlassian)
Gilmore Davidson (Atlassian)
Ian Grunert (Atlassian)
15:00 SVG-Editor (30 min)
Paul Hopgood
Visualization of Soccer Statistics (30 min)
Alpan Yıldırım (Sabancı University)
Onur Akdeniz (Sabancı University)
Selim Balcisoy (Sabancı University)
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Panel Session
Session Chair: Doug Schepers
16:00 W3C Panel (60 min)
Erik Dahlström (Opera Software ASA)

Day 2: September 12

TimeTrack 1, Lecture Hall E3 Track 2, Lecture Hall E9
09:00 Keynotes
Session Chair: Vincent Hardy
09:00 Google Swiffy: Converting SWF files to open web technologies (45 min)
Pieter Senster (Google)
09:45 Beyond Play (45 min)
Joshua Davis (Joshua Davis Studios)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 2D Web Mapping and Web-GIS
Session Chair: Juliana Neumann
Science and Education
Session Chair: Deborah Whitfield
11:00 Kartograph: A Framework for Creating Beautiful, Interactive Vector Maps (30 min)
Gregor Aisch
Using Gravity to Navigate the Internet and other Graphs (30 min)
David Dailey (Slippery Rock University)
Grant Denmead (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)
Jake Weidman (Slippery Rock University)
Deborah Whitfield (Slippery Rock University)
11:30 WebGIS with vector data using OpenLayers and GeoExt (30 min)
Marc Jansen (terrestris GmbH & Co. KG)
Declarative Randomness for Scene Drawing in SVG (30 min)
Eric Elder (Slippery Rock University)
David Dailey (Slippery Rock University)
12:00 Generating interactive meteorological maps and graphs for the web (30 min)
Stephan Siemen (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF))
Math education with SVG. Part1: Two dimensions (30 min)
Samuel Dagan (Tel-Aviv University)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 2D Web Mapping and Web-GIS
Session Chair: Barend Köbben
Education, Charting and Visualization
Session Chair: Ruud Steltenpool
13:30 Web mapping with vector data. Is it the future? (30 min)
Loïc Gasser (swisstopo)
Math education with SVG. Part 2: Three dimensions (30 min)
Samuel Dagan (Tel-Aviv University)
14:00 Dynamic, interactive vector maps for the new web (30 min)
Sergio Álvarez-Leiva (Vizzuality)
Highcharts implementation and architecture (30 min)
Torstein Hønsi (Highsoft Solutions AS)
14:30 Mappetizer Web Mapping Application goes Mobile (30 min)
Ruth Lang (uismedia)
Armin Müller (uismedia)
Tributary: See What You Get (30 min)
Ian Johnson (Mainstem Collective)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 SVG Mapping Panel
Session Chair: Chris Lilley
Mixing Web Graphic Standards
Session Chair: Erik Dahlström
15:30 Introduction of SVG Map Platform and its Application (10 min)
Tomoaki Konno
Satoru Takagi (KDDI)
Web Graphics Symbiosis (45 min)
Dirk Schulze (Adobe Systems)
15:40 SVGTL: Proposal of web standard by SVG applicable as Mapping Platform (10 min)
Satoru Takagi (KDDI)
15:50 SVG Map Panel (40 min)
Satoru Takagi (KDDI)
16:15 Web graphics from research to apps to action (30 min)
Oleg Lavrovsky (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
16:30 Conference Panel
Session Chair: David Dailey
16:30 The Graphical Web 2013 and Beyond (30 min)
David Dailey (Slippery Rock University)
Andreas Neumann
19:00 Dinner Event

Day 3: September 13

TimeTrack 1, Lecture Hall E3 Track 2, Lecture Hall E9
09:00 Keynotes
Session Chair: David Dailey
09:00 Bringing the Power of the GPU to the Web (45 min)
Neil Trevett (Nvidia)
09:45 New rendering features in HTML (45 min)
Rik Cabanier (Adobe Systems)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Animated Web Graphics
Session Chair: Cameron McCormack
WebGL and Canvas for Geographic Visualization
Session Chair: Barend Köbben
11:00 Next generation SVG & CSS animation (45 min)
Alex Danilo (Google)
Brian Birtles (Mozilla Japan)
Rik Cabanier (Adobe Systems)
Processing and Rendering Massive 3D Geospatial Environments using WebGL (30 min)
Robert Wüest (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland)
Martin Christen
Hannes Eugster
Stephan Nebiker (FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland)
11:30 Georeferencer & WebGL Earth (30 min)
Petr Pridal (Klokan Technologies GmbH)
11:45 The Future of HTML5 Motion Design (45 min)
Sarah Hunt (Adobe Systems)
12:00 Satellite Images Color Adjustment Using HTML5 Technologies (30 min)
Alexander Parshin (RDC ScanEx)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Animated and Interactive Web Graphics
Session Chair: Alex Danilo
WebGL and SVG Applications
Session Chair: Michael Neutze
13:30 Web Animations (30 min)
Dmitry Baranovskiy (Adobe Systems)
Using the Open Web Platform for Thematic Mapping in a Geo-Webservices Environment (30 min)
Barend Köbben (University of Twente – Faculty of Geo–Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC))
14:00 BonsaiJS – A Graphics and Animation Library (30 min)
Tobias Reiss (Uxebu)
Area of Interest Based Interaction and GeoVisualization with WebGL (15 min)
Kenan Bektas (University of Zurich Institute of Geography (GIVA))
Arzu Coltekin (University of Zurich)
14:15 WebGL - Fashion buttons prototyping from 3D Design to Production (15 min)
Giulio Roggero (Intre Srl)
Carlo Ballabio
Fabio Ghislandi (Intré srl)
Claudio Volpi (Intré srl)
14:30 SpinetiX hardware SVG players and its applications to Digital Signage (30 min)
Julien Reichel (SpinetiX)
Web-based Declarative 3D Graphics for Anthropometry Visualization and Education (30 min)
Sandy Ressler (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
15:00 Expand or contract the Universe (30 min)
Paolo Almario (UQAC)
youSCADA©, SCADA as a Service: Monitoring and Controlling Devices and Objects via Cloud (30 min)
Giulio Roggero (Intre Srl)
Carlo Ballabio
Gianni Bombelli (Intre S.r.l.)
Alex Mufatti
15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 Closing Keynote
Session Chair: Andreas Neumann
15:30 Wow: Compelling Visual Experiences from the frontiers of Open Web (60 min)
Erik Dahlström (Opera Software ASA)
Divya Manian (Adobe)

Day 4: September 14

TimeTrack 3, Lecture Hall E6 Track 4, Lecture Hall E9 Track 5, Seminar Room G22 Track 6, Seminar Room G36.1
09:00 Workshop
Raphaël — JavaScript library
Dmitry Baranovskiy (Adobe Systems)
Workshop
An introduction to building WebGIS applications with OpenLayers and GeoExt
Marc Jansen (terrestris GmbH & Co. KG)
Christian Meyer (Terrestris)
Workshop
Adobe Edge Introduction
Sarah Hunt (Adobe Systems)
Workshop
Developing Rich, Web-based User Interfaces with SCXML and SCION
Jacob Beard (INFICON)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Workshop
Raphaël — JavaScript library
Dmitry Baranovskiy (Adobe Systems)
Workshop
An introduction to building WebGIS applications with OpenLayers and GeoExt
Marc Jansen (terrestris GmbH & Co. KG)
Christian Meyer (Terrestris)
Workshop
Adobe Edge Introduction
Sarah Hunt (Adobe Systems)
Workshop
Developing Rich, Web-based User Interfaces with SCXML and SCION
Jacob Beard (INFICON)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Workshop
Introduction to d3.js
Ian Johnson (Mainstem Collective)
Workshop
Animating the open Web
Jeremie Patonnier
Workshop
Interactive Charts with Highcharts
Torstein Hønsi (Highsoft Solutions AS)
Workshop
Create a web-friendly realistic SVG with Inkscape
Andreas Fritsch
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Workshop
Introduction to d3.js
Ian Johnson (Mainstem Collective)
Workshop
Animating the open Web
Jeremie Patonnier
Workshop
Interactive Charts with Highcharts
Torstein Hønsi (Highsoft Solutions AS)
Workshop
Create a web-friendly realistic SVG with Inkscape
Andreas Fritsch

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Listing of all Presentations and Courses

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Keynotes

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Regular Presentations

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Workshops

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Dinner Event

On Wednesday evening there will be a 4h boat ride with a Swiss dinner buffet. This dinner event is optional (extra registraion). People who registered for this event will receive the exact information on how to get to the dock where boarding will take at 18:45 on Wednesday evening. The boat leaves at 19:00 - so please do not arrive late! Do not forget to bring along your dinner and drinks coupons.

To get to the dock, take bus no. 69 from ETH Hönggerberg to Bucheggplatz (direction Milchbuck) and change to tram no. 11 (direction Rehalp). Get off the tram at Bürkliplatz. The dock is just across the street.

Venue

The Graphical Web & SVG Open 2012 conference will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, hosted by the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (ETH Zurich) at its Hönggerberg campus

Address

Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
CH-8093 Zurich
Switzerland

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Travel information

You will most likely be either arriving at the airport or train station in Zurich. The public transportation system in Switzerland is very good, and we suggest you use it during your stay.

Trains run frequently from the airport to downtown Zurich and take about 10 minutes. If you are staying in Oerlikon (near the conference venue), the train will get you there in 5 minutes. From downtown Zurich to the ETH Hönggerberg you will need to calculate around 20-30 minutes. If you are staying in Oerlikon the bus ride will be about 15-20 minutes.

Hotels

The ETH has discount rates at the following hotels. The code you should provide when making a reservation will be sent with the conference payment confirmation. You can also request this information from the conference contact.

The following hotels are located near the conference venue:

The following hotels are located near the city centre:

Contact/About

Contact

For questions and additional information or feedback on the conference, please contact Andreas Neumann info (at) graphicalweb (dot) org.

About the Conference

The conference series "The Graphical Web" is a new conference series focusing on cool web design, interactivity and everything that is possible with open web graphic standards developed by W3C and the Khronos Group. In the past 9 years this conference focused solely on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). From this year on we are broadening the scope to also include other web technologies, such as Canvas, CSS, WebGL, Javascript Libraries, HTML5 video, audio and interactivity. The 2012 conference is the 1st Graphical Web and the 10th SVG Open conference. It is officially the last SVG Open conference.

Past SVG Open Conferences

Sponsors

We are pleased to list the following hosts, sponsors and supporters. Thank you for supporting our conference!

Conference Hosts

ETH Zurich Logo

ETH Zurich has come to symbolise excellent education, groundbreaking basic research and applied results that are beneficial for society as a whole. Founded in 1855, it today offers researchers an inspiring environment and students a comprehensive education as one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. ETH Zurich has more than 17,000 students from approximately 80 countries, 3,800 of whom are doctoral candidates. More than 400 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute. ETH Zurich orients its research strategy around global challenges such as climate change, world food supply and human health issues.

IKG at ETH Zurich Logo

The Institute of Cartography was founded in 1925 by Prof. Eduard Imhof. It is the worlds' oldest cartographic institute at the university level. Eduard Imhof is the founder of the modern, academic cartography. Research at the institute traditionally dealt with topographic cartography (relief depiction), thematic mapping and atlas cartography (school atlases, national atlases). These are still the most important research topics today, but they are always adapted to new requirements, new media and recent technologies. The institute is also the editor and developer of two award-winning atlases: the "Atlas of Switzerland" (national atlas) and the "Swiss School Atlas" (Schweizer Schulatlas). In 2011, with a new professorship in geoinformation-engineering, the scope of the institute could be broadened, which resulted in the renaming of the institute to "Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation".

Platinum Sponsors

Adobe Logo

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. They help their customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Given that many customers expect web content to be highly animated and interactive, Adobe has increased its commitment to bring innovation to HTML5 graphics.

Google Logo

"The perfect search engine," says Google co-founder Larry Page, "would understand exactly what you mean and give back exactly what you want." Given the state of search technology today, that's a far-reaching vision requiring research, development, and innovation to realize. Google is committed to blazing that trail. code.google.com

Microsoft Logo

As the world’s leading Software Company, Microsoft has pioneered many of the technology innovations that paved the way for the digital information revolution. With products ranging from the Windows operating systems to the Office productivity suite, the Visual Studio suite of developers tools, and the Xbox 360 video game platform, and a broad range of new offerings in high-growth areas including Web-based services, unified communications, search, advertising and much more, Microsoft continues to be the worldwide leader in helping people and businesses realize their full potential.

Silver Sponsors

Nvidia Logo

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, mobile devices – and the Web. NVIDIA is committed to assist in the development, evolution and deployment of open standards that enable Web developers and applications to access the full power of the GPU.

Slippery Rock University Logo

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, SRU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

Slippery Rock University has a long-standing commitment to innovative uses of technology throughout the curriculum. Members of the computer science and geology and geography departments have been using SVG and other web graphic technologies as a part of their instruction and research since 2003. SRU offers one of the most affordable and technologically up-to-date educational programs with undergraduate programs in information technology, computer science, information systems, emerging technologies, digital media and GIS, and has consistently been chosen as one of its region's 'most wired campuses'.

Highcharts Logo

Highcharts has quickly become one of the industry leaders in standards compatible, JavaScript/jQuery based charting. Since the lauch in 2009, we have sold more than 20,000 licenses to clients all over the world. Among the 100 greatest companies of the world, more than half own a license. Powered by SVG and VML, Highcharts takes all browsers seriously, from legacy IE desktop browsers to modern mobile solutions. Highcharts is loved by web developers for the low entry level, slick default design and behaviour, scalable license model and numerous configuration options.

KDDI Logo

KDDI is a communications company of Japan offering both fixed-line and mobile communications services. For individual customers, KDDI offers its mobile and fixed-line communications services. And for business clients, KDDI provides all services in the ICT realm. Today, web map became the indispensable media. However, we consider that web map still does not become the vendor neutral media. To solve this issue, we are proposing a technology to make WWW into open mapping platform based on SVG. We will participate this conference to promote standardization of this SVG based WWW mapping platform technology.

SpinetiX Logo

Award-winning Swiss Digital Signage manufacturer, SpinetiX are the creators of the HMP Hyper Media Players and Fusion Software which turn any digital display into an autonomous and networked device. Multiple screens can be connected together and given the same or multiple dynamic content feeds. The screens may be scattered across multiple locations or, in the case of a videowall, literally bolted together.

From its beginning SpinetiX is committed to SVG and other web standards as their core technology. The participation at the conference is therefore the ideal opportunity to support the SVG Open community by demonstrating successful and innovative applications.

Supporters

W3C Logo

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) is a long-time SVG Open supporter. As the active creator and maintainer of the SVG, CSS and related web standards, W3C has an interest in the success of the SVG web graphics standard and related activities. Since the first SVG Open conference in Zurich in 2002, W3C has been supporting the conference by helping to announce the conference, sending speakers, organizing panel sessions and sending out the call for participation. W3C Japan and Keio University were also involved with the organization of the 2004 and 2007 conferences.

Sponsor Packs

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or supporter please contact info (at) graphicalweb dot org for additional information. We offer the following sponsorship levels, next to a supporter level:

Platinum, CHF 5000.-

Gold, CHF 3000.-

Silver, CHF 1000.-

Supporters

Supporters help spread the word about the conference and send announcements, such as the call for participation, to their member email lists. Supporters also have an interest in the growth of open web graphics, SVG and other open W3C web technologies. Supporters typically give one or more interesting presentations at the conference. Supporters do not pay a sponsorship fee but contribute to conference PR.

Organizers

Reviewers