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"Topology, geometry, and function"

Workshop / Seminar

on topology and geometry of information visualisation


June 1 and 2, 2018

Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing,
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 


In our workshop we will discuss the ways geometric, topological, and functional principles shape human visuo-spatial perception and impact the perception of information visualisation. We will also explore the impacts of spatial abilities on learning. Results of several recent studies from our Lab will be presented in detail.

 In our workshop we will focus and welcome submissions on the following topics:

features of processing topological and geometric information in respect to information visualization;

different forms of geometry and their impact on visuo-spatial processing;

strength of invariants in geometric and topological structures;

similarity and structural alignment;

generation of units in perception - topological or geometric?

methodological aspects (formal modeling of geometric and topological systems, morphometry, issues of data collection and analysis etc.).


Plenary keynote speakers:

Prof. Kenny Coventry, FBPS, FRSA, Head of the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK

Prof. Cees van Leeuwen, Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics, KU Leuven, Belgium





University of Latvia Foundation, Accenture

This is the closing event of Lab’s project „Topological Modelling of Structural Alignment: A Topological and Experimental Analysis of Information Visualisation”. The project is supported by University of Latvia Donor SIA "Mikrotīkls".  Foundation of the University of Latvia is administrator of this donation.