The CVCE to start the research project BLIZAAR

The CVCE to start a new research project on advanced visualisation techniques with the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology and French partners.

The digitised sources in the CVCE’s collections on the European integration process contain information on the rich interplay and relations between thousands of people, institutions and locations. All these relations can be understood as part of a large, highly complex network. BLIZAAR, a new research project funded by the FNR and its French equivalent ANR sets out to develop new tools for exploring this network.

BLIZAAR stands for Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs and will develop new visualisation techniques based on the CVCE’s data and user needs. The consortium will develop new types of visualisations which are interactive, combine existing approaches and will pay particular attention to changes over time.

Researchers in visual analytics, a subfield of computer science from the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST), the École Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l’Information (Paris, Pau) and the Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique (Bordeaux) will collaborate with Dr. Marten Düring, a Researcher in the CVCE’s Digital Humanities Lab. The project will start in January 2016 and run for three years.


Photo: Fintan McGee, LIST