W5 – Interactive visualizations to guide health diagnostics and personalized medicine




Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras, Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Dr. Konstantinos Votis, Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

Dr. Kostas Stamatopoulos, Institute of Applied Biosciences of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece




Health informatics is a multidisciplinary field that covers all data related to healthcare. Digital health and big data creates the need for advanced analytics methods that allow experts to model health systems at an unprecedented level of detail and to begin understanding the underlying mechanisms. The field of Information Visualization is the study of (interactive) visual representations of abstract data to reinforce human cognition. Data visualization supports analytical reasoning about complex and largescale datasets using a combination of interactive visualization-based user interfaces and computational analysis. The application of Information Visualization techniques into health informatics promotes the exchange of ideas, interactions and collaborations between the related communities towards health diagnostics and personalized medicine.

Aims and scope

The current workshop aims at attracting the interest of researchers in the fields of Information Technologies, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medical Sciences towards the development of a framework of Interactive Visualization Methodologies that comply with ethical requirements and are provide novel and useful solutions to problems of data management and understanding.


Prof. Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Website

Dr. Christos Alexakos, Co-Founder InSyBio Ltd, Website

Dr. Sophia Tsoka, King’s College London, Website

Dr. Efthymios Chondrogiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Website



The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in information visualization methods and their applications to health informatics (i.e. healthcare informatics, translational bioinformatics, and biomedical informatics) by bringing together method developers and experimentalists.


Workshop is scheduled on Sunday, September 9, from 9:00 to 17:00, with two half-hour coffee breaks and a one-hour lunch break.


9h00   start of workshop

10h30-11h00  coffee/tea break

12h30-13h30  lunch break

15h00-15h30  coffee/tea break

17h00  end of workshop