Visualization as a tool for analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling the complex urban fabrics that form our cities. Yet, there is a crucial need to bridge the gap between the flood of urban data and the capacity of decision makers to integrate that data into effective and informed decisions. This workshop series is looking to critically assess this notion and ask how data and data visualization can be used to serve and better understand or even organize urban processes, focusing on an explicitly “human-centric” perspective. This perspective should support and improve the understanding and the utilizations of data for all stakeholders - from governments and companies to citizens.
The energy sector is seeing substantial technological and analytical enhancements enabling the delivery of smart systems via sensors, monitors and other digital technologies as well as improvements to predictions, forecasts and models throughout the industry. This emerging data is not only growing in volume, but in its complexity. This complexity increases as we draw connections with other urban infrastructures and incorporate populations. Visualization and visual analytics offer a vast array of opportunities for the energy domain and we are seeing a new era of ‘Energy Data Visualization’ emerging as a key topic of growing importance. With this workshop, we propose to bring together scientists, researchers and practitioners from the energy field to discuss the many challenges and goals in regard to Energy Data Visualization, with a specific focus on Energy Resilient Cities.