So these are my 5 chosen papers for the survey of genealogical visualization. Here, I gathered information, so I can estimate their quality from “outside” – so without concerning the content; as well as a few sentences about their contribution.
In the process of choosing literature, I focused on different techniques and different applications – so not just human family relations. In addition, now there are only two-dimensional representations and a focus on representing many individuals – unlike for instance family psychology, that just treats a few individuals.
Burlacu, B.; Affenzeller, M.; Kommenda, M.; Winkler, S. & Kronberger, G.
Visualization of genetic lineages and inheritance information in genetic programming
Proceedings of the 15th annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation, 2013, 1351-1358
This paper was published as a conference/journal paper. On this conference a professor from FIN took part too. The paper’s authors work in the same group, which owns a representation on the internet.
Burlacu et al. suggest the visualization of genealogies in evolutionary algorithms for the investigation of evolution related phenomena. They present for the investigation of changes in quality and genetic diversity over time a generation layered node-link diagram, which maps the individual’s quality to the colour of the node. Therefore they show an application of the survey’s topic in an area, which is different from human family genealogy.
Bezerianos, A.; Dragicevic, P.; Fekete, J.-D.; Bae, J. & Watson, B.
Geneaquilts: A system for exploring large genealogies
Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE, 2010, 16, 1073-1081
This paper was published as a journal paper. There is a website for this paper, that contains source code and additional material. Authors are cited 600 to 6.000 times.
Bezerianos et al. suggest a new matrix visualization technique for large family genealogies and give a set of user tasks for genealogical data.
McGuffin, M. J. & Balakrishnan, R.
Interactive visualization of genealogical graphs
Information Visualization, 2005. INFOVIS 2005. IEEE Symposium on, 2005, 16-23
Author is cited about 1.600 times. His website is accessible and shows his work. The paper was published as conference paper.
McGuffin and Balakrishnan present reasons that make it difficult to draw a genealogical graph in a node-link manner. In addition they present novel graph representations based on their insights. To conclude, they present problems that may occur when using a node-link representation.
Kim, N. W.; Card, S. K. & Heer, J.
Tracing genealogical data with timenets
Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, 2010, 241-248
It is a conference paper. There are only 50 citations of this authors work on google scholar. This article from 2010 is his first article. On the other hand, there are 35 thousand citations for his first co-author and 8.5 thousand citations of his second co-author.
Kim et al. present an approach for showing genealogical relations in a temporal context. They use lines for the depiction of the life of individuals and their proximity for expression of marriage concerning proximity.
Rohrdantz, C.; Hund, M.; Mayer, T.; Wälchli, B. & Keim, D. A.
The World’s Languages Explorer: Visual Analysis of Language Features in Genealogical and Areal Contexts
Computer Graphics Forum, 2012, 31, 935-944
It is a conference/journal paper. Preim and Theisel -professors of OvGU FIN- have written articles for this journal. Authors’ internet representation is accessible. Rohrdantz has been cited 500 times since 2009.
Rohrdantz et al. present a visualization based on a decomposition of a disc into ring segments for a genealogical hierarchy. They apply this technique to a hierarchy of the human languages.