Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner


Tel.: +49-(0)331 5509-3921
Fax: +49-(0)331 5509-172
Room: H-2.22
Email: sebastian.hahn(at)hpi.de

Research Interests

  • Visual Software Analytics
  • Metaphor-based Visualization
  • Layout Stability
  • Evaluation of Visualization Techniques





Interactive Rendering of Complex 3D-Treemaps

Trapp, Matthias; Hahn, Sebastian; Döllner, Jürgen in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) Coquillart, Sabine; Andujar, Carlos; Laramee, Robert S.; Kerren, Andreas; Braz, José ( Eds. ), page 165-175 . SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications , 2013 .

3D-Treemaps are an important visualization technique for hierarchical views. In contrast to 2D-Treemaps, height can be used to map one additional attribute of the data items. Using the Treemap technique in combination with large datasets (more than 500k) a fast rendering and interaction techniques that are beyond collapsing/uncollapsing nodes is still one of the main challenges. This paper presents a novel rendering technique that enables the image synthesis of geometrical complex 3D-Treemaps in real-time. The fully hardware accelerated approach is based on shape generation using geometry shaders. This approach offers increased rendering performance and low update latency compared to existing techniques and through it enables new real-time interaction techniques to large datasets.
Further Information
Editor(s) Coquillart, Sabine; Andujar, Carlos; Laramee, Robert S.; Kerren, Andreas; Braz, José
Tags 3D-treemaps cgs performance_evaluation real-time_rendering


WiSe 2016/17

  • Lecture 3D Computergraphics I (tutor)


  • Seminar Methods and Techniques of Software Visualization (tutor)
  • Lecture 3D Computergraphics II (tutor)


  • Seminar Systems Engineering for Software Analytics (tutor)


  • Seminar Visual Software Analytics (tutor)
  • Lecture Einführung in die Programmiertechnik II (tutor)


  • Seminar Visualization for Interactive Software Analytics (tutor)
  • Bachelor's project Software Analytics and Visualization (co-supervisor)

SoSe 2014

  • Lecture 3D Computergraphics I (tutor)

WiSe 2013/14

  • Seminar Software Analytics (tutor)
  • Seminar Game Programming (tutor)

SoSe 2013

  • Lecture Geovisualization (tutor)
  • Seminar Softwarevisualisierungsverfahren (tutor)

WiSe 2012/13

  • Bachelor's project A Visualization Tool for Software Evolution (co-supervisor)

SoSe 2012

  • Lecture Visualization (tutor)
  • Seminar Softwareanalyseverfahren (tutor)

Master's Theses

  • ThreadCity: Combined Visualization of Structure and Activity of Multi-threaded Software Systems - Nikolai Wuttke (finished

Further Activities

  • Participant of ETH Winter School on Eye Tracking  (January 2016)
  • Teaching-Team Member OpenHPI Course "Automated Visual Software Analytics" (March 2015)
  • SoftVis project in cooperation with the SAP Innovation Center, Potsdam (April 2012 - March 2016)