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The State of the Art in Multilayer Network Visualization
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Computer Graphics Forum. 2019-03-28, vol. 38, n° 6, p. 125-149
Modelling relationship between entities in real-world systems with a simple graph is a standard approach. However, realityis better embraced as several interdependent subsystems (or layers). Recently, the concept of a ...Read more >
Modelling relationship between entities in real-world systems with a simple graph is a standard approach. However, realityis better embraced as several interdependent subsystems (or layers). Recently, the concept of a multilayer network model hasemerged from the field of complex systems. This model can be applied to a wide range of real-world data sets. Examples ofmultilayer networks can be found in the domains of life sciences, sociology, digital humanities and more. Within the domainof graph visualization, there are many systems which visualize data sets having many characteristics of multilayer graphs.This report provides a state of the art and a structured analysis of contemporary multilayer network visualization, not only forresearchers in visualization, but also for those who aim to visualize multilayer networks in the domain of complex systems, as wellas those developing systems across application domains. We have explored the visualization literature to survey visualizationtechniques suitable for multilayer graph visualization, as well as tools, tasks and analytic techniques from within applicationdomains. This report also identifies the outstanding challenges for multilayer graph visualization and suggests future researchdirections for addressing them.Read less <