University of Maryland

EventAction: Visual Analytics for Temporal Event Sequence Recommendation


EventAction is a prescriptive analytics interface designed to present and explain recommendations of temporal event sequences. EventAction provides a visual analytics approach to (1) identify similar records, (2) explore potential outcomes, (3) review recommended temporal event sequences that might help achieve the users’ goals, and (4) interactively assist users as they define a personalized action plan associated with a probability of success. EventAction’s usage scenarios include student advising, treatment formulating, customer retention, and sports coaching.



     Case studies:

Demo Videos

Video demonstrating the final version of the EventAction system:
Videos showing the EventAction system and recommendation workflow (also see our VAST’16 paper):
Videos demonstrating PeerFinder, a visual interface that enables users to find and explore records that are similar to a seed record (also see our CHI’17 paper):

Software – Want to use EventAction?

  • Commercial Use:
    EventAction is available for licensing from the UMd Store 
    If needed you can request a software review agreement or more information about licensing agreements that better suit your needs (e.g. access to source code) by contacting:

    Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)
    2130 Mitchell Building
    7999 Regents Dr.
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742
    Phone: (301) 405-3947 | Fax: (301) 314-9502

  • Non Profit / Academic Use
    An academic license is also available from the UMd Store  (with a reduced Non Profit/Academic licensing fee).
  • Not sure? Special cases? Just testing?
    We might be able to share EventAction temporarily for academic research. Contact and describe your affiliation and project and we will do what we can to help you!

Press Kit

The press kit includes EventAction-related papers, figures, posters, and videos.

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