IEEE Symposium on
Information Visualization 2005
(InfoVis 2005)

Sunday, October 23 to
Tuesday, October 25

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

in conjunction with Vis 2005

General Symposium chair:

Program Chair, Vis05 Liason

Papers Chairs

We solicit papers, posters, and contest entries for InfoVis 2005, the eleventh annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. InfoVis is the primary meeting in the field of information visualization, and is held in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2005 (Vis05) conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Computer-based information visualization, or "infovis", centers around helping people explore or explain data through systems that include static or interactive visual representation. The central design challenge in infovis is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that is not inherently spatial. There are many possible visual encodings, only a fraction of which are helpful for a given task. We draw on the intellectual history of several traditions, including computer graphics, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, semiotics, graphic design, statistical graphics, cartography, and art. The synthesis of relevant ideas from these fields is critical for keeping pace with the torrents of data that confront us all.

We encourage submissions of papers (Apr 2005 deadline), interactive posters (June 2005 deadline), videos (June 2005 deadline) and InfoVis contest entries (June 2005 deadline).


Important Dates

1 February Contest datasets released
10 April Papers due
30 June Paper acceptances announced
TBD, June Contest entries due
TBD, June Poster entries due
TBD, June Video entries due
TBD, July Paper camera-ready due
TBD, August Contest and poster acceptances announced
TBD, August Poster and contest camera-ready due


Papers
due Fri 10 April 2005 5:00pm PST

Papers can be up to a maximum of eight (8) pages in length, including full-color figures throughout. We encourage the use of digital video to support the submission, particularly if part or all of the work covers interactive techniques. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend the conference to present the work, and authors will also be required to present a very brief one-minute summary of their talk at the opening papers preview session on Sunday October 10.

For details on format and electronic submission of papers and optional accompanying digital video, see the Submission Instructions:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/submit.shtml#papers

For more information on paper categories (technique, system, design study, evaluation, and model) and the review process, see the Author Guide:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/guide.shtml#papers


Video
due June 2005, TBA

The Video track is a new addition to InfoVis. Videos are an effective way to educate others about new information visualization techniques and concepts. We want to encourage the production of high quality videos, and aim at producing a valuable resource that will stimulate research and that can be used for educational purposes.

Videos are submitted as a digital video movie, with maximum size of 100 MB, accompanied by a two (2) page summary of the work. The length of the video should preferably not exceed 5 minutes, but in very special cases exceptions can be made. The size limit is strict however.

We encourage original submissions of unpublished work, as well as new submissions showcasing systems, methods and techniques of interest to the information visualization community that have been presented in other venues.

Accepted videos will be included electronically on the IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference DVD, shown during the InfoVis symposium, placed on the official infovis.org web site, and the summary will be distributed in a hardcopy compendium to all symposium and conference attendees.

At least one author of an accepted video must attend the conference to clarify the work and answer questions from the attendees at the evening poster session on Monday October 24.


Interactive Posters
due TBA

Interactive Posters are submitted as a two (2) page summary of the work, optional draft of the poster layout and optional accompanying video. In addition to the traditional physical poster at the session, authors are encouraged to present demonstrations of interactive systems, either live on a laptop or through video. We encourage both submissions of original unpublished work, and submissions showcasing systems of interest to the information visualization community that have been presented in other venues. Accepted poster summaries will be included electronically on the IEEE Visualization 2004 Conference DVD, placed on the official infovis.org web site, and also distributed in a hardcopy compendium to all symposium and conference attendees.

At least one author of an accepted poster must attend the conference to present the work at the evening poster session, and authors will also be required to present a very brief one-minute summary of their work at a posters preview session earlier in that day.

For details on format and electronic submission of posters and optional accompanying digital video, see the Submission Instructions:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/submit.shtml#posters

For more information on posters and the review process, see the Author Guide:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/guide.shtml#posters


Contest
due June 2005, TBA

The contest participation category was introduced in 2003. The goal of the contest is to promote the development of benchmarks for information visualization, establish a forum to promote evaluation methods, and create an interesting event at the conference.

Contest entries are submitted as a two (2) page summary, a video and accompanying materials. All accepted entry materials will be made available online after the conference. At least one author of an accepted entry must attend the conference to present the work. Authors of first place entries will receive a prize and present their work during the main contest session. Authors of second place entries will present their work during the poster session, and also through a brief summary of their work as a preview in the main contest session. Duplicate submissions should *not* be made to both the poster and contest categories.


Program Committee

Keith AndrewsGraz University of Technology
Stuart CardPARC
Sheelagh CarpendaleUniversity of Calgary
Matthew ChalmersUniversity of Glasgow
Chaomei ChenDrexel University
Mary CzerwinskiMicrosoft Research
Mark DerthickCarnegie Mellon University
John DillSimon Fraser University
Judith DonathMIT
Jean-Daniel FeketeINRIA
Pat HanrahanStanford University
Helwig HauserVRVis Research Center
Alan KeaheyVisintuit
Daniel KeimUniversity of Konstanz
Alfred KobsaUniversity of California Irvine
Yehuda KorenAT&T Research
Kwan-Liu MaUniversity of California at Davis
Alan MacEachrenPenn State University
Guy MelanšonLIRMM
Chris NorthVirginia Tech
Stephen NorthAT&T Research
Lucy NowellARDA
George RobertsonMicrosoft Research
Ben ShneidermanUniversity of Maryland
John StaskoGeorgia Tech
Melanie TorySimon Fraser University
Huub van de Wetering  Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Frank van HamTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Jarke van WijkTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Matt WardWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Colin WareUniversity of New Hampshire
Leland WilkinsonSPSS
Pak Chung WongPacific Northwest National Laboratory
William WrightOculus Info Inc.
Jing YangWorchester Polytechnic Institute


Organizers

General Symposium Chair
Keith Andrews, Graz University of Technology

Program Chair and Vis05 Liaison
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Papers Chairs
Matt Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
John Stasko, Georgia Tech

Video Chairs
Ed Chi, PARC
Jarke van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology

Interactive Posters Chairs
Chris North, Virginia Tech
Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary

Contest Chairs
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mark Derthick, Carnegie Mellon University
Marjan Trutschl, Louisiana State University
Urska Cvek, Louisiana State University

Publications Chair
Alan Keahey, Visintuit

Publicity Chair
Fernanda Viegas, MIT

Webmaster
Carson Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University

Best Paper Chairs
Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University
Keith Andrews, Graz University of Technology

Steering Committee
Stuart Card, PARC
John Dill, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Steve Eick, SSS Research, Inc.
Steve Feiner, Columbia University
Nahum Gershon, MITRE Corp.
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, Germany
George Robertson, Microsoft Research
Steve Roth, MAYA Viz