[Infovis] Deadline extended to January 16, 2007: Call for Papers on IEEE CG&A Special Issue: Discovering the Unexpected

Cook, Kristin A Kris.Cook at pnl.gov
Fri Dec 22 19:35:13 CET 2006

** The submission deadline for the IEEE Computer Graphics and Application special issue "Discovering the Unexpected" has been extended to January 16. 2007. **

Discovering the Unexpected
Guest Editors: Kris Cook and Rae Earnshaw
Special Issue of IEEE CG&A, September/October 2007
Submissions Due: 16 January 2006

The  need to make sense of all types of complex, conflicting, and dynamic information has provided the impetus for new tools and technologies that combine the strengths of  visualization with powerful underlying algorithms and innovative interaction techniques. These tools are part of the emerging field of visual analytics. This marriage of computation,  visual representation, and interactive thinking supports intensive analysis. The goal is not only to permit users to detect expected events, such as might be predicted by models, but also to help users discover the unexpected- the surprising anomalies, changes, patterns, and relationships that are then examined and assessed to develop new insight. For this special issue of IEEE CG&A, we solicit papers that describe innovative results in visual analytics, with an emphasis on applications that support discovery and assessment of the unexpected. Potential topics include, but are not limited to 

■ interaction techniques to support analytical reasoning;
■ mathematical representations and transformations;
■ visual analysis of dynamic or multitype data;
■ visual analysis of text, audio, video, image, or structured data;
■ information synthesis and data fusion;
■ visual representations;
■ collaborative visual analytics;
■ representation of uncertainty;
■ representation of context;
■ spatial and temporal analyses;
■ off-the-desktop applications (for example, handheld devices and large displays);
■ novel approaches for communicating analytic findings;
■ evaluation techniques;
■ new models of interaction, and interaction styles;
■ real-time data analysis within critical response time constraints;
■ case studies of applications demonstrating how the unexpected has been discovered; and
■ new results in the underlying science of visual analytical reasoning.

Articles should be no more than 10 magazine pages,  where a page is 800 words and a quarter page image counts as 200 words. Cite only the 12 references most essential for further understanding from the reader's point of view (we assume your scientific knowledge of the literature is reliable) and consider providing technical background in sidebars for readers who are not experts in your particular field. Color images can be interspersed through the article and should be limited to a total of 10.Visit CG&A style and length guidelines at http://www.computer.org/cga/author.htm. Please submit your article using our online manuscript submission service at http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/.  When uploading your article, please select the appropriate special issue title under the category Manuscript Type. Also include complete contact information for all authors and coauthors in the submission. 

If you have any questions about submitting your article, please contact Manuscript Assistant Alkenia Winston at cga-ma at computer.org. 
Please direct any correspondence prior to submission to one of the guest editors:
Kris Cook
Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, MSIN K7-22
Richland, WA 99352
Email: Kris.Cook at pnl.gov
Phone: +1 509 375 6347
Fax: +1 509 375 2091

Rae Earnshaw
School of Informatics
University of Bradford
Richmond Road
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Email: R.A.Earnshaw at bradford.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1274 234001
Fax: +44 (0) 1274-233727

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