IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2006 Call for Participation http://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/ We solicit papers, posters, videos, artistic works, and contest entries for InfoVis 2006, the twelfth annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. In addition, we encourage the submission of proposals for InfoVis-related tutorials and workshops to be held during the conference week (see Vis conference web site for details).InfoVis is the primary meeting in the field of information visualization, and is held on October 29 through 31, in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2006 (Vis06) conference and the IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology Symposium (VAST06) in Baltimore, Maryland, the week of October 29 through November 3, 2006. Computer-based information visualization, or "infovis", centers around helping people explore or explain data through systems that include static or interactive visual representations. 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. ** New this Year ** InfoVis Art Exhibit Full papers to be published on IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics ** Important Deadlines ** March 21, 2006 Paper Abstracts (mandatory for paper submissions) March 31, 2006 Full Papers April 30, 2006 Tutorial Proposal (Vis06) June 30, 2006 Posters June 30, 2006 Videos June 30, 2006 Art Exhibit Submissions June 30, 2006 Workshop Proposal (Vis 06) August 11, 2006 Contest Entries ------------ PAPERS Abstracts due (mandatory): March 21, 2006 Full papers due: March 31, 2006 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. All papers accepted to the Symposium will also appear in an issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). For more information on paper categories (technique, system, design study, valuation, and model) and the review process, see the InfoVis 06 site: http://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/papers_c.html ------------ INTERACTIVE POSTERS Due: June 30, 2006 The InfoVis Poster Program provides a forum for researchers to present work that is in progress and not sufficiently mature for a regular paper submission quite yet. Posters are typically summaries of ongoing work that authors present to gain feedback from the community about the research. In addition to having a two-page article in the Conference Compendium, authors will create a large poster summarizing their work and will be available to discuss it during the Monday evening conference reception and poster session. Accepted poster summaries will be included electronically on the IEEE Visualization 2006 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://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/posters_c.html ------------ VIDEOS Due: Thursday, June 30, 2005 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. http://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/video_c.html ------------ ART EXHIBIT Due: June 30, 2006 Information visualization is traditionally viewed as a tool for data exploration and hypothesis formation. In recent years, however, both the mainstreaming of computer graphics and the democratization of data sources on the Internet have had important repercussions in the field of information visualization. With the ability to create visual representations of data on home computers, artists and designers have greatly expanded the practice of infovis as artistic pursuit. In its first edition, the InfoVis Art Exhibit examines the merging of artistic intention and visualization technique. We are looking for artwork that reveals data patterns in aesthetic, innovative ways. The InfoVis Art Exhibit will consider the following types of work: * interactive CD/DVD-ROM work * interactive web-based work * printed artwork Accepted art submissions 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. For instructions on how to submit your work, see submission page at: http://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/art_show_c.html ------------ CONTEST Due: August 11, 2006 Contest Dataset and Tasks: http://conferences.computer.org/infovis/infovis2006/contest_c.html Following last year's Technology Trends and Industry Analysis data set, a widely analyzed and familiar U.S. Census 2000 data set is the topic of this year's competition. The goal of the contest is to promote the development of benchmarks for information visualization, establish a forum to promote evaluation methods, and encourage creativity and utility. The data set consists of 1% of the results of the U.S. Census 2000, and submissions using the complete set or a selected subset of one or more geographic regions are encouraged, focusing on at least one of the contest tasks. Augmentation of the data set with any publicly available data is allowed. Contest entries are submitted as a two (2) page summary, a video and accompanying materials to one of three categories: academic, industry or student category. 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 present their work during the main contest session. Authors of second place entries will present their work during the poster session. Duplicate submissions should *not* be made to both the poster and contest categories.
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