[Infovis] CFP: BELIV’08 - CHI 2008 Workshop - BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information Visualization

Adam Perer adamp at cs.umd.edu
Thu Sep 20 22:31:26 CEST 2007

*** Call for Papers ***
BELIV’08 - CHI 2008 Workshop
BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information
A Workshop of the ACM CHI 2008 Conference

April 5, 2008 - Florence, Italy


The purpose of information visualization is to provide users with  
accurate visual representations of data and natural interaction tools  
to support discovery and sense making. These activities are often  
exploratory in nature and can take place over days, weeks or months  
and rarely follow a predefined or linear workflow. While the overall  
use of information visualizations is accelerating, the growth of  
techniques for the evaluation of these systems has been slow. To  
understand these complex behaviors, evaluation efforts should be  
targeted at the component level, the system level, and the work  
environment level. The commonly used evaluation metrics such as task  
time completion and number of errors appear insufficient to quantify  
the quality of an information visualization system; thus the name of  
the workshop: “beyond time and errors …”.

BELIV’08 aims at gathering researchers in the field to continue the  
exploration of novel evaluation methods, and to structure the  
knowledge on evaluation in information visualization around a schema,  
where researchers can easily identify unsolved problems and research  

Deadline for submissions: 	October 3, 2007 (or 31 Oct for research  
papers only, see below)
Notification of acceptance: 	November 28, 2007
Camera ready papers due: 	Mid-March
Workshop:   					April 5, 2008

To participate to the workshop it is necessary to have a paper  
accepted and be registered both to the workshop and the main CHI  

Paper Types
We accept 2 types of submissions: position papers or research papers:

* Research papers are longer (4-8 pages) and present new work and  
unpublished results. Research papers will be peer-reviewed by members  
of the program committee and selected according to their novelty,  
quality and relevance. Authors of accepted research papers will have  
a chance to revise their papers before they are published in the  
**ACM digital library**.

* Position papers are short statements (1-2 pages) describing a  
participant's relevant experience and ideas that can contribute to  
the discussion during the workshop. They will be made available to  
the workshop participants only.

To submit a paper send an email to: beliv08 at dis.uniroma1.it by  
October 3, 2008. Please clarify if you are submitting a position or  
research paper.

If you need more time to prepare your research paper, we suggest that  
you submit an abstract/outline as a position paper by the Oct 3rd  
deadline and let us know that you will send us your full paper  
submission later. We will need all complete research papers submitted  
by October 31st to start the peer review process.

All the submissions should be formatted in the ACM style. Suitable  
templates, in LaTeX and Word, can be downloaded from: http:// 
www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Submission should be  
either in PDF (preferred) or Word formats.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Evaluation in the visualization lifecycle
• Utility characterization
• Quality metrics
• Insight characterization
• Synthetic data set generation
• Taxonomies of tasks
• Benchmark development and repositories
• Methodology of longitudinal case studies
• Evaluation of early prototypes
• Measuring adoption
• Evaluation heuristics and guidelines

Enrico Bertini
Departement of Informatics
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
enrico.bertini at unifr.ch

Adam Perer
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
adamp at cs.umd.edu

Catherine Plaisant
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland
plaisant at cs.umd.edu

Giuseppe Santucci
Dip. di Informatica e Sistemistica
University of Rome “La Sapienza”
santucci at dis.uniroma1.it

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