[Infovis] CFP: VisualCol 2012 (1-week deadline reminder, submissions due Feb 5, 2012)

Robert Biuk-Aghai robertb at umac.mo
Mon Jan 30 05:58:49 CET 2012

Call for Papers and Participation

International Workshop on Visualization and Collaboration (VisualCol 2012)
As part of The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration
Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)
May 21-25, 2012, The Westin Westminster Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA

Workshop website:

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Submission Deadline: February 05, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or

Brief Description:
In many collaborative situations, multiple distributed users 
simultaneously interact with and analyse complex information while 
sharing their results with others.  It is through such collaboration 
that multiple users bring their expertise to bear on a particular 
problem to analyse incomplete information and reach collaborative 
decisions.  Such collaboration is far more effective when users 
collaborate by interacting with meaningful visualizations that 
accurately depict shared information.  Visualizations must present 
information in a manner that is easily understood by individuals with 
different expertise and perspectives on the problem at hand.  Users must 
be able to interact with the visualization to highlight or manipulate 
information in a natural way that is readily observed by other participants.

At the same time it is also important to understand the collaborative 
processes that users in collaborative environments carry out, and the 
outcomes of these processes, particularly in large-scale collaborations 
such as wikis, blogs, micro-blogging (twitter, identica etc), social 
networking and other Web 2.0 collaborative environments. Visualizations 
of collaborative structures, processes and outcomes help researchers, 
site administrators and end-users to perceive such patterns that are 
otherwise difficult to perceive given the vastness of the information 

This workshop on Visualization and Collaboration – to be held as part of 
the 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and 
Systems (CTS 2012) – will have a dual focus on visualization and its 
role in collaboration, as well as visualization of collaboration.  The 
objective is to highlight key issues and solutions for visualization in 
and of collaborative environments.  We invite original contributions 
from researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry 
in this emerging visualization speciality.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):
- Collaborative visualization architectures, technologies, or algorithms
- Visualization for managing collaborative environments
- Unique challenges in collaborative visualization
- Collaborative visualization solutions and applications
- Web-based collaborative visualization
- Visualization in collaborative decision making and support
- Collaborative data analysis and visualization
- Visualization in/of Social Networks and Media
- Visualization of collaborative structures, processes and outcomes of 
collaborative environments and social networks

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline ---------------- February 05, 2012
Notification of Acceptance --------------- February 19, 2012
Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due ---- March 01, 2012
Conference Dates: ------------------------ May 21 - 25, 2012

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