[Infovis] IEEE VIS 2014 2nd CFP: Workshops

G.Elisabeta Marai marai at cs.pitt.edu
Fri May 2 20:52:20 CEST 2014



CALL FOR WORKSHOPS: New Due Date May 9th


Due to multiple requests, the workshop submission deadline has been
extended to May 9.

We solicit workshops related to all areas of visualization including
information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics.
The workshops venue at IEEE VIS provides an informal setting for
participants to discuss advanced technical topics in visualization, involve
experts in the field, disseminate work in progress, and promote new ideas.

Workshops should:

• emphasize emerging ideas, concepts, or technologies that are currently
too nascent or too interdisciplinary for a full symposium; or

• bring together experts on a subject to create a report, white-paper, or
proposal requiring interactive work sessions that is of potential interest
to a substantial segment of the visualization community.

A distinction that separates workshops from tutorials and symposia is that
the information flow for a workshop should not be directed solely from the
presenters to the audience. Rather, workshops should engage the
participation of all attendees. Workshops at IEEE VIS are open to all
registered attendees and ‘invitation only’ workshops will not be approved.

Papers submitted and presented as part of this workshop will not be
published in the proceedings of the conference. Depending on interest and
actual time schedule of each workshop, it may be possible to include
workshop material on the USB drive for dissemination to venue attendees. If
you wish to have your materials considered for archival electronic
publication, please submit the paper to the main conference or the related

Workshops complement the main program of the conference; as such, workshops
and panels will be chosen this year to encourage a diversity of topics.

Proposals should include:

• a title,
• the contact details of the organizers,
• a brief description of organizers' background, related publications, and
• the goals, the technical scope, the mission, and the proposed focus,
• the planned activities,
• the length (full or half day),
• a statement of the organization and the development of the list of
participants (intended size, detailed selection procedures and timeline for
finalizing workshop presenters),
• the requested facilities (room setup as a round table, lecture theater,
or in a panel format), and
• the intended result & impact of the workshop results.

The proposal should not exceed four pages. Please visit
for formatting guidelines and submit via PCS http://

The workshops will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

• the potential for inspiring people, being influential, and opening new
lines of research,
• the ability to attract people and make them excited about it,
• the appropriateness with respect to IEEE VIS topics,
• the qualification of the organizers,
• the feasibility of the proposed plan (financial, time plan, etc.), and
• the coherence of the proposed topic.

If the proposed workshop is a follow-up on a previous workshop, please
include a discussion of the results and the impact of the previous
workshop. The aim of workshops is to include a variety of topics, thus
repeat submissions will be judged in part by the success of the previous
workshop. Workshop success will be measured subjectively, but popularity,
research impact, visibility, and attendee feedback will all be taken into

In addition, the workshop chairs will try to balance the proposed topics in
order to support the diversity of topics within the IEEE VIS venue.


Proposal Submission: May 9, 2014


Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research Redmond

Tobias Isenberg, INRIA Saclay – Île-de-France

Tobias Schreck, University of Konstanz

Zoė J. Wood, California Polytechnic

For further information, please email workshops at ieeevis.org.

-- Liz
G. Elisabeta Marai
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh

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