[Infovis] IEEE VIS Call for meetups (deadline: 9/4/15) & T-shirt voting (open 8/5/15)

Jian Chen jichen at umbc.edu
Wed Aug 5 16:56:20 CEST 2015

*IEEE VIS 2015*: http://ieeevis.org

<http://ieeevis.org/>October 25-30 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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*Call for Meetups*

We invite you to submit proposals for informal meetups on scientific
visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, application
areas, or related topics.

Meetups: Meetups (previously known as BOFs) are an excellent forum to
discuss a wide range of topics related to visualization. For example, if
you are an experienced researcher, consider submitting a proposal to share
your knowledge in an informal setting with conference participants.
Proposals devoted to a particular discipline's methods and cross
disciplinary proposals are both welcome. For example, some recent meetups
have included opportunities to discuss topics related to blogging about
visualization, the BioVis contest, and the connection between art and

VIS2015 is eager to expand its Meetup sessions and will consider proposals
given room availability.

VIS2015 meetups are public and open to all attendees. Meetup organizers
need to register at the conference.

Proposal format: A meetup proposal should include a title, a responsible
person (name, contact information), a brief description of the topic to be
addressed, prospective audience, a foreseen number of participants, room
equipment requirements as well as, if needed, preferences and constraints
for meetup schedule. The proposal should be no longer than two pages in

Meetup proposals should be sent to the Meetup Chairs at meetups at ieeevis.org
<mailto: meetups at ieeevis.org>.

Impromptu meetups: We also encourage impromptu meetups to be organized
during the conference itself. Please contact the chairs by email or in
person during the conference in order to secure a conference room and time

Networking: To find other people interested in VIS 2015 meetups on social
media, please use the hashtag #vis2015meetup.

Deadline:  Sep.4th 2015.
Submissions after the deadline will be considered subject to room
We also welcome on-site impromptu meetups. Please contact us in person or
per email.

Notification: Sep. 9th 2015
Later submissions will be processed and notified within a couple of days.
Onsite meetup requests will be processed asap.

SUBMISSIONS: Submissions should be emailed to  meetups at ieeevis.org<mailto:
meetups at ieeevis.org >


Tatiana von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler University
Zoe Wood, California Polytechnic State University

For more information, email meetups at ieeevis.org<mailto: meetups at ieeevis.org>


*Student Volunteer T-Shirt Design Contest*

For the first year, Student Volunteers can design the T-Shirt they will
receive at the conference! If you are eligible to be a Student Volunteer at
VIS this year and interested in designing the T-Shirt, the winner will
automatically be selected to be a Student Volunteer on top of being
acknowledged for designing the T- Shirt.

Information about the contest is available on the Student Volunteer website:
 http://www.vissv.org/ <http://www.vissv.org/>

Important dates:

July 30, 2015: T-Shirt Contest Submissions Due

August 5, 2015: T-Shirt Contest Voting Begins

August 20, 2015: T-Shirt Contest Voting Ends

Best regards,

- Jian
Jian Chen, PhD, Assistant Prof.
CSEE, University of Maryland Baltimore County

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