[Infovis] 2016 Workshop on Visualization in Practice: Open Source Visualization and Visual Analytics Software

Oelke, Daniela daniela.oelke at siemens.com
Mon Jul 25 09:03:56 CEST 2016


         2016 Workshop on Visualization in Practice

                      Call for Abstracts



The 2016 Workshop on Visualization in Practice is an opportunity for visualization practitioners and researchers to meet and share experiences, insights, and ideas in applying the latest visualization and visual analytics research to real world problems. The focus of this year's workshop will be the design, development, distribution, and application of open source visualization and visual analytics software. The workshop will include an invited keynote, a session of talks, and a poster session in which live demonstrations of open source tools will be given.

All accepted submissions will be given the opportunity to present in the poster/demonstration session. At the discretion of the conference organizers, approximately 12 submissions will also be selected to give an oral presentation during the talk session.

The 2016 VIP workshop will be held in conjunction with IEEE VIS in Baltimore, Maryland during the week of October 23-28.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Design of open source visualization or visual analytic systems and libraries

- Demonstrations of new open source tools that address practical visualization problems

- Critiques of existing open source visualization systems, informed by real-world usage, with suggestions for improvement

- Retrospectives on the process of turning research prototypes into robust, open source software

- Discussions of the state of the open source visualization ecosystem---how well do existing tools interoperate? where are there substantial gaps?

- Best practices for using open source visualization tools and adopting them within organizations

- Proposals for researcher-practitioner collaborations to address real-world visualization challenges

We especially encourage submissions from practitioners who apply visualization and visual analytics to real-world problems in journalism, industry, national laboratories, government, non-profits, etc.



We solicit submissions of extended abstracts of up to 2 pages, IEEE paper format guidelines (http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html) plus up to 12 additional figures (beyond those in the abstract) which cover the visual content you would include in your final poster or in a talk, if invited to give one. The images should be appended to the 2-page document (thus, your whole document may have more than 2 pages). You are invited to use captions in order to explain your images. To clarify, we count a Latex figure as one item regardless of how many sub-images it contains.

Optionally, you may submit a video (MPEG, AVI, or Quicktime format, duration at most 5 minutes) showing your methods or processes in action. This will be most helpful for demonstrating the effectiveness of your approach. If you would like to have your video included in the conference USB stick, it should not exceed 100MB.

Abstracts will be reviewed for their potential applicability to the VIP workshop audience and their potential positive impact on the broader open source visualization community. Additionally, they will be reviewed for timeliness, clarity, and overall quality of writing. Where applicable, the described open source software will also be reviewed for robustness, applicability, ease of access (e.g. github repository), licensing, documentation, and ease of running an initial demonstration. Submissions should provide clear directions to where the software can be downloaded.

Note that research novelty is explicitly not a criteria for evaluation at the VIP workshop.

All submissions for the 2016 Workshop on Visualization in Practice should be submitted via the Precision Conference System (https://precisionconference.com/~vip16). Submissions must be received on or before July 29,

2016 to be considered. Questions about this workshop or requests for help with submission problems can also be sent to vip at ieeevis.org<mailto:vip at ieeevis.org>.

In order to maintain interactive and exciting presentations and posters, we require that at least one presenter per accepted submission attend the workshop.

Important Dates


Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: August 26, 2016

Final Submission (Camera-ready): September 9, 2016

Workshop: October 24, 2016



All submitted abstracts and the accompanying material will be published on the workshop's website and on the IEEE Vis conference USB stick.



Bernd Hentschel - RWTH Aachen University

Alan Keahey     - IBM

Daniela Oelke   - Siemens AG

Justin Talbot   - Tableau Research

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