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

April 5, 2008 - Florence, Italy

WORKSHOP WEBSITE
http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~beliv08/

DESCRIPTION
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  
gaps.

DATES
Deadline for submissions: 	October 3, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 	November 28, 2007
Camera ready papers due: 	TBA
Workshop:   					April 5, 2008

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To participate to the workshop it is necessary to have a paper  
accepted and be registered both to the workshop and the main CHI  
conference.

Paper Types
We accept either research papers (4 to 8 pages) or position papers  
(1-2 pages) describing participant's relevant experiences and ideas  
that can contribute to the discussion. Papers will be peer-reviewed  
by a program committee and selected according to their quality and  
relevance. Accepted *research* papers will be refined after the  
workshop and be published in the ****ACM digital library****.

Submission
To submit a paper send an email to: [log in to unmask] by  
October 3, 2008.

Format
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 OF INTEREST

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

ORGANIZERS
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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