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"G.Elisabeta Marai" <[log in to unmask]>
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G.Elisabeta Marai
Tue, 12 May 2015 09:21:45 -0500
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The IEEE VIS 2015 Doctoral Colloquium seeks a wider area distribution for
the colloquium than we currently have. To this end we are further
soliciting submissions to the colloquium, and we are extending the
submission deadline. Submissions from the InfoVis and SciVis communities
are particularly encouraged.

The extended deadline for DC submissions is Monday May 25, 2015, 5pm PST.

Partial travel support will be provided to participating students.

***Call for Participation IEEE VIS 2015 Doctoral Colloquium***

We solicit submissions to the doctoral colloquium (DC) for IEEE VIS 2015.
The DC is a single-day invitation-only event taking place the day before
IEEE VIS, where Ph.D. students in any visualization field---preferably
those at the proposal defense stage or equivalent---present their proposed
dissertation work and receive feedback from leading senior visualization
researchers. We invite contributions from the scientific visualization,
information visualization, and visual analytics student communities.

The colloquium will allow students to discuss their research directions in
a supportive atmosphere with a panel of distinguished leaders and with
their peers. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on
their research topics and possible career paths, and will have the
opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field. The
colloquium will support community-building by connecting beginning and
advanced researchers.

The DC is open to Ph.D. students in all stages of their studies, regardless
of whether they are presenting research work at the main conference or not.
Only selected applicants will be allowed to participate in the colloquium,
and will be expected to attend the full day of events. Preference will be
given to students who have formulated a dissertation topic but are still a
year or more away from graduating. In North American terms, this
corresponds to students that will or have recently defended their thesis
proposal. Students who are in the process of formulating their research
topic are particularly encouraged to apply, as this is the time where
external feedback can have most impact. It is our experience that students
who participate in the DC too early in their studies will not be able to
get focused and useful feedback, whereas participating too late means that
any significant feedback received will not be possible to incorporate in
the student's dissertation due to time constraints.

All research topics suitable for the IEEE SciVis, IEEE InfoVis, and IEEE
VAST main programs as well as associated workshops and symposia are
appropriate for the Doctoral Colloquium.


The colloquium will consist of both parallel sessions of student
presentations as well as common discussions with the expert panelists. A
catered lunch and a roundtable discussion session will give student
participants the opportunity to interact more informally with panelists.


Contingent upon pending requests for external sponsorship of the VIS DC, we
may be able to partially fund the travel, conference registration, and
lodging for accepted DC student participants.


The extended deadline for DC submissions is Monday May 25, 2015, 5pm PST.

Notification: July 1st, 2015.

Applicants to the Doctoral Colloquium should submit:

* A four-page summary of their thesis research, including the problem being
addressed, methodology and plan of research, a description of the progress
to date, and the type of input expected from DC panelists. Please
distinguish between work that has been accomplished and that which remains
to be completed. The writing should be in a proposal format to facilitate
feedback from the panelists as to validity of your problem and the efficacy
of your approach.

* A short statement (in plain text or pdf format)  from the student's
advisor supporting the student's attendance at the colloquium and
confirming that the student is in a good position to benefit from
participating. Note that this should NOT be a letter of recommendation; a
brief statement of support is sufficient.

Student submissions and a mandatory advisor statement (merged into a single
PDF file), should be submitted at:

Formatting guidelines and LaTeX/Word templates can be found at:

Student submissions will be peer-reviewed and selections will be made on
the basis of their contribution to the colloquium's goals, strength of
research direction, and the advisor's assessment. Accepted submissions will
be printed for colloquium participants.

**Doctoral Colloquium Chairs**

Christopher Collins, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Margit Pohl, TU / Wien

Liz Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact VIS DC co-chairs: [log in to unmask]

-- Liz
G. Elisabeta Marai
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Electronic Visualization Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago

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