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Alark Joshi <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:04:12 -0700
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We are excited to announce our 2nd workshop on Innovations in Pedagogy of
Data Visualization at IEEE VIS 2017. Based on the feedback from the
workshop last year, we have shifted our focus to allow for more discussions
in the form of breakout sessions. Please note that the deadlines are a bit
early this year due to the conference schedule.

Call for Participation
Pedagogy of Data Visualization (

In this workshop, we will continue to sustain a community of practice that
provides a structured medium to learn data visualization teaching
strategies from each other. The focus is on sharing innovations in the
classroom when teaching data visualization. The half-day interactive
workshop that will include lightning talks/demonstrations followed by
breakout sessions focused on topics related to teaching large classes,
teaching at a liberal arts college, teaching a professional masters'
course, and so on.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: Jul 21, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Aug 11, 2017
Camera-ready papers due: Aug 21, 2017
Workshop at IEEE VIS 2017: Oct 1st/2nd, 2017
All deadlines are at 11:59pm PDT.


The workshop submissions will be submitted for archival to the IEEE Digital
Library as well as made available on the conference USB drive and the
workshop website (. The workshop welcomes short paper submissions (4 +1 for
references) on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to the

Model assignments highlighting innovative, ready-to-adopt materials
Pedagogical strategies targeted towards large classrooms (active learning,
peer grading, etc.)
Approaches to effectively teach in a liberal arts / small college setting
Software that assists the teaching/learning process and how it was used in
the classroom
Resources and strategies for teaching specific datavis sub-areas or topics:
perceptual issues, data cleaning, visualization literacy, geovisualization,
Innovative means for integrating research as part of coursework
Material for teaching ethical considerations with regard to data
Flipped classrooms, alternative lecture formats, and other pedagogical
Material for teaching ethical considerations with regard to data
Demonstrations of in-class exercises and technologies for facilitating
Submissions to the workshop should describe ideas and/or pedagogical
examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom.


Lightning talks (~5 minutes) - Authors of the accepted submissions will be
invited to give a lightning talk at the workshop

Breakout sessions - Based on the received submissions we plan to have
smaller breakout sessions discussing topics such as teaching large classes,
teaching at a liberal arts college, teaching a short-form courses,
strategies to attract new students into data visualization, and so on.


Submissions should be between 2 to 4 pages. One extra page of references is
allowed (for a maximum of 5 pages with the last page containing only
references). Submissions should follow the VGTC Conference formatting
guidelines at:

Abstracts may be submitted via PCS at:

Eytan Adar, Enrico Bertini, Sophie Engle, Marti Hearst, Daniel Keefe, and
Alark Joshi

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