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Dear All, 

Help us spreading the news!

We invite submissions for our IEEE VIS 2020 workshop: VisActivities-DataVis Activities to Facilitate Learning, Reflecting, Discussing, and Designing (Oct. 25/26, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah):  <> <>
Motivation: Workshops, classes, or collaborations with domain experts often include hands-on data visualization activities that involve analog or digital tools and materials as well as more or less well-defined protocols. Recent years have seen the emergence of such data visualization activities in different contexts, including education, visualization design, activism, self-reflection, and interdisciplinary collaboration: 
Sketching aids designers to consider alternative ideas;
Manipulating tokens help students conceptualize quantities for data visualization;
User interviews and discussions help developers understand requirements
Manipulating data help activist better understand social issues

The goals of this workshop include:
start building an understanding and to synthesize protocols and materials used to lead data vis activities,
to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators from within and outside of the visualization community,
brainstorm, design, experience, and try novel activities, and to
discuss issues around goals, methods, audiences, materials, and evaluation for teaching data visualization.
Submissions: All submissions are submitted using PCS: <>
The workshop accepts 3 types of submissions:
Research refers to classical workshop papers with a scientific contribution in theory, reflection, application, evaluation, design, or implementation. Page length will be limited to 4 pages. Contributions can include:
learning material,
learning goals,
visualization guidelines,
critical reflections on conducting visualization activities (teaching experience),
evaluation strategies for activities,
teaching approaches,
ethical and critical considerations on activities and teaching.
Activities include
reports and
experiences about one or many teaching activities, e.g., protocol and material of activities including results and reflections. 

As part of the call, we will provide a template to report and explain an activity ( <>). Activities should be in PDF format and will be published in this format on the workshop website. This template will be subject to discussion by the workshop participants during the workshop.
Materials include new teaching material that supports teaching in general and which is ready for application
visualizations of schema/diagrams/design spaces,
cheat sheets <> ( <>),
teaching tools
targeted to support specific activities
physical visualization,
sketching templates,
programming tutorials
A material submission should not exceed 2 pages text plus appendix and supplementary material (e.g., graphics, videos, websites). The 2 pages should describe context, design decisions, associated or possible activities, and reflections or evaluations from their application. The actual material is to be included as supplementary material, or linked URL and can be presented as poster at the workshop.
Any submission—research, activity, or material—will be peer-reviewed, providing constructive feedback for the camera-ready version. All submissions will be published on and linked from our website and authors can choose to publish their accepted submissions in the IEEE DL. On submission, authors have to choose whether their successful submission should be made archival or should only be available on the workshop website.
July 4, 2020: Submission Deadline
July 25, 2020: Reviews Collected
August 3, 2020: Author Notification
August 17, 2020: Submission Camera Ready Deadline
In case IEEE VIS will not take place physically as scheduled, this workshop will be held online.
Samuel Huron <!>, Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
Benjamin Bach <>, University of Edinburgh
Uta Hinrichs <>, University of St. Andrews
Jonathan C. Roberts <>, Bangor University
Mandy Keck <>, Technische Universität Dresden


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