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Workshop on Visualization and Decision Making Under Uncertainty (VDMU)
(In conjunction with IEEE VIS 2015, Oct 24th, Chicago, IL)


*** Extended paper submission deadline: August 31st, 2015 ***

= = = Call For Papers = = =

This workshop calls on the research community to discuss the
state-of-the-art and research
challenges for supporting modeling and decision making under uncertainty in
the computational
and data sciences. When creating visual tools for simulations, challenges
exist in the uncertainty
analysis (UA) of ensembles, the  sensitivity analysis (SA) of input-output
models, and the decision
making process that requires the understanding of risk stemming from both
UA and SA.

Over the last few years we have seen many different attempts to address
these issues, and it is
now time to review the achievements in the light of real-world
applications. We therefore attempt
to broaden the focus of uncertainty analysis to a more comprehensive
approach to modeling and
discuss the current and future requirements from an application-oriented

We invite authors to submit short (2-page) papers on issues surrounding
uncertainty in visualization,
 leading to a  20-minute presentation.  Our goal is to have an open
discussion on successes, failures,
 and goals for the future of uncertainty and parameter space visualization.
Of special interest is the
deployment and use of tools from our field within application domains.

For more information, please refer to our website:

Topics of interest and questions we would like to ask include, but are not
limited to:
● Use-cases of existing and/or previously published methods
● Reports on the effectiveness or evaluation of common techniques
● Reflections on decision making under uncertainty
● Observations on interactions with application specialists
● Modifications of techniques for specific domains
● Design choices for decision making and visual representations
● Design processes
● Cognitive and perceptual aspects

● Are the current tools we see in visualization venues currently being used
in the targeted field?
● What are the expert evaluations of these tools?
● What was learned from these deployments?
● Are we answering the questions for which our tools were designed?
● What are the new challenges in uncertainty and parameter space
● What are the open topics and continuing challenges?
● What happens (or has happened) to a tool in 5, 10 years?
● Is visualization what is important, or are the questions being asked more
● Did we change the visualization pipeline for uncertainty?
● Does the visual encoding aide in the decision making?
● Are there perceptual/cognitive issues that we are ignoring?

Important Dates:
● July 1, 2015: Submission open.
● August 31, 2015: Submissions due.
● September 7, 2015: Decisions sent out.

Submission Instructions:
Papers should be maximum 2-pages in length and should use the formatting
guide for TVCG
( Submissions
must be submitted by
August 31, 2015 and should be sent to the following email address:
[log in to unmask] with
subject line VDMU 2015.

Organizing Committee:
● Kristi Potter, University of Oregon
● Rüdiger Westermann, Technische Universität München
● Christoph Heinzl, University of Applied Sciences - Upper Austria,
● Mike Kirby, SCI Institute
● Ross Whitaker, SCI Institute
● Eduard Gröller, Technische Universitat Wien
● Torsten Möller, Universität Wien
● Stefan Bruckner, University of Bergen
● Thomas Torsney-Weir, University of Vienna

Email [log in to unmask]

Kristi Potter, PhD
Visualization Specialist, Scientific Software Consultant
College of Arts and Sciences IT Research Support
University of Oregon
(801) 598-8238

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