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Call for Papers

special session on

Advances in Interactive and Visual Data Clustering

organized within the  16th International Conference Information
Visualisation 2012, which will be held on 10, 11, 12 and 13 July 2012,
LIRMM CNRS Univ. Montpellier II, Montpellier,  France.

Important Dates
1 March 2012 : Submission of papers
22 April 2012 : Notification of Reviewing Result
05 May 2012 : Submission of camera-ready -- Instruction
5 July 2012  : Pre-Registration date
10- 13 July 2012 : Conference Days


Visual and interactive approaches have been developed for data clustering
since several decades now with the aim of improving the discovery of
clusters in unlabelled data. With the new challenges that result from the
accumulation of large and complex datasets, efficient visual data
clustering requires the study and implementation of new and advanced
methods. The aim of this symposium is to let researchers make a state of
the art, discuss their ideas, present recent advances and results within
the context of data clustering and visualizations or interactive methods.

The scope of the symposium will cover all aspects of visual and interactive
data clustering. This includes many different issues like:

- How can the domain expert create clusters from an interactive
visualization of large and/or complex data?

- How can standard clustering algorithms be combined and improved with
visualizations and interactions?

- What methods may efficiently reorganize a visual structure in order to
let clusters appear?

- What are the recent and successful applications of visual data clustering?

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Topics covered, but not limited to, include:

- Visualization of clusters: maps, dendrograms, trees, matrices,
1D/2D/3D/nD ...
- Clustering algorithm that produce visual results: Self-Organizing Maps,
hierarchical agglomerative clustering, biomimetic algorithms, proximity
- Cooperation between clustering and visualization algorithms
- Reorganization of visualizations, rearrangement clustering, matrix or
tree reordering
- Interactive discovery of clusters, other interactions with clusters in
- Visual analytics and data clustering
- Handling large and complex data: Bioinformatics, Social networks,
attributes-values, sequences, trees, graphs
- Parallel implementation of visual clustering approaches
- User and case studies


- Hanene Azzag, University of Paris 13, France
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- Mustapha Lebbah, University of Paris 13, France
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- Gilles Venturini, University Francois Rabelais of Tours, France
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Author Guidelines:
Please follow the regular submission guidelines of IV 2012 for full paper
or short paper at
Submit your paper using paper submission system, select the correct special
session and notify us by sending an email.

Université Paris 13
99, av. J-B Clément
F-93430 Villetaneuse
Tel: +331 49 40 28 31
Fax: +331 48 26 07 12

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