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Ben Falchuk <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:00:26 -0500
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Call for Papers

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SPECIAL ISSUE on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design
Int'l Journal of Creative Interfaces & Computer Graphics (IJCICG)
Journal homepage:

Guest Editor: A. Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado

The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer 
Graphics (IJCICG) is currently accepting submissions: research
papers (between 5,500 to 8,000 words in length), position 
papers, state-of-art surveys, book reviews of new publications
pertaining to the journal’s theme (1,500-2,500-word), and event
reports that describe and discuss recent conferences or workshops
for a special issue on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism, 
and Design. Preference is placed on submissions that incorporate
scholarly work or specific themes within the area of Visualization
Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design.


The objective of the issue is to focus on – and draw attention to 
- two fields which are currently active and growing: Visualization
Aesthetics and Criticism (how information aesthetics influence 
technical implementations and their usability) and Design 
Visualization. The theme for the special issue will be focused on
the use of metaphors (conceptual, natural, visual, and auditory
metaphors) both in visualization and digital art. 

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are 
not limited to) the following:

* Visual explanations, and data visualization
* Meaning visualization 
* Artist’s approach to meaning visualization, conveying insights 
  about complex concepts
* Challenge and aesthetic quality in visualization art – 
  digital art as metaphor
* Aesthetic elements and primitives in visualizations
* Approaches to visualization: iconic messages, use of symbols,
  metaphors, cognitive, abstract thinking and problem finding 
* Art and visualization of spatial, tonal, and temporal domains,
  application of interactive art
* Selecting optimal visualization tools for non-linear, visually
  storytelling, interactive, virtual, intelligent presentations, 
  gaming, and other solutions
* Novel visual, interaction-rich metaphors used for visualization
  or practical data mining
* Societal impact and evaluation of novel visualization and data
  mining solutions
* Information aesthetics, visualization aesthetics 
* Effects of visualization aesthetics on efficiency and usability
  of information visualization 
* Aesthetics of infographics
* Visualizations for learning and teaching 
* Aesthetic computing
* Visual computing 
* Information technology (IT) in visualization, visualization for
  instruction with IT
* Criticism, perception in the field, classification
* History of data-, information-, knowledge-visualization, and 
  data mining

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this
Special Issue on Visualization Aesthetics, Criticism, and Design on
or before July 1, 2010. All submissions must be original and may
not be under review by another publication. 
All submitted papers will be reviewed in double-blind fashion. 
Papers must follow the APA style for  reference citations  and Microsoft 
Word is the preferred format.

The submission deadline is July 1, 2010. However, long abstracts
or proposals may be emailed to the Guest Editor who will offer 
feedback as to whether the proposed manuscript would be appropriate
for the issue. Approval of an abstract or proposal does not
constitute acceptance as all submitted papers will be put through
the double-blind peer review process. 

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Anna Ursyn
Guest Editor 
Int'l Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics (IJCICG)
email: [log in to unmask]

ABOUT The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and 
Computer Graphics (IJCICG):
The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics 
(IJCICG) provides coverage of the most innovative and cutting-edge 
computer graphics and interfaces. IJCICG focuses on the latest visual
technologies that raise the bar for novelty, aesthetic beauty,
sophistication, and utility. This scholarly resource encompasses
the pragmatic and research aspects surrounding the design and creation
of effective, novel, visual interfaces in support of creativity and
productivity. This journal presents research that shows new ways of
representing and interacting with information on desktops, mobile
devices, and public and virtual spaces.

This Journal is Available in the Comprehensive InfoSci-Journals 
Database. International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer
Graphics (IJCICG) This journal is an official publication of the
Information Resources Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Ben Falchuk, Ph.D.
Published: Semi-Annually (both in Print and Electronic form)

The International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics
(IJCICG) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), 
publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea 
Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business
Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints.
For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

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