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SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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The AVI 2010 Workshop on
Interactive Data Exploration and Knowledge Discovery
Rome, Italy
May 25, 2010
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~elenaz/AVI2010/

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held in conjunction with the 2010 ACM Working Conference on Advanced 
Visual Interfaces: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~avi2010/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (abstracts in ACM format): March 4, 2010


People have always relied on visual tools such as maps, charts and 
diagrams to better understand problems and solve them in less time. 
Continuous improvements in computer processing power and graphics 
capabilities have made it possible to incorporate a wide range of 
advanced visualization techniques in most computing application domains, 
including business, medicine, engineering and science. However, without 
interactivity, visualisation is often considered as an end point of the 
workflow or as a way of communicating observations. The way people 
perceive and interact with visualisations can strongly influence their 
understanding of the data as well as the usefulness of a visualisation 
system in general.

Important progress has been recently made toward the improvement of a 
computer-supported information analysis cycle. However, many challenges 
still remain. The greatest challenge is how to efficiently deal with a 
community of scientists who generate more data than they can possibly 
look at and understand. This requires novel high-performance 
visualisation algorithms and feature extraction techniques. Finding 
effective visual idioms for direct user interaction is yet another 
challenge. Also, it is becoming crucial to develop new guidelines and 
metrics to be able to efficiently evaluate interactive exploration 
environments. Another concern is how to choose from a wide plethora of 
available input devices and display configurations to ensure a good user 
experience and ‘human-to-human’ interaction between scientists while 
exploring complex data spaces.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together academic researchers and 
practitioners from computer science, HCI, software engineering, social 
sciences and psychology to discuss the state-of-the-art research and to 
exchange ideas to help overcome the aforementioned challenges. Topics of 
interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to the following:

* Advanced visualisation algorithms and systems;
* Augmented and Virtual Reality for exploring complex data spaces;
* Collaborative virtual environments;
* Novel display systems and interaction devices;
* Multi-modal visualisation and interaction;
* Adaptive interaction for effective data exploration and knowledge 
discovery;
* Social user interfaces;
* Human factors in computer-supported exploration;
* Design guidelines for interactive visualisation tools;
* Relevant usability and user experience studies;
* Interactive visualisation applications and systems.


Submission Guidelines:

Please submit a short abstract of maximum one page to 
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2010. Submissions will be judged based on their scientific quality and 
application value.

Please strictly comply with the ACM formats 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates), when 
preparing your abstract(s).

Submissions are invited from the academic, industrial and commercial 
institutes. All accepted abstracts will be published in the AVI 2010 
Conference Proceedings by ACM and the authors will be invited to give an 
oral presentation during the workshop. Also, following on from the 
example of previous related workshops, a selected number of accepted 
contributions will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion into a 
journal special issue or an edited volume.


Important Dates:

04 March – deadline for abstract submission (ACM format)
15 March – notification of acceptance
25 May – workshop at AVI 2010 (Rome, Italy)

For information on workshop venue, accommodation and registration, 
please refer to the website of the 2010 Working Conference on Advanced 
Visual Interfaces (AVI 2010): http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~avi2010/


Workshop Organisers:

Elena Zudilova-Seinstra (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Tony Adriaansen (PROMIM, Australia)

Program Committee Members:

Ross Brown (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Robert Belleman (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Paul Cairns (University of York, UK)
Yang Cai (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Christiaan Gribble (Grove City College, USA)
Andreas Holzinger (Medical University Graz, Austria)
Roy Kalawsky (Loughborough University, UK)
Joseph LaViola Jr. (University of Central Florida, USA)
Frank Marchese (Pace University, USA)
Jean-Bernard Martens (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Kamran Sedig (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

-- 
Dr. Elena Zudilova-Seinstra

Scientific Visualisation & VR
Section Computational Science
Faculty of Science
University of Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 525 7513
Fax: +31 20 525 7419

http://www.science.uva.nl/~elenaz/

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