REMINDER:
 
    Deadline for paper abstracts is April 10, 2005.
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IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2005

Call for Participation
http://infovis.org/infovis/2005/

We solicit papers, posters, and contest entries for InfoVis 2005, the
eleventh annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. InfoVis is the
primary meeting in the field of information visualization, and is held in
conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2005 (Vis05) conference in
Minneapolis, MN.

Computer-based information visualization, or "infovis", centers around
helping people explore or explain data through systems that include static
or interactive visual representations. The central design challenge in
infovis is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that
is not inherently spatial. There are many possible visual encodings, only a
fraction of which are helpful for a given task. We draw on the intellectual
history of several traditions, including computer graphics, human-computer
interaction, cognitive psychology, semiotics, graphic design, statistical
graphics, cartography, and art. The synthesis of relevant ideas from these
fields is critical for keeping pace with the torrents of data that confront
us all.


**Important Dates**

February 1, 2005  Contest datasets released
April 10, 2005  Paper abstracts due
April 20, 2005  Papers due
June 20, 2005  Paper acceptances announced
June 30, 2005  Poster entries due
June 30, 2005  Video entries due
July 15, 2005  Contest entries due
TBD, July, 2005  Camera-ready papers due
TBD, August 2005  Contest and poster acceptances announced
TBD, August 2005  Camera-ready contest and poster due

PAPERS
Abstracts due: Friday, April 10, 2005 5:00pm PST
Full Papers Due: Friday, April 20, 2005 5:00pm PST

Papers can be up to a maximum of eight (8) pages in length, including
full-color figures throughout. We encourage the use of digital video to
support the submission, particularly if part or all of the work covers
interactive techniques. At least one author of an accepted paper must attend
the conference to present the work, and authors will also be required to
present a very brief one-minute summary of their talk at the opening papers
preview session on Sunday October 10.

For details on format and electronic submission of papers and optional
accompanying digital video, see the InfoVis 04 Submission Instructions:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/submit.shtml#papers

For more information on paper categories (technique, system, design study,
evaluation, and model) and the review process, see the InfoVis 04 Author
Guide:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/guide.shtml#papers


INTERACTIVE POSTERS
Due: Thursday, June 30, 2005

Interactive Posters are submitted as a two (2) page summary of the work,
optional draft of the poster layout and optional accompanying video. In
addition to the traditional physical poster at the session, authors are
encouraged to present demonstrations of interactive systems, either live on
a laptop or through video. We encourage both submissions of original
unpublished work, and submissions showcasing systems of interest to the
information visualization community that have been presented in other
venues. Accepted poster summaries will be included electronically on the
IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference DVD, placed on the official infovis.org
web site, and also distributed in a hardcopy compendium to all symposium and
conference attendees.

At least one author of an accepted poster must attend the conference to
present the work at the evening poster session, and authors will also be
required to present a very brief one-minute summary of their work at a
posters preview session earlier in that day.

For details on format and electronic submission of posters and optional
accompanying digital video, see the Submission Instructions:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/submit.shtml#posters For more
information on posters and the review process, see the Author Guide:
http://www.infovis.org/infovis/2005/guide.shtml#posters


CONTEST
Due: Friday, July 15, 2005

Contest Dataset and Tasks:
http://ivpr.cs.uml.edu/infovis05/

The contest participation category was introduced in 2003. The goal of the
contest is to promote the development of benchmarks for information
visualization, establish a forum to promote evaluation methods, and create
an interesting event at the conference.

Contest entries are submitted as a two (2) page summary, a video and
accompanying materials. All accepted entry materials will be made available
online after the conference. At least one author of an accepted entry must
attend the conference to present the work. Authors of first place entries
will receive a prize and present their work during the main contest session.
Authors of second place entries will present their work during the poster
session, and also through a brief summary of their work as a preview in the
main contest session. Duplicate submissions should *not* be made to both the
poster and contest categories.

For details on format and electronic submission of contest entries, see the
official contest site:
http://ivpr.cs.uml.edu/infovis05/


VIDEOS
Due: Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Video track is a new addition to InfoVis. Videos are an effective way to
educate others about new information visualization techniques and concepts.
We want to encourage the production of high quality videos, and aim at
producing a valuable resource that will stimulate research and that can be
used for educational purposes.

Videos are submitted as a digital video movie, with maximum size of 100 MB,
accompanied by a two (2) page summary of the work. The length of the video
should preferably not exceed 5 minutes, but in very special cases exceptions
can be made. The size limit is strict however.

We encourage original submissions of unpublished work, as well as new
submissions showcasing systems, methods and techniques of interest to the
information visualization community that have been presented in other
venues.

Accepted videos will be included electronically on the IEEE Visualization
2005 Conference DVD, shown during the InfoVis symposium, placed on the
official infovis.org web site, and the summary will be distributed in a
hardcopy compendium to all symposium and conference attendees.

At least one author of an accepted video must attend the conference to
clarify the work and answer questions from the attendees at the evening
poster session on Monday October 24.


Organizers

General Symposium Chair
Keith Andrews, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Program Chair and Vis05 Liaison
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Papers Chairs
Matt Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
John Stasko, Georgia Tech

Video Chairs
Ed Chi, PARC
Jarke van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Interactive Posters Chairs
Chris North, Virginia Tech
Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary, Canada

Contest Chairs
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mark Derthick, Carnegie Mellon University
Marjan Trutschl, Louisiana State University
Urska Cvek, Louisiana State University

Publications Chair
Alan Keahey, Visintuit

Publicity Chair
Fernanda Viégas, MIT

Webmaster
Carson Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University

Best Paper Chairs
Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University
Keith Andrews, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Steering Committee
Stuart Card, PARC
John Dill, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Steve Eick, SSS Research, Inc.
Steve Feiner, Columbia University
Nahum Gershon, MITRE Corp.
Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, Germany
George Robertson, Microsoft Research
Steve Roth, MAYA Viz


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