Dear colleagues, 

The committee decided to further extend the deadline to August 31 2018. Your submission can be made any time between now and then and will be reviewed on a rolling basis and appear online upon acceptance. This new deadline will allow us to pace our submissions towards numerous deadlines of similar hot topics at BDVA  and CG&A due in June (this month) and October accordingly.

To those who have submitted their papers (thank you!), we are working on reviewer assignment. The papers will appear online upon acceptance. There won’t be any delay on publication, which is important to many of us. 

Please find the formal invitation below and consider to submit your work. Please help us spread the words and invite your colleagues to submit their work. We will continue to send the official invitations via Frontier. Please also don’t hesitate to ask us questions.

In collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on:

"Use-inspired Immersive Analytics”

The *newer* Submission deadline: August 31 2018

Special Issue Editors:
Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh
Doug A. Bowman, Virginia Tech
Jian Chen, The Ohio State University 
Steven M. Drucker, Microsoft Research
Tim Dwyer, Monash University
Brian Fisher, Simon Fraser University
Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University
Karsten Klein, Monash University
Liz Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kim Marriott, Monash University
Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology
Falk Schreiber, Monash University
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Simon Fraser University
Hui Su, IBM Research
Judith Terrill, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia 

About this Research Topic:
Immersive analytics (IA) investigates how new interaction and display technologies can be used to support analytical reasoning and decision making. Here immersion is regarded as an objective measure of the quality of the system’s technology, a measure of the extent to which the system presents a vivid environment, be it high-fidelity rendering or not, tracked or not, and stereoscopic or not. As a result, large high-resolution displays and the entire spectrum of mixed reality (MR) and ubiquitous computing all introduce opportunities to facilitate analytical reasoning and thus fall into the immersive analytics paradigm.

This Research Topic is dedicated to "use-inspired basic research in immersive analytics" where a real-world problem shapes the design and studies. We encourage the discussions on intriguing issues of persuasive power of communications utilizing immersive display technologies, understanding the multifarious symbiosis relationships between humans and computing, and how best display and interaction can be used not only as a mechanism to conceive and communicate reality or how a set of visual variables can be encoded, but a means for influence, a way to persuade viewers to share that reality or at least to act in accordance with it. The consequences for design will be more powerful if immersiveanalytics can alter human assessments of and actions on their data.

We are also interested in the building blocks of thought and crucial insights to be gained from the underlying structure of mental activities: the brain’s operations, which is perhaps the great remaining mysteries of human-computer integrated analytical reasoning. We like to explore how visual aids can link seemingly unrelated actions and events and how embodiment and new metaphors shape our minds and thinking, inspired by real-world uses.

Important Submission Requirements
- Abstract submission is optional. The maximum allowed word count for the abstract is 350 words. 
- The maximum allowed word count for the body text is 12000 words.
- Resubmissions encouraged - authors are encouraged to include reviews and responses for previously rejected papers in their submission to this Frontiers special issue.

Submission System
To submit, please visit and click on "submit your manuscript”.  The general submission guideline is online at

Frontiers Journal Format Templates

Best regards,
- Jian for Arie, Benjamin, Brian, Bruce, Dieter, Doug, Falk, Hui, Karsten, Kim, Judy, Liz, Steve, Tim, and Wolfgang
Jian Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor  
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
Office phone: 614.688.1981  Fax: 614.292.2911

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