EuroVis 2011: Call for Papers

Nov 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Conferences

Visualization Symposium in Bergen, Norway;
Dates: May 31 (EuroVA), then EuroVis on June 1–3, 2011
Abstracts due Nov. 26, 2010,
Papers due Dec. 3, 2010

With this call for papers, we invite the active participation in EuroVis 2011 with the presentation of high-quality visualization research.

EuroVis 2011, i.e., the Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization, is annually organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.  General URL:

In 2011, the symposium is located in Bergen, Norway, continuing an already extensive series of earlier meetings, consisting of 12 EuroVis/VisSym events in the years 1999–2010 (most recently in Bordeaux, Berlin, Eindhoven, and Norrköping), as well as 9 EG ViSC Workshops in the years 1990 to 1998.  Bergen is a historic port-town on the scenic west coast of Norway, also called the gateway to the fjords.

Important note: Early June is amongst the few very best weeks in the year to visit Bergen and it is very, very popular during this time – early booking of accommodation (before April!) is strongly recommended to avoid problems with the travel planning.

Papers accepted for EuroVis 2011 are published in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, i.e., The International Journal of the Eurographics Association, after a two-staged peer-reviewing process.

Submissions should be 9 pages (at most), excluding references, and 10 pages (at most), in total.

Abstracts are due November 26, 2010, and full papers on December 3, 2010 (more dates further below).

Suggested topics for research papers include (but are not limited to):

Visualization Taxonomies and Models

Spatial Data in Visualization
visualization of scalar, vector, and tensor fields, multi-field, multi-variate, and multi-dimensional visualization, multi-resolution techniques, visualization of irregular and unstructured grid data, geographic data, and molecular data

Non-Spatial Data
visualization of graphs and trees, high-dimensional data, dimensionality reduction for visualization, ambient information in visualization, text and document visualization, and the visualizaiton of time series data

Large Data Visualization
visualization of time-varying data, streams, compression techniques, parallel and distributed visualization, scalability, visualization over networks, visualization hardware and acceleration techniques

Visualization Techniques
metrical, geometrical, topological, pixel-oriented, point-based, volume-based, icon-/glyph-based, graph-based, feature-based, hierarchical, illustrative, view-dependent, focus+context, statistical, and animated visualization techniques

Visual Analytics, Visual Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery
in particular the integration of computational approaches with interactive visualization, visualization for exploration, analysis, and presentation

Please note that EuroVis is open to all kinds of high-quality visualization works, especially also to visual analytics – in coordination with EuroVA, we invite researchers in the field of visual analytics to submit full paper submissions to EuroVis and short papers / posters to EuroVA (later deadline).

human-computer interaction for visualization, interaction design, zooming and navigation, linking & brushing, coordinated multiple views, data editing, manipulation, and deformation, guided visualization and interactive visual storytelling

General Topics
visual design, cognition, perception, and aesthetics, uncertainty, design studies, novel algorithms and mathematics, presentation/production/dissemination, collaborative and distributed visualization, mobile/ubiquitous visualization, visualization systems, problem-solving environments, virtual environments, sonification and haptics, visualization for the masses

Evaluation and User Studies
task and requirements analysis, metrics and benchmarks, qualitative evaluation, quantitative evaluation, laboratory studies, field studies, usability studies

Application Areas of Visualization
in the physical sciences, bioinformatics and in life sciences, and in engineering, geographic and earth/space/environmental visualization, information sciences, software and financial visualization, and applications in the humanities, social sciences, and education

Important dates

  • 2010, Nov. 26: abstracts due
  • 2010, Dec. 3: full papers due, then reviewing cycle #1
  • 2011, Feb. 11: notifications (after reviewing cycle #1)
  • 2011, Mar. 4: minor revisions due (for 2nd reviewing)
  • 2011, Mar. 11: poster submissions due
  • 2011, Mar. 18: final decisions (after 2nd reviewing)
  • 2011, Apr. 4: poster notifications
  • 2011, Apr. 6: camera-ready papers due

Symposium chairs

  • Helwig Hauser (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Hanspeter Pfister (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US)
  • Jarke van Wijk (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Links and further information:

Co-located Event: EuroVA 2011

EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics in Bergen, Norway;
Date: May 31, 2011, preceding EuroVis

EuroVA 2011 (following EuroVAST in 2010) is the second international workshop on visual analytics, held in Europe.

It aims at promoting and advancing the combination and integration of methods for interactive visualization and computational analytics for the purpose of problem solving in a variety of application domains (engineering, business, public policy, medicine, security, etc.).

EuroVA 2011 is held on May 31, 2011, in Bergen, Norway, co-located with the annual EuroVis 2011 conference.

The EuroVA 2011 program will include one invited speaker from research or industry as well as short paper presentations and posters (note the additional opportunity to submit a full paper to the EuroVis conference, which solicits visual analytics as one of its main topics).

EuroVA web page:
Short paper submission deadline for EuroVA: Feb. 18, 2011
(short papers are up to a maximum of 4 pages in length)

Workshop chairs

  • Silvia Miksch(Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Giuseppe Santucci(Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy)
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