IEEE VisWeek 2012 Panels should address important and/or controversial applications and issues in scientific and information visualization and visual analytics today. In particular, we invite topics in connection with interesting application fields. Panels including potential users of visualization technology or panels consisting of experts in fields that might teach us important concepts (e.g. perceptual psychology, visual design, color theory, user-interface design) would also be welcome. Panelists should be experts in their fields who can discuss the challenges of visualization, and engage the audience and fellow panel members in a stimulating, interactive debate.

Panel proposals should describe the topic to be addressed and identify the prospective panelists. Each panelist should include a position statement on the topic and a short biography, the total of which should be limited to 500 words for each panelist, up to a maximum of four pages for the whole panel.

Panels are scheduled for the duration of an entire paper session; panel proposals should thus be targeting one hour and 15 minute total duration, including question and discussion periods.

Panel organizers should also submit a short description of the panel format and schedule (max. 1 page). This should be in a separate document from the proposal itself, and should describe the order of topics to be discussed, time to be spent on panelist presentations, and mechanisms for encouraging audience participation. Based on audience feedback, we strongly recommend limiting the duration of panelist presentation in order to allow ample time for intra-panel discussion and discussions between the panel and the audience. Demonstrations and innovative formats for the panels are encouraged.

We also note that submitting similar topics to multiple venues (e.g. panels and workshops) is likely to result in at most one accepted proposal so that a broad range of topics can be presented at the conference.


Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2012

For more information contact: Margaret Varga, Bongshin Lee and Hamish Carr at panels@visweek.org.