One of our goals in organizing the Compass activities at the main IEEE VisWeek conference is to support the next generation of visualization researchers by helping connect beginning and advanced researchers from the scientific visualization, information visualization and visual analytics communities.
The Compass activities are open to all the VisWeek'12 participants, regardless of age and affiliation. The activities are organized by the VisWeek'12 Compass Chairs, who can be reached at email@example.com.
To sign up for any of the events below, please use your Compass user name and password. The Compass username and password are included in the conference registration confirmation email. They should be a combination of your confirmation code.
This is a blind-date lunch system (running Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri of the conference week) where beginning researchers sign up to go for lunch with three other researchers they have (preferably) not met before. You pay for your own lunch. Please sign up with your name and affiliation.
This is a one day event where vis researchers and practitioners have an opportunity to go for lunch with Industry and National Labs researchers. The table-leaders pick the topic they would like to chat over (could be anything from "recruiting" to "what's the best way to..." to "looking for partners for such and such project" to "what's it like to work as a practitioner", or simply a group of people joining together for "visualization networking" or "solving problems" or even "how to navigate visweek"). You pay for your own lunch. Please sign up with your name and affiliation.
This is a one day event where beginning researchers have an opportunity to go for lunch with leaders of the visualization community. You pay for your own lunch. Please sign up with your name and affiliation.
This is a two hour poster-style session where graduating students and postdocs going on the job market present their work. Please sign up for a poster slot with your name and affiliation.
For more information contact IEEE VisWeek 2012 Compass Chairs:
G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Pittsburgh
Alex Endert, Virginia Tech
Daniel Best, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory