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TVCG Partnership

The proceedings of VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis are published as a special issue of the flagship journal IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), in a special hybrid publication model that enables timely dissemination of many high-quality research results from the world’s top visualization conferences to TVCG readership, while improving the overall visibility and quality of IEEE VIS publications through a rigorous journal-style review.

Since 2011, the authors of TVCG regular papers published over the previous year have been invited to give an oral presentation of their recent work at IEEE VIS. Since 2014, these previously published TVCG paper talks have been integrated within topical papers sessions that contain the special issue journal papers. This cooperation provides an opportunity for the VIS audience to keep abreast of high-quality visualization research featured in regular issues of TVCG, and encouraging more TVCG authors to attend IEEE VIS. The closely coupled relationship between TVCG and VIS has led to a more timely exchange of new ideas and the rapid dissemination of visualization research via an integrated forum for both publications and presentations, further expanding our visualization community.

Invitations are issued to all authors of regular TVCG papers in the area of visualization that appear before June 15 of that year; subsequent requests roll over to the next year’s VIS conference. Paper authors choose which track (VAST, InfoVis, or SciVis) they would like to present within. Invitations are issued by TVCG at the time of paper acceptance; there is no selection process other than the decision of whether the topic fits within the scope of VIS, which is made by the TVCG Associate Editor-In-Chief designated as the VIS Liaison (currently, Chuck Hansen). VIS has reserved up to 25 spaces for TVCG talks; if this cap is reached, the paper is added to a first-come first-served waitlist. VIS will make a best-effort attempt to handle all requests, with any overflow rolling over to the subsequent year (all requests have been accommodated in recent years).

The VIS papers chairs make their acceptance decisions completely independently, without access to the list of requested talks; it is provided to them on July 15, after the second-round acceptance decisions are announced, for use in the papers sessions creation process.

CG&A Partnership

Since 2015, authors of selected papers from the IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A) from the previous year in the area of visualization have been invited to give an oral presentation about their work at VIS. This M1C2 (Magazine-First-Conference-Second) model increases the visibility of applied research and systems papers among the academic community and fosters synergies between the theoretical and the applied as aspects of the field.

These talks are collected into two CG&A-focused sessions. Invitations are issued by the CG&A Editor-in-Chief (currently, Miguel Encarnação) in the summer based on scope alignment with the VIS conference and the number of available slots (currently, 10).