Our goals in Community are organizing activities at IEEE VIS conference that connect the current and next generation of visualization researchers and practitioners. We do this through providing conference activities to participants for all of the various visualization sub-communities: scientific visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, industry, etc.

The Community activities are open to all registered IEEE VIS participants, regardless of seniority and affiliation. The activities are organized by the IEEE VIS Community Chairs, who can be reached at

This year, there will be a few virtual meetup events, as follows. <!– To register or participate in these Community events, please see the corresponding details below.

Vis Buddies Vitual Meetup

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 13:40:00 Mountain Time

It brings together new and returning VIS attendees with similar interests. For newcomers, this is a chance to meet experienced researchers in the field. For returning attendees, it is a chance to meet fresh talent joining VIS for the first time. You can volunteer for VisBuddies on the registration form (the latest a week prior to VIS). Based on your declared interests in the registration form, we will match pairs or small groups of attendees with different levels of VIS experience, and contact the groups via email prior to VIS.

Suggested Buddies activities include:

  • Introduce your colleagues to your Buddies
  • Discuss interesting sessions to attend
  • Ask questions to experiened researchers
  • Share tips on successful research

Job Flyer Posting

We will collect the job postings and publicly share them online here . For potential employers, please fill out the online form here to create a job posting. In this form, we also ask whether you would like to participate in the job fair virtual meetup described below.

Job-Fair Virtual Meetup

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 13:40:00 Mountain Time

This is a virtual “speed-dating” meetup for both job seekers and employers to quickly identify people in the community that are looking for jobs or new hires, exchange information, and potentially meet at a later date. Potential job seekers can sign up for this meetup here. For more details, please visit our job postings website here.


For more information contact IEEE VIS 2020 Community Chairs:

  • Jaegul Choo, KAIST
  • Karen Schloss, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Hsiang-Yun Wu, TU Wien