What is the purpose of submitting a poster?
There are different reasons for submitting work as a poster. Maybe the work wasn’t quite mature enough at the papers deadline, but you would like to show it to your colleagues. You want some feedback on what others think about work that is at an early stage. Maybe the findings are interesting, but the contribution does not warrant a full paper - student projects often fall into this category. Perhaps you have developed or applied ideas presented in a previous paper or submission, or applied existing ideas in a new context. You may have some late breaking results or a new application you want to show the world before writing a complete paper. Or your work may be best suited to the poster format where the emphasis is on graphics and discussion. A poster presentation provides you with the chance to get more feedback than with a paper presentation, and you can get in contact with people working in a similar field, or who are interested in your work.
Will posters be published/indexed through IEEE Xplore?
No, posters will not be published/indexed through IEEE Xplore. The aim of the VIS posters session is to highlight new work and work in progress. To ensure that authors can publish their finished work at conferences or in journals, poster summaries that are part of the IEEE VIS poster program are not considered to be peer-reviewed publications. This approach allows authors to fully re-use their material for publication of their finished work and avoids copyright issues with IEEE. To ensure visibility, however, the two-page poster summaries will be available on the conference USB drives.
What are my responsibilities as a poster author?
To facilitate dissemination, discussion, and access, posters will be available on the conference website during IEEE VIS. In addition, posters will be presented in person during the scheduled virtual poster session itself (more details will follow). Presenters will be able to describe the work and to answer questions. Each poster will be scheduled for one viewing session. If the poster has multiple authors, not all authors need to be there, however, the poster must be staffed by at least one person at all times during the respective poster session.
What do I have to submit: the two-page summary, the poster, or both?
You need to submit the two-page summary and any accompanying materials that help explain your work and that are indicative of what you will show at the poster session. The electronic poster itself only needs to be prepared for accepted submissions and can be created through a web-based interface. The link to it and a detailed description will be provided after acceptance to the conference.
Can I get an extension to the deadline?
The submission deadline is a hard deadline. We do not give extensions because we are on a tight schedule and because it would be unfair to other participants who meet the deadline.
What makes for a good poster?
The key content of the poster should convey a good overview of the presented topic. The poster may also have more dense text, graphics, or videos, suitable for viewers who are interested in the details of the work. Consider also that the material on the poster should be useful for you to illustrate important aspects of your work when discussing it individually with attendees during your session. This may involve text, but may focus predominantly on (interactive) visualization - it is IEEE VIS after all! Don’t forget to include your name, affiliation, and contact information on the poster. At the respective virtual poster session, you should have your contact details or a link to a virtual leaflet ready to give it to interested people.