History Best Paper Awards


Best Paper Awards:

Shih-Hsuan Hung, Yue Zhang, Harry Yeh, Eugene Zhang Feature Curves and Surfaces of 3D Asymmetric Tensor Fields DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114808

Joscha Eirich, Jakob Bonart, Dominik Jäckle, Michael Sedlmair, Ute Schmid, Kai Fischbach, Tobias Schreck, Jürgen Bernard IRVINE: Using Interactive Clustering and Labeling to Analyze Correlation Patterns: A Design Study from the Manufacturing of Electrical Engines DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114797

Wesley Willett, Bon Adriel Aseniero, Sheelagh Carpendale, Pierre Dragicevic, Yvonne Jansen, Lora Oehlberg, Petra Isenberg Perception! Immersion! Empowerment! Superpowers as Inspiration for Visualization DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114844

Nathan van Beusekom, Wouter Meulemans, Bettina Speckmann Simultaneous Matrix Orderings for Graph Collections DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114773

Honorable Mention Awards:

Zehua Zeng, Phoebe Moh, Fan Du, Jane Hoffswell, Tak Yeon Lee, Sana Malik, Eunyee Koh, Leilani Battle An Evaluation-Focused Framework for Visualization Recommendation Algorithms DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114814

Zhutian Chen, Shuainan Ye, Xiangtong Chu, Haijun Xia, Hui Zhang, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu Augmenting Sports Videos with VisCommentator DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114806

Alex Kale, Yifan Wu, Jessica Hullman Causal Support: Modeling Causal Inferences with Visualizations DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114824

Crescentia Jung, Shubham R. Mehta, Atharva Kulkarni, Yuhang Zhao, Yea-Seul Kim Communicating Visualizations without Visuals: Investigation of Visualization Alternative Text for People with Visual Impairments DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114846

Kushin Mukherjee, Brian N. Yin, Brianne E. Sherman, Laurent Lessard, Karen Schloss Context Matters: A Theory of Semantic Discriminability for Perceptual Encoding Systems DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114780

Jonathan C. Roberts, Peter W. S. Butcher, Ann Sherlock, Sarah Nason Explanatory Journeys: Visualising to Understand and Explain Administrative Justice Paths of Redress DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114818

Xingdi Zhang, Markus Hadwiger, Thomas Theussl, Peter Rautek Interactive Exploration of Physically-Observable Objective Vortices in Unsteady 2D Flow DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3115565

Haotian Li, Yong Wang, Songheng Zhang, Yangqiu Song, Huamin Qu KG4Vis: A Knowledge Graph-Based Approach for Visualization Recommendation DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114863

Devin Lange, Eddie Polanco, Robert L. Judson-Torres, Thomas A. Zangle, Alexander Lex Loon: Using Exemplars to Visualize Large-Scale Microscopy Data DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114766

Xingbo Wang, Jianben He, Zhihua Jin, Muqiao Yang, Yong Wang, Huamin Qu M^2Lens: Visualizing and Explaining Multimodal Models for Sentiment Analysis DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114794

Johannes Knittel, Steffen Koch, Tan Tang, Wei Chen, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Thomas Ertl Real-Time Visual Analysis of High-Volume Social Media Posts DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114800

Caitlyn M. McColeman, Fumeng Yang, Timothy F. Brady, Steven Franconeri Rethinking the Ranks of Visual Channels DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114684

Maoyuan Sun, Abdul Rahman Shaikh, Hamed Alhoori, Jian Zhao SightBi: Exploring Cross-View Data Relationships with Biclusters DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114801

Rebecca Kehlbeck, Jochen Görtler, Yunhai Wang, Oliver Deussen spEuler: Semantics-preserving Euler Diagrams DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114834

Furui Cheng, Dongyu Liu, Fan Du, Yanna Lin, Alexandra Zytek, Haomin Li, Huamin Qu, Kalyan Veeramachaneni VBridge: Connecting the Dots Between Features and Data to Explain Healthcare Models DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114836

Michael Oppermann, Tamara Munzner VizSnippets: Compressing Visualization Bundles Into Representative Previews for Browsing Visualization Collections DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114841


Best Paper Awards:

Alex Kale, Matthew Kay, Jessica Hullman. Visual Reasoning Strategies for Effect Size Judgments and Decisions. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030335

Peter Rautek, Matej Mlejnek, Johanna Beyer, Jakob Troidl, Hanspeter Pfister, Thomas Theußl, Markus Hadwiger. Objective Observer-Relative Flow Visualization in Curved Spaces for Unsteady 2D Geophysical Flows. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030454

Liang Gou, Lincan Zou, Nanxiang Li, Michael Hofmann, Arvind Kumar Shekar, Axel Wendt, Liu Ren. VATLD: A Visual Analytics System to Assess, Understand and Improve Traffic Light Detection. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030350

Honorable Mention Awards:

Madison A. Elliott, Christine Nothelfer, Cindy Xiong, Danielle Albers Szafir. A Design Space of Vision Science Methods for Visualization Research. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3029413

Fritz Lekschas, Xinyi Zhou, Wei Chen, Nils Gehlenborg, Benjamin Bach, Hanspeter Pfister. A Generic Framework and Library for Exploration of Small Multiples through Interactive Piling. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3028948

Wouter Meulemans, Max Sondag, Bettina Speckmann. A Simple Pipeline for Coherent Grid Maps. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3028953

Benjamin Lee, Dave Brown, Bongshin Lee, Christophe Hurter, Steven Drucker, Tim Dwyer. Data Visceralization: Enabling Deeper Understanding of Data Using Virtual Reality. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030435

Annemieke Verbraeck, Elmar Eisemann. Interactive Black-Hole Visualization. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030452

T. Baumgartl, N. T. Mutters, Highmed Consortium, T. Von Landesberger, M. Petzold, M. Wunderlich, M. Hohn, D. Archambault, M. Lieser, A. Dalpke, S. Scheithauer, M. Marschollek, V. M. Eichel. In Search of Patient Zero: Visual Analytics of Pathogen Transmission Pathways in Hospitals. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030437

Ying Zhao, Haojin Jiang, Qi’an Chen, Yaqi Qin, Huixuan Xie, Yitao Wu, Shixia Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Jiazhi Xia, Fangfang Zhou. Preserving Minority Structures in Graph Sampling. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3030428


Best Paper Awards:

Jagoda Walny, Christian Frisson, Mieka West, Doris Kosminsky, Søren Knudsen, Sheelagh Carpendale, Wesley Willett. Data Changes Everything: Challenges and Opportunities in Data Visualization Design Handoff. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934538

Wenbin He, Junpeng Wang, Hanqi Guo, Ko-Chih Wang, Han-Wei Shen, Mukund Raj, Youssef S. G. Nashed, Tom Peterka. InSituNet: Deep Image Synthesis for Parameter Space Exploration of Ensemble Simulations. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934312

Bowen Yu, Cláudio T. Silva. FlowSense: A Natural Language Interface for Visual Data Exploration within a Dataflow System. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934668

Honorable Mention Awards:

Nicole Jardine, Brian D. Ondov, Niklas Elmqvist, Steven Franconeri. The Perceptual Proxies of Visual Comparison. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934786

Jules Vidal, Joseph Budin, Julien Tierny. Progressive Wasserstein Barycenters of Persistence Diagrams. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934256

Pavol Klacansky, Attila Gyulassy, Peer-Timo Bremer, Valerio Pascucci. Toward Localized Topological Data Structures: Querying the Forest for the Tree. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934257

Subhashis Hazarika, Haoyu Li, Ko-Chih Wang, Han-Wei Shen, Ching-Shan Chou. NNVA: Neural Network Assisted Visual Analysis of Yeast Cell Polarization Simulation. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934591

Takanori Fujiwara, Oh-Hyun Kwon, Kwan-Liu Ma. Supporting Analysis of Dimensionality Reduction Results with Contrastive Learning. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934251


Best Paper Awards:

Dominik Moritz, Chenglong Wang, Greg L. Nelson, Halden Lin, Adam M. Smith, Bill Howe, Jeffrey Heer. Formalizing Visualization Design Knowledge as Constraints: Actionable and Extensible Models in Draco. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865240

Andrey Krekhov, Jens Krüger. Deadeye: A Novel Preattentive Visualization Technique Based on Dichoptic Presentation. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864498

Dongyu Liu, Panpan Xu, Liu Ren. TPFlow: Progressive Partition and Multidimensional Pattern Extraction for Large-Scale Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865018

Honorable Mention Awards:

Jo Wood, Alexander Kachkaev, Jason Dykes. Design Exposition with Literate Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864836

Karen B. Schloss, Connor C. Gramazio, Allison T. Silverman, Madeline L. Parker, Audrey S. Wang. Mapping Color to Meaning in Colormap Data Visualizations. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865147

Donghao Ren, Bongshin Lee, Matthew Brehmer. Charticulator: Interactive Construction of Bespoke Chart Layouts. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865158

David Kouřil, Ladislav Čmolík, Barbora Kozlíková, Hslanc-Yun Wu, Graham Johnson, David S. Goodsell, Arthur Olson, M. Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola. Labels on Levels: Labeling of Multi-Scale Multi-Instance and Crowded 3D Biological Environments. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864491

Sergej Stoppel, Magnus Paulson Erga, Stefan Bruckner. Firefly: Virtual Illumination Drones for Interactive Visualization. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864656

Junpeng Wang, Liang Gou, Han-Wei Shen, Hao Yang. DQNViz: A Visual Analytics Approach to Understand Deep Q-Networks. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864504

Cong Xie, Wei Xu, Klaus Mueller. A Visual Analytics Framework for the Detection of Anomalous Call Stack Trees in High Performance Computing Applications. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865026

Hendrik Strobelt, Sebastian Gehrmann, Michael Behrisch, Adam Perer, Hanspeter Pfister, Alexander M. Rush. Seq2Seq-Vis: A Visual Debugging Tool for Sequence-to-Sequence Models. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2865044


Best Paper Awards:

Danielle Albers Szafir. Modeling Color Difference for Visualization Design. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744359

Karl Bladin, Emil Axelsson, Erik Broberg, Carter Emmart, Patric Ljung, Alexander Bock, Anders Ynnerman. Globe Browsing: Contextualized Spatio-Temporal Planetary Surface Visualization. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2743958

Kanit Wongsuphasawat, Daniel Smilkov, James Wexler, Jimbo Wilson, Dandelion Mané, Doug Fritz, Dilip Krishnan, Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg. Visualizing Dataflow Graphs of Deep Learning Models in TensorFlow. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744878

Honorable Mention Awards:

Zening Qu, Jessica Hullman. Keeping Multiple Views Consistent: Constraints, Validations, and Exceptions in Visualization Authoring. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744198

Heidi Lam, Melanie Tory, Tamara Munzner. Bridging from Goals to Tasks with Design Study Analysis Reports. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744319

Julien Tierny, Guillaume Favelier, Joshua A. Levine, Charles Gueunet, Michael Michaux. The Topology ToolKit. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2743938

Tobias Klein, Ludovic Autin, Barbora Kozlíková, David S. Goodsell, Arthur Olson, M. Eduard Gröller, Ivan Viola. Instant Construction and Visualization of Crowded Biological Environments. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2744258

Mennatallah El-Assady, Rita Sevastjanova, Fabian Sperrle, Daniel Keim, Christopher Collins. Progressive Learning of Topic Modeling Parameters: A Visual Analytics Framework. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2745080

Jian Zhao, Michael Glueck, Petra Isenberg, Fanny Chevalier, Azam Khan. Supporting Handoff in Asynchronous Collaborative Sensemaking Using Knowledge-Transfer Graphs. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2017.2745279


Best Paper Awards:

Arvind Satyanarayan, Dominik Moritz, Kanit Wongsuphasawat, Jeffrey Heer. Vega-Lite: A Grammar of Interactive Graphics. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2599030

Julien Tierny, Hamish Carr. Jacobi Fiber Surfaces for Bivariate Reeb Space Computation. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2599017

Gary K. L. Tam, Vivek Kothari, Min Chen. An Analysis of Machine- and Human-Analytics in Classification. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598829

Honorable Mention Awards:

Evanthia Dimara, Anastasia Bezerianos, Pierre Dragicevic. The Attraction Effect in Information Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598594

Roger Beecham, Jason Dykes, Wouter Meulemans, Aidan Slingsby, Cagatay Turkay, Jo Wood. Map LineUps: Effects of spatial structure on graphical inference. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598862

Yalong Yang, Tim Dwyer, Sarah Goodwin, Kim Marriott. Many-to-Many Geographically-Embedded Flow Visualisation: An Evaluation. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598885

Daniel Jönsson, Anders Ynnerman. Correlated Photon Mapping for Interactive Global Illumination of Time-Varying Volumetric Data. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598430

Soumya Dutta, Chun-Ming Chen, Gregory Heinlein, Han-Wei Shen, Jen-Ping Chen. In Situ Distribution Guided Analysis and Visualization of Transonic Jet Engine Simulations. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598604

Cong Xie, Wen Zhong, Klaus Mueller. A Visual Analytics Approach for Categorical Joint Distribution Reconstruction from Marginal Projections. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598479

Panpan Xu, Honghui Mei, Liu Ren, Wei Chen. ViDX: Visual Diagnostics of Assembly Line Performance in Smart Factories. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598664


Best Paper Awards:

Steve Kieffer, Tim Dwyer, Kim Marriott, Michael Wybrow. HOLA: Human-like Orthogonal Network Layout. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467451

David Schroeder, Daniel F. Keefe. Visualization-by-Sketching: An Artist’s Interface for Creating Multivariate Time-Varying Data Visualizations. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467153

Stef van den Elzen, Danny Holten, Jorik Blaas, Jarke J. van Wijk. Reducing Snapshots to Points: A Visual Analytics Approach to Dynamic Network Exploration. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2468078

Honorable Mention Awards:

Matthew Kay, Jeffrey Heer. Beyond Weber’s Law: A Second Look at Ranking Visualizations of Correlation. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467671

Tobias Günther, Maik Schulze, Holger Theisel. Rotation Invariant Vortices for Flow Visualization. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467200

Hua Guo, Steven R. Gomez, Caroline Ziemkiewicz, David H. Laidlaw. A Case Study Using Visualization Interaction Logs and Insight Metrics to Understand How Analysts Arrive at Insights. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467613

Tanja Blascheck, Markus John, Kuno Kurzhals, Steffen Koch, Thomas Ertl. VA2: A Visual Analytics Approach for Evaluating Visual Analytics Applications. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467871


Best Paper Awards:

Stef van den Elzen, Jarke J. van Wijk. Multivariate Network Exploration and Presentation: From Detail to Overview via Selections and Aggregations. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346441

Sujal Bista, Jiachen Zhuo, Rao P. Gullapalli, Amitabh Varshney. Visualization of Brain Microstructure Through Spherical Harmonics Illumination of High Fidelity Spatio-Angular Fields. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346411

Narges Mahyar, Melanie Tory. Supporting Communication and Coordination in Collaborative Sensemaking. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346573

Honorable Mention Awards:

Samuel Gratzl, Nils Gehlenborg, Alexander Lex, Hanspeter Pfister, Marc Streit. Domino: Extracting, Comparing, and Manipulating Subsets Across Multiple Tabular Datasets. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346260

Ali K. Al-Awami, Johanna Beyer, Hendrik Strobelt, Narayanan Kasthuri, Jeff W. Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister, Markus Hadwiger. NeuroLines: A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346312

Gordon Kindlmann, Carlos Scheidegger. An Algebraic Process for Visualization Design. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346325

Tao Ju, Minxin Cheng, Xu Wang, Ye Duan. A Robust Parity Test for Extracting Parallel Vectors in 3D. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346412

Sean M. Arietta, Alexei A. Efros, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Maneesh Agrawala. City Forensics: Using Visual Elements to Predict Non-Visual City Attributes. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346446

Conglei Shi, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Hong Zhou, Huamin Qu. LoyalTracker: Visualizing Loyalty Dynamics in Search Engines. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346912

Jian Zhao, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin, Christopher Collins. #FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346922


Best Paper Awards:

Samuel Gratzl, Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg, Hanspeter Pfister, Marc Streit. LineUp: Visual Analysis of Multi-Attribute Rankings. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.173

Mathias Hummel, Harald Obermaier, Christoph Garth, Kenneth I. Joy. Comparative Visual Analysis of Lagrangian Transport in CFD Ensembles. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.141

Thomas Mühlbacher, Harald Piringer. A Partition-Based Framework for Building and Validating Regression Models. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.125

Honorable Mention Awards:

Lauro Lins, James T. Klosowski, Carlos Scheidegger. Nanocubes for Real-Time Exploration of Spatiotemporal Datasets. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.179

Charles Perin, Romain Vuillemot, Jean-Daniel Fekete. SoccerStories: A Kick-off for Visual Soccer Analysis. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.192

Samer S. Barakat, Xavier Tricoche. Adaptive Refinement of the Flow Map Using Sparse Samples. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.128

Marco Ament, Filip Sadlo, Daniel Weiskopf. Ambient Volume Scattering. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.129

Dane Coffey, Chi-Lun Lin, Arthur G. Erdman, Daniel F. Keefe. Design by Dragging: An Interface for Creative Forward and Inverse Design with Simulation Ensembles. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.147

Michael Gleicher. Explainers: Expert Explorations with Crafted Projections. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.157

Megan Monroe, Rongjian Lan, Hanseung Lee, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman. Temporal Event Sequence Simplification. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2013.200


Best Paper Awards:

Steve Haroz, David Whitney. How Capacity Limits of Attention Influence Information Visualization Effectiveness. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.233

Cheuk Yiu Ip, Amitabh Varshney, Joseph JaJa. Hierarchical Exploration of Volumes Using Multilevel Segmentation of the Intensity-Gradient Histograms. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.231

Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf. Visual Analytics Methodology for Eye Movement Studies. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.276

Honorable Mention Awards:

Luana Micallef, Pierre Dragicevic, Jean-Daniel Fekete. Assessing the Effect of Visualizations on Bayesian Reasoning through Crowdsourcing. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.199

Michael Sedlmair, Miriah Meyer, Tamara Munzner. Design Study Methodology: Reflections from the Trenches and the Stacks. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.213

Alan M. MacEachren, Robert E. Roth, James O’Brien, Bonan Li, Derek Swingley, Mark Gahegan. Visual Semiotics & Uncertainty Visualization: An Empirical Study. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.279

Lingyun Yu, Konstantinos Efstathiou, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg. Efficient Structure-Aware Selection Techniques for 3D Point Cloud Visualizations with 2DOF Input. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.217

Markus Hadwiger, Johanna Beyer, Won-Ki Jeong, Hanspeter Pfister. Interactive Volume Exploration of Petascale Microscopy Data Streams Using a Visualization-Driven Virtual Memory Approach. Awarded at: SciVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.240

Sean Kandel, Andreas Paepcke, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Jeffrey Heer. Enterprise Data Analysis and Visualization: An Interview Study. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.219

Bilal Alsallakh, Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, M. Eduard Gröller. Reinventing the Contingency Wheel: Scalable Visual Analytics of Large Categorical Data. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.254


Best Paper Awards:

Markus Steinberger, Manuela Waldner, Marc Streit, Alexander Lex, Dieter Schmalstieg. Context-Preserving Visual Links. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.183

Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Christophe Hurter, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Stefan Wrobel. From movement tracks through events to places: Extracting and characterizing significant places from mobility data. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2011.6102454

Carlos Correa, Peter Lindstrom. Towards Robust Topology of Sparsely Sampled Data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.245

Honorable Mention Awards:

Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, Priti Shah. Benefitting InfoVis with Visual Difficulties. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.175

Paulo Joia, Danilo Coimbra, Jose A. Cuminato, Fernando V. Paulovich, Luis G. Nonato. Local Affine Multidimensional Projection. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.220

Zhicheng Liu, Shamkant B. Navathe, John T. Stasko. Network-based visual analysis of tabular data. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2011.6102440

Adam Perer, Ido Guy, Erel Uziel, Inbal Ronen, Michal Jacovi. Visual social network analytics for relationship discovery in the enterprise. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2011.6102443

Caroline Ziemkiewicz, R. Jordan Crouser, Ashley Rye Yauilla, Sara L. Su, William Ribarsky, Remco Chang. How locus of control influences compatibility with visualization style. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2011.6102445

Alessandro Giusti, Pierluigi Taddei, Giorgio Corani, Luca Gambardella, Cristina Magli, Luca Gianaroli. Artificial Defocus for Displaying Markers in Microscopy Z-Stacks. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.168

Cheuk Yiu Ip, Amitabh Varshney. Saliency-Assisted Navigation of Very Large Landscape Images. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.231

Norbert Lindow, Daniel Baum, Hans-Christian Hege. Voronoi-Based Extraction and Visualization of Molecular Paths. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.259

Test of Time Award:

Alan M. MacEachren, Anuj Jaiswal, Anthony C. Robinson, Scott Pezanowski, Alexander Savelyev, Prasenjit Mitra, Xiao Zhang, and Justine Blanford. SensePlace2: GeoTwitter analytics support for situational awareness. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2011.6102456

Michael Bostock, Vadim Ogievetsky, Jeffrey Heer. D³: Data-Driven Documents. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.185


Best Paper Awards:

Hadley Wickham, Dianne Cook, Heike Hofmann, Andreas Buja. Graphical inference for infovis. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.161

Daniela Oelke, David Spretke, Andreas Stoffel, Daniel A. Keim. Visual readability analysis: How to make your writings easier to read. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2010.5652926

Tino Weinkauf, Holger Theisel. Streak Lines as Tangent Curves of a Derived Vector field. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.198

Honorable Mention Awards:

Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock. Declarative Language Design for Interactive Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.144

authro Speckmann, Kevin Verbeek. Necklace Maps. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.180

Nicholas Kong, Jeffrey Heer, Maneesh Agrawala. Perceptual Guidelines for Creating Rectangular Treemaps. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.186

Jason Dykes, Jo Wood, Aidan Slingsby. Rethinking Map Legends with Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.191

Robert Kincaid. SignalLens: Focus+Context Applied to Electronic Time Series. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.193

Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Martin Mladenov, Michael Mock, Christian Pölitz. Discovering bits of place histories from people’s activity traces. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2010.5652478

Petra Isenberg, Danyel Fisher, Meredith Ringel Morris, Kori Inkpen, Mary Czerwinski. An exploratory study of co-located collaborative visual analytics around a tabletop display. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2010.5652880

Silvia Born, Alexander Wiebel, Jan Friedrich, Gerik Scheuermann, Dirk Bartz. Illustrative Stream Surfaces. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.166

Jurgen Waser, Raphael Fuchs, Hrvoje Ribicic, Benjamin Schindler, Gunther Bloschl, Eduard Groller. World Lines. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.223

Test of Time Award:

Edward Segel, Jeffrey Heer. Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.179

Jaegul Choo, Hanseung Lee, Jaeyeon Kihm, Haesun Park. iVisClassifier: An interactive visual analytics system for classification based on supervised dimension reduction. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2010.5652443


Best Paper Awards:

Cydney B. Nielsen, Shaun D. Jackman, Inanç Birol, Steven J.M. Jones. ABySS-Explorer: Visualizing Genome Sequence Assemblies. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.116

Frank van Ham, Martin Wattenberg, Fernanda B. Viegas. Mapping Text with Phrase Nets. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.165

Steffen Koch, Harald Bosch, Mark Giereth, Thomas Ertl. Iterative integration of visual insights during patent search and analysis. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2009.5333564

Maarten H. Everts, Henk Bekker, Jos B.T.M. Roerdink, Tobias Isenberg. Depth-Dependent Halos: Illustrative Rendering of Dense Line Data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.138

Honorable Mention Awards:

Aidan Slingsby, Jason Dykes, Jo Wood. Configuring Hierarchical Layouts to Address Research Questions. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.128

Michael J. McGuffin, Igor Jurisica. Interaction Techniques for Selecting and Manipulating Subgraphs in Network Visualizations. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.151

Miriah Meyer, Tamara Munzner, Hanspeter Pfister. MizBee: A Multiscale Synteny Browser. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.167

Zhicheng Liu, John Stasko, Timothy Sullivan. SellTrend: Inter-Attribute Visual Analysis of Temporal Transaction Data. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.180

Michael Krone, Katrin Bidmon, Thomas Ertl. Interactive Visualization of Molecular Surface Dynamics. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.157

Behzad Sajadi, Aditi Majumder. Markerless View-Independent Registration of Multiple Distorted Projectors on Extruded Surfaces Using an Uncalibrated Camera. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.166

Ming-Yuen Chan, Yingcai Wu, Wai-Ho Mak, Wei Chen, Huamin Qu. Perception-Based Transparency Optimization for Direct Volume Rendering. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.172

Test of Time Award:

Tamara Munzner. A Nested Model for Visualization Design and Validation. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.111

Christopher Collins, Fernanda B. Viegas, Martin Wattenberg. Parallel Tag Clouds to explore and analyze faceted text corpora. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2009.5333443


Best Paper Awards:

Niklas Elmqvist, Pierre Dragicevic, Jean-Daniel Fekete. Rolling the Dice: Multidimensional Visual Exploration using Scatterplot Matrix Navigation. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.153

Eric A. Bier, Stuart K. Card, John W. Bodnar. Entity-based collaboration tools for intelligence analysis. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2008.4677362

Thomas Schultz, Hans-Peter Seidel. Estimating Crossing Fibers: A Tensor Decomposition Approach. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVGC.2008.128

Honorable Mention Awards:

Heidi Lam. A Framework of Interaction Costs in Information Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.109

Lee Byron, Martin Wattenberg. Stacked Graphs - Geometry & Aesthetics. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.166

Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Robert Kosara. The Shaping of Information by Visual Metaphors. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.171

Test of Time Award:

George Robertson, Roland Fernandez, Danyel Fisher, Bongshin Lee, John Stasko. Effectiveness of Animation in Trend Visualization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.125


Best Paper Awards:

Yuri Ivanov, Christopher Wren, Alexander Sorokin, Ishwinder Kaur. Visualizing the History of Living Spaces. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70621

Carlos Scheidegger, Huy Vo, David Koop, Juliana Freire, Claudio Silva. Querying and Creating Visualizations by Analogy. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70584

Test of Time Award:

Fernanda B. Viegas, Martin Wattenberg, Frank van Ham, Jesse Kriss, Matt McKeon. ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2007.70577

John Stasko, Carsten Gorg, Zhicheng Liu, Kanupriya Singhal. Jigsaw: Supporting Investigative Analysis through Interactive Visualization. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2007.4389006


Best Paper Awards:

Danny Holten. Hierarchical Edge Bundles: Visualization of Adjacency Relations in Hierarchical Data. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.147

Carr Hamish, Brian Duffy, Brain Denby. On Histograms and Isosurface Statistics. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.168

Test of Time Award:

Marco Tarini, Paolo Cignoni, Claudio Montani. Ambient Occlusion and Edge Cueing for Enhancing Real Time Molecular Visualization. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.115

Danny Holten. Hierarchical Edge Bundles: Visualization of Adjacency Relations in Hierarchical Data. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2006.147

Jerry Alan Fails, Amy Karlson, Layla Shahamat, Ben Shneiderman. A Visual Interface for Multivariate Temporal Data: Finding Patterns of Events across Multiple Histories. Awarded at: VAST. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2006.261421


Best Paper Awards:

T. Dwyer, Y. Koren. Dig-CoLa: directed graph layout through constrained energy minimization. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2005.1532130

J.J. van Wijk. The value of visualization. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2005.1532781

Test of Time Award:

J.J. van Wijk. The value of visualization. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2005.1532781


Best Paper Awards:

R. Amar, J. Stasko. A Knowledge Task-Based Framework for Design and Evaluation of Information Visualizations. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2004.10

L.M. Hwa, M.A. Duchaineau, K.I. Joy. Adaptive 4-8 texture hierarchies. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2004.4

Test of Time Award:

H. Carr, J. Snoeyink, M. van de Panne. Simplifying flexible isosurfaces using local geometric measures. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2004.96


Best Paper Awards:

J.J. van Wijk, W.A.A. Nuij. Smooth and efficient zooming and panning. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2003.1249004

D.C. Banks, S. Linton. Counting cases in marching cubes: toward a generic algorithm for producing substitopes. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2003.1250354

Test of Time Award:

J. Kruger, R. Westermann. Acceleration techniques for GPU-based volume rendering. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2003.1250384


Best Paper Awards:

C. Stolte, D. Tang, P. Hanrahan. Multiscale visualization using data cubes. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2002.1173141

Aidong Lu, C.J. Morris, D.S. Ebert, P. Rheingans, C. Hansen. Non-photorealistic volume rendering using stippling techniques. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2002.1183777

Test of Time Award:

V. Pascucci, K. Cole-McLaughlin. Efficient computation of the topology of level sets. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2002.1183774


Best Paper Award:

J. Kniss, G. Kindlmann, C. Hansen. Interactive volume rendering using multi-dimensional transfer functions and direct manipulation widgets. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2001.964519

Test of Time Award:

Ben Shneiderman & Martin Wattenberg. Ordered Treemap Layouts. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2001.963283 Note: Awarded also to Ben Bederson under consideration of the follow-up journal article “Ordered and Quantum Treemaps: Making effective use of 2D space to display hierarchies. Benjamin B. Bederson, Ben Shneiderman, Martin Wattenberg. ACM TOG 21(4):833-854 2002. DOI: 10.1145/571647.571649.”


Best Paper Award:

D. Ebert, P. Rheingans. Volume illustration: non-photorealistic rendering of volume models. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2000.885694

Test of Time Award:

C. Stolte, P. Hanrahan. Polaris: a system for query, analysis and visualization of multi-dimensional relational databases. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.2000.885086


Best Paper Award:

G. Kindlmann, D. Weinstein. Hue-balls and lit-tensors for direct volume rendering of diffusion tensor fields. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1999.809886

Test of Time Award:

J.J. Van Wijk, E.R. Van Selow. Cluster and calendar based visualization of time series data. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.1999.801851


Best Paper Award:

S. Parker, P. Shirley, Y. Livnat, C. Hansen, P.-P. Sloan. Interactive ray tracing for isosurface rendering. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1998.745713

Best Case Study Awards:

P.D. Heermann. Production visualization for the ASCI One TeraFLOPS machine. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1998.745343

Test of Time Award:

Ed Huai-Hsin Chi, J.T. Riedl. An operator interaction framework for visualization systems. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.1998.729560


Best Paper Award:

J.E. Swan, K. Mueller, T. Moller, N. Shareel, R. Crawfis, R. Yagel. An anti-aliasing technique for splatting. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1997.663882

Best Case Study Awards:

D. Kenwright, R. Haimes. Vortex identification-applications in aerodynamics: a case study. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1997.663910

Test of Time Award:

S.K. Card, J. Mackinlay. The structure of the information visualization design space. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.1997.636792


Best Paper Award:

M. Zockler, D. Stalling, H.-C. Hege. Interactive visualization of 3D-vector fields using illuminated stream lines. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1996.567777

Best Case Study Awards:

M. Roth, R. Peikert. Flow visualization for turbomachinery design. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1996.568137

Test of Time Award:

S.F. Roth, P. Lucas, J.A. Senn, C.C. Gomberg, M.B. Burks, P.J. Stroffolino, A.J. Kolojechick, C. Dunmire. Visage: a user interface environment for exploring information. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.1996.559210

William J. Schroeder, Kenneth M. Martin, William E. Lorensen. The Design and Implementation of an Object-Oriented Toolkit for 3D Graphics and Visualization. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1996.567752. Awarded under consideration of the follow-up book: “The Visualization Toolkit: an Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics.” Will Schroeder, Ken Martin, Bill Lorensen.


Test of Time Award:

J.A. Wise, J.J. Thomas, K. Pennock, D. Lantrip, M. Pottier, A. Schur, V. Crow. Visualizing the non-visual: spatial analysis and interaction with information from text documents. Awarded at: InfoVis. DOI: 10.1109/INFVIS.1995.528686

A.R. Martin, M.O. Ward. High Dimensional Brushing for Interactive Exploration of Multivariate Data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1995.485139


Best Paper Awards:

L.K. Forssell. Visualizing flow over curvilinear grid surfaces using line integral convolution. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1994.346313

T. Delmarcelle, L. Hesselink. The topology of symmetric, second-order tensor fields. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1994.346326

Best Case Study Awards:

G. Sakas, L.-A. Schreyer, M. Grimm. Visualization of 3D ultrasonic data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1994.346294

Test of Time Award:

S.R. Marschner, R.J. Lobb. An evaluation of reconstruction filters for volume rendering. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1994.346331


Best Paper Awards:

R.A. Crawfis, N. Max. Texture splats for 3D scalar and vector field visualization. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1993.398877

W.E. Lorensen. Geometric clipping using Boolean textures. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1993.398878

Best Case Study Awards:

W. Lorensen, H. Cline, C. Nafis, R. Kikinis, D. Altobelli, L. Gleason. Enhancing reality in the operating room. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1993.398902

Test of Time Award:

R.A. Crawfis, N. Max. Texture splats for 3D scalar and vector field visualization. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1993.398877


Best Paper Award:

T. Delmarcelle, L. Hesselink. Visualization of second order tensor fields and matrix data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1992.235193

Test of Time Award:

T. Delmarcelle, L. Hesselink. Visualization of second order tensor fields and matrix data. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1992.235193


Best Paper Award:

S. Bryson, C. Levit. The virtual windtunnel: An environment for the exploration of three-dimensional unsteady flows. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1991.175771


Best Paper Award:

J.L. Helman, L. Hesselink. Surface representations of two- and three-dimensional fluid flow topology. Awarded at: Vis. DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.1990.146359