Welcome to VisWeek 2011!


The VisWeek 2011 Posters program offers a timely venue to present and discuss new visualization research through a forum that encourages graphical presentation, demonstration and active engagement with VisWeek participants.

In addition to a poster being displayed throughout VisWeek:

  • a two-page summary of your work will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings.
  • interactive poster sessions will provide a forum for presenting your work and discussing new ideas with your peers.
  • a plenary fast-forward session will give you an opportunity to promote your work.

Examples of appropriate visualization work include, but are not limited to:

  • research exploring new problems or areas,
  • the results of student or pilot projects,
  • new angles on existing (collections of) work or known data sets,
  • work in progress presented prior to its full publication, and
  • any work that might particularly benefit from demonstration to and active discussion with the visualization community.

Case studies in all application areas are welcome.

We particularly encourage contributions that take advantage of the nature of the poster space and forum to present and raise awareness of the work in effective and imaginative ways.


Visit the Poster's FAQ page for some useful tips for authors.

Poster authors must submit a two-page summary of their work in the VGTC conference two-column format in line with the VisWeek formatting guidelines found here http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html.

Summaries should include a concise description of the idea, the results or findings, supporting imagery and figures, and a discussion of the implications of the work to the selected domain. Full literature searches are not expected, although relevant citations should be included.

The posters themselves have no predefined formatting, but dimensions may not exceed 4' x 4' (1219mm x 1219mm / 48" x 48"). Popular poster sizes are A0 (841mm x 1189mm / 33.1" x 46.8") or 3' x 4' (914mm x 1219mm / 36" x 48"). Poster authors are encouraged to include a draft or sketch of the poster layout and content in their submission to help reviewers and show that the poster format is being used effectively. This should be in PDF format.

Those who intend to show demos are also highly encouraged to submit an accompanying video or other supplementary materials according to the VisWeek formatting guidelines found here http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/supplement.html.

Authors whose posters are accepted for VisWeek will be asked to refine their posters and summaries based upon feedback from reviewers and to submit these along with a slide or video for presentation during the plenary fast-forward session - see 'Important Dates' below.

The poster itself only needs to be prepared for and brought to the poster session at VisWeek but should hang throughout the week.


All VisWeek poster submissions should be made through a single submission category on PCS - IEEE VisWeek Poster. After logging into PCS at https://precisionconference.com/~vgtc/ , start your submission by selecting "IEEE VisWeek Posters 2011" and then select the conference to which you are submitting a poster:

  • Visualization (Vis) - for conference themes see IEEE Visualization Call for Participatio
  • Information Visualization (InfoVis) - for conference themes see IEEE Information Visualization Call for Participation
  • Visual Analytics Science and Technologies (VAST) - for conference themes see IEEE VAST Call for Participation


Submission Deadline: June 27, 2011
Notification: July 25, 2011
Final Submission of Camera Ready Summaries: August 8, 2011
Submission of Fast Forward Materials: September 30, 2011


Authors of accepted posters are required to bring an explanatory hardcopy poster for display during VisWeek. They should be available at the poster to discuss their work during the scheduled evening poster session(s).

All authors who plan to show live demos or video should clearly indicate this fact in their submissions. We encourage you to bring a laptop to the poster session where tables will be provided.


Each poster submission will be read and evaluated by at least two reviewers.

Submissions will be evaluated according to originality, significance, suitability for the venue (levels of interest, relevance) and the potential for prompting discussion.

All authors will receive reviews of their submission explaining the decision and providing feedback. Authors of posters that are accepted are expected to address any recommendations and conditions of acceptance prior to final submission.


The chairs of each conference will award a 'Best Poster' prize to the authors of what is deemed the strongest submission to the conference according to the reviewing criteria.

'Best Poster' authors will receive a signed certificate and be given the opportunity to present a longer summary of their work during the fast-forward session.


For details about the conferences or to discuss any aspects of your submission please communicate with the appropriate conference chairs

Vis Posters (vis_posters@visweek.org)
Tobias Isenberg, University of Groningen
Thomas Schultz, University of Chicago

InfoVis Posters (infovis_posters@visweek.org)
Jason Dykes, City University London
Jeff Heer, Stanford University

VAST Posters (vast_posters@visweek.org)
Remco Chang, Tufts University
Jo Wood, City University London