We solicit workshops related to all areas of visualization including information visualization and visual analytics. The workshops venue at IEEE VIS provides an informal setting for participants to discuss advanced technical topics in visualization, involve experts in the field, disseminate work in progress, and promote new ideas.

Workshops should:

  • emphasize emerging ideas, concepts, or technologies that are currently too nascent or too interdisciplinary for a full symposium, or
  • bring together experts on a subject to create a report, white-paper, or proposal requiring interactive work sessions that is of potential interest to a substantial segment of the visualization community.

A distinction that separates workshops from tutorials and symposia is that the information flow for a workshop should not be directed solely from the presenters to the audience. Rather, workshops should engage the participation of all attendees. Workshops at IEEE VIS are open to all registered attendees and 'invitation only' workshops will not be approved.

Papers submitted and presented as part of this workshop will not be published in the proceedings of the conference. Depending on interest and actual time schedule of each workshop, it may be possible to include workshop material on the USB drive for dissemination to venue attendees. If you wish to have your materials considered for printed publication, please submit the paper to the main conference or the related symposia.

Workshops complement the main program of the conference; as such, workshops and panels will be chosen this year to encourage a diversity of topics.

Proposals should include:

  • title
  • contact details of the organizers
  • brief description of organizers' background, related publications and research
  • goals, technical scope, the mission, or proposed focus
  • planned activities
  • length (full or half day)
  • statement of the organization and development of the list of participants (intended size, detailed selection procedures and timeline for finalizing workshop presenters)
  • requested facilities (room setup as a round table, lecture theater, or in a panel format)
  • intended result & impact of the workshop results.

The proposal should not exceed four pages. Please visit http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html for formatting guidelines. The proposal should be submitted via PCS here.

The workshops will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • potential for inspiring people, being influential, and opening new lines of research
  • ability to attract people and make them excited about it
  • appropriateness with IEEE VIS topics
  • qualification of the organizers
  • feasibility of the proposed plan (financial, time plan, etc.)
  • coherence of the proposed topic

If the proposed workshop is a follow-up on a previous workshop, please include a discussion of the results and impact of the previous workshop. The aim of workshops is to include a variety of topics, thus repeat submissions will be judged in part by the success of the previous workshop. Workshop success will be measured subjectively, but popularity, research impact, visibility and attendee feedback will all be taken into account.

In addition the workshop chairs will try to balance the proposed topics in order to support the diversity of topics within the IEEE VIS venue.


Proposal Submission: May 2, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: May 16, 2014


Nathalie Henry Riche, Microsoft Research Redmond
Tobias Isenberg, INRIA Saclay Īle-de-France
Zoė J. Wood, California Polytechnic
Tobias Schreck, University of Konstanz

For further information, please email workshops(at)ieeevis.org.