25 - 30 OCTOBER, 2015 CHICAGO, IL, USA


We invite you to submit proposals for informal meetups on scientific visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, application areas, or related topics.

Meetups (previously known as BOFs) are an excellent forum to discuss a wide range of topics related to visualization. For example, if you are an experienced researcher, consider submitting a proposal to share your knowledge in an informal setting with conference participants. Proposals devoted to a particular discipline's methods and cross disciplinary proposals are both welcome. For example, some recent meetup meetings included opportunities to meet and discuss topics related to blogging about visualization, the BioVis contest, and the connection between art and science.

VIS 2015 is eager to expand its meetup sessions and will consider proposals for each day and evening of the conference, given room availability. VIS2015 meetups are public and open to all attendees. Meetup organizers need to be registered at the conference.

Proposal format:
A meetup proposal should include a title, a responsible person (name, contact information), a brief description of the topic to be addressed, prospective audience, a foreseen number of participants, room equipment requirements as well as, if needed, preferences and constraints for meetup schedule. The proposal should be no longer than two pages in length. Meetup proposals should be sent to the Meetup Chairs at meetups@ieeevis.org.

Impromptu meetups:
We also encourage impromptu meetups to be organized during the conference itself. Please contact the chairs by email or in person during the conference in order to secure a conference room and time slot.

To find other people interested in VIS 2015 meetups on social media, please use the hashtag #vis2015meetup.


Deadline: OPEN CALL
We will fill all open slots with approved proposals on a first come first served basis, so consider submitting your proposal today. Proposals received prior to October 1st will also be included in the fast forward session.


Meetup proposals should be sent to the Meetup Chairs at meetups@ieeevis.org.


Tatiana von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler University
Zoe Wood, California Polytechnic State University

For more information, email meetups(at)ieeevis.org