25 - 30 OCTOBER, 2015 CHICAGO, IL, USA

Visualization in Practice

Call for Submissions for Applications Night

Application Night at VisWeek 2015 is an opportunity for practitioners to share their work in an informal presentation setting. This combination poster session and presentation night will be a unique opportunity for discussion, feedback, invention and brainstorming about your work.

We invite the submission of papers and/or posters from practitioners who apply visualization and analysis to real-world applications in journalism, industry, national laboratories, government, NGOs, and any other application area. This Application Night will feature the work of those with experience designing, building, deploying and evaluating innovative information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytic systems.

Each submission will be considered for a short presentation during Applications Night. We will accommodate as many presentations as time permits.

Submissions should present case studies of success, failure, experimentation, design, development, methodology, best practice lessons and other topics relevant to a commercial, government or operational context. Discussion could include one or more of what were the business or service objectives, who were the users, what were their needs, what were the design objectives, what technology was developed, what was the result, how did it perform, what were the lessons learned and what are the next steps? If confidentiality is a factor, no need to name specific clients, customers or programs, you can use indicators such as 'a large investment bank' or 'a top 10 pharmaceutical company' or 'health services'.


Accepted papers will be posted online, and the highest quality papers will be invited to re-submit for publication. Accepted posters will have their abstracts published in the proceedings. The most important publication criteria are originality, quality of presentation and relevance. Submissions must be in English.


All submissions for the IEEE VIS Visualization in Practice track should be submitted via email to industry@ieeevis.org. Email submissions must be received on or before July 3, 2015 to be considered. Questions about this track or requests for help with submission problems can also be sent to industry@ieeevis.org.

  • Papers: Paper submissions should be 4 pages, following the IEEE paper format guidelines at http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html
  • Posters: The submission must include a 2-page abstract, plus a draft of the final poster. A one paragraph summary may be in another language of your choice. Please be aware that the poster draft is mandatory. All submitted materials must be in PDF format with embedded fonts. Two-page abstracts must be formatted using the IEEE VIS (USB only) format described at http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Track/vis-menu.html

Note that, in order to maintain interactive and exciting presentations, we require at least one presenter per accepted submission to attend the conference.


Submission Deadline: July 3, 2015
Notification: July 24, 2015
Final Submission
(Camera Ready Summaries AND Video Previews): August 7, 2015