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Tutorials are intended to cover a wide selection of topics related to IEEE VIS 2016 and provide background on new tools and application domains necessary for research in data and information visualization and visual analytics. Tutorial attendees come from diverse backgrounds, including volume visualization and rendering, information visualization, geographic visualization, visual analytics, high performance computing, and scientific application communities.

We are soliciting half-day tutorial proposals in the areas of visualization systems, mathematical foundations, research methods, design and development methodology, and application areas. We welcome new tools and techniques for visualization, domains in which visualization applies, methods for undertaking visualization research, as well as proposals on more traditional visualization topics. Topics can include–but are not limited to–any of those listed in the calls for papers for VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis. Tutorials with an application focus and including hands-on demos are also encouraged.


Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the tutorial’s importance and suitability for presentation in a tutorial format, the past experience and qualifications of the instructors, the overall balance in the tutorial program, and the likely attendance of the tutorial. Repeat tutorial proposals should note in which years identical or similar tutorials have been presented, and will be judged in part by the attendance of the previous versions.

All tutorial proposals should include:

  • The level of the tutorial (beginning, intermediate, or advanced)
  • An abstract of the tutorial topic
  • A description of the tutorial’s organization including time allocation and outline for major course topics (500 word minimum)
  • The background and contact information for each instructor.

Proposals should not exceed three pages, and should be submitted via PCS. Please note the formatting guidelines when preparing your submission. Authors of accepted tutorials are required to prepare a short summary for the printed program (~50 words) and are strongly encouraged to submit a Video Preview.


Proposal Submission Saturday, April 30, 2016
Notification Sunday, May 15, 2016
Final Submission of Summary Friday, August 5, 2016
Submission of Video Previews Friday, August 5, 2016

All deadlines are at 5:00pm Pacific Time (PDT).


Joao Comba, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Margit Pohl, TU Wien
Nathalie Riche, Microsoft Research

Feel free to address any questions concerning submission, format, and content to tutorials(at)