Papers - Call For Participation

In 2021, IEEE VIS transitions from the three sub-conferences (VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis) to one unified conference. IEEE VIS 2021 is now soliciting novel research contributions and innovative applications in all areas of visualization.

Area 1: Theoretical & Empirical

This area focuses on theoretical and empirical research topics that aim to establish the foundation of VIS as a scientific subject.

Area 2: Applications

This area encompasses all forms of application-focused research.

Area 3: Systems & Rendering

This area focuses on the themes of building systems, algorithms for rendering, and alternate input and output modalities.

Area 4: Representations & Interaction

This area focuses on the design of visual representations and interaction techniques for different types of data, users, and visualization tasks.

Area 5: Data Transformations

This area focuses on the algorithms and techniques that transform data from one form to another to enable effective and efficient visual mapping as required by the intended visual representations.

Area 6: Analytics & Decisions

This area focuses on the design and optimization of integrated workflows for visual data analysis, knowledge discovery, decision support, machine learning, and other data intelligence tasks.

Where will papers appear?

Full papers accepted to IEEE VIS will appear in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

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

Submission activity Date
Abstract submission (MANDATORY) Sunday, March 21, 2021
Paper submission Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Notification of results of first review cycle Sunday, June 13, 2021
Paper submission for second review cycle Thursday, July 1, 2021
Final notification Thursday, July 15, 2021
Camera-ready copy Sunday, August 8, 2021

Final Instructions for Authors of Accepted Papers

Important information for authors of accepted papers.

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Submission Guidelines and Reviewing Criteria

As the leading academic event on visualization research, IEEE VIS expects important, impactful, and potentially transformative contributions. Submissions will be judged on their importance, potential impact, degree to which the evidence supports the findings, appropriateness of methodology, and the research process followed. After initial notification of review results, papers and any supplemental material are only conditionally accepted and will undergo a full revision and review cycle. During this revision cycle, reviewers will ensure that necessary conditions for acceptance have been met.

IEEE VIS 2021 also features a separate, short papers track with a submission deadline after notifications for full papers have been sent out. You can find out more in the call for participation for short papers.

When preparing your submission, please make sure that you carefully read and adhere to the paper submission guidelines.

Reviewers should be familiar with the guidelines for reviewing papers for VIS.

Open Access Policy

Visualization research is better communicated and acted on if it is freely accessible to the research community, practitioners, and the general public. Therefore, all paper authors are encouraged to share their accepted paper in an open access repository before the print deadline in accordance with IEEE copyright regulations. For instructions on how to post an accepted paper to an open access repository, please see the VIS Open Practices Guidelines.