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Business Intelligence

Sistemas de Información para Empresa
Beijing, China, from 2011-06-08 to 2011-06-11 INSTICC Home page

The purpose of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Six simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce, Human Factors and Enterprise Architecture.

ICEIS focuses on real world applications ; therefore contributions should highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using IT, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions will be presented.

Workshops, providing a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas or special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentation are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat

Cognitive Psichology

CogSci 2006
Vancouver, BC, Canada , from 2006-07-26 to 2006-07-29 The Cognitive Science Society, Inc Home page

CogSci2006, the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from July 26th-29th, 2006, and will be chaired by Naomi Miyake and Ron Sun.

The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising of the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education

The Conference, Tutorials and Workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills from a broad range of areas in the field of cognitive science, as well as an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on a specific topic important to cognitive science in general.

4th Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization
Tübingen, Germany, from 2007-07-25 to 2007-07-27 ACM SIGGRAPH Home page

Research in computer graphics and visualization has great potential to benefit from, and contribute to, research in perception.

Since 2004, this symposium has brought together researchers from the fields of perception, graphics and visualization, to facilitate a wider exchange of ideas. Our goals are to use insights from perception to advance the design of methods for visual, auditory and haptic representation, and to use computer graphics to enable perceptual research that would otherwise not be possible.

Submissions are invited in the broad range of areas at the intersection of computer graphics, visualization and perception. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

  • applications of insights from perception to the development of algorithms for more efficient, effective or realistic modeling, rendering and/or animation
  • applications of perception in the design and evaluation of methods for more effective representation and communication of data
  • the study of perception and perceptual issues in virtual environments
  • computational aesthetics, stylization, and perceptual aspects of non-photorealistic rendering

Submissions are particularly welcome in all areas of basic perception research that have applications in computer graphics and visualization.

APGV08
Los Angeles, California, from 2008-09-09 to 2008-09-10 ACMSIGGRAPH Home page

Research in computer graphics and visualization has great potential to benefit from, and contribute to, research in perception.

Since 2004, this symposium has brought together researchers from the fields of perception, graphics and visualization, to facilitate a wider exchange of ideas. The goal is to use computer graphics to enable perceptual research that would otherwise not be possible.

The Symposium will present contributions in the broad range of areas at the intersection of computer graphics, visualization and perception to fulfill two goals of this multidisciplinary community:

  • Use insights from perception to advance the design of methods for visual, auditory and haptic representation
  • Advance and facilitate novel basic perception and cognition research that uses and is relevant to applications in computer graphics and visualization

Communication

The first IASTED International Conference on Visual Communications
Innsbruck, Austria, from 2008-03-17 to 2008-03-19 ACTA Press Home page

The first IASTED International Conference on Visual Communications (VC 2008) will allow international experts who work with the scientific and technological implications of vision to meet with other specialists in spatial, photographic, and mobile imaging.

Visual communication is about more than appearances; it is about designing and imagining the future. Issues surrounding visual communication reach from medical imaging for diagnosis to virtual reality for video games and entertainment. Never before have science and art worked so closely together, or with such far-reaching effect.

The VC 2008 conference will highlight expertise in visual communication, image representation, computer vision, image analysis, and pattern recognition. It will also include experts in visual rhetoric and culture, as well as graphic design, photography, and art. VC 2008 is intended for scientists and critics interested in how visual communications can extend all the way from art to the furthest reaches of scientific thought.

VC 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on: Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008) Human-Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2008) Web-based Education (WBE 2008)

Computer Graphics

SIGGRAPH'2006
Boston Convention & Exposition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from 2006-07-30 to 2006-08-03 ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery Home page

SIGGRAPH 2006, the opportunity to understand, create, experience, and debate every aspect of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Learn from the world's leading experts, as they present advanced theory and practical applications. See the year's finest international achievements in digital art, animation, and visual effects. Meet SIGGRAPH Pioneers and emerging achievers. Exchange ideas, insights, and inspiration with people who share your goals and aspirations.

A SIGGRAPH conference is comprised of hundreds of volunteers and contributors across three main platforms: PRESENTATIONS, EXPERIENCES and SERVICES. The annual SIGGRAPH conference is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

GRAPP 2006
Setúbal, Portugal, from 2006-02-25 to 2006-02-28 Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication Home page

The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics.

In the first year of this new venue, we have chosen Interactive Environments for Computer Graphics as the main topic. Indeed, games and virtual environments currently dominate both research and practice in our field.

The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modeling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged.

CGIV05
Chinese Academy of Sciences · Beijing · China, from 2005-07-26 to 2005-07-29 Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences Home page

CGIV05 stands for International conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization

Computer Graphics, Imaging and Vision serve both users and designers of hardware, software and systems. It is to be a forum for industry, business, the artist and scientist, and universities. Papers are invited, but not limited to, the following major topics:

  • Computer Graphics & Applications
  • Computer Aided Geometric Design
  • Real Time Graphics,
  • Indexing and Retrieval of Images, Image generation, acquisition, and processing, Image display techniques, Convergence of imaging media (video and computer), Image compression, coding, and encryption,
  • Multimedia / Applications, Tools for multimedia production and services, Digital imaging for film and television, Knowledge acquisition, Visual inspection, Document image understanding, Image algebra, Optical image processing systems, Mathematical morphology, Architecture of imaging and vision systems (including parallel architectures and algorithms),
  • Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS, remote sensing, industrial inspection (or machine vision), nondestructive evaluation, Multi-resolution and multi-spectral image processing, Image sequence processing, Information fusion, Data Structures and Databases in Computer Graphics and Imaging and Vision, Evolutionary and Genetic Algorithms in Computer Graphics and Imaging and Vision, Education in Computer Graphics and Imaging and Vision, Other aspects and applications relating to Computer Graphics, imaging and Vision

In cooperation with the following symposia

  • WebGraphics
  • Forensic Digital Imaging
  • Rendering
  • VISIM
  • Solid modelling
  • DArt
  • Animation
  • Digital Entertainment
  • BuiltViz

GRAPP 2007
Barcelona, España, from 2007-03-08 to 2007-03-11 Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication Home page

The Second International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics.

Interactive Environments for Computer Graphics is the main topic. Indeed, games and virtual environments currently dominate both research and practice in this field.

The conference will be structured along four main tracks, covering different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modeling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments.

Papers describing original work in areas of Computer Graphics will be presented. Also papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged.

GMAI 2007
Zürich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-04 to 2007-07-06 IEEE Computer Society Home page

2nd International Conference on Geometric Modelling and Imaging. This Conference aims to provide a forum, which focuses on interdisciplinary research and up-to-date methodologies in the area. It aims to disseminate the international community with a variety of techniques, applications, systems and tools necessary for various real life problems along this theme.

Scope of the conference topics includes (but is not limited to): CAD/CAM, Curves and Surfaces, Geometric Modeling, Solid Modeling, Reverse Engineering, Computational Geometry, Mesh Processing, Visualization in Graphics, Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization, Real Time Graphics, Virtual Reality, Computer Animation, pattern recognition and Graphics, ...

GMAI 2006
London, England, from 2006-07-05 to 2006-07-07 Information and Computer Science Department, KFUPM, SA et al Home page

GMAI'06 (Geometric Modelling & Imaging) aims to provide a forum, which focuses on interdisciplinary research and up-to-date methodologies in the area.

It aims to disseminate the international community with a variety of techniques, applications, systems and tools necessary for various real life problems related to the scope of the conference.

CGIM 2007
Innsbruck, Austria, from 2007-02-13 to 2007-02-15 International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Home page

The 9th Computer Graphics and Imaging 2007 is one of the Conference series organized by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

For 30 years, the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) has been devoted to promoting international development through the sharing of advances in science and technology.

In addition to numerous publications, IASTED has organized over 500 conferences for academics and professionals to present and discuss the latest research and results in key engineering and computer science areas. In order to promote genuine international scholarship, these conferences are held in both industrialized and developing nations

International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence (3IA)
Athens (Greece), from 2007-05-30 to 2007-05-31 Technological Educational Institute of Athens Home page

The 3IA International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence has been taking place in Limoges (FRANCE) since 1994. The tenth 3IA International Conference (3IA'2007) will take place in May 2007, in Athens (GREECE).

The aim of the 3IA Conference is to present the current state of research of Computer Graphics researchers who use Artificial Intelligence techniques

Topics included in the scope of the Conference are, among others: Artificial intelligence techniques in construction of geometric figures and in scene modelling, Computer graphics and machine learning, Intelligent visualisation, Intelligent methods for exploring virtual worlds, Intelligent collaborative design, Design of intelligent graphic interfaces, Animation and artificial intelligence, Semantics-based approaches in design, Knowledge-based design.

IADIS International Conference on Computer Graphics and Visualization
Lisboa, Portugal, from 2007-07-05 to 2007-07-07 IADIS – International Association for Development of the Information Society Home page

The IADIS Computer Graphics and Visualization (CGV) 2007 conference aims to address the main issues on Computer Graphics, Visualization, Image Processing and Computer Vision.

Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to: Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization, Visualization Algorithms, Large Dataset Visualization, Parallel Visualization, ...

IADIS – International Association for Development of the Information Society is a non-profit making association, one of whose goals is to promote the study, research and dissemination of news related to the Information Society and organize working groups, to research, study, develop and analyze issues related to the Information Society

International Joint Conference on Computer Vision and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
Madeira, Portugal, from 2008-01-22 to 2008-01-25 INSTICC, Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication Home page

The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Computer Vision and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications is to bring together researchers and practitioners, including research scientists, engineers and practitioners on the areas of computer vision and computer graphics, interested in both theoretical advances and applications in these fields.

Computer Vision and Computer Graphics are known areas which are becoming more and more interrelated with important interdisciplinary work, often being the result of an iterative combined process of image analysis and synthesis with models created in one of the fields being used to improve models created in another.

The VISIGRAPP component conferences are specialized in the following topics: GRAPP is structured along aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments and VISAPP has four main tracks, namely: Image Formation and Processing, Image Analysis, Image Understanding and Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision

Eurographics - Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics
Creta, Grecia, from 2008-04-14 to 2008-04-18 Eurographics journal Home page

The 29th annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics '2008) will be hosted by the Foundation for Research and Technology- Hellas (FORTH), Crete, Greece from Monday, April 14th to Friday 18th. This year will bring a major change : this edition will be the first one to be held in the spring

The Eurographics Annual Conference is a leading international event devoted to computer graphics and all related visual and interactive domains.

Contributions will show original papers reporting research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications. Papers are sought in all areas of Computer Graphics: rendering, modeling, animation, interactive techniques, virtual reality, visualization, and other relevant topic areas. Moreover, the 2008 edition will have a special focus on the cross-fertilization between CG, computer vision and human-computer interaction.

SIGGRAPH08
Los Angeles, California, from 2008-09-11 to 2008-09-15 ACM SIGGRAPH Home page

SIGGRAPH 2008 is evolving along with the computer graphics and interactive techniques community. We're dissolving the borders between traditional SIGGRAPH programs to create a more fluid, interdisciplinary conference.

In August 2008, the international SIGGRAPH community will discover a fascinating and provocative new array of educational programs, creative events, and career-building opportunities.

The SIGGRAPH 2008 Committee is assembling a world-class conference focused on six broad submission areas:

  • Complexity and Accessibility: How to manage large datasets, how to visualize complexity, and how to present optimized data on mobile devices and distributed displays.
  • Future History: Understanding and celebrating our past as we invigorate, re-invent, and define the future of computer graphics and interactive techniques.
  • Global Responsibility How the social, economic, political, and environmental climate affects our lives and work, and vice versa.
  • Impact on Society Positive and negative aspects of the symbiosis between technology and society.
  • Professional Development and Education Information and inspiration for attendees who want to create fulfilling futures.
  • SIGGRAPH Core Recent work from the crossroads of science, art, and technology that celebrates the best in creativity and innovation from the past year.

26th Computer Graphics International Conference
Istanbul, Turkey, from 2008-06-09 to 2008-06-11 The Visual Computer, Springer Home page

Computer Graphics International Conference (CGI) is the official conference of the Computer Graphics Society (CGS). One of the few truly international computer graphics organizations, CGI and CGS were started by Professor Kunii in the early 1980's as CG Tokyo.

CGI conference is one of the top recognized international computer graphics conferences. Key research papers have been published in the proceedings of CGI, which are actually published as journal papers. Recent conferences have been held in Germany, Canada, Geneva, Hong Kong, USA, Crete, China, Brazil, to name a few.

This truly international conference will be the real place to present the latest original work and also exchange ideas. It will be held for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey.

Some of the items discussed in the Conference are, among others: Geometric models, Virtual Humans, Crowds and Virtual Environments, Mesh Deformation, Video Processing, ...

6th CGIV
Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, from 2009-08-11 to 2009-08-14 IEEE Computer Science Society Home page

CGIV stands for International conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization

CGIV has a very wide scope of application in an increasingly visual cultured society. It also uses techniques, concepts and theories from a wide range of disciplines. For such reasons, the structure of this event overlaps many symposiums that change dynamically from year to year.

Simultaneous Simposia will be held on topics including: Computer Graphics, Imaging, Visualisation, and Applications Applications including, among others: Computer Aided Geometric Design, Digital Art Gallery, Digital Entertainment, WebGraphics, Intelligent Recognition Techniques, Mixed and Virtual Reality, MultiMedia, Computer Games, Education and Industrial Prospecitive, ...

International Symposium on Smart Graphics
Banff, Canada, from 2010-06-24 to 2010-06-26 LNCS Home page

The International Symposium on Smart Graphics will be held this year in Banff, Canada. It will bring together researchers from Computer Graphics, Visualization, Art & Graphics Design, Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, all working on different aspects of computer-generated graphics and the user experiences they enable.

Advances in computer graphics have made visual media the heart of the user interface, and it is clear that graphics will play a dominant role in knowledge work, entertainment, and the home. Indeed, as computers become more and more pervasive, and display sizes both increase and decrease, new and challenging problems arise for the effective use and generation of computer graphics.

Graphics become "Smart Graphics" when graphics are designed to effectively support human cognition, communication, and collaboration.

5 Int. Conference on Computer Graphics
Angers, France, from 2010-05-17 to 2010-05-21 Springer Home page

GRAPP is part of VISIGRAPP - The International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications Registration to GRAPP allows free access to both VISAPP, IMAGAPP and IVAPP conferences.

The 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics. The conference is structured along four main tracks: Geometry and Modeling, Rendering, Animation and Simulation, and Interactive Environments.

The Conference covers different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Modelling to Rendering, including Animation and Interactive Environments. In the Conference papers describing original work in any of the four main areas will be presented. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also programmed. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial will also be present.

International Conference on Computer Vision
Algrave, Portugal, from 2011-03-05 to 2011-03-07 Springer Home page

The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of computer vision, imaging, computer graphics and information visualization.

VISIGRAPP is composed of four co-located conferences , each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas:

  • GRAPP: International Conference on Computer GRaphics Theory and Applications
  • IMAGAPP: International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications
  • IVAPP: International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications
  • VISAPP: International Conference on computer Vision Theory and Applications

VISIGRAPP will be held in conjunction with PECCS 2011 (1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded computing and Communication Systems). Registration to VISIGRAPP allows free access to the PECCS conference

Courses

Postgrado en Visualización de Información
Barcelona, España, from 2011-10-01 to 2012-05-30 IDEC Home page

The Infovis diagram, as a summary of the course

The IDEC (Continuous Education Institute) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, has created a post graduate course on Information Visualization elaborated  by Prof. Juan Carlos Dürsteler, Founder of InfoVis.net.

It is addressed to all those professionals for which the conversion of information into knowledge is a relevant matter. It's intended to acquire mastery in the use of visualization to analyze both small and large, multidimensional datasets.

The Program of the post graduate course provides the theoretical concepts and the practical, hands-on activities, along with the necessary tools to convert raw data into information and from this to build graphical visualizations in the most effective way to ease the understanding of the patterns  underlying in data (knowledge discovery) and / or the effective transmission  of an existing knowledge to our audience taking maximum advantage of the cognitive and symbolic features of our brain.

The contents of the course are organized according the diagram of the process that takes place in the creation of an Information Visualization. See The Infovisl Diagram.

As you can see in the illustration, from data we build information, information is then converted into graphic visualizations and, finally, these end up in understanding of the patterns by the receiver that, in turn, can interact with the different stages to fine tune his/her inquiry about the data.

Consequently, the course is divided in four main knowledge modules:

  • Introduction: Definition and scope of the discipline and the course itself.
     
  •  
    Data -> Information: All the knowledge needed to convert data into information susceptible to be visualized.
     
  • Information -> Visualization: The knowledge and techniques that enable us to convert the information gathered and structured in the previous stage into effective visualizations.
     
  • Visualization -> Understanding: Elements of cognitive psychology and neurosciences that allow you to understand how and why visualizations can be made more effective and how the interpretation of graphics and  the building of knowledge in the brain proceeds, thus gaining insight
Finally the postgraduate course materializes into a Project: Every student will create a project about the creation of a specific, non trivial, visualization of information supported by the knowledge and the activities performed within the course.

During the course different techniques for creating visualizations are studied and applied, going from traditional bar charts up to the most advanced ones as parallel cooordinates, treemaps, radial trees, cartograms or intelligent legends.

The course is imparted in Barcelona mostly in Spanish.

For much more complete information please look at the web page of the course (in spanish)

Some examples of visualizations

Geographic Information Systems

Workshop on Geospatial Visual Analytics
Park City, Utah, USA, from 2008-09-23 to 2008-09-26 Special issue of CaGIS (July 2009) Home page

The workshop is a follow-up to the successful workshop on Visualization, Analytics and Spatial Decision Support at the GIScience’2006 conference.

The workshop supported by the Commission on GeoVisualization of the International Cartographic Association aims at bringing together researchers from relevant fields to address research issues of geospatial visual analytics in the multidisciplinary context of GI Science.

A big part of the data that the modern society deals with has both spatial and temporal characteristics. Visualisation of spatial and temporal data traditionally belongs to the research area known as geographic visualisation, or geovisualisation. Geovisual Analytics (short for Geospatial Visual Analytics) extends geovisualisation research by enhancing purely visual and interactive methods with new possibilities provided by computational techniques such as data mining, statistics, and optimisation. Potential enhancements come also from developing methods to support analytical reasoning, argumentation, knowledge building, and knowledge communication.

The frontier research problems in Geovisual Analytics involve the scalability of tools and their usability. The goal of the workshop is to present the most advanced methods and applications of geovisual analytics, discuss problems and possible approaches to solving them, and define appropriate directions for further research.

Major scientific topics to be addressed:

  • scalability - how to make visualisation suitable for huge data sets (e.g. with the help of database technologies and data mining);
  • usability - how to fit the tools to the needs, abilities and conditions of different categories of users (for example, domain experts vs. decision makers);
  • effectiveness - how to ensure the effectiveness of visual analytics tools and how to test and prove it;
  • innovative visually driven methods of data analysis addressing the problems of scalability, usability, and effectiveness

GeoViz Hamburg 2011
Hamburg, Germany, from 2011-03-10 to 2011-03-11 HafenCity Universität Hamburg Home page

Modern society is engulfed in and increasingly fuelled by an overwhelming glut of geospatial information. For instance, virtual globes have integrated terabytes of satellite imagery, aerial photos, digital maps and user generated content meaning that citizens across the globe can zoom from space right down to street level, and easily pinpoint their individual houses and add georeferenced images and comments. However, it is geospatial knowledge, in forms of patterns, structures, relationships, and rules, rather than the assembly of spatial information, that can significantly contribute to solving real world problems.

Neither human operators nor automatic procedures alone are able to derive such knowledge in an effective or efficient manner. Hence, there is the need to link computational methods with interactive maps and cartographic techniques to support analysis of complex, voluminous and heterogeneous information involving measurements made in space and time.

This linkage of computational and visual methods will be addressed at this specialist workshop in detail. It will deal will relevant theories as well as with various applications from decision support, disaster management, information communication, and many others in which computational techniques for analyzing and modeling geospatial information are integrated with visual methods for their depiction, interaction and analysis

Graph and chart drawing

GD 2006 Graph Drawing
Karlsruhe, Germany, from 2006-09-18 to 2006-09-20 Universidad de Karlsruhe, Alemania Home page

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs. Bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect of the conference. Indeed, advances in graph drawing are a key factor in such technological areas as web computing, e-commerce, VLSI circuit design, information systems, software engineering, computational cartography, visual interfaces, bioinformatics, network analysis and networking.

In Graph Drawing researchers and practitioners working on theoretical and practical aspects of this field participate. In the conference there are also presented human performance studies based on perceptual and cognitive evaluations of graph drawings.

The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing includes, among others: Visualization of networks, Web maps, software engineering diagrams, database schemas, Graph algorithms, Geometric graph theory and geometric computing, Software systems for graph visualization, Topology and planarity, Graph theory and optimization on graphs, Interfaces for interacting with graphs, ...

Following the tradition of previous conferences, a graph drawing contest will be held. A 1,000 Euro prize will be awarded to the winner.

15th International Symposium on Graph Drawing
Sydney, Australia, from 2007-09-23 to 2007-09-26 School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney Home page

The 15th International Symposium on Graph Drawing will be held in Sydney, Australia, in September 23-26, 2007

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs. Bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect of the conference. Indeed, advances in graph drawing are a key factor in such technological areas as web computing, e-commerce, VLSI circuit design, information systems, software engineering, computational cartography, visual interfaces, bioinformatics, network analysis and networking.

The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing includes, among others: Visualization of networks, Web maps, software engineering diagrams, database schemas, Graph algorithms, Geometric graph theory and geometric computing, Software systems for graph visualization, Topology and planarity, Graph theory and optimization on graphs, Interfaces for interacting with graphs, ...

International Symposium on Smart Graphics
Rennes, France, from 2008-08-27 to 2008-08-29 INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique Home page

Smart Graphics is grounded in a deep understanding of human abilities, activities, and desires. This understanding arises through the integration of fields such as art, design, and the social, cognitive, and perceptual sciences. Insights are realized in the form of novel methods for producing and interacting with rich graphical displays often utilizing established techniques from Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science in general.

Smart Graphics research can be loosely divided into principles, methods and systems:

  • Principles of Smart Graphics include: theories of graphics design and visual aesthetics, and Theories of graphical representations and interaction, Design and testing of graphical systems, Constraints on technological, computational and human (perceptual, cognitive and motor) resources, Conceptualizations of graphics and interactive systems, etc
  • Methods include: New approaches to the design and testing of graphical generation, presentation and interaction for both conventional desk-top systems and new devices and media, Acquisition and representation of design knowledge for Smart Graphics generation, Empirical methods in the characterization of interaction, etc.
  • Systems include: The application of Smart Graphics to visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile communications, wearable computing, graphical hypermedia, web-based systems, etc.

International Symposium on Graph Drawing
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, from 2008-09-21 to 2008-09-24 Springer Home page

The 16th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2008) will be held at Hersonissos, Heraklion Crete from 21-24 September 2008. The 16th Graph Drawing International Conference is organized and supported by the Institute of Computer Science of Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs. Bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect of the conference. Indeed, advances in graph drawing are a key factor in such technological areas as web computing, e-commerce, VLSI circuit design, information systems, software engineering, computational cartography, visual interfaces, bioinformatics, network analysis and networking

The range of topics that are within the scope of the International Symposium on Graph Drawing includes, among others: Visualization of networks, Web maps, software engineering diagrams, database schemas, Graph algorithms, Geometric graph theory and geometric computing, Software systems for graph visualization, Topology and planarity, Graph theory and optimization on graphs, Interfaces for interacting with graphs, ...

Graph Drawing
Konstanz, Germany, from 2010-09-21 to 2010-09-24 Springer Home page

Graph Drawing is concerned with the geometric representation of graphs and networks and is motivated by those applications where it is crucial to visualize structural information as graphs.

Since graph drawing methods form the algorithmic core of network visualization, bridging the gap between theoretical advances and implemented solutions is an important aspect.

The International Symposium on Graph Drawing is the main annual event in this area and brings together researchers and practitioners working on any aspect of graph drawing.

Konstanz lies directly adjacent to the Swiss border, near Zurich. The city is an important touristic destination, receiving visitors from the whole country.

Graphic Design

9th Smart Graphics
Salamanca, Spain, from 2009-05-28 to 2009-05-30 Springer Home page

Smart Graphics is grounded in an understanding of human abilities, activities, and desires. This understanding arises through the integration of fields such as art, design, and the social, cognitive, and perceptual sciences.

Insights are realized in the form of novel methods for producing and interacting with rich graphical displays often utilizing established techniques from Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science in general. Such interfaces present content that: a) engages the user and is aesthetically satisfying; b) participates in human cognition as external or distributed representations; c) is sensitive to the real-time demands of the interaction in the context of the available computational resources and d) adapts the form of the output according to a wider set of constraints such as an individual's perceptual, attentive, and motor abilities and the nature of the presentation media and available interaction devices.

Smart Graphics proposes this year a specific emphasis on visual analytics as well as all kinds of transversal research that harnesses the power of humans and technological artefacts in order to convey, understand and deal with complex scientific and social processes.

Symposium on Smart Graphics
Salamanca, Spain, from 2009-05-28 to 2009-05-30 Springer Home page

Smart Graphics is grounded in a deep understanding of human abilities, activities, and desires. This understanding arises through the integration of fields such as art, design, and the social, cognitive, and perceptual sciences. Insights are realized in the form of novel methods for producing and interacting with rich graphical displays often utilizing established techniques from Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science in general.

Smart Graphics research can be loosely divided into principles, methods and systems:

  • Principles of Smart Graphics include: theories of graphics design and visual aesthetics, and Theories of graphical representations and interaction, Design and testing of graphical systems, Constraints on technological, computational and human (perceptual, cognitive and motor) resources, Conceptualizations of graphics and interactive systems, etc
  • Methods include: New approaches to the design and testing of graphical generation, presentation and interaction for both conventional desk-top systems and new devices and media, Acquisition and representation of design knowledge for Smart Graphics generation, Empirical methods in the characterization of interaction, etc.
  • Systems include: The application of Smart Graphics to visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile communications, wearable computing, graphical hypermedia, web-based systems, etc

This year, a specific emphasis will be held on visual analytics as well as all kinds of transversal research that harnesses the power of humans and technological artefacts in order to convey, understand and deal with complex scientific and social processes.

Smart Graphics, beyond a conventional conference, will be intertwined with the 5th International Arts Festival of Castilla y León (May 29-June 15)

Human-Machine Interaction

CHI 2005 (Technology, Safety, Community)
Portland, Oregon, USA, from 2005-04-02 to 2005-04-07 ACM SIGCHI Home page

CHI is the premier international conference for human-computer interaction.

This year the conference theme points at the challenge for technology to make people feel safe, and to support a safe community worldwide.

CHI 2005 is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer interaction processes and includes research, design, development, and evaluation efforts for interactive computer systems.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), is one or the most important organisations in advancing the skills and knowledge of Information Technology (IT) professionals and students throughout the world. ACM serves as an umbrella organization offering its 71,000 members a variety of forums in order to fulfill its members' needs regarding IT Technologies.

CHI 2007
San Jose, California, USA, from 2007-04-28 to 2007-05-03 ACM SIGCHI, the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Home page

CHI is the premiere conference in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Every year, it is a venue for 2000 HCI professionals, academics, and students to discuss HCI issues and research and make lasting connections in the HCI community. In addition, 40-50 industry exhibitors attend CHI to showcase their user experience products and departments and to recruit professionals to enhance their business.

CHI is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, ACM SIGCHI. The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer interaction processes and includes research, design, development, and evaluation efforts for interactive computer systems. The focus of SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with a broadly-defined range of computer systems. SIGCHI serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factors scientists, psychologists, social scientists, system designers, and end users. Nearly 5,000 professional members of the SIGCHI community work together toward common goals and objectives.

The Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, is a major force in advancing the skills and knowledge of Information Technology (IT) professionals and students throughout the world. ACM serves as an umbrella organization offering its 71,000 members a variety of forums in order to fulfill its members' needs - the delivery of cutting-edge technical information, the transfer of ideas from theory to practice, and opportunities for information exchange. Providing high quality products and services - world-class journals and magazines; dynamic special interest groups; numerous "main event" conferences; tutorials; workshops; local special interest groups and chapters; and electronic forums - ACM is the resource for lifelong learning in the rapidly changing IT field

IUI 2006
Sydney, Australia, from 2006-01-29 to 2006-02-01 American Association for Artificial Intelligence + Association for Computing Machinery Home page

The 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2006) is the 10th such meeting since the first international conference in 1997. This series of annual conferences on Intelligent User Interfaces is the principal international forum for the presentation and discussion of outstanding research and applications involving intelligent user interfaces, a field at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence.

Interestingly, 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the first meeting on Artificial Intelligence (which was held at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA) and attended by Allan Newell, Herb Simon, Marvin Minsky, Claude Shannon and John McCarthy, among others. In recent past, we have seen a lot of work on intelligent user interfaces in the Asia-Pacific region, as in, for example, work on humanoids and on interactive art and cinema. It is thus fitting that the first decade of scientific and technological research and engineering in intelligent user interfaces is concluded with a meeting in a Pacific Rim nation, that of Australia.

IUI focuses on interfaces that require intelligent techniques to bring them to fruition. The interests and creative outlets of the community span a wide range of topics reflected in this year's meeting. These include natural language techniques in interfaces, example and programming based interfaces, personalization and recommender systems, learning approaches and Bayesian models for interfaces, multimodal input and output in interfaces, interfaces that are off the desktop, planning and reasoning in interfaces, new techniques for recognizing gestures and attention, interfaces for intelligent learning systems, interfaces and techniques for ubiquitous and affective computing and novel interfaces.

The program committee reflects on the contribution the IUI community around the world. Members span 11 countries of Europe, 2 from North America, 8 from Asia and 1 each from South America and the Middle East. Papers submitted to IUI also reflect the whole international community: 127 long papers and 63 short papers were submitted from 29 countries spanning Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Of the papers submitted, the acceptances were: 30 long papers (24%), 28 short papers (44%) and 12 long papers accepted as short papers (9%).

CHI 2006 (Interact, Inform, Inspire)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 2006-04-22 to 2006-04-27 ACM SIGCHI, the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Home page

CHI 2006 is the premier international conference for human-computer interaction. From April 22th-27th, 2006, we will gather in cosmopolitan Montreal, Canada so that researchers and practitioners from all segments of the CHI community – design, education, engineering, management, research, and usability – can interact, inform and inspire each other.

Conference activities have been significantly enhanced this year to include a new set of courses which are integrated into the technical program and included in the base registration fee. The core days of the conference have been extended from three to four days (April 24th-27th).

CHI 2006 is your chance to explore in depth the latest work by researchers and practitioners in your area, as well as experience the breadth of work that is going on elsewhere in the field. The many plenary and social events provide opportunities to network with members of your community and others who impact your work. Not only will CHI 2006 offer you a broader perspective on the complete human-computer interaction landscape, but it will also assist you in bringing new ideas back to your own work and community.

IUI 2007
Hawaii, from 2007-01-28 to 2007-01-31 American Association for Artificial Intelligence + Association for Computing Machinery Home page

IUI 2007 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces

Since 1997, the annual conferences on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) have been the principal international forums for the presentation and discussion of outstanding research and applications involving intelligent user interfaces, a field that intersects Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence.

In 2007, the 10th anniversary of the first IUI conference will be held. Equally as exciting is that this occasion will be held in a fitting location: on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. Since more and more work in intelligent user interfaces has been coming from many regions of the world, it is fitting that Oahu, which means “the gathering place,” serves as the meeting venue for IUI 2007.

IUI focuses on human-computer interfaces that require intelligent techniques to bring them to fruition. IUI meetings reflect the wide range of interests and creativity of the community including: Natural language techniques in interfaces, Example and programming based interfaces, Personalization and recommender systems, Machine learning, Planning and reasoning in interfaces, Intelligent multimodal input and output technologies including new techniques for recognizing gestures and attention, Interfaces for intelligent learning systems, Interfaces and techniques for ubiquitous computing, Interfaces and techniques for affective computing, Novel interfaces.

IASTED-HCI 2007
Chamonix, France, from 2007-03-14 to 2007-03-16 The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Home page

The Second IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2007, is one of the Conference series organized by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

For 30 years, the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) has been devoted to promoting international development through the sharing of advances in science and technology.

In addition to numerous publications, IASTED has organized over 500 conferences for academics and professionals to present and discuss the latest research and results in key engineering and computer science areas. In order to promote genuine international scholarship, these conferences are held in both industrialized and developing nations

IASTED exists to promote international development. Design is about making things better (and making better things). But what do we mean by 'better'? Better, is always a question about what we value, and design is always about values. But what values should guide our practices, and how do our values play out in our methods, our design objectives, our research focus, and our actions? Exploring these questions brings new debates into HCI, engaging new questions that challenge our conception of the discipline

HCI International - 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Beijing, China, from 2007-07-22 to 2007-07-27 Springer Home page

The HCI International 2007 jointly with eight more affiliated Conferences, related with Information Society will be held under one management and one Registration, and will take place in Beijing, P.R. China. The Conference is a unique oportunity to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI.

The programme will feature: 20 pre-conference half-day and full-day tutorials, an opening session with a keynote address , more than 250 parallel sessions, poster presentations, an exhibition including demonstrations by industrial companies, a panel session involving important stakeholders from China and Asia, and representatives from major international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries.

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials. Parallel Sessions and Poster Sessions will be held during the last three days of the Conference The HCI International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit products and services to an international audience of about 2,000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the-art HCI technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers, and potential employers.

IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008
Reno, Nevada, USA, from 2008-03-08 to 2008-03-09 IEEE CS Home page

The IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008 is the third international symposium focused on the topic of 3D UIs and will be held to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working in various 3DUI research areas and to trigger discussions among participants.

The symposium will last for two days, and will be followed immediately by the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008 Conference . The theme of the Symposium will cover all areas of 3D UI research. The Symposium themes include, but are not limited to, 3D input devices, 3D display devices, 3D interaction techniques, 3D user interface metaphors, Collaborative 3D interaction. In the Symposium will be discussed original research results

Third IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Innsbruck, Austria, from 2008-03-17 to 2008-03-19 Home page

The IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2008) will be a major forum for international researchers and professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of human-computer interaction.

Its aim is to strengthen relations between industry, research laboratories, and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

IASTED-HCI 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on: Web-based Education (WBE 2008) , Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008) and Visual Communications (VC 2008)

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Florencia, Italia, from 2008-04-05 to 2008-04-10 ACM SIGCHI, the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Home page

CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence. It is about balance in our rapidly evolving field, the balance between individuals and groups, collocated and remote, stationary and mobile, in both our local and global communities.

CHI 2008 will be held in Florence, Italy, birthplace of the Renaissance, and home to great artists and scientists. This is the city of Leonardo Da Vinci, who spoke of balance in saying “where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
Nápoles, Italia, from 2008-05-28 to 2008-05-30 ACM Home page

The 9th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI2008) will be held in Naples, Italy, May 28-30, 2008. Started in 1992 in Rome, and held every two years in different Italian towns, the Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of computer science who have a common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual and, more generally, perceptual interfaces.

Through the years, the Conference has witnessed the growing interest within the community for mobile devices such as smartphones, palmtops and PDAs, in the framework of both traditional and emerging environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer applications. Both formal methods and concrete applications well fit into the framework of the conference, whose program also includes invited talks, given by leaders in the field.

Topics discussed in the Conference include, among others: Interaction models and techniques, Interactive visualization, Interactive systems, User interaction studies

34th Graphics Interface conference
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, from 2008-05-28 to 2008-05-30 ACM Home page

Graphics Interface 2008 will take place in Windsor, Ontario, Canada from May 28 to May 30 at the University of Windsor. GI 2008 will be the 34th Graphics Interface conference; it is the oldest continuously-scheduled conference in the field. GI consistently attracts high-quality papers on recent advances in interactive systems, human computer interaction, and graphics, from around the world.

All paper submissions are fully peer reviewed by two members of the program committee and two external reviewers. Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.

GI 2008 is held in conjunction with the Computer and Robot Vision 2008 (CRV), the Artificial Intelligence 2008 (AI), and the Precarn Intelligent Systems (Precarn IS) conferences. Registration will permit attendees to attend any talk in the four conferences (GI, AI, CRV, Precarn IS), which will be scheduled in parallel tracks.

Topics of interest at GI include (but are not restricted to): Shading and rendering, Geometric modeling and meshing, Graphics in simulation, Medical and scientific visualization, Computer animation, Real-time rendering, Scientific and information visualization, Interaction techniques, Human interface devices, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, ...

Special Thematic Session Human–Computer Interaction & Usability for Elderly in the context of ICCHP 2008
Linz, Austria, from 2008-07-09 to 2008-07-11 Springer Home page

Industrialized countries are faced with severe demographical and social changes. Consequently, areas including Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) are of increasing importance.

The vision of AAL is to provide technologies for supporting (elderly) people in their daily lives, allowing them to stay longer within their own home aiming at living independent and self-determined. User Interfaces in such systems are mostly multimodal, because standard interfaces have limited accessibility.

Multimodal user interfaces combine various input and output modalities (including seeing/vision, hearing/audition, haptic/tactile, taste/gustation, smell/olfaction etc) which are a classical research area in human-computer interaction. One of the advantages of multiple modalities is increased usability: the weaknesses of one modality are offset by the strengths of another. For example, on a mobile device with a small visual interface and keypad, a word may be quite difficult to read/type, however very easy to say/listen. Such interfaces in combination with mobile technologies can have tremendous implications for accessibility and can be a benefit for people.

An important issue is that all those interfaces must be accessible, useful and usable. Traditionally, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) bridges Psychology and Informatics, while Usability Engineering (UE) is anchored in software technology and must guarantee a solid technological implementation, for example by application of formal methods. Together, HCI&UE provide the emerging potential to assist the daily workflows in the realm of AAL.

The "Human–Computer Interaction & Usability for Elderly" (HCI4AGING) promotes a closer collaboration between Psychologists and Computer Scientists. Topics include, but are not limited to: Formal Methods and Methodologies, Human Aspects of Future Technologies, Ambient Assisted Living and Life Long Learning, Mobile, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, ...

21st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Monterey, CA, USA, from 2008-10-19 to 2008-10-22 ACM Home page

UIST (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of human-computer interfaces.

Sponsored by ACM's special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas that include traditional graphical & web user interfaces, tangible & ubiquitous computing, virtual & augmented reality, multimedia, new input & output devices, and CSCW

Accepted papers and tech notes will be published in the UIST 2008 Conference Proceedings and will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Topics treated in the Symposium include, but are not limited to: Novel enabling technologies such as innovative input devices, displays, new interaction techniques, or new media; Innovative user interfaces for difficult interaction contexts or challenging applications; Novel application of techniques from disciplines such as machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, speech processing, networking, or human perception and cognition; Innovative software architectures, toolkits, and development environments.

Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
San Diego, California, USA, from 2009-07-19 to 2009-07-24 Springer Home page

The HCI International Conference was founded by Prof. Gavriel Salvendy (Purdue University, USA, and Tsinghua University, P.R. China) in 1984 with the 1st USA-Japan Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

HCI International, taking place every two years in a different part of the world each time, is held jointly with a number of affiliated conferences under one management and one registration.

The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Universal Access, Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics, Virtual and Mixed Reality, Internationalization, Design and Global Development, Online Communities, Social Computing, Augmented Cognition , Digital Human Modeling and Human Centered Design.

Twelve (12) HCI International Conferences have been organized since 1984. HCI International 2007 was one of the biggest conferences ever organized in the fields related to HCI and Information Society Technologies, and attracted an unprecedented number of 2300 participants from 76 countries, representing the research and academic communities, as well as the industry.

Symposium on Wearable Computers
Linz, Austria, from 2009-09-04 to 2009-09-07 IEEE Home page

The International Symposium on Wearable Computers is a conference dedicated to cutting-edge research in wearable technologies. This year's conference will be held in Linz, Austria from September 4th to 7th, 2009.

ISWC'09, the thirteenth annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC'09 will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. ISWC'09 explicitly aims to broaden its scope to include cell phones and cell phone applications as they have become the most successful wearable computer to date

Conference on Intelligent Interfaces
Hong Kong, China, from 2010-02-07 to 2010-02-10 ACM Home page

IUI 2010 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces

IUI is where the community of people interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) meets the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. Unlike traditional AI, IUI focus is not so much to make the computer smart all by itself, but to make the interaction between computers and people smarter. Unlike traditional HCI, IUI considers solutions that involve large amounts of knowledge and emerging technologies such as natural language understanding, brain computer interfaces or gesture recognition

CHI 2010 Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA, from 2010-04-10 to 2010-04-15 ACM Home page

CHI (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) is the premier international conference for the field of human-computer interaction. CHI 2010 looks outward to the human experience of computing in the world.

CHI 2010 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The city offers a wide range of cultural, recreational and entertainment activities, and hosts more than 38 million visitors each year. Atlanta is the home to many researchers, designers, teachers, artists and practitioners who share a commitment to the human experience of computing.

CHI is focused to communities of:

  • designers, looking for innovations;
  • users and practitioners, because user experience and usability practitioners are more important than ever;
  • engineers, emphasizing on applications that will reliably improve economics of operations;
  • managers, bringing discussion, shared tactics and lessons learned in managing HCI teams
CHI is a global event, with more than 2000 attendees coming from 38 countries, and more than 40 industry exhibitors.

Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
Roma, Italia, from 2010-05-26 to 2010-05-28 ACM Home page

The 9th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI2010) will be held in Roma, Italy, May 26-28, 2010. AVI started in 1992 in Roma, and is held every two years in different Italian towns.

AVI brings together experts in different areas of computer science with a common interest in the conception, design and implementation of visual and perceptual interfaces.

Over the years, the Conference has witnessed the growing interest within the community for mobile devices such as smartphones, palmtops and PDAs, in the framework of both traditional and emerging environments, such as ubiquitous and pervasive computer applications.

The program includes invited talks, given by leaders in the field, under the following, but not limited to, broad categories: Interaction models and techniques, Interactive visualization, Interactive systems, User interaction studies

6 Conference on HCI
Reykjavik, Iceland, from 2010-10-16 to 2010-10-20 acm Home page

Understanding boundaries is an integral part of human computer interaction. It is a part of understanding how people behave and what they value, of designing technologies, of learning how people express their needs, of designing HCI technologies and of evaluating them.

Extending boundaries of HCI is a part of its evolution. HCI has evolved as a discipline, from focusing on motor skills, to emphasising cognitive processing. Furthermore, HCI evolves in interaction with other disciplines. Like boundaries, HCI has many facets where openness to communities, disciplines and people is essential for growth.

The aim of HCI is to encourage practitioners and researchers alike to think beyond, not only 10 or 20 years ahead, but towards grand challenges, knowing that every single advance, however small, is a key to accomplishing goals. Selecting Extending boundaries as the theme of NordiCHI 2010, the organizers want to encourage contributors and participants to consider HCI’s boundaries, staying within them, or to think beyond them to address grand challenges.

HCI International 2011
Orlando, Florida, USA, from 2011-07-09 to 2011-07-14 Springer Home page

HCI International 2011 will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA. HCI and the affiliated Conferences are held under one management and one Registration.

Participating in HCI is always an opportunity to contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of HCI.

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials. Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the last three days of the Conference. Some of the thematic areas on which the Conference focuses are, but not limited to: Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, Human Interface and the Management of Information, Online Communities and Social Computing, Augmented Cognition

Orlando is located near the geographic center of Florida. Its year-round mild weather has made the city a popular vacation and business travel destination. The city annually hosts thousands of events, trade shows and other business-oriented gatherings.

6 Nordic Conference. Human-Computer Interaction
Reykjavik, Iceland, from 2010-10-16 to 2010-10-20 ACM Home page

NordiCHI will be held for the first time in Reykjavik in 2010, after being held previously in Stockholm (2000), Århus (2002), Tampere (2004), Oslo (2006) and Lund (2008)

Understanding boundaries is an integral part of human computer interaction. It is a part of understanding how people behave and what they value , of designing technologies, of learning how people express their needs, intentions and feelings, of designing HCI technologies and of evaluating them.

Selecting Extending boundaries as the theme of NordiCHI 2010, the organizers want to encourage contributors and participants to consider HCI’s boundaries , staying within them, or to think beyond them to address grand challenges.

NordiCHI is a meeting place for people from a broad range of traditions and communities, concerned with humans in a world empowered by computer technologies .

Conference topics include but are not limited to: Adaptive and adaptable systems, Affective interaction, Brain-computer interfaces, End-user development, Group and organization interfaces, Human values, Information visualization and presentation, Usability studies, ...

International Conference on Intelligent Interfaces
Palo Alto, California. USA, from 2011-02-13 to 2011-02-16 ACM Home page

Bill Hefley organized in 1993 the First International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces, which took place in Orlando, Florida. The event, sponsored by ACM, attracted a nascent group of researchers whose work clearly defined the field as a novel and promising intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction.

Angel Puerta and Ernest Edmonds led an effort to create a permanent leading forum for research into intelligent user interfaces.

The result was the first IUI conference in 1997 defined as a yearly event and conceived from the start as a highly selective program focusing on the quality of research, and on the value of the contribution of each accepted paper.

Over the years, the IUI conferences have established the significance and breadth of the field, and have built a valuable reference body that inspires new research every day across the globe

IUI 2011 is the annual meeting of the intelligent interfaces community and serves as the principal international forum for reporting outstanding research and development on intelligent user interfaces.

IUI is where the community of people interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) meets the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.

IUI will present contributions from related fields, such as psychology, cognitive science, computer graphics, the arts, etc. Unlike traditional AI, IUI focus is not so much to make the computer smart all by itself, but to make the interaction between computers and people smarter. Unlike traditional HCI, IUI considers solutions that involve large amounts of knowledge and emerging technologies such as natural language understanding, brain computer interfaces or gesture recognition.

Human Factors in Computing Systems
Vancouver, Canada, from 2011-05-07 to 2011-05-12 ACM Home page

CHI (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) is the premier international conference in the field of human-computer interaction. CHI 2011 focuses on leveraging our diversity and connecting people, cultures, technologies, experiences, and ideas.

CHI 2011 will be held in gorgeous, energetic, sophisticated Vancouver BC, a city renowned for its innovation in sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity.

The field of human-computer interaction is built on the premise of diversity, balance, collaboration and evolution. Its strength lies in seeing problems from multiple viewpoints and in integrating expertise from multiple domains to find solutions as needs change and new technologies emerge.

CHI has identified several major communities of practice: Design, User Experience, Engineering and Management. Each community comprises chairs and committees who are experts in the domain and who have had significant experience working within the greater CHI community, and will have the opportunity to innovate within the conference and influence the program to better satisfy the needs of the community. The contributions to HCI from members of these Core Communities span HCI as a discipline; almost all HCI-oriented work involves the use of methods from each of the Core Communities.

For 2011, CHI adds the concept of Featured Communities. Featured Communities will tend to be more domain-oriented than the cross-cutting Core Communities. The goals of adding Featured Communities to CHI include providing an environment in which community members can incubate and grow the community, and which can enhance the conference with a wider variety of contributions, participants, and innovation in how content is presented. The Featured Communities at CHI 2011 include: Health, Games and Entertainment, Sustainability, Child-computer Interaction. The set of Featured Communities at CHI may change from year to year. Your ideas about how we can leverage this concept of Featured Communities more effectively through the conference both to benefit your community and to advance the success and effectiveness of CHI 2011 are definitely welcome!

HCI International Conference
Las Vegas, USA, from 2013-07-21 to 2013-07-26 Springer Home page

HCI International 2013 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. HCI and the affiliated Conferences are held under one management and one Registration.

Participating in the HCI International Conference companies have the opportunity to exhibit their products and services to an international audience of about 2,000 researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. HCI International, taking place every two years in a different part of the world each time, is held jointly with its affiliated conferences under one management and one registration

The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Universal Access, Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics, Virtual and Mixed Reality, Internationalization, Design and Global Development, Online Communities, Social Computing, Augmented Cognition, Digital Human Modeling, Human Centered Design, and Design, User Experience and Usability. This is accomplished through various modes of communication, such as plenary presentations, parallel sessions, poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions, etc

Information Retrieval

JCDL-2007
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , from 2007-06-17 to 2007-06-23 School of Information and Library Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Home page

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.

JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing

Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

JCDL 2006
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, from 2006-06-11 to 2006-06-15 School of Information and Library Science - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Home page

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.

JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries," including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing

Conferencia sobre Descubrimiento de Conocimiento
Paris, France, from 2011-10-26 to 2011-10-29 INSTICC Home page

KDIR is part of IC3K, the International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management.

The primary focus of KDIR is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval

Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining , i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data.

Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. This has proven to be a promising approach for enhancing the intelligence of software systems and services. The ongoing rapid growth of online data due to the Internet and the widespread use of large databases have created an important need for knowledge discovery methodologies.

The challenge of extracting knowledge from data draws upon research in a large number of disciplines including statistics, databases, pattern recognition, machine learning, data visualization, optimization, and high-performance computing, to deliver advanced business intelligence and web discovery solutions.

Information retrieval (IR) is concerned with gathering relevant information from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of information retrieval enables the reduction of what has been called "information overload".

Information retrieval can be combined with knowledge discovery to create software tools that empower users of decision support systems to better understand and use the knowledge underlying large data sets.

Information Visualisation

IV05
London, England, from 2005-07-06 to 2005-07-08 GraphicsLink Home page

IV05 is the most important conference on Information Visualisation in Europe

IV05 is a transversal conference that aims to focus on the interdisciplinary methods and affiliated research done among various science disciplines, medicine, engineering, media and commerce.

This three day event will focus on the research and development conjured up to meet the roaring demand of today’s "Information Transfer" through the medium of computing, accentuating the linkage that shapes academia and industry with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.

IV06
Londres, Gran Bretaña, from 2006-07-05 to 2006-07-07 GraphicsLink Home page

The International Conference on Information Visualization aims to focus on the interdisciplinary methods and affiliated research done among various science disciplines, medicine, engineering, media and commerce. This event focuses on the research and developments conjured up to meet the roaring demand of today’s "Information Transfer" through the medium of computing, accentuating on the linkage that shapes academia and industry with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.

The theme and scope involved in this year conference include among others:

  • Information Visualisation Theory & Practice, where a number of invited speakers and tutorial sessions will review current state-of-the-art developments and outline future directions.
  • Design and Aesthetics in Visualisation. Design practice referred to as the use of Visualisation as a component of Design processes and methods. Aesthetics referred to as the role of aesthetics in acceptance, cognition, and use of Visualisation tools.
  • Semantic Web Visualisation. This is currently the most evolving area of the Internet development. This second-Generation Web is based not on HTML but on XML and related technologies, such as RDF, Topic Maps, Ontologies, Namespaces, and others. The 'Semantic Web' is "a vision: the idea of data on the Web defined and linked in a way that it can be used by machines for automation, integration and reuse".
  • Visualisation and data mining. Visual data mining research seeks to enhance the knowledge discovery process through the use of graphical representations of data mining results and processes and through the combination of visual and computational approaches to data exploration. By leveraging human perceptions of the visual space, patterns that might not otherwise be discovered will be identified through the use of visual data mining techniques.
  • Knowledge and Argument Visualization. Knowledge Visualization aims to improve the transfer of knowledge by using computer and non-computer-based visualization methods. While information visualization (IV) concentrates on the use of computer-supported tools to get new insights, knowledge visualization (KV) focuses on the transfer of insights.
  • Spatial/Geographic Data Visualisation. This symposium will address issues, methods, research, as well as current technologies in the area of spatial data visualization. The arena of spatial data visualization includes, but isn’t limited to static and dynamic maps, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS, and Remote Sensing.
  • Education and Industrial Prospective. Once research conclusions are made, too often the application of the findings are not further applied to specific industrial problems. Thus partnerships between industry and education provide bi-lateral relationships that provide unique insights into the application of theoretical research to applied business and industry problems. Within the realm of information visualization, such partnerships can lead to vital improvements in existing methodologies as well as far reaching implications for the public at large. This symposium will provide a forum within which the important aspects of these joint ventures may be expounded.
  • Co-operative Design Visualisation. A number of invited speakers and tutorial sessions will review current state-of-the-art developments and outline future directions.
  • International Symposium on Applications of Graph Theory. The area of graph theory can be traced back as far as Leonhard Euler's paper discussing Konigsberg and its bridges, Solutio problematis ad geometriam situs pertinentis, in 1736. Since then graphs have been widely used to represent data and relationships. Some of the more recent applications of graph theory include representations of the World Wide Web - files being represented by vertices and links as (directed) edges
  • Human-Computer Interaction for Information Visualization. This symposium aims to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability issues within the broader scope of information visualization.
  • Web Visualization. The World-wide Web has evolved rapidly and is the largest information repository in the world. Visualization can be utilized for effective navigation and information retrieval from the Web. Visualization techniques are also useful for analysis of the usage as well as the evolution of the WWW.

IEEE InfoVis 06
Baltimore, MA, USA, from 2006-10-29 to 2006-11-03 IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee Home page

InfoVis is the primary meeting in the field of information visualization, and is held on October 29th through 31st, in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2006 (Vis06) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the week of October 29th through November 3rd, 2006. Papers, posters, videos, and artistic works are solicited. Also contest entries for InfoVis 2006, the twelfth annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization.

Computer-based information visualization, or "infovis", centers around helping people explore or explain data through systems that include static or interactive visual representations. The central design challenge in infovis is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that is not inherently spatial. There are many possible visual encodings, only a fraction of which are helpful for a given task. We draw on the intellectual history of several traditions, including computer graphics, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, semiotics, graphic design, statistical graphics, cartography, and art. The synthesis of relevant ideas from these fields is critical for keeping pace with the torrents of data that confront us all.

Submissions dates of papers are :

  • abstracts due on March 21st, 2006 and papers due on March 31st, 2006;
  • interactive posters and videos : June 30th, 2006 deadline,
  • and InfoVis contest entries : August 11th, 2006 deadline.
  • Deadline for the new art exhibit component for the symposium : June 30th, 2006.
"Visualizing Network Dynamics" competition
Nueva York, from 2007-05-20 to 2007-05-25 National Science Foundation Home page

We are driven by and are an integral part of many interconnected, dynamically changing networks. Our neurons fire, cells are signaling to each other, our organs work in concert. The attack of a cancer cell might impact all of these networks and it will also impact our social and behavioral networks if we become conscious of the attack. Our species has evolved as part of diverse ecological, biological, social, and other networks over thousands of years. As part of a complex food web, we learned how to find prey and to avoid predators. We have created advanced socio-technical environments in the shape of cities, water and power systems, street and airline systems, etc. In 1969, people started to interlink computers leading to the largest and most widely used networked infrastructure in existence today: The Internet.

We are in desperate need to measure, model, manage, and understand the structure and function of large networked physical and information systems. Network science is an emerging, highly interdisciplinary research area that aims to develop theoretical and practical approaches and techniques to increase our understanding of natural and man made networks.

Often, the complex structure of networks is influenced by system dependent local constraints on the node interconnectivity. Node characteristics may vary over time and there might be many different types of nodes. The links between nodes might be directed or undirected, and might have weights and/or additional properties that might change over time. Many natural systems never reach a steady state and non-equilibrium models need to be applied to characterize their behavior.

The visualization of networks plays an important role in the sense making of analytical results but also for the communication of results within and across disciplinary boundaries but also to the general public. While the visualization of static networks is supported by diverse commercial and research tools, the visualization of dynamic networks is an open research problem. However, almost all real world networks are dynamically evolving over time in response to their usage. Hence it is important to develop approaches and tools to communicate the changing structure of networks, activity patterns over networks and the interplay of structural evolution and network usage.

The "Visualizing Network Dynamics" competition will be held as an integral part of NetSci07. The competition will invite researchers, practitioners, and educators from such diverse disciplines as anthropology, sociology, history, social psychology, political science, human geography, biology, economics, communications science but also art and design to submit the best-of visualizations of evolving networks, activity patterns over networks or combinations of the two. Competition applications will comprise large resolution static images or video footage together with a detailed explanation of datasets used, analysis or modeling techniques applied, and visualization design.

The competition aims to harvest the best examples of meaningful (as opposed to purely artistic) network dynamics visualizations, to raise the bar for the documentation and communication of the process applied to generate those visualizations, and to sensitize people to the importance of visualization for formal and informal education and the communication of science in general.

APVIS 2006
Tokyo, Japan , from 2006-02-01 to 2006-02-03 Research Organization of Information and Systems. National Institute of Informatics. Japón. Home page

Information visualization is an indispensable tool in the information and knowledge driven society that has already started. It helps to tackle the increasing size and complexity of data in a wide range of applications. Examples of application domains include capital markets, data mining, software development, communication, logistics, social networks, knowledge management and bioinformatics. The discipline includes elements of many fields, including human-computer interaction, computer graphics, cognitive psychology, statistics, graphic design, algorithms, virtual and augmented reality, and software engineering.

The Asia Pacific Symposium on Information Visualization provides an opportunity for the community of researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to share the progress that has been made toward the fulfillment of this promise with colleagues from other parts of the world The topics include, among others: Display and interaction devices, Visual models, languages, and representations, Algorithms for visualization and graph drawing , Interaction techniques and animation, Visual interfaces, systems and environments for human activities

APVIS-2007
Sydney, Australia, from 2007-02-05 to 2007-02-07 IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) Home page

Visualisation has become an increasingly active research field. Information Visualization is an indispensable tool in the information and knowledge driven society that has already started. It helps to tackle the increasing size and complexity of data in a wide range of applications. Examples of application domains include capital markets, data mining, software development, communication, logistics, social networks, knowledge management and bioinformatics. The discipline includes elements of many fields, including human-computer interaction, computer graphics, cognitive psychology, statistics, graphic design, algorithms, virtual and augmented reality, and software engineering.

APVIS2007 is the sixth annual international symposium to be held in the Asia-Pacific region on Information Visualization and provides an opportunity for the community of researchers in the region to share the progress that has been made toward the fulfillment of this promise with colleagues from other parts of the world The topics include, among others: Display and interaction devices, Visual models, languages, and representations, Algorithms for visualization and graph drawing , Interaction techniques and animation, Visual interfaces, systems and environments for human activities

The scope of previous APVIS meetings was limited to graph drawing and information visualisation. From this year, APVIS has been expanded to include scientific visualisation.

CMV 2007
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-02 to 2007-07-02 IEEE Computer Science Society Home page

5th International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization

The goal of this conference is to bring together top visualization practitioners in order to discuss recent progress and future opportunities in the investigation of coordinated and multiple view techniques and their application to exploratory visualization and visual analytics.

Information visualization research has produced a diverse assortment of highly interactive visual environments. Coordinated and multiple view visualization tools enable users to generate hypotheses and test scenarios by exploring and analyzing multi-dimensional information spaces visually.

Multiple views help users conceptualize information from different perspectives simultaneously. Coordination allows users to investigate information by expressing questions in the form of rapid, tightly-coupled interactions within and between multiple views.

Visualization Summit 2007
Zurich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-03 to 2007-07-03 IEEE Computer Society Home page

In 10 workshops, 100 visualization researchers will define ten new research goals.

At the first international Visualization Summit researchers,innovative thinkers and practitioners from around the world will discuss and define ten new research goals in the emerging Visualization Science.

In each of the ten parallel workshops the respective leaders will discuss and elaborate with their peers one research goal that can be achieved by 2010. The research goal needs to be new, achievable, and must have highest relevance to science, business, and society.

Each of the ten new research goals will be presented and critically assessed by the others before lunch. The following day, the findings will be exhibited and presented at the International Conference for Information Visualization (IV07), which will take place at the same location.

Information Visualization in Biomedical Informatics
Zurich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-02 to 2007-07-06 IEEE Computer Society Home page

Information Visualisation has a very wide scope of application in an increasingly information and knowledge driven society. It also uses techniques, concepts and theories from a wide range of disciplines.

The Information Visualization in Biomedical Informatics is part of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation that will take place in Zurich (SWITZERLAND) from 2nd to 6th July/2007

Items that will be discussed in the symposium come from the area of information visualization applied to biomedical and biomolecular data, including genomic and proteomic data. One of the great challenges is the presentation of and interaction with large and complex data sets. The need for integrated methods and creative strategies has provided an opportunity for novel solutions. In the symposium new techniques, old techniques applied in novel ways, new methods, interesting applications and in-depth surveys will be presented.

Knowledge Domain Visualization (KDViz)
Zurich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-02 to 2007-07-06 IEEE Computer Society Home page

Knowledge Domain Visualization (KDViz) aims to advance our understanding of the structure and dynamics of a knowledge domain and augment our ability to identify and analyze a knowledge domain in a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. KDViz emphasizes the role of visual analytics, information visualization, exploratory data analysis, information retrieval, information science, and text mining and other enabling techniques.

The 6th Symposium on Knowledge Domain Visualization is part of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation that will take place in Zurich (SWITZERLAND) from 2nd to 6th July/2007

International Symposium on KDViz aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines to address theories, methodologies, techniques, applications, evaluations and case studies in relation to KDViz. The symposium also aims to promote the cross-disciplinary awareness between disciplines such as information visualization and information science. For the purpose of this symposium, a knowledge domain is broadly defined as a dynamic, evolving intellectual structure of a given subject matter. Knowledge domain visualization aims to reveal the dynamics of a knowledge domain by utilizing a wide variety of techniques involving visual thinking, visual discovery, visual exploration, and visual analysis.

11th International Conference on Information Visualisation
Zurich, Switzerland, from 2007-07-02 to 2007-07-06 IEEE Computer Society Home page

The International Conference on Information Visualization provides an interdisciplinary forum with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.

Information Visualisation has a very wide scope of application in an increasingly information and knowledge driven society. It also uses techniques, concepts and theories from a wide range of disciplines. For such reasons, the structure of this event maps many symposiums that change dynamically from year to year.

Workshop on Taking CiteSpace to Science: new applications to visualization programming
Madrid, Spain, from 2007-06-28 to 2007-06-28 International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics Home page

The Workshop on Taking CiteSpace to Science, will take place in Madrid on June 28th in conjunction with the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics

The visualization freeware CiteSpace was developed by Chaomei Chen at Drexel University, US. Originally it was meant as an instrument for analyzing paradigmatic shifts in scientific specialties. In several articles Chen has shown the abilities of the program, but one of the weaknesses is the definition of a scientific field. The Conference invite papers that discuss different approaches to this important problem.

The strengths of the CiteSpace program are evident, but there might be areas of application that have not been discussed on a scientific basis. This workshop at the Madrid ISSI conference invites full or research-in-progress papers in order to discuss central features and new applications of the CiteSpace program.

A main topic of the workshop is the continuous development of strategies for detecting and tracking research fronts and the evolution of a speciality. Especially, in ways of implementing the CiteSpace program for new questions. E.g. can CiteSpace be of any use for research group analysis? Can CiteSpace be applied to questions about funding policy for National Research Councils? Should CiteSpace be used for performance analysis?

13th IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2007
Sacramento, CA, USA, from 2007-10-28 to 2007-10-30 IEEE Computer Society Home page

Vis 2007 and InfoVis 2007 are the premier forums for data and information visualization advances for academia, government, and industry. These events bring together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in tools, techniques, and technology.

The conferences will include an exciting and informative collection of workshops, tutorials, papers, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions. Participants will share their research, insights, experience, and enthusiasm in Sacramento, California, from October 28 through November 1, 2007.

Workshop BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information Visualization
Florencia, Italia, from 2008-04-05 to 2008-04-05 ACM Home page

The purpose of information visualization is to provide users with accurate visual representations of data and natural interaction tools to support discovery and sense making. These activities are often exploratory in nature and can take place over days, weeks or months and rarely follow a predefined or linear workflow.

While the overall use of information visualizations is accelerating, the growth of techniques for the evaluation of these systems has been slow. To understand these complex behaviors, evaluation efforts should be targeted at the component level, the system level, and the work environment level. The commonly used evaluation metrics such as task time completion and number of errors appear insufficient to quantify the quality of an information visualization system; thus the name of the workshop: "beyond time and errors ..."

BELIV’08 aims at gathering researchers in the field to continue the exploration of novel evaluation methods, and to structure the knowledge on evaluation in information visualization around a schema, where researchers can easily identify unsolved problems and research gaps.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Evaluation in the visualization lifecycle, Utility characterization, Quality metrics, Synthetic data set generation, ...

Information Visualisation Doctoral Research Workshop
London, England, from 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-08 Ebad Banissi Home page

We have secured funding in order to provide PhD students with this opportunity FREE OF CHARGE.

PhD students:

  • All doctoral students (in the area) are welcome!
  • This is an opportunity for you to present your research at any stage of your PhD
  • You will benefit from feedback on your work and methodology from a combined industry & research panel.

What to do next?

  • To present at the WORKSHOP, send us a one-page summary of your research work, together with the name and affiliation of your supervisor, to the IV08 Secretariat IV08@graphicslink.co.uk as soon as possible, but no later than, 30th May 2008.

Scope of this WORKSHOP includes, but is not limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Information Visualisation - Visual Analytics - Knowledge and Argument Visualization - Biomedical Informatics - Knowledge Domain Visualisation - GeoAnalytics
  • Open Source Intelligence and Web Mining - Visual Data Mining - Visualization in Software Engineering - Process Visualisation- Co-operative Design Visualisation
  • Human-Computer Interaction - Semantic Web Visualisation - Digital Art - Mixed and Virtual Reality - Multimedia and E-learning - Digital Entertainment

More details

  • Event is organized as two sessions with up to four PhD students per session
  • Presenters will be required to present an outline of their PhD research to date and findings relevant to the time elapsed
  • Refreshments will be provided and there will be no charge – this is a complimentary event!
  • Places are limited, so if you wish to attend, please let us know asap.
  • Please refer to the poster for full details.
  • For further information, please contact Liz Stuart ( lstuart@plymouth.ac.uk ) or the IV08 Conference Chair, Ebad Banissi ( banisse@lsbu.ac.uk )

12th International Conference on Information Visualisation
London, UK, from 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-11 IEEE Computer Society Home page

Information Visualisation Society (IVS) is the international organization that aims at providing a foundation for integrating the human, technological and strategic aspects of information visualisation with the means of promoting international exchange, cooperation and development.

Within the scope, in the 12th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV08) will take place a doctoral research workshop which will provide the opportunity to PhD students to present their work, receive feedback and to meet other researchers working in visualisation area. The focus of this workshop will be on the pros and cons of various information visualisation ideas and solutions and its potential impact on both the research community and the industry in general.

All doctoral students involved in information visualisation research area are welcome to attend. The event is organised in two sessions with up to four PhD students per session. Presenters, which are PhD students at various stages of their PhD, will give an outline of their PhD research in order to benefit from feedback about their work and methodology from a combined industry & research panel.

Collaborative Information Visualization on Interactive Surfaces
Sanibel Island, Florida , from 2009-02-08 to 2009-02-08 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Home page

The amount and complexity of data we collect has drastically increased in the last number of years. As a result, a whole team of analysts is often required to make informed decisions in information-rich environments.

Teams often gather formally or informally to discuss and analyze data in face-to-face meetings in order to effectively evaluate and interpret information. As such, the design of collaborative interfaces for data analysis and visual analytics is an emerging area in intelligent user interfaces.

Interactive tabletops and display walls lend themselves especially well to co-located collaboration. The design of collaborative systems that offer computational support for these types of analysis scenarios, however, poses new challenges for tool designers, including: design of information visualization or visual analytics interfaces and environments for co-located collaborative work; design of visual representations for co-located collaborative work the use of interactive tabletop and wall displays to visualize and interact with information; social components in collaborative visualization environments; aspects of cognition in multi-user information visualization environments; collaborative visualization applications, ...

The workshop is intended to be a platform to exchange information and experiences, to stimulate discussion, and to identify novel aspects and ideas to the topics above. During this workshop, we would like to identify a number of open problems that need further investigation and identify priorities to target research in this direction.

We would like to put an emphasis on the following two (interrelated) questions: What are the existing challenges inherent in designing interfaces for visualizing, exploring, and analyzing data in a collaborative fashion? What unique challenges exist in building visualization systems for collaborative environments?

IV09
Barcelona, Spain, from 2009-07-14 to 2009-07-17 GraphicsLink Home page

IV09 is on of the most important conferences on Information Visualisation in Europe

This year, thanks to the intervention of InfoVis.net and hosted by the University Pompeu Fabra, it will take place in Barcelona, in the very active Information Technologies district 22@Barcelona, in constant creative development.

IV09 is a transversal conference that aims to focus on the interdisciplinary methods and affiliated research done among various science disciplines, medicine, engineering, media and commerce.

This three day event, plus one of tutorials will focus on the research and development conjured up to meet the roaring demand of today’s "Information Transfer" through the medium of computing, accentuating the linkage that shapes academia and industry with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.

VisWeek 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from 2010-10-24 to 2010-10-29 IEEE Home page

VisWeek 2010 is the premier forum for data and information visualization advances for academia, government, and industry. This event brings together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in tools, techniques, and technology.

Three Forums will be held together under the scope of VisWeek 2010: IEEE Visualization, IEEE Information Visualization, and IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology

Salt Lake City offers attendees the amenities of a large metro city while also providing the opportunity for numerous recreational activities in the surrounding area.

14th Intl. Conf. Information Visualisation
London, UK, from 2010-07-26 to 2010-07-29 GraphicsLink Home page

Information Visualisation Society (IVS) is an international organization providing a foundation for integrating the human, technological and strategic aspects of information visualisation with the means of promoting international exchange, cooperation and development

The International Conference on Information Visualization provides an interdisciplinary forum with the goal of stimulating views and where researchers and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information Visualisation.

Information Visualisation has a very wide scope of application in an increasingly information and knowledge driven society. It also uses techniques, concepts and theories from a wide range of disciplines. For such reasons, the structure of this event maps many symposiums that change dynamically from year to year.

Issues of IVS include, but are not limited, to: theory of Information Visualisation, Social media analytics, Knowledge Domain Visualisation, Cultural Heritage Knowledge Visualisation, ...

Conference on Information Visualization
Angers, France, from 2010-05-17 to 2010-05-21 Springer Home page

IVAPP is part of VISIGRAPP - The International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications Registration to IVAPP allows free access to both VISAPP, IMAGAPP and GRAPP conferences.

The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference is structured along four main tracks: Image Formation and Processing, Image Analysis, Image Understanding and Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision.

The Conference covers different aspects related to Computer Graphics, from Mathematical Foundations of Interactive Visual Analysis, to Hardware for Visualization, aspects of Data Acquisition and Information Processing and Security & Privacy. In the Conference papers will be presented describing original work in any of the four main areas. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also prograqmmed. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial will also be present.

Workshop on Visual Analytics in Health Care
Salt Lake City, UT, USA, from 2010-10-24 to 2010-10-24 IEEE Home page

Huge amounts of money and time are being spent around the world on modernizing the health care ecosystem to improve outcomes and reduce cost. One of the critical hypotheses behind many of these efforts is that data, collected as longitudinal electronic health records (EHRs), will provide an insight into a patient’s condition and therefore enable the user to make more intelligent medical decisions. This data-driven vision promises to improve care in facilities ranging from emergency rooms to general practitioner offices.

However, these goals are hampered by many fundamental challenges: overwhelming amounts of data, siloed information repositories with non-standard semi-structured and multi-modal data streams, time-limited practitioners with great domain knowledge but often little statistical training, and large semantic gaps between the raw data that is collected and the information needs of people who are delivering care or conducting effectiveness studies.

Solutions to these challenges will require multi-disciplinary visual analytics solutions that combine efforts across several intersecting research communities : data mining, visualization and visual analytics, medicine, and medical informatics.

The goal of this workshop is to gather together leading researchers from each of these communities. The aim of the workshop is to review ongoing research in these fields and identify the biggest challenges that must be resolved at the intersection of these communities to make a significant impact on the practice of health care

The Workshop on Visual Analytics in Health Care is a one day (full day) workshop that is part of IEEE VisWeek 2010. The workshop and all other VisWeek activities will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA from October 24-29, 2010.

Postgrado Visualización de Información 2012
Barcelona, from 2012-10-19 to 2012-05-31 IdEC Home page

The Infovis diagram, as a summary of the course

After the success recorded in the first edition of the post graduate course on Information Visualization IDEC (Continuous Education Institute) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, has opened the second edition of the course elaborated  by Prof. Juan Carlos Dürsteler, Founder of InfoVis.net with the collaboration of a set of 17 professors, experts in the different topics constituting the course.

In this second edition the practical, hands-on, part will be reinforced and a new topic related to Qualitative and Conceptual Visualization will be added.

It is addressed to all those professions where the conversion of information into knowledge is a relevant matter. It's intended to acquire mastery in the use of visualization to analyze both small and large, multidimensional datasets.

The Program of the post graduate course provides the theoretical concepts and the practical, hands-on activities, along with the necessary tools to convert raw data into information and from this to build graphical visualizations in the most effective way to ease the understanding of the patterns  underlying in data (knowledge discovery) and / or the effective transmission  of an existing knowledge to our audience taking maximum advantage of the cognitive and symbolic features of our brain.

The contents of the course are organized according the diagram of the process that takes place in the creation of an Information Visualization. See The Infovis Diagram.

As you can see in the illustration from data we build information, information is converted into graphic visualizations and, finally, these end up in understanding of the pattern by the receiver that, in turn, can interact with the different stages to fine tune his/her inquiry around the data.

Consequently, the course is divided in four main knowledge modules:

  • Introduction: Definition and scope of the discipline and the course itself.
     
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    Data -> Information: All the knowledge needed to convert data into information susceptible to be visualized.
     
  • Information -> Visualization: The knowledge and techniques that enable us to convert the information gathered and structured in the previous stage into effective visualizations.
     
  • Visualization -> Understanding: Elements of cognitive psychology and neurosciences that allow you to understand how and why visualizations can be made more effective and how proceeds the interpretation of graphics and  the building of knowledge in the brain, thus gaining insight
Finally the postgraduate course materializes into a Project: Every student will create a project about the creation of a specific, non trivial, visualization of information supported by the knowledge and the activities performed during the course.

During the course different techniques for creating visualizations are studied and applied, going from traditional bar charts up to the most advanced ones as parallel cooordinates, treemaps, radial trees, cartograms or intelligent legends.

The course imparted in Barcelona mostly in Spanish.

For much more complete information please look at the web page of the course (in english)

A moment of a practical session 0f the course

Some examples of visualizations

Miscellaneous

Internet Global Congress
Barcelona, España, from 2006-05-29 to 2006-06-02 Fundació Barcelona Digital Home page

The IGC, the leading Innovation and Knowledge in the Digital Society congress in Spain is organised by the Fundació Barcelona Digital. A congress comprising of a set of conferences aimed at companies that use new technologies, supply companies and technicians, and centres and institutions concerned with the development and implementation of the ICT in the Information Society. It includes innovation and knowledge, experiences and the most advanced services and products. It is the space where companies and technicians find solutions for optimizing their resouces and take advantage of the new technologies.

Objectives of this Conference are: Contribute to the development of the ICT and Digital Industry as an economic driving force; Promote corporate interest in the incorporation of the ICT; Increase attendance of the Demand Companies; Disseminate and promote the use of the ICT in Civil Society generally. During the five days about 400 talks will take place grouping on different issues. Like in previous editions, keynote speakers and prominent experts will talk about the most recent advances in the tutorials.

The Village is the exhibition area where the delegates discover the latest new products and services relating to the Internet and the new technologies, and reflecting the contents of the conferences.

Right from the start, in 1999, the IGC exclusively revolved around its papers and sessions. A milestone came with the new products added in 2003: the IGC became a congress and consolidated its position as one of the major events on the sector’s calendar. The novelties at that V Congress included the IGC Village, which involved creating new spaces to provide a wider service for the delegates – with an exhibition area for new products and concepts. The IGC Awards for Digital Innovation were held for the first time and were warmly welcomed by the sector, a fact which was reflected by the 56 entries.

Network Science Workshop and Conference
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, from 2006-05-16 to 2006-05-25 National Science Foundation Home page

The event will be held over a two week period at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, during May 2006.

The first week, the Workshop, will feature tutorials by 15 invited researchers from statistics, mathematics, physics, and the social and behavioral, and information sciences. It aims to present and support experimental, theoretical and applied network research by educating the research community on standard network data, tools, and powerful computational resources.

The Conference comprises of invited talks by social and behavioral scientists, information scientists, biologists, statistical physicists, mathematicians and statisticians. The primary objective of the Workshop/Conference is to facilitate interaction between the many different disciplines interested in and utilizing network science.

Among the organizers are well known experts of the field like Albert-László Barabási of the University of Notre Dame and Katy Börner of the Indiana University

SAC 2007
Seoul, Korea, from 2007-03-11 to 2007-03-15 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Home page

Over the past 21 years, SAC has been an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their findings and research results in the areas of computer applications and technology.

SAC 2007 is the 22nd Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2007). It is primarily sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) and is hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul and The Suwon University in Gyeonggi-do.

The SAC 2007 Technical Program offers a wide range of tracks covering major areas of computer applications. Highly qualified referees with strong expertise and special interest in their respective research areas carefully reviewed the submitted papers.

As part of the Technical Program, this year the Tutorial Program offers several half-day tutorials that were carefully selected from numerous proposals.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: Data modeling, Digital libraries, Distance Education, Interactive television, MultiMedia data Analysis, MultiMedia data Mining, MultiMedia Databases, Video Conferencing, Browsing and Navigation methods, Human-Computer Interaction, Modeling and Analysis, Multi-dimensional Information Visualization, Virtual Reality, Visual Languages and Software, Visualization and Knowledge Discovery, Visualization Environments, Visualization of Algorithms, Visualization of complex information, Web data Visualization

Web Based Communities 2007
Salamanca, Spain, from 2007-02-18 to 2007-02-20 iadis, International Association for Development of the Information Society Home page

The mission of this conference is to publish and integrate scientific results and act catalytically to the fast developing culture of web communities.

The conference invites original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies on WWW in particular the emerging role of so-called WWW-Based Communities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The history, architecture and future of virtual communities
  • Group processes and self-organization
  • Cyborgs, teleworking, telemedicine, art games and learning communities
  • Expanding markets through virtual communities
  • Virtual communities for people with special needs

International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
Madeira, Portugal, from 2008-01-28 to 2008-01-31 Springer Home page

The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies is to bring together researchers and practitioners, including engineers, biologists, health professionals and computer scientists, interested in both theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine.

BIOSTEC is made up of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas

IEEE VisWeek 2008
Columbus, OH, USA, from 2008-10-19 to 2008-10-24 IEEE Computer Society Home page

VisWeek 2008 is the premier forum for data and information visualization advances for academia, government, and industry. The conferences and symposium will include an exciting and informative collection of workshops, tutorials, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions. Three Forums will be held together under the scope of VisWeek 2008:

  • IEEE Visualization 2008 (IEEE Vis), brings together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in tools, techniques, and technology. The year 2008 marks the holding of the 19th conference of IEEE Visualization and will celebrate the maturing of an established discipline. Application papers should present the contribution of visualization techniques toward the understanding of application-specific data.
  • Information Visualization Conference 2008 (IEEE InfoVis08): A key challenge in information visualization is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that is not inherently spatial and accompanying the mapping by interaction techniques that allow people to intuitively explore the dataset. Information visualization draws on the intellectual history of several traditions, including computer graphics, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, semiotics, graphic design, statistical graphics, cartography, and art. The synthesis of relevant ideas from these fields with new methodologies and techniques made possible by interactive computation are critical for helping people keep pace with the torrents of data confronting them.
  • IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), founded in 2006, is the first international symposium dedicated to advances in Visual Analytics Science and Technology. The scope of the symposium, includes both fundamental research contributions within visual analytics as well as applications of visual analytics, including applications in science, security and investigative analysis, engineering, medicine, health, media, business, and social interaction.

  • Symposium on Collaborative Technologies
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA, from 2009-05-18 to 2009-05-22 ATM Home page

    The International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems will be held on May 18-22, 2009 at the Westin Baltimore Washington International Airport Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaborative enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact. Researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all CTS disciplines and specialties will take part in this event.

    The symposium will include invited presentations from experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in collaborative technologies, collaborative systems and all related issues.

    Topics include all aspects related to the following areas: Collaboration Infrastructure, Tools and Technologies, Human Systems and Collaboration, Collaboration Work and Processes and Collaboration Applications and Domains.

    31st Conference for Computer Graphic
    Norrköping, Sweden, from 2010-05-04 to 2010-05-07 Linköping University Home page

    Eurographics 2010 will be the 31st annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics. The conference will take place in the City of Norrköping in Sweden, home to the Linköping University's (LiU) Campus Norrköping, who will be organizing the conference.

    The main conference will be held from the 4th to the 7th of May with tutorials and co-located events being held on the 2nd and 3rd of May. The list is not yet finalized but will include: the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV), the IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume and Point-Based Graphics (VG), the Eurographics Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR) and Visual Forum 2010 (VF2010).

    The Eurographics Annual Conference is a leading international event devoted to computer graphics and all related visual and interactive domains.

    Geospatial Visual Analytics: Focus on Time
    Guimarães, Portugal, from 2010-05-11 to 2010-05-11 International Cartographic Association Home page

    The workshop is a follow-up of the successful workshops on Visualization, Analytics and Spatial Decision Support at the GIScience’2006 conference, Geovisualization of Dynamics, Movement and Change at AGILE'2008, and GeoSpatial Visual Analytics at GIScience'2008.

    The theme for the workshop and this special issue of International Journal of Geographical Information Science is the use of GeoVisual Analytics approaches for exploring and analysing large data sets with both spatial and temporal components.

    In the Workshop original and innovative papers in this area will be presented, including papers detailing tight integration of visualization, data mining, database processing, optimization and other computational processing. The workshop provides participants with the possibility to present ongoing and developing work.

    Information Quality in eHealth
    Graz, Austria, from 2011-11-25 to 2011-11-26 Springer Home page

    The conference will focus on the hypothesis that modern information management can bridge the hiatus theoreticus, the gap between scientific and theoretical knowledge in medicine on one hand and its application within medical practice on the other hand.

    In their daily routines, medical practitioners are confronted with individuals who exhibit variations in the expressions of diseases with respect to etiology, symptoms, the course of the disease as well as psycho-social aspects, requiring the tailoring of scientific knowledge to personalize practicable diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions. Crucial to this process is the usability of information, extracting maximum potential for the highest quality outcome.

    The conference will address, among others, the following items: Information Accessibility; Clinical Routine, Pathways and Workflows; Decision Making Support; Health Services; Medical Education; Privacy, Safety and Security; Visualization ...

    SOUTH-CHI 2013
    Maribor, Slovenia, from 2013-06-27 to 2013-06-28 ACM Home page

    The USAB Conference series was born in 2005 at Vienna University of Technology, where it took place as the “First USABility Symposium” with Ben Shneiderman as the first keynote speaker.

    Thanks to the support of ACM Slovenia and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FERI) of the University of Maribor, these series have been transferred from the previous USAB conference into SouthCHI Conference.

    Due to the fact that NordiCHI is taking place in the even years (2012 in Copenhagen), SouthCHI will take place in the odd years. And will start 2013 in Maribor (Slovenia) – just 40 miles south of Graz

    This conference will cover ALL aspects and issues of Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering

    Usability

    Usability Day V
    Dornbirn, Austria, from 2007-05-11 to 2007-05-11 Fachhochschule Vorarlberg Home page

    Computer animation is becoming more and more important in Praxis and Science. Along with the knownfields of Entertainment and Advertising, it is finding new applications in Education and scientific research.

    The 'Usability Day V' faces the following questions : How can Computer animation be designed and configured in order to better encourage applied and scientific transfer of information? How must data and properties of products be more effective and easier communicated using computer animation ? Which role must virtual characters play in interactive and secuential Visualization ? Which properties have to be controlled on products and which psychological and technical requirements or limitations have to be taken into account for coherency ?

    3rd Usability Symposium of the WG HCI&UE of the Austrian Computer Society
    Graz, Austria, from 2007-11-22 to 2007-11-22 Springer Home page

    Today, in Medicine and Health Care, computers can found everywhere. Medical Information Systems and Decision Support Systems are extremely sophisticated and technological performance increases exponentially. However, human cognitive evolution does not advance at the same speed. Consequently, the focus on interaction and communication between human and computer is of increasing importance in Medicine & Health Care, since the daily actions of medical doctors are the central concern and must be supported by surrounding technology, in particular with new & emerging technologies.

    Within this environment of steadily increasing High-Tech Medicine; Information, Knowledge Management and Medical Information Systems, as well as their potential effectiveness in the modern Health Service, is of increasing interest.

    Traditionally, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) bridges Psychology and Informatics, while Usability Engineering (UE), as an engineering discipline, is firmly anchored in software technology and guarantees a solid technological implementation. Together, HCI&UE provide the emerging potential to assist the daily workflows in the realm of medicine and health care. Innovation and new developments often take place just at the junction of two or more disciplines.

    The 3rd Usability Symposium of the Austrian HCI&UE Group in Graz (Austria) promotes closer collaboration between engineers, researchers and medical professionals. Mission Statement of this Symposium: Together Today, combining Data, Information and Knowledge, to support the work of the Medical Professionals of tomorrow!

    Usability Day VI : "Seniorengerechte Schnittstellen zur Technik"
    Dornbirn, Austria, from 2008-05-16 to 2008-05-16 Fachhohschule Voralberg, University of Applied Sciences Home page

    It could happened that elderly people should not be able to benefit of new technologies, if not only their function, but also their usability are not properly optimized for this group.

    This year's uDay asks how the user-friendliness of hard- and software for the elderly could be optimized, in order to facilitate their access to Information and Assitive Technologies

    HCI4EDU
    Graz, Austria, from 2008-11-20 to 2008-11-21 Springer Home page

    4th Usability Symposium of the WG HCI&UE of the Austrian Computer Society, "Usability & Human-Computer Interaction for Education and Work" (HCI4EDU)

    Today in education computers can be found everywhere; they are both ubiquitous and pervasive. Systems supporting educational or work scenarios are extremely sophisticated and technological performance increases exponentially. However, human cognitive evolution does not advance at the same speed. Consequently, the focus on interaction and communication between human and computer is of increasing importance in education and work.

    Information systems are a central component of modern knowledge-based education and work. However, Information technology must make Knowledge Management possible and support all teaching and working staff in their daily actions.

    Traditionally, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) bridges Psychology and Informatics, while Usability Engineering (UE) is firmly anchored in software technology and guarantees a solid technological implementation. Together, HCI&UE provide the emerging potential to assist the daily work flows in the realm of education and work. Innovation and new developments often take place just at the junction of two or more disciplines.

    In future, as traditional computers disappear into an increasingly pervasive and ubiquitous background, we will be increasingly challenged in the direction of Human Information Presentation & Interaction (HIPI). The 4th Usability Symposium of the Austrian HCI&UE Group in Graz (Austria) promotes closer collaboration between engineers, researchers and teaching professionals.

    Topics about Education and Work include but are not limited to: Usability and New Research Methodologies, Usability of Educational Systems, Human Aspects of Future Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction for Aviation, Semantic Usability in Education, Real-Life Usability Testing, Cognitive Task Analysis, ...

    6 Symposium of WG HCI&UE
    Carinthia, Austria, from 2010-09-02 to 2010-09-03 Austrian Computer Society Home page

    Today in education computers can be found everywhere; they are both ubiquitous and pervasive.

    Information systems are a central component of modern knowledge-based education and work. However, Information technology must make Knowledge Management possible and support all teaching and working staff in their daily actions.

    Traditionally, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) bridges Psychology and Informatics, while Usability Engineering (UE) is firmly anchored in software technology and guarantees a solid technological implementation. Together, HCI&UE provide the emerging potential to assist the daily work flows in the realm of education and work. Innovation and new developments often take place just at the junction of two or more disciplines.

    The 6th Usability Symposium of the Austrian HCI&UE Group in Graz (Austria) promotes closer collaboration between engineers, researchers and teaching professionals. In the present edition the HCI goes countryside. The Symposium will take place in the region of Carinthia, in the southern part of Austria. It is a country with beautiful lakes and excellent winter sport resorts.

    Visual Analytics

    VAKD 2010 - Workshop Visual Analytics
    Sidney, Australia, from 2010-12-13 to 2010-12-13 IEEE Home page

    VAKD will be held in conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

    Visual Analytics is a relatively new multidisciplinary field that combines various research areas including knowledge discovery, data analysis, visualization, human-computer interaction, data management, geo-spatial and temporal data processing and statistics.

    The goal of Visual Analytics is to derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous, and often conflicting data; detect the expected and discover the unexpected; provide timely, defensible, and understandable assessments; and communicate the assessment effectively for action.

    Researchers and practitioners attending VAKD will find a forum where they can present and discuss the newest both mature and greenhouse ideas, research and developments in visual analytics and supporting disciplines, and to identify the short- and long-term research directions in the field and preferences of the potential end users.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Visual analytics process models; Complexity, efficiency and scalability of visual analytics techniques; Cognitive aspects of information visualization in data mining; Interactivity in visual analytics; Visual languages in visual analytics; Metrics and evaluation methods for visual analytics; Methods for visualising semantic content; Perceptual and cognitive factors visual analytics; ...

    Visualization Data Analysis
    San Francisco, CA, USA, from 2011-01-23 to 2011-01-27 SPIE Home page

    The term "data visualization" was found in the literature in the early 90's . Since then, it has gradually evolved into a broad area of research and development.

    The VDA 2011 conference covers all research and development and application aspects of data visualization and, more recently, visual analytics. Since the first VDA conference was held in 1994, the annual event has grown steadily into a major venue for visualization researchers and practitioners from around the world to present their work and share their experience every year.

    Topics addressed in the Conference include, but are not limited to: Internet imaging, medical imaging, image processing; Biomedical visualization and applications; Analysis techniques and data mining; Databases and visualization; Virtual environments and data visualization; ...

    The average paper acceptance rate of the recent VDA conferences was about 50%.

    Theory and Applications of Visual Analytics
    Graz, Austria, from 2011-11-07 to 2011-11-07 VisMaster Home page

    Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by interactive visual techniques. It integrates techniques from visualization and computer graphics, statistics and mathematics, data management and knowledge representation, data analysis and machine learning and cognitive and perceptual sciences. Real-world applications in areas like business intelligence, media analysis or protection of intellectual property rights require efficient access and analysis of massive, heterogeneous, dynamic knowledge repositories which frequently contain ambiguous or conflicting evidence. Visual Analytics advocates a promising combination of automatic analysis and human pattern recognition abilities and domain knowledge to address this challenge.

    TAVA’11 addresses theoretical advances and practical applications of Visual Analytics. This is the sixth event in a series of special tracks on visualization topics organized in conjunction with the annual I- KNOW conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies. Former events included the KIV (Knowledge and Information Visualisation) special tracks since I-KNOW ’03 and the KVD (Knowledge Visualisation and Discovery) special tracks since I-KNOW ’06. The focus of TAVA ’11 on Visual Analytics reflects the increasing scientific importance and the growing practical relevance of this exciting new discipline.

    Visual Language

    International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
    San Francisco, USA, from 2007-09-06 to 2007-09-08 Journal of Visual Languages & Computing Home page

    Visual computing involves theory, methods and application of enhancing the visual space, along with human interaction, within the field of computing. One may visualize unstructured data, simple information structures, and more complicated structures such as automata, programs, and databases.

    Moreover, visual computing is a field that involves representation of artifacts and their behaviors or executions. Thus, it is possible to visualize heaps, their execution or entire programs in which the heap plays an algorithmic role. The ways in which the human interacts with the heap through pure visualization, touch, or sound becomes a relevant issue. The concept of transformation is integral to visual computing, where it is often convenient to transform one type of object into another sometimes for a specific group or individual.

    Aspects of visual computing are multi-facetted in goals that are to be achieved during information or language design. The following represents a short list of qualities that are of importance to the study within visual computing: efficiency, aesthetics, pleasure, emotion, engagement, immersion, collaboration, and culture. Aspects of art, engineering, and science play key roles where certain practitioners focus on design and engineering of visual interactions whereas others analyze and study these interactions (i.e., science).

    The International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing will explore these issues, and will be held in conjunction with the 2007 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems to be held in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. 6-8 September 2007.

    Visualisation

    Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA 2006)
    San Jose, California, USA, from 2006-01-15 to 2006-01-19 Indiana University Home page

    This conference covers all aspects of visualization and issues affecting successful visualizations. The conference has grown rapidly over the years and has attracted participants from throughout the world.

    Example topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Analysis Techniques and Data Mining
    • Biomedical Visualization and Applications
    • Data Exploration Using Classical and Novel approaches
    • Databases and Visualization
    • High Performance Computing and Parallel Rendering
    • Information and Scientific Visualization
    • Interaction Paradigms and Human Factors
    • Internet Imaging, Medical Imaging, Image Processing
    • Internet, Web, and Security Visualizations
    • Perceptual Issues covering Visual and Auditorial Representations of Data
    • Tools and Applications Exemplified by Case Studies
    • Virtual Environments and Data Visualization
    • Visual Data Mining
    • Volume and Flow Visualization

    EUROVIS 2006
    Lisboa, Portugal, from 2006-05-08 to 2006-05-10 Home page

    EuroVis 2006 is the eighth annual visualization symposium (formerly known as 'VisSym'), jointly organised by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

    In this symposium new research results and practical applications of visualization are discussed. Topics discussed in the Conference include, among others: Theoretical foundations of visualization, Usability & human factors in visualization, Visual knowledge discovery & visual analytics, Visual Data Mining, Information visualization, Software visualization, Large data visualization, Time-varying data, Visualization systems, Parallel visualization & graphics clusters, Visualization over the internet, Mobile & ubiquitous visualization, ...

    Application also will be discussed in the fields of: Physical sciences and engineering; Earth, space and environmental science; Bioinformatics, life sciences, medical research and practice; Business, finance, and data mining.

    Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA 2007)
    San José, California, from 2007-01-28 to 2007-02-01 Indiana University Home page

    This conference covers all aspects of visualization and issues affecting successful visualizations. The conference has grown rapidly over the years and has attracted participants from throughout the world.

    Example topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Analysis Techniques and Data Mining
    • Biomedical Visualization and Applications
    • Data Exploration Using Classical and Novel approaches
    • Databases and Visualization
    • High Performance Computing and Parallel Rendering
    • Information and Scientific Visualization
    • Interaction Paradigms and Human Factors
    • Internet Imaging, Medical Imaging, Image Processing
    • Internet, Web, and Security Visualizations
    • Perceptual Issues covering Visual and Auditorial Representations of Data
    • Tools and Applications Exemplified by Case Studies
    • Virtual Environments and Data Visualization
    • Visual Data Mining
    • Volume and Flow Visualization

    CDVE 2007
    Shanghai, China, from 2007-09-16 to 2007-09-20 Lectures Notes in Computer Science Home page

    CDVE2007 is a continuation of a series of CDVE conferences. The conferences have been a unique meeting point for researchers, developers, practitioners in the field of cooperative design, cooperative visualization, cooperative engineering and other cooperative applications. The theme of this year’s conference is the advanced techniques for CDVE. The conference addresses theoretical and practical problems of design, visualization, engineering and other applications where multiple locations, multiple users, or multiple machines are involved.

    To support a higher level cooperation, more reliable, faster response, more secure, more user friendly, and wider accessible systems have to be developed. It is a strong pushing force for deeper study of basic theories, basic methods to support the development.

    A cooperative, multi-disciplinary effort is forming to attack the problems raised in higher level cooperation. CDVE2007 invites you to join such an effort. We welcome contributions from all aspects of cooperative applications particularly for cooperative design, visualization and engineering.

    Submission of paper abstracts ends on Feb. 15, 2007. The Conference Chair will be Professor Yuhua Luo, University of Balearic Islands, Spain

    Euler Diagrams 05
    Paris, France, from 2005-09-29 to 2005-09-30 INRIA, INA Home page

    The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and users working with Euler diagrams. This is the second workshop in this field. The first one was held at the University of Brighton (see http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/events/conf/2004/euler/)

    A significant amount of time will be devoted to structured discussions about the current state of the art in Euler diagrams research and to debate future research directions.

    The workshop will be  held at the Centre Pierre Sabbagh, one of the INA's Parisian buildings. It will happen just before the "White Night" event of Paris (throughout the White Night museums, libraries, monuments, places of worship, tourist sites, cinemas, parks and gardens, hospitals, swimming pools and universities in Paris stay open all night to the public for a cultural night of discovery).

    The workshop is hosted by a joint collaboration between the VIE team of INA  and the IMEDIA project of  INRIA Rocquencourt

    Third High End Visualization Workshop
    Tyrol, Austria, from 2006-04-25 to 2006-04-28 Universidad de Innsbruck Home page

    With the increasing establishment of computational sciences as a new emerging field filling the gap between experimental and theoretical physics, the importance of scientific visualization for interpretation and study of numerical data is without question.

    But even beyond use in a purely scientific context, the potential and demand for purposes of public outreach is high. We intend to discuss the issues as to why scientists might be interested in visualizations that do not directly advance their own science, but serve to bring their field out of the ivory tower to the general public.

    Is this overhead worth the effort or should a scientist rather stay on his own very focus? What are the demands from journalists and educationalists? What about the science in visualization itself? Would the public even appreciate scientifically correct visualizations or rather accept anything which looks "cool"? What resources can we find to transform and enhance scientific content into a pedagogically appropriate presentation?

    We intend to discuss these provocative questions in an informal, inspiring atmosphere. This workshop is inter-disciplinary by nature, and as every year we also encourage contributions that are outside the focus topic.

    CDVE 2006
    Mallorca, España, from 2006-09-17 to 2006-09-20 Universidad de las Islas Baleares Home page

    Organized by University of Balearic Islands (Spain), The International Information visualization Society and the Special Interest Group on Cooperative Design and Visualization (SigCDV), IV Society in cooperation with the experts group "GI GRIBS" of the German Informatics Society GI e.V. Germany, the Third International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE) will be a unique meeting point for multi-disciplinary experts and practicers to exchange their experience in cooperative design, visualization and engineering.

    Items that will be discussed include, among others:

    • Basic theories, methods and technologies that support CDVE Distributed systems, grid applications, real time systems and pervasive computing, System architectures, Collaborative and multimode working environment, collaborative decision making, Human machine interaction for CDVE,
    • Cooperative design (CD) Multiple user, multiple location collaborative design applications, Concurrent design, collaborative editing, real time user interactions,
    • Cooperative visualization (CV) Multiple user, multiple location visualization, concurrent visualization, Multi-resolution and other efficient computer graphics, visualization algorithms, Computer games, networked games, simulation visualization for multiple users
    • Cooperative engineering (CE) Collaborative process planning, scheduling, control, conformance testing and interoperability checking, cooperative decision making. Human interfaces, frameworks, reference models, architectures, tools and systems for Cooperative Engineering, Integration and interoperability, intelligent infrastructures and automated methods for integrating systems, multi-level integration, enterprise integration, Product, process modelling, meta-modelling and heterogeneous inter-model harmonization, standards for Cooperative Engineering

    VAST 2006
    Baltimore, MA, USA, from 2006-10-31 to 2006-11-02 IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee Home page

    Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by the highly interactive visual interface. People use visual analytics tools and techniques to synthesize information; derive insight from massive, dynamic, and often conflicting data; detect the expected and discover the unexpected; provide timely, defensible, and understandable assessments; and communicate assessments effectively for action. The issues stimulating this body of research provide a grand challenge in science: turning information overload into the opportunity of the decade.

    Visual analytics requires interdisciplinary science beyond traditional scientific and information visualization to include statistics, mathematics, knowledge representation, management and discovery technologies, cognitive and perceptual sciences, decision sciences, and more.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

    • Visual representations and interaction techniques including the principles for depicting information, new visual paradigms, statistical graphics, geospatial visualizations, the science of interaction, and approaches for generating visual analytic visualization and interactions,
    • Data management and knowledge representation including scalable data representations for high volume and stream data, statistical and semantic signatures, and synthesis of information from diverse data sources,
    • Analytical reasoning including the human analytic discourse, knowledge discovery methods, perception and cognition, and collaborative visual analytics,
    • Presentation, production, and dissimilation methods including methods and tools for capturing the analytics process, and story telling for specific and varying audiences, and
    • Evaluation methods, security & privacy, interoperability, and technology practice & experience, as far as they contribute to the science of visual analytics.

    Eurovis 2007
    Norrköping, Suecia, from 2007-05-23 to 2007-05-25 Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Home page

    The excitement about scientific visualization has spread to information visualization, and variations such as network visualization. These multiple forms enable domain experts to make discoveries, but the design principles that make for successful creativity support tools need elaboration. When is 3D good or bad? When is animation helpful or distracting? What degree of user control is most effective?

    EuroVis 2007 is the ninth annual visualization symposium (formerly known as 'VisSym'), jointly organised by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

    In this symposium new research results and practical applications of visualization are discussed. Topics discussed in the Conference include, among others: Theoretical foundations of visualization, Usability & human factors in visualization, Visual knowledge discovery & visual analytics, Visual Data Mining, Information visualization, Software visualization, Large data visualization, Time-varying data, Visualization systems, Parallel visualization & graphics clusters, Visualization over the internet, Mobile & ubiquitous visualization, ...

    Application also will be discussed in the fields of: Physical sciences and engineering; Earth, space and environmental science; Bioinformatics, life sciences, medical research and practice; Business, finance, and data mining.

    SimVis 2007
    Magdeburg, from 2007-03-08 to 2007-03-09 Faculty of Computer Science . Otto - von - Guericke - University Magdeburg Home page

    The Conference "Simulation and Visualization" 2007 (Simulation und Visualisierung) is open to everyone with an interest in the fields of simulation, modelling and visualization (SimVis). The goal of this conference is the presentation of new research and innovative applications.

    In addition SimVis provides a meeting place for simulation and visualization practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines and in the industrial, governmental, military, and academic sectors.

    The conference program is organized in sections that reflect the current state of the SimVis field as well as the mix of interests and professional orientations of conference attendees. Lines along which the SimVis 2007 will be organized are (among others) : Visualization Techniques for Discrete Simulation, Distributed Simulation, Interoperabilty of Simulations, Simulation in Manufacturing and Logistics, Traffic Simulation, Information Visualization and Visual Data Mining, Visualization Algorithms, Usability and Human Factors in Visualization, Visualization in Medicine

    7th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 2007-08-29 to 2007-08-31 International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Home page

    The 7th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2007) will establish an international medium for the exchange of new ideas and practical experience between researchers and practitioners working in the fields of imaging, image processing, and visualization. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas, as well as their applications.

    VIIP 2007 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

    • Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2007)
    • Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2007)
    • Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2007)
    • Communication Systems and Networks (CSN 2007

    Topics will include, but are not limited to: Rendering, Modelling, Animation, Image Processing and Analysis, Computer Vision, Visualization and HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces)

    Workshop on Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine And Pharmacology
    Amsterdam, Nederlands, from 2007-07-08 to 2007-07-08 International Medical Informatics Association Home page

    IDAMAP-2007, a workshop on intelligent data analysis in biomedicine and pharmacology, will be held at the Rode Head, Amsterdam, Netherlands, in conjunction with the 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 07).

    The IDAMAP workshop series is devoted to computational methods for data analysis in medicine, biology and pharmacology that present results of analysis in the form communicable to domain experts and that somehow exploit knowledge of the problem domain. Such knowledge may be available at different stages of the data-analysis and model-building process. Typical methods include data visualization, data exploration, machine learning, and data mining. This year's IDAMAP will pay specific, although not exclusive, attention to classification and feature selection methods.

    Gathering in an informal setting, workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics in an atmosphere which fosters the active exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners. The workshop is intended to be a genuinely interactive event and not a mini-conference, thus ample time will be allotted for general discussion.

    IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2007
    Sacramento, CA, USA, from 2007-10-29 to 2007-10-29 IEEE Computer Society Home page

    IEEE VAST, founded in 2006, is an international symposium dedicated to advances in visual analytics science and technology. It is co-located with the annual IEEE Visualization Conference and the IEEE InfoVis Conference and will take place in Sacramento, California, October 30 to November 1, 2007.

    Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by highly interactive visual interfaces. People use visual analytics tools and techniques to synthesize information into knowledge; derive insight from massive, dynamic, and often conflicting data; detect the expected and discover the unexpected; provide timely, defensible, and understandable assessments; and communicate assessments effectively for action. The issues stimulating this body of research provide a great challenge in science: turning information overload into opportunity.

    Visual analytics requires interdisciplinary science, going beyond traditional scientific and information visualization to include statistics, mathematics, knowledge representation, management and discovery technologies, cognitive and perceptual sciences, decision sciences, and more.

    2008 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
    Kyoto, Japón, from 2008-03-05 to 2008-03-07 IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) Home page

    Visualization has become an increasingly active area of research due to its usefulness in a wide range of applications.

    PacificVis 2008 is the first IEEE VGTC sponsored international visualization symposium in the Asia-Pacific region, with the objective of fostering a greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and, in particular, to draw more researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research. The former name of PacificVis was APVIS (Asian-Pacific Symposium on Information Visualization).

    This new venue has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization, and a sponsorship to allow us to achieve a more wide-spread impact. Contributions will be shown on original and unpublished research and practical applications in all areas of visualization

    Visualization in the World Symposium
    Charlotte, NC, USA, from 2008-04-24 to 2008-04-25 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Home page

    On April 24th and 25th, 2008, the Charlotte Visualization Center (VisCenter) will host the "Visualization in the World" Symposium. This will be an event of national importance with leading visionaries in the field of visualization. This year’s symposium stretches well beyond the focus of our seminal grand opening symposium, mounted in May 2006, indicating how both the field of visualization and the VisCenter have grown.

    “Visualization in the World" expresses the expanding ability of our field to address visualization embedded in the life, work, and culture of our times, either through science, art, the humanities, business, social life, or other means. The symposium will address not only visualization and its uses but also the environment within which it is embedded; and how the current or potential interactions across domains in this milieu are of interest.

    The symposium will be an event for presenting and sharing ideas in such a way that the ideas are accessible to a diverse, thoughtful (and participating) audience. To make this occur, there will be time for discussion, panels, and hands-on demonstrations in addition to the invited talks.

    Special Session on Visualization and Collaboration
    Irvine, California, USA, from 2008-05-19 to 2008-05-23 ACM, IEEE, and IFIP Home page

    The International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems will be held May 19-23, 2008 in Irvine, California, USA. The symposium is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaborative enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, and their impact. Participation is extended to researchers, designers, educators and interested parties in all CTS disciplines and specialties

    The symposium will include presentations from experts from academia, industry, and government which will describe original work on the current state of research in collaborative technologies, collaborative systems and all related issues.

    Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 2008-05-26 to 2008-05-28 IEEE CS Home page

    EuroVis 2008 is the tenth annual visualization symposium (formerly known as 'VisSym'), jointly organised by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

    EuroVis 2008 will for the first time publish papers which are accepted to the symposium after a two-stage review process in an issue of Computer Graphics Forum, the International Journal of the Eurographics Association

    In this symposium new research results and practical applications of visualization are discussed. Topics discussed in the Conference include, among others: Theoretical foundations of visualization, Usability & human factors in visualization, Information visualization, Software visualization, Large data visualization, Time-varying Visualization, ...

    Application also will be discussed in the fields of: Physical sciences and engineering; Earth, space and environmental science; Bioinformatics, life sciences, medical research and practice; Business and finance.

    6th International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization
    London, UK, from 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-08 IEEE Computer Society Home page

    Information Visualisation has a very wide scope of application in an increasingly information and knowledge driven society. It also uses techniques, concepts and theories from a wide range of disciplines. For such reasons, the structure of this event is mapped by many symposiums that change dynamically from year to year.

    Fields which will be worked on in the Conference: Formal and conceptual models; Illustrative applications and case studies; In-depth reviews, surveys, and case studies; Novel architectures, toolkits, and systems; Targeted or comparative evaluations.

    The 8th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 2008-09-01 to 2008-09-03 IASTED Home page

    The IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2008) establishes an international medium for the exchange of new ideas and practical experience between researchers and practitioners working in the fields of imaging, image processing, and visualization.

    It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas, as well as their applications. All papers submitted to this conference will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

    VIIP 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on: Communication Systems and Networks (CSN 2008), and Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2008)

    5th International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security
    Boston, MA, USA, from 2008-09-15 to 2008-09-15 Springer LNCS Home page

    The 5th International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security will provide a forum for new research in visualization for computer security. This year's meeting will be held in conjunction with the 11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection. The VizSec Workshop will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, September 15, 2008.

    As a result of previous VizSec workshops, both existing visualization techniques to security problems and the development of novel security visualization approaches, have been used in some applications. VizSec research has focused on helping human analysts to detect anomalies and patterns, particularly in computer network defense. Other communities, led by researchers from the RAID Symposia, have researched automated methods for detecting anomalies and malicious activity.

    The theme for this year's workshop, which will be held in conjunction with RAID 2008, will be on bridging the gap between visualization and automation, such as leveraging the power of visualization to create rules for intrusion detection and defense systems.

    ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
    Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, from 2008-09-16 to 2008-09-17 ACM Home page

    Software visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of software, including its structure, its abstract and concrete execution, and its evolution.

    The ACM Symposium on Software Visualization, now at its fourth edition, is the forum where researchers from different backgrounds (HCI, software engineering, programming languages, visualization, and computer science education) present original research on software visualization.

    Under study are both theoretical as well as practical papers on applications, techniques, tools, case studies, and empirical studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Visualization of algorithms, Visualization in software engineering, Visualization-based software in computer science and software engineering education, 3D software visualization, Software visualization on the internet, ...

    5th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
    Herrsching, Germany, from 2008-09-19 to 2008-09-21 Springer Home page

    Diagrams is an international and interdisciplinary conference series on the theory and application of diagrams in any scientific field of enquiry.

    From early human history, diagrams have been pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity. These developments have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations, which is driven by several different scientific disciplines concerned with cognition, computation and communication.

    For the first time Diagrams will be co-located, running in conjunction with the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing and the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization. This co-location will provide a week-long forum, called Visual Week, which will encompass a broad range of topics related to visual and diagrammatic representations including, for example, formal, empirical and cognitive perspectives.

    Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization
    Berlin, Germany, from 2009-06-10 to 2009-06-12 Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Home page

    EuroVis 2009 is the 11th annual Visualization Symposium jointly organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

    In this symposium new research results and practical applications of visualization will be discussed. Topics discussed in the Conference include, among others: Visualization Taxonomies and Models, Spatial Data in Visualization, Non-Spatial Data, Visualization Techniques, Visual Analytics, Visual Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Large Data Visualization, Hardware for Visualization, ...

    4 International Symposium on Visual Computing
    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 2008-12-01 to 2008-12-03 Springer Home page

    The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the broader area of visual computing.

    ISCV seeks papers describing contributions to the state of the art and state of the practice in the broad field of visual computing. In particular, ISVC is structured around four central areas of visual computing: (1) computer vision, (2) computer graphics, (3) virtual reality, and (4) visualization.

    ISVC08 is the fourth in the series of symposia following three successful meetings in 2005, 2006 and 2007. It will consist of invited and contributed presentations dealing with all aspects of visual computing. In addition to the main symposium, the symposium will include several keynote presentations, special tracks, and a poster session.

    Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis 2009
    San Jose, California, USA, from 2009-01-18 to 2009-01-22 Indiana University Home page

    This conference covers all aspects of visualization and issues affecting successful visualizations. The conference has grown rapidly over the years and has attracted participants from all over the world. Submissions are peer reviewed with an acceptance rate of ~50% making the quality of the conference and its publications extremely high.

    The papers from this conference will be published in a bound Proceeding available from SPIE. Example topics include, but are not limited to: Internet imaging, medical imaging, image processing, Biomedical visualization and applications; Internet, web, and security visualizations; Analysis techniques and data mining; Databases and visualization; Virtual environments and data visualization; Interaction paradigms and human factors; ...

    IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2009
    Beijing, China, from 2009-04-20 to 2009-04-23 IEEE VGTC Home page

    The Pacific Visualization Symposium 2009 will take place in Beijing, China.

    PacificVis is an IEEE VGTC sponsored international visualization symposium held in the Asian-Pacific region, with the objective to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers in the Asian-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research.

    Papers will present original and unpublished research and practical applications in all areas of visualization including, but not limited to: Flow visualization, Graph drawing, Information visualization, Large data visualization, Parallel visualization, Perception in visualization, Software visualization, Visual analytics, Visualization applications, Visual-based knowledge discovery, Visual data mining ...

    All regular submissions will undergo a rigorous review by the International Program Committee and papers accepted to PacificVis will appear in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE VGTC.

    Workshop on Visual Analytics
    Paris, France, from 2009-06-28 to 2009-06-28 ACM Home page

    The goal of Visual Analytics is to derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous, and often conflicting data; detect the expected and discover the unexpected; provide timely, defensible, and understandable assessments; and communicate the assessment effectively for action.

    The goal of this workshop is to raise the awareness of the KDD community for the importance of Visual Analytics and bring together researcher from the underlying fields to bridge the gap between them—to write a KDD research roadmap on Visual Analytics.

    VDA 2010 Conference on Visualization
    San Jose, CA, USA, from 2010-01-18 to 2010-01-21 SPIE Publications Home page

    This conference covers all aspects of visualization and issues affecting successful visualizations. Over the years the conference has attracted participants from all over the world. Submissions are peer reviewed making the quality of the conference and its publications high.

    VDA is part of the IS&T/SPIE 21st Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2010, the best global audience for imaging systems, instrumentation, 3D, and image processing

    Topics included in the Conference are, but not limited to: Internet imaging, medical imaging, image processing, Biomedical visualization and applications; Internet, web, and security visualizations; Analysis techniques and data mining; Databases and visualization; Virtual environments and data visualization; Interaction paradigms and human factors; ...

    3rd IEEE Pacific Visualization
    Taipei, Taiwan, from 2010-03-02 to 2010-03-05 IEEE Home page

    The 3rd IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2010 or Pacific Vis 2010) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from March 2nd to 5th, 2010. Taipei is a splendid mixture of tradition and modernity. Taipei is also a center of politics, commerce, finance, fashion and culture of Taiwan.

    Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines.

    PacificVis is an IEEE sponsored international visualization symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region, with the objective to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research. The former name of PacificVis was APVIS (Asia-Pacific Symposium on Information Visualization).

    This new venue has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization, and a sponsorship to allow us to achieve a more wide-spread impact

    Software Visualization SoftVis 2010
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from 2010-10-25 to 2010-10-26 ACM Home page

    Software visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of software, including its structure, its abstract and concrete execution, and its evolution.

    The ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis), now in its fifth edition, is the forum for researchers from different backgrounds (HCI, software engineering, programming languages, visualization, and computer science education) to present original research on software visualization.

    Theoretical as well as practical papers on applications, techniques, tools, case studies, and empirical studies will be presented.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Visualization of algorithm, Program visualization, Visualization of parallel programs, Visualization of workflow and business processes, Visualization of data and processes in applications, Visualization of web services, Visualization of software evolution, ...

    SOFTVIS'10 is part of IEEE VisWeek'10 and shares a single registration.

    Symposium on Visual Computing
    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 2010-11-29 to 2010-12-01 Springer Home page

    The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the broader area of visual computing.

    ISCV seeks papers describing contributions to the state of the art and state of the practice in the broad field of visual computing. In particular, ISVC is structured around four central areas of visual computing : computer vision, computer graphics, virtual reality, and visualization.

    ISVC10 will consist of invited and contributed presentations dealing with all aspects of visual computing. In addition to the main symposium, the symposium will include six keynote presentations, special tracks, and a poster session

    Pacific Visualization 2011
    Hong Kong, from 2011-03-01 to 2011-03-04 IEEE Home page

    The 4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2011 or Pacific Vis 2011) will be held in Hong Kong during March 1 to 4, 2011.

    Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. PacificVis is an IEEE sponsored international visualization symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region, with the objective to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research.

    Visualization Symposium 2011
    Bergen, Norrway, from 2011-05-31 to 2011-06-03 IEEE Home page

    EuroVis 2011 is the 13th annual Visualization Symposium jointly organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

    EuroVis 2011 will be held in Bergen , Norway's second largest city. The University of Bergen is a major part of the city centre. Over the last few years, the University of Bergen has built up a visualization research group (of about 15 researchers) at the Department of Informatics which is related to several other important local research fields such as medicine, geosciences, marine life research, or climatology.

    Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. EuroVis is a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999. The objective is to foster a greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers in Europe to enter this rapidly growing area of research.

    Visualizing Biological Data
    Cambridge-MA, USA, from 2011-03-16 to 2011-03-19 Broad Institute Home page

    As biological data grows rapidly in volume and complexity, biologists rely increasingly on computational visualization to gain insight from data. VIZBI 2011 will bring together researchers developing and using computational tools to visualize data from genomes, proteins, cells, organisms, and populations.

    The VIZBI 2011 workshop will be held March 16-18 at the Broad Institute, Cambridge MA, USA. VIZBI 2011 will be held at the main campus of the Broad Institute in Cambridge MA The workshop will review the state of the art and highlight current and future challenges in visualization across this broad range of biological research areas

    Symposium on Biological Data Visualization
    Providence, RI. USA, from 2011-10-23 to 2011-10-24 IEEE Home page

    The rapidly expanding application of experimental high-throughput and high-resolution methods in biology is creating enormous challenges for the visualization of biological data. To address these challenges, researchers in the visualization and bioinformatics communities need to engage in the design, implementation, application, and evaluation of novel visualization techniques and tools that provide insight into large and highly complex data sets.

    BioVis 2011 - the 1st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization - aims at bringing together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue and to promote the sharing of expertise, between both meeting participants and the communities at large.

    The meeting is intended to educate, inspire, and engage visualization researchers in problems in biological data visualization, as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research.

    Visualisation Theory

    Diagrams 2006
    Stanford University, from 2006-06-28 to 2006-06-30 Stanford University Home page

    "Diagrams" is an international and interdisciplinary conference series on the theory and application of diagrams in any scientific field of enquiry.

    From early human history, diagrams have been pervasive in human communication. The recent rise of multimedia technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought, and problem-solving, a necessity.

    These developments have triggered a new surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations, which is driven by several different scientific disciplines concerned with cognition, computation and communication

    VIEW 2006 Visual Information Expert Workshop
    Paris, France, from 2006-04-24 to 2006-04-25 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Home page

    Nowadays our societies are overloaded by a huge amount of data, and much of it remains underexploited. It is a challenge of our century to propose the best methods to access all the knowledge embedded inside this data. One approach is the use of information visualization methods. A specific 2D approach is the choice of the pixelisation paradigm. The approach adopted by this conference is to state as a postulate that this method is rich and is worth exploring as far as possible.

    This conference is aiming at creating a space of exchange among all scientists working with the "Pixelisation paradigm". This paradigm assimilates an informational entity to a pixel in such a way that the entities considered as a whole can be converted into an image. Firstly, this paradigm was applied to geographical data, the "pixel" being a subregion of a region. More recently the paradigm was applied to data visualisation, assimilating data to a pixel inside a qualitative map. The power of the method lies in its simplicity and in its ability to extract hidden information.

    Both the theoretical and the applied aspects of the paradigm will be addressed during this conference. All sciences are included in the topics, from the most fundamental such as mathematics, to the most applied, e.g. biomedicines.

    Web Design

    Conference Web Information Systems (WEBIST)
    Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, from 2011-05-06 to 2011-05-09 Springer Home page

    The purpose of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems.

    The conference has five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Business and e-Government, Web Intelligence and Web Security.

    WEBIST focuses on real world applications highlighting the benefits of Web Information Systems and Technologies for industry and services, in addition to academic applications. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using web based information systems and technologies, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions will be presented. Original technological and social-oriented work will discussed. Reports and papers presented in the Conference are carefully selected based on quality, relevance and originality.

    Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

    WWW

    Conference on Web Information Systems
    Valencia, Spain, from 2010-04-07 to 2010-04-10 Thomson Reuters Home page

    The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems.

    The conference has four main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and Web Intelligence

    WEBIST 2010 will be held in conjunction with CSEDU 2010 in the mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain.

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