Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics

IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2001
(InfoVis 2001)

October 22-23, 2001
Paradise Point Hotel
San Diego, California


InfoVis 2001 Call for Papers

Introduction | Submission Categories | Submission Instructions | Submission Procedure | Organizers | Important Dates | Previous Proceedings


The IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization is the premier meeting in the emerging field of information visualization.

Information visualization involves the visual presentation of information spaces and structures to facilitate their rapid assimilation and understanding. Typically, carefully designed visual representations are used to portray an abstract information space, and mechanisms are provided for the exploration of and interaction with the information space through the corresponding visual representation.

The seventh IEEE Information Visualization Symposium (InfoVis 2001) will be held in conjunction with IEEE Visualization 2001. Original papers are solicited in all areas of information visualization, including but not limited to the following:

Submission Categories

In response to feedback from past participants, InfoVis 2001 will incorporate two new presentation categories, short papers and interactive posters.

Full Papers

Submission deadline: Mon. 2nd April 2001

Full papers should be at most 8 printed pages. Full papers present previously unpublished, original results. Accepted papers will be included in the symposium proceedings. Papers submitted as full papers may, at the discretion of the program co-chairs, be invited for publication and presentation as short papers.

Short Papers

Submission deadline: Mon. 2nd April 2001

Short papers should be at most 4 printed pages. Short papers are intended for two submission types: a) short case studies of how information visualization has contributed to working applications in real-life environments, and b) short technical notes which, though novel and of interest to the community, do not warrant a full paper submission. Clearly identify the type of your submission by including the prefix "Case Study:" or "Technical Note:" to the title of your short paper. Accepted short papers will be included in the symposium proceedings.

Interactive Posters

New submission deadline: Tue. 26th June 2001

We have extended the submission deadline for the new interactive posters category. This category includes both traditional posters and demos, either live on a laptop or through video. In this new category, we encourage both submissions of original unpublished work and submissions showcasing systems of interest to the information visualization community that have been presented in other venues. We highly encourage demonstrations of interactive systems.

All authors of accepted interactive posters are required to bring a poster to and attend the scheduled poster session. Accepted authors who wish to also show demos of their work are encouraged to also bring a laptop to that session. There will be a limited number of stations for showing videos during that session, depending on demand. Authors who wish to show a live demo but cannot provide their own machine should contact the posters chair in advance of the submission deadline to discuss the logistics. All authors who plan to show live demos or video should clearly indicate this fact in their submissions.

All interactive poster authors must submit a 2 page extended abstract, and those who intend to show demos are highly encouraged to also submit an accompanying video. Clearly identify the type of your submission by including the prefix "Interactive Poster:" in the title of your extended abstract. Extended abstracts of accepted interactive posters will be printed in the LBHT proceedings, and accompanying videos will be included in the electronic and/or video proceedings.

Late Breaking Hot Topics

Submission deadline: Tue. 26th June 2001

Late Breaking Hot Topics (LBHT) have a much later submission deadline and are an opportunity to present exciting new findings, preliminary results, and work in progress. LBHT submissions should be at most 4 printed pages and present original unpublished work. Accepted LBHT papers will be published and distributed at the symposium.

Submission Instructions

Please prepare your submission according to the
IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines.

All submissions to InfoVis 2001 are to be made electronically in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format). If you do not have software to make PDF files, you can obtain shareware software from:

All submissions, regardless of category, should include title, author(s), abstract, keywords, body, and references. Authors are encouraged to include full color illustrations.

Accompanying Video

Submissions to any of the InfoVis 2001 categories may be accompanied by supporting video material, to a maximum length of 5 minutes. Accompanying video will assist in the review process. Video material accompanying accepted submissions will be included in the conference electronic and/or video proceedings. Digital video will be accepted for any submission catefory. NTSC VHS video will be accepted only for the papers category.

Submission Procedure

Full Papers and Short Papers

Submit your full and short papers at the InfoVis Papers submission site:


Enter the submission category: full paper, short paper (case study), or short paper (technical note) when asked for the subject area.

Interactive Posters

Submit your two-page extended abstract at the InfoVis Posters submission site:


The subject area is not used for poster submissions.

Late Breaking Hot Topics

Submit your hot topic at the InfoVis LBHT submission site:


The subject area is not used for LBHT submissions.

Digital Video

First submit your paper or poster. The preferred method to submit accompanying digital video (maximum 5 minutes in length) is:
  1. Place your MPEG or QuickTime clip on a publicly accessible (web or ftp) server of your choice.
  2. Send email to Keith Andrews (kandrews@iicm.edu) containing the following details:
  3. The clip will be retrieved and you will be notified.
Should you not have access to a web or ftp server, please contact Keith Andrews (kandrews@iicm.edu) to make alternative arrangements.

Analog Video

You may instead submit an accompanying video by sending 5 copies of an NTSC VHS videotape, which should arrive the appropriate due date, to:
Pak Chung Wong
Battelle Pacific NW Nat Lab
3320 Q Street
Richland, WA 99352
USA Tel +1-509-372-4764
Fax +1-509-375-3641

Please note that analog video will not be accepted for the Late Breaking Hot Topics or Interactive Poster categories, whereas digital video submissions are encouraged.


General Symposium Chair

Program Co-Chairs

Interactive Posters Chair

Late Breaking Hot Topics Co-Chairs

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Important Dates

Monday 2 April 2001
Full papers and short papers due.

Monday 28 May 2001
Author notification for papers.

Tuesday 26 June 2001
Late Breaking Hot Topics and Interactive Posters due.

Monday 23 July 2001
Author notification for LBHT and posters.

Friday 3 August 2001
Revised papers due.

Friday 7 September 2001
Revised LBHT and poster abstracts due.

Monday 22 October 2001
InfoVis 2001 starts.

Previous Proceedings

The proceedings of previous InfoVis symposia are available in the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library at
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