[Infovis] Deadline 11/28 - Visual Analytics Special Issue for TVCG

Dr. David S. Ebert ebertd at ecn.purdue.edu
Wed Nov 9 18:55:22 CET 2005

                        CALL FOR PAPERS

    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

          "Visual Analytics" Special Issue in Late 2006

IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics seeks original
manuscripts for a Special Issue on Visual Analytics, scheduled to
appear in late 2006.

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

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.  An important research agenda to develop the next generation
suite of visual analytics technologies is available at
http://nvac.pnl.gov/agenda.stm .

Contributions to the special issue should help develop and/or apply
the science of Visual Analytics, clearly showing an interdisciplinary
approach. Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are
not limited to:

  * Science of analytical reasoning including the human analytic
    discourse, sensemaking methods, perception and cognition, and
    collaborative visual analytics

  * Science of visual representations and interaction techniques
    including the principles for depicting information, the science of
    interaction, new visual paradigms, and novel systems and approaches
    for generating visual analytic visualization and interactions.

  * Data representation and transformations including scalable data
    signatures through statistical and semantic approaches for information
    (text, imagery, video, Web, ), synthesis of diverse information and
    data signatures within a high dimensional information space(s) for
    discovery of relationships, and mixed initiative systems.

  * Methods and tools for capturing the analytics process, producing
    unwrappable information packages, and story telling for specific and
    widely varying audiences.

  * Methods/tools for evaluation, security & privacy, interoperability,
    and technology insertion practice/experience.

Papers for this special issue will be chosen from the submissions
whether they are unpublished results or previously included in
conference publications. Extended versions of previous conference
publications should contain at least 30% new material. Copies of any
previous published work affiliated with the new submission must also
be included as supportive documentation upon submission. Prospective
authors can access our complete submission guidelines by clicking on

Please submit your manuscript using Manuscript Central at
http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/. Please feel free to contact the
Peer Review Supervisor, Suzanne Werner at swerner at computer.org or the
Guest Editors.

Important dates:
   Submission Deadline: 28 Nov 2005
   Completion of Minor Revision Reviews: 8-May-06
   Publication Materials Due: 19-May-06
   Publication: Late 2006 issue

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue
to the Guest Editors:

Jim Thomas
National Visualization and Analytics Center
Jim.thomas at pnl.gov

Daniel Keim
Universitdt Konstanz
keim at inf.uni-konstanz.de

George Robertson
ggr at microsoft.com

Jarke van Wijk
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
vanwijk at win.tue.nl

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