[Infovis] Call for Papers: BELIV 2010 - CHI 2010 Workshop

Heidi Lam heidi.lam at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 17:53:43 CEST 2009

*** Call for Papers ***
*BELIV 2010 - CHI 2010 Workshop*
BEyond time and errors: novel evaLuation methods for Information
A Workshop of the ACM CHI 2010 Conference

April 10-11, 2010 - Altanta, GA, USA



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 2010 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.

This is the third edition of the BELIV workshop series.  Based on feedback
from past workshop participants, BELIV 2010 will be a *2-day workshop* to
provide a more interactive environment where participants can produce a
research agenda to be published online.


Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2009 (5:00pm PDT)
Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2009
Camera ready papers due: Mid-March
Workshop: April 10-11, 2008


To participate to the workshop it is necessary to have a paper accepted and
be registered both to the workshop and the main CHI conference.

Paper Types
We accept 2 types of submissions: position papers or research papers:

* Research papers are longer (4-8 pages) and present new work and
unpublished results. Research papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the
program committee and selected according to their novelty, quality and
relevance. Authors of accepted research papers will have a chance to revise
their papers before they are published in the **ACM digital library**.

* Position papers are short statements (1-2 pages) describing a
participant's relevant experience and ideas that can contribute to the
discussion during the workshop. They will be made available to the workshop
participants only.

To submit a paper create an account and submit the paper to the submission
system at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/BELIV2010/. Please clarify if
you are submitting a position or research paper.

All the submissions should be formatted in the ACM style. Suitable
templates, in LaTeX and Word, can be downloaded from:
www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Submission should be either in
PDF (preferred) or Word formats.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Evaluation in the visualization lifecycle
• Utility characterization
• Evaluation metrics
• Insight characterization
• Synthetic data set generation
• Taxonomies of tasks
• Benchmark development and repositories
• Methodology of longitudinal case studies
• Evaluation of early prototypes
• Evaluation heuristics and guidelines


 Enrico Bertini
University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany

Heidi Lam
Google Inc.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Adam Perer
IBM Haifa Research Lab
Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel
<adamp at il.ibm.com>

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