[Infovis] BioVis at Vis 2016 Updated Call for Participation

Jillian Aurisano jillian.aurisano at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 20:36:39 CEST 2016

BioVis 2016

BioVis at IEEE VIS in Baltimore, MD

October 23rd, 2016



*Important Dates:*

Paper submission (one-page IEEE abstract): April 29, 2016

BMC manuscript submission: May 6, 2016

Poster submission: August 26, 2016

Design Contest submission: September 23, 2016

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

BioVis 2016 is the 6th Meeting on Biological Data Visualization, an
interdisciplinary event covering all aspects of visualization in biology. The
meeting brings together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics,
and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and
engaging visualization researchers in problems in biological data
visualization, as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in
state-of-the-art visualization research. It is hosted as a one-day
single-track event at VIS (http://ieeevis.org) and a SIG half-day meeting
at ISMB (https://www.iscb.org/ismb2016).

We invite submissions of original research, poster submissions, as well as
submissions for data visualization and redesign contests. We invite
contributions on all aspects of data visualization in biology, from
molecular to cell, tissue, organism and population biology. Paper and
Contest submissions can only be submitted to the BioVis meeting at VIS.

All accepted abstracts for the conference will be linked on the BioVis
website (http://www.biovis.net). All abstracts accepted into the conference
will be considered for publication, once extended into papers, in the
thematic series on Biological Data Visualization of BMC Bioinformatics
(impact factor 2.6), as part of a two-round review process. We are
currently working with IEEE on confirming the publishing model as described
in this Call for Participation, i.e., an open access publication with BMC
Bioinformatics. Should this model not be realized, the manuscripts will be
indexed under IEEE.

All accepted poster submissions will be made available on the BioVis

Data Analysis and Design Contest entries that are accepted, and deemed to
make a significant contribution to the field, will be invited to submit
full manuscripts for inclusion in the BMC Bioinformatics journal.

*Submission Guidelines:* Authors are required to submit a 1-page abstract
for the conference due Apr 29th, and an extended, full BMC paper due May
6th. Note that due to copyright regulations, the 1-page abstract text must
be completely different from the extended paper text (including the
BMC-style paper abstract.) For the BMC manuscript, please use the templates
provided on the http://biovis.net/2016/ieeevis/  website. When formatting
the IEEE abstract, please use the template provided at:


*Keynote Talk: *

Sheelagh Carpendale

University of Calgary

General chairs


   G. Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

   Jan Aerts, KU Leuven, Belgium

Paper chairs


   Daniel Weiskopf, University of Stuttgart, Germany

   Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Poster chairs


   Michel Westenberg, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

   William Ray, The Ohio State University, USA

Publication chairs


   Alexander Lex, University of Utah, USA

   Florin Chelaru, MIT, USA

Primer & challenges chair


   Eamonn Maguire, CERN, Switzerland

Highlights chair


   Julian Heinrich, CSIRO, Australia

Data contest chairs


   Raghu Machiraju, The Ohio State University, USA

   Cagatay Turkay, City University, London, UK

Design contest chairs


   Ryo Sakai, KU Leuven, Belgium

   Francis Rowland, EBI, UK

Industry and fundraising chair


   Hector Corrado Bravo, University of Maryland, USA

Website chairs


   Tuan Dang, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

   Anamaria Crisan, University of British Columbia, Canada

Publicity chairs


   Jillian Aurisano, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Steering Committee


   Kay Nieselt <http://it.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/>, University of Tuebingen,

   Nils Gehlenborg <http://www.gehlenborg.com/>, Harvard Medical School, USA

   Jessie Kennedy <http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/people/peopleid/41>,
   Edinburgh Napier University, UK

   Jos Roerdink <http://www.cs.rug.nl/~roe/>, University of Groningen, The

   Raghu Machiraju <http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~raghu>, The Ohio State
   University, USA (Chair)

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