2012-04-04: CFP: IEEE Computer Special Issue on Cutting-Edge Research in Visualization

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Computer seeks submissions for a May 2013 special issue on cutting-edge research in visualization.

It has been more than 25 years since the National Science Foundation Panel on Graphics, Image Processing, and Workstations published its landmark report, "Visualization in Scientific Computing." Since then, the field of visualization has expanded to encompass scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics, as well as many other subfields.

This special issue will highlight major research challenges in this field. Authors should address a current cutting-edge research topic in visualization with regard to what researchers could or should achieve in the next 5, 10, or 15 years. This involves reflection on how such a research topic has evolved over the past 25 years as well as projections for what might develop and evolve in the future.

The guest editors particularly welcome articles that feature critical evaluation of the state of the art; scenario-based vision statements; insightful analysis of feasibility, major obstacles, expected paradigm shifts, and building blocks drawn from advances in other disciplines; and foresight on road maps and the expected impact on science, technology, and society.

Suggested visualization research topics for submission include but are not limited to

  • cognition in visualization,
  • visualization literacy,
  • visual analytics systems,
  • uncertainty visualization,
  • measuring and evaluating visualization quality,
  • validation and verification in visualization, and
  • emerging challenges, for example, connectome datasets.

Articles should be understandable to a broad audience of computing science and engineering professionals. The writing should be practical and original, avoiding detailed discussions of individual theories, theorems, algorithms, or abstract concepts, and minimizing the use of mathematical notations and technical jargon. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

The guest editors for this special issue are Theresa-Marie Rhyne, independent visualization consultant, and Min Chen, Oxford University.

Paper submissions are are due by 1 October 2012. Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15, September 2012. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 1 October 2012
  • Acceptance notification: 10 December 2012
  • Final papers due: 28 January 2013

by Theresa-Marie Rhyne and Min Chen via ieee_vis