2021-04-16: CFP: Information+ 2021, Abstract Submission (Deadline: May 15, 2021)

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Interdisciplinary practices in information design & visualization

ONLINE: 27 September - 1 October 2021


Information+ is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners in information design and data visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.

Information+ will be held online between 27th September – 2nd October, 2021 at minimal cost to attendees. Building on the experiences from the previous installments of Information+ 2016 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver and Information+ 2018 at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, we seek to significantly broaden the base of our interdisciplinary community. We are working to design a new kind of online event for the Information+ community; it will not be a typical online conference. We will be posting regular updates about our plans for the format as they develop.

In 2020, Information+ was scheduled to be held in-person at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Due to the risks posed by COVID-19, that event was cancelled. The 2021 online format is intended to enable the safest and most inclusive possible event, given continued uncertainties about the viability of large in-person gatherings.


Information+, an interdisciplinary conference for information design and data visualization, invites proposals from all relevant areas of professional practice, research, and pedagogy.

We welcome submissions on topics, such as but not limited to the following: algorithmic accountability, critical visualization, cultural analytics, data journalism, data studies, digital civics, digital humanities, environmental awareness, health information, historical collections, science communication, and social advocacy. All proposals must feature original work, which has not been presented previously.

Proposals should contain the following elements: a clear research question or design objective; a discussion of related work; an explanation of methods employed or design decisions undertaken; culminating findings, reflections, and contributions. There are two possible formats for proposals, both of which are appropriate for academic and practice-based work: 15-minute paper presentations and 5-minute lightning talks. Please, use EasyChair to submit your proposals by 15 May 2021 (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=info2021#). The paper presentations and lightning talks will be pre-recorded by the authors, with live discussions among presenters and participants during the event between 27th – October 2nd. More information about the live format will be shared after contributions have been accepted.


To foster a diversity of submissions, only one proposal is allowed by each author. In the case of multi-authored submissions, the limit is increased to two proposals per author.

Authors accepted for presentation at the conference will have an opportunity to submit articles for publication in a special issue of an open-access academic journal. Articles will be selected by a peer review process. Submission and selection for the journal will take place after the conference. Previous special issues have been published as open access with the Information Design Journal: IDJ 23.1 (https://doi.org/10.1075/idj.23.1) has articles from the 2016 conference, and IDJ 25:1 (https://doi.org/10.1075/idj.25.1) from the 2018 event.


15-minute paper presentation: Submit a long abstract (1000 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.

5-minute lightning talk: Submit a short abstract (500 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.


  • 15 May 2021 Deadline for submissions
  • 20 July 2021 Notification of acceptance
  • 30 July 2021 Confirmation by authors
  • 27 Sep – 2 Oct 2021 Conference


Each submission will be evaluated by three independent reviewers from the Program Committee. Evaluations will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality: Does the submission explore a novel, unconventional, or understudied approach to representing information?
  • Impact: Is the submission of potential interest to a broader audience, beyond the author’s primary area of academic research or practice?
  • Contribution: Does the submission build upon and extend current knowledge of information design and visualization through the use of empirical, critical, or theoretical methods?



  • Angela Iarocci, Sheridan College
  • Angela Norwood, York University
  • Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Anne Luther, MARKK
  • Arvind Satyanarayan, MIT
  • Carl DiSalvo, Georgia Tech
  • Carla Spinillo, Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Catherine D'Ignazio, MIT
  • Chad Skelton, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Charles Perin, University of Victoria
  • Christopher Collins, UOIT
  • Clio Andris, Georgia Tech
  • Danielle Szafir, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dietmar Offenhuber, Northeastern University
  • Dominikus Baur, do.minik.us
  • Doris Kosminsky, Universidade Federal do RJ
  • Eric Kindel, The University of Reading
  • Heather Corcoran, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ilia Blinderman, Pudding.cool
  • Jagoda Walny, Canada Energy Regulator
  • Jan Willem Tulp, TULP interactive
  • Jason Dykes, City, University of London
  • Jeremy Boy, UNDP
  • Jessica Bellamy, Root Cause Research Center
  • Jessica Roberts, Georgia Tech
  • John Stasko, Georgia Tech
  • Jorge Frascara, University of Alberta
  • Karel Van-Der-Waarde, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  • Katherine Gillieson, Emily Carr University
  • Katherine Hepworth, University of Nevada
  • Kennedy Elliott, National Geographic
  • Laura Perovich, MIT
  • Lauren Klein, Emory University
  • Lisa Charlotte Rost, Datawrapper
  • Lynn Cherny, Ghostweather R&D
  • Maarten Lambrechts, Freelance
  • María de los Ángeles Briones, Politecnico di Milano
  • Maria-Gonzalez deCossio, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
  • Matthew Brehmer, Tableau
  • Meghan Kelly, University of Wisconsin
  • Michele Mauri, Politecnico di Milano
  • Miriah Meyer, University of Utah
  • Mitchell Whitelaw, Australian National University
  • Moritz Stefaner, Truth & Beauty
  • Mushon Zer-Aviv, Shenkar School of Engineering and Design
  • Nicole Catherine Coleman, Stanford University
  • Olivia Vane, British Library
  • Paolo Ciuccarelli, Northeastern University
  • Rahul Bhargava, Northeastern University
  • Rico Chapman, Clark Atlanta University
  • Robert Kosara, Tableau
  • Rodrigo Medeiros, Inst. Fed. de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia, Paraíba
  • Romi-Ron Morrison, USC
  • Romina Colman, La Nacion
  • Rupesh Mansi Vyas, Aalto University
  • Sarah Goodwin, Monash University
  • Siqi Zhu, Envelope City
  • Skye Moret, Pacific Northwest College of Art
  • Stacie Rohrbach, Carnegie Mellon, School of Design
  • Stephen Boyd Davis, RCA
  • Tamara Munzner, UBC
  • Till Nagel, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
  • Tim Stallmann, RAD Cat
  • Uta Hinrichs, University of St Andrews
  • Valentina D'Efilippo, The Economist
  • Veronika Egger, IIID * International Institute for Information Design
  • Vincent Brown, Harvard University
  • Yuri Engelhardt, University of Amsterdam


  • Design: Michele Mauri, Politecnico di Milano
  • Exhibition: Catherine D'Ignazio, MIT and Lauren Klein, Emory University
  • Workshops: Nassim Parvin, Georgia Tech
  • Diversity: Romi Ron Morrison, University of Southern California


  • Yanni Loukissas, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
  • Marian Dörk, FH Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • Isabel Meirelles, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

For updates, find us on Twitter: @InfoPlusConf

For mentions, use the #infoplus2021 hashtag

For questions please send an email to admin@informationplusconference.com