2012-02-03: CFP: ACM TiiS special issue on Interactive Computational Visual Analytics

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Special Issue of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems on

Main submission deadline: May 31st, 2012



Visual analytics is defined as "the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by visual interactive interfaces." Since its inception in 2006, the field has grown to encompass a wide array of topics relating to the theory, design, and development of interactive visual interfaces for the purposes of data exploration, data analysis, sense making, and decision making.

While the scope of visual analytics is broad, one principle that has emerged over the years is the need for visual analytics systems to leverage computational methods in data mining, knowledge discovery, and machine learning for large-scale data analysis. In these systems, the human operator works alongside the computational processes in an integrated fashion - the computer can sift through large amounts of data and identify the relevant information, while the human interactively explores the reduced data space to discover trends and patterns and make informed decisions. The two components operate in coordination, allowing for a continuous and cooperative analytical loop.

This special issue will publish papers that address how computational methods can be integrated into interactive visualization systems from a variety of perspectives. The dimensions listed below indicate the range of work that is relevant to the special issue. In case of doubt about the relevance of your topic, please contact the guest editors.


Models, Theory, and Methods for Interactive Computational Visual Analytics

  • Mathematical foundations of data transformations
  • Data management and knowledge representation
  • Integration of multiple or disparate simulation models
  • Interaction, analytical discourse, and sensemaking
  • Analytic provenance and quantification and storage of interactions
  • ...

Real-World Applications Using Interactive Computational Visual Analytics

  • Large-scale (real-world scale) data
  • High-dimensional data
  • Real-time data
  • Streaming data
  • Geospatial data
  • ...

Evaluation of Interactive Computational Visual Analytics

  • Empirical and observational studies
  • User studies with general implications
  • Novel evaluation techniques
  • ...


  • Remco Chang, Tufts University
  • David Ebert, Purdue University
  • Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz


  • By May 31st, 2012: Submission of manuscripts
  • By September 13th, 2012: Notification about decisions on initial submissions
  • By December 12th, 2012: Submission of revised manuscripts
  • By February 10th, 2013: Notification about decisions on revised manuscripts
  • By March 12th, 2013: Submission of manuscripts with final minor changes
  • Starting April, 2013: Publication of the special issue on the TiiS website, in the ACM Digital Library, and (shortly afterward) as a printed issue


Please see the instructions for authors on the TiiS website (tiis.acm.org).

ABOUT ACM TiiS[edit]

TiiS (pronounced "T double-eye S") is a recently founded ACM journal for research about intelligent systems that people interact with. The journal's procedures and infrastructure have been designed to combine the traditional quality and depth of ACM journals with the efficiency and predictability of the best-run conferences.

by Remco Chang via ieee_vis