2018-04-25: CFP: VisGuides 2018 - 2nd IEEE VIS Workshop on the Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization (Deadline: July 17, 2018)

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VisGuides: 2nd IEEE VIS 2018 Workshop on the Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization

Berlin, Germany * October 21st or 22nd 2018

The VisGuides 2018 Workshop calls for submissions about Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization. The ever-increasing global awareness, practise, and teaching of information and data visualization includes a growing audience of consumers and creators. We, as a scientific community must put careful emphasis on the collection and curation of knowledge in the area. The goal of this workshop is to discuss and consolidate guidelines, best practices, controversies, and success stories in the field of information visualization.

Submit your work and be part of a vibrant one-day workshop that will bring together an exciting programme with internationally renowned keynote speakers and panel discussions.

More info: http://workshop.visguides.org

Topics and Scope

The focus of this workshop is placed on a fundamental aspect: the need of a unified theoretical foundation or framework for underpinning all four components of creation, curation, critique and conditioning of design guidelines and principles for visualization and visual analytics. The challenge includes:

  • Survey well-known principles or guideline; where they are applicable and when and where it is not, as well as examples for attesting either conditions,
  • Discuss principles, guidelines, recommendations, based on the presented evidence (including examples of their uses and misuses), critique (including revision and improvement) and conditioning (i.e., education, training, and deployment) compiling the lessons learned from the usage of those guidelines with an impact beyond the scientific visualization community.
  • Providing and building a platform for supporting the evolution and improvement of principles and guidelines, and fostering early proposal of principles and guidelines.

Submission Info

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished short papers up to 4 pages (including references) that present innovative ideas, discourses, design concepts, empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, social models, and work-in-progress in the context of principles and guidelines in visualization and visual analytics. The topics of these presentations may include but not limited to the followings:

  • Discussion of known guidelines in the visualization discipline.
  • Comparative analysis of several guidelines for a visual representation.
  • Debate Mechanisms from Social Sciences.
  • Discourse Models for Computer Science.
  • Requirements and gap analysis of principles and guidelines for one or more visualization tasks (or application domains).
  • Evidence-based critique of a principle or guideline.
  • Case studies of a principle/guideline in relation to a task, a visual design, and a group of users.
  • New principle or guideline, or a major revision of an existing one.
  • Mechanisms for curating principles and guidelines.
  • Framework for critique of principles and guidelines.
  • Mechanism for disseminating and deployment of established principles and guidelines.
  • Discourse on long-term sustainable mechanism(s) for Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning activities.
  • Discourse on the relationships and transformation between principles and guidelines and other theoretical aspects, such as taxonomies, conceptual frameworks and models, and quantitative laws.

Presentation and Review Process

Papers will be reviewed by Committee Members and accepted authors will present at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop. Presentations will be in a panel format to encourage discussion: 4-5 participants will present together as part of a thematic panel. Each panel participant will be given a short (5-10 minutes) presentation of their work followed by a joint discussion.


All accepted short papers will be published online, accessible to the public, at a website dedicated to the workshop. We will follow the short position statements / work in progress notes stategy, outlines at the IEEE VIS Website: http://ieeevis.org/year/2018/info/call-participation/workshops. This means, that papers will be published through the workshop with a DOI and on the conference USB key. Papers are considered published but not archival. They can hence be resubmitted to any IEEE VIS conference in the future.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 17 July 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 10 August 2018

Camera-ready: 22 August 2018

Workshop: 21st or 22nd of October 2018

Workshop co-chairs

Alexandra Diehl, University of Konstanz, Germany

Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh, UK

Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King's College London, UK