2018-04-27: CFP: Information+ 2018 (Deadline: 15 May 2018)

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Information+ 2018
Interdisciplinary practices in information design & visualization
19–21 October 2018
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany

Following the success of the inaugural Information+ 2016 in Vancouver, the biennial conference brings together researchers and practitioners in information design and information visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Unlike discipline-specific gatherings, Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.

Information+ 2018 will include three events: a one-day hands-on workshop [19 Oct], a two-day conference [20–21 Oct], and an exhibition of historic information design [19 Oct – 14 Dec]. The events will take place at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH Potsdam), which was the first university to offer a study programme in interface design in Germany. It has since gained international reputation for their design-oriented visualization research.

Information+ 2018 is co-located with IEEE VIS, 21–26 October in Berlin. The conferences are separate events, requiring separate registration. By co-locating events, we encourage cross-disciplinary discourse, especially with regards to exchanges between the science and design ‘camps’ of the visualization community.

Keynote presentations will be held by Sandra Rendgen (independent art historian and researcher), Ron Morrison (University of Southern California), Fernanda Viégas & Martin Wattenberg (Google PAIR), and Chiqui Esteban (The Washington Post).

For further information and updates, please visit: http://informationplusconference.com/

Call for Participation[edit]

As an interdisciplinary event, we invite proposals from all fields of professional practice, research, and education in information design and visualization. We welcome submissions on such topics as (but not limited to): the environment, advocacy and law, health and medical applications, social and political issues, cultural analysis and collections, digital humanities, and projects in data journalism.

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 (to be announced soon). The special issue will contain articles selected by a peer review process. Presenting authors will be able to register at the reduced rate.

We invite you to submit proposals using EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=info2018

We encourage both academic and practice-based presentations for the following opportunities:

  • 5-minute lightning talks: a short abstract (250 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.
  • 15-minute paper presentations: an abstract (500 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.

Important Dates[edit]

Submission Deadline: 15 May, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 2 July, 2018

Program Committee[edit]

  • Gregor Aisch, Datawrapper
  • Rahul Bhargava, MIT Center for Civic Media
  • Dominikus Baur, do.minik.us
  • Jeremy Boy, United Nations
  • Matthew Brehmer, Microsoft
  • Nadieh Bremer, Visual Cinnamon
  • Petra Cerne Oven, University of Ljubljana
  • Karen Cheng, University of Washington
  • Lynn Cherny, EM-Lyon
  • Jen Christiansen, Scientific American
  • Paolo Ciuccarelli, Politecnico di Milano
  • Nicole Coleman, Stanford University
  • Christopher Collins, UOIT
  • Catherine D’ignazio, Emerson College
  • Patricio Davila, OCAD University
  • Jason Dykes, City, University of London
  • Veronika Egger, IIID * International Institute for Information Design
  • Priscila Farias, FAU-USP
  • Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Jorge Frascara, University of Alberta
  • Manuela Garreton, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Katherine Gillieson, ECUAD
  • Maria Gonzalez de Cossio, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
  • Peter Hall, University of the Arts London
  • Uta Hinrichs, University of St Andrews
  • Jessica Hullman, University of Washington
  • Eric Kindel, The University of Reading
  • Andy Kirk, Visualising Data
  • Robert Kosara, Tableau
  • Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh
  • Yanni A Loukissas, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Elijah Meeks, Netflix
  • Miriah Meyer, University of Utah
  • Boris Müller, Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • Scott Murray, O'Reilly
  • Till Nagel, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences
  • Guillermina Noel, University of Alberta
  • Angela Norwood, University of York
  • Dietmar Offenhuber, Northeastern University
  • Charles Perin, City, University of London
  • Nathalie Riche, Microsoft
  • Stacie Rohrbach, Carnegie Mellon, School of Design
  • Irene Ros, Google
  • Arvind Satyanarayan, Google
  • Chad Skelton, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Sarah Slobin, Reuters
  • Carla Spinillo, Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Moritz Stefaner, Truth & Beauty
  • Michael Stoll, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Danielle Szafir, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Karel van der Waarde, Karel van der Waarde
  • Sue Walker, The University of Reading
  • Shirley Wu, SXYWU.COM


  • Marian Dörk, Research Professor, Institute for Urban Futures, FH Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • Isabel Meirelles, Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

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