Call for Participation
EuroVis has a tradition to host workshops and symposia as co-located events. Workshops are excellent platforms for:
- exploring and developing emerging hot topics,
- facilitating interdisciplinary research programs,
- disseminating work in progress of a large collaborative program, and
- bringing together international experts to create a new network, prepare a report, white-paper, or research proposals.
As part of the extended EuroVis 2014 program, we solicit workshops related to all areas of visualization. Traditionally, some workshops offered a more formal setting with keynote speeches and peer-reviewed short papers, while others provided an informal setting for participants to discuss specific technical and organizational topics in visualization. Wherever appropriate, a workshop may also feature a range of interactive formats, such as panels, breakout groups, posters and so on. The workshop organizers may choose to have a collection of publications to be available in a digital library (e.g., EG or IEEE if additional costs can be met), and/or as part of EuroVis USB. The deadline for inclusion of workshop materials in EuroVis USB is early May 2014.
The length of a workshop can be of a half day (two 90-minute sessions), or a full day or two half days (four 90-minute sessions). If there is a strong demand, it is also possible to have a one and a half day workshop (six 90-minute sessions). In EuroVis 2014, workshops will normally be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, 9-10 June 2014. They will be open to all attendees registered for the workshop programs (pre-conference pass) and the full EuroVis programs (week pass).
Workshops complement the main program of the EuroVis Conference, as well as the pre-arranged co-located events, EuroVA and EGPGV. We encourage workshop proposals to explore a diversity of topics in the field of visualization. Potential workshop organizers may find useful to browse web pages of past workshops held in EuroVis and IEEE VIS (VisWeek).
Please submit workshop proposals direct to the workshops selection committee. If you have any queries such as logistics, please contact conference co-chairs, Robert Laramee (r.s.laramee “at” swansea.ac.uk) and Min Chen (min.chen “at” oerc.ox.ac.uk). For the submission deadline and notification date, please see the important dates page.
Each proposal, limited to 2 pages maximum, includes:
- Preliminary information
- names and contact details of the organizers
- Technical information
- general aim, background, detailed objectives
- technical scope, such as topics to be covered or focused on
- intended outcome, and potential impact of the workshop
- URLs of the previous events on the subject (only if the workshop is a follow-up event or is a part of a workshop series)
- Planning information
- length (full or half day)
- outline program (e.g., whether or not there will be invited speakers, call for papers, call for posters, panels, etc.)
- types of materials will be included in the conference USB
- required facilities (room setup, such as lecture theater, panel format and round table)
- estimated number of participants
Proposers can, but are not required to, submit supplementary information (e.g., related publications, organizers' short bios and relevant experience) in an appendix, for which additional pages can be used if necessary. The workshop proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- potential for opening new research directions, and inspiring young researchers,
- ability to attract participants, especially researchers from other disciplines,
- complementariness with EuroVis main conference, EuroVA and EGPGV,
- qualification of the organizers,
- feasibility of the proposed plan (financial, time plan, etc.)
For the workshop selection committee, please visit the committees page.